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Jamie Lynn Spears shared yet another cryptic social media post after her sister, Britney, seemingly called her out in a lengthy post of her own. 

On Sunday, Jamie Lynn shared a series of images on her Instagram hours after being called out by her sister. The post simply showed the former "Zoey 101" actress modeling a red mini skirt and blazer outfit complete with red high heels. 

She captioned the post with a peace sign and heart emoji and tellingly turned the comments to the post off. 

The public has been keeping their eyes on Jamie Lynn after her sister’s cryptic posts about her over the weekend in which she indirectly accused her of profiting off the attention being paid to her legal battle.

Britney made a vague reference to the people "who never showed up" for her over the past 13 years as she’s been dealing with a controlling legal conservatorship. This first post included what many believe was an indirect reference to her sister only speaking out now that she’s getting public attention. In a follow-up post, Britney derided Jamie Lynn directly for performing her songs to remixes at awards shows.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!!" Britney wrote in a post that was also critical of her father, Jamie, who controls her conservatorship as well as online trolls mocking her at-home dance videos. 

"My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!! This conservatorship killed my dreams ... so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill ... yet people still try !!!!" Britney added.

The red outfit snaps weren’t the only way in which Jamie Lynn seemingly responded to her sister’s jabs on social media. She took to her Instagram Story over the weekend to write that she was "feeling solid, stable, and still" amid the drama. Many were quick to note that the post seemed like Jamie Lynn’s way of telling her followers that she’s unphased by the situation with her sister. 

It would make sense for Jamie Lynn to avoid directly addressing her sister’s conservatorship battle. She noted that she was previously getting death threats over the situation and thus made sure to mention to the public that she does not benefit from her sister’s conservatorship nor would she benefit if it were dissolved. Instead, she’s simply voiced her support for Britney’s happiness. 

In the testimony, she called the conservatorship "abusive" and said it's left her "traumatized."

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If Britney were a man she'd be free. How many male stars who enjoyed a wild youth have been put in legal shackles?

Independent.ie 19 July, 2021 - 08:01am

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There are two reasons why I think Britney is being controlled in this way and they’re as old as time: money and gender

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There’s something very off about Britney Spears’ conservatorship, as I’m sure those who have seen the documentaries about her and read her recent court testimony will agree. For those of you not up to speed, Britney’s been under a legal conservatorship since 2008 after she had a public breakdown. You may recall her looking very shook, shaving her head and the like, back in the day.

Well, in effect, since then, her father and a group of other people have been in charge of her finances but also her personal life to the extent that she has said she wasn’t allowed to marry her boyfriend and she was forced to have an IUD inserted to prevent pregnancy.

Back in 2008 Britney was 26, she’s now nearly 40. I dunno about you, but between 26 and 40, I changed a lot. In my mid-20s, I drank too much. Went out loads and did all sorts of things my parents wouldn’t have liked, had they known about them. I think that’s fairly standard 20-something behaviour.

By the time I hit 40 I wouldn’t have thanked you for the nights out of my 20s. I’d started shopping in homewares departments and I was finessing my taste for wine and good whiskey, as opposed to necking vast quantities of supermarket two-for-one offers. Most people who committed a crime in their mid-20s aren’t still paying for it at 40 — let alone those who just went off the rails a bit. So Britney being kept on a leash as a middle-aged woman because of her wild youth is quite extraordinary.

But there are far more important issues here.

It may be that Britney has mental-health issues. But even if she does, that’s no justification for this. Many people have mental-health problems. But that doesn’t prevent them from running their own lives. Only in extreme cases where a lack of mental capacity can be proven are other people put in charge. I worked in psychiatry for years before I went into general practice. Families may not always like the decisions that their loved ones with mental-health difficulties make, but the days of being able to overrule someone just because you don’t like their decisions or disapprove of them are supposed to be long over.

There are two reasons why I think Britney is being controlled in this way and they’re as old as time: money and gender. 

