The Social Climber: Get Ready for Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Ready to Play
PHOTO: Portugals Cristiano Ronaldo leaves a training session with ice on the left knee, in Campinas, Brazil, June 12, 2014.
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Citizens of Portugal collectively breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday when Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo announced in a press conference that he recovered from an injury in his left knee and is ready to play in Monday's World Cup match against Germany. Ronaldo is arguably the "best football player in the world," (unless you live in the U.S. and call the game by its other name).

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Good Game, LeBron.
PHOTO: Miami Heat forward LeBron James listens to a question during a news conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals against the San Antonio Spurs, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio.
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Miami Heat's LeBron James said after his team's loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 on Sunday that his competitors were a "selfless" team.

He applauded the Spurs' focus on the team, saying, "it's never about the individual."

Ultimately, the Spurs won on Sunday with 104-87 victory

While James said he wasn't disappointed in his teammates, he wasn't so easy on himself, saying, "Obviously I didn't do enough."

Spoiler Alert: Another "Game of Thrones" Character Talks About Dying.
PHOTO: Sibel Kekilli as Shae in "Game of Thrones" season 4.

Warning: major spoiler alert for fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones."

On Sunday, American fans of the television series based on books by George R.R. Martin were perhaps desensitized to yet more deaths of major characters. But the saddest reaction to the death of "Shae," a prostitute and lover of "Tyrion," who is played by American actor Peter Dinklage, came from the actress who played her.

German actress Sibel Kekilli said, "Oh, God, it’s really hard."

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"A few days ago, I was in Belfast, and it was the first time I felt really sad," she told the New York Times from Hamburg, Germany, where she lives. "It was for an exhibition for 'Game of Thrones,' and it was like coming home – they are still shooting in Belfast – but it was like coming home without shooting. And I felt so sad. I think at that moment, I realized that it’s over for me."

After her "strangling" scene, she took home from the set the necklace that killed her.

Kate Middleton Watches a Polo Match: She's Just Like Us
PHOTO: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry play in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club, June 15, 2014, in Cirencester, England.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, known affectionately as Kate Middleton watched Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry play in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club, June 15, 2014, in Cirencester, England. Doing double-duty as supportive wife and loving mother, she had baby George, the future King of England, in tow, of course.

Baby George took his first steps in public as his mother decided to go casual in skinny jeans.

Happy Birthday, Tupac.
PHOTO: Tupac Shakur arrives at the premiere of "I Like It Like That" to benefit women in need, Nov. 13, 1994.
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The late rapper Tupac Shakur would have been 43 years old today. He was shot and killed on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas.

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