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Patti Blagojevich gives 'I'm a Celebrity ...' preview

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BY KARA SPAK Staff Reporter

America got a glimpse of former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich in Costa Rica on Thursday when she appeared on MSNBC to promote NBC's upcoming reality show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here."

She said viewers expecting to hear her unleash obscenities -- like the ones caught on an FBI wiretap in the corruption case against her husband -- will be disappointed.

"Among all my friends, they say I'm the one who swears the least," she said.

Appearing more relaxed than in previous interviews, she reiterated her support for her husband, who was removed from office after he was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. The federal judge in the case banned Rod Blagojevich from traveling to Costa Rica to participate in the show, so his wife agreed to go in his stead. She has said she's doing it for the money.

Former NBA star John Salley, who appeared in interviews with Patti Blagojevich, praised her determination to "come to the jungle and deal with Stephen Baldwin," who's also in the show. He had tougher words for the FBI, calling their use of a wiretap in the Blagojevich home "the most un-American thing" and "something they do in communist countries."

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