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ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars will showcase the past, the present and the future of dancing on Monday night's show.

The seven remaining couples will perform dances from different time periods, ranging from the 1920s to the present and beyond, as part of "Eras Night."

Riker Lynch will turn back the clock to the '20s for a quickstep with his pro partner, Allison Holker. Their main goal is to impress head judge Len Goodman.

Holker tells ABC Radio, "We gotta show Len that we are hearing him, we're working really hard. And I feel like I've said that every single week, and I'm really trying in rehearsals to give Len what he wants."

Lynch adds, "I want to be the first one that gets the 10 from Len."

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star Robert Herjavec and his partner, Kym Johnson, are at the bottom of the leader board entering the week, but they say they're excited about the '80s Argentine tango they have planned. Johnson says, "Thank goodness we have a slower song, which is really up our alley."

The couple with the highest overall score of the night will be granted immunity and will not be eligible for elimination. The other couples will compete in a dance-off to tack on extra points to their score.

Sharna Burgess says preparation for the dance-off won't leave much time for her and her celebrity partner, double amputee war vet Noah Galloway, to bicker with one another, as they have in the recent past. She declares, "We can't be worried about arguments on camera. This week it's about dancing for us and we have to make that happen."

Andy Grammer will serve as the musical guest, singing his current hit, "Honey, I'm Good."

Here's a rundown of the time-period dances the celebrities will perform:

  • Noah Galloway dancing '70s Jazz
  • Robert Herjavec dancing an '80s Argentine Tango
  • Nastia Liukin dancing a Modern Charleston
  • Riker Lynch dancing a '20s Quickstep
  • Willow Shields dancing a Futuristic Jazz
  • Chris Soules dancing a '40s Foxtrot
  • Rumer Willis dancing a '60s Jive

On Tuesday night, ABC will air Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special, featuring past and present cast members, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ended with a tie on Sunday night.

The top prize, outstanding drama series, was split between NBC's Days of Our Lives and CBS' The Young and the Restless.

Earlier in the night, Jeopardy! was named outstanding game show, while Craig Ferguson accepted the award for outstanding game show host for his work on the first-year program Celebrity Name Game.

Steve Harvey and The Ellen DeGeneres Show earned the prizes for outstanding talk show -- informative and outstanding talk show -- entertainment, respectively.

Betty White, 93, was recognized with a lifetime achievement award.

In a poignant moment, Melissa Rivers made an appearance as part of a tribute to her late mother, Joan Rivers.

The two hour-plus broadcast began with a pre-taped segment in which Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Lauer called a truce to their ongoing prank war. In the video, Lauer -- whose head was superimposed on a sexy man's body at one point -- agreed to donate a thousand dollars to charity every time a winner thanked him during his or her acceptance speech. Several winners complied throughout the night.

Tyra Banks hosted the ceremony live from Burbank, California, on the Pop network.

You can browse a complete list of winners at EmmyOnline.com. Here's a look at select categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

Tie: Days of Our Lives, NBC, and The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Culinary Program

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Food Network

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!, syndicated

Outstanding Morning Program

CBS Sunday Morning, CBS

Outstanding Talk Show / Informative

Steve Harvey, syndicated

Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated

Outstanding Entertainment News Program

Entertainment Tonight, CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Maura West, as Ava Jerome, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Anthony Geary, as Luke Spencer, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Amelia Heinle, as Victoria Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Game Show Host

Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game, syndicated

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, Michael Symon, The Chew, ABC

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Live! with Kelly and Michael, syndicated

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Michael Tullberg/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an interview with the website Close-Up Film, Daredevil star Charlie Cox admits while he hadn't read any comics before he was cast as blind lawyer/superhero vigilante Matt Murdock, he's now a voracious fan of the hero's "incredible back-catalogue."

Cox explained it was important that the just-released Netflix show -- which has just been renewed for a second season -- worked for both die-hard fans and, "an audience that didn't necessarily grow up on comics and superhero films," who can still appreciate it as a crime drama.

The actor enthused, "I love this show and I love being on it and I was so impressed with the execution and the resolve of the creators is a bonus, and the fact that it's been well received obviously makes you feel very good."

Cox is looking forward to season 2 -- and maybe a big screen bow of his "Man Without Fear" alongside the other Avengers. "It'd be great. I've read [the] Civil War [comic series]...I know [Daredevil's] in there but I think I missed the boat on [Captain America: Civil War] because they're filming that [now]. That 2016 Marvel Studios film pits Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man against Chris Evans' Captain America, and features a slew of heroes on both sides, including Spider-Man.

