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There may be a new, probably terrible, reality TV show coming to D.C.

Michaele Salahi, left, crashes a White House State Dinner in 2009 with her then-husband Tareq. Salahi has since remarried Journey guitarist Neal Schon. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Michaele Salahi, left, crashes a White House State Dinner in 2009 with her then-husband Tareq. Salahi has since remarried Journey guitarist Neal Schon. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Can D.C. reality TV exist without Michaele Salahi? Sure, but can it be good? Probably not. In fact, even with her, it’s boring to watch, as proven by the one-season blunder that was the D.C. iteration of the “Real Housewives” series. Blog Log thinks, perhaps, the only decent reality TV (besides C-SPAN) that D.C. has produced was that one episode of “Celebrity House Hunters,” where Biz Markie shops for a house on R Street NW. That was good TV. Anyway, let’s get into today’s Blog Log, shall we? There’s more than bad TV in this line up.

“As I’m missing the Salahi gene, I did not speak with a casting director.” — Sarah Anne Hughes at alludes to Michaele Salahi, the infamous White House party-crasher and star of the short-lived D.C. edition of the “Real Housewives” series, to justify why she declined to audition for a proposed new D.C.-based reality show that would follow around “fabulous and ambitious women.” Hughes adds, “Perhaps there are some [women] out there who will want their lives examined and mocked on basic cable. We’ll see.”

“Wow…..already lost my @TacoBell breakfast phone.” — @DILLONFRANCIS tweets about a Taco Bell promotion that went viral on Twitter on Wednesday. Taco Bell sent cellphones, aka “breakfast phones,” to several lucky recipients with a note reminding them to try the taco chain’s new breakfast menu when it debuts on March 27. Now how will @DillonFrancis ever get notified when his waffle-taco is ready?!

“I always knew Tom Hanks was the best, but now it’s official.” — commenter OnTheRocks at reacts to a video posted by the rap group Buckwheat Groats, who borrowed Tom Hanks’ visage in their latest project, appropriately titled “Tom Hanks.” In the video, which is so explicitly NSFW we’re going to make you google it yourself if you want to watch it, the likable actor is superimposed engaging with strippers, handling several firearms and drinking a fair amount of sizzurp.

“Philadelphia sandwich eaters may be witnessing the refinement of the cheesesteak and, with it, the shaking foundations of that liberty for which the city is so famous.” — Adam Evans at waxes melodramatic over a low-fat cheesesteak that Geno Vento, the owner of Geno’s Steaks, one of the most famous cheesesteak landmarks in Philadelphia, has proposed to add to his menu.

“Whether you run in soft, cushy shoes that feel like pillows tied to your feet or shoes with a harder, stiffer midsole, you’re still at the same risk of injury.” — Stephen Wayne Kasica at reveals the truth about running shoes — they don’t matter when it comes to injury. Kasica backs up his statement with a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that monitored 247 runners in either cushioned or stiffer shoes and found runners sustained equal injury in both.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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