Rodman has frequently visited North Korea over the last few years, and gets on well with its totalitarian leader Kim.
As of the end of June, 57 year old Rodman has made no fewer than five visits to the repressive country in order to meet its dictatorial head of state. According to Rodman’s agent, he and Kim get along extremely well and “both love sports and music”.
The sportsman is set to make another trip to North Korea this September, and according to a report in Us Weekly, he’s planning to ask outspoken rap star Kanye West to come with him.
Rodman's relationship with Kim Jong Un is to form the basis for a comedy feature.
It was considered the world’s oddest diplomatic mission, Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea to facilitate a brand of basketball diplomacy considering the controversial dictator, Kim Jong Un’s fondness for The Chicago Bulls. And, like most of the oddest occurrences, someone’s making it into a film, The Hollywood Reporter have revealed.
Dennis Rodman's trips to North Korea are the basis for a new film
20th Century Fox has bought the comedy pitch ‘Diplomats’ - inspired by Rodman's "hoops diplomacy" mission to North Korea – with a view to capitalising on Tim Story’s recent directing success with the hugely successful, Ride Along, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. He’ll direct.
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GQ names and shames some of the biggest names in today's limelight as their list of the least influential celebrities of 2013 has been released.
GQ's least influential celebrities of 2013 list has just been released and there might be a few surprises as well as some obvious names that are highly featured.
Obama was GQs 17th least influential celebrity of 2013
One of more surprising entries comes in at No.17, it is the President of the United States, Barack Obama. According to the magazine, the "majority of this man's presidency watching bad things happen, then hearing a thoughtful speech about how we gotta make sure the bad things never happen again, and then watching as nothing gets done."
Dennis Rodman took the top spot, with Paula Deen and Anthony Weiner coming behind him
Dennis Rodman topped one of the least desirable end of year lists going, as GQ placed the North Korea-infatuated former NBA star at the top of their annual 'Least Influential People' list. Rodman took home the dubious honour, which was awarded to Mitt Romney last year, beating politicians, pop stars, actors and actresses to the top spot thanks to his strange connection with North Korea and its dictator Kim Jong Un.
Described as a "Q-list celebrity willing to commit borderline treason just to hang out with a dictator who himself aspires to be a Q-list celebrity," by QG (reprinted by the Associated Press), Rodman won't be letter his minute influence get in the way of continuing his self-imposed peace mission in the dictatorship as he continues to travel back and forth to the Asian nation. Rodman revealed this week that he intends on going back to North Korea for the umpteenth time next month, this time going for an exhibition basketball tour.
Disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen took the number two spot, with her racial slurs and subsequent court case with a former employee seeing her once glittering cooking empire crumble around her. The racist restauranteur was followed closely by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose sexting exploits returned to the news for a second time whilst he was running for the New York mayorship in July. GQ described the horny Democrat as " the saddest lecher in American politics, and that's saying something, because they're all lechers."
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Why shouldn't he get one?
The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was a bit of a cop out – giving it to an organization? What is that? No no no. We need something else, so how about a 6ft 7 former basketball player-cum-diplomat, tattooed to the nines and ‘friends for life’ with Kim Jong Un? We’re talking, of course, about Dennis Rodman.
Dennis Rodman celebrates his birthday
“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman told Sports Illustrated. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [that would be President Obama] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”
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Dennis Rodman - Dennis Rodman celebrates his birthday at the Cheetah Men's Club - New York , NY, United States - Monday 20th May 2013
Dennis Rodman - NBC presents All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Finale at Cipriani 42nd Street - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Sunday 19th May 2013
Rodman has struck up unlikely dialogue with Kim Jong-Un
While we all cower in terror awaiting North Korea to unleash merry hell on us all and American to subsequently unleash their own brand of crater-making carnage, one of the lighter stories of the whole current ‘North Korea might nuke us all’ tensions is that Dennis Rodman appears to have become some sort of pal to NK’s erratic leader Kim Jong-Un. Hohoho…pass the gas mask would you?
Anyway, former basketball player Rodman’s apparently affability with Jong-Un hasn’t gone unnoticed by America’s FBI, with Rodman telling the Miami Herald "I have been contacted by the FBI and I met with them. They wanted to know what went on and who's really in charge in North Korea. I have been invited back to North Korea in August and I want to go." Well, good luck getting any more information out of them Den, you’ve somewhat given the game away by publicly announcing that you’ll next be across as an informant. Of course, we could all be a charred mess by then anyway.
