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Burt Jenner

Jamie Foxx's Bruce Jokes

Desperate Attempt to Stay Relevant

3/30/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Burt Jenner doesn't have a problem with Jamie Foxx mocking his dad, because in Burt's mind Jamie's career is on the way down and he's just trying to imitate Kevin Hart to stay relevant.

Bruce Jenner's oldest son arrived at LAX Monday, and our photog asked about Jamie's barb at the iHeart Radio Music Awards Sunday night. Jamie said Bruce could sing a male/female duet by himself, and then added he was just busting Bruce's balls while he still had them.

Burt doesn't have a problem with the comment. But he definitely has a problem with Kevin Hart making jokes about his sisters. Kevin made a comment at the Bieber roast that Kendall was hooking up with the Biebs, as Kendall sat in the audience looking uncomfortable.

Listen to Burt ... that clearly pissed him off.

BTW, we're told all 3 of Bruce's boys have no problem with comedians making jokes about their dad's impending sex change. They say the LGBT community needs to chill ... it's just comedy.

Bisexual NFL Player

'Michael Sam Doesn't Speak for All of Us'

3/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bisexual NFL Player Michael SamTMZ Sports just spoke with a bisexual NFL player who's upset with Michael Sam -- telling us he was OFFENDED when Sam said other gay men in the league are less courageous because they don't want to come out.

The player -- who didn't want to be identified by name -- has played in the league for several seasons and says he's open about his sexuality with close friends. 

But when the player read Sam's recent comments about gay men in the league -- he was offended. 

Specifically, the player was upset when Sam said ... "I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL."

The player's response -- "As a bisexual man, I just feel like Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men."

"He has his own opinion ... but DON'T say that we don't have the courage to come out. It's totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else." 

"It's no one's business what my sexuality is. You should like me for me ... not for who I choose to be with."

The player continued ... "I feel the NFL isn't ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter." 

Despite those opinions, the player says he believes Sam DID get a fair shot to make a team -- "I just don't think he performed well."

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Jamie Foxx

Rides Bruce Jenner's Nuts

3/29/2015 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie Foxx killed with Bruce Jenner transition jokes at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Foxx hosted the award show Sunday night in L.A. ... and in his opening monologue he teased the upcoming musical acts, saying Bruce Jenner would be performing -- "He's doing a his and her duet all by himself."

The jab scored big laughs -- Chris Brown was particularly amused -- and Jamie went back for more ... hitting Bruce right in the family jewels for his next punchline.

Watch the video ... Jamie's jokes were hardly groundbreaking -- lots of comedians have been using Bruce for material -- still ... arguably insensitive. 

Michael Sam

Gay NFL Players Came Out to Me

... Some Are Very Famous

3/27/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0327_michael_sam_tmzMichael Sam says there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL -- including "some famous people" ... but Sam says he is sworn to secrecy and will not reveal their identities. 

Sam spoke with the media in Dallas on Thursday and said, "I am not the only gay person in the NFL. I'm just saying there is a lot of us."

Sam says multiple players have reached out to him and "had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL."

"The players who have reached out to me and told me about their sexual orientation, it just means a lot. But I will never say anything about who they are, what teams they're [on]. I'm just saying there's some famous people, and I'm not the only one."

He also expanded on why he came out at the time he did -- before the 2014 Draft -- saying, "Was it a risky move? Yes. But at that moment, the reason why I came out is I thought it wasn't going to be a big deal. Maybe I was naive. Maybe I thought it was 2014, and people will understand that there's gay NFL players."

"There's gay athletes everywhere. But I was clearly wrong. It was a huge deal."

Tara Reid

I'm a Cashnado ...

Rainin' Dollas On Drag Queens

3/15/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0312-tara-reid-instagramSome L.A. drag queens should call FEMA ... earlier this week Tara Reid blew into a gay bar like a category 5 "Sharknado," bringing a torrential downpour of dolla bills with her.

Our drag sources tell us Reid rolled into The Abbey in West Hollywood for Lip Service -- the regular Monday all drag lip-sync show -- and dropped hundreds in GW's while they belted out hits. 

We're told she doled out cash from the VIP booth and the performers were more than grateful for the extra green.

But a star can only sit and watch for so long ... she eventually got up and crooned with drag queen Vicky Vox.

California won't need rain for a while.

Michael Sam

I Just Signed!!!

With 'Dancing with the Stars'

2/23/2015 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-michael-sam-dancing-with-the-stars-TMZ-02Michael Sam will be competing in March, not on the football field, but on the "Dancing with the Stars" hardwood ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Michael -- the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL -- will be part of Season 20, which fires up next month.

Here's the problem. Sam -- who insinuated he was cut from the NFL because he is gay -- has vowed to get back in the league and said he'd take part in the first-ever veteran's combine on March 22.  

But Sam needs to prove he has what it takes, and we're thinkin' some of the owners might question his commitment if he's focusing on the rumba rather than rumbling.

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'Imitation Game' Screenwriter

'I'm Not Gay'

HOLY CRAP!

2/23/2015 10:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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And you thought Michael Keaton not winning the Oscar was the biggest surprise ... the guy who won for Best Adapted Screenplay is not gay!

Graham Moore did an interview after the awards in which he said, "I'm not gay, but I've never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about ..."