However, Cox, like Murdock, is keeping his ears open. "It's in my contract that if they want me to do it, I'm there, and I would love that. That would be an extension of the dream, but I'm a pretty happy customer at this point, to get to do the series again."

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — The latest sneak peek of Jared Leto as the Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad had social media buzzing on Friday.

Director David Ayer tweeted a photo of Leto's Joker in celebration of the 75th birthday of the Batman villain.

Leto sports the Joker's trademark green hair, but he also has grills on his teeth and tattoos on his forehead, arms, chest and stomach.

It's a noticeable departure from Heath Ledger's version of the Joker in The Dark Knight.

In Suicide Squad, a number of DC's signature supervillains are brought together for a secret government operation. It will also star Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis.

Suicide Squad will open Aug. 5, 2016.

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Universal(NEW YORK) -- At the box office this weekend, Furious 7 dominated yet again.

For a fourth straight week, Furious 7 took the top spot, taking in $18.3 million.

The last time a film was on top for that long was the Hunger Games three years ago. It’s expected that Furious 7’s reign will finally come to an end as the Avengers sequel opens next week.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which opened last weekend, finished in second place around $3 million behind Furious 7.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Furious 7: $18.25 million
2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: $15.50 million
3. The Age of Adaline: $13.37 million
4. Home: $8.3 million
5. Unfriended: $6.24 million
6. Ex Machina: $5.44 million
7. The Longest Ride: $4.36 million
8. Get Hard: $3.90 million
9. Monkey Kingdom: $3.55 million
10. Woman in Gold: $3.50 million

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Adam Olszewski/NBC(WASHINGTON) -- Arguably the best part of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner isn't the president becoming Comedian-in-Chief for the night -- but the odd couple pairings of Hollywood stars hanging with political power players and media heavy hitters.

This year's "Nerd Prom" was no exception, producing a bevy of interesting moments.

Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright -- The star of Madam Secretary meets her real life counterpart, former Secretary of State Albright.

 

The 101st @WhiteHouse Correspondents Dinner is tonight #WHCD #NerdProm Your press pass awaits https://t.co/vps1sb7gLN pic.twitter.com/70N8AibAQv

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Katie Couric and Justice Antonin Scalia -- The Yahoo News Global Anchor sipped a drink while taking a moment with the SCOTUS judge.

 

 

With Justice Scalia at the #yahooabcparty #whcd pic.twitter.com/o5GGiRcKLy

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Sophie Turner and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee
-- Game of Thrones royalty Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, smiles with ball cap wearing Cohen on the red carpet.

 

 

Congressman Steve Cohen goes "Game of Thrones" pic.twitter.com/Fohu2sRMAr

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Donald Trump and Melania Trump
-- The sometimes-politician Trump told ABC's T.J. Holmes that "stranger things have happened," when asked about him possibly hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner as POTUS in the future.

 

 

"Stranger things have happened" @realDonaldTrump to @tjholmes about possibly hosting the #WHCD as POTUS in the future pic.twitter.com/KRT6KkLuff

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner sat down for a far-ranging two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday on ABC’s 20/20.

Here are the 12 biggest moments from that interview:

1. Bruce Jenner: 'I’m a Woman’

“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said. “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.”

2. Bruce Jenner Say This is Not a Publicity Stunt


“We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing, and if the whole Kardashian show gave me a foothold into that world, to be able to go out there and do something good, I got not problem with that,” Jenner said.

3. Bruce Jenner Remembers First Time He Wore a Dress


“I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner said. "And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good."

4. Who Was the First Person Jenner Told?

"I said ‘these are my issues. This is what I deal with.’ And they think I do a little cross dressing, I do a little of this, a little of that, you know, 'it’s going to be fine, we’ll work all this stuff out,’” Jenner said.

5. Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m Not Gay’

“No, I’m not gay. I am not gay, I am, as far as I know, heterosexual,” Jenner said.

6. Bruce Jenner Took Female Hormones in the 1980s


“I did it almost five years,” Jenner said.

7. Bruce Jenner: ‘I Had The Story’


“I had the story,” he continued. “We had done 425 episodes I think, over almost eight years, and the entire run I kept thinking to myself, ‘oh my god, this whole thing.’ The one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it.”

8. Bruce Jenner Was Terrified To Tell His Kids

“Those are the ones I’m concerned with and the only ones I don’t—I can’t allow, I can’t let myself hurt them,” Jenner said.

