It was the tell-all interview to end all tell-all interviews: Bruce Jenner opening up to Diane Sawyer about his transition to living as a woman. Members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan — who aren’t exactly known for being tight-lipped — have been almost exclusively silent on the subject, though rumors have been swirling for years.
Sawyer met with Jenner at his California home. The former Olympian was nervous and emotional at first, stopping for tissues just a few minutes into their chat. But as soon as he began to really open up, the nerves melted away and Jenner hit his stride. The result was a special that showed the audience that just because a man has been on a hit reality TV show for eight years doesn’t mean we know much about him at all. So, what did this two hours of television teach us that 500-plus episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians didn’t?
Asked if he considered himself a woman, Jenner didn’t miss a beat. “Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” he began. “People look at me differently. They see me as a macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life — it is part of me, that female side is part of me, that’s who I am. I was genetically born that way.”
He went on to clarify the technical side of things. “As of now, I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff,” he explained before adding that he still identifies as female, “That’s very hard for Bruce Jenner to say. Why? Because I don’t want to disappoint people.”
When Sawyer started tap dancing around the subject of his sexuality, Jenner jumped in before she had to spit out the question. “No, I’m not gay,” he quipped with a smile. “I’m not gay. I am, as far as I know, heterosexual.”
Sawyer raised a brow as she asked him to clarify what he meant by that but he didn’t seem the least bit bothered. “I’ve never been with a guy,” he shrugged. “I’ve always been married raising kids. ”
3. He considered suicide.
Recalling some painful encounters with the paparazzi, the reality star admitted there were times when he thought suicide would be the “easiest thing.” He described his thoughts when he was in that dark place: “Go in the room. Get a gun. Boom! Pain’s over. It’s done. Go to a better place.”
4. He started taking hormones in the 1980s, but stopped after meeting Kris Jenner.
Bruce also revealed that he had started the transition process in the ’80s. He had facial plastic surgery, electrolysis to get rid of his facial hair, and began estrogen hormone treatment. Then he met Kris Jenner and decided not to go through with it — though he didn’t say she was the exact reason for backing out.
“I had been on hormones for five years and I was a really solid 36B something and you really can’t hide those things,” he laughed. “And [Kris] goes, ‘Well, OK, you like to wear women’s clothes.’ And I kind of downplayed it some. I feel in a lot of ways that when you love somebody you don’t want to hurt them.”
5. If Kris Jenner had been OK with his transition, they’d “probably” still be married.
“I loved Kris. I had a wonderful life with her. I learned a lot from her. That’s what you like in a relationship — to be able to learn from the person you’re with,” he explained of his union with his third wife. “Kris is a good woman. I’ve got no complaints with her. She’s a good person. Honestly, if she had been really good with it and understanding of it, we’d probably still be together.”
6. Kim, Kylie, and Kendall all caught him dressed as a woman at one point.
Bruce admitted that over the years, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie all caught him dressed as a woman. “Kim caught me one time — walked in,” he said with a shrug. Asked what her reaction was, the 65-year-old mused, “She walked out and jumped in the car and went for a ride” before adding that this was simply a subject that no one in the family talked about.
Another time, Kendall and Kylie inadvertently saw their father posing in front of their full-length mirror in a dress via their computer cam. (One of them had thought the other was stealing her clothes and had set the camera up to catch her sister red-handed.)
Kim credits Kanye with her breakthrough on this topic. “They were talking about it and he says to Kim ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world. I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me, if I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything.'”
Apparently that really resonated with the Kardashian superstar, who went on to tell Bruce, “If you’re doing this thing, I’m helping you. You’re representing the family. You’ve got to look really good.”
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VH1 Love and Hip Hop Star JHONNI BLAZE gets into an Fight With Another Exotic Dancer in the Club (video)
Bow Wow is still living with his mama, but it’s not what you think.
The actor/rapper, who according to rumors, is now married to reality TV star Erica Mena, stays in the basement of his mom’s Atlanta home – and with good reason.
According to Shad Moss (Bow Wow’s given name), the 8-bedroom mansion is big enough that he and Erica go days without bumping into his mom.
According to PEOPLE:
“It just makes sense,” the actor tells PEOPLE of the 8-bedroom Atlanta mansion he shares with fiancée Erica Mena, 28, and his mother Teresa Caldwell. “First of all the house is too big, but I want to make sure my mom is comfortable forever.”
He goes on to say:
“I remember when I first moved to Atlanta and Jermaine Dupree had the same situation,” he recalls. “He took part of the house and his mom had the whole rest of it. I said then that I wanted to have the same set up.”
Now, while Moss and Mena have taken over the remodeled basement, Caldwell resides on the main level and second floor.
“It’s like I have a condo downstairs,” says Moss, who splits his time between Atlanta and L.A. to film CSI: Cyber. “I’ve had 100 people there and my mom has been asleep and has never heard the music, screaming, laughter, or drinking. I mean full blown house parties downstairs while she is in the bed asleep. So I’m staying right here.”
