Sideshow: Brittany Daniel reveals her cancer war

Brittany Daniel told People that she was shocked to be diagnosed with cancer, but prevailed with help from her family.
Brittany Daniel told People that she was shocked to be diagnosed with cancer, but prevailed with help from her family. (Reuters)
His cheatin' heart: Singer Jason Aldean.GALLERY: His cheatin' heart: Singer Jason…
Posted: March 21, 2014

Brittany Daniel's cancer war

Brittany Daniel, star of BET's The Game. has revealed that she has battled cancer - and prevailed. Daniel, 38, began suffering from back pain and flulike symptoms in the summer of 2011. She got a big shock when she was told she had stage IV non-Hodgkins lymphoma. "It happened so suddenly," Daniel tells People mag.

But it was anything but a death sentence.

"I want to let people know it is absolutely possible to get through something like this," the actor tells People mag.

Her battle with the illness included chemotherapy as well as the support and love of her family, including her twin sister Cynthia. "There is no way I would have ever gotten through this without my family," she says. Daniel says she's now cancer-free.

Aldean kisses Kerr. Again.

And repeatedly. Country singer Jason Aldean, 37, was excoriated by fans 18 months ago for cheating on wife Jessica with Brittany Kerr. He promised at the time the fling was over. Then he divorced Jessica, whom he's known since they were teens. And now he's back with Brittany, People reports.

Gossip petits fours

Disney is making more sequels, says Variety. Look for The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 in future months or years. Or something. . . . Eminem and Rihanna who joined their musical auras to create the hits "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster," will play three stadium shows together this summer, including one at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Aug. 16. . . . Billy Crystal's back in demand. The actor-comic's new sitcom, The Comedians, which costars Josh Gad ( Frozen) has been picked up by FX for a first installment of 13 episodes. It will be Crystal's first TV series since Soap wrapped up in 1981.

Stones offer support

The Rolling Stones, who canceled their tour of Australia and New Zealand after L'Wren Scott's death, have offered support to Scott's longtime companion Mick Jagger.

"No one saw this coming," Keith Richards said Wednesday in a statement. Jagger, he says, has "always been my soul brother and we love him. . . . we're all feeling for the man."

After posting a moving message of his own, Charlie Watts also assures that the band isn't abandoning its fans Down Under. "We intend to come back to Australia and New Zealand as soon as it proves possible," he says.

Jagger remained in seclusion at a hotel in Perth.

Hilary Clinton's beach book

Afraid you'll be bored when you head to the shore this summer? Lug along Hilary Clinton's yet-to-be-titled memoir, a sequel of sorts to 2003's Living History, which