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Bruce Jenner

Ex-Wives By His Side

4/30/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner Ex Wives PhotoBruce Jenner got support from 2 of his ex-wives as they watched the west coast feed of the Diane Sawyer special, but if you think Kris Jenner's absence is meaningful, you'd be wrong.

Linda Thompson, Bruce's second wife and former GF of Elvis, belatedly posted the pic for an op-ed piece she had posted hours after the interview aired. Thompson is writing her memoir and she included intimate details about her marriage to Bruce in the piece.

The pic also features first wife Chrystie Crownover, who was married to Jenner when he won gold in the Olympics. They all watched the west coast feed at daughter Casey's house.

The reason Kris isn't in the pic ... her family and Bruce all watched the east coast feed of the special 3 hours earlier.

Hank Baskett

Transgender Mistress

Attacked by Kendra Fans

4/29/2015 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:30 PM PST -- TMZ spoke with London's alleged attacker Blake Tinsley who tells us he never touched the mistress and the whole thing started when she smacked him in the face with her hair while walking by ... Blake says it was a friend of his who stood up for him and the two traded blows.update_grey_gray_barThe transgender female who claimed she had a relationship with Hank Baskett is filing a police report, saying she was attacked in a gay bar by Kendra Wilkinson fans who were out for revenge.

Ava London is currently telling Modesto Police that she was inside a gay bar called Climax when a man and a woman attacked her. She says they pummeled her and pulled her weave out, screaming she was a "homewrecker" and a "ho."

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Hank's camp has acknowledged he "hung out with" with Ava. 

The guy who took credit for the attack posted the above video of the aftermath and wrote, "LOL, the #husbandf***er Ava got told she's a hoe today and she/he went crazy."

The guy actually admits the attack saying, "After she flipped her fake-ass hair in my face and after i was being held by security my girl Tee Tee beat the s*** outs her."

Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Recruited By 'Couples Therapy'

... You Need Serious Help

4/29/2015 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The host of VH1's "Couples Therapy" says she desperately wants to get WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson on the show ... telling TMZ Sports they "need a hell of a lot of work."

Both Brittney and Glory were arrested last week for attacking each other in their AZ home -- and Dr. Jenn Berman says the show would be the perfect place for them to work out their issues before they tie the knot. 

Dr. Berman -- a former rape and domestic violence counselor -- also says domestic violence is a serious problem in the gay and lesbian community because they tend to hide it more often. 

"There's a lot of shame in the gay community when there is domestic violence because there is a kind of a sense of 'Hey, we've been fighting to be recognized as a couple and now we have this?!'"

Berman also offers the couple advice -- but says she could be most effective if Griner and Johnson agree to get her help in person ... on Season 6. 

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Erick Sermon

Hip-Hop Is a No Bruce Jenner Zone

... That's Not Our Culture

4/29/2015 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Message to any transgender rappers -- do NOT follow Bruce Jenner's lead, 'cause hip-hop culture's not ready for that kinda thing ... at least according to hip-hop legend Erick Sermon.

We got Sermon -- one half of rap pioneers EPMD -- in NYC, and when we asked if hip-hop would welcome a transgender performer at this point ... he went on a rant. 

Sermon said, "They're taking the culture too far. It's just too far to be going."

You've gotta watch ... it's a bit puzzling -- Sermon criticizes Bruce for the timing of his announcement ... then applauds him for potentially helping transgenders who might be suicidal. 

As for the whole transgender rapper thing -- check out his Michael Sam metaphor.

It's complicated.

Isaiah Washington

Raging in Gay Bar

To Get the Word Out On New Film

4/28/2015 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Isaiah Washington's on a guerrilla marketing campaign to spread the word about his new movie to the LGBT community, and he went all in -- maybe not all in -- by partying at a legendary gay bar. 

Washington hit up Rage nightclub in West Hollywood  (one of the biggest gay bars in town) this past weekend promoting "Blackbird" with his co-star Gary LeRoi Gray. We're told he was drinking and dancing ... having a great time.

The irony can't be overstated -- Isaiah was famously fired from "Grey's Anatomy" for using a homophobic slur during a blow up with T.R. Knight.

To be fair, that was 8 years ago ... and sources connected to "Blackbird" tell us Washington's role in the film is "not about redemption" -- he really just feels strongly about the movie's powerful message. It's centered around a gay African American man growing up in a small town.

We're told Washington's been totally on board with the plan to promote in the LGBT community -- and it shows.

Bruce Jenner

Docuseries Both Serious and Humorous ...

Learning to Golf with Breasts

4/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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's docuseries will have plenty of serious, eye-opening moments, but there will also be plenty of fun, including how Bruce will adapt his golf game with newly-formed breasts. 

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ, the goal of the 8-part docuseries is to educate people and provide hope and inspiration for those going through the challenges Bruce has faced. But as one source put it, "If all you have is a downer, you don't have a show."  

So we're told the show will have a balance, showing "the dark moments, the lighthearted moments and moments that are just plain hilarious."

Our production sources say Bruce's golf game will be front and center. Bruce is a great golfer, and apparently it's not an easy transition to swing with breasts.

