Bruce Jenner is calling ALL the shots in the production of his upcoming docuseries which chronicles a journey that will produce some fundamental changes in his life ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the production tell TMZ ... the docuseries will begin airing in either May or June on E!.
We're told a significant portion of the docuseries will involve Bruce's interaction with doctors, discussing procedures and goals. It will also deal with psychological implications.
As we reported, Bruce's family, including his daughters, sons and Kris, will all appear on the show but they are not the central part.
Our sources say Bruce is at the center of production. Kris is not calling any of the shots. And we're told it's a "completely separate project" from "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and Bruce does NOT want it to air until the "Kardashians" finale is over and out.
I've Been Covering Up Who I Really Am
... Begs for Mercy
1/28/2015 9:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is making a very emotional and thought-provoking apology to his fans -- but what's unclear is exactly WHY he's doing it.
Bieber seemed to be pouring his heart out in the video he posted late Wednesday evening. He copped to covering up his true feelings for the past year and a half ... and promised he was trying to change.
The video mea culpa came hours after Justin taped an episode of "Ellen." Sources at the taping tell us Justin kinda bombed the appearance -- giving Ellen DeGeneres one word answers ... and seeming extremely nervous.
In his confession, Justin says "I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now."
JB added ... he wanted everyone to know he's not the type of person to say, "I don't give a f**k" -- or at least he isn't anymore. Watch the video ... makes you wonder how badly he really tanked.
Crackin' Jokes with Gronk
... On Conan O'Brien
1/28/2015 4:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Newsflash -- Marshawn Lynch has a FUNNY side ... and here's the hilarious video that proves it.
The Seattle Seahawks running back teamed up with the enemy (Rob Gronkowski) for a hilarious video game battle on "Conan" ... which quickly turned into a comedy session
The segment is pretty hilarious ... with Lynch crackin' drug jokes ... Gronk making a boner pill joke ... and overall hilarity ensuing.
Unclear when the guys found time to shoot the bit -- which is set to air Thursday on TBS -- but it seems like the two NFL superstars really hit it off.
#RealityShowSpinoff? #Please #BeastMeetsGronk #LethalWeapon5? #ImJustHereSoIDontGetFined
You Can Watch My 'Journey' on TV
1/28/2015 10:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner is shooting a docuseries about his life changes that will air on television ... TMZ has confirmed.
We're told the footage has been shot over the last few months and chronicles what Kim has described as Bruce's "journey."
We're told the footage is a very personal look from Bruce's vantage point of the process of changing.
Multiple sources say the documentary will include interaction with Bruce's kids and ex-wife Kris and how they are receiving the news.
One source familiar with the production tells us when Bruce talked openly with the family, at one point Kris "lost it."
We're told all of Bruce's kids -- the boys and girls -- have been "extremely supportive."
Our sources say the docuseries will air on E.
My Fans Are Living for the 'Dead'
1/28/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln might be the king of celebrity autographs -- because the guy signed for an endless number of fans who greeted him at LAX.
But what really puts him on top ... is how much cash those fans can rake in by hawking Officer Grimes' signature. We should all invest in Lincoln!
Hey Shaq & LeBron
Your TV Shows Will Probably Fail
1/28/2015 6:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Shaquille O'Neal ain't gonna be the next Seinfeld ... and LeBron James is no Alex Trebek ... so says ESPN's Bill Simmons who thinks both NBA stars are likely to crash and burn with their new TV projects.
As we previously reported, Shaq's got a sitcom in the works based on his real-life business empire ... and LeBron's production company is partnering with NBC to create a new primetime game show.
But Simmons tells TMZ Sports ... neither venture looks promising -- "I wouldn't invest in either of those."
Simmons on Shaq -- "I don't have a lot of high hopes for that sitcom. I don't see the sitcom thing happening."
Simmons on LeBron -- "I think game shows usually don't work. I probably have more high hopes for the Shaq show."
Everyone's a critic ...
'Real Housewives' NeNe Leakes
Warns Kenya and Claudia
Call Me Bipolar and I'll Sue
1/28/2015 4:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes says it doesn't matter they're all on a reality show -- if Kenya Moore and Claudia Jordan don't zip their lips she'll sue.
