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Ivanka Trump: Rod Blagojevich's Prison Sentence Was Too Harsh (VIDEO)

First Posted: 12/09/11 04:24 PM ET Updated: 12/13/11 01:24 PM ET

Ivanka Trump is sticking up for disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who on Wednesday was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges. Blagojevich was a contestant on the last season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and during his sentencing, the judge admonished him for appearing on the reality show while he was out on bail.

On "Good Day New York," (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) Ivanka said the sentence was too harsh. "Fourteen years seems pretty excessive ... that is one stiff penalty. We'll see what happens, but I am definitely thinking of his family at this point," she told Greg Kelly.

Ivanka also previewed the upcoming season of "Celebrity Apprentice," even though she couldn't reveal who will be participating. Rumors have been running wild that 'Real Housewife of New Jersey' Teresa Giudice will be battling former mob-wife Victoria Gotti, but Ivanka couldn't comment. She did say that "this is the best season bar-none. People are totally crazy, and there's an incredibly mix of characters." We're fairly certain she wasn't referring to the Republican debate her father will be hosting on December 27.

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