Washington, D.C., Reality TV Edition

In today’s politics and pop culture file, former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay is expected to announce this evening that he will drop out of Dancing With the Stars due a foot injury, but not to worry! More quasi-luminaries from Washington, D.C., (a.k.a. Hollywood for Ugly People) will soon grace the boob tube. Bravo has announced that its latest incarnation of “Real Housewives of ________” will be filmed in the District. The cast has yet to be finalized, and Michelle Obama will probably be a difficult get, but here’s betting at least one of the housewives will have some political connections. It would be impossible not to; like casting Real Housewives of New Jersey without the mob connections, or Real Housewives of Orange County without the plastic surgery.

Update: NBC’s Washington blog has this item on rumored cast members for the DC edition of Real Housewives.

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Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.