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Joy Behar

Caitlyn Jenner's the Same

... Still Boring

6/10/2015 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Can't say Joy Behar isn't fair -- she's treating Caitlyn Jenner the same as she would anyone else, and sometimes that means giving her a good jabbing ... same as everyone else.  

We asked Joy if she thought Caitlyn would make a good co-host for "The View" -- seeing as how the show could use a shot in the arm. Plus, as a former co-host ... Joy should know what it takes.  

Check out her answer -- Caitlyn's transition hasn't changed one personality trait which is NOT a great fit for TV hosts ... according to Joy, anyway. 

Ahhh, equality -- kinda stings sometimes. 

Tamar Braxton

I'm Out of L.A.

Pride Fest

6/9/2015 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0609-tamar-braxton-la-pride-TMZ-01Tamar Braxton has mysteriously gone MIA on L.A. Pride Festival organizers ... just days before she was supposed to perform at the event.

LA Pride Executive Producer Jeff Consoletti tells TMZ … the youngest Braxton sister was one of the first confirmed acts for the 45th anniversary bash, but has recently gone radio silent.

Consoletti says they had no choice but to pull the plug on Tamar's performance ... so they could book a backup and move the production forward. He says when they asked Tamar for an explanation ... they got the cold shoulder again.

We reached out to Tamar also ... same result.

Organizers say they’re not going to take legal action since Tamar never collected her paycheck, but the whole thing is weird considering she’s got new music and a TV show to plug. 

Pop artist Ivy Levan and rapper Angel Haze are filling in, we're told.

Clint Eastwood

Caitlyn Jenner Joke Censored

6/8/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0608-clint-eastwood-caitlyn-jenner-TMZ-E_ENTERTAINMENT-01Clint Eastwood took a shot at Caitlyn Jenner during a Hollywood award show ... and TV execs think he crossed the line, because it's never going to make air.

Clint was at Spike TV's Guys' Choice Awards on Saturday to introduce Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He mentioned that Johnson is an athlete who has jumped to acting, much like "Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody."

It's unclear if he got any laughs, but Spike execs aren't laughing. A rep told USA Today, Clint's "joke" will be cut when the show airs later this month.

So, we gotta ask ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham

To Caitlyn Jenner:

Let's Party!!!

6/7/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Caitlyn Jenner is a lady in demand ... at least her vote is, with republican Senator Lindsey Graham making a hard push to win CJ over ... despite the fact he's not in favor of gay marriage. 

Graham -- who's officially running for President in 2016 -- appeared on CNN and made his pitch to Caitlyn ... saying, "If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me."

He continued, "I haven't walked in her shoes. I don't have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through. I hope she has found peace."

Back in April, Caitlyn (then Bruce) told Diane Sawyer that she is a proud republican ... but she's also very active in the LGBTQ community, which is strongly in favor of gay marriage. 

Which brings us back to Graham ... who says he's AGAINST gay marriage, but suggested he's willing to soften his stance on the issue, if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality later this month. 

"I believe in traditional marriage without animosity. The courts are gonna rule probably in June about traditional marriage, I will accept the court's decision."

So far, Caitlyn has not said who she supports in the 2016 election. 

'Couples Therapy'

Caitlyn Jenner Inspired Us

Carmen Carrera's Our Big Star

6/6/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Couples Therapy" producers are striking while the transgender iron is hot -- on the high heels of Caitlyn Jenner's big announcement ... they're making Carmen Carrera a focal point of the show.

Sources close to Carrera tell TMZ she and her husband Adrian Torres' very unique story will be highlighted during Season 6 ... which is shooting right now. 

For those who don't know ... Adrian was married to Carmen before she transitioned in 2012. They separated the next year, but never divorced. They've been back together for the last 6 months, but clearly there are a ton of issues left for them to address on 'CT.'  

We're told the producers aren't stupid -- they're well aware of all the attention Caitlyn's been getting, and they're out to get a piece of that pie with Carmen.

Freud would be glued to his TV.

Glory Johnson

Brittney Griner Is a Liar

... She Blindsided Me

6/5/2015 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0605_gloria_johnson_brittney-griner_gettyGlory Johnson says she was "blindsided" by Brittney Griner's decision to file for an annulment today -- telling TMZ Sports she's "extremely hurt" by Brittney's actions. 

We spoke with Johnson's sports marketing agent, D.J. Fisher, who tells us "Glory was unaware of the filing and still loves and cares for Brittney."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Griner filed the court docs Friday -- saying Johnson essentially threatened her into getting married ... and claims the whole thing was a fraud. 

