Rod Blagojevich cast on Celebrity Apprentice 3

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be on The Celebrity Apprentice 3, according to The Chicago Tribune.

While a production spokesperson “said he could neither confirm nor deny that, because no contestants have yet been confirmed,” the show will film this fall, and the cast of “14 contestants won’t be announced until late January or early February.”

Earlier this summer, Blagojevich tried to get on NBC’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, but a judge said he couldn’t leave the country and his wife went instead. That was probably a win for him, since The Celebrity Apprentice is a far superior series, and it’s also a win for us, because it does a great job of exposing what the celebrities are really like.

‘Celebrity Apprentice': Rod Blagojevich to appear on Donald Trump’s show, source says [Chicago Tribune]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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