From CHICAGO SUN-TIMES:
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rock-star wife/TV personality Sharon Osbourne. Pro wrestler/actor Goldberg. Comic Sinbad.
Toss in a couple of former athletes, Australian TV chef Curtis Stone and Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, and you have most of the season 3 cast of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
Why, that’s Fantasia…I mean, fantastic!
Donald Trump looks better, doesn’t he? I think he’s finally done something with his hair.
Donald Trump boasted that the upcoming season is the best ever and promised the star power of its cast “blows ‘Dancing With the Stars’ away.”
The show won’t debut till March 14 but threw an introductory news conference in October, with sworn-to-secrecy reporters meeting the contenders.
Maybe the most “interesting” (to use Trump’s pet adjective) is Blagojevich, booted from office a year ago and awaiting trial. Vaulted to infamy by headlines and punch lines, he’s charged with scheming to sell an appointment to fill President Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat, fund-raising abuses and other crimes.
Blagojevich “continues to receive offers and opportunities, most of which he turns down because they are not the right fit,” his spokesman said.
“The conventional thinking among a lot of traditional lawyers is that you simply don’t do these things, you don’t say anything, you hide somewhere until you have your day in court,” said Blagojevich last fall.
By contrast, his instinct is “to fight back,” he explained, which maybe helps account for his participation on the show.
“It’s a wilderness period for me,” Blagojevich acknowledged. “But sometimes real opportunities develop in your life’s journey that you can’t really see when you’re facing tumultuous times and the kind of storm that I’m facing.”
Blagojevich’s charity: the Children’s Cancer Center in Tampa. It got $10,000 from his wife Patti Blagojevich’s participation in the ABC reality show “I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me out of Here!” It took that money after two other charities passed.
“Being in Tampa, Florida, we’re not really aware of what’s going on in Chicago,” spokeswoman Shannon Hannon Oliveiro said. “He hasn’t been proven guilty yet.”