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Patti Blagojevich on NBC's "Today" said she is doing reality show for the money

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below, release from Blagojevich publicist...

(PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / The former first lady of Illinois, Patti Blagojevich, will go to Costa Rica to compete in 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' Patti and her husband, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, appeared on NBC's Today show to make the official announcement.

"The job was originally offered to her husband but when the judge said he couldn't go to Costa Rica NBC asked Patti to go in his place," says Glenn Selig, founder of The Publicity Agency, the public relations firm which represents Patti and Rod Blagojevich. "She accepted and went to LA. earlier this week to take part in a promotional shoot and to prepare for the show."

While Patti Blagojevich goes to work for her family, the former governor will be 'Mr. Mom' to his two daughters, ages 12 and 6.

"He jokes that in a way she will have it easier competing in the jungle," says Selig. "He knows how hard it is to take care of the kids and to run a home."

The former governor will be pulling for his wife as she competes on the show for a chance to be win top prizes for charity and for her family.

Even though he won't be traveling to Costa Rica to be a contestant, the former governor will be involved in the program in other ways which will be a surprise, says Selig.

8 Comments

YOU CAN SEE THE FEDS RIGHT NOW DEBATING WHETHER
OR NOT TO INDICT THE EX-GOV'S WIFE AS I SIT IN
THIS CHAIR, SHE CAN'T EARN IF SHE CAN'T LEAVE
THE UNITED STATES!
THE EX-GOV AND HIS WIFE SHOULD LEARN FROM DREW
PETERSON IT'S NOT COOL TO THUMB YOUR NOSE IN THE
FACE OF PEACE OFFICERS!
THEY SHOULD LEARN TO BE QUIET, BECAUSE WHEN THEY
SENTENCE THIS GUY AND THEY ARE, THEY AREN'T GOING
TO BE NICE ABOUT IT, ASK MIKE VICK, MARION JONES,
GOV RYAN, O.J. SIMPSON, JUST TO NAME A FEW,
QUIET IS A SPECIAL THING, AND THEY ARE RUINING
THEIR CHANCES!

Why do you continue to make a celebrity out of him? Most people I know are discussed with him and exployting his family for money is immoral. Are there any boundries for this man?

I think this new political environment provides a great opportunity to address crucial issues that have been forgotten. The plan to end world hunger has been getting seriously ignored.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget.
(source: borgenproject.org.)

Obviously not an once of pride with this guy nor his wife.

let them go the way of the freaks.

I expect to see them on Jerry Springer anyday.

I EXPECT TO SEE THEM IN PRISON!

I WONDER IF SHE WILL USE THAT COLORFUL LANGUAGE
ON THE REALITY SHOW, SHE CAN CUSS BETTER THAN A
SAILOR AT SEA!

Looking for info on the mustard & ketchup bottle top dispensers

WHERE IS PINK FLOYD WHEN YOU NEED THEM TO SING
MONEY!
THIS IS A SAD SITUATION AND WE SHOULD ALWAYS VET
WHO WE VOTE FOR, BETWEEN THEM AND BURRIS, ILLINOIS
LOOKS LIKE THE FREAKY FILM FESTIVAL!
THANK GOD FOR BARACK OBAMA, OUR NEW PRESIDENT,
HE PICKS UP THE SLACK FOR THESE SLACKERS!

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