REALITY BITES

Blago's TV Dreams Dashed

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich won't be following in the steps of Richard Hatch. A federal judge denied this request today to go to Costa Rica to film I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. "I don't think this defendant in all honesty ... fully understands the position he finds himself in," the judge said. Blagojevich had argued that he needed to do the new Survivor-like show "for my kids": He could have earned up to $80,000 per episode. Blago has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to sell President Obama's old Senate seat.