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Kim Kardashian Calls Bruce Jenner’s Transition ‘a Hard Adjustment’ in ‘Today Show’ Interview (Video)

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Bruce Jenner’s stepdaughter Kim Kardashian has broken her silence about his transition to womanhood in a preview of a “Today Show” interview airing Monday, during which the reality star calls it “a hard adjustment.” “I see reports that say, ‘This one doesn’t support him’ and, ‘This one’s over here, and feels this way,’ and it’s all really so made up,” Kardashian tells Matt Lauer in the clip. “We all really support him. Is it a hard adjustment? Yes.” Although it was long suspected that Kardashian’s stepfather, a former Olympian, was transgender, he officially declared on Friday during a widely-watched. »


- Greg Gilman

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Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Go to ‘King Jack’ and ‘TransFatty Lives’

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The Tribeca Film Festival gave “King Jack” and “TransFatty Lives” the Narrative and Documentary Audience awards, respectively, on Saturday. Written and directed by Felix Thompson, the rural drama that made its world premiere at the New York City film festival follows a hardened 15-year-old boy discovering the importance of friendship, family and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances. “TransFatty, directed by subject Patrick O’Brien, also made its world premiere at the festival. O’Brien, a former DJ and internet meme maker, turned on the camera on himself to document his life after being  diagnosed with Als and given only two. »


- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner Interview Sparks Feisty Twitter Exchange Between Kris Jenner and Perez Hilton

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Bruce Jenner’s ex-wife Kris Jenner sent celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton a “f–k you” on Twitter after he called her out for not giving any comment to ABC News for Friday’s “20/20” special, during which Bruce officially declared he identifies as a woman. “Kris Jenner has no comment for ABC news and the #BruceJenner interview. His other two ex-wives give supportive statements,” Hilton tweeted on Friday night. And that’s not all he had to say about Kris, either. See photos: 15 Jaw-Dropping TV Interviews Before Bruce Jenner: From Whitney's 'Crack Is Whack' to Tom Cruise's Couch-Jumping »


- Greg Gilman

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Talks About Daryl Dixon’s Sexuality, Possible Death and Mooning Andrew Lincoln (Video)

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Nobody ever said Daryl Dixon is gay, “Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus clarifies in the latest episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking with the Stars.” “Walking Dead” executive producer and comic book creator Robert Kirkman said last summer that the idea of Dixon being gay “has been discussed,” and that AMC “absolutely would” allow that possibility, but Reedus said it never got past the point of discussion. “There’s a character in the comic book named Jesus, who is gay and he’s badass. Somebody in a panel asked Robert , ‘Is that going to be Daryl’s story?’ And he said, »


- Wrap Staff

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Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners: CBS, PBS Pummel Competition

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CBS and PBS were the big winners at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 42nd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday. Each network claimed 17 trophies, while the closest competitor was Nickelodeon, which had six wins during the ceremony hosted by Florence Henderson (“The Brady Bunch”) and Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”). ABC and NBC only managed to score three awards each, and were bested by Netflix, which won four. The most interesting winners of the night, however, were Ray Wise, Donna Mills and Fred Willard, who were locked in the gala event’s first-ever three-way tie in the Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a. »


- Greg Gilman

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Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Killed in Avalanche on Mount Everest

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Google executive Dan Fredinburg was killed during an avalanche on Mount Everest early Saturday morning. His younger sister, Megan, used his Twitter and Instagram accounts to share the sad news that Fredinberg “suffered from a major head injury and didn’t make it.” “We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us,” she wrote with an Instagram photo of him climbing. “All our love and thanks to those who shared this life with our favorite hilarious strong willed man. He was and. »

- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner Interview Breaks Twitter Record as Most Social Friday Telecast of All Time

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Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night wasn’t just a ratings blockbuster for ABC, as the “20/20” special became Twitter’s most social Friday telecast of all time, excluding sports. According to Nielsen Social, a total of 8.1 million people in the U.S. saw one or more of the 972,000 tweets sent about the 2-hour special, “Bruce Jenner – The Interview .” The tweets were sent by 403,000 people and viewed 139 million times, making Jenner’s official declaration that he is a transgender individual who identifies as a woman the top worldwide trend on Friday. Also Read: Bruce Jenner's Ex-Wife Details His 'Excruciatingly. »


