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Rodman Weeps as Kim Meets Trump

'I'm so happy'

(Newser) - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore as President Trump and Kim Jong Un met for the first time. The eccentric former reality television star is one of the few westerners to have spent time with the North Korean leader during multiple... More »

One-on-One: Trump, Kim Will Meet Without Aides

North Korean leader goes sightseeing on eve of summit

(Newser) - The big summit is just hours away now, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is downplaying expectations of a huge breakthrough when President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet face to face. Their meeting "will set the framework for the hard work that will follow,” said Pompeo, as... More »

Report: Dennis Rodman Might Join Trump-Kim Summit

Ex-NBA player knows both men well

(Newser) - Next week's historic summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump might feature one of the only people on the planet who has spent significant amounts of time with both men: Dennis Rodman. The former NBA star—who has visited North Korea multiple times and was a Celebrity Apprentice... More »

Dennis Rodman: My Gift Helped Lead to Korean Summit

He gave Kim Jong Un a copy of Trump's book 'Art of the Deal'

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman has been striving for a diplomatic solution regarding the Korean Peninsula going back to Obama , claiming he knows exactly what North Korea needs. And now that last week's summit has concluded with promises to end the war between the two nations and work toward "complete denuclearization,... More »

Rodman Charged With DUI; Rep Cites His Long Battle

'Alcoholism has been a struggle on and off for Dennis the past 15 years'

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman was pulled over late Saturday in Southern California, where police allege he was driving under the influence. USA Today reports the five-time NBA championship winner was first stopped by cops in Newport Beach around 11pm for vehicle code violations before officers began a DUI investigation. According to reports,... More »

Dennis Rodman: I Know What North Korea Wants

Could the answer to one of our greatest geopolitical puzzles be a basketball game?

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman claims to know what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants from the United States, but the former NBA star-turned-amateur diplomat says the only person he'll tell is Donald Trump. In Beijing after what he called "a great week of humanitarian work in Guam and Tokyo,... More »

Dennis Rodman: North Koreans Are 'So Happy'

Claims he helped facilitate Otto Warmbier's return

(Newser) - Visiting North Korea is like visiting any other Asian country, says Dennis Rodman. You're "going to see some poverty," but the country is "civilized" and the people are "so happy" under the control of a dictator who, with Rodman at least, sings karaoke and rides... More »

Rodman Gives Kim an Eclectic Bunch of Gifts

Including a mermaid puzzle and a Trump tome

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman has delivered a message from President Trump to North Korea—sort of. On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country's sports minister a copy of Trump's book The Art of the Deal, a present intended for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It wasn't... More »

Potcoin Sponsors Rodman's New Trip to North Korea

He says Trump will be happy with the visit

(Newser) - One of the world's weirdest bromances appears to be alive and well: Dennis Rodman has returned to Pyongyang for his first visit to North Korea since his former Celebrity Apprentice boss became president, the BBC reports. Rodman, who has described dictator Kim Jong Un as a "friend for... More »

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.
  • Kelly
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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 »

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