Both Moore and Jordan got warned by Leake's lawyers Tuesday to stop damaging her brand with smack talk. NeNe's pissed at Jordan for calling her bipolar and, even worse, sporting bad veneers. Her beef with Moore is unclear.
Two things strike us. It's a little "pot calling the kettle black" because NeNe's been known to go after other cast members ... por ejemplo saying Claudia was such a tramp "her clit has left her body."
And you gotta wonder what producers think about their stars setting limits on the drama.
Loaded Guns and Airports Don't Mix
1/28/2015 4:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino was arrested Tuesday night at an airport for trying to send a loaded gun through a security checkpoint.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Benzino put his carry-on bag on the conveyor belt at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A suspicious TSA employee dug inside and found a loaded 9 millimeter firearm with 7 rounds in the magazine.
Benzino didn't make his flight to L.A., but he did get his very own escort to the local jail. He was released on $3K bail.
The reality star was fired from the show after allegedly making death threats against another cast member.
Had Him a Blast With ...
Drunken 'Grease' Sing-Along
1/28/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Fallon relived his famous send-off from "SNL" -- singing a "Grease" classic -- but this time he had a barroom full of hammered backup singers ... which just made it more awesome.
Fallon was at NYC's Marie's Crisis Cafe last weekend when most of the bar started singing "Summer Nights" ... with Jimmy leading the chorus. But check out the video -- it wasn't easy keeping the buzzed crowd on the beat ... or the right verse.
Jimmy still managed to bring down the house, just like in his final "SNL" in 2004 -- where we're guessing there was slightly less drinking than in the bar.
'BGC' Star Judi Jackson
Yes, My Customers Got Screwed ...
But Let's Makeup
1/28/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Bad Girls Club" star Judi Jackson is getting pounded by the Better Business Bureau for allegedly leaving a ton of customers in the lurch -- so, now she's firing up the bus and throwing it in reverse.
BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP
Jackson tells TMZ ... Kissable Vixen was flooded with orders over the holidays -- which seems like it would be good news. However, she says they were out of supplies and intended to shut down for a 2-week hiatus while they restocked.
Jackson says the problems started when she couldn't get into the company's computer to warn customers about delays -- and she blames that on her business partner giving her bum passwords.
We contacted the business partner -- whom Jackson says she ripped for the screwup -- and she acknowledged things got out of control because she'd been "hella busy."
We're told the BBB is still investigating the complaints -- but both JJ and her partner claim they've got things running smoothly again.
Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson
Say Yes to the
Very, Very Tall Dress
1/27/2015 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Engaged WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are 6'8" and 6'3" respectively, so when it came time to find a wedding gown ... they needed help from the folks at "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta."
And it wasn't easy. According to our sources, it will actually be Johnson who will be wearing the dress ... while Griner will go with a suit.
During the taping of the episode, set to air Friday on TLC, we're told Glory had to try on a bunch of dresses to find one that fits right ... cause most brides didn't average 9.2 rebounds/game last season.
We're told even though Brittney won't be wearing a gown, she was very active in helping to pick one out ... which is more help than most women get.
Saturday Night Live Cast
We Do Snowbound the Right Way
1/27/2015 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snowmageddon has NYC in a state of emergency so Lorne Michaels isn't taking chances ... he said "no" to the snow and shelled out big bucks to put the "Saturday Night Live" staff up in swanky digs.
Some bridges and tunnels are closed until Wednesday and Tuesday is make-or-break ... it's the day they start writing the skits selected for this week's show. So Michaels and "SNL" offered to put the cast up at The New York Palace.
We're told around 15 cast and crew members signed up for the upscale digs close to 30 Rock, including Kenan Thompson, Colin Jost and a few writers.
It's just like they say, the snow show must go on.
Bruce is on a 'Journey'
1/26/2015 8:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian gave what could be a revealing peek into the life of Bruce Jenner, saying, "I guess I'll kind of let everyone be curious and I feel like that's his journey to talk about."
With rumors swirling about Bruce's ever-changing appearance, Kim seemed to be signaling something significant was afoot.
She told Entertainment Tonight, "I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way ... I think everyone goes through things in life and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right."
Kim and the brood got together a week ago in a show of support for Bruce.
The interview airs Tuesday on Entertainment Tonight.