By Dan McDermott and Matt Kreitz
Warren County Report
Oasis Winery, Hume, VA–While network news reporters were abuzz about rumors of a planned post-Today Show party for Tareq and Michaele Salahi this evening at Oasis Winery in Hume, VA, Oasis tasting manager Diane Weiss said today that she and winery owner Corinne Salahi had no knowledge of any such plans. Weiss said Mrs. Salahi, locked in a years-long feud with her son over control of Oasis, planned to chain the entrance gate shut for the evening.
Earlier this afternoon, Tareq and Michaele were escorted to their Linden, VA home by two Warren County, VA Sheriff’s Office vehicles, while two other sheriff’s cruisers stood guard on nearby John Marshall Highway. About 6pm, Michaele left the home in a black chauffeur-driven Town Car, presumably the same Lincoln that shuttled the Salahi’s to and from their softball interview with Today’s Matt Lauer this morning.
Michaele arrived at a Starbucks on Rt. 234 in Manassas, VA around 6:45m where she greeted friends who, along with young men who said they work at Starbucks, proceeded to block reporters and photographers from getting close to the coffee shop. Michaele’s black-suited driver went into Starbucks to get her a drink. A Prince William County Police officer arrived shortly thereafter and Michaele left for destinations unknown after speeding through a red light out of view of the officer.
As of 10pm, from behind a chained entrance gate at Oasis Winery, it appeared that there was no party and that Corinne and her husband Dirgham Salahi had settled in for the night.
Early this morning, Michaele Salahi was adamant she was not being paid to appear on NBC’s The Today Show. However, a source very close to Michaele who spoke on the condition that he not be named, said that Michaele but not Tareq was being paid an appearance fee for her participation in the Real Housewives of Washington, DC. The show is slated to air next year on the Bravo Network and on NBC-owned TV stations. Bravo is owned by NBC.
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