If Britney wasn’t rich, she’d be free as a bird. If there wasn’t vast wealth to protect here, no one would stop her from marrying whomever she liked or getting pregnant, whenever. But she’s a cash cow and it’s made her more vulnerable, not less, as people around her keep a watchful eye on her money.

But most importantly, she’s a woman. No one would slap a conservatorship on a man in her position, irrespective of his behaviour. How many male rock stars have taken drugs, smashed up hotel rooms, had ill-advised relationships — were any of them put in legal shackles? Of course they weren’t. No one would even consider it. Those men were free to live life as they chose, even if their choices seemed foolish or reckless. An ‘out-of-control’ rich woman is a different matter.

Britney, having spent her childhood and teens being paraded by her parents on Disney and MTV, started to struggle and acted out. That she was put under conservatorship 15 years ago is dubious enough; that she’s still under it now is even worse. She should be free to live her life, make mistakes, learn from them, or not, as she sees fit. Anything less is treating her like an asset not a person. 

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I see BMI, or body mass index, is in the firing line once more as being a ‘blunt instrument’ and a new pretender to the ‘measure if you are a healthy size’ throne has arrived: the ABSI or body shape index, which measures age, sex, weight, height and waist circumference.

BMI, which measures weight and height only, has long been loathed by gym-going or rugby-playing, muscular men who, because of their heavy weight, often have high BMIs, despite their often low body fat. And to be honest, they’re right — the BMI is hard on that group. However, when you hear hooves, it’s usually horses not zebras, and the vast majority of people with a high BMI have it because they’re actually overweight, not because they’re Paul O’Connell.

The idea of taking into account age, sex and waist circumference is a good one, albeit more complicated to do manually.

Waist circumference is a particularly useful metric, as its unlikely to be high for any good reason other than pregnancy. A raised WC is very closely linked to heart disease and other health conditions that are important to pick up.

#FreeBritney and free all disabled people who are trapped or voiceless

The Independent 19 July, 2021 - 08:01am

It’s almost surreal that a woman who can do TV shows and put on energy-sapping live gigs as part of a Las Vegas residency is in a situation where courts have decided that virtually every aspect of her life must be micromanaged by others, notably her father.

Even though it might pretend that justice is blind, the US legal system isn’t entirely immune to public pressure, especially when the public have identified that it is responsible for a rather glaring injustice. So there are grounds to be optimistic.

It is to be hoped, however, that the global conversation around conservatorships, and the treatment of those with mental health conditions and disabilities made subject to them that has trailed in the wake of the scandal, doesn’t die with Spears’s conservatorship.

In effectively being made voiceless, at least until her recent explosive court testimony, Spears found herself in the terrible position of many people with disabilities: trapped in a form of coercive control with no obvious way out.

This is a global problem that extends beyond the troubling US system of conservatorship, which the American Civil Liberties Union says strips disabled people of their civil liberties, or the similar mechanisms operating elsewhere (you may recall that the late Stieg Larsson jabbed at Sweden’s arrangements in his Millenium series which includes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Last week I highlighted the disgraceful imprisonment of autistic and learning disabled people in Britain. Earlier this week, Jeremy Hunt, the chair of the Commons Health and Social Care Committee, described it as a “national shame” and said that “far too many” people are still being detained. The report of his committee highlighted “intolerable treatment” at inpatient facilities, including abusive restrictive practices.

This, together with abusive guardianships and conservatorships, whatever they’re called where they appear, are at the extreme end of a wider problem: the stripping away of disabled people’s voices. It is a societal issue that starts with the old “does he/she have sugar with that” and extends out from there.

Disabled people are frequently given little say in how they are cared for or in the way policy affects them, something that the pandemic has brutally highlighted.

“Disabled people have borne the brunt of the pandemic. This week the guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people – released ahead of ‘freedom day’ – will make many people feel they are on their own, having to rely on others taking responsibility, and without the support to keep themselves safe,” said Disability charity Scope.

“As a society we often make choices or assumptions without considering the impact on disabled people, and far too often we don’t include disabled people in the first place.”

Oh how true that is. I’ve frequently found myself as the lone disabled person debating these issues with policymakers, officials and former officials.

