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'Orange Is the New Black' Star

I'd Happily Be ...

Caitlyn Jenner's Prison Bitch

6/3/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Orange Is the New Black” newcomer Ruby Rose is already casting another new addition for the hit show -- none other than Caitlyn Jenner ... who she believes would be queen bitch of the cellblock.  

Ruby is an Aussie actress/model who's playing Piper's new love interest in Season 3 of 'OITNB'  -- but she told our photog ... there's an opening for Caitlyn at Litchfield Prison, if she wants it.

You gotta hear Ruby describe it ... she's pretty much got the whole role written out already.

Caitlyn ... get your agent on the phone, stat!

Caitlyn Jenner

'I'm the New Normal'

6/3/2015 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Caitlyn Jenner is putting on makeup and going out into the world for the first time as a woman ... proclaiming herself "the new normal." 

"I Am Cait" is Caitlyn's new docuseries, and if the footage just released is any indication, it's not just about transgender people. Cailtyn is sending a message to everyone who is not living an authentic life ... stop wasting time, because time will run out.

The 8-part series will also deal with the pressures of being a woman, right down to cosmetics.

The series premieres July 26.

Caitlyn Jenner

I Won't Have Bruce's Handicap

6/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0602-caitlyn-jenner-sherwood-golf-course-VANITY_FAIR_FACEBOOK-01Caitlyn Jenner has to start from scratch on the golf course, because we've learned the official golfing organization will NOT recognize her golfing prowess based on her days as Bruce Jenner.

Bruce was a fantastic golfer -- his average golfing score was only slightly above par. In other words, if par was 72, Bruce's average was around 77. In golfer's lingo, he had a handicap of 5.3. A handicap is an important status symbol in the sport.

Here's the problem ... the U.S. Golf Association won't allow Catilyn to use Bruce's handicap. The USGA says it's now irrelevant what Bruce achieved and Caitlyn has to start fresh, based on what she does from this point forward.

But, there's a silver lining. Women get a better handicap than men for the exact same performance. So, assuming Catilyn can play as well as Bruce, she'll end up with a lower (better) handicap. 

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Caitlyn Jenner

Name Inspired by Miss America Pageant

6/2/2015 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601-bruce-jenner-vanity-fair-04Caitlyn Jenner chose her name after being inspired by the Miss America pageant.

Caitlyn told Vanity Fair she had been watching the pageant in the last couple of years to come up with ideas for names. Two names resonated with her -- Heather and Cathy.

It sounds like Heather and Cathy were front-runners but she also liked Caitlyn. Ultimately, Caitlyn's assistant Rhonda tipped the scales when she suggested Caitlyn.  

Jenner had been on the fence but Rhonda pushed him over the line. 

Caitlyn Jenner

I Didn't Want to Look

Like a Guy in a Dress

6/2/2015 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Caitlyn Jenner did not want to look like a pretend woman when she transitioned from a man to a woman.

Caitlyn told Vanity Fair it was extremely important that she presented herself as feminine.

Beyond cosmetics, Caitlyn talks about the isolation she felt in the '80s, and how the Internet became her salvation because it provided a connection with people in similar circumstances.

And Caitlyn talks about her role models, many of whom are famous including Laverne Cox from "Orange Is the New Black." 

Caitlyn Jenner

New Identity Creates Problems

at the Golf Course

6/2/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601_caitlyn_jenner_sherwood_country-club_2Caitlyn Jenner has some tricky day-to-day changes in store, including where she eats, drinks and changes clothes ... at the country club which has become her home away from home.

Bruce Jenner became a member of Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA 15 years ago. He golfed there almost every day and established close relationships with his golfing buddies. It's a very exclusive, ritzy club with an initiation fee ranging between $150,000 and $300,000.

But now that Bruce is Caitlyn, the rules partially segregate her from the male members.

For starters, there's a grill in the locker room that is male only. The women's locker room has its own eating area which is way more scaled down.

Our Sherwood sources say the board will enforce the rules, which means the camaraderie Bruce shared with the other members will be impeded now that she's Caitlyn.

But we're also told the board is open to an appeal by Caitlyn herself. She can attempt to make a case that she can keep the same privileges she had when she was Bruce.

The club is closed for renovations until December, which means there's time to sort things out.

Jeffrey Tambor

Caitlyn Reveal is 'Miraculous'

6/2/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jeffrey Tambor, whose fictitious life parallels that of Bruce Jenner, is thrilled with the unveiling of Caitlyn.

Tambor, who plays a man in his 60s who becomes a woman in the show "Transparent," was leaving the Directors Guild of America Monday night when our photog asked him about the big reveal.

The actor was short on words, but strong on emotion, voicing big support for Caitlyn. 

