Bruce Jenner set to address change in appearance

Courtesy photoBruce Jenner's upcoming discussion was reportedly prompted by the latest issue of In Touch magazine

Those curious about recent changes in Bruce Jenner's appearance might soon have an answer.

According to US Weekly, Bruce and Kris Jenner will address the changes in an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

“Bruce and Kris address his changing appearance in a scene they shot together,” a source told US Weekly. "It will be a plotline.”

Jenner has drawn increased media scrutiny over the past few years as he's grown out his hair, sported manicures and flashed diamond earrings.

US Weekly says the former Olympian is speaking up in response to the cover of the latest issue of In Touch magazine, which screamed “Bruce's Story: My Life as a Woman,” accompanied by a Photoshopped picture of Jenner in full makeup.

Shockingly, annoying British comic Russell Brand emerged as a voice of reason after the magazine hit the stands.

“This is bullying. Stop. Stop. Bruce Jenner is a human being,” he said on his YouTube channel. “If you want to learn more about transgender issues, look at GLAAD.org.”

GLAAD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Speaking of GLAAD, the LGBT-rights group announced the nominees for its 26th annual Media Awards on Wednesday.

Nominees for best wide-release film include “The Imitation Game,” which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as gay World War II code breaker Alan Turing, and “Love is Strange,” which features John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as two husbands facing a financial catastrophe.

For TV shows, nominees include “Looking,” a Showtime series that has shot extensively in San Francisco, and “Orange is the New Black.” The category also includes “Transparent,” for which San Francisco State University alumnus Jeffrey Tambor won a best actor Golden Globe last month.

QUICK TAKES

Billy Joel will play his first headline show in San Francisco in more than 40 years at AT&T Park on Sept. 5. … Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Al Gore for a seven-continent “Live Earth” concert to build support for a United Nations climate pact. … Katy Perry has donated $5,000 to girl group TLC's Kickstarter campaign; the funding drive to record the group's final album had raised $124,000 of its $150,000 goal Wednesday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rap DJ Jazzy Jeff is 50. … Actress Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) is 50. … Actress Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”) is 56. … Singer Steve Perry of Journey is 66. … Actor John Hurt (“The Elephant Man”) is 75. … Actress Piper Laurie (“Carrie”) is 83.

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