Inevitably I find myself being talked at while they fire misleading statistics, cynically spin reports and studies, and (especially) portray disabled people as nothing more than a cost. I’m quite capable of taking them on, and deploying reports, studies and statistics of my own, such as the UN’s that lambasted Britain for trampling over our rights. But I have a voice. I have this column. This makes me vanishingly rare.

Disabled people are almost invisible when it comes to culture, the media, the courts, the House of Commons. Look back at the parade of ministers for disabled people – including the incumbent. They don’t typically have disabilities themselves.

How can you make policy for something of which you have no experience of? Oh, right. I get it. That sort of thing happens all the time in government, and in the low-level one we have at the moment in particular. It’s no wonder that the health service has problems when former investment bankers and/or political hacks are put in charge of it. Teachers are, meanwhile, left tearing their hair out as grade D ministers dictate to them. I see you Gavin Williamson. You must try harder.

It’s never good when this happens but it is particularly damaging when it affects disabled people because the able-bodied have such a poor understanding of the issues that affect us. They just don’t get it.

Having largely lived as an able-bodied person before being left with impairments through a road traffic accident, I was suddenly, shockingly, confronted with the reality of just how difficult it is.

Some of the challenges come from quite unexpected directions. How do you watch a football match when the view from the away end is constantly obscured by the people in front standing up (as they do). What on earth do you do when a crutch ends up on the Tube tracks? How do you navigate London’s unfriendly public transport system on the way back from a painful hospital treatment? Stanmore station is step free. Finding the accessible entrance isn’t so easy. I could go on like this all day.

Britney Spears’s battle in many ways mirrors the disability rights battle that has been waging for years. The latter has involved its leaders constantly battering their heads against concrete in a bid to highlight the constant dragging across it of disabled people.

#FreeBritney. Do it now. But then let’s have a new slogan. #FreeDisabledPeople. And do that now too, wherever we may be imprisoned or otherwise left voiceless.

Billie Eilish reflects on Britney Spears’s conservatorship battle

The Independent 19 July, 2021 - 05:47am

Last week, Spears was given permission to hire a new attorney to represent her. This will be the first time the artist has been allowed to choose her own legal representation since 2008.

Speaking to Vogue Australia, Eilish discussed Britney’s legal battle, saying she was “grateful” for her own interpersonal relationships.

“It’s really, really horrible what a lot of young women have gone through – I mean, to this day,” said the “Bad Guy” singer, when asked about Spears.

“I didn’t have a team that wanted to f*** me over – which is really kind of rare, which (itself) is pretty f***ed up,” she added.

“All I have to be is just grateful that I happened to have a good group of people around me that… didn’t want to just take advantage of me and do what people have done in the past.”

Last month, Spears addressed an open court for the first time since the conservatorship began, calling for her father, Jamie Spears – her conservator – to “be in jail”. You can read her full testimony here.

Following her testimony, a request to have her father removed from his role overseeing her conservatorship was denied.

Through his own lawyer, Jamie Spears said in a statement that he is “sorry to see his daughter in so much pain,” adding that he “loves his daughter and misses her very much”. He has also denied having power over his daughter’s personal affairs for nearly two years, and filed documents asking the court to investigate “serious allegations regarding forced labour, forced medical treatment and therapy, improper medical care, and limitations on personal rights”. His attorneys also said that his daughter should have the “right to give informed consent for her own medical treatment”.

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The #FreeBritney movement has existed for years, with fans calling for Spears’ conservatorship to be brought to an end. In recent months, following the US documentary Framing Britney Spears and Spears’ own testimony in court, support for the movement and for Spears herself has swelled.

Britney Spears drives in car with boyfriend Sam Asghari after saying she wasn’t allowed to under conservatorship

The Independent 19 July, 2021 - 04:17am

Last month, the singer shocked fans around the world as she spoke at length in court for the first time about her desire to end her legal guardianship, which has been in place since 2008.

