Only in America: Blago to star in reality show

The former governor of Illinois, whose money problems are well-known, signs up for "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here."

Published April 15, 2009 3:25PM (EDT)

At some point -- say, once the Illinois legislature has voted to kick you out of office and you're under federal indictment -- there comes a time where you really can't sink much lower. Fortunately, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a man of many talents, and he's found a way to do just that.

Blagojevich has reportedly signed on for the next season of the reality show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" which is set to be filmed in Costa Rica for NBC this June. There is one potential hitch: He'll need a judge's permission to travel out of the country. But come on, what judge would deny him the opportunity to compete for fame and money with Nancy Kerrigan?

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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