Tareq and Michaele Salahi are legitimately welcoming guests to the Pure Nightclub

By Mark Gray
January 07, 2010 07:30 AM
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The Washington, D.C., couple who made a name for themselves after allegedly crashing a presidential party are now throwing one – and to avoid any confusion, everyone is invited.

Tareq and Michaele Salahi are set to be the official hosts at Las Vegas’s Pure Nightclub on Jan. 16. As “hosts” of the party, their duties won’t include much – essentially they just have to show up and drink complimentary booze. The public is invited.

Like they did at the Nov. 24 White House state dinner, the couple will walk a red carpet to gain entry into the party. (Fun fact: the dominant color of Pure Nightclub is white.)

The couple, said to be aspiring reality-TV stars, fell under a firestorm of scrutiny after the White House asked the Secret Service to review how the Georgetown socialites gained entry into President Obama’s first state dinner. The Salahis maintain that they were invited to the White House function.
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Past hosts at Pure have included Britney Spears, Fergie, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz, as well as reality TV stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian.

Asked why he invited the Salahis, Michael Gilmartin, public-relations director for three Vegas clubs under the Pure Management Group, tells The Washington Post, “The Salahis met President Obama, and you can come to Pure and meet the Salahis. Everyone gets their 15 minutes, and people want to come to the club and rub up against that. They’ll go home and put it up on Facebook: ‘I got my picture with the Salahis!’ ”