New ‘Housewives’ Make A Splash with Wine Throwing Spat

by | August 2, 2010 at 3:52 AM | RealityTV, Show & Tell, The Real Housewives Of D.C., TV News

'The Real Housewives of D.C.': Mary Amos, Michaele Salahi, Stacie Scott Turner, Cat Ommanney and Lynda Erkiletian (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

'The Real Housewives of D.C.': Mary Amos, Michaele Salahi, Stacie Scott Turner, Cat Ommanney and Lynda Erkiletian (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The new drama mamas on the reality TV front wasted no time learning the ropes of the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise.

Cast members of ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.‘ made a splash at a private poolside party at Trader Vic’s over the weekend–by throwing cocktails at each other. And this was when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Unfortunately, the ‘Housewives’ hissy fit did take place in front of three reporters, yours truly included, and we got splashed in the crossfire.

Attention-cravers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, aka the infamous White House Party Crashers, were at the center of the melodrama–no surprise there–which went down after the NBC/Bravo All-Star Party Friday night on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the cast was promoting the premiere of the latest ‘Housewives’ spin-off.

While sitting at a table with about a dozen guests and fellow costars, Tareq Salahi suddenly threw a glass of red wine at cast member Lynda Erkiletian. She retaliated by heaving a glass of Perrier water back at him.

Salahi then stood up and stormed off to his cabana room, as his baffled blonde wife Michaele trailed after him, leaving those left behind speechless, stunned–and stained in red wine.

When we asked what prompted the wet and wild incident, two guests of the Salahi couple told us, “You better mind your own business,” and then they also abruptly left.

The confrontation put a damper on cast mate Catherine Ommanney’s 39th birthday, which she was celebrating that night. When I asked her what it was like filming the show with the controversial couple, Cat rolled her eyes in disgust. It’s like that…”I mean, what gentleman throws wine at a woman’s face? Who does that? Someone with no class.”

Meet ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’

The British interior designer, who admitted she gets some of her designer frocks from consignment shops, says she agreed to participate on the show so she could put her children through school.

But would she do it again? Cat says she won’t do a second season if the Salahis are involved: “They couldn’t pay me enough to be on the same show with them again.”

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‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ premieres Thursday, Aug. 5th, on Bravo.