9. Brandon Jenner ‘More Proud Than Ever’ of His Father

“I saw a sense of bravery that is, for all your previous accomplishments, I think far exceeds all of them,” Brandon Jenner told his father during an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer. “I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family.”

10. Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian ‘Caught Me One Time’ in a Dress

“Kim caught me one time, walked in,” Bruce Jenner said. “She kind of walked out and jumped in the car and went for a ride, and I tried to call her and said, ‘hey, are you OK?’ ... it was like this big secret in the family and we never talked about it again.”

11. Bruce Jenner on Kanye West’s Reaction

“Kim told me a story,” Jenner said. “She goes, ‘you know what really turned me around on thinking about this?’ I said, ‘what?’ She goes, ‘Kanye.’ I went, ‘oh, OK.’ … they were talking about it, and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me.’”

12. Bruce Jenner’s Plan for Becoming 'Her'


Jenner talks about what's next for him in his process.

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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 News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

Jenner said he was excited and nervous about the transition that is already underway.

“Some people will get it, some people won’t get it, it’s OK,” Jenner said. “It’s going to take a lot of guts the next few months to go through this, especially just doing it publicly.”

Jenner has long hair again and is taking female hormones, saying “just kind of takes the edge off.”

In regards to full surgery, the transgender community asks that everyone respect others’ privacy and to steer away, but Jenner was open to taking about his decision in his interview with Sawyer, saying he has not decided anything yet and “Those things are all things that are out in the future for me to explore.”

Though any steps forward would include at least a year living as a woman as well as references, and even though Jenner said he already has those referrals.

Jenner showed Sawyer a closet of women’s clothes and told her how he hosts “girls' nights” at home with the curtains drawn. Jenner also plans to change his gender identity on his driver’s license.

Jenner has received love and support from family and friends, who said it will be an adjustment.

“I asked him, you know, ‘What do you want us to call you?’” said Jenner’s oldest daughter, Cassandra Marino. “And he just interrupted me and just said, ‘I’m Dad. You know, you can call me dad… I will always be your dad.’ And that was just a huge relief.”

Brody Jenner said: “I think all the traits that I loved about Bruce, she still has."

Complete Coverage: Bruce Jenner -- The Interview

ABC News reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment.

Jenner’s fashion style will be more “conservative” than his famous stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, and he said he will change his name, though he joked that his new moniker will not start with a “K.”

A perfect day, Jenner said, would be to have just “an ordinary day that she can go out and enjoy herself, and not have any lies, have a great lunch, ... not being harassed by people, being accepted by society.”

“I just like blending in,” Jenner added. “That’s all I want to do is just blend in.”

As for getting married again, now that this path of transition has started, Jenner isn’t sure.

“I can’t even figure that side of it out,” Jenner said. “I just want to have a free soul, and have a lot of great friends.”

“I’m going to learn a lot in the next year,” Jenner added. “2015 is going to be quite a ride."


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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 20/20.

During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

Still, Jenner’s openness was met by his kids with tears, concern and love. There were also questions, including, ‘Should we still call you ‘Dad’?”

"Those are the only ones I’m concerned with and… I can’t let myself hurt them,” Jenner said.

Jenner has six biological children: Burt and Cassandra with his first wife Chrystie Scott, Brandon and Brody with his second wife Linda Thompson, and Kendall and Kylie with his third wife Kris Jenner. Jenner also played an integral role in raising Kris’s four children from her first marriage, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Kardashian.

Each had a different reaction:

Burt:
Jenner’s eldest was supportive, but he also admitted that he’s struggled with the news. “It’s hard for me. He’s always answered his phone, you know, ‘What are you doin’ big guy?’ ‘Well, nothin’ big guy!’” he said. “And now, you know, do I ever-- would you ever call a female ‘big guy’? No you would not.”

Cassandra: Cassandra met her father’s admission with concern. Worried that she was losing the parent she knew, she felt “huge relief” when Jenner said that she should still call him “dad.” “Dad said… ‘It’s not that I’m trying to dress up like a woman. It’s that I’ve spent my whole life dressing like a man,’” she recalled. “I just held his hand and I cried with him and I just told him how proud of him I was and how inspired I was.”

Brandon: Brandon, Jenner’s third-born and an expectant father himself, was the first child Jenner told that he was struggling with gender identity.

“Brandon is kind of like our little Gandhi,” Jenner explained. “He’s got this soul that’s just wonderful.”

Brandon understands the transition might not be “easy,” and he and his siblings are rallying around their dad. “There’s a thread throughout his whole life of, you know, a life that he was longing to live, really. And, you know, when you’re that close with somebody, you see little clues, you know, no matter what,” he said. “I feel like I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad, of a parent.”

