November 26, 2013 |
IN OUR CLICK-CRAZED Internet society, websites are falling all over themselves trying to come up with clever lists meant to ensnare surfers and get them to hang around. So if you peruse the Internet, you're always seeing come-ons like "10 Famous Celebrities Who Wet Their Beds" or "Five Politicians in Their College A Cappella Groups. " How can you not check those links out? Are you made of stone? It's why Forbes now comes out with a new list of rich people seemingly every other week - richest Americans, richest musicians, richest movie stars, richest cartoon characters, etc. GQ now rejoins the parade of faux information with the Least Influential Celebrities of 2013 - it's third annual such list.
November 26, 2013 |
Rock and roll-a-bye, baby Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to become a great-grandfather early next year. His daughter Jade told London's Sunday Times her 21-year-old daughter, Assisi , expects to give birth in several months. She told the newspaper she did not expect Jagger to slow down now that he's set to become a great-grandfather. The Stones plan to tour Australia next year. Assisi told Hello! magazine Jagger was pleased when she gave him the news, responding, "Well done.
September 11, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN is going back to North Korea, and bringing a team of former NBA players with him. Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un - in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader's newborn daughter - Rodman announced plans yesterday to stage two exhibition games in North Korea in January. The first will be Jan. 8 - Kim's birthday - with another to follow 2 days later. Rodman's friendship with the autocratic leader has been criticized - and led to a couple of testy exchanges during his Manhattan news conference.
September 10, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN landed in China on Saturday after a 4-day visit with his buddy Kim Jong Un, the nutty dictator of North Korea. It was the second time the ex-NBA player had visited with Kim. This time, he and Kim spent time swilling Rodman's newly launched "Bad Boy Vodka. " Just what the world needs, two worms boozing it up in a country that has nuclear weapons. We're lucky we're all still here. Before the trip, there was some chatter about Rodman asking Kim to release Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who is serving a 15-year jail sentence in North Korea for allegedly plotting against the government.
July 12, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN, aka the U.S. ambassador to North Korea, is going into the liquor business. The former NBA star, a seven-time rebounding champion, is marketing Bad Boy Vodka, a brand that he says, is "a perfect representation of whom I am and what I am all about. " The etched glass bottle contains an image of a black bull in the logo, no doubt a nod to the three championships he won with Chicago. Jorge Olson, the CEO and president of Premier Brands, the company that developed the vodka, thinks he has a winner.
March 14, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN doesn't like to sit still. The U.S. ambassador to the world - who visited with North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un last month - is off to Rome, where he hopes to get an audience with the new pope. Of course, the cardinals haven't actually elected a new pontiff, but why let details get in the way of a good story. Rodman told TMZ on Tuesday that his "people" are trying to arrange a get-together with whoever succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed," Rodman told TMZ. " . . . I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world.
March 5, 2013 |
IT'S A SCARY development. The first American to meet North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un wasn't President Obama. Or even Secretary of State John Kerry. It was a guy whose nickname is "The Worm. " Dennis Rodman, the ex-NBA player who has five championship rings, traveled to North Korea along with three Harlem Globetrotters and a film crew to conduct some youth basketball clinics. He returned as a high-level diplomat with a message for Obama, and an idea on how the countries can bridge their differences.
March 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - North Korea's young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn't really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to erstwhile diplomat Dennis Rodman, the ex-NBA star just back from an improbable visit to the reclusive communist land. "He loves basketball. . . . I said Obama loves basketball. Let's start there" as a way to warm up relations between the United States and North Korea, Rodman told ABC's This Week . "He asked me to give Obama something to say and do one thing.
March 2, 2013
Chris Paul scored 29 points and Jamal Crawford added 23 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the host Indiana Pacers, 99-91, Thursday night. David West's 22 points led five players in double figures for Indiana. The Clippers held a 49-47 lead at halftime, and extended the advantage to 76-69 after three quarters. The Clippers have now won three straight. Wall 'in a funk' Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton said John Wall is "in a funk right now. " The Wizards' franchise player hasn't been shooting well and has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate over the last few games.
March 1, 2013 |
THEY DON'T make baseball players like they used to. In the old days, players would hurt their leg or arm, rub a little mud on it and get right back in the game. On Thursday, Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from a spring-training game against the Indians. The reason? "Sensitivity in his left arm," according to the club. The real reason? Andrus got a tattoo on Tuesday and his arm was still sore. To be fair, the tat - a likeness of his father, who died in 1996 - is huge, from his elbow to his shoulder.