During the testimony, Spears claimed that the conservatorship prevents her boyfriend Sam Asghari from driving her around, explaining: “All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and my boyfriend to drive me in his f***ing car.” You can read her full statement here.

On Sunday (18 July), model Asghari shared a video to his Instagram Story as the pair drove around Los Angeles.

The song “Lonely” from Spears’s 2001 album Britney can be heard playing on the car’s sound system, while the pop star sang along as she sat next to Asghari.

The video, in which Spears’s hand is shown, has since been deleted.

Fans celebrated the moment, taking it as a sign that Spears is in a better place and that progress is being made regarding the conservatorship.

“Britney driving her car listening to her catalog and seemingly reflecting on her growth as an artist. That’s a moment,” one fan wrote.

“Wait but Britney was driving with Sam in the car, didn’t she say in her testimony she wanted to do it, and now she is,” another fan commented, adding: “I hope she’s doing good 2day.”

The video comes after progress was made last week in Spears’s battle to end her conservatorship. Judge Brenda Penny gave the pop star permission to choose a new attorney to represent her for the first time since 2008.

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On Saturday (17 July), the “Toxic” singer wrote a lengthy Instagram post hitting out at her father, Jamie, and sister, Jamie Lynn.

She wrote: “This conservatorship killed my dreams ... so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill ... yet people still try !!!!”

Britney Spears Belts Out Her Song "Lonely" With Boyfriend Sam Asghari After Shading Family - E! Online

E! NEWS 18 July, 2021 - 09:04pm

The pop star's boyfriend, Sam Asghari, shared footage to his Instagram Story on Sunday, July 18 that appeared to show the longtime couple enjoying a drive through Los Angeles while Britney sang along with the radio to her 2001 song "Lonely." Neither of their faces was seen in the video, although her right hand is shown, featuring red nail polish and her small triangle tattoo near her thumb. 

In the car, Britney, who seemed to be seated in the driver's seat, told Sam that "Lonely" is a "song I wrote that I was proud of." Sam replied, "Really?" and later adds, "I love this song." 

The 39-year-old performer could be heard accompanying the bridge, which features the anguished lyrics, "Think of times/You made me cry/You had me so confused/I'm tired of trying/Leave behind this/What's a girl to do?"

Sam's footage has since been deleted. The song is one of five tracks on which she received a co-writing credit from her 2001 chart-topping album, Britney.  

Shortly after Sam, 27, shared the driving posts, Britney posted a video to her Instagram on July 18 of herself dancing along to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy." Her caption read in part, "May the Lord wrap your mean ass up in joy today." 

This message was an apparent reference to sister Jamie Lynn Spears' Instagram post from earlier in the day that featured the caption, "May the peace of the Lord be with you, and your spirit [peace sign and heart emojis]." Jamie Lynn has since edited the caption to delete the words, with only the emojis remaining. 

This all comes a day after Britney posted a scathing message to Instagram amid her ongoing conservatorship battle with dad Jamie Spears. "I'm not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think," Britney wrote on Saturday, July 17. She also defended her social media posts showing herself dancing at home by saying, "I'd much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of onstage in Vegas."

In addition, her July 17 post called out Jamie Lynn after the former Nickelodeon actress took part in a medley of Britney's songs at the Radio Disney Music Awards back in 2017. Britney wrote, "I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!! My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!!"

Neither Jamie Lynn nor Jamie Spears has yet to publicly address Britney's remarks. E! News had previously reached out to the teams for both Jamie Lynn and Jamie Spears for comment.

Last month, Jamie Lynn backed the "Circus" vocalist on social media by writing in part that she "supported my sister long before there was a hashtag and I'll support her long after."

Earlier in June, Jamie Spears' attorney shared a statement to media outlets saying that he is "sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain."

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Kate Beckinsale in full summer mode with dog-draped bikini snap

Wonderwall 18 July, 2021 - 12:00pm

The actress thrilled her fans and turned heads while sharing a snap to Instagram in which she sat in the sand on the beach holding one dog. Another pooch, meanwhile, sat in a chair behind her. All three of them (Kate and the two dogs) look off into the distance. 

