Blago Can't Hit Costa Rica for Reality Show

NBC wanted ex-guv in Costa Rica for celeb program
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 21, 2009 12:46 PM CDT
Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich , left, arrives at federal court with his lawyer Sheldon Sorosky in Chicago, Tuesday, April 21, 2009.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – A federal judge has barred Rod Blagojevich’s bid to leave the country to join a reality-show cast, the Chicago Tribune reports. The ex-governor’s lawyers hoped he’d get permission in court today to travel to Costa Rica for NBC’s I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, which would be “a way to earn a living and support my children,” he said, though "it's not my first choice."