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Alexis Arquette, the transgender actress and sibling of actors David, Patricia, Rosanna and Richmond Arquette died early Sunday.

Surrounded by family, the 47 year old LGBTQ activist and actress passed away as David Bowie’s “Starman” played.

Alexis Arquette was best known for her roles in “The Wedding Singer” and “Pulp Fiction” but also had a part in “Blended”.

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Press release from family of Alexis:

“Our sister, Alexis Arquette, passed away this morning, September 11th, 2016.

Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor. She starred in movies like Last Exit to Brooklyn, Pulp Fiction, Jumpin’ at the Boneyard, Of Mice and Men, The Wedding Singer, and The Bride of Chucky. Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman. Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.

She fiercely lived her reality in a world where it is dangerous to be a trans person — a world largely unready to accept differences among human beings, and where there is still the ugliness of violence and hostility towards people that we may not understand.

Alexis was born as Robert, our brother. We loved him the moment he arrived. But he came in as more than a sibling — he came as our great teacher. As Alexis transitioned into being a woman, she taught us tolerance and acceptance. As she moved through her process, she became our sister, teaching us what real love is.

We learned what real bravery is through watching her journey of living as a trans woman. We came to discover the one truth — that love is everything.

In the days leading to her death, she told us she was already visiting the other side, and that where she was going, there was only one gender. That on the other side, we are free from all of the things that separate us in this life, and that we are all one.

She passed away surrounded by love. We held her and sang her David Bowie’s “Starman” as she punched through the veil to the other side. We washed her body in rose petals and surrounded her with flowers.

Alexis always had to do everything first. She left before we were ready to let her go. We are all heartbroken that she is no longer with us, but we are grateful for the grace and kindness we were all shown during this difficult time. We are comforted by the fact that Alexis came into our family and was our brother and then our sister, and that she gave us so much love. We will love you always, Alexis. We know we were the lucky ones.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations please be sent to organizations that support the LGBTQ community in honor of Alexis Arquette.

Please respect our privacy during this time of grieving.
Rosanna Arquette
Richmond
Patricia Arquette
David Arquette

Sister Patricia posted on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PattyArquette/status/774927542482415617?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

And brother David:
https://twitter.com/DavidArquette/status/775071588790120448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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Steve Harvey met his doppelganger on an episode of “Family Feud”. The lookalike contestant’s name is Olden Thornton, a full-time pastor who says people are always telling him he looks identical to celebrity host, Steve Harvey.

“I love what I do, but every single day of my life, people come up to me and call me Steve Harvey……And I don’t even have your money.”
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Even Harvey couldn’t deny the uncanny resemblance, admitting the twin-contestant was actually better looking than him, “Man, you look like me. I hate to say this, but I’m an honest guy: You’re actually a little better looking than I am.”

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Everyone knows Katy Perry and Taylor Swift don’t get along. A fan wrote Katy Perry asking if she would ever collab with Swift. Perry responded, “”if she says sorry, sure!”

Apologize for what, you ask? How did this whole feud between Perry and Swift even begin? The rumors all started back in 2014, when Taylor Swift explained that her hit song, “Bad Blood” is about a conflict she had with a well-known artist, saying, “she did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies’. And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business”.

Taylor claims, “she would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’”

“She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it. I know people will make it this big girl-fight thing. But I just want people to know it’s not about a guy.”

Shortly after T-Swift’s revealing Rolling Stone interview, Katy Perry responded by tweeting, “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing”

Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…

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Taylor remained tight-lipped, telling The Telegraph“I’m not giving [the press] anything to write about. I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen.”

“It’s not real if someone appears to never have any issues with anyone. I have my friends. I have enemies.”

When Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift were in a fight online, Katy Perry got involved online.

If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year ?????????????

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 @NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot..

Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…

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Meanwhile, this Canadian cutie is keeping her personal life private, but she is sharing new music! Nelly Furtado released her new song, ‘“Islands of Me”, which will appear on her upcoming album, “The Ride”. 

The Canadian singer has described the album as “modern pop-alternative”.

You can pick up “The Ride” in March 2017.

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