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."


Alex Koppelman
April 15, 2009 7:25PM (UTC)

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?

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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