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Blago Moves to the Private Sector, on Celebrity Apprentice

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It seems like just a year ago that Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was disgraced in a corruption scandal and making a tour of the media to try to restore his name. Oh, wait: it was just a year ago. Last summer, Blago tried to enlist on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here (his wife took the bullet instead). And now, the Pol Who Wouldn’t Go Away is returning to the screen in the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice, in which he and Donald Trump will compete to see who has the worst head of hair in reality television.

The announcement, and Blagojevich’s other coconspirators, after the jump:

NEW YORK – Monday, January 4, 2010 – NBC and Donald Trump announced today the all-star celebrity cast for the third season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” premiering on Sunday, March 14 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).

Over the course of the celebrity seasons, over $3.5 million has been donated to charities worldwide in addition to money raised from the awareness and exposure on the show. Now 14 new celebrities will rise to the challenge once again it will be men versus women. All the celebrities will be vying for the coveted title as they fight for their respective causes close to their hearts.

The men include: Darryl Strawberry, Bret Michaels, Goldberg, Michael Johnson, Rod Blagojevich, Sinbad and Curtis Stone. The women include: Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Selita Ebanks, Maria Kanellis, Carol Leifer and Summer Sanders.

[Trumpian braggadocio redacted.]

Trump and his advisors in the boardroom will judge all of the tasks. Returning back to the boardroom are Trump’s children (and colleagues) Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., alongside longtime Trump Organization employee and “Apprentice” advisor George Ross. The boardroom will again feature a “rotating seat,” allowing a variety of famous business leaders and industry legends to join Trump in spirited judgment on each task. As with last season, the winning celebrity teams will relish the opportunity to watch the losing team squirm in the boardroom from the comfort of their own war rooms. When all is said and done, 13 celebrities will be famously fired and only one will emerge to become The Celebrity Apprentice.