Michelle Salahi, one half of the fameball couple who lied their way into a White House event after they discovered they had not been invited, is elbowing her way back into the spotlight with a new claim that Whoopi Goldberg behaved unprofessionally and aggressively toward her following an appearance on daytime chat show The View.
Not surprisingly, Salahi and Goldberg differ on what transpired backstage after Salahi appeared with the four other Real Housewives of DC. Salahi clams Goldberg struck her, while Goldberg merely admits to verbally eviscerating the reality show participant:
After the taping, Salahi was crying backstage and, according to ABC, told a producer that Goldberg “hit” her. Salahi maintains that she merely said that she was upset that Goldberg had come up behind her on the air and “grabbed” her arm… Both sides agree that the exchange that followed was heated: Goldberg went into Salahi’s dressing room and had an angry confrontation with the “Housewives” cast member and her husband. “Her husband got in my face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me,” Goldberg said on Thursday. “And needless to say, I really went off then. And there was even more choicer words. I mean, they were so choice, you could have cut them with a knife and eaten them.”
Most boring feud ever? Salahi’s Real Housewives of DC castmates seem to think so. Does there come a point when you realize that if people who appear on Real Housewives of programs accuse you of attention whoring, perhaps you’ve got a problem? Isn’t that akin to Dick Cheney calling you diabolical or Tiger Woods suggesting you lay off the porn star ass?
Salahi’s co-stars appeared on Today alongside her, but still huffed:
This is a show about five people,” said Mary Schmidt Amons. “We’re so finished with it.”
Lynda Erkiletian, the one cast member who was friends with Salahi before the show, said she no longer trusted Michaele and Tariq: “They live a phony fake Bonnie-and-Clyde life.”