"Don't mind us," the bikini-clad Kate, 47, captioned the photo. 

While the "Underworld" star's 4.7 million followers lauded her with joy and praise, Selma Blair had the most clever comment, writing, "Omg. Hottest lady and the tramps."

Page Six reports that the photos were taken as the actress vacations in Turks & Caicos.

Earlier in the day, Kate, wearing the same white bikini top, posted a video with her dog while on a boat. The dog is wrapped in a towel while cruising the sea. 

Makeup artist Chase Aston is also on the scenic trip with Kate. 

It's nothing new for Kate to share sultry snaps on Instagram. Sometimes, though, critics aren't always pleased. In 2019, Kate clapped back after someone said called her "too old" to be sharing bikini pictures and "looking for attention." 

She replied, "I can't imagine how unhappy you must feel to leave comments like this. People have all sorts of things going on that they put a brave face on and you'd never know. Sending love and the real hope you receive this message in the spirit that it's meant. I know you have more to offer than leaving mean comments that illuminate far more about you than they do about the people you choose to comment on."

Emily Ratajkowski is over the negative social media comments about her parenting.

The model posted a scathing message to her Instagram Story in which she somewhat compared the treatment she gets to that of another famous mom.

"We are all reflecting back on shaming Britney [Spears] and calling her a bad mom," Emily wrote from her car. "We talk about how we have to 'do better' as a culture. Meanwhile, my comments are filled with awful remarks about how I don't deserve to be a mom. Shame on you all."

She continued, "I don't care if you hate me or hate celebrity (or just hate women) but it's incredibly scary to become a parent and no one deserves to be told by strangers that they're a sh*tty mother."

Emily, 30, and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, welcomed their son, Sylvester, on March 8, 2021. Trolls soon tried to take away Emily's new mom bliss after she shared vacation photos that showed her and her little man in matching swimsuits. In one of the photos, Sylvester's head was tilted to the side. Almost instantaneously, the critical Instagram comments came rushing in, many of which scolded her for seemingly not holding her son's head correctly. Eventually, Emily turned the comments off on the post, but that only made the mom-shamers comment on other Instagram photos.

Emily has since deleted the post that prompted the keyboard warriors to share their unsolicited opinions. 

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's ex Jenn Harley is making changes in her life in the wake of her recent domestic violence arrest. 

"Jenn Harley has decided to check into a Las Vegas rehab facility to seek treatment for her alcohol dependency," a rep told TMZ. "She made the decision to get help because she wants to be the best parent she can be for her children."

Jenn, who shares 3-year-old daughter Ariana with the "Jersey Shore" star, began the 28-day program on July 17. Her rep maintains that it was Jenn's idea to get help. 

Last month, Jenn was arrested in Las Vegas following a domestic incident with her boyfriend, Joseph Ambrosole. Police said the two got into an argument at a gentlemen's club and they were asked to leave (part of the discussion reportedly involved Jenn's drinking.) The fight allegedly continued during the car ride home and she reportedly threw his phone out the window. When he got out of the car to retrieve it, she took off and left him to fend for himself. Once he got to back to her home via an Uber, Jenn allegedly pointed a gun at Joseph and threatened to kill him.

Jenn soon fled the scene, but cops eventually tracked her down and arrested her for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon.

Britney Spears is taking aim at someone close to her —likely a family member — for their "righteous approach" to her conservatorship battle, claiming this person wasn't there for her when she needed it most.

Unmistakably, fans are convinced that Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, is the intended target of the message.

"There's nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there's nothing worse than that !!!!" Britney unleashed on Instagram.

Pulling no punches, she continued, "How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO …"

"If you're reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly!!!," she continued. "If you're gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny."

Britney even included several middle finger emojis.

The words were attached to a message that read, "Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask."

After the unquestionably direct message was posted, Britney's fans immediately zeroed in on Jamie Lynn. 

"*cough*** Jamie Lynn *cough****," one person commented. Another said, "JAMIE LYNN IS SHAKING." A similar comment said, "JAMIE LYNN IS SINKING." Some of Britney's 31 million followers used snake emojis next to Jamie Lynn's name. 

