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Former Number 1 British Tennis Player Elena Baltacha Dies At Age 30! Get The Sad Details HERE!

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Elena Baltacha passed away at age 30 after battling liver cancer!

The world of tennis lost one of it's brightest stars as Elena Baltacha passed away after battling cancer for the past few months.

The 30-year-old was Great Britain's number one ranked female tennis player for nearly three years, however, she was forced to retire last November due to health issues and was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year in January.

Her husband and coach Nino Severino made the sad announcement, saying:

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Brian Boitano Comes Out To Become THIRD Openly Gay Delegate To Head To Sochi Olympics!

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Remember when we told you that President Barack Obama was sending two openly gay delegates to the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a big ole middle finger to Russia's anti-gay laws?

Well make that three!

Former gold medal winning figure skater Brian Boitano just came out to become the third openly gay US delegate to head to the winter Olympics alongside Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow!

He released a statement saying:

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Celebrities Who Attended The U.S. Open!

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Celebrities sure do Love-Love tennis!!!

Today marks the end of the U.S. Open, which is the final Grand Slam tournament of the year for some the world's best tennis players! It was certainly a hot ticket, too, as Hollywood's finest made their way to New York to get in on the action!

From Leonardo DiCaprio's bromance with Lukas Haas to Katie Couric showing off her bling, there certainly was not shortage of star power!

CLICK HERE to see who else made their way to the U.S. Open!

CLICK HERE to see who else made their way to the U.S. Open!

CLICK HERE to see who else made their way to the U.S. Open!

CLICK HERE to see who else made their way to the U.S. Open!

CLICK HERE to see who else made their way to the U.S. Open!

CLICK HERE to see who else made their way to the U.S. Open!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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Kevin Spacey, Anna Wintour, & More Celebs Attend The U.S. Open!

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It looks like the U.S. Open is quite the hot ticket!

Tons of celebrities have been making their way to New York to watch some of the top tennis players duke it out for the last Grand Slam tourney of the year!

We recently saw Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis checking out Serena Williams in a dominant performance, and a few others were on hand to take in the first round action!

Kevin Spacey was in attendance and had VIP access and was hanging out with Dan Faber in the Time Warner suite!

Vogue EIC Anna Wintour was also there, and she sat down with tennis icon Billie Jean King!

Hey, isn't that the same person who the tennis courts are named after??

Talk about a dynamic duo!

Ch-ch-check out the legendary ladies …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Find Out Why The LGBT Community Supports Barack Obama

Tears! Tears! Tears!

Our eyes are welling up because this is such a wonderful message from Barack Obama's LGBT supporters.

Watch Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takei, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto, and Chaz Bono share their personal stories (above) about how the President's stance on equality has affected their lives.

What an amazing reminder of how FAR gay rights in this country have come!

Don't ask, don't tell is gone. Government employees share benefits with their same-sex partners. Same-sex couples now have hospital visitation rights. But perhaps MOST important was the president's historical declaration that he supports same-sex marriage!

He's the first Commander in Chief to do so and we sincerely hope he's not the last.

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Michelle Obama Gets Moving At The U.S. Open!

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Michelle Obama hit the tennis court on Saturday to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign at the U.S. Open.

Mrs. Obama spoke on the importance of promoting physical activity for children of all ages, then posed with U.S. Open finalist Serena Williams and tennis icon Billie Jean King before playing a game herself!

Check out more pics of the First Lady raising awareness for childhood obesity in New York below!

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