Dennis Rodman Returning to North Korea to Broker Peace Deal
Dennis Rodman is already planning his next trip back to North Korea, TMZ has learned ... and his goal ... Rodman wants to broker lasting peace between the United States and the DPRK.
Rodman's publicist tells TMZ, for all The Worm's life accomplishments -- the Basketball Hall of Fame, rebounding records, defensive player awards -- the NBA legend says securing peace between Kim Jong-un and Barack Obama would be his greatest honor. Ya think?
The rep says Rodman wants to use his newly-minted friendship with Kim Jong-un to set the stage for a peace deal, convincing the dictator to engage in talks with Obama. He plans to return to North Korea in the next 6 months to host another kids basketball clinic.
And when he goes back -- Rodman will be a LOT more careful about calling Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung "great leaders" ... in fact, he wants to apologize for making the comment in the first place.
According to the rep, Rodman regrets complimenting the former dictators without fully understanding the extent of their human rights violations. The rep says Rodman is deeply sorry for offending anyone.
Who'da thunk ... diplomacy might be in Rodman's future after all.
I think weird-ass Dennis Rodman is LOVING the attention he's received after being out of the spotlight for so long.
Unfortunately for him, the North Koreans are only going to laugh at him; he was a 'freak' they wanted to meet and see up close, not some highly respected Western pop cultural icon.
George Stephanopoulos' "serious" interview of Rodman last weekend was the nail in George's already sealed coffin of journalistic respect, if he ever had any, but it apparently emboldened Rodman for a second act.
Dennis Rodman couldn't find N Korea on a map if you gave him a week. How pathetic is America that this passes for a newsworthy story?
He stuck his pee pee in Madonna.
Lotta haters here already.
Who are the attaches that will accompany Mr. Rodman, and carry out most of the diplomatic details? Any photo coverage of North Korea will help escapees. We need to increase pressure on this anachronistic nation any way possible.
The end is near.
They must be paying him, trying to embarrass the U.S. He couldn't broker a retail transaction. He's batshit nuts.
And yet, R10, sometimes you need crazy to communicate with crazy.