- Greg Gilman

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Calvin Harris, Naomi Campbell Tag Team Omnia Grand Opening in Las Vegas (Photos)

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The only thing Naomi Campbell threw on Friday night was the beats. The supermodel joined fellow Brit superstar Calvin Harris for the grand opening of Omnia — each manning decks in separate rooms at countryman Neil Moffit’s new 75,000-square-foot social anchor inside Caesars palace. Also Read: Beckhams, Elton John, Kate Beckinsale, Mila Kunis Bring London to La at Burberry Extravaganza (Video) As is custom in hospitality, especially in Vegas, Omnia’s been technically open for a few weeks before the triangle stamps started inking the inside of wrists for the Grand Opening Weekend. After taping the “Comedy Central Roast” in L. »


- Mikey Glazer

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Sid Tepper, Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 96

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Sid Tepper, a songwriter who wrote 45 Elvis Presley tunes, died of natural causes on Friday. He was 96. Tepper’s publicist, Steve Elzer, told TheWrap that Tepper passed away while surrounded by his family at his home on Williams Island in Miami Beach, Florida. The King of Rock and Roll wasn’t the only iconic artist Tepper wrote for with writing partner Roy C. Bennett, either. Other major musicians who sang Tepper’s tunes include Frank Sinatra, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Louie Armstrong. Also Read: Richard Corliss, Time Magazine Film Critic, Dead at 71 A few of his hits include “Red Roses For A. »


- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner Tweet Lands Kris Humphries in Hot Water on Twitter: ‘I’m Glad I Got Out When I Did. #Gottadoyou’

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Kim Kardashian‘s ex-husband, Kris Humphries, is under fire on Twitter for tweeting a message of “support” for Bruce Jenner that many perceived as an insult to the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star who came out as transgender during a “20/20” interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday. “Man, I’m glad I got out when I did,” Humphries, an NBA player who divorced Kardashian after 72 days of matrimony, tweeted on Friday night with the hashtag, #Gottadoyou. The tweet, which has been shared nearly 10,000 times on Twitter, sparked instant backlash from people responding with insults including “piece of shit,” “you’re. »


- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner’s Ex-Wife Details His ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Transition and Its Effect on Their Kids

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Bruce Jenner came out as transgender to his ex-wife, Linda Thompson, decades before coming out to Diane Sawyer, and the world, during a “20/20” interview that gave the ABC program its highest ratings in 15  years. Thompson, who married Jenner in 1981 and gave birth to two sons during their romantic relationship, details how the Olympian shared the secret he had been hiding from the public his entire life, and how it affected their family in a Huffington Post blog titled, “How Living With and Loving Bruce Jenner Changed My Life Forever.” “When Brody was about 18 months old and Brandon »


- Greg Gilman

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Are Celebrities Really Persona Non Grata at D.C.’s ‘Nerd Prom’?

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In recent years, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has propelled the people who are supposed to cover those in the spotlight into their own. TV news reporters and anchors rub elbows with celebrities and D.C.’s swath of socialites at the  spectacle, which takes place Saturday. Instead of a tribute to the never-ending grind of a political correspondent, the dinner has become a cesspool of group selfies, Svedka and self-celebration. It shouldn’t be that way, however, says former Politico reporter Patrick Gavin, who was so intrigued — and turned off — by the self-indulgence of it all, he quit his job in. »


- Jordan Chariton

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Brian Williams Scandal Widens With More Exaggerations Discovered

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More exaggerations and embellishments have been found in Brian Williams‘ previous reporting by NBC News’ internal review. Both The New York Times and The Washington Post reported Friday and Saturday that NBC brass has found other questionable comments by Williams regarding his reporting in 2006 from the Israel/Hezbollah conflict; descriptions made about his reporting from Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring protests in 2011; the details surrounding him receiving a fragment of the helicopter that crashed during the mission that killed Osama bin Laden; as well as other undisclosed incidents. The Post reported NBC executives including NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, »


- Jordan Chariton

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Bruce Jenner Interview Pushes ’20/20’ to 15-Year Ratings High

