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Republican Congressman

We Welcome

Bruce Jenner

4/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

Mama June

By the By ...

I'm Bi!!

4/24/2015 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mama June wants the world to know ... "I'm bisexual."

The "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch tells TMZ she had 3 experiences with women in her life but says, "It's no big deal, I was young and experimented with it, never went pro though just played the minor leagues."

While she and Sugar Bear are currently broken up, June says she is working things out with him. But if they don't get back together ... "It's open season. I will keep ALL my options open."

Standby ladies (and guys) ... Mama's about to run wild.

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Bruce Jenner

Intense Question

'Are You Gonna Be OK?'

4/24/2015 6:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can feel the emotion as you watch Bruce Jenner process Diane Sawyer's interesting question, inviting Bruce to become her for a moment and fire off a question that would elicit a revealing answer.

Watch the video ... Bruce thinks for a moment -- as if he's processing the answer he'll give -- and then sounds off.

Sawyer's special should be fascinating. It's on tonight at 9 PM ET.

Kardashians

Mum's the Word On Bruce's Special

In the Midst of Insanity

4/24/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Kardashian klan is saying nothing about Bruce Jenner's special which airs tonight, and they chose to say nothing at a place known for the highest concentration of paparazzi in L.A. 

Kris, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall and Scott all showed up at Craig's in West Hollywood, arguably the most popular restaurant in the city.

All the photogs asked about the special but lips were glossed and sealed.

Kim and Kanye didn't join.  

One thing's for sure ... this family knows how to do what they do.

Vine Star Nash Grier

NoH8 Forgives Homophobic Rant

Internet Says Not So Fast

4/24/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423-nash-grier-noh8Vine superstar Nash Grier can pose for all the NoH8 campaign photos he wants -- his critics aren't willing to forgive ... even if the LGBT group is.

Grier posted a pic of himself at a photo shoot for the famous equal rights advocacy group on Wednesday night. Grier and NoH8 immediately got blasted on the Internet by thousands of people still fuming over the 17-year-old's rant last summer. 

In case you forgot ... Grier posted a Vine in which he shouted "f**s" and called AIDS a "gay disease." He eventually deleted it and said he was sorry.

NoH8 founder Jeff Parshley tells TMZ he accepted the apology, and isn't prepared to say Grier is homophobic based on his Vine performance. As for the backlash, he says Grier's just gonna have to deal.

Neil McNeil -- a huge YouTuber who focuses on LGBT issues -- didn't buy Grier's mea culpa and still isn't convinced he's changed. He suggests the Viner donate real time to support the LGBT cause, instead of posing for pics

Kris Jenner

Bruce Never Talked Transition During Marriage

4/22/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kris Jenner was in the dark about Bruce's desire to become a woman during their entire marriage ... this according to sources directly and closely connected to Kris.

Our sources say Kris says Bruce did speak with her 25 years ago about his feelings, but she says he talked about his "tendency" to dress like a woman ... not to become one.  

We're told Kris insists the subject never came up again during their entire marriage. She also says she never saw Bruce dressed as a woman during their entire relationship.

Our sources connected with Bruce tell a different story ... that she knew full well he was very conflicted about his gender. 

Kris tells our sources the subject of sexual transition did not come up until after they were divorced. In fact our sources say Bruce told the girls about it before Kris.

One other thing ... we're told reports that Kris might take legal action against Bruce if he speaks negatively about her are untrue.

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Bruce Jenner

Here's What Won't Change

Love of Sports

4/9/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner Becoming WomanBruce Jenner has been a super athlete all his life, and that won't change when he becomes a woman.

Sources close to Bruce tell TMZ his routines -- which involve multiple sports -- will be unaffected. Bruce is a staple at his golf country club, where the members love him, and he will stay active at the club.

Bruce is heavy into paddleboarding in Malibu -- something he does with his sons -- and that will continue.

We're told Bruce will keep up his passion for racing cars recreationally with his kids. Ditto flying helicopters, both model and real.

Short story ... he's been a world-class athlete with a passion for sports, and that's not going to change.

Bruce Jenner

Tells Diane Sawyer

'Farewell to Bruce'

4/8/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner Diane Sawyer InterviewBruce Jenner will put his male persona to rest for good when he appears on Diane Sawyer's two hour special, sources connected to Bruce and the production tell TMZ.

We're told Jenner views the show as "a farewell to Bruce." He will "present himself" as a woman publicly for the first time. But it's not about his look -- it's about his mental state and his journey.

Our sources say Bruce does NOT reveal his new name, or dress like a woman on camera. Nevertheless, we're told Bruce sees the interview as the most significant event associated with his sex change -- more significant than the surgical procedures that will get him there. 

Bruce will chronicle his life from age 5, where he identified as a woman. Jenner -- who did numerous interviews for the special over a period of time -- talks about the difficulties he's had in life living as a man but not feeling like one. He also spends significant time talking about the impact his decision to have a sex change has had on his family.

Bruce realizes he has already become a target for people who either don't understand why he's transitioning or those who have outright contempt for it. But he's doing the interview to both free himself and educate the public so others in his position don't have to go through the pain.

Our sources say some of the most compelling moments in the show -- which airs on ABC on April 24th -- are when Bruce talks about "mundane things" that will change in his new life -- day-to-day things that will change.

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WNBA's Brittney Griner

I Wouldn't Play In Indiana

'I Don't Want to Be Discriminated Against'

4/8/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

WNBA superstar Brittney Griner is taking a hard stand on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana -- saying if the Women's Final 4 was in the Hoosier State, she would've BOYCOTTED. 

Griner -- who's openly gay and set to marry her GF Glory Johnson later this year -- was at LAX last night when she told us, "If the Women's Final Four was there, I damn sure wouldn't have went."

She added, "I wouldn't want to be discriminated [against]."

Griner says she's happy that powerful people like NCAA president Mark Emmert have openly opposed the Indiana law -- saying, "It definitely helps. When people are quiet and don't say anything about it, it doesn't help. People think it's OK."

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Kris and the Girls

Won't Mess Up My Big Interview

4/6/2015 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0406-bruce-jenner-and-daughters-tmz-2bBruce Jenner will not have his spotlight jacked by Kris or the girls, because they will be thousands of miles away when his big ABC special airs.

Diane Sawyer's two hour interview -- titled "Bruce Jenner -- The Interview"-- will air April 24th, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We're told the women will be in Armenia, although for some reason they're saying the visit isn't tied to the anniversary.

Nonetheless, it won't be easy for the Kardashian women to throw in their two cents.

As we reported, Sawyer's interview is intimate and, we're told, really compelling. Bruce goes through everything -- from his early years identifying as a woman, to the present where he is deep into the transformation.

Rihanna

Puts Indiana On Blast ...

Your Law Is Bulls**t!!

4/6/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rihanna knows where Indiana lawmakers can stick their Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- and basically told 'em to their faces during a performance in the state capital.

RiRi went into political overdrive at the March Madness Music Fest over the weekend, and fired up the crowd by saying, "Who's feeling these new bulls**t laws they're trying to pass around here?"

Her rant continued with even more profanity as she launched into her hit, "Live Your Life." 

Check it out -- based on the crowd's reaction ... there's strong support for the proposed changes to the law. 

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