'Celebrity Apprentice's' Rod Blagojevich: "I wasn't interested in a 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'"

rod-blagojevich.jpg Rod Blagojevich didn't watch reality shows before nor during his stormy term as Illinois governor, but he still knew the kind he didn't want to do.

"I wasn't interested in a 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,'" he tells Zap2it of his multiple television offers after being impeached in 2009 amid charges of corruption and misconduct, which he characterizes as "lies."

The ex-politician known as "Blago" will be among the 14 contenders when Donald Trump and NBC launch season three of "The Celebrity Apprentice" Sunday, March 14.

"I have great admiration for him," Blagojevich says of Trump. "This is a guy who stands very strong for the things he wants to do and believes in. He's known great success, and he knows what it's like to fall from the highest mountain and crash to the ground, then to pick himself up and come back.