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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner spoke for the first time about how he is ready to put a lifetime struggle with gender identity behind him -- embrace being transgender and live the rest of his life as a woman.

“I’m actually really excited about the future ... about what I could do to be able to do some real good in the world, so I’m actually, for the first time in my life, looking forward to the future,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a two-hour special edition of ABC News’ 20/20.

During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC ...Read more

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For years, Bruce Jenner’s relationships with his famous children have been documented for the reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Recently, however, their typically breezy conversations took a decidedly more personal turn, when the former Olympian opened up to them about his gender transition.

“I tried to explain to them that. ... ‘As much of your upbringing was her much as it was the he side, that I will always be there. I’m not going anywhere,’” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special edition of ...Read more

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- After Grey's Anatomy killed off Patrick Dempsey's character, Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy, the 49-year-old actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what next for him.

First, Dempsey has two projects he's working on, The Limit and Fodors, along with taking the "rest of the year off to develop."

He said, "I would like to be a producer. I would commit to a show that is 10 to 12 episodes. But 24 [episodes] again, I don’t know if I would do that. It’s a very hard life. It’s ...Read more

Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Danny McBride and Anthony Bourdain are making the most of their time in Charleston, South Carolina.

Thursday evening, McBride, who's in town shooting a new series, Vice Principals, and Bourdain, who met with local chef Sean Brock, joined South Carolina local Bill Murray for a Charleston RiverDogs game.

"Bill owns a piece of the team, and Bill said, 'I'm going to the ballgame,' so they all agreed to go," Dave Echols, the general manager of the minor league team, told ABC News.

Murray, who attends RiverDogs games regularly, usually sits with the fans, Echols said, but because they ...Read more

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Of all the women in the world, you would never think that Victoria Beckham's daughter Harper, 3, would be a "tomboy," but she is.

Beckham, 41, spoke to Ellen DeGeneres earlier this week and couldn't stop gushing about her youngest child.

The last time she was on the comedian's show was seven years ago, so she had Harper since chatting with DeGeneres.

"She’s so great. And the boys are great with her. She’s a little tomboy. You know, she loves to wear little dresses, but then she loves to put her football boots ...Read more

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world’s most famous families.

Now, the former Olympian is revealing a secret that has caused him turmoil for decades.

“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News’ 20/20.

“People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me,”

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TLC(NEW YORK) -- Melissa Etheridge recently uncovered some scandalous truths about her family’s distant past.

On Sunday’s season finale of TLC’s genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are? the singer discovers that an ancestor in French Canada seduced and impregnated a woman, a scandal that resulted in a trial.

"I was shocked, yes, and delighted, too," she told Billboard. "I didn't take anything personally -- although when you start realizing there were these people in the ...Read more

Heather Wines/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Happy birthday, Kelly Clarkson!

The original American Idol turned 33 on Friday -- but only her husband, Brandon Blackstock, knows how she'll be celebrating.

Asked by a fan on Twitter how she'll mark her special day, Clarkson tweeted, "Brandon is surprising me with birthday getaway so we will see :)."

Clarkson married Blackstock in 2013. Their daughter, River, was born last year.

Luckily for the singer, her husband is a man prone to romantic gestures. Last July, he gave her a 10-acre field of sunflowers, her favorite blossom. On her birthday two years ago, he gave her a bouquet of sunflowers ...Read more

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- On Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes did something fans never thought she would go through with.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead!

The creator of the hit ABC show killed off Dr. Derek Shepherd, aka "McDreamy," played by Patrick Dempsey.

After “McDreamy” stopped to help people injured in a crash, his own car was blindsided, and he later died at the hospital after his injuries were not properly diagnosed.

He spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the show that ...Read more

Brotherly Love/Jamal Hill(NEW YORK) — Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict and newcomer Eric Hill Jr. all star in Brotherly Love, a film set at Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, famous for its star graduates such as Wilt Chamberlain and Will Smith.

While Palmer portrays Jackie Taylor, who has ambitions of a music career before getting distracted by love, Hill plays her twin brother Sergio, a high school basketball star who struggles to deal with early fame. Hardrict portrays their older brother, June, who had to forfeit his own basketball dreams after the death of their father.

Hardrict tells ABC Radio he's "the patriarch of the family," who has to "step in them ...Read more

"Little Boy" - Open Road Films(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

The Age of Adaline
-- Blake Lively stars as a woman who has remained 29 years old for almost eight decades following an accident. She falls for a philanthropist, played by Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman. Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker and Ellen Burstyn also star. Rated PG-13.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — The Full House spin-off announced by Netflix earlier this week seemingly has a similar premise to that of the original series: a widow raising children with the help of a relative and a friend. However, Candace Cameron Bure maintains that Fuller House won't be a carbon copy of her popular 1987-1995 sitcom.

Cameron Bure is reprising her role of D.J., now a recently widowed mother of two, with another child on the way. She tells ABC Radio, "We're definitely not trying to recreate the exact same tone of the show because it is a different world today. All of the situations that we go through with the adults, with ...Read more

Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Mo'Nique caused a flurry of headlines earlier this year, when she accused Empire creator Lee Daniels of telling her she had been blackballed by Hollywood after winning an Academy Award for her role in Precious in 2010.

Daniels, who directed Precious, didn't seem to deny that he said that to the comedienne and even said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, "Her demands through Precious were not always in line with the campaign. This soured her relationship with the ...Read more

Universal(LOS ANGELES) — Furious 7 and Fifty Shades of Grey are two of the highest-grossing movies of the year so far, so it's no surprise that Universal Pictures has scheduled sequels for both.

The eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise will open April 14, 2017, Universal announced Thursday. Vin Diesel is expected to return to the series, which will carry on without his late co-star Paul Walker.

Universal also revealed that the second film in the Fifty Shades trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, will debut Feb. 10, 2017. It will be followed by Fifty Shades Freed on Feb. 9, 2018.
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Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's three children on the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has died of a suspected suicide at the age of 19, his manager tells The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor is believed to have shot himself outside his family's home in Texas on Thursday. Sweeten played Geoffrey Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, while his twin brother Sullivan played Michael Barone and their sister Madylin played Ray's daughter, Ally Barone.

Patricia ...Read more