There will also be a social aspect to the show. You'll recall Bruce mentioned he sometimes has wine and cheese parties with his girlfriends. That's on the table for the program, although nothing is set in stone.

We're also told the cosmetic side of Bruce's transition will be represented.  

As a production source said, "There will be a happy medium. Bruce has a great sense of humor and it will be showcased. But the show will deal with the very serious issues Bruce is committed to showing."

Our opinion ... that's exactly what the show should be -- it's not a tragic story, it's a life story.

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Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians Are Behind Bruce Jenner

100 PERCENT

4/27/2015 6:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is absolutely no dissent in the Kardashian camp when it comes to Bruce Jenner ... they all support him completely ... so says Kim Kardashian

KK hit up the "Today" show Monday morning to talk about Bruce's moving and heartfelt interview with Diane Sawyer. She told Matt Lauer the family is still adjusting to things -- like what pronoun to use when discussing Bruce.  

She also says it's all very new, and they're still adjusting.

Kanye West

Music Execs Made Him

Feel Bruce Jenner's Pain

4/26/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0426-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-bruce-jenner-TMZ-ABC-01Kanye West was set up to play the hero -- helping Kim Kardashian better understand Bruce Jenner's transition -- thanks to a bunch of crap he himself had to take on while coming up in the music biz.

As Jenner told Diane Sawyer ... Kanye lead Kim to a breakthrough by telling her everyone has to be true to themselves. Sources tell us Kanye was referring to how music execs made him feel about his identity in the rap game.

We're told Kanye felt like he stood out when his career was taking off -- he was a rapper who also had strong interests in other fields, such as fashion. But he felt like the honchos ignored his true identity, and were constantly trying to mold him into someone they could market better.

Sources say Kanye explained to Kim that standing up to those execs was the only thing that eventually brought him true happiness.

Pretty savvy on Kanye's part ... to recognize Bruce going through the same thing he did, and then convey that to Kim.

Welcome to the Good Life.


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Bruce Jenner's Ex-Playmate Friend

Breaks Down in Tears ...

He Doesn't Realize His Own Power

4/26/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of Bruce Jenner's friends -- a former Playboy Playmate -- couldn't hold back her emotions about his transition ... and the impact he's having on society.

Deborah Driggs -- Miss March 1990 -- told us she's known Bruce for years, and admitted outside Spago Saturday night ... she couldn't hold back the water works when we asked her about the ABC special.

Watch ... Deborah's explanation about why she thinks Bruce is saving lives is pretty moving. She's also, we suspect, echoing the feelings of countless people.

By the way, Deborah has a golden connection to Bruce. They became friends though her ex-husband Mitch Gaylord -- the first male American gymnast to score a perfect 10 ... which earned him Gold in the '84 Olympics.

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Republican Congressman

We Welcome

Bruce Jenner

4/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get. 

Chaffetz -- an ultra conservative from Utah who has become extremely influential in DC -- told our TMZ photog it's not his job to judge Jenner's choices.

It's interesting ... Chaffetz has become a powerful voice promoting the right of privacy. Although it seems Chaffetz is saying live and let live, he clearly has limits because he has opposed both gay marriage and medical marijuana use in the past.

Jenner told Sawyer he's a long time Republican with no plans of jumping parties. 

Bruce Jenner

Kids Say

Dad Won Over the Nation!

4/25/2015 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0425-brody-brandon-bert-kim-getty-tmz-02Bruce Jenner hit a world series home run in his Diane Sawyer special ... according to some of his kids.

Sources connected with the family tell us, the boys feel like Bruce won over the hearts and minds of an untold number of people who had negative feelings about their dad's transition.

Speaking of the audience, the estimate is ... 17 million people tuned in.

We're told Kim found the special "very emotional" but was crowing about how proud she was of Bruce and how positive the interview came off.

As we reported, Bruce watched the show with almost all of his immediate family.  

Kris Humphries

'Apologizes'

'I Was Too Vague'

4/25/2015 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kris Humphries seemed pretty clear about Bruce Jenner when he said last night he got outta Dodge just in time, but he says he's now apologizing for being "vague."

Humphries -- who was married to Kim Kardashian and then fought the divorce tooth and nail -- tweeted last night, "Man, I'm glad I got out when I did #gottadoyou."

He just tweeted again, "I have and always will support Bruce hence #gottadoyou. Now recognize I was too vague and sincerely apologize for the way this came across."

0425-sub-kris-humphries-post-twitter-01It seems he's now saying he supports Jenner but is glad he's out of the Kardashian magnetic pull ... or something like that.

Bruce Jenner

Kim Had a Breakthrough

Thanks to Kanye

4/24/2015 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Bruce Jenner says the most supportive family member by far in his transition journey has been Kim Kardashian ... and it's all thanks to Kanye West.

It's really an incredible story ... how Kanye sat Kim down and explained how being true to yourself is everything in life.

Diane Sawyer's special is just amazing.  Bruce's words are moving, thought-changing and it has to be the biggest moment ever for a lot of people who are really struggling.


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