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Pro Snowboarder Estelle Balet Dead At 21 After Being Caught In Avalanche

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This is so sad… and scary!

Estelle Balet, a world champion snowboarder from Switzerland, died on Tuesday after being caught in an avalanche during a snowboarding film shoot in the Alps.

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Balet, just 21 years old, was filming a downhill run on Le Portalet, a mountain in Switzerland near the country's southwest border with Italy and France, when she followed another snowboarder through a narrow ravine.

That triggered the avalanche that carried on for nearly three-quarters of a mile down the mountain, catching and trapping the young snowboarder in its wake.

Balet was equipped with all the proper emergency gear: she was wearing a rescue beacon, a helmet, and an airbag — what snowboarders use to create an air pocket should they be trapped in an avalanche — but

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Sarah Palin Reveals Todd Palin Is Slowly But Surely Recovering From His Terrifying Snowmobile Accident!

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Todd Palin is one lucky guy!

Just a few weeks after Todd found himself in a horrific snowmobile accident, his wifey Sarah Palin took to Facebook to share some good news about his recovery.

In the emotional Thursday afternoon post, Sarah expressed how grateful she is for all the love and support following the incident. Her words of gratitude echoed her husband of thirty five years who graciously added that he intends to "pay it forward" once he's all better.

Related: Sarah Palin Will Be Returning To Reality TV!

All sentimental stuff aside, Todd made light of the situation when he admitted to binge watching Deadliest Catch (why aren't we surprised?) and Bering Sea Gold from his comfy couch in Alaska we guess bad TV is always a good cure!

Check out the recovery update and personal messages from the couple (below)!!!

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Sarah Palin Gives An Update On Todd's Snowmobile Injuries — With Lots Of Bad Jokes! Read Her Statement!

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This could have ended very differently.

As we previously reported, Todd Palin was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident in Alaska Sunday night, and while his wife Sarah Palin is far from our favorite celeb, we'd never wish harm on her or her family.

That's why we're excited to report that despite two collapsed lungs, multiple broken bones, and a bruised liver, the 51-year-old is currently expected to recover.

Video: Donald Trump Is Already Making Jokes About Todd's Injuries

The former GOP Vice Presidential Nominee shared an update on her husband's health on Facebook Thursday afternoon, saying:

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Demi Lovato Just Shoved Tampons Up Her Nose… To Fight A Cold?!

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Demi is super innovative!

Demi Lovato sure is resourceful!

The 23-year-old had a tough time riding a snow mobile on Thursday, considering she's apparently suffering from a cold! The former Disney darling took to Instagram to share a silly selfie (above) with tampons — yes, tampons — shoved right up her nose!

For those of you who are very confused, and are more familiar with the feminine care products being shoved, well, somewhere else, the pop princess explained that her nose was running and she had to figure out a way to make it stop!

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She wrote in the caption:

"When you snow mobile with a cold….. Nose tampons from @DevonneByDemi coming soon… 🍜"

It's almost like the brunette beauty just recreated a scene from She's The Man! Except instead of plugging up a bloody nose she's stopping snot from flowing out of her nostrils.

LOL! And also ewwwww!

But we have to admit, even with tampons stuck right on up there, Demi certainly is Irresistable, don't you think?

[Image via Demi Lovato/Instagram.]

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Gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy Reveals What It's Like Coming Out In The Action Sports World — Watch The Inspiring Interview HERE!

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What an inspiration!

Skier Gus Kenworthy is our man crush everyday now that he's officially come out of the closet — and he's already doing such an incredible job at representing our community.

Not only is he proving that gay guys can be athletic — silver medal in Sochi, y'all — but he's also using his coming out story to highlight some of the problems that most homosexuals have to face.

Related: Olympian Gus Kenworthy Saves 5 Strays From Sochi!

The Olympian sat down with ESPN on Thursday to share his big news, and we simply couldn't be more proud of Gus!

We know who we'll be supporting at next year's X Games!

Ch-ch-check out Gus' coming out interview (below)!!!

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Gus Kenworthy — Olympic Skier & Miley Cyrus Bestie — Comes Out As Gay!

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Join the ski club.

It sucks to live in a world where people like Kim Davis can dictate your rights, but thanks to athletes like Gus Kenworthy, we're one step closer to true equality!

You may remember the 24-year-old skier from Sochi thanks to his silver medal and/or puppy-saving capabilities, but Gus is also going down in history as one of the first Olympians to come out at gay!

Related: Miley Cyrus Parties With Gus Kenworthy At Bangerz!

We couldn't be happier for the out-and-proud hottie, who revealed the big news on the cover of ESPN magazine Thursday! He tweeted simply:

In 2012, there were only 23 openly gay athletes, so we're beyond ecstatic to have Gus as representation in the sports world.

Congrats, Gus!

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Lack Of Snow Prompts Organizers Of Famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race To Push Competition FAR North!

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The famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is set to begin this Saturday, but the race has had to maneuver through a series of changes this year because of the lack of snow on the ground along their usual route.

The race was moved from Willow, Alaska to a different starting point in Fairbanks which is about 225 miles north of their original spot!

Maybe they could just ask Boston for some of their snow…

And even now organizers are racing to add

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