“I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family,” Brandon said.

Brody: Jenner admitted that he wasn’t always a very attentive father, especially in the years when he was struggling most with his gender identity, which is when Brody was a young child. Brody, his fourth child, took that especially hard. Having this conversation, Brody said, really helped him better understand what was going on during those years. “The first thing I thought was just like, 'It finally makes sense,’” he said.

Kendall and Kylie: Jenner’s youngest two actually caught their father trying on in a dress well before he talked to them about his gender transition. “They had their computer on that security mode, so any time someone walked in the room, the camera turned on because Kendall thought Kylie was stealing clothes from her,” Jenner explained. “They came home and turned on their computer and ‘oh my God.’” However, the Olympian’s discussion about the transition was still a tearful one. “They are very protective of me,” Jenner explained. “They don’t want anybody to hurt dad."

In a joint statement to ABC News, Kendall and Kylie Jenner said, “We love our dad very much as he is an amazing father. We couldn’t ask for a better dad. He has the biggest heart and all we want for him is to be happy. If he’s happy, we’re happy.”

The Kardashians: Kim, who also once caught Jenner in a dress, was the first of the Kardashian children to know. After she initially brushed him off, the reality TV star became much more understanding after her husband, Kanye West, discussed with her the importance of being true to one’s self.

“They were talking about it and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little 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,’ … and since then, Kimberly has been by far the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to,” Jenner said.

She’s also encouraged Jenner to really embrace his new image. “[She said], ‘Girl, you gotta rock it baby. You gotta look good! If you’re doing this thing, I’m helping you. You’re representing the family. You gotta look really good,’” Jenner said.

Also in Jenner’s camp is Kourtney, though she did have questions about what to tell her three small children about Jenner’s new life.

And of all the Kardashians, Khloe has had the toughest time with Jenner’s transition. “She’s had a lot of losses in her life,” he said, citing the death of Khloe’s father and the breakup of her marriage. “She feels likes there’s this massive… ‘my whole life is falling apart,’ you know, ‘it’s my dad,’ and I try to explain… but I’m not going anywhere. I’m still going to be there for you."

When reached by ABC News for this report, Kim Kardashian declined to comment. Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

ABC News also reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment.

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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 financially rewarding but there comes a point where how much is enough, really?”

Then, there's home life, where Dempsey is focusing on "being a father to my children," who include a daughter, Talula, and twin sons, Sullivan and Darby.

Finally, he has his racing. In fact, he was training overseas when the shocking episode aired Thursday night.

 

In Daytona , getting ready to test 58 car this weekend pic.twitter.com/Styxrr52S7

— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) January 7, 2015



Dempsey added that he knew his fate on Grey's probably back in February or March.

When it comes to the end of an era, he said, "Shepherd is a beloved character. People don’t want to lose him. ... But it goes on, and it will evolve."

 

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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 were filming, the group sat in one of the suites. There, Echols said, the group likely was sent concession items unique to the ballpark.

"We probably took them a beer shake ... [and] a brisket ramen noodle bowl," Echols said. "I think we gave them a foot-long corn-dog wrapped in bacon."

As if the concession items weren't enough, the group also got to see a win, as the RiverDogs beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 4-2.

 

The stars are out tonight. Can you name these three guys? pic.twitter.com/P0I7T4Jf6c

— Charleston RiverDogs (@ChasRiverDogs) April 23, 2015

 

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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 on and get in the garden with her brothers and have a bit of rough and tumble, which I think is great," she said in a clip of the episode obtained by the Daily Mail.

Harper is the youngest and has older brothers Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10.

"They are really good kids, they work hard at school, they're happy, they're funny," she said. "They are just really good kids."

Beckham also gushed about her oldest, Brooklyn, who works at a cafe washing dishes, despite his rich, famous parents.

"I think it's great," she said. "For me and David, we work a lot, but the kids are everything."

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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,” Jenner, 65, said. “That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.”

In hours of interviews with Sawyer in New York and California, Jenner detailed his internal struggles with being transgender, which he said he has wrestled with since childhood.

During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

“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,” Jenner said.

“My brain is much more female than it is male,” he added. “It’s hard for people to understand that, but that’s what my soul is.”

In the late 1950s, during the Eisenhower era, Jenner said he was about 8 or 9 years old when he did something new: put on a dress from his mother’s or sisters’ closet when she was out of the house.

“I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner said. “And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good.”

Cross dressing became a part of Jenner’s adult life as well. He described trips on the road during his time as a motivational speaker where the anonymity of a hotel room provided an ideal venue for trying to express what he felt within.

