by Linda Holmes
The bad news for Rod Blagojevich, in theory, is that he's not being allowed to go to Costa Rica to compete in this summer's reality show, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
In a rather remarkable scenario to contemplate, the judge apparently feared that Blagojevich might go to Costa Rica for filming -- the show involves being dropped into the jungle -- and then never return. (Here, experienced reality-show viewers will envision the sequence where other members of the cast express their sadness at his sudden disappearance into the darkness while Green Day's "Good Riddance" plays over a montage of his greatest moments.)
The good news, however, is that the other people who are apparently competing include American Idol also-also-ran Sanjaya Malakar, Geraldo Rivera, and the odious Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of MTV's The Hills. So, for the duration of the show, Blagojevich has absolutely no chance of running into any of those people.
So he's got that to look forward to.