Bruce Jenner's family is now regularly leaking out stories that have been obvious to all for quite some time ... that the Jenner patriarch is becoming a woman.
The latest leak is to "People," quoting a family source that Bruce is making the change. As we reported more than a year ago, Bruce underwent an operation called a laryngal shave, to smooth out his Adam's Apple, and at the time our sources were clear ... it was, as one put it, "one of the first steps."
We spoke to Bruce at the time and he said he was "absolutely not" transitioning, but the denial was part of his plan to make the change gradually, which he has done over the last year, to the point it simply became obvious and an announcement became almost irrelevant. But his decision to transition had been firmly made months before.
Our sources say Bruce is now far along in the process, has undergone various procedures and psychological counseling, and is ready to show his journey to the world. Our sources say it's so far along his docuseries will air as early as May.
People is reporting his family is supportive but not all family members are on board 100%. As we told you, the family filmed Bruce's formal announcement to them last month and during the conversation Kris freaked out. The other kids -- the boys and the girls -- have been more supportive, especially the older ones.
A leader in the transgender community tells TMZ they've know for "way more than a year" Bruce was doing this and some felt he should have announced it when he had the laryngal shave. But we're told Bruce decided a gradual transition followed by a revelation would be better for him and his family.
And we're told part of the plan to reveal the decision is for various family members to start speaking out. What Kim said this week about Bruce's "journey" was no slip of the tongue.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
1/31/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight has a new home, at least for a while. And Lindsay Lohan could be joining him. So we gotta ask ...
Suge's Full of It
I Never Asked for a Peace Summit
1/31/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre is calling BS on Suge Knight for suggesting the good Doc asked Suge to come to the set to make peace with him.
Sources connected with Dre tell us ... he scoffed when he was told Suge is claiming Terry Carter -- the man he struck and killed -- was bringing Suge to the set because Dre wanted to end their beef.
TMZ broke the story ... less than an hour before the hit and run, Suge went to another set location but was thrown out by Dre's security. Sources connected with Suge say he got a call from Carter who said he had just spoken with Dre and the Beats mogul said he wanted Suge to return so he could make peace.
Our Dre sources say it never happened, and note it's pretty convenient the only other person who has first-hand knowledge is dead because Suge killed him.
As for why Dre and his people didn't want Suge around ... we're told it's because they view Suge as having a big fat target on his back. They say the shooting last Summer where Suge was hit 6 times is proof enough ... he has enemies, and Dre didn't want him and his people in the line of fire.
'7th Heaven' Cast and Viewers
They Have My Back
15 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins made a very public re-entry into public life after the molestation allegations surfaced ... dining at a high-profile restaurant Friday night and expressing gratitude for the support he's received.
Collins and his divorce lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, were leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills Friday night when our photog asked about '7th Heaven' very quietly coming back on the air after it was yanked in the wake of the audio tape in which Collins confessed to molestation.
Make no mistake ... going to Mr. Chow is calculated. He wanted to talk, and it's interesting.
Best Prayer Service EVER!!!
1/31/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
DMX makes the fieriest of pastors look like boring insurance salesmen ... this is one for the ages.
It all went down in Las Vegas before a concert ... when 44-year-old DMX asked the man upstairs to prevent stabbings, shootings and fighting from ruining his gig.
You gotta watch the faces of his makeshift congregation. They are either deep in prayer or doing everything humanly possible not to bust up.
Please watch this video. It could save you.
Famous Faces With
SUPER BOWL XLIX
1/31/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Moving From The Block ...
Cuz It's Too Damn Big
1/31/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez loves her beautiful big ass, but not her beautiful big ass house ... because she's unloading it.
JLo is selling her 3+ acre, 17,000 square-foot Hidden Hills estate, because it's just ridiculously big for her small family.
We're told Jennifer and her 2 kids have their sights set on Malibu ... a smaller house with a better view.
She'll definitely have the cash to buy something new. She purchased the Hidden Hills mansion for $8.2 mil in 2010 and is asking for a cool $17 MILLION.
No word yet if Casper is included in the sale.
'All About Sex' Bosses
Yeah, We're Gonna Need to
Get Back Those Vibrators
1/31/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Taking your work home with you, when your work is sex toys ... is a major dil-don't -- a lesson the staff of TLC's "All About Sex" just learned.
Sources tell us producers got a huge box of vibrators delivered to their office 2 weeks ago in preparation for an upcoming episode -- but a day after the toys arrived ... they all vanished.
We're told producers had one not-so-mysterious explanation -- curious employees swiped 'em. So, bosses called a full staff meeting, and asked for the immediate return of the toys.
Imagine that awkward convo ... and even more awkward -- they got back 2 items! We're guessing/hoping the mini vibrator and kegel balls set we're unopened.
Anyway, watch the clip ... they made do with what they had, and the mini vibe (used or not) was a big hit. As for the future -- we're told producers are keeping all toys under lock and key.
1/31/2015 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
This is a side of Holly Madison you've never seen before, and that's saying a lot!
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao
... Fight Set
1/30/2015 5:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
6:27 PM PT -- A source involved in the negotiations tells TMZ Sports both fighters have agreed to fight and a date and location (Vegas) have already been set.
The source says the formal agreement has not been signed but everyone expects the signatures "soon." Negotiators are putting "finishing touches" on the deal.
Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports ... who say the two finally came to an agreement moments ago.
The two sides had been trying to hammer out a deal for a while to square off at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2nd.
Manny had agreed to his contract weeks ago ... and it was all up to Floyd to sign on the dotted line.
But now, after meeting in person at the Miami Heat game earlier this week ... we're told it's a done deal .. and the two sides will make a formal announcement in the coming days.
Story developing ...
Child Sex Abuse and Incest
1/30/2015 3:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Heidi Montag's father has been arrested for allegedly committing years of sexual abuse and incest with a 13-year-old girl and according to authorities it went on for years ... but sources connected to Heidi and Spencer tell TMZ ... the alleged victim has significant credibility problems.
Bill Montag was picked up by Aspen cops Thursday night. Authorities say the sexual abuse continued until the girl turned 17. The complaint says he abused the child at least 50 times.
As for the time frame ... the alleged abuse occurred between 1993 and 1998. It does not line up with Heidi or her sister Holly.
According to the docs, Bill Montag "groomed her with back rubs in her bedroom in the basement of their home," and escalated by attempting to insert a vibrator into her vagina. At age 16 he began performing oral sex. It then gets extremely graphic.
The documents describe the last incident in 1998, when he allegedly crawled into bed with her, tried to pull down her underwear and said, "I want to have sex with you." Authorities say she rebuffed him by saying, "Get the hell out of my room, no!" And he responded, "I thought that's what you wanted. I thought you loved me the way I love you."
Our sources who are very close to Heidi and Spencer tell us ... they are very familiar with the accuser who "is determined to destroy the family." They say she has stalked Heidi and Spencer at various public appearances to the point security had to remove her. Heidi and Spence believe Bill Montag will be exonerated.
Bill Montag walked Heidi down the aisle in 2009 when she married Spencer Pratt.
Kris Jenner SHUT OUT of His Televised Journey
1/29/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
On Compact Disc [TMZ TV]
1/30/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If there's one thing Elvis Presley loved ... it was cranking up the tunes on his portable CD player. That's what you might think if you saw the King rocking a DiscMan. What's that ya say? Not possible?
And then actor Michael Shannon slipped on some blue suede shoes ... and blew your mind! Boom.