Rod Blagojevich enters Dirksen Federal Building four a court hearing Tuesday morning. (Brian Jackson/Sun-Times)
A federal judge said that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich cannot go to Costa Rica to film a reality show.
"I don't think this defendant in all honesty ... fully understands the position he finds himself in," said U.S. District Judge James Zagel.
"I have to do it for my kids," Rod Blagojevich said this morning, before his court hearing, explaining that he needs the money the NBC reality show would pay -- as much as $80,000 an episode.
Blagojevich asked Zagel if he could travel to Costa Rica to appear on the "Survivor"-style reality show "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here."
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