Watch Tom Hanks Teach David Letterman How to Use a Selfie Stick

20 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘It’s family love’: Kris Jenner cries in new promo for heart-wrenching Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce special.

The second harrowing part about Bruce Jenner’s transition from male to female is due on TV on Monday and ex-wife Kris Jenner is determined to make sure no one misses it.

After breaking the news to his children and step-daughters, Bruce Jenner discussed his journey with the woman his transition affects the most on Monday’s Keeping up with the Kardashians. He took a selfie using a selfie stick. “Rita announced when these first came out that we would never ever have a selfie stick in the house,” Hanks said of his wife, actress Rita Wilson. “But they sell these selfies all over Florence, which was the birthplace of the Renaissance.” Hanks suggested Letterman, whose last show airs on May 20, purchase a selfie stick for his retirement vacation. “When you, in a couple weeks, head down to — I’m just going to guess what you’re going to be up to — Space Camp, take one of these bad boys with you.” Letterman, though initially apprehensive about the contraption, was impressed by the end result. “It’s almost as if someone else has taken the picture for you,” he said.

The Olympian met with ex-wifeKris Jenner during the second part of E!’s About Bruce Special, and the couple got angry, cried and finally embraced after the intense conversation. “You’re an amazing woman. While Bruce has previously specified that he would like people to use male pronouns when referring to him until he specifies otherwise, he assured Kendall, Kylie and the rest that, “You will see me and you will know”. The caption read, ‘# family love.’ Kris was seen sitting at the kitchen table with Kim Kardashian-West, crying, and telling her daughter: ‘I don’t know how to handle this. Even though Kris slammed reports that she refused to comment on Bruce’s journey during his interview with Diane Sawyer, it’s clear she’s finding his decision difficult to deal with.

Filmed a few months ago, Bruce, 65, talked with each of the Kardashian sisters – Kourtney, 36, Kim, 34, and Khloe, 30, and his own daughters Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17 – about his plans for his new life. You were angry [and] that made me angry.” In his younger years, Bruce used to try on his sister’s dress and his mum’s scarves. “I didn’t know why I was doing it, except it just made me feel good.” Bruce Jenner’s first wife Chrystie Crownover was the first person to know he was questioning his identity, in the early 1970s, when he told her that he was into “a little cross-dressing… It’s fine, we’ll work all this stuff out.” Second wife Linda Thompson also knew, with Bruce opening up a little more, and explaining, “it’s not something you can overcome, fix or pray away.” When Bruce met Kris Jenner, he had been taking female hormones for almost five years, and had also undergone electrolysis to get rid of his beard and chest hair. The couple separated in October 2013 after 22 years of marriage after announcing in a joint statement to E! that they were “much happier this way.” While the Kardashian/Jenner family has been supportive throughout the process, Bruce just hopes this special will help other families in similar situations.

I am as far as I know, heterosexual,” said the 65-year-old. “I’ve never been with a guy, I’ve always been married, raising kids.” When stories about Bruce’s tracheal shave leaked, he contemplated suicide, but – thankfully – talked himself out of it. “I mean, I want to know how this story ends,” he said. And USA Today pointed out, “In the past year, Jenner and other high-profile transgender celebrities have helped create awareness surrounding the transgender community … specials like ‘About Bruce’ provide the opportunity for trans issues to reach millions of people.” The first of Bruce’s children to know about his transition was Brandon Jenner, who admits he didn’t take it “perfectly” at first, but now “I feel like I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad.” Bruce told Diane Sawyer that of his 10 children, Kim “has by far been the most accepting and easiest to talk about it with.” Turns out Kanye West helped Kim by explaining to his wife that no matter how much a person has, “I’m nothing if I can’t be me.” Khloe Kardashian took things the hardest. “You would think that out of all the kids, Khloe is the most open-minded,” said Bruce. “She’s had the toughest time with it, because she’s had a lot of loss in her life.” Kendall and Kylie had this to say about their dad’s transition: “We love our dad very much, he has the biggest heart and all we want is for him to be happy, if he’s happy, we’re happy.” “I’d be so mad at myself if I didn’t explore that side of me,” Bruce said, on realising – in his 60s – that he didn’t want to die having only lived as a man. Bruce may undergo a full surgical gender reassignment, but if he does, don’t expect another two-hour special. “I would do it so quietly, no one in the world would ever know.” He believes that by speaking out on his journey, Bruce can help raise awareness and stop the stigma around LGBTQ issues. “We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing.” A question his daughters were clearly embarrassed to ask, but Bruce was upfront and honest with them, clarifying that he’s ‘totally heterosexual’ and has ‘always been attracted to women’.

Kourtney and Scott have three children aged 5, 2 and under a year old, and Kourt has previously said that her biggest worry is explaining Bruce’s transition to them at the right time and in the right way. Scott goes on to add: “It’s only a positive for my son and my daughter to know all these things that go on in this world”, but he and Kourtney would like to begin that conversation when Bruce is further along in his transition. Before she was a big reality star, Kim was a celebrity stylist, which we were quickly reminded of as she raided Bruce’s wardrobe – ready for when starts fully living as a woman.

Even though Kim tells Bruce he needs ‘chic-er’ clothes than he has, he’s clearly really appreciative of her help, telling her: “I couldn’t have a better stylist than you, that’s for sure.”

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