Rod Blagojevich to host "The Late Net Show"

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be unzipping his lip again.

Sneed hears the disgraced ex-gov will get a crack at hosting a late-night Internet talk show complete with a band, celebrity guests and opening monologue.

The 40-minute online talk show, titled "The Late Net Show," will be taped before a studio audience in Manhattan next month and aired at 11 p.m. on either Feb. 11 or 18.

"We're in talks with Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin and Floyd Mayweather to be guests on the show," according to Charlie Oliver, founder of the Web site, which will run the show.

Since getting canned from his governor’s job, Rod Blagojevich has been on his share of talk shows.

Now, rumor has it that he’s getting one of his own, the Sun-Times' Michael Sneed reports.

Blago is set to be the first celebrity host of a soon-to-debut an online talk show called “The Late Net Show,” at

The show is said to run 40-minutes and includes a monologue, a live band and celebrity guests. Launches Late Night Talk Show Online with Rod Blagojevich, the first multi-media destination website for talk shows, launches the first of several original talk shows to be produced and distributed for the internet.

NEW YORK, January. 13 –The Late Net Show, a classic late night talk show targeting the online social media audience, will launch in February with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as host.

The Late Net Show retains many of the classic, familiar elements of the late night talk show genre from tv (opening monologue, celebrity guest interviews, live band, etc.) but adds several twists specifically for the internet audience including: using social media platforms and tools to allow users to vote on segments, content and guests they’d like to see on the show, highlighting unusual and popular internet personalities you normally would not see on tv talk shows and (rather than have one host for the entire duration of the series) inviting celebrity and high-profile media personalities (politicians, athletes, ordinary people doing extraordinary things) to guest-host their own individual episodes.