October 16th, 2009
10:53 AM ET
13 years ago

Blagojevich reportedly lands gig on Celebrity Apprentice

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/16/art.celeb.gi.jpg caption="Blagojevich is reportedly going to star in Celebrity Apprentice."](CNN) - Members of the Blagojevich family are becoming pros at reality television.

First, Patti Blagojevich, wife of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, appeared on NBC's "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" this past summer, lasting 23 days in the Costa Rican jungle before being voted off.

Now the disgraced former governor himself - who had reportedly been the original choice for the Survivor-like show - appears likely to be a cast member of this season's "Celebrity Apprentice."

People Magazine reports Blagojevich has been spotted on the New York City set, along with Sharon Osbourne, ex-baseball star Darryl Straweberry, celebrity chef Curtis Stone, and comedian Sinbad. Singer Cyndi Lauper and Bret Michaels are also rumored to be a part of this year's cast.

NBC is not confirming the official cast list.

Filed under: Rod Blagojevich
soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Carrie

    Over the last few weeks, my opinion of Blago , has changed ! I think he missed his calling , he is a natural in front of a camera . If he had not gone into politics he could have had a career in showbiz! So I say go for it ! I do not watch the show , but I possibly might tune in just because I think he is hilarous!

    Do not get me wrong , I think he is a crook and should be punished if found guilty(which of course ,he is innocence till found guilty), but possibly he woulda coulda been a great character actor! He knows how to work a camera.

    October 16, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. Susan

    blago:desperate idiot.

    October 16, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. Anonymous

    I love how the media berates Mark Sanford, but embraces this guy! Both are scumbags and corrupt politicians, but you gotta love that liberal double standard!

    October 16, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. bob in LA

    I would think the Governor has already proven he's as sleazy as The Donald. Being an aprentice seems a waste of time.

    October 16, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  5. Maureen

    One slimeball to another – can't believe that show is still on the air. He must be paying big bucks to keep it on !!!!

    October 16, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  6. twitwits are the new nitwits

    Maybe one will show the other "how not to get caught".hahaha

    October 16, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. windfall

    Great. Another politician who broke the law and was rewarded with a TV show.

    October 16, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  8. Don in Albuquerque

    No shame at all. Well I guess he can watch the reruns from his prison cell. Maybe he could share one with Tom Delay.......And maybe all the inmates could watch the reruns of "Dancing" and "Denseness." I swear, TV get more like "Dumb and Dumber". Maybe a musical???????????

    October 16, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. Bananarama Victim II: Electric Boogaloo

    Who has the worst hair-piece? Next on FOX!

    October 16, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  10. Arlene, Illinois

    Come on Blago, now that you have shamed the good people
    of Illinois, now you can shame the rest of the country.
    When you sleep with the dogs you get flee's.

    October 16, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  11. Joseph B

    Oh no! Can we please stuff Blago down the memory hole? The longer he stays on TV, the more America risks becoming Idiocracy

    October 16, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. Derrick

    Oh please stop already. Why can't crooked politicians get enough and just know when to stop?!

    October 16, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. Bob O'Neil

    It gets me sick to my stomach when they make stars out of these people who have abused our government offices.
    Especially those like Tom DeLay and Rob Blagojevich!

    October 16, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  14. jon c. sprowl

    that show is a joke, why would anyone wast their time watching it. trump is a phoney.

    October 16, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. lovable liberal

    This is politics?! More like a battle of the superstructured hair.

    October 16, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Have fun while you can, Blago. You have many years in prison ahead of you, fella.

    October 16, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  17. hawk

    What a joke !!

    October 16, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  18. Bill, Bloominton IL

    scumbags are always available for scumbag shows

    October 16, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  19. Susan

    Oh, goody. Who's next? Sarah the great? Thankfully I see no use for Donald Trump, and will not be watching no matter who needs their 10 minutes of fame.

    October 16, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  20. Sharon Northern Virginia

    Wonder how Blagojevich will feel when he is told "You're Fired"

    October 16, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Dennis

    Why not? The both have hair that looks like a dead animal.

    October 16, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  22. Zach K

    This is going to be interesting! I actually miss hearing about Ol' Blago in the news, and the best part is he'll be doing it for charity. Maybe he'll redeem himself.

    Oh, and CNN, the disgraced former governor would be Sarah Palin. 😀

    October 16, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  23. TexGal

    Please no!!!! It was bad enough watching disgraced Senator Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars. Please put Blagojevich out of OUR misery and don't give him any more air time.

    October 16, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  24. Shucks

    They deserve each other. Both big mouth obnoxious morons.

    October 16, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  25. Pepou

    Two crooks who look like what they are : pitiful clowns.

    October 16, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
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