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Michaele Salahi off 'Celebrity Rehab' -- Sean Young coming to the party!

Michalae-salahi-celebrity-rehab Michaele Salahi received overnight fame and a whole lot of promotion for "The Real Housewives of D.C." after she and hubby Tareq Salahi crashed a White House state dinner — an event they wound up leaving early. Echoing that experience, she will now be leaving the cast of "Celebrity Rehab" early as well.

What got the blond booted from the reality-TV adventure in which various semi-stars receive treatment for drug and alcohol issues under the eye of Dr. Drew Pinsky? Hmm. How about having no actual addiction to treat?

"Producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting," a show rep told Us Weekly. "However, professional assessments found that she did not meet such criteria."

It doesn't surprise the Ministry that Salahi would covet a slot on the show, but how she fudged an addiction believably enough to be cast is beyond us.

Tareq claims Michaele was fired because she has multiple sclerosis, "which is a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act," he and his lawyers said in a statement to TMZ. Which aspect of MS can be addressed through treatment for an addiction to nothing is unclear to the Ministry.

We do remember, however, that Michaele ultimately blamed their early departure from that infamous state dinner on -- you guessed it -- her previously secret MS. Some free drinks afterward at a hotel bar near the White House reportedly relieved the crushing fatigue she said she'd been experiencing.

The good (read: delicious) news is that actress Sean Young will replace her, EW says, in a cast that includes Bai Ling, Amy Fisher and "Baywatch's" Jeremy Jackson, plus Michael Lohan, at whose home Tareq Salahi reportedly has been staying. 

Why is Young's addition amazing? She has a flair for the dramatic, especially when it comes to melting down.

Let us not forget her 2008 episode at the Directors Guild Awards, when she strutted around her table during the presentation and heckled Julian Schnabel for taking too long to get his speech out. 

"Have another cocktail," Schnabel barked from the stage (see the video below) before Young was removed by event security.

Thank you, VH1, for ending Michaele's party so Sean's could start.

 

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Photo: Michaele Salahi poses for official cast shots for "The Real Housewives of D.C." Credit: Bravo.


Camille Grammer hired for CNN Oscars red carpet show

Camille Grammer will cohost Oscars red carpet for CNN Camille Grammer -- or is she Camille Donatacci Grammer now? -- knows the drill: Get divorced and get a job. In this case, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star is signing up to cohost CNN's pre-Oscars show on Sunday.

Grammer will join A.J. Hammer and Brooke Anderson for the red-carpet special, "Showbiz Tonight: Road to Gold," CNN announced Monday.

"We can't wait to get Camille's unabashed take on Hollywood's biggest night," said Dave Levine, senior executive producer for the special.

Oh heavens, yes -- with what's been known to come out of her mouth, we might hear how hard it is to walk the red carpet, whose husband outranks whose on the red carpet, and perhaps how many nannies are employed by each red-carpet denizen.

Maybe even some criticism that the red carpet is perhaps a bit smaller than what she's used to? We can dream.

Note to Faye Resnick: Avoid the Oscars.

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It's final: Camille and Kelsey Grammer are divorced

Kelsey Grammer and Camille Donatacci Grammer divorce is final. Kelsey Grammer is officially divorced from Camille Donatacci Grammer as of Thursday, though the property settlement between the sitcom actor and his newly minted real ex-wife of Beverly Hills has yet to be worked out.

Kelsey pushed through a bifurcation of the case — separating the divorce from the property deal — so that he could marry wife No. 4, Kayte Walsh, as soon as possible. That leaves in limbo, at least for now, the fate of shared assets such as the exes' house in Bridgehampton, N.Y., and other trifles in the estimated $100-million estate they accumulated during 13 years of marriage. 

Kelsey did have to post a $2.3-million bond to guarantee Camille's rights to her share of his pension, TMZ said.

Camille, 42, filed for divorce on July 1, shortly before stories surfaced about Kelsey's new stewardess girlfriend. News that Walsh was pregnant with Kelsey's child went public in August; in October they announced that she'd miscarried. Kelsey, 55, and Kayte got engaged in early December.

Though the "Frasier" actor had no comment through his rep, onetime Playboy model Camille said in a statement Thursday that she hoped she and Kelsey could "improve our communication" and co-parent their two children.

"I wish Kelsey and Kayte love and happiness in their new marriage," said "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star.

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Photo: Kelsey Grammer and then-wife Camille Donatacci Grammer at a film premiere in Hollywood in July 2008. Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters.


Camille Grammer grilled about allegedly sexless sex life

 

Camille Grammer, she of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fame, is used to being in the hot seat for inappropriate behavior -- but we at the Ministry think Barbara Walters deserves a wrist slap.

Camille Grammer Camille, currently embroiled in a divorce battle with actor Kelsey Grammer, appeared on "The View" on Monday to promote the second part of her "Housewives" reunion special airing Tuesday, where Walters asked some tough questions about her sex life.

"You sort of implied that you hadn't had sex with Kelsey in a couple of years ... and if so why are you that surprised that he wanted someone else?" Walters asked, referring to Kelsey's fiancee, Kayte Walsh

"You'd have to ask him that," Camille responded with nervous laughter, evident in the clip above.

"I thought I'd ask you since you're the one who said it," Walters pressed, sounding annoyed (at best).

"We tried and something didn't click with us on an intimate level, but we were best friends," Camille said. 

Do you think Babs was too harsh with her queries? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Photo: Camille Grammer in October in New York. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images 


Kyle Richards attacks Kim Richards on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

 

The Ministry promised you an amazing "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion special -- but let us not forget the last piece of grist for the mill: the reality show's season finale.

Yes, the refined women of America's most coveted ZIP code cover Camille Grammer's divorce, a super fun trip to the psychic and, naturally, a blood-curdling display of total maturity between two hysterical sisters.

Indeed, Kyle Richards implodes, funneling all of her shrapnel at sister Kim Richards -- whom she outs as an alcoholic. We'd normally pull delicious quotes from their screaming match but, honestly, the entire video clip is a trainwreck best seen in its entirety.

Feast your eyes, then leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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She's not Camille Donatacci quite yet, Kelsey: Grammer planning wedding while still married

Kelsey Grammer tells David Letterman he's getting married in February

Kelsey Grammer talked up the idea of a February wedding to "new girl" Kayte Walsh on Thursday night, despite the fact that the former Camille Donatacci is still inconveniently his wife.

"We're planning to get married soon," Kelsey told David Letterman on Thursday about his plans with Kayte. "Sometime in February," the "Cage aux Folles" star added.

Camille Grammer, however, has asked the court to reject Kelsey's bid for a quickie divorce -- making it legal now, and working out the details later -- and wait until a property settlement has been reached.

In related awkward situations, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star -- at least for now -- met Kayte for the first time Thursday, seeing and speaking to her estranged husband for the first time since he called her and said he didn't want to be married anymore. She filed for divorce in July.

Kayte was at one time pregnant with Kelsey's baby, but miscarried in October. They got engaged in December.

"I saw Kelsey today, and I met Kayte for the first time," Camille told Popeater. "It was a little uncomfortable at first, but then I met her and I shook her hand. And I looked into her eyes, and I thought, 'She's OK, she's nice.' "

OK.

That's nice.

The current Mr. and Mrs. Grammer are due in divorce court on Jan. 26.

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Photo: Kelsey Grammer talks with David Letterman on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Thursday. Credit: John Paul Filo / Associated Press / CBS


Camille Grammer dodges Kelsey Grammer cross-dressing questions

Grammer-cross-dresser-stern Camille Grammer worked out her own follies Wednesday, stopping by Howard Stern's radio show and chatting about, among other things, future ex-husband Kelsey Grammer.

When Stern pressed the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star about the actor's sexuality, she maintained that he's not gay, but that "La Cage aux Folles," the Broadway show in which he currently stars, was the "right" play for him.

"La Cage," of course, revolves around a glitzy drag-show nightclub on the French Riviera.

"He likes to dress up like a woman?" co-host Robin Quivers asked.

"I didn't say it. I'm not talking about it," Camille said slyly.