And as far as his mama goes:
“There’s times where I’ll be down there for three days and we don’t see each other so it’s like I’m out of town even when I’m here,” he says adding one perk of being so close to mom: “I don’t have to get in the car and drive anywhere to see her. I just come up the stairs and say, “What up, Mom.’ ”
Mama’s boy, or nah? You be the judge.
‘LHHATL’ Season 4 Super Trailer: Stevie J’s Drug Addiction Exposed, Mimi Clashes With Nikko’s Wife & More (video)
Just when we thought today would be another dreadful Wednesday, VH1 dropped the highly-anticipated super trailer for season 4 of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Praise him!
Where do we even start?
Joseline Hernandez is missing in action for the first few episodes as she “handles some things with herself.” While she’s away, Stevie J and Mimi go into business together handling Tiffany Foxx’s (Lil Kim’s protege) career. But of course Stevie screws it all up on an intoxicated night. His drug use will be heavily addressed this season.
Meanwhile across town, Jos’ former confidant and manager dug up her old King Of Diamonds stripping partner, Jessica, to rival her.
Kirk Frost is still up to his old douche-baggy ways. This time around, he signed a PYT to a five album deal and leased his own apartment behind Rasheeda’s back. Sigh.
Scrappy and “The Bamb” are still going strong but his relationship with Erica Dixon is non-existent and he owes nearly $50,000 in back child support. Erica finds herself questioning if she should have him arrested.
New to this season is Nikko’s wife, Margeaux, who gets into an altercation with Mimi at the club. Nikko and Stevie also clash when Mimi tells Stevie that Nikko is still finding ways to make money off of her.
Apparently, Yung Joc also likes to eat chocolate off of toes. While he and Karlie called it quits last season, he’s found new love with Khadiyah. The catch? He’s still sleeping the mother of his 1-year old twins Sina.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 4 Sneak Peek. Premieres Monday, April 20th at 7/8 C on Vh1!
Talk show hosts from hip-hop backgrounds haven’t been doing so well. Queen Latifah‘s show was cancelled in 2014, and MC Serch‘s didn’t make it out of the test run phase. But Warner Bros. isn’t deterred by the lack of success or a Deadline article. So come on down, Ice T: You’re the next hip-hop OG to get his own talk show.
Ice T and Coco are getting ready to host a daytime talk show fittingly titled Ice & Coco. The new show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will air in FOX stations on both coasts during a three-week test run.
“We see this as another attempt to do something different — big personalities, new to the daypart,” said Frank Cicha, senior VP of programming. “Ice-T helped change popular culture. We’re trying to do the same thing for daytime.”
“It’s a fun show with our own style of hip, married humor and honesty,” said Ice T and Coco in a statement.
While the E! series Ice Loves Coco ended last year, Ice T still has a podcast and is part of Law & Order: SVU‘s cast. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to those jobs if in the slight chance Ice & Coco does get picked up for a season.
Ice & Coco‘s three-week run starts on Aug. 3.
This video of Rihanna on her bus that was put on Snapchat has been making its rounds on the web, and some people feel that it’s “evidence” Rih is in love wit the coco, while others think she’s simply breaking up her beloved mary jane. I honestly can’t tell, but I would like to believe it’s the latter. Some are saying there is more to the video, so I’d definitely like to see that before making any assumptions.
What I really want to know – who are her messy ass associates that are putting this stuff online? Even if she is only rolling weed, you know it could look like something else…so why would you put it up?
Would you pay $20 for exclusives and increased sound quality? Many say no, but TIDAL has been making its counterargument through the former.
After premiering Beyonce’s new song over the weekend, TIDAL is exclusively streaming Erykah Badu’s They Die By Dawn, an African-American cowboy short film starring Erykah Badu. Jesse Williams, Michael K. Williams, Giancarlo Esposito and Nate Parker.
After Rhonda Roshell Washington (pictured) read some of her husband’s postings on Facebook, she allegedly stabbed him, according to the Daily Mail. Now, Washington is behind bars and facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — charges that could land her in prison for 20 years if convicted.
When Bryan, Texas, police were called to the Washington residence, they found her unidentified husband standing outside his home and bleeding profusely from his hand. The man told the officers that he was asleep when he heard his wife go off the deep end in their living room.
When the husband reportedly went to see what all the commotion was about, he caught his wife looking at his Facebook account. The 33-year-old Washington reportedly confronted her husband, flying in to a blind rage and chasing him around with a knife in her hand.
Washington then allegedly not only stabbed her husband — puncturing his hand — but also grabbed some keys and jabbed him with those as well.
The husband allegedly ran to another room, locked himself in, and then called police.
And even though Washington left the home before police arrived, police were able to find Washington and arrest her. When questioned by authorities, Washington reportedly denied the Facebook trigger and instead reportedly told police that she and her husband had been arguing over his alleged PCP drug use.
