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Is Michaele Salahi to blame for 'Real Housewives of D.C.' getting canceled?

April 8, 2011 |  2:18 pm

'Real Housewives of D.C.' canceled

"The Real Housewives of D.C." has been vetoed by Bravo after only one season on the air.

Bravo gave no official reason for the cancellation, according to our Show Tracker friends.

"We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise," Bravo exec Andy Cohen said. "I wish all our D.C. wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity."

But some suspect D.C. housewife and White House party crasher Michaele Salahi is to blame.

Michaele and Tareq Salahi, White House wedding crashers "I sort of knew this was going to happen," Salahi, 45, told People. "The other women didn't want me back on the show, and Andy stood his ground and said there wouldn't be a show without me on it. I'm grateful to him for that."

We wouldn't be surprised if Tareq Salahi's wife really is the reason the show won't go on. She stirred up the cast all season, giving Danielle Staub and Camille Grammer a run for their money.

"There was so much negativity with the other women," Salahi said. "If they could blow me up, they would. That's how much they hate me."

She told the magazine that she would have tried to fake it for the camera -- saying "I'm a great actress" -- and insists her reality TV star will continue to shine thanks to a stint on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" and another offer for a show that she said is still in the works.

Perhaps she'll be joining the ranks of Heidi Montag and Jake Pavelka?

What do you think of the cancellation? Pass or veto? Tell us in comments.


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Top photo: "The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C." cast members Catherine Ommanney, left, Stacie Scott Turner, Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian and Michaele Salahi. Credit: NBC Universal

Right photo: Michaele and Tareq Salahi attend the White House state dinner in November 2009. Credit: Bill O'Leary / Washington Post