Bruce Jenner is calling ALL the shots in the production of his upcoming docuseries which chronicles a journey that will produce some fundamental changes in his life ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the production tell TMZ ... the docuseries will begin airing in either May or June on E!.
We're told a significant portion of the docuseries will involve Bruce's interaction with doctors, discussing procedures and goals. It will also deal with psychological implications.
As we reported, Bruce's family, including his daughters, sons and Kris, will all appear on the show but they are not the central part.
Our sources say Bruce is at the center of production. Kris is not calling any of the shots. And we're told it's a "completely separate project" from "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and Bruce does NOT want it to air until the "Kardashians" finale is over and out.
Prosecutor Calls BS ...
Will Recommend Jail
1/29/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan could go to jail for doing BS community service ... at least if the prosecutor has his way.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... prosecutor Terry White is indignant over the revelation Lindsay's community service organization let her do ridiculous things to fulfill her obligation. As we first reported, Lindsay got 18 hours credit for meeting and greeting fans after her London play.
And Lindsay got 70 hours credit for allowing young people to follow her around for "work shadowing experience" ... pretty incredible, since she wasn't working at the time.
We're told White believes Lindsay had an obligation to inform the court the types of community service she was doing. White objected to allowing Lindsay to do her community service in London for this very reason, and now we're told he feels she's manipulated the system and should do jail time for not completing legitimate community service.
Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told the judge her client merely did what she was told to do by the community service organization.
Lil Wayne to Birdman
I'm Willing to Stay
If the Price is Right
1/29/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne will stay with Cash Money and Birdman IF they ante up the money he's owed ... in fact, we're told if Cash Money pays up, Wayne has no choice but to stay.
Sources involved in the case tell TMZ ... Wayne feels Birdman's decision to avoid paying him is nothing more than a power play. TMZ broke the story that Wayne is suing, and a central claim is that Birdman has consistently stiffed him over the last year.
There are 2 payments that have irked Wayne -- he says he was owed $8 million when he went into the studio to record "Tha Carter V" in December 2013, and another $2 mil when he completed the album last month.
We're told the hope is that Universal -- which distributes Cash Money Records -- will step in and earmark the $10 mil for Wayne. And we're told Universal is already putting pressure on Cash Money to settle.
If Cash Money pays Wayne the $10 mil, it would essentially eliminate any breach of contract. That means Wayne would have no legal basis to ask out of the contract. Even though Wayne's suing for $51 million, most of that is predicated on future lost profits which would not be an issue if they settle.
As for the release of "Tha Carter V" ... even if the case settles the power would be in Birdman's claws.
I've Been Covering Up Who I Really Am
... Begs for Mercy
1/28/2015 9:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is making a very emotional and thought-provoking apology to his fans -- but what's unclear is exactly WHY he's doing it.
Bieber seemed to be pouring his heart out in the video he posted late Wednesday evening. He copped to covering up his true feelings for the past year and half ... and promised he was trying to change.
The video mea culpa came hours after Justin taped an episode of "Ellen." Sources at the taping tell us Justin kinda bombed the appearance -- giving Ellen DeGeneres one word answers ... and seeming extremely nervous.
In his confession, Justin says "I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now."
JB added ... he wanted everyone to know he's not the type of person to say, "I don't give a f**k" -- or at least he isn't anymore. Watch the video ... makes you wonder how badly he really tanked.
Farrah Can Have My Porn Award ...
I'm a Mom Now
1/29/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
And the AVN Award for Best Celebrity Sex Tape ... does not go to Farrah Abraham -- but her cakes might take the cake anyway, since actual the winner Tila Tequila would rather be Mommy of The Year.
Tila won the trophy last weekend for her Shakespearean effort in "Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored and Squirting" -- but she tells us she'd be happy to give it to Farrah ... who clearly wanted it more.
During the award ceremony, the former "Teen Mom" mistakenly stood up as Tila was named the winner -- but Tila, who squeezed out a baby girl in November ... says she'd rather be known as a great mom than for great anal.
No word if the "Backdoor Teen Mom" will accept Tila's offer, but we're sure she's got a place to put it.
Flies the Coop ...
Straight Outta Famous Bird 'Hood
1/29/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre is determined to ball like a billionaire, and he moved close to that goal ... by dropping his fancy Hollywood Hills crib for big money.
Dre just scored $32.5 million for his posh pad in the exclusive bird streets hood ... which is home to Leo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves, and a ton of other celebs.
