NBC’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here has its first actual celebrity cast member: Lou Diamond Phillips. The first seven cast members announced are all former reality show stars, and few are known for anything but their reality TV appearances.
Phillips has most recently appeared Friday on CBS’ Numb3rs, where he returns as a guest star occasionally, and on many other TV shows, but he may be best known for his early work when he appeared in films such as La Bamba and Young Guns.
Meanwhile, while Rod Blagojevich was barred from participating, his wife, Patti Blagojevich, has been offered a spot on the cast and will apparently accept it. “It appears she’s going to do it,” Sheldon Sorosky, Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer told the Chicago Sun-Times.
When that cast was announced April 24, NBC promised to reveal three more cast members and the show’s host the following week; now it’s past mid-May, and the show starts in just a few weeks. I have no idea why they might be having issues finding high-profile contestants when producers can point out that Heidi and Spencer Pratt are participating.