Rod Blagojevich Lands Reality Show Gig

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On the same day that Nadya Suleman landed her own TV show, an even more disturbing piece of television news has come to our attention:

The disgraced former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich - who pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and fraud charges this week - has signed a deal to star in NBC's summer reality series, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

Blagojevich's participation requires court approval because the show will be shot in Costa Rica and he's not allowed to leave the United States, due to his unrepentant lying and cheating.

If he takes part, Blagojevich would be one of 10 celebrities competing in a series of jungle challenges to raise money for charity. The series will premiere June 1.

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