There is some belief that the message was directed at Britney's sister and mother, Lynne Spears — both of whom have publicly thrown support behind Britney recently.

"I've made a very conscious choice in my life to only participate in her life as her sister, as an aunt to her boys," Jamie Lynn said after Britney's bombshell testimony in court last month.

While addressing the court, Britney ripped her "whole family" for profiting off her via the conservatorship. As expected, the FreeBritney battalion came for the "Toxic" singer's family.

"Maybe I didn't support her the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you that I've supported my sister — long before there was a hashtag — and I'll support her long after," Jamie Lynn contended.

Lynne recently argued that Britney should be able to hire her own lawyer in her quest to end her 13-year conservatorship.

Welcome to the untethered Britney Spears. Buckle up, y'all!

Camila Cabello doesn't have time for body shaming.

On July 16, the singer posted a video to TikTok and her Instagram Story from her car. In the video, her stomach showed… not that she cared!

"I was just running in the park minding my own business trying to be fit, trying to keep it healthy," she said in the clip. "And I am wearing a top that shows my belly, and I wasn't tucking it in."

She unapologetically added, "Because I was running and existing like a normal person that doesn't tuck it in all the time, and I was like, 'Damn.' But then I reminded myself being at war with your body is so last season."

While wearing a black sports bra, the three-time Grammy nominee, continued, "I am grateful for this body that lets me do what I need to do. We are real women with curves and cellulite and stretchmarks and fat. And we gotta own that, baby."

Last month, the "Havana" songstress earned praise from fans after paparazzi snapped her on the beach in Miami. In the images, Camila was without makeup, and she let her curves show while donning a bikini.

this is honestly beautiful. we stan woman taking control and diminishing the need to have the same body as everyone else. she looks amazing

"This is what normal bodies look like," one person tweeted. "I'm sick and tired of y'all body-shaming every woman who doesn't have a flat stomach! Her body is beautiful and so is she."

Another said, "This is honestly beautiful. We Stan a woman taking control and diminishing the need to have the same body as everyone else. She looks amazing."

Camila's body positivity has had an impact on her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes.

"[She is] so strong, so clear and confident with her [body] and so articulate and empathetic about other people's and it really changed my view of mine," he told British GQ in November.

Mark Hoppus is getting more detailed about his cancer diagnosis.

In a recent Twitch Q&A with fans in Chile, the Blink-182 bassist said he has "diffuse large B-cell lymphoma."

"My classification is stage IV-A, which means, as I understand it, it's entered four parts of my body. I don't know how exactly they determine the four part of it, but it's entered enough parts of my body that I'm stage IV, which I think is the highest that it goes," he said. "So, I'm stage IV-A…The cancer isn't bone-related, it's blood-related. My blood's trying to kill me."

The rocker first revealed that he had cancer last month, and noted that he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

"Let me tell you something that is real and it absolutely sucks: A side effect of the chemotherapy is you get something called 'chemo brain,'" he explained. "And for me, I forget things that I should have on-call, like names, song titles, anything. People will be talking to me and five minutes later I'll ask them a question, and they'll be like, 'I just told you that five minutes ago.'"

In detailing what he's been going through, he said, "The first chemo, I felt like I was a zombie that fell onto an electric fence and was just being shocked. The second round of chemo, I just felt very weak and tired. Really just like the worst flu ever. The third round of chemo, I started retching. Nauseous and that whole thing."

Mark mentioned that he might undergo a bone marrow transplant if the chemo doesn't work. 

"We're beating this cancer," he said. "It's just a matter of time."

On July 4, Mark shared a photo with a bald head, a result of the treatments. He laughed off his new look.

"I want to get the absolute worst toupée," he says, "so that it's obviously not my hair, and just walk around and see how people look at me."

According to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, more than 18,000 Americans are diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma annually. It's the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the country.

Lynne Spears has found herself in the crosshairs of her daughter's passionate fans after a cryptic Instagram post. 

