Patti Blagojevich enjoyed ‘Celebrity’

Patti Blagojevich enjoyed ‘Celebrity’

CHICAGO — Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich says her time on NBC’s reality show “I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!” was a “life-altering experience.”

Blagojevich told WGN-TV on Thursday morning that making friends on the show helped restore her faith in people.

She says the show also had some unexpected perks.

Blagojevich says she lost about 12 pounds during her 23 days in the jungle of Costa Rica.

And during an interview on WLS Radio’s “Don Wade and Roma Morning Show,” she called her time on the show “a really welcome break” that she didn’t know she needed.

Blagojevich was voted off the show during Tuesday’s episode.

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips went on to win.

Today’s birthdays

Singer Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension is 69. Musician Mick Jones of The Clash is 54. Singer Chris Isaak is 53. Singer Patty Smyth is 52. Singer Terri Nunn of Berlin is 48. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 39. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 35. Actress Jennett McCurdy (“iCarly”) is 17.

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