Rodman also refused to believe that he was being used by Jong-Un. For what we’re not sure, basketball tips? Maybe he’s going to be hollowed out and used as a missile shell? "I'm not a total idiot” commented Rodders. “I know what Kim Jong Un is threatening to do regarding his military muscle. I hope it doesn't happen because America will take whatever actions to protect America and our allies.” Oh God.
Dennis Rodman was fired by Donald Trump last night on this week's episode of Celebrity Apprentice: All Stars.
Dennis Rodman fired. Former NBA bad boy and apparently the USA's only direct link to North Korea Dennis Rodman has been given the boot from this season's Celebrity Apprentice: All Stars after his team mis-spelled the name of Trump's wife Melania during the group's presentation on last night's (April 8) show. Despite his dismissal from the show, Rodman did leave behind a very important tip to any budding businessmen or women, or to anyone in general really, and that is to alway double check your spelling!
Dennis Rodman's departure really piles the pressure on Team Power now
In this week's episode, the two teams had the task of marketing Mrs. Trump’s new skincare line, with the contestants divided to place Rodman on a team with Brande Roderick, Trace Adkins and Lil Jon. As project manager of 'Team Power,' the eccentric celebrity oversaw his team come up with the admittedly rather decent attempt at a tagline with: 'Simply Melania, Simply Luxury... It trumps all others.' Unfortunately though there was one glaring error that everyone seemed to have missed, except of course Trump himself that is. The team inadvertently put 'Milania' instead of Melania and it was Rodman who paid the price.
Continue reading: Dennis Rodman Fired From The Apprentice After Spelling Mistake Fiasco
Former basketballer spelt Donald Trump's wife's name wrong
Dennis Rodman found himself ousted from Celebrity Apprentice after he managed to spell the name of Donald Trump’s wife Melania wrong. A rookie mistake really, Dennis.
Indeed, while he’s recently been living the high life in, um, North Korea, he was brought back to earth on the Celeb Apprentice when given the role as project manager on his team’s advert project. Rodman managed to spell Melania’s name incorrectly in the ad, instead calling her ‘Milania’. Oh Dennis. As we’re sure you can imagine, misspelling the name of Donald Trump’s wife ranks pretty highly on the list of ‘things you can do to get kicked out of his reality TV contest’ and so it was no real surprise that the former Chicago Bulls basketball player was given the boot. He can go back to hanging out with Kim Jong-Un now, and hopefully talk him out of nuking us all to smithereens.
Disappointingly for Rodman his eviction wasn’t even the highlight of the evening. That goes to Mr Gary Busey who, as The Hollywood Gossip reports, came out with this utter corker of a quote about the very attractive Mrs Trump. “Melania is Mrs. Trump. Her beauty lives 5,000 miles past Heaven. Have you ever had your genitalia so excited that it spins like a ferris wheel in a carnival ride? That’s just how beautiful she is.” Outstanding.
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Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong Un wants Barack Obama to call him.
Dennis Rodman has a new best friend. In many ways, it's the most bizarre friendship in the history of bromances. In other ways, it makes perfect sense. The retired NBA Player has become close pals with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, a man known for human rights violations and clear suppression of free speech.
In a new interview with ABC News reporter George Stephanopoulos, Chicago Bulls legend Rodman spoke about a recent visit to North Korea where he bonded with Kim Jong Un. "He's my friend. I don't condone what he does, but as a person to person, he's my friend.He's a great guy." The basketball star explained that Mr Jong Un would like for President Obama to "call him," so the pair can start a conversation - he also noted that the two leaders should an affection for basketball. Could Dennis Rodman be the man behind diplomatic relations between North Korea and The United States of America?
Stephanopoulos didn't buy the friendship, saying, "It sounds like you're apologizing for him. Someone who ... is a murderer who's your friend is still a murderer." He even cited a report from the Human Rights Watch about gruelling prison camps that still exist in North Korea. Rodman didn't care. "Thanks for the report. Guess what, don't hate me," he said, while daydreaming about riding skateboards around Pyongyang with Kim.
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Date of birth
13th May, 1961