Griner issued a statement saying, "Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage. In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it. I now realize that was a mistake."

But Johnson's camp says Brittney's full of crap -- saying they NEVER agreed to annul the marriage.

Johnson's rep adds, "Glory loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, to invest in their relationship and their future. As a result she won't be playing this season."

"Glory wouldn't intentionally do anything to hurt Brittney and has tried her best to protect her and their marriage. Obviously this marriage was about them starting their life together. Glory is the sweetest thing in the world and she was dedicated to their partnership."

"She knows how important marriage is and made a lifetime commitment and decision to spend the rest of her life with Brittney."

Caitlyn Jenner

Bruce Can Be Erased from Olympic H.O.F.

... If She Wants

6/5/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0716_caitlyn_getty-4Caitlyn Jenner can make Olympic history again -- the doors to the Hall of Fame are swinging wide open for her to enter ... all she has to do is ask.

Caitlyn was inducted into the H.O.F. back in 1986 thanks to her legendary gold medal in the 1976 Olympic decathlon. But, of course ... Bruce is the name attached to that honor. At least for now.

Patrick Sandusky, spokesperson for the US Olympic Committee, tells TMZ they would gladly update the name to Caitlyn. He says if she files a formal request, the Committee would review it,  and presto -- bye bye Bruce, hello Caitlyn.

A rep for Caitlyn tells us she's unclear if she'll make the request.

She's got time to think it over. There won't be any physical honor for the H.O.F. inductees until the U.S. Olympic Museum opens in 2018.

So for now, the change would just be one for the record books.

WNBA's Brittney Griner

My Wife Is Preggo!

6/4/2015 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0604-brittney-griner-glory-johnson-instagram-01WNBA superstar Brittney Griner is going to be a mom ... 'cause her WNBA wife Glory Johnson has announced she's got a bun in the oven. 

The couple is obviously moving quickly -- they were just married last month. 

Sources close to the couple tell us they found out just a few weeks ago -- and insist Johnson was NOT pregnant at the time of the domestic violence incident in Arizona back in April.  

Clearly, the couple used a sperm donor ... though the donor's identity has not been revealed at this point. 

24-year-old Johnson made the announcement on her Instagram page -- showing a picture of a bun in an oven ... with the caption, "#WelcomeToTheJohnsonGrinerFamily."

0604-subasset-britney-gringer-instagram2The WNBA season is set to begin Friday -- we're told Glory will NOT play this season.

No word on how this will impact her 7 game suspension stemming from her domestic violence arrest back in April. 

Sources close to the couple tell us Griner and Johnson had been planning to have a family through artificial insemination for months ... and they began trying right around the time of the wedding.  

Congrats! 

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Caitlyn Jenner

Five Times More Valuable than Bruce

6/4/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0716_caitlyn_getty-5Caitlyn Jenner is a hotter commodity than Bruce Jenner ever was ... especially on the speaking circuit. 

Sources who worked for years on booking speaking gigs for Bruce tell TMZ, Caitlyn is worth 5 times what Bruce commanded. Our sources say Bruce used to get $25,000 a pop for motivational speaking ... and they say Caitlyn can pull well over $100k.

There's a big reason Caitlyn is a hotter commodity ... social media. Bruce hated social media and wouldn't play ball. A lot of the companies that hire motivational speakers are big into social, and Caitlyn is fully on board and breaking records. 

Another obvious reason for the bump ... Caitlyn has quite the story to tell. 

Caitlyn Jenner

Miss America Contestant ...

'I Love That I Inspired Her!'

6/3/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0716_Miss-America_caitlyn_getty_facebookThe Miss America contestant who became the inspiration for Caitlyn Jenner's name thinks she knows why the now-famous Caitlyn was drawn to her.

Kaitlyn Tarpey -- a Miss America top 10 finalist in 2014 -- tells us she said something during the pageant she believes struck a chord with Bruce Jenner. She said, "Chin up, boobs up and rock it." Bruce gave Diane Sawyer a mantra that was very similar.

Caitlyn says she watched the Miss America pageant for inspiration in choosing a name and was actually leaning toward something different until Kaitlyn Tarpey appeared.

It's interesting ... Kaitlyn has the signature "K" which Caitlyn consciously rejected.

FUN FACT: Caitlin Brunell competed in last year's Miss America pageant. She's the daughter of longtime NFL quarterback Mark Brunell

'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

0716_caitlyn-jenner-bruce-golf-handicap_gettyCaitlyn 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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