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.
Michael Jordan‘s alleged baby mama never planned to file a paternity suit against the NBA legend — until her son pleaded with her to make his famous (alleged) dad step up to the plate … TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Pamela Smith is suing Michaelfor paternity and child support, claiming Jordan knocked her up back in 1995, while he was still married to Juanita Vanoy.
Sources close toSmith tell TMZ that she’s always had a good relationship with Michael and doesn’t need the money to support herself. But we’re told her son — Grant Reynolds (a.k.a Taj) — desperately wants MJ to acknowledge him as his son, so HE begged his mom to file the docs.
We’re told Pamela’s intention was never to “call Michael out” — the lawsuit is simply so her 16-year-old son can have his real (alleged) father be a bigger part of his life.
In fact, we’re told Michael and Grant have met a few times over the years and Pamela claims Michael has given the family money and gifts here and there … but Grant always had to keep it a secret.