America’s Next Top Douche Bag
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Only 24 hours after pleading not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges on Tuesday, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has accepted a reality television deal to be one of 10 contestants competing in “I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!” As if his hair was destined for anything but television stardom?
The reality for Rod Blagojevich? He may become a TV star.
The former governor of Illinois, who pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and fraud charges Tuesday, has inked a deal to star on NBC’s summer reality series, I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Blagojevich’s participation requires court approval because the show will be shot in Costa Rica and he is not allowed to leave the United States.
Blagojevich would be one of 10 celebrities competing in survival-of-the-fittest challenges in the Costa Rican jungle to raise money for charity. The series, adapted from the U.K. version, will premiere June 1 and is slated to unspool four nights a week for a month.
Blagojevich will need court approval to appear on the show, to be shot in Costa Rica, since he’s not allowed to leave the country.