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Blago Hints at New Reality Show

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Blago Hints at New Reality Show
Blago Hints at New Reality Show

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Rod Blagojevich says his reality TV run didn’t end with “Celebrity Apprentice.”

The ousted governor told a gaggle of reporters that he has another “potential” reality show in the works that could include he and his wife Patti, and that he’s participating in a documentary film.

He wouldn’t elaborate on either.
 
"I can't really say what we're working on," he said during a conference call with members of the media. "There are some potential things in the works that we're exploring. I sure hope it happens, it would be very exciting."
 
The couple has been offered a number of reality shows in the past, but they turned most of them down because they were too invasive and would have featured their children.

When asked if the reality television run was an attempt to taint the jury pool he said no.

"We have a mortgage, we have bills to pay, credit card debt, kids in school ... so Patti and I are doing the best we can to work through this and earn a living. We've been given these unique opportunities … to earn a living that most Americans who've lost their jobs didn't get."

He also told reporters that he didn’t put on a “nice guy” act on the Apprentice.

"Here's what I've learned about reality television," Blago said during the call. "You see the real person. ... The days are long. You're dealing with the same people day in and day out. The true you, for better or worse, is what you see."

Perhaps the most amusing line from the presser: Blago was asked if he would consider another run at political office if, you know, he doesn’t go to jail for a very long time.

"I'm not writing myself off,” he said. "For better or for worse, I'm a heck of a lot better known."

And how!

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