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Blago Joins Celebrity Apprentice Cast

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NBC has revealed the fourteen stars who will make up the new cast. The show, scheduled for a March premiere, features a mix that includes a disgraced politician, a former comedian, even a TV chef.

, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Darryl Strawberry, Michael Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete, Goldberg, Carol Leifer, Sinbad, Summer Sanders, Maria Kanellis, Curtis Stone and Angel Selita Ebanks will be joined by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to compete for their chance to work for Donald Trump.

This will be Blago’s first foray into reality TV, but not for lack of trying. The politician was formerly scheduled to appear on another NBC series, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Due to Blago’s legal troubles, he sent wife Patti to the Costa Rican jungle in his stead.

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VIDEO: Blago Won’t Blab to Jon Stewart


Former Illinois Governor appeared on The Daily Show last night to talk candidly with Jon Stewart about his public fall from grace…er, sort of. Actually, Blago mostly stuck to his carrot-on-a-stick “I’m innocent” story, wherein he is prevented from actually disclosing the evidence that will prove he did no wrong.

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Rod Blagojevich and Wife to Appear Together on The View

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Daytime talk show has become the No Excuses jeans of the new millenium. You remember No Excuses jeans, right? No Excuses Sportswear spent the late 80’s and early 90’s capitalizing on infamous media stories by using the women involved in those stories to model their cheesy blue jeans. Donna Rice (disgraced Presidential Candidate Gary Hart’s “Monkey Business” lap mate) and Marla Maples (the reason for Donald and Ivana Trump’s divorce) are just a couple of the flash-in-the-pan media darlings who squeezed into a pair of No Excuses for a quick buck and some extra noteriety.

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Celebrities Continue to Stick it Out in Costa Rica

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It is now the third week of , and rain in the jungle is affecting production. But NBC isn’t about to let a little thing like rain affect the show. The hosts have been moved but the cameras keep on rolling.

“I’m shocked,” Stephen Baldwin said of his brother, Daniel, and his surprising elimination from the show. “I’m going to miss him,” the younger bro admitted.

“I couldn’t be happy that is gone, because he was a big bully!” Janice Dickinson cried to the camera.

“It was really tacky and rude,”  observed of Dickinson’s behavior when the elimination announcement was made.

started to have a rough time in the camp after the departure of Daniel. Finally, he and Janice were able to make up and put some of their conflicts away.

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Rod Blagojevich’s Wife Fills His Reality Shoes

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Gossip,

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Illinois’ former governor might not be heading to Costa Rica anytime soon, but that won’t keep a Blagojevich from competing on NBC.

Although a federal judge recently barred Rod Blagojevich from traveling out the country, his family has found a new way to pay for their legal fees. Starting next month, Rod’s wife will find herself face-to-face with other D-listers on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

“I don’t feel I’m a celebrity. NBC wanted my husband on the show, and when he was unable to go, they expressed interest in me,” Patti explained to the Today show. “In this terrible economic time, I feel it’s necessary to go to work to support my family.” The mother of two also said her reality show debut would give her a chance to repair her public image. (Because as we all know—what is uttered on wiretaps is never repeated in the jungle.)

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Rod Blagojevich’s Reality Show Plans Thwarted

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DescriptionAlthough I’d secretly been hoping to see Janice Dickinson, and Geraldo Rivera in the same jungle together, a federal court judge has just rearranged my summer viewing plans.

Blagojevich has just been told that he will not be allowed a pass out of the country for . Participation in the NBC series would have given the former Illinois governor a nice paycheck to contribute to his legal fees. It would have also required him to stay in Costa Rica for several weeks while he awaits trial on his corruption case.

Despite assurances from the network that security guards would be hired to watch over Blagojevich, U.S. District Judge James Zagel rejected the request. “I do not have confidence that things will not go astray if I modify bond conditions,’’ Zagel said.

If convicted on all charges, Rod could spend between 25-30 years in prison.

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Rod Blagojevich Joins NBC Reality Show

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Now you didn’t really think Hollywood could let all that hair go to waste, did ya?

Providing a federal judge gives the final approval, NBC’s new programming decision will likely receive more buzz than Leno’s 10:00 gig. It’s just been revealed that Rod Blagojevich may be a contestant on .

The reality series - based on a UK version - is set to debut later this summer. The live program would bring a list of celebrities to a Costa Rican jungle where they must endure various tests to raise money for charity. Celebrity would air several days a week (a la Big Brother) during the month of June.

Before Rod can solidify a spot on the show, the impeached Illinois governor must first get travel approval from the judge in his corruption case. If he gets the thumbs up, audiences can begin monitoring his coif on June 1.

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Amy Poehler Officially Says Goodbye to Saturday Night Live


Yesterday evening, finally made it official: her days with Saturday Night Live are now over.

Although she was not expected to return after the birth of her son in October, Amy surprised audiences last Saturday when she appeared in two sketches. This weekend, she reunited with Maya Rudolph (I thought was gone from SNL too?) for another episode of “Bronx Beat” before joining Seth Meyers on the news desk.

You can Poehler’s emotional goodbye above and her skewering of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after the jump.

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