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Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer — during which the former Olympian discussed his transition from man to woman — was a ratings blockbuster for ABC on Friday night, ranking as the night’s top-rated program and pushing “20/20” to a 15-year high. The interview, airing from 9 to 11 p.m., scored a remarkable 5.2 rating/17 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, and a 6.4/18 in the key news demo. Those numbers represent the best performance for “20/20” since March 17, 2000. The interview also drew  16.9 million total viewers. Also Read: Hollywood Reacts to Bruce Jenner's Transgender Revelation on »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Age of Adaline’ Overhauls ‘Furious 7’ at Friday Box Office

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Blake Lively’s “The Age of Adaline” is giving “Furious 7” a run for the money at the box office this weekend, and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” isn’t far behind. The Vin Diesel-Dwayne Johnson hot car blockbuster still has the inside track at being the first movie to win four consecutive weekends since “The Hunger Games” did it in 2012. “Furious 7” rolled to $4.8 million from a market-high 3,808 theaters Friday, which Universal estimates will translate into a roughly $16 million three-day total. That would probably be enough for it to reclaim the No. 1 spot it has held »


- Todd Cunningham

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Hollywood Reacts to Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Revelation on Social Media

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Bruce Jenner’s highly-touted interview with Diane Sawyer aired Friday night, delivering not only the long awaited news that the former Olympian is transitioning to female — but also major star support on social media. Rosie O’Donnell, Rob Lowe, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Simmons and plenty more show business types spoke out about the sit-down, singing Jenner’s praises as a trailblazer and hero . “Bruce Jenner – An American hero yet again. You changed everything tonight. Thank you. #brave #authentic #beautiful,” wrote Debra Messing. Also Read: Bruce Jenner Reveals to Diane Sawyer: 'Yes, I Am a Woman' (Video) Gaga, »


- Matt Donnelly

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Bruce Jenner Documentary Series to Premiere on E! in July

24 April 2015 7:50 PM, PDT

The E! network has announced it will premiere an eight-part, one-hour documentary series about Bruce Jenner’s transition to female. Also Read: Bruce Jenner Reveals to Diane Sawyer: 'Yes, I Am a Woman' (Video) Read the full release: E! announces a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce’s intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his “new normal.” Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce’s transition means for »


- Matt Donnelly

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Donna Mills, Vanessa Marcil, Lindsay Hartley Bring Queen-Size ‘Drama’ (And Fun) to Pop: Somebody Say ‘Action!’ (Video)

24 April 2015 7:13 PM, PDT

Pop’s new “Queens of Drama” debuts Sunday and the show’s stunning stars –Donna Mills, Vanessa Marcil and Lindsay Hartley — each take on TV roles they’ve never played before: The ones playing themselves. And the actresses admitted that the transition took some getting used to while shooting the project. “One of the first times we were all together sitting in my yard and we’re all sitting there just staring at each other,” Mills said, describing one of “Queens of Dramas” first shoots. “I finally turned to one of the producers and said,’We’re all actresses. Somebody has to say ‘Action! »


- Joe Otterson

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Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Journey ‘Will Impact and Inspire Countless People,’ Says GLAAD

24 April 2015 7:09 PM, PDT

Bruce Jenner confirmed to Diane Sawyer on Friday’s ABC “20/20” special that, “Yes, I am a woman,” and his highly anticipated reveal quickly prompted a positive response from GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) media advocacy organization. “Today, millions of people learned that someone they know is transgender,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement to TheWrap. “By sharing this story, Bruce Jenner has shined a light on what it means to be transgender and live authentically in the face of unimaginable public scrutiny. “Though Jenner’s journey is one that is deeply personal, »


- Debbie Emery

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Hugh Jackman’s ‘Wolverine’ Lands ‘Blade Runner 2’ Writer Michael Green (Exclusive)

24 April 2015 6:28 PM, PDT

After moving from superheroes (“Green Lantern”) to replicants (“Blade Runner 2”), Michael Green is returning to comic book movie territory to write “Wolverine” for 20th Century Fox, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. James Mangold is directing the sequel, which is expected to be Hugh Jackman‘s last time playing the clawed mutant. Green is currently working on the action-packed script with Mangold’s input. Green recently worked with Fox, as he was brought on to revise Jack Paglen’s script for Scott’s sci-fi sequel “Prometheus 2.” He was also one of four writers credited on Ryan Reynolds‘ “Green Lantern” movie, »


- Jeff Sneider

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