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Lawyer: Patti will do reality show

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A lawyer who represents Rod Blagojevich and is close to the Blagojevich family just told me that it's looking like Patti Blagojevich will appear as a contestant on the reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!"
Sheldon Sorosky said the former Illinois first lady is expected to fly out to Los Angeles this week to sign a contract to do the show her husband was barred from doing because it's being filmed out of the country.
"It appears she's going to do it," Sorosky said when asked if Patti Blagojevich was really on board. "She'll go out mid-week to sign a contract."
His reaction? "I've always said the family should follow Judge Zagel's sage advice and prepare for trial," Sorosky said.
The Sun-Times reported Friday that plans were in the works for Patti Blagojevich to appear on the show in her husband's stead.
Zagel last month blocked the former governor from being a contestant on the NBC primetime show that starts filming in a few weeks in Costa Rica. Because of the federal charges against him, Rod Blagojevich needed approval to leave the country.
Patti Blagojevich has not been charged in the case, but her real estate dealings with convicted businessman Tony Rezko were referenced in her husband's indictment.
Patti Blagojevich's appearance could prove to be colorful. She was caught cussing on secret FBI wiretaps that were publicly released.

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I agree with commenter Jen. Patti Blagojevich is not a celebrity and this decision colors her as an absolute idjit. I feel sorry for this couple's poor children.

but she's not a celebrity she's a crook? why do they refer to these people as celebrities? the contestents on the show are a bunch of losers who never made it in hollywood. they are on the same level as a common street wise vendor. Patti will never come back from the show, this is her way out of the indictment and going to jail. When are they going to sell their house, if todd can't afford the taxes do you think these two bozos can.

Man, they must be awfully desperate for cash. Rod Blagojevich really didn't plan well for retirement... he should have come up with some brilliant way of making some cash on the side before he was impeached. Doh.

WOW, how stupid is this woman, you couldn't pay me enough to go on a reality show in the jungle with a bunch of out of date spoiled Celebrities!!!!

If you really look at it also, once again Rod will sit on his butt in the house living the life while PATTI is in a jungle, eating bugs and GOD KNOW WHAT ELSE!!!

You couldn't pay me enough, I would of told "NO WAY IN HE L L!"

WOW, how stupid is this woman, you couldn't pay me enough to go to a jungle and live with a bunch of spoiled Celebrities-

Once again Rod is letting someone else do his work so he can sit on his butt at home!!!! She does all the work while he watches the TV with her on it.

Patti Blagojevich is a celebrity?

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