Fact is ... he never said in his acceptance speech he was gay, but everyone assumed it because the main character in the movie was gay and the torment he had to endure resulted in his suicide. 

Moore said at the Oscars he had some connection to Alan Turing because both of them had issues fitting in growing up. He told BuzzFeed, "It was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much, I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons."

Moore spoke to reporters backstage and did not broach the topic of his sexuality ... even though a reporter tried to ask him about it ... without actually asking him. 

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Bruce to Family

I Knew I Was a Woman

Since Age 5

2/16/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bruce Jenner recently opened up to his family that he has known since the age of 5 that he was a female.

Family sources tell TMZ, Bruce told the klan he has kept his "true self" inside since he was a child, and even during the '76 Olympics -- when he was considered the greatest male athlete in the world -- in his head he was a woman.

That said, we're told Bruce has "never been female" in front of any of his kids. As for what that means, we're told in part he never wore female attire around the children.   

Bruce has not told the Kardashians what his new name will be, and we've learned he will NOT reveal it during his interview with Diane Sawyer

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Poker Legend Doyle Brunson

Bruce Jenner's No Longer My Hero

I'm Not Down with Sex Changes

2/15/2015 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"The Godfather of Poker" Doyle Brunson says he no longer views Bruce Jenner as a hero ... all because of Jenner's decision to become a woman.

Brunson tweeted, "I can't believe Bruce Jenner is trying to become a woman? He was a hero of mine since I was involved in track long ago. #Sayitsnottrue"

Doyle continued, "this man was an Olympic champion that set all kind of records. That's a woman? My hero? Come on!" ... and his tweets triggered outrage in some.

 
The 81-year-old -- who's won the World Series of Poker twice -- eventually responded to the onslaught with a jab, writing, "He may still be some people's hero, but not me."

Brunson was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, he's won 10 WSOP bracelets in his career and is considered to be one of the most influential poker players of all time.

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Bruce to Daughters

Please Shut Up

About My Sex Change

2/15/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bruce Jenner says his family leaks like a sieve, and he's to the point he doesn't trust his daughters with any info regarding his sex change ... sources connected with Bruce tell TMZ.

We're told Bruce has been irate over some of the recent leaks and blames it squarely on the big mouths of his girls. He's playing it close to the vest with the Kardashians, which is complicated because they were shooting Season 10 of the reality show. 

We're told Bruce is conflicted because he knows KUWTK can fuel interest in his docuseries, but he's worried whatever he said on and off camera will get leaked, courtesy of his daughters.

And get this ... we're told Bruce has even tested his hunch with information, and it almost instantly surfaced online.

Put a cork in it girls.

Bruce Jenner

Full Steam Ahead

On Sex Change Docuseries

2/10/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner DocumentaryBruce Jenner's upcoming docuseries chronicling his change from a man to a woman is going full bore ... despite Saturday's fatal car crash.

Production sources say there has been absolutely no move to slow down the shooting, editing or airing of the special, which will begin airing as early as May. We're told Bruce has given no indication he's had a change of heart.

We've learned the show is being produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, which also produces "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."  The company has produced a slew of reality shows, including "The Real World."

As we reported ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is investigating the crash. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe Bruce was following too closely behind the Lexus he hit, sending the car into oncoming traffic. The driver was killed after colliding with a Hummer.

Bruce faces an almost certain civil lawsuit and could be prosecuted if the D.A. believes he was indeed following too closely, but as we reported such prosecutions are "very rare."

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Bruce Jenner

Blanches at Transgender Criticism

My Journey is Not About Money!

2/9/2015 12:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0207-bruce-jenner-zoey-tur-tmz-02Some members of the transgender community are up in arms over the way Bruce Jenner has chosen to come out ... but Bruce is saying this isn't one size fits all and he's not apologizing.

Bruce's friends say he was adamant he would not make the big move until his daughters were old enough to understand his decision and withstand what he believes is the inevitable teasing.

As for the interview and TV shows ... Bruce is saying it has nothing to do with money and has everything to do with control. He wants his story to come out the way he feels is best.

We're told Bruce is surprised Zoey Tur doesn't understand where he's coming from, since she's been the most vocal about the community's anger over Jenner packaging the announcement for TV.

One source says, "He's still going through the motions and wants to take his time to help his youngest daughters cope. It's not about a TV show or announcement."

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Bruce Jenner

Jenner Sources Call BS

Kris Knew for YEARS

2/9/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Kardashians are lying when they say they were blindsided by news that Bruce Jenner was becoming a woman, and in Kris' case she's known for years ... sources directly connected to the Jenner family tell TMZ. 

We're told Jenner's sons are finding it hard to stomach reports that Kris had no idea Bruce was becoming a woman. That's exactly what Kardashian sources told TMZ, that Kris was in the dark.

But that has infuriated members of Bruce's family, who say Kris has known since they got married that Bruce "had issues with his sexual identity." And they say his desire to transition surfaced years ago.

Our Jenner sources say Kris wanted it under wraps because it would "hurt the brand." So for the last few years they say she was ironfisted about keeping it all private. 

We're also told the Jenner boys are upset with Kim -- although they will deny it publicly -- because they are convinced she knew exactly what she was doing when she talked about Bruce's journey and she jacked Bruce's moment.

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