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Last Update on June 02, 2015 07:09 GMT

CAITLYN JENNER TO RECEIVE COURAGE AWARD AT ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Caitlyn Jenner will be honored at the ESPY Awards. She'll get the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for her bravery for publicly coming out as a transgender woman. The honor is given to those whose contributions transcend sports. It will be presented July 15 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Jenner says for the first time she will be able to -- quote -- "stand as my true self in front of my peers." Jenner confirmed yesterday in Vanity Fair magazine that the former Olympic champion and reality star once known as Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner poses on the cover of Vanity Fair in a strapless corset.

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Caitlyn Jenner will be honored at the ESPY Awards next month, as the AP's Jamie Friar reports.

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Bruce Jenner completes his transition to Caitlyn -- as the AP's Jamie Friar reports.

CAITLYN JENNER-REACTION

NEW YORK (AP) -- Caitlyn Jenner is getting support from the Kardashians. Her stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian West, tweets: "How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!" Khloe Kardashian says: "We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn't be prouder!!! Caitlyn." Jenner's daughter Kendall Jenner adds "be free now pretty bird." Her little sister Kylie Jenner took to Instagram with the Vanity Fair cover and this sentiment: "My angel on earth!" Among others welcoming Caitlyn -- and her new Twitter handle @Caitlyn--Jenner -- is Lady Gaga. The singer tweets: "thanku for being a part of all of our lives & using your platform to change people's minds."

IT'S CAITLYN WITH A `C'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - So, is that Caitlyn with a "C" or Kaitlyn with a "K?" TMZ reports Caitlyn Jenner is spelling with her name with a C because she wants a clean break from the Kardashian moniker. According to TMZ, sources closely associated with Jennner say she wants to make it clear to her family and the world that she is her own person. TMZ says the there's no bad blood between Jenner and the Kardashians but it's all about self-identity.

HELEN HUNT ALMOST WASN'T CONSIDERED FOR "AS GOOD AS IT GETS"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Helen Hunt had to fight just to get an audition for the movie "As Good As It Gets." Hunt says the director told her he thought she might be right for the part, but he wasn't sure. She told him she wanted him to be sure. Hunt says the biggest test was not passing out when she was asked to read lines with Jack Nicholson. Hunt ended up winning an Oscar for "As Good As It Gets." Her latest movie is "Ride," a film she wrote, directed and stars in. It's in limited release in theaters and available through video on demand.

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Helen Hunt says she had to push to get the director of "As Good As It Gets" to even consider her for an audition.

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Helen Hunt says she did not blow away the director of "As Good As It Gets" with her audition.

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Helen Hunt says her hair was all over the place during the run of "Mad About You."

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Helen Hunt says Paul Reiser is still a very good friend, years after they did "Mad About You." ((note length of cut))

VINCE VAUGHN-TURNING TO THE DARK SIDE

UNDATED (AP) -- Vince Vaughn is turning dark. He tells British GQ magazine that he was stuck in making "assembly-line comedies." But he says he has only himself to blame. Vaughn says you become a hired gun doing very inoffensive PG-13 movies. His next role is far from "The Wedding Crashers." He stars in the second season of HBO's crime thriller "True Detective."

 
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