Michaele Salahi of 'Real Housewives' releases first single, 'Bump It'
Michaele Salahi has become the latest star of Bravo's "Real Housewives" reality television franchise to release her own single.
The 45-year-old says she was inspired to record the dance song, called "Bump It," after Oprah Winfrey complimented her on her voice.
However, the talk show host's chief spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement that Winfrey "briefly met Ms. Salahi backstage at the Kennedy Center after an Oprah Show taping in January 2009. However, there's absolutely no truth to the report that they discussed Ms. Salahi's vocal abilities."
Salahi appeared on "The Real Housewives of D.C.," and her husband Tareq were dubbed the "White House party crashers" in 2009. The Bravo show was canceled earlier this year after one season.
"I am so excited with my first single!" Salahi said. "It's an amazing dance song and it highlights the party animal in everyone! Everybody 'Bump It' all summer long!"
"I titled the song 'Bump it' because I love dancing and bumping it on the dance floor!" she added. "I got so caught up with the rhythm, that my music just feels like a magical prism - the song will be the perfect dance song for everyone to enjoy this summer!"
Last month, Simon van Kempen, husband of Alex McCord from the Bravo series "The Real Housewives of New York City," released his debut single "I Am Real," whose lyrics poke fun at his experience on the show and at reality television in general.
Other "Real Housewives" stars who have released songs include LuAnn de Lesseps of "the Real Housewives of New York City," Kim Zolciak of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Danielle Staub of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."