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Blago finds he can stay in country and make money

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Ex-Gov. Blagojevich might not be a contestant on a celebrity reality show for NBC, but nothing bars him from filming commercials for it.

Blagojevich is traveling to Los Angeles to help promote the upcoming reality show that he won't star in after a judge told him he needs to instead delve into his criminal case.

This is what Blago's PR people say today:

Rod Blagojevich to Promote 'I'm a Celebrity' Reality Show for NBC

Blagojevich travels to L.A. to help promote the program he hopes to still be a part of. - April 23, 2009

(PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich delivered a suprise during an appearance this morning on NBC's 'Today' show by announcing he would be heading to L.A. to promote the upcoming reality program 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.'

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Chicago said he would not alter the former governor's bond allowing him to travel to Costa Rica to participate in the show.

"He's mindful and respectful of the court's ruling that he can't leave the country but we're still exploring ways for him to be part of the show," says Glenn Selig, Blagojevich's publicist and founder of the PR firm, The Publicity Agency ( "He wants to be supportive of the program."

Selig declined to elaborate on the options being explored.

The former governor will attend a press event for NBC this Friday, April 24.

Blagojevich had hoped to earn a salary for appearing on the program that airs in June, in addition to raising money for his favorite charity.

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