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Britney Spears' Wellness Treatment Includes Adjusting Her Medications: 'No One Forced Her' Says Source

Britney Spears' Wellness Treatment Includes Adjusting Her Medications: 'No One Forced Her' Says Source

Britney Spears‘ decision to seek treatment at a wellness facility came amid a difficult time in her life. Not only was she dealing with the stress of her father Jamie’s recent life-threatening medical issues, but also with adjustments to medications long prescribed to aid her mental health.

The medicine Spears was previously taking had lost some efficacy over time, PEOPLE has learned. As doctors weaned her off the old medicine cocktail and created a new, tweaked regimen, the adjustment period was challenging.

Deeply upsetting to Spears was the failing health of her father Jamie, who was hospitalized in November 2018 after his colon spontaneously ruptured. In January, as Spears was gearing up for a return to the Las Vegas strip with her show Domination, the star announced that she was taking an indefinite break from work to support her father.

Spears, 37, then checked into a facility for “all-encompassing wellness treatment” earlier this month.

“She recognized she needed to focus on her own health and sought treatment,” the source close to the situation continues. “No one forced her to go.”

Over the last decade, the singer has “received treatment, seen a psychiatrist and other doctors,” a family source previously told PEOPLE, adding that Spears has been on board with her treatment plan. “This is something she wants to do.”

RELATED: Britney Spears Has Every Right to ‘Take Time Off for Her Mental Health’ as Dad Recovers: Source

But some have questioned the circumstances surrounding the pop star’s decision to seek treatment. On Monday night, a crowd of fans, believing that Spears is being held against her will, gathered in protest outside West Hollywood City Hall. There they demanded her release, according to a YouTube live stream of the event.

Sister Jamie Lynn Spears appeared to fire back at critics on social media early Tuesday. Though she didn’t mention the protest directly, she shared a throwback Instagram video featuring Spears being hounded by paparazzi as the two walked together.

“10 years ago, who was there?? I have been here long before anyone else, and I’ll be here long after,” the 28-year-old Zoey 101 alum captioned the post. “I love my sister with everything I have. So, an

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Ronda Rousey Says She Might Leave WWE If She Gets Pregnant: 'I Don't Want to Make Any Promises'

Is a baby in Ronda Rousey‘s future?

The WWE star seems to think so. In a new video posted to her YouTube page on Monday, Rousey, 32, sat down with her husband Travis Browne to discuss their plans to start a family. (Rousey and Browne tied the knot in 2017 during a ceremony in Hawaii.)

“We planned on, after WrestleMania, me and amazing husband here, would go off and start trying to start our family,” Rousey shared.

She added, laughing: “Me and my lovely husband are planning on vacationing around the world and very much enjoying ourselves until we are with child.”

“As for WWE plans in the future, we want to have a baby first,” Rousey said. “I don’t know what it’s like to have a baby. I could look down at this beautiful child and be like ‘F— everything, I don’t care about anything else other than this baby.’ And you’ll never see me again. Or, I could be like my mom , who trained while she was eight months pregnant and then won the U.S. Open six weeks after giving birth. Which was unbelievable.”

She continued, “I don’t think I’m going to try and aspire to her level. But I’m just saying, you never know. I don’t want to make any promises about the future when I don’t know how I’m gonna feel in the future.”

Rousey made her WWE debut over a year ago after building her career in the UFC, and competed in WrestleMania 35 earlier this month, losing to Becky Lynch.

After WrestleMania 35, the athlete hinted that she was trying to start a family when she posted a picture of her and Browne kissing with the hashtag “#impregnationvacation.” ESPN also reported earlier this month that a source said Rousey is taking a hiatus from the WWE to try for a baby.

RELATED: Ronda Rousey Is on ‘Impregnation Vacation’: WWE Star Reportedly on Hiatus to Start Family

Back in January, journalist Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Rousey was considering starting a family and planned to exit WWE after WrestleMania, though later reports said her departure was only going to be temporary.

That same month, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne asked Rousey about the possibility of growing her family.

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Nicole Kidman Says Her Friends 'Tease' Her About Her Strong Belief in God

Nicole Kidman Says Her Friends 'Tease' Her About Her Strong Belief in God

Nicole Kidman keeps her faith close to her heart.

The 51-year-old Oscar winner opened up about her strong belief in God and proclaiming her faith out loud in the May 2019 cover of Vanity Fair.

