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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


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


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


"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.


Bruce to Daughters

Please Shut Up

About My Sex Change

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


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

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."


Bruce Jenner

Blanches at Transgender Criticism

My Journey is Not About Money!

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

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."

Bruce Jenner Transgender

Bruce Jenner

Jenner Sources Call BS

Kris Knew for YEARS

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


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.


Bruce Jenner

Transgender Community Pissed

Come out Already!

2/7/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner TransgenderPeople in the transgender community are angry at Bruce Jenner for packaging his announcement he's becoming a woman into a TV show, saying he's more interested in money than setting an example.

Zoey Tur, a leader in the L.A. transgender community, tells TMZ Live there's a lot of anger because they have no real role models now and here is a world class athlete who could literally save lives by way of example but is now deep in the TV game, exploiting the announcement.

Tur, formerly famed CBS helicopter pilot Bob Tur who shot the Reginald Denny beating, says, "This is a civil rights battle. This is not about selling TV shows."

Tur says the suicide rate for transgenders is enormous -- 6 times the national average, yet Bruce is angling to roll his announcement out on season 10 of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and then on his own docuseries.

Zoey says simply, "How much money do you need?"

Bruce Jenner

Sexual Preference Uncertain

After Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy

2/6/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Bruce Jenner -- who has been married three times and produced 6 children -- could become attracted to men after a powerful element of his transition into a woman takes hold ... this according to medical experts and members of the transgender community.

TMZ has spent several days surveying medical experts, who tell us Bruce is in the middle of Cross-sex Hormone Therapy, which involves heavy doses of estrogen.  

The estrogen drives down levels of testosterone and the brain "feminizes" -- in the vernacular, he begins to "think like a woman."

Several prominent doctors in the field tell us, the hormones often change sexual preference. These doctors say in cases where sexual preferences change from women to men, the patient often had suppressed feelings before the transition and the estrogen allows their true feelings to surface.

One leader in the transgender community tells TMZ ... she says based on 300 transsexuals in various countries, 1/3 of them retained their sexual preference, 1/3 identified themselves as bisexual and 1/3 changed sexual preference.

As for Bruce ... we're told he's in a transformative stage, where his skin will change, and his breasts will grow and his voice will become more feminine. The changes are enhanced by procedures Bruce has already completed, including Botox, facial laser hair removal and several other surgeries, including his laryngeal shave.



Kris Jenner

I Had No Idea

Bruce Wanted to Be a Woman

2/5/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Bruce Jenner kept Kris Jenner in the dark over his sex change until their family meeting several weeks back ... and she flipped out because she just couldn't believe the man to whom she was married for 22 years wanted to become a woman. 

Family sources tell TMZ ... Kris heard all the buzz about Bruce but he never told her and she never asked. It sounds incredible, but we're told there was "a serious lack of communication in the marriage."

When they had their family sit down -- which of course was recorded -- we're told Kris squarely challenged Bruce, disbelieving he truly wanted a sex change. Things got heated because Bruce insisted he was both comfortable and determined.  

We're also told Kris felt this was a shining example of the fundamental problem they had in their marriage -- they hardly communicated with each other, and Bruce was especially shut down. 

But Kris was not singled out. Bruce kept virtually everyone in his life -- including his close male friends with whom he spent lots of time -- in the dark.

You may recall, when TMZ posted the story in December 2013 that Bruce was getting a laryngeal shave, he told us he absolutely was not undergoing a sex change. We were told otherwise at the time but Bruce was adamant.  

It was all part of his plan to gradually let people get wind of what he was doing so it wasn't an enormous shock.




Keeping Transition Under Wraps

2/4/2015 3:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


The Kardashian family will do something they've NEVER done before ... turn down promotion for their TV show.

Family sources tell TMZ ... not a single Kardashian or Jenner will do press related to the premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Season 10.

The reasons we got are pretty obvious. They don't want to spill more details about Bruce's transition for several reasons. First, they want the reveal on THEIR show, which will absolutely address it.

Also we're told Bruce is adamant that he wants to control his own story, which will be chronicled in a docuseries that will air as early as May, but only after the "Kardashians" finale airs. 

They don't have to keep quiet for long. "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres this spring.

Eric Stonestreet

Feels Like a Woman

At Gay Bar

2/4/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Modern Family Eric Stonestreet Gay"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet's got moves you've never seen ... and he unleashed them all while blowing the roof off a West Hollywood gay bar.

Stonestreet -- who refers to himself as "openly straight" -- channeled his inner Cameron Tucker last weekend at Flaming Saddles. And man ... Eric was feeling like a woman while singing and dancing to Shania Twain. It's pretty awesome.

Watch Eric bring it as he gets down with the rest of the bar. Can you feel it?

Kevin Hart

I Would Not Play a Gay Role


1/16/2015 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
011615_kevin_hart_launchKevin Hart says he could not play a gay role in a movie because he would worry too much about what others might think.

Kevin was on The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 Friday when Charlamagne asked him if there was ever a role he turned down. Kevin revealed he turned down the role of Alpa Chino in "Tropic Thunder" because the gay dialogue was "flagrant." 

He then went on to explain he could not play a gay role, at least now, because he'd be too distracted by others who might judge him and that would get in the way of his performance.

Here's Kevin's interview in its entirety below ...

Ashley Hamilton


For Impersonating a Cop

1/15/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
update_graphic_red_barAshley Hamilton's attorney, Keith Davidson, tells TMZ, "Unfortunately, Ashley's friend was the victim of a violent crime. Ashley was acting as a Good Samaritan whom escorted his friend to the medical center."

Davidson added, "Ashley accepts responsibility for his actions and regrets the misunderstanding. He looks forward to addressing this situation at the appropriate time and thanks the LAPD for their tremendous work in this and every case. The brave men and women of the LAPD are truly LA's finest." update_grey_gray_bar Songwriter Ashley Hamilton was arrested at a LGBT medical center after impersonating an officer in order to get special treatment for his friend. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Ashley took a friend to the Los Angeles LGBT Center Tuesday afternoon, to get emergency care. The waiting room was crowded and we're told Ashley asked the person at the counter if his friend could see a doctor stat. The staffer said they would have to wait their turn.

According to law enforcement ... Ashley took it up a notch by flashing a shiny badge, saying he was a cop. It worked, because the friend got immediate treatment, but the inquisitive staffer then asked George Hamilton's son where exactly he worked. Ashley confessed he wasn't really a cop. 

The indignant staffer called 911, police showed up, questioned Ashley -- who admitted he flashed a badge that was a movie prop -- then they arrested him for impersonating an officer. 

He was taken to the station and released Wednesday morning.

BTW ... Ashley was married to both Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart.

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