Dre's walking away with more than twice what he paid for it in 2011. Not bad, considering he didn't live there full time. It's not like he had to ... the Doc splurged on Tom Brady and Gisele's massive Brentwood estate for $40M last spring.
The new owners will have plenty of space for their homies to get gangsta ... the 6-bed, 9-bath joint is tucked away on a cul-de-sac with an amazing infinity pool.
We reached out to Dre's uber real estate broker Kurt Rappaport ... but never heard back. The home sale helps Dre creep toward billionaire status. Several estimates already have him over $650 million.
Guess Who This
1/29/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before this little girl sprouted into a Hollywood hottie she was just another little girl with a green thumb growing up in Checotah, Oklahoma. Can you guess who she is?
Geezer Butler Arrested for Bar Brawl
1/28/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ozzy Osbourne's right hand man in Black Sabbath -- bassist Geezer Butler -- got busted for a bar fight, and spent a night in jail.
Sources tell us Butler was in a bar at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley Tuesday ... when the brawl broke out -- and apparently the ol' Geezer's still got some fight left in him.
Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, clearly believing the Butler did it ... arrested the 65-year-old for battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.
Butler famously wrote most of Sabbath's lyrics ... while Ozzy got all the glory as the band's frontman.
Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind?
Who knows? But cops tell us Butler was released from jail Wednesday morning after drying out.
Go Daddy's Super Cute Puppy
Can't Make Cut [TMZ TV]
1/28/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sues Birdman's Cash Money ...
I Want Out!
1/28/2015 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman and company violated the deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his long-delayed album, "Tha Carter V."
Wayne claims because Cash Money is refusing to pay, he's entitled to walk.
But Lil Wayne wants more than just a declaration of freedom. He's suing for $51 MILLION.
And Wayne wants the judge to declare he's the joint copyright owner of all Young Money recordings ... which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.
Sources connected to Wayne tell TMZ ... if Birdman antes up then he can release "Tha Carter V," but only if Wayne gets paid. Wayne says he was supposed to get an $8 million advance when he began recording in December, 2013 and another 2M when he completed the album a year later, but so far he's gotten nothing.
I Showed Troubled Youth the Right Path
And I Got Credit!
1/28/2015 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan got credit for 18 hours of community service for doing meet and greets with fans who went to see her London play ... and that's why the prosecutor is furious.
It's pretty stunning ... Community Service Volunteers in London submitted docs to the court in Lindsay's probation case Wednesday ... listing 5 meet and greets following her performances in "Speed-the-Plow." According to the docs, each hangout lasted 3 HOURS!
But wait ... it gets even more bizarre ... CSV gave 5 lucky probationers a total of 70 hours with Lindsay ... providing them with "work shadowing experience." In other words, young people who needed to be taught a lesson followed Lindsay by way of example. The other thing ... she's not even working right now.
Prosecutor Terry White wants 2 weeks to get to the bottom of it before he makes a recommendation to the judge. Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told the judge Lindsay merely complied with CSV rules.
In other news...
Ryan Seacrest is about 5'8" so you might be surprised when you find out how much he actually weighs!
Courtney Loves Making Money
... And So Do I
1/28/2015 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin O'Leary and Courtney Love definitely made a connection -- not romantically, but financially -- during their marathon dinner date Tuesday night.
Mr. Wonderful came on TMZ Live to reveal their nearly 4-hour meal was all about money and music. Courtney has publishing rights to tons of music -- hers and Kurt Cobain's -- and, of course, Kevin's got tons of money.
Kevin says he's considering investing in her music catalog, but you have to see what really shocked him about Courtney.
Never judge a book, or a Hole lead singer ...
I Got Primary Physical Custody of Our Daughter
1/28/2015 12:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ludacris just got what he was after in family court ... the judge just gave him primary physical custody of his 1-year-old daughter ... but the decision is really confusing.
The decision comes after baby mama Tamika Fuller bitterly testified Luda didn't want the baby when he found out she was pregnant, and even tried to negotiate an abortion by throwing 10K her way.
But sources connected with the rapper tell TMZ ... the judge reviewed the report from an independent expert as well as the testimony and concluded Luda was the more fit parent.
The judge awarded both Luda and Tamika joint legal and physical custody but said Luda will be "the primary physical custodian." We've watched the video of the decision and the judge messes up in a big way, saying Luda has decision-making authority. If that's true, he would have primary legal custody. Short story ... the judge makes very little sense.
Luda tells TMZ, "I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter."