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We've heard the rumors, watched the promos and yes, even glanced at the Bruce Jenner dress photo that scandalously hit the Internet this week.

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For months, it's been all but accepted as fact that Bruce Jenner, Olympic decathlete and reality TV patriarch, is in the process of becoming a woman.

No one had heard him personally address this, however. Until tonight.

Bruce finally broke his silence about his transition this evening on 20/20, reintroducing himself as a woman via a lengthy sit-down with Diane Sawyer.

So what did we learn from the much-anticipated, long-form interview?

For one thing, we learned that Bruce began to feel that his physical gender was out of alignment with his "mostly feminine" spirit in early childhood. 

Jenner tearfully described the moment when he first tried on a dress at the age of 8 and felt that he'd discovered the sort of freedom and comfort that would elude him for the next several decades.

He revealed that he was burdened by his uncertainty about his sexual identity even in the midst of his Olympic triumph. "That is her," Bruce says when shown a photo of himself competing in the decathlon.


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Surprisingly, Jenner says he was somewhat open about his issues with his first wife, though he confesses that he never revealed to her that he felt like he "might not make it in this male gender."

His first wife, Chrystie Crownover, was loving and supportive. His second marriage ended soon after he confessed his gender-based confusion to then-wife Linda Thompson.

Bruce began transitioning shortly thereafter - more than 30 years ago - but abandoned the process after five years. He said he was frightened by the possibility of hurting his children and defying the religious teachings he held dear.

It was during this time, when Bruce was weaning off of his hormones and unhappily suppressing his deepest desires, that he began his relationship with Kris Jenner.


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Bruce says Kris knew about his gender identity from the start. Even so, he says his transition was "not what she expected." He also acknowledges that her inability to cope with his desire for reassignment was a factor in their decision to divorce. 

As difficult as it was to bare his soul to his wives, however, Bruce says the most difficult challenge of his life was telling his kids about his lifelong struggle.

Surprisingly, the first member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood that he told was Kim. Kendall and Kylie found out shortly thereafter when they spotted their father wearing a dress via their in-home security camera.

Jenner says he's 100% heterosexual and has never experienced any desire to be with a man. As for why he chose to transition so late in life, Bruce says he couldn't bear the thought that he might one day die "having only lived in someone else's body."

Bruce beamed with pride when he discussed a future in which, "I can emerge as myself. How simple is that." 

We look forward to seeing the day.


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Of all the revelations on tonight's long-awaited Bruce Jenner-Diane Sawyer interview, one of the most surprising may have come when Jenner revealed that the first of his many kids and step-kids to learn about his gender identity was none other than Kim Kardashian.

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Bruce stated that Kim saw him wearing a dress several years before he shared his secret with his other kids.

Kim apparently had no visible reaction to the sight of her stepfather dressed as a woman. As Bruce tells it, she simply "got in her car and went for a drive."

When his youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, spotted him wearing a dress on their in-home security camera shortly thereafter, they were similarly drumbstruck, believing, Bruce says, "that it was not something they could discuss."

Kim initially struggled with Bruce's hidden identity, but during a recent hear-to-heart with Jenner, she revealed that a surprising source of compassion helped her come around.

Bruce says Kim said to him, "You know what turned me around? Kanye."

"I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world," Kanye reportedly said to Kim. "I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world. I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be myself."

So it looks like the reports of Kim fully supporting Bruce on his journey were entirely true, and the rumors of her being embarrassed by her beloved stepdad were simply the most vicious kind of tabloid rumor.

As for the many, many reports of Kanye being a narcissistic jerk? Well, maybe we'll have to re-think those. Maybe.


View Slideshow: 17 Bruce Jenner Pics: Through the Years

You might not want to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online this week.

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Perish the thought, we know, but E! has released a pair of sneak peeks from the latest installment (titled "Special Deliver") and the first features talk about Kris Jenner nude.

See! We told you!

In the following clip, Kris freaks out upon hearing from her assistant that someone has hacked into her closet's security camera, seen her naked and is now gonna blackmail her to prevent the release of these lewd photos.

We have two reactions to this supposedly real development:

  1. Who has a security camera in her closet?!?
  2. Who would want to see photos of Kris Jenner naked anyway?!?

In the second clip, Kylie is sitting around with Kim and Khloe when she mentions a plan to enact Operation Find Kendall Jenner a Boyfriend.

But then a huge pizza delivery arrives, equipped with a weird message for Kylie.

Oh, and Khloe thinks someone stole a single birth control pill from her container. Don't you just hate it when that happens?

We'll wait to actually view the episode this Sunday, but this has the potential of being included in our Best of Keeping Up with the Kardashians photo gallery...


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Brianne Altice, a former high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with three students, wept as she took a plea deal on Wednesday.

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One of the boys was 16 and two were 17 when they were having sex with Brianne Altice, 35. One testified that he considered her to be his girlfriend.

During their yearlong sexual relationship, one of the three Utah boys was obviously consenting, but the law says he was not old enough to do so legally.

Moreover, Utah state law also specifies that a person, regardless of age, cannot consent to sex if the other person is in a position of special trust.

School officials even knew about her inappropriate behavior and didn't do enough to protect the students from her, the boys and their parents say.

In a lawsuit against the Davis School District, several parents say the running joke at the high school was, "Who is Ms. Altice sleeping with now?"

Altice, who taught high school English, pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse in exchange for prosecutors dropping 11 other counts.

Davis School District spokesman Chris Williams said he'd love to comment on the allegations but that the civil lawsuit precludes him from doing so.

Prosecutor Susan Hunt said the three victims are on board with the plea deal, in which each count carries a possible sentence of 1 to 15 years in prison.

Altice's attorney, Ed Brass, said his client is upset about the conviction, but wanted to resolve a case to avoid risking an uncertain outcome at trial.

Altice was first arrested back in October 2013. A year later a second student reported having sexual relationship with her, followed by yet another.

Amazingly, allegations emerged earlier this year that she had sex with the third victim following first arrest, while she was out on bail awaiting trial.

She was fired in February 2014.


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It's a sentence we never though we'd write, but here goes:

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Viewers will bear witness to Derek Shepherd's funeral on Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 22.

Indeed, as anyone with an Internet connection knows by now, Shonda Rhimes actually went there on Thursday night. She actually killed off Patrick Dempsey's beloved brain surgeon.

The actor had made it clear for some time that he was ready to move on from the show, with an earlier report claiming Dempsey's diva-like behavior led to his suspension and then, eventually, his removal.

How will the series move on without its secondary lead character?

We'll begin to find out next Thursday night, as ABC airs a two-hour special built around Meredith breaking the sad news to everyone and then our favorite doctors gathering for a funeral.

Check out the teaser above for a glance ahead and be sure to bring a box of tissues to the living room with you on April 30.


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Said Rhimes after last night's episode aired:

"Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character - for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our McDreamy.

"Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example - happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true - of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all.

"Now, Meredith and the entire Grey’s Anatomy family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life.

"The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: the carousel never stops turning."

Now is the time to watch Grey's Anatomy online in order to bid farewell to Dr. Derek Shepherd:


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