I’m proud of Caitlyn Jenner for how comfortable she’s become in her own skin, and how much she’s enjoying the experience of finally being who she is in the world. It must feel so freeing, and like such a relief, to not have to hide yourself anymore. It’s great, and I think the video she posted on WhoSay yesterday of her practicing painting her nails is really cute… but it’s just a weird juxtaposition with the other Caitlyn-related video that popped up online around the same time, showing the moment of impact from her fatal car crash earlier this year that killed a woman.
First, here’s the video from the crash, which was incredibly violent and just terrible. The footage was caught from the security cameras on an MTA bus that was also on the Pacific Coast Highway when the accident happened (obviously).
Now, as you probably remember, Jenner wants the wrongful death suit she’s facing to be thrown out, not because she wasn’t at fault, but because the family of the woman who died in the accident wasn’t giving them money, so why should Jenner have to? Caitlyn gets a MAJOR side eye from me on this one, and I’m not sure why no one’s talking about this as much as they’re talking about a video of her fucking painting her nails, but here we are. That’s Hollywood!
Ever since Bruce Jenner confirmed last month that he’s indeed transgender and plans to transition to the female gender, tabloids have been desperate to get the first “scoop” on his new life. In Touch Weekly is the first to actually go there like the tasteless rag they are, claiming to know Bruce’s “female name”.
According to their trusty “sources”, Bruce will soon be known as Kaitlyn. They also claim that most members of Bruce’s family are already using this name, he just hasn’t gone public with it yet.
I’m willing to bet all of that is bullshit, and I think people should respect Bruce enough to take things only when they come from his own mouth. He’ll perhaps talk about these things in his upcoming Vanity Fair feature, but until then, just let her live!
Bruce Jenner has already had quite the year — and it’s only May (well barely, but still). He came out as transgender, and then, oh yeah, killed someone with his car. He’s definitely been making headlines, for better or for worse. So is that enough to warrant a Vanity Fair cover? Rumor has it, yes. Bruce is finally going to step into his own and cover Vanity Fair, and it’s going to be shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, who, let’s be honest, has been phoning it in for the past 20 years. But anyway, here’s what PEOPLE has to report:
Bruce Jenner has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from Sports Illustrated to GQ. But now, the former Olympian has landed an upcoming cover of Vanity Fair, Jenner’s first print photo shoot and interview since revealing in April that he is transiting from male to female, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.
Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz will shoot the cover, an industry source says.
[...] Jenner, 65, who calls his female identity “Her,” will appear as a woman in the Vanity Fair pictorial, to hit stands this summer, the source tells PEOPLE.
So, I guess it’s not the most outrageous bit of celeb gossip I’ve ever heard, and if it were to happen, I wouldn’t be shocked. Even though Kim hasn’t made the cover (yet), I guess it’s not totally surprising that Bruce would beat her to it, considering the life he’s had. I would be interested in reading the interview, but not enough to actually buy the issue.
What about you guys? Would Bruce pique your interest?
Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner caused a fatal accidentwhile driving in Los Angeles that killed a 69-year-old woman and seriously injured five others. He’s never really taken responsibility for the whole thing, and the stepchildren of the woman who died (who was named Kimberley Howe, for reference) filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him – a lawsuit he wants dropped.
Bruce Jenner has filed court papers to throw out the wrongful death suit filed by the stepchildren of the woman killed in an accident in February on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.
In early May, Howe’s two stepchildren, William Howe, 57, and Dana Redmond, 60, filed the lawsuit alleging that the impact of Jenner’s SUV “propelled” her into the other lane.
Jenner, 65, responded to the family’s suit stating they lack standing to assert a wrongful death claim because they were “not financially dependent upon the decedent for the necessities of life.” Jenner claims their family connection to the victim does not give them the right to sue for wrongful death, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.
I’m sure some people will bitch and moan and claim that these people are probably after money because of who he is, but not only do I not believe that, but so what if they were? Jenner caused them to lose their stepmother and should pay up because it’s the least he could do.
Bruce Jenner confirmed months of speculation on Friday during a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, telling the world that he is transgender and is “for all intents and purposes… a woman”. While the response has been overwhelmingly positive from both the public and his friends and family (or so some of them would like to pretend – looking at you, Kris), one person took it a bit harder than others, and that’s Kim Kardashian. That is, until her husband, Kanye West, really opened her eyes by dropping some profound philosophic truth (about himself, natch) on her.
Bruce Jenner said that Kim Kardashian didn’t know what to think about his transition to a woman after catching him one day in a dress. But then something changed.
“You know what really turned me around?” Jenner recalls the reality TV star asking. “Kanye.”
The rapper, who recently married Kardashian, had the following advice for her:
“I can be the most successful person in the world…I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, which I am…but I’m nothing if I can’t be me…if I can’t be true to myself.”
Because Kanye having the freedom to be an egocentric maniac is definitely the same as being trapped in the wrong body and suffering gender dysphoria because of it. But whatever! She got there in the end, I guess.
After months and months of speculation (and seemingly endless weeks of promotion), Bruce Jenner came out as a woman during his 2-hour sit down interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night. During the broadcast, he admitted that he found it difficult to talk about his true identity as he didn’t want to hurt anyone, and admitted he briefly considered suicide but ultimately decided not to, as he wanted to see how his story would end.
For now, he’s asked people to continue using “he” pronouns (hence the reason I haven’t switched to she), but either way, I think this was a really brave and important thing for Bruce to have done. Here’s how he describes his experience:
God’s looking down, making little Bruce. He’s looking down and he says, “Okay, what are we going to do with this one?” Make him a smart kid, very determined, and he gave me all these wonderful qualities. And then at the end when he’s just finishing, he goes, “Wait a second, we gotta give him something. Everybody has stuff in their life that they have to deal with, what are we going to give him?” And God looks down and chuckles a bit and goes, “Hey let’s give him the soul of a female and let’s see how he deals with that.”
So here I am stuck, and I hate that word a girl stuck in a guy’s body. I hate that terminology. I’m me. I’m me. I’m a person. This is who I am. I’m not stuck in anybody’s body, it’s just who I am as a human being. My brain is much more female than it is male. It’s hard for people to understand that but that’s what my soul is.
I look at it this way. Bruce always telling a lie. He’s lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can’t do that any longer.
Is ABC not ranking in the ratings, like, ever or something? They’ve been pushing this Diane Sawyer 2-hour sitdown with Bruce Jenner so hard for the past couple of weeks, and thankfully the damn thing is on tomorrow night so we can stop hearing about it. In the latest promo, Bruce says the phrase “I want to know how this story ends” and frankly, so do I. Tell me, so I can stop reading these cryptic damn stories every day. If the “story” he’s referring to isn’t about his gender change, I swear…
Not like Bruce is personally putting these promos together, but with all this attention whoring, I feel like he learned more than we gave him credit for during his time in the Kardashian family.