Listen to other highlights from the interview here, and give us your thoughts in comments below. 

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Camille Grammer on her 'Real Housewives' regrets [video]

   

Camille Grammer of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Camille Grammer might be undecided about doing a second season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but she's certainly decisive about the damage already done.

It's not all a game of blame-the-editing, either — though that's part of it. Watching the show, she says, often brings her to tears.

"I don't like the person; I can't watch her. I can't watch myself on TV," she told Access Hollywood. "I look at the person and go, 'Who is that?' That's not me. I think I'm awful on it."

In addition to opening up about those, ahem, perception issues, Grammer copped to regrets over implying fellow housewife Kyle Richards' husband was a bit of a ladies' man and about placing herself atop the social "pecking order" in the cast.

Anchor Shaun Robinson probed about the end of her marriage to actor Kelsey Grammer, and, as Camille's rep told the Ministry, their "contentious" divorce.

"[We speak] only through e-mail or text or through lawyers. We don’t talk about the show at all because we don't speak … when we do communicate through e-mail and through lawyers, it's only about the children," she said of their current relationship. "He doesn’t want to talk about anything else."

Any thoughts on Camille's confessions?

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Photo: Camille Grammer at a benefit in New York on Oct. 13. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images.


Camille Grammer quitting 'Real Housewives'? Not so fast, rep says.

Camille Grammer of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Camille Grammer's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fate is nowhere near sealed, the Ministry can report, despite rumors Wednesday that she's trying to claw her way out Bravo's hit reality franchise.

"A decision has not been made" regarding a second season, Camille's rep Howard Bragman tells us, with a Bravo rep echoing the sentiment.

Camille, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, is rumored to be looking to exit the series because of her less-than-flattering portrayal alongside wives such as Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. She's even tapped lawyers to facilitate the process, sources told TMZ. 

Bravo's rep said the network is concentrating on wrapping up the current season, confirming that network exec Andy Cohen and the cast filmed the "explosive" reunion special in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

"Every show needs its Simon," Bragman said of Camille's image, referring to "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. "I believe she doesn't feel like the Camille Grammer she's portrayed as on the show is the real Camille."

Regardless, the attention has certainly made her a household name.

"She went on the show because Kelsey wanted her to go on the show; now she's a very different person," Bragman said.

"She's got a lot on her plate now. A very contentious divorce, a lot of financial [issues] ... she's getting covers, we're doing Ellen [DeGeneres' talk show] on Friday. I'd like less attention.

"If she does not come back, I'll tell you it's by her own decision," Bragman added.

Would you like another "Beverly Hills" season sprinkled with essence of Camille? Tell us in comments below.

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Photo: Camille Grammer at TV Guide's "2010 Hot List" party in Hollywood on Nov. 8. Photo credit: Valerie Macon / Getty Images.


Kelsey Grammer, Kayte Walsh reportedly will have no prenup

Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh Kelsey Grammer, who's currently looking at splitting about $100 million worth of community property in his divorce from Camille Grammer, a.k.a. "No. 3," reportedly won't sign a prenup with wife-on-deck Kayte Walsh, a.k.a. "No. 4."

"He knows she's the one and wouldn't insult her by asking her to sign a prenup," a nameless friend of the "Frasier" actor told PopEater. There was no prenup between Kelsey and Camille either, says TMZ.

"Kelsey doesn't care about the money. He never has," a friend told PopEater. "This is about being happy."

The Chicago Sun-Times, meanwhile, reports allegations of dealbreaker behavior on both sides of the Kelsey-Camille split -- the words "cold fish," "clueless" and "poisoning" come into play.

But none of that matters anymore for the manlier Grammer, 55, a guy we'd like to note has had a pretty rough life.  "Kayte and I are marrying  because we are in love and we see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer," he said in a statement. "End of story. We are planning something we wish to be a private affair among several of our friends." Walsh, a former flight attendant, is 25.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Grammer No. 3, a former Playboy model, is "nowhere near ready to date," her "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" costar Taylor Armstrong tells Us Magazine.

How nice that must be for Camille and Kelsey's two single-digit kidlets, Mason Olivia and Jude Gordon.

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