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Dennis Rodman stirred up a lot of controversy over the last several months when he made multiple visits to North Korea and sparked an unlikely friendship with Kim Jong-un before he eventually checked into rehab. However, in a recent interview he finally got to tell his side of the story.
The former basketballer was visibly upset throughout the interview and said he wasn't happy that people were so quick to judge his decision to fly overseas. However, he did admit that
Hmmmm. We don't exactly see what's so funny about this situation, but apparently Hollywood does!
20th Century Fox has just purchased the pitch to a comedy called Diplomats, which is based on Dennis Rodman's controversial trips to North Korea over the past year and his strange friendship with Kim Jong-un!
The film is set to be directed by
After a bizarre year filled with plenty of strange and controversial behavior, Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab for alcohol.
The announcement comes just days after his most recent trip to North Korea, where he organized a basketball game for Kim Jong-Un's birthday.
Dennis has faced plenty of backlash for ignoring the violence happening in North Korea and was accused of being unsympathetic to U.S. prisoner Kenneth Bae in a recent interview.
The former basketballer released an apology for his comments and said he had been drinking during the time of the interview. He also ran into a bit of financial trouble lately as he reportedly owes $453,027.99 in unpaid taxes.
According to sources he checked into a rehabilitation center on Wednesday but it's not clear how long he'll be staying.
This definitely might explain some of Dennis' questionable behavior as of late, and hopefully he's able to get all of the help he needs.
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Hey Dennis Rodman!
How about stop going to North Korea and treating it like it's a game when their people are oppressed and in labor camps and Kim Jong Un keeps committing unspeakable acts of brutality? How about you stop doing that and you come home and pay your taxes like everyone else??
Holy shizz — you owe
Dennis Rodman has been rubbing a LOT of people the wrong way lately with his controversial trips to North Korea, and it looks like it's starting to catch up with him!
The former NBA big man had a pretty testy interview with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, and he irked many people when he seemed unsympathetic towards Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who is currently being held captive in North Korea, and seemed to suggest he may have done something wrong to end up in that situation.
Kenneth's family was outraged by the interview, and his sister Terri Chung spoke out about it, saying:
"He was in a position to do some good and to help advocate for Kenneth. He refused to do so. But then instead he has chosen to hurl these outrageous accusations against Kenneth. He clearly doesn't know anything about Kenneth, about his case. And so we were appalled by that."
It didn't take long for Dennis to release an apology to Kenneth and his family, as well as Chris Cuomo, and he says he's learning to put his foot in his mouth when it comes to politics:
Just when we think this story can't get any stranger…
After weeks of planning, Dennis Rodman finally put all of the pieces together to set up a basketball game between former NBA players and North Korea's national basketball team for Kim Jong-Un's birthday.
Well the controversial matchup went down today in Pyongyang, and the big man decided to kick off the festivities the only way he know how. By singing Happy Birthday to his dictator friend!
As you may have already guessed, the whole thing is just all kinds of strange and awkward and all we know is that we want it to stop!
Ch-ch-check out the strangeness (above)!
However, things became extremely heated when, during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, he became visibly upset, and even though, basketball player Charles Smith tried to diffuse the situation, Dennis just let it all unleash on air!
It seems pretty clear that Dennis is still not grasping the seriousness of the situation overseas and how bad the timing of his basketball game is.
Watch their fiery exchange (above)!!