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North Korea Woman’s Soccer Coach Blames Lightning For World Cup Loss To U.S.

Among other things, North Korea is a strange place when it comes to sports.  Its leader, Kim Jong Il, once claimed he shot the best round of golf in recorded history, and after North Korea men’s soccer team had an unsuccessful run in the 2010 World Cup they were forced to stand on a stage where they were berated by 400 government officials.

Perhaps it is in this context that we can best understand North Korean soccer coach’s Kwang Min Kim’s bizarre excuse as to why his team lost to the United States 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup Tuesday.

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 24 – Petra Nemcova, Minka Kelly and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Petra Nemcova
Age: 32
Occupation: Model and Philanthropist
Known For: Appearing in five Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, surviving the 2004 Thailand tsunami (in which she lost her fiance), founding the Happy Hearts Fund and recently appearing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Minka Kelly
Age: 31
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Roles on ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Parenthood,’ a starring role in the upcoming reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ and being named Esquire’s 2010 Sexiest Woman Alive

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Glen Campbell: I Have Alzheimer’s Disease

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE (via Taste of Country), Grammy-winning country legend Glen Campbell has revealed he has Alzheimer’s Disease.

The 75-year-old ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ singer and his wife, Kim, say they are going public with his disease now because “he’s hoping to say farewell with a final slate of live performances this fall – and they want his fans to be aware of the musician’s condition.”

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Miss California Alyssa Campanella Crowned Miss USA 2011 [VIDEO]

In what came down to a battle between two best friends, Alyssa Campanella of Los Angeles, California was crowned Miss USA 2011 Sunday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The 21-year-old beauty beat out Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham to take the title, the 60th in the pageant’s long-running history.

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