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Sun-Times scoop: Donald Trump, meet Rod Blagojevich. Ex-Gov. to be on Celebrity Apprentice.

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Donald Trump vs. Rod Blagojevich.
It could be the hair battle to end all hair battles.
And it's expected to play out soon on national television because the onetime governor is expected to be a contestant on Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice."
The mega-rich developer is famous for telling contestants: "you're fired."
But that isn't anything the indicted Blagojevich hasn't heard before.
The former governor was booted from his seat by the Illinois legislature last January.
Now he's looking for ways to make money.
This time, he'll go head to head with Trump in a boardroom.
Sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times that Blagojevich, who will be paid for his appearance, will begin filming later this month and it could take three weeks or more.
Like most reality TV shows, Blagojevich stays on as a guest until he gets canned, in this case, by Trump.
Blagojevich's PR agent, Glenn Selig, would not comment.
"We don't comment on rumors or projects or anything we don't have an announcement about," Selig said.
A Trump spokeswoman also had no comment.
Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge James Zagel denied the ousted governor's bid to travel to Costa Rica and star in a different reality show.
Zagel said Blagojevich was better off tending to his criminal case.
His wife, Patti Blagojevich, went on instead. She gobbled down a tarantula and was among the last ones standing in "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here."
Because "Celebrity Apprentice" is filmed in the United States, the former governor won't need the judge's OK to travel.

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Hear the Blago radio show here!
October 25th, 2009

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on his radio show on 890 AM WLS Sunday afternoon at noon. He talks about Mayor Daley, corruption in the City of Chicago, Pat Quinn And Mike Madigan stealing from the Cook County tax payers.

Blago just won't stop. Keep track of all his self-promoting, money-making, jury pool influencing activities at

I hope he gets his ass handed to him. Not that I will watch...

I wonder if he paid for his spot on this show

Celebrities on this program usually advance because various friends and acquaintances help them out along the way. I want to see who comes to this fool's aid. Bleep! ; )

That's it for our family (and our neighborhood) ever watching anything Trump does again. He's dissed the fine people of Illinois quote enough, thanks.

Who else will be on the show? Maybe he can ge Moammar Gadhafi, doesn't he owe Donald??? and how about Ahmadinejad???That would be a great show!!!

i sure will be watching.

Must see TV Trump's a genius!

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