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Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jayne Meadows has died, her agent confirmed to ABC News. She was 95.

Meadows, who was married to TV legend Steve Allen from 1954 until his death in 2000, was born in China and moved to Connecticut with her missionary parents as a child. As a teenager, she developed a love of theater and made a name for herself in a local company as "the redhead with the loud voice," she once told Emmy TV Legends.

Meadows went on to earn three Emmy nominations for her work on Meeting of Minds, St. Elsewhere and High Society. However, her favorite time professionally were the years she spent with her husband as a celebrity panelist on I've Got a Secret.

"That was a period in New York, where everybody I worked with, they were our best friends and I would do the show at night and the next day I'd be leaving the apartment...and the cab drivers [would yell], 'Jayney! Great show last night! How's Steve-o? How's the baby?'" she told Emmy TV Legends. "It was the medium that came into your living room. Every living room...they knew you as a friend."

Her work in TV was varied -- from appearances on What's My Line? and Hollywood Squares to The Honeymooners alongside her sister, Audrey Meadows. She also appeared on Broadway in Spring Again, The Gazebo, and Once In a Lifetime, and in films including Undercurrent and Lady in the Lake.

Meadows is survived by her son, Bill Allen.

"She was the most loving mother and grandmother I could ever imagine," he told Entertainment Tonight. "Seeing only the best in all her family members and giving us all confidence that we had value to offer the world and should take risks because we could do no wrong in her eyes."

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ABC/John Fleenor(NEW YORK) -- Stana Katic is off the market!

The Castle star married her longtime beau, Kris Brkljac, her rep confirmed to ABC News.

Katic, 37, wed the business efficiency consultant over the weekend at a private family monastery on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. The actress's parents are originally from there.

This is the first marriage for Katic, but the second wedding she's participated in recently. Last year, her Castle character, Kate Beckett, wed Nathan Fillion's Richard Castle.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) -- Ellen Pompeo gave Grey's Anatomy fans a hint at what her character, Dr. Meredith Grey, will deal with after the untimely death of her onscreen husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd, portrayed by Patrick Dempsey.

"I have always said what keeps me going is the fans. Knowing we move you and inspire you," she tweeted Monday. "There are so many people out there who have suffered tremendous loss and tragedy. Husbands and wives of soldiers, victims of senseless violence and parents who have lost children. People who get up each day and do what feels like is the impossible."

"So it [is] for these people and in the spirit of [resilience] I am honored and excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible," Pompeo added.

She concluded, "I hope you will join me on her journey."

Dempsey's character on Grey's Anatomy was shockingly killed off the ABC series last Thursday. "McDreamy," as he was known to fans, was attempting to help victims of a car accident when his own vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer, causing him serious injury. Pompeo's Dr. Grey, ultimately decided to take him off life support. Dempsey had starred on Grey's Anatomy since its premiere in 2005.

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Ron Galella/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Even before Bruce Jenner became an Olympic champion, his first wife Chrystie Scott said, he told her early on during their marriage that he was struggling with being transgender and wanted to “be a woman.”

“It was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed,” Scott said in an exclusive interview on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday. “[He said] he had to share this deep, dark secret and he told me he always wanted to be a woman and, understandably, I was speechless. I didn’t really know what to say.”

Jenner and Scott were married in 1972, and she was by his side as he took home the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Jenner was crowned an American hero during the Cold War, and afterwards, endorsement deals and appearance opportunities poured in. His likeness became a nationwide brand, and Jenner appeared in ads, movies and TV shows.

But it was during their first year of marriage, Scott said, that the former Olympian told her about his issues.

“I was really pleased that he shared that intimacy with me, that he trusted me with his deepest, darkest secret,” she said.

Bruce Jenner told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer during an exclusive interview, which aired in a special edition of 20/20 Friday, that Scott was probably “the first one to know” he was quietly struggling with gender identity. Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns during the interview and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

“I didn’t go heavily into it back then,” Jenner told Sawyer. “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.’”

Six years into their marriage, Jenner and Scott had their first child together, Burt. Scott was pregnant with their second child, Cassandra, when the couple separated. They divorced in 1981.

When asked if Jenner’s struggle with being transgender was what led to their divorce, Scott told Good Morning America that, “It was an underlying unrest and an underlying dissatisfaction of being married that led to our divorce.”

“His career as a decathlete was over,” she continued. “There were a lot of changes in his life that made him an unhappy guy right then, so that could have been a big factor. I don’t know. It wasn’t a thing that we explored because it didn’t seem like, it didn’t rear its ugly head.”

Scott said his issues were difficult for her to understand, at the time.

“It’s so hard to wrap your head around it, especially because he was such a manly man and he didn’t display any female style in any way,” she said. “He never indicated anything feminine in his demeanor. It was pretty hard to wrap my head around it, but it didn’t threaten me. It didn’t threaten our marriage. It wasn’t really a threat. It wasn’t a problem.”

Scott kept Jenner’s secret to herself for decades. She said she was very proud of Jenner for coming forward with his story and hopes he can serve as an inspiration to others.

“I’m sure there are plenty of people that don’t have the courage to come out at all, ever, and they live private, dark, tortured lives, and that’s tragic. That’s just tragic,” she said. “The fact that he did share it with me that first year, I felt like it was actually a gift that he gave to me, that he trusted me with something so intimate. I felt like I was in charge of something that I had to hold private and dear and quiet.”

Scott said she and the rest of Jenner’s family, including his children, their spouses, grandchildren and his second wife, Linda Thompson, gathered together to watch Sawyer’s two-hour interview with him at Scott and Jenner’s daughter Cassandra’s house, and that watching his journey through the years was “surreal.”

