Have you ever had that thing, where you’re trying to say something and it just won’t come out right? Well, not Dennis Rodman, who is basically the Clarence Darrow of international relations. Watch as The Worm, who is currently in North Korea playing basketball, deftly maneuvers out of Chris Cuomo’s tough line of questioning about whether he plans to speak to Kim Jong-un about the fate of American detainee Kenneth Bae.
Brothers Josh and Benny Safdie try to watch every Knicks game together.
“We have weird superstitions, like we never watch games with the producer of Lenny Cooke,” Josh said of Adam Shopkorn last Sunday evening at the Stout, a bar around the corner from Madison Square Garden. “He likes when the Knicks lose because he hates James Dolan so much.”
At Dennis Rodman’s 52nd birthday party at Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club on Monday evening, the flamboyant former basketball star slunk from one designated VIP section to the next, protected by bouncers and surrounded by throngs of obsequious followers. (They don’t call him “The Worm” for nothing.)
One can’t blame Mr. Rodman—wearing a relatively tame ensemble of Read More
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Does it seem super convienent that the day after North Korea started letting its citizens use 3G wireless to tweet and send pictures to each other (that’s what wireless is for, right? God, wait till they find out about Facebook!), Dennis Rodman announced that he had become besties with Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader whose government had invited the Worm and members of the Harlem Globetrotters to shoot a VICE TV show about “basketball diplomacy.” Sure. Is it weird that Rodman is suddenly claiming to be friends with the dictator? Maybe, but come on, the guy’s always found weird partners. Remember that time he dated Madonna?
It’s all fun and games until the Globetrotters have to build a human pyramid to escape a North Korean prison. Today, VICE media sent “correspondent Ryan Duffy, NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, and select members of the Harlem Globetrotters” along with a film crew to Pyongyang, North Korea for the first ever attempt at “Basketball Diplomats.” This is all part of the new TV show VICE on HBO, which will be an extension of the VBS.tv series on Vice.com.
According to a U.S. state department official, VICE has not contacted them about their trip, nor does it vet private travel to the country, which two weeks ago scared the world by performing underground nuclear testing.
What could go wrong?
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