Patti Blagojevich staved off elimination from “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” though she was one of three contestants mentioned as possible jungle rejects tonight. (Actor Daniel Baldwin didn’t make the cut and got sent home. Surprisingly, annoying ex-model Janice Dickinson gets to stay in the jungle for at least another week.)

Patti got to call home after last night’s show, and her short conversation with Rod and their two daughters aired tonight. Patti seemed energized after the phone call ended.

“They look happy, so that’s good,” Patti said.

Patti played a role in one other scene tonight. She started crying when the quasi-celebrities talked about their big breaks. She explained that she attained fame due to “catastrophe,” not something better.

“It’s our cross to bear for awhile,” she said.

And — speaking for all Illinois residents — the Blagojeviches are our cross to bear for awhile.