“A lot of my friends tease me,” Kidman tells the magazine, explaining she, her husband Keith Urban and their two daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 8, attend church as a family.

“That’s how we are raising our children,” she says. “Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too. I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had massive impact.”

Kidman adds, “I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning — I’m a willful, feisty girl. For me, it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.'”

In November 2018, the actress revealed she had a fascination with becoming a nun when she was younger.

“I’m spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God,” she told Allure at the time. “I loved the idea of being a nun. Obviously, I did not choose to go that path, but I was very drawn to it.”

RELATED: Nicole Kidman’s Kids Don’t Have Phones or Instagram: ‘I Try to Keep Some Sort of Boundaries’

While those plans didn’t work out, Kidman told Vanity Fair there is one thing that has and that’s the phone policy she’s implemented with her two youngest daughters (she has son Connor, 24, and daughter Isabella, 26, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise).

“They don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have an Instagram,” Kidman said, explaining of her logic behind the decision, “I try to keep some sort of boundaries.”

Big Little Lies season 2 premieres June 9 on HBO.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/nicole-kidman-gets-teased-strong-belief-god/

Chris Pratt 'Thrilled' to Have James Gunn Back as Guardians Director After Controversial Firing

Chris Pratt 'Thrilled' to Have James Gunn Back as Guardians Director After Controversial Firing

Chris Pratt is happy to have James Gunn back on board after the director was initially fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Disney announced Gunn’s firing in July 2018 after after years-old insensitive tweets were resurfaced by conservative personalities, including jokes about rape and pedophilia. The director, who helmed and wrote the first two movies, was reinstated by Disney in March.

Pratt, who got together with Guardians cast and released a statement calling for Gunn, 52, to be re-hired, told PEOPLE at the Avengers: Endgame premiere on Monday that he is “thrilled” to have Gunn back at the helm.

“I was so thrilled, so excited. I think it’s the right move, I really stand behind it,” Pratt, 39, said. “I’m really proud of Disney for hiring James back and ultimately thrilled for not only us, but also for the fans. I think it’s going to wrap up the trilogy in the best way.”

RELATED: Disney Rehires James Gunn to Direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Months After Controversial Firing

He continued, “And Guardians of the Galaxy are really all about second chances and giving people an opportunity to be their best. We’re a ragtag squad of people coming together and having each other’s back. I think it really worked out the way it was supposed to, and I feel good about it.”

The director, who had since signed on to write the Suicide Squad sequel after his firing, apologized after the tweets were surfaced, explaining that he has since grown as a person and in his work. Gunn said that it used to be part of his act to tweet things that would outrage people.

RELATED: Chris Pratt Would ‘Love to See’ James Gunn ‘Reinstated’ as Director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3

“In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people,” Gunn wrote is a series of tweets. “I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies. Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today. Love you to you all.”

Gunn was set to start filming the third installment in fall 2018 and had been working on the script. He wrote and directed the first two movies,

Read more: https://people.com/movies/chris-pratt-thrilled-james-gunn-back-guardians-3-director/

See The Avengers Recap All 22 Marvel Films with Some Help from a Billy Joel Song

See The Avengers Recap All 22 Marvel Films with Some Help from a Billy Joel Song

If you’re in need of a quick refresher of the past 10 years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before seeing Avengers: Endgame, look no further than one of Billy Joel‘s most popular songs.

In an appearance on The Tonight Show Monday, the cast of Avengers: Endgame released a video of their recap of all 22 (!) Marvel films. They did so in an unconventional way: singing “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” one of Joel’s most iconic songs.

The video transitions throughout many of the Avengers — including originals Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo — as they sing the tune, along with snippets of scenes from every Marvel movie.

Avengers newbie Brie Larson also joins the sing-along, as well as Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle and Elizabeth Olson. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon also joins the action, belting out the tune with sunglasses on.

At the video’s conclusion, small stills from the comics form into a tribute image of Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics godfather who died in November at age 95.

RELATED: Avengers: Endgame to Keep Some Movie Theaters Open Around-the-Clock on Opening Weekend

The cast of Endgame have been heavily promoting the highly anticipated film, which looks to be on track to score huge box office numbers upon its release. The film focuses on the original Avengers — Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man and The Hulk — in their final battle against Thanos

Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26.

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