Nevada brothel woos Blagojevich for its own reality show

By Dan Carden
Daily Herald Staff
Updated 4/29/2009 5:47 PM

SPRINGFIELD - Rod Blagojevich has yet another offer to be on reality TV.

But instead of eating bugs in some tropical jungle, he'd be selecting prostitutes in the Nevada desert.


The Moonlight BunnyRanch, a legal brothel located outside Reno, Nev., has offered the impeached, ousted and indicted former Illinois governor an apprenticeship, where Blagojevich "would assist with hiring ladies in addition to facilitating with training and proper disciplinary action," Dennis Hof, owner of the brothel, said in a written statement.

The Moonlight BunnyRanch is featured in the HBO program "Cathouse."

But a spokesman for the former governor said this was just one of many offers he's received for Blagojevich and it's unlikely Blagojevich will take the apprenticeship.

"They did offer it to him but we're not taking it seriously," said spokesman Glenn Selig.

If he did, however, his willpower would be challenged daily by the women as they tried to bribe him to acquire finer rooms or better working hours and days off, according to the statement. Blagojevich would be paid "a handsome amount of money" for his work during the apprenticeship, Hof said.

Earlier this month, Blagojevich was blocked by a federal judge from participating in the NBC reality show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" because it will be filmed in Costa Rica. The former governor is out on bail ahead of a federal trial on multiple counts of corruption.

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