Rod Blagojevich, Sharon Osbourne Compete on New Celebrity Apprentice

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is among the contestants named for the new season of Donald Trump‘s NBC reality show The Celebrity Apprentice. Blagojevich will be going up against the likes of Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper and Darryl Strawberry to compete to win money for a favorite charity.
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Rod Blagojevich was removed from office last year after allegedly trying to sell off President Barack Obama‘s former senate seat and committing various other acts of campaign fundraising abuse. Blagojevich has, naturally, denied any wrongdoing. His experience ‘manipulating’ funds in office will prove to be a great asset in the game. Except, oh yeah, he wasn’t good enough at it to not get caught. So maybe not.

A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich said in a press statement the former governor “continues to receive offers and opportunities — most of which he turns down because they are not the right fit.” In this case, however, Blagojevich reportedly accepted the offer to appear on Celebrity Apprentice to help out a worthy cause. “The former governor accepted because it offered him a chance to raise money for a favorite charity and the challenge to compete against celebrities in the popular NBC program hosted by Donald Trump,” his rep said.

Thefull roster of contestants for the new season of Celebrity Apprentice is: Rod Blagojevich, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, actress Holly Robinson Peete, model Selita Ebanks, WWE model Maria Kanellis, comedian Carol Leifer, Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, former baseball star Darryl Strawberry, Bret Michaels, wrestler Bill Goldberg, Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson, Sinbad and chef Curtis Stone.

Hmmm, we’re calling this one either for Sharon Osbourne (because she’ll eat you alive) or Curtis Stone as the dark horse. Now we’ll just have to wait and see who wins and how much drama it will take to get there!

The new season premieres March 14.

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Wow! What An Idol Finale…Kris Allen Wins!

Last night’s finale of American Idol Season 8 was a nail-biter…even DialIdol, which has predicted every winner since inception, said it was too close to call. The show was packed with stars performing with many of this year’s contestants, and was one of the best I’ve ever seen. Kudos to the producers for a highly entertaining 2 hours. As Kris Allen’s mom said during the show, “I’m not nervous because this is a great show.” Kris’ dad put it best: “These are two incredibly talented, humble young men.” Kris Allen, the dark horse, pulled out the win over media (and Snarkista’s) fave Adam Lambert.

Gawker has a deliciously cheesy montage from last night!

Both guys are so gifted in such different ways, and both deserved to be up there competing in the final. Adam is a riveting performer with vocal chops that are unrivaled. Kris is a super-versatile musician, a great arranger, and is no slouch in the vocal department either. Adam and Kris will both have fantastic careers, no doubt.

Their duo on last night’s show, “We Are The Champions”, finally gave us the Queen song we’ve been waiting for all season. Snarkista’s dying to hear Adam do “Somebody To Love”, but she’ll have to hope it makes it into the tour repertoire. Speaking of the Idol tour this year…it should be one of the best ever. This year’s contest featured some of the best talent the show has seen, and when they take the show on the road everyone’s in for a real treat.

Congratulations to Kris Allen!! Congrats to Adam Lambert too…what a breath of fresh air for fans he is. As for “bikini girl” Katrina Darnell– your new implants look great, but you still can’t sing. Kara DioGuardi blew you out of the water with her surprise “Vision of Love” which thankfully drowned you out- and her own bikini-flash (for charity) outclassed you by a mile. But you did look great.