Kylie ‘hates’ living in Kendall’s shadow

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

About Bruce: Transition timetable talk leaves Kendall and Khloe upset.

While the world watched the first part of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce special on E!, several members of the famous family took to social media to live-tweet their reactions to the candid—and at times difficult—episode surrounding Bruce Jenner’s decision to speak publically about his transition. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) “Kim has handled this transition with such grace and I’m incredibly proud to call her my sister…I hope you guys enjoyed tonight’s part 1 special of About Bruce. Kendall and Khloé were upset—mostly because he didn’t communicate the issue well enough with them, and they weren’t ready for Bruce to be “gone.” However, through their confessionals and the face-to-face conversation, Bruce and Khloé agreed that it was a huge emotional thing to be dealing with as a family. Asked Khloé, “So Bruce is going to be gone within the next 4-5 months?” While Khloé continued to assert her support, she told the stepfather who’d raised her since she was 4 years old: “I don’t think it’s fair that you don’t tell us how close this is in the near future.

People have a common knee-jerk reaction to the Kardashians: a scoff, a groan, and a “who cares.” These past few months have shown why we should be so glad that we do. With their vulnerable, sensitive, intelligent and honest handling of Bruce Jenner’s transition, the Kardashian family, previously beacons of pop culture’s nadir, has become the essential, enlightened role models for us all. The special, which aired three weeks after Jenner publicly came out as trans in a widely watched and surprisingly nuanced and educational TV interview with Diane Sawyer, began with a note from Jenner. “Families of trans people often feel they need to grieve the loss of the person that they thought they know,” he said. “My family’s feelings are included here in the hope that other families will know that they are not alone, and to show that families move on from this grief. Today my family loves, supports, and accepts me as I am—and I am so grateful.” As one might expect from an introduction, the hour that followed was filled with tears.

After a while, it just kind of wears your ass out.” Kim counseled Bruce on delivering any further news he might have for his family: “When you talk to mom and the girls, you have to say that, you can’t hesitate. Tears that were earned, because they reminded us that an experience we’ve disgustingly turned into a tabloid story is a very personal one that affects real people.

And because the Kardashians are reality TV stars, they’ve signed their deal with the devil: to grapple with every emotion that accompanies such a dramatic experience in front of the entire world. Let’s work together to be kind.” brought her husband Brandon Blackstock and daughter River Rose Blackstock with her backstage at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. The refreshing thing about all of it is how the Kardashians aren’t viewing that duty as a chore, but as a responsibility and, more, as an opportunity.

The 33-year-old singer rolled in her mini-me on a large red stroller and brought along her stylish floral changing bag, which every mom knows is a necessity for a good night out. The American Idol winner later took to the stage for a stunning performance of the touching ballad “Invincible” from her seventh studio album Piece By Piece.

Brilliantly, and touchingly, the first scene of the special was Khloe, who Jenner himself has said has had the hardest time with his transition, wrapping some extra-large pairs of high heels to gift to her stepdad. Later, during a conversation with all his girls (except oldest daughter Cassandra), things got heated again as Khloé once more brought up the idea that Bruce hadn’t been fully honest with his family.

Clarkson’s breathtaking rendition of her inspiring single with the lyrics “What was I running for/ I was hiding from the world/ I was so afraid/ I felt so unsure/ Now I am invincible,” garnered attention from all eyes in the room. Nick Jonas even admitted his excitement to see the diva sing live and dished about it to Entertainment Weekly. “Kelly Clarkson is one that I always enjoy watching,” he explained. “She has such a great voice.” This year’s event was hosted by none other than Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen—who were quite the dynamic duo, to say the least—and held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. One Direction, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and many, many more brought the house to their feet with their unique performances throughout the night.

The star-studded cast—which included Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, and basically every other famous friend of the pop star—was action-packed and definitely didn’t disappoint. T.Swift had been slowly releasing the cast members for the Joseph Kahn-directed video on Twitter and finally gave fans what they’d been waiting for tonight! Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa followed by Meghan Trainor and John Legend gave two separate performances that perfectly highlighted their respective styles.

Best Rap Song at the BBMAs went to, drumroll, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX for “Fancy” shortly before Khalifa sang his Paul Walker tribute track, “See You Again.” Celine Dion gave the award for Top Male Artist to the night’s major winner: Sam Smith—who proudly accepted silently via video as he was resting from vocal surgery. Several familiar faces from the hit show Empire then got up and showed off their musical chops during an awesome performance presented by Cookie Taraji P. They also introduce the excellent point, and the point that the girls find themselves grappling with throughout the course of the episode: Bruce Jenner may be transitioning into Her, but he’s still their father. Fellow Brit Ed Sheeran then gave a beautiful acoustic performance of “Bloodstream” just moments before “All About That Bass” won Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Song. And as if she couldn’t win another award, Swift took home the top prize for Billboard Chart Achievement. #CongratsTaylor quickly began trending around the world on Twitter—and understandably so!

Kelly Clarkson and Imagine Dragons shared their own moments in the spotlight when they each gave low-key, but soulful performances towards the end of the evening. Is it like denim on denim?” Bruce showed Kim a pedicure that he did on himself. “Your feet are actually way more feminine than I ever imagined,” she said. These moments hint at why Jenner choosing E! to do his docuseries with this summer is more than just loyalty to the network that helped build his family’s empire.

When we view Bruce and Her as human, it’s a step towards tolerance and acceptance of the trans community—a community that also loves fun and loves humor, too. About Bruce wasn’t the pageant of infallible acceptance that I think many of us expected it to be, a parade of Kardashians acting like high-minded angels with no qualms about Bruce. Still, Kim encapsulated the goal of the episode, which I’d say it achieved marvelously. “We want to understand his struggle,” she said. “We want to learn about it.

We want to relate to it in some way.” Bruce Jenner and the Kardashians have been criticized, and perhaps rightfully so, for grossly exploiting Jenner’s transition for ratings and publicity, first with the Diane Sawyer interview and now with this two-night special. They are doing what we’ve demanded of them—spill about how this experience is affecting them—but they’re doing it on their own terms, and they’re doing it sensitively and with nuance and with respect to an entire community whose lives their actions and comments will affect.

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