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Charice Pempengco: My Soul is Male

Charice Pempengco: My Soul is Male

Charice Pempengco (left) and Oprah Winfrey

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10/17/2014 AT 06:00 PM EDT

In an upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now on OWN, YouTube sensation and former Glee star Charice Pempengco gets personal, addressing gender identity questions head on.

“Basically, my soul is like male,” Pempengco, 22, tells Oprah Winfrey after the talk show host asks about rumors of a gender transition. “But I’m not going to go through that stage where I change everything.”

In recent months, the singer and actress, who officially came out as a lesbian last year, has gone through some significant appearance changes, causing some to speculate that aside from sexual orientation, a full gender transformation may be underway.

Regarding her new look, she says, “I’ll cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that’s all.”

Pempengco says she has contemplated gender and sexuality issues since she was very young – and finding her truth has been a process.

“I knew when I was 5,” Pempengco tells Oprah of feeling different as a child. “Then, when I was 10, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s it, I’m gay.’ “

The full episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now airs Sunday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

Charice Pempengco: My Soul is Male
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Charlie Sheen Calls Off Engagement, Russell Brand Is Threatened with Arrest + More in Today’s Last…

Charlie Sheen Calls Off Engagement, Russell Brand Is Threatened with Arrest + More in Today’s Last...

Charlie Sheen says “I don’t” to his fiancé, Russell Brand is kicked off Fox News’ property, Misty Upham died at 32, and more in today’s Last Lap.

  • Charlie Sheen calls it quits from former adult film star Brett Rossi just weeks before their wedding. [ET]
  • Russell Brand was threatened with arrest after filming outside the Fox News building in New York. [Independent]
  • August: Osage County actress Misty Upham died at 32. Her cause of death is currently unknown. [EW]
  • Attention Lost fans: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje aka Mr. Eko is joining Game of Thrones. [Vulture]
  • If you didn’t catch Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon’s “Breakdance Conversation” on The Tonight Show, you need to now.
  • Kevin Hart tried to save a woman’s job as a bus driver after she was fired for taking a seflie with him. [BET]
  • Dane Cook throws shade at Jessica Simpson and her love making. [Fish Wrapper]
  • True Blood star Ryan Kwanten visits sick kids in his hometown, Sydney. [Just Jared]
  • Leighton Meester dishes on the biggest gossip she’s ever heard about herself.

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Leighton Meester Chats About Making an “Adorable” New Movie with Husband Adam Brody

Former O.C. star Adam Brody wed ex-Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester in February, wowing fans who grew up with the teen dramas. Today on Big Morning Buzz Live, Meester opened up about working with her new hubby in a flick aptly called Life Partners.

Before you get too excited, the couple won’t be taking their real-life chemistry to the screen. They actually play adversaries, as Meester’s character tries to remain close with her best friend (Gillian Jacobs), who’s engaged to Brody’s character. Watch the video above to find out about the film and all of Meester’s milestones from 2014.

Remember to watch Big Morning Buzz Live weekday mornings at 9/8C.

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A Solo Reality Show? Jillian Michaels Dishes on Life After Biggest Loser

A Solo Reality Show? Jillian Michaels Dishes on Life After Biggest Loser

Jillian Michaels in Health

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10/17/2014 AT 05:00 PM EDT

For 10 years, celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels scored a huge following for thundering down tough love while motivating contestants on The Biggest Loser.

But after announcing in June that she was leaving the show – yet again – many wondered whether the fitness pro would eventually muscle her way back to prime time.

Could a solo reality show be tipping the scales?

“I’ve been approached about having mutual approval over everything to do a reality show,” she tells Health magazine in their November issue, revealing that she’s mulled over the idea.

“It’s interesting because we can talk about parenting, relationships, health – all the things that are important to me,” adds Michaels, who, with partner Heidi Rhoades, has two young kids. “But then I think, What if I open up and people attack us just because we’re a gay family? It scares the hell out of me.”

One thing she’s embracing wholeheartedly? Turning the big 4-0, having hit that milestone earlier year.

“There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate,” she explains. “I don’t feel the need to prove myself now, which I did for a very long time. And there is a peace that I didn’t have in my 30s. I no longer feel this urgency to make impulsive decisions.”

Her decision to pull out of The Biggest Loser – she told PEOPLE in July that, among other reasons, she took issue with how she was being portrayed on it – certainly turned heads. But Michaels remains ambivalent when asked about the possibility of returning to the show.

A Solo Reality Show? Jillian Michaels Dishes on Life After Biggest Loser

Jillian Michaels in Health

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“There’s a misconception that I keep leaving. On season 3, I was fired. On season 11, I asked for time off to start a family,” she notes. “In this go-round, it was a mutual decision. I wanted to make some creative changes, but I was not a producer. I need some control in something with my name attached to it.”

What she is attaching her name to these days is a slew of projects that have fired up her passion.

“I just launched a clothing line with Kmart,” she says. “I’m also writing another book for new mommies. It’s about how to get your body back after pregnancy and give your kid every opportunity to be as healthy as possible.”

In other words, don’t expect the fitness guru to stop with the heavy lifting anytime soon.

A Solo Reality Show? Jillian Michaels Dishes on Life After Biggest Loser
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