“I think it was cathartic to watch it together. I think it was cathartic to him,” she said. “ It was a good experience for all of us to go through together, to watch it together. After he left we talked about it together, the kids, how it felt to them. How it felt to me. How it felt to Linda. It was pretty intense.”

But Scott said it was hard for her to watch Jenner’s journey, knowing that he went through the triumphs of Olympic glory, then suffered from depression for years, before deciding to go through with his transition.

“Going back to the Olympics and seeing him as this manly man and, I must say, it was pretty great,” Scott said. “And then to see him go through this anguish. I know it’s been painful for him. I know it’s been a torment in his life.”

“It broke my heart,” she continued. “I reached over and tried to give him a little bit of comfort. It broke my heart for him. It was sad.”

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Tommaso Boddi/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Pitt is often regarded as one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men.

So, when he appeared at an event over the weekend with a bruise on his face, many wondered what could have happened.

"This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops," he told People magazine. "Turns out if you then try to stop your forward momentum with your face, the result is road rash."

Pitt wasn't vain about hiding the injury, however. The event, a benefit for Austism Speaks, was too important to him to stay cooped up at home. "I was honored to be a part of this important event," he said.

The actor bid $23,000 for a Fender Stratocaster that was signed by all the performers, such as Stephen Stills and Neil Young.

 

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- After Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough injured both feet last week, ABC released a statement, saying it was "unclear" if he'd be able to perform on Monday night's episode with his partner, Nastia Liukin. Now, we have more clarity: Hough says he can't.

"Although I can sort of wobble around...I don't know, I can't dance," Hough said on a clip that aired on Monday's Good Morning America.

Hough also further explained his injuries, which he suffered while rehearsing for the 10th anniversary Dancing with the Stars special. 

"I kicked my foot really hard against a light; broke my toe. And as I was going to get ice for my toe, I rolled my ankle severely and sprained it," he said.

While Hough continues to recover, Liukin will perform with pro-dancer Sasha Farber for Monday night's Dancing with the Stars.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The 1980s were a painful time for some of Bruce Jenner's older children, who told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that their father, an Olympic icon and international celebrity, seemed to vanish during those years.

Three decades later, they finally understand why.

“We have a very complex relationship,” Jenner’s daughter, Cassandra Marino, told Sawyer. “He’s disappeared out of our lives, especially out of my life. So ... I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”

That next chapter emerged with Jenner embarking on a transition to life as a woman, which Jenner discussed in a two-hour interview with Sawyer during a special edition of 20/20 that aired Friday.

In previously unseen remarks from that interview, Jenner’s children discussed the pain that their father’s absence caused -- and how their relationships have since improved.

“Us missing, you know, a time of our lives is still probably the hardest thing for us to deal with,” Brandon Jenner said. “We’re trying not to look back. We’re just looking forward.”

Bruce Jenner admitted that he was too often absent from his children’s lives during the 1980s, a period of depression and isolation as he faced an identity crisis. 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.”

“The big formative years for them, I was really struggling with these issues,” Jenner said. “I talked to all the boys about this after the fact, that, yeah, I didn’t do a good job. And I apologized to my kids for that.”

Jenner’s children have a message: All is forgiven.

“In seeing him come out to me and explain his true self, I was more proud right there to carry the last name Jenner and to be part of the family than at any time before,” said Brandon Jenner.

Burt Jenner, the former Olympian’s first child, agreed.

“The one thing, I think, that we have gained that means more to us than anything is the honesty,” Burt Jenner said.

The Kardashian-Jenner posse, Bruce Jenner’s reality TV cohorts, expressed support on social media -- Kris and their two daughters, Kendall and Kylie, each called Jenner “my hero” on Twitter.

Khloe Kardashian deployed an old family nickname -- “Bruzer” -- in a tweet during the broadcast.

Kourtney Kardashian was also supportive. “Woke up with a smile on my face knowing this will change lives,” she wrote.

Jenner’s journey carries special resonance for the transgender community. Transgender model Arisce Wanzer told ABC News that Jenner’s declaration is a major flashpoint.

“This is huge. It is going to change TV, it is going to change people’s minds, it is going to change the fans’ minds, and everyone is going to have to open their minds,” Wanzer said.

Arin Andrews and Katie Rain Hill, both transgender authors, said this is just the beginning.

“This is going to help people," Hill said. "I know, right now, someone watched this special and it clicked. It suddenly made sense to them.”

“When it all comes down to it, we all bleed red, and we are all human, and we are all trying to be happy,” Andrews said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a previously unseen exchange between ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner during an interview about his revelation that he considers himself a woman, the former Olympian likened his coming out to winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon.

“Actually, I thought of the title for a book is The Eleventh Event: Overcoming Life's Obstacles...because life is much more difficult than running a decathlon, I guarantee you,” he said in the exchange that aired for the first time Monday on Good Morning America.

When Sawyer followed up by adding, “But ultimately you win or lose from what's inside,” Jenner agreed.

“Everybody's got stuff,” said the 65-year-old father and grandfather. “Everybody's got their things that they've got to deal with. This happens to be my thing that I've dealt with my whole life. I'm trying to do something about it for the good, OK. And I don't think anybody could be critical about that. At least I hope not.”

Jenner’s admission has sparked a national conversation about gender. In another exchange that aired for the first time on GMA Monday, he recalled the early stages of his transition. He wasn’t yet ready to share his secret with the world but found himself besieged by paparazzi.

The changes to his face were apparent, Sawyer said.

“Yes, I gave [them] ammunition, OK,” Jenner said.

When Sawyer asked Jenner why, he replied: “Because I'm trying to live with myself ... trying to be myself.”

During the interview, which first aired on Friday, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has followed his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

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 -- biological children Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie, and stepchildren Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

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