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Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un take in a basketball game in February. | AP

Dennis Rodman made a living rebounding. So it's perhaps no surprise that he's bouncing back to North Korea.

The Worm told a Miami gossip site over the weekend that he was planning on returning to North Korea to visit his new bestie Kim Jong Un in August. That's the same Kim Jong Un that's been rattling ever sabre in the country for a few weeks, goading the U.S. and various allies into, well, nobody really knows what his motives are.

Then again, maybe he just misses his buddy Rodman. It sure seems Dennis misses him. As Rodman was quoted at GossipExtra:

"I'm going back August 1. We [Rodman and Kim Jong Un] have no plans really, as far as what we're going to do over there, but we'll just hang and have some fun!"

The U.S.'s apparent unofficial ambassador to North Korea also offered some knowledge on where the country stands in history and its impact on geopolitics with the non-stop war rhetoric of late:

"The Russians were way out there, and they were acting on their threats. He (Un) just wants to be loved. He just wants to sit down and talk. That's all."

Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry is on his way back from a trip to the region where he spent time reassuring allies that North Korean threats would be answered according - including in Japan, which Kim Jong-Un has threatened to attack first. Tensions are particularly high today as the country celebrates the birthday of Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un and the country's founder.

Rodman gained fame - the Rodman kind of fame - when he went in February to visit the North Korean tyrant and described him as "a great guy," and pushed for a basketball summit with President Obama.

The ouster of Groupon brainchild and CEO Andrew Mason on Thursday was hardly a surprise.

Groupon has been in a spiral since it's heralded IPO, complete with stock price drops and disappointing earnings statements - the most recent of which proved to be the final straw for Mason.

The real surprise here may be that NMAWorldEdition, a Taiwanese news operation that works in animated videos, chose to take on the story. They previously dabbled in explanatory efforts around such stories as the Tiger Woods marriage breakdown and the latenight talkshow host wars.

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