As to what Washington read on her husband’s Facebook page that sent her in to such a tailspin, that has not been released by police.
Still, Washington remains in a county jail in lieu of a $999 bail.
A Brooklyn woman scored a judge’s approval to legally change her relationship status to “single” via Facebook.
In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a nurse named Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.
Baidoo, 26, “is granted permission serve defendant with the divorce summons using a private message through Facebook,” with her lawyer messaging Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku through her account, Cooper wrote.
“This transmittal shall be repeated by plaintiff’s attorney to defendant once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged” by her hard-to-find hubby.
“I think it’s new law, and it’s necessary,” said Baidoo’s lawyer, Andrew Spinnell.
His client and Blood-Dzraku tied the knot back in a civil ceremony back in 2009, but their relationship crumbled when Blood-Dzraku reneged on his promise to have a traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony as well, Spinnell said. Both are from Ghana.
“She wanted their families there,” the lawyer said.
As a result, the wedding was never consummated and the husband and wife never lived together, the lawyer said — but Blood-Dzraku apparently still doesn’t want a divorce.
He kept in touch with his wife by phone and Facebook — but that was it, the ruling says.
The “last address plaintiff has for defendant is an apartment that he vacated in 2011,” Cooper said. Baidoo “has spoken with defendant by telephone on occasion and he has told her that he has no fixed address and no place of employment. He has also refused to make himself available to be served with divorce papers.”
The “post office has no forwarding address for him, there is no billing address linked to his prepaid cell phone, and the Department of Motor Vehicles has no record of him,” the ruling says.
“We tried everything, including hiring a private detective — and nothing,” Spinnell said.
The first Facebook message went out to the husband last week. “So far, he hasn’t responded,” Spinnell said.
Phaedra Parks is not feeling the love from her fellow Atlanta housewives. They might throw shade and get into nasty fights, but housewives are supposed to stick together, right? Well Phaedra feels like her cast mates on The Real Housewives of Atlanta have abandoned her while she deals with her estranged husband’s incarceration.
When Steve Harvey caught up with Parks to film an episode of “The Steve Harvey Show,” airing Monday, he asked her whether the other women on the show have been there for her. “To answer that, they really haven’t been,” Parks said before amending her statement, pointing out that two of her fellow peaches have consistently had her back. “Well, I can’t say all of them haven’t been. Porsha and Nene have been very supportive, but they have been through similar situations. Not like mine, no prison or anything like that, but they’ve had situations in their marriages and relationships that were very difficult that played out in public.”
NeNe Leakes and her husband went through a huge breakup to makeup between seasons four and five. Meanwhile, Porsha Williams has been figuring out how to get her groove back ever since her ex-husband Kordell Stewart dropped her, seemingly out of nowhere, two years ago.
Having been through a divorce in the spotlight, they knew how important it is to have a support system.“Nene, you know, she has been the person who has called me every day, sent me texts just to make sure I was ok and just really been very supportive,” Parks shared. She added that although they’re not super-close, she Nene have bonded. “You know, we’re not the best of friends, but she has been a wonderful friend throughout this ordeal.”
And to think, just a few seasons ago, Leakes swore she never knew Parks before the show and couldn’t stand her when they were cast together. They’ve come a very long way since then.
Your face is an animated emoji now. Just is. And that’s because this app enables you to record yourself winking, waving and doing whatever else it is emojis do, then save the GIFs in your smartphone to be deployed whenever the time is right. Which is probably never, but still.
With Memoji Keyboard, send animated emojis of yourself to the people unfortunate enough to be your friends and family.
You’ll have a blast recreating classic emojis such as :P, B-), and of course, :D.
Then, prepare to pick up the bits of brain scattered about the room as you literally blow peoples’ minds by texting them animated emojis of your face.
They’ll ask, “how did you do that?!” but don’t tell them.
Just send them your perfectly pre-posed shrug memoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and go grill up a delicious steak.
Memoji keyboard even comes with all the regular emojis, so you can still keep it casual with people who aren’t ready for the intensity of your Blue Steel memoji (yet).
The 47-year-old late night host got one heck of a wake up call from Rihanna in the early hours of Wednesday as part of an epic April Fools’ Day prank by the 27-year-old singer.
With a little help from Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney, RiRi snuck into Kimmel’s bedroom for an impromptu performance of her new track “B—h Better Have My Money.”
The sleeping funnyman had no clue what was happening and before he knew it Rihanna was throwing money all over his bed along with hurling a pillow at his face.
“It seemed like a UFO had landed,” Kimmel said of the startling event. “I didn’t know what was going on.”
Rihanna later appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and the pair were able to have a good laugh about it.
“I will admit that’s not usually how you come to me in my dreams,” Kimmel quipped.
“The rest of the night I was hearing “B—h Better Have My Money.”