“I’d literally go up into the hotel room, change [into women’s] clothes, and walk around,” Jenner said.

For decades, Jenner’s ex-wives and sister kept the secret of his gender identity struggle as the only people who knew. The circle expanded recently when Jenner told his mother and his 10 children. Jenner has six biological children – Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie -- and four step children -- Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

“They all cried. Mainly because they didn’t want anybody to hurt dad,” Jenner said. “They are very protective of me.”

Bruce Jenner’s third child Brandon Jenner told Sawyer during the interview with 20/20 that he used to beam with pride when a stranger asked if his dad was the hero champion of the Olympics.

And now?

“I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family,” Brandon said.

Bruce Jenner has told his children they can still call him “dad,” but Jenner is not yet sharing the female name he has chosen for himself, joking that the only decision that has been made is that it won’t start with “K.”

“She’s definitely a Jenner,” the Olympian joked.

Jenner says he has undergone cosmetic facial surgeries over the years and took the female hormone estrogen for five years in the late 1980s.

Jenner has been back on hormones for the past year and a half.

At this point, Jenner is unsure of what the future holds in terms of other surgeries.

“As of now, I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff, so in a lot of ways we’re different, okay?” Jenner said to Sawyer during the interview. “But we still identify as female. And that’s very hard for Bruce Jenner to say. Because why? I don’t want to disappoint people."

Jenner said he spoke with Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black fame, and said that he admires her advocacy work and she has given him advice about his public transition.

“I would like to work with this community to get this message out,” Jenner said. “They know a lot more than I know ... I am not a spokesman for the community.”

Experts and Jenner explain that there is a difference between gender identity and sexuality, and the thrice-married Jenner revealed that he has only been attracted to women. Jenner said that each wife, including reality TV star and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, knew about some aspects of his struggle.

ABC News reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment.

In a statement to ABC News, Jenner’s first wife, Chrystie Scott said, “Someone who has lived 65 years of his life as the wrong gender has every right to live the last quarter of his life as his authentic self. I support him and so hope the world can too. I pray for his happiness for the rest of his journey.”

Linda Thompson, Jenner’s second wife, told ABC News in a statement, “Bruce has always had my loyalty, even if he wasn’t aware of it. I support his courage and commitment to this new chapter of his life. My hope is that his transition will inspire others who struggle with their identities, and my prayer is that humanity has evolved and been educated enough to exercise kindness toward those we may perceive as ‘different.'"

The big focus for Jenner now is the path forward, while also hoping to do some good by raising awareness in the process.

“We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing,” he said. “And if the whole Kardashian show and reality television gave me that foothold into that world—to be able to go out there and really do something good, I’m all for it. I got no problem with that.”

There are an estimated 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. living in a society filled with discrimination, misunderstanding, suicide and danger, according to the Williams Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles.

“I just can’t pull the curtain any longer,” Jenner said. “I’ve built a nice little life, I just can’t—again, Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie. I just can’t do it anymore.”

“If I die, which, I could be diagnosed next week with cancer -- and boom you’re gone,” Jenner said. “I would be so mad at myself that I didn’t explore that side of me. You know? And I don’t want that to happen."


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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 1600s going to court to clear their daughter's name, and, of course, it's so salacious and about sexuality, I'm like, 'Duh -- welcome to my line of making our sexuality public,' and that sort of makes me laugh at those parallels."

Etheridge, 53, told the magazine she agreed to be on the show partly because her wife, Linda Wallem, is friends with one of the executive producers, but also because she wanted to fill some gaps in her ancestral history.

"I knew stories from my mother's family," she said, "but with my father I didn't know anything past his parents, so it was a delight to all of a sudden open a door to all these stories and be like, 'Oh, that's where my father came from?'"

She acknowledged that the newfound branches in her family tree might spark some song ideas one day, but, first, she has a busy summer of touring ahead.

"I actually haven't sat down to write much now,” she says. “I'm more in the touring mode. It hasn't inspired me yet, but once I do sit down to write again, maybe I'll go there."

On June 9, Melissa will release A Little Bit of Me: Live in L.A. on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, and the next day she’ll kick off a solo summer tour. A mixture of solo dates and co-headlining shows with Blondie will take her through the end of summer.

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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 and a red velvet cake that he made for her himself.

However, Clarkson has more than just her birthday surprise to look forward to. She also revealed on Twitter that the video for her next single, the Sia-penned "Invincible," is "coming soon," writing, "we are about to shoot [it]."

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