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7 Celeb Couples Who Got Hitched in Vegas

And some of them are actually still married

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless of course it involves a marriage certificate. And for the 14 celebrity couples rounded up by PopSugar , it did. Seven standouts:
  • Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wed in Vegas in 2000 after dating for mere weeks. They divorced in 2002.
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Rodman's N. Korea Exploits Inspire Comedy Film

'Diplomats' movie will take its cues from Rodman's recent antics

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman's North Korea " basketball diplomacy " already sounded like something out of a ridiculous movie ... so it's fitting that an upcoming comedy film was inspired by Rodman's mission and ensuing friendship with Kim Jong Un. The pitch for Diplomats has been purchased by 20th Century... More »

Rodman in Snag Over Kim's Fancy Birthday Gifts

He's being investigated for breaking US law banning luxury imports to North Korea

(Newser) - Apparently being buddy-buddy with Dennis Rodman has its perks. On his recent trip to Pyongyang, the ex-NBA star is said to have showered Kim Jong Un with more than $10,000 in luxury gifts—including a fur coat, an Italian suit, European crystal, hundreds of dollars worth of Irish Jameson... More »

'Overwhelmed' Rodman Hits Rehab

Basketball player seeks help after drunken meltdown on CNN

(Newser) - America's diplomat in chief to North Korea is out of commission for a while: Dennis Rodman, most recently known for cozying up to murderous baby-faced dictators and drunkenly melting down on CNN , has checked into rehab for alcoholism. He'll spend 30 days at a facility in New Jersey.... More »

North Korea Didn't Pay Us: Ex-NBA Star

Charles Smith: 'I am astute enough' not to take Pyongyang money

(Newser) - Paid by North Korea for a little basketball diplomacy? Not at all, says Charles Smith, a retired NBA veteran who joined Dennis Rodman and other former players on a trip to Pyongyang . "Absolutely not," Smith told CNN in an exclusive interview. "I think I am astute enough... More »

Rodman: Sorry About N. Korea Comments, I Was Drunk

'I embarrassed a lot of people'

(Newser) - Too many cold ones with Kim Jong Un? Dennis Rodman blames booze and the collapse of his North Korean "basketball diplomacy" dreams for his bizarre outburst about imprisoned American missionary Kenneth Bae. "It had been a very stressful day," the former NBA star tells the AP . "... More »

Rodman Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Kim Jong Un

Tour guide: It was 'surreal'

(Newser) - Yesterday saw Dennis Rodman participate in a super weird CNN interview, and the bizarre saga of Rodman in North Korea didn't end there. The former NBA player today sang "Happy Birthday" to "best friend" Kim Jong Un, the AP reports. The performance, before an exhibition game involving... More »

Dennis Rodman Has Meltdown in N. Korea Interview

Doesn't handle question about Kenneth Bae well, to say the least

(Newser) - Here's a sampling of the headlines circulating your Internet regarding Dennis Rodman's ... interesting interview with CNN this morning from North Korea :
  • "Dennis Rodman Loses It During CNN Interview from Pyongyang" ( The Wire )
  • "Dennis Rodman Launches Into A Weird, Screaming Rant During CNN Interview" (
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Rodman Back in N. Korea With NBA Old-Timers

Country's not so bad, he insists

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman is back in Pyongyang for yet another visit, accompanied by a team of former NBA stars who will play a North Korean team in an exhibition game to celebrate Kim Jong Un's birthday this week. Rodman calls it "basketball diplomacy" and brushes off suggestions that he... More »

Rodman Reveals Ex-NBA Stars to Play in N. Korea

Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, Vin Baker on exhibition-game team

(Newser) - The next stage of Dennis Rodman's North Korean "basketball diplomacy" involves an exhibition game , with former NBA stars facing off against a North Korean team. The US team includes former all-stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker, the AP reports. Also on the team: ex-NBA players Craig... More »

Rodman Back in N. Korea to 'Have Some Fun'

Will spend 4 days training basketball team

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea for his third visit, and this time he has a documentary crew along for the ride. The least influential person of 2013 will spend four days training the country's national basketball team, which is due to play a team of unannounced ex-NBAers... More »

Least Influential Person of the Year? Rodman

'GQ' rounds up the 25 people who didn't make a difference

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman "was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is... More »

Dennis Rodman Is a Joke

His North Korea trips are an 'outrage': Michael Moynihan

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman's old stunts, like wearing a wedding dress to a book signing, were mostly unimaginative ones designed to distract us from the fact that he's a washed-up former athlete without much to say, writes Michael Moynihan at the Daily Beast . The media fawned over him: Oh, that... More »

Rodman Reveals Name of Kim's Secret Baby

Leader's daughter is called Ju-ae, he says

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman is continuing his habit of yakking about Kim Jong Un, revealing yet more details about the North Korean dictator's daughter. The former NBA star, who wrapped up his second visit to Pyongyang over the weekend, says he held the baby and her name is Ju-ae. Kim's... More »

Rodman Leaves N. Korea, Curses Obama, Clinton

Says it's 'not my job' to get US citizen out

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman wrapped up his second visit to North Korea today, and, no, he didn't secure the release of a detained US citizen. "Guess what? That's not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae ," he testily told reporters at the Beijing airport, reports AP and CNN... More »

Rodman Returns to N. Korea to Hang With the 'Marshal'

Jailed American won't be discussed, he says

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman is back in Pyongyang, but the family of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae shouldn't get their hopes up: The former NBA star says the five-day visit is about basketball and hanging out with his "awesome" buddy Kim Jong Un, not diplomacy. "I'm not going to... More »

Dennis Rodman: I Deserve Nobel Peace Prize

For his incredible work in North Korea, he explains

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman is pretty pleased with himself and the important work he did over in North Korea. So pleased, in fact, that he offers up this amazing quote to Sports Illustrated :
  • "My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries. Why it’s been left to me to
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Jordan, Not Rodman, Was First Pick for N. Korea

Filming documentary like being on Truman Show : narrator

(Newser) - With his bizarre reputation, Dennis Rodman may have seemed the perfect candidate to visit a country that recently claimed the discovery of a unicorn hideout —but he wasn't the first choice for the HBO team that pushed the visit, the New York Times reports. The makers of Vice... More »

Diplomat Rodman Plans August Mission to N. Korea

He'll try to get American freed because Obama 'can't do s---'

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman already has asked his pal Kim Jong Un from afar to "do me a solid' and release imprisoned American Kenneth Bae. Now he's going back to North Korea in early August to ask in person, reports TMZ . Why? Because, Rodman explains in his unique version of... More »

Rodman Asks Kim Jong Un for Big Favor

Rodman asks Kim to 'do me a solid,' release Kenneth Bae

(Newser) - See America, Dennis Rodman's friendship with an oppressive, warmongering dictator isn't all bad after all: The NBA Hall of Famer and self-appointed diplomat has asked BFF Kim Jong Un to release imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae, CNN reports. "I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North... More »

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