After a judge granted Britney Spears the right to hire her own attorney in her conservatorship battle, Lynne took to social media to post about "darkness."

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it," the message read.

Although it's possible the message wasn't intended to have a deeper meaning, Britney's fans found the timing of the post to be suspicious, and they let loose in the comments section.

"Free Britney. She said she wanted to sue her family. That means YOU too. Buckle up!," one person said. Another, referring to the conservatorship, said, "You had 13 years to save her and did absolutely nothing….."

Fans used snake emojis and quoted Britney's words from her bombshell testimony last month in which she said, "My whole family did nothing."

In short, the vast majority of fans accused Lynne of trying to play the proverbial good cop in the situation while suggesting her hands aren't clean.

Britney seems to be on track to possibly ending the 13-year albatross that's guided her life and life decisions. On July 14, a judge allowed the pop star to hire her own attorney, mega-lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart, in an attempt to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from the conservatorship, as he currently controls her estate.

The conservatorship, Britney said in court via a phone call this week, "is allowing my dad to ruin my life."

While Britney certainly has issues with her mother, her most vitriolic feelings are reserved for Jamie. 

"I'm here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse," she cried.

In her June hearing, he said her father should "be in jail" and called the conservatorship "abusive." She even argued that he liked watching her suffer.

Britney's new attorney has already said he would be filing a petition to remove Jamie from the conservatorship.

Hoda Kotb and her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, still have baby fever, and they are trying to adopt a third child. However, the process of adoption is moving very slowly right now, and the coronavirus pandemic seems to be having an effect.

"I thought it would be a different game," the "Today" host said while on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."

"They said that a lot of people who maybe normally would feel like it would be something they'd want to do — have a child and give it to someone to raise because they couldn't — are holding on to things because they don't have anything in that moment," she said. "That's what I've heard from our agency."

She continued, "Everything's slow but they say wait wisely and just be, so we're just going to be."

Last fall, Hoda revealed that she and Joel had filled adoption paperwork for a third child. They certainly know the process, as they adopted their first daughter, Haley, in 2017 and their second daughter, Hope, in 2019.

"When I first got Haley, I adopted her in my 50s and I called Robin Roberts and I said, 'Robin, can you believe?'" Hoda told Andy. "I said, 'This is so crazy. I'm 50. I have a baby.' And she said, 'Hold on, I'm gonna tell you what that baby is.' I said, 'What?' She said, 'That baby is right on time.'"

Sharna Burgess is in love and she doesn't care who knows it. 

On July 15, the "Dancing With The Stars" pro publicly gushed about her beau, Brian Austin Green, to celebrate his 48th birthday. She admitted that the post was "mushy."

"You are my best friend and my favorite human, it's hard to imagine before you because this somehow feels like it just always was. I truly never knew it could be like this. That my happiness could find a whole new level. That life and love and all things in between could feel so inexplicably deep and connected and transparent and …. Right," she captioned a series of images of the actor, some of which show him as a child.  

"Loving you is the easiest thing I've ever done and I'll celebrate your existence today and all days, In all the ways, always. I love you, HAPPY FRICKEN BIRTHDAY!!!" she continued. "Cute as hell from birth and you only keep getting better 🥰 You deserve everything you've ever wanted, dreamed of, or needed. I know there is so much exciting stuff ahead for you, and I can't wait to witness it."

In ending her loved up post, Sharna noted that the duo was headed to deep sea dive the Great White sharks, which she called "the first of many crazy adventures together." Brian also commented on their planned activity on her Instagram Story, which was her Christmas gift to him. 

The "Beverly Hill 90210" star and Sharna were first linked in late 2020. They confirmed their romance in January. 

"On our first date, we just completely lost track of time and the same thing happened the next time," he told People magazine. "It became something noticeably different from anything I'd ever experienced before."

Just last week, Brian shared his own mushy Instagram tribute to Sharna while posting a photo of them kissing.

"It's been a really long time since I've been with someone I can truly share life with," he wrote. She replied, "There's no one else I could ever imagine sharing it with. I love you."  

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