Rodman on Bruce Jenner:

Would've Had Ass Handed To Him

... If He Did This In '90s

6/1/2015 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner would have had his "ass handed to him" if he came out as a transgender woman back in the '90s ... so says someone who spent a lot of time in women's clothing, Dennis Rodman

The Worm just called in to "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and says he's extremely proud of the way people are accepting Caitlyn ... and says society has come a LOOONG way in just a few short decades. 

In fact, Rodman says he specifically remembers spending HOURS trying to talk Sports Illustrated into letting him pose on the cover in women's clothing back in 1995. 

Now, Dennis says he thinks Jenner is breaking down some huge barriers for the LGBTQ community -- telling us, "A lot of athletes will come out now and say they're gay. Watch."

And with Caitlyn saying she's still trying to figure out her sexual preference, Rodman has a message for the 65-year-old -- "If you wanna go on a date with me brotha, let me know."

Check out "TMZ Hollywood Sports" weeknights on Reelz.

Obama to Caitlyn

Way to Go!

6/1/2015 3:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601-barack-obama-caitlyn-jenner-Vanity-fair-getty-02President Obama has weighed in on Caitlyn Jenner's new journey, by heaping praise on her. 

The Prez just tweeted, "It takes courage to share your story," adding, "Your story matters in the fight for LGBT rights."

It's a huge victory for the LGBT community. It's one thing for the President to acknowledge LGBT rights during a State of the Union address ... it's another to voice strong support for the person who has become the most visible transgender person in the world.

Wheaties

Mum on Caitlyn

We Stand By Bruce

6/1/2015 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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General Mills -- the makers of Wheaties -- had an interesting reaction to the passing of Bruce Jenner and the birth of Caitlyn.

As you know, Bruce's image was an iconic box cover for the cereal in 1977 ... one year after he won gold at the Olympics.

We contacted General Mills Monday and asked about their reaction to the new photos, and they told us, "Bruce Jenner continues to be a respected member of Team Wheaties."

We followed up by asking if they acknowledge the presence of Caitlyn and the response was short and to the point: "We stand by our statement."

We were told General Mills has had its statement locked and loaded for a while.

It's interesting ... the company rolled out the box cover in 2012 for a retro campaign celebrating the achievements of Olympic gold medalists, which also included the images of Muhammad Ali and Mary Lou Retton. We don't know if they will use Bruce's image in the future.

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Bruce Jenner

Call Me Caitlyn

First Photo as a Woman

6/1/2015 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It's the biggest reveal of 2015 for sure ... Bruce Jenner as a woman, and the pic is dramatic. 

The name's now Caitlyn. She posed for the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue and it was shot by famed celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz.

It's interesting the name is spelled with a C and not a K ... possibly a break from the Kardashian Klan.

In the Diane Sawyer interview Bruce made it clear he was saying farewell to his male persona. This pic is a full reveal of the transformation. 

Caitlyn just opened a Twitter account, saying, "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me."

Check out the video, where Caitlyn models several outfits and seductively poses.

Bruce Jenner's Olympic Teammate

"It's Courageous

... But I Don't Get It"

6/1/2015 11:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601_Caitlyn_jenner_fred_dixon_vanity-fair-gettyCaitlyn Jenner's former decathlon teammate -- who competed for Team USA with Bruce in the '76 Olympics -- says he's struggling to "compute" the whole Jenner situation ... but still considers her a friend. 

TMZ Spoke with Fred Dixon ... who reunited with "Bruce" at his 64th birthday party last year (a reunion featured on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians").

Dixon was extremely honest when we asked if he'd seen the new cover of Vanity Fair .... saying, "Bruce was one of the best athletes who ever existed. Now, to see that photo ... somehow it doesn't compute."

"I look at it and I don't understand it. I'm not in any way judging him ... but it's very different."

For the record, Jenner told Diane Sawyer he expected some of his old friends to feel this way ... and understands -- "Some people will get it, some people won’t get it, it’s OK."

As for Fred, he says the bottom line is simple -- "The soul that was and is Bruce Jenner is still my friend. I don't understand what's going on now ... but he's still my friend."

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Caitlyn Jenner

Trashy Lingerie

Big Winner In VF Cover

6/1/2015 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601-bruce-jenner-vanity-fair-08If you’re wondering where Caitlyn Jenner picked up that sexy satin corset for her big cover reveal, look no further than West Hollywood’s Trashy Lingerie.

We found out Jenner’s stylist went to the famous lingerie shop three weeks ago looking for a specific type of corset. We’re told the stylist bought 3 corsets for the VF cover shoot – 2 satin ones that lace up the back, and 1 lacy number that was special ordered.

The shop’s plain, satin nude Edy Corset won top honor, along with matching high-waisted panties … in a size large. The cup size? A healthy 36B.

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The stylist dropped $1,030 total for all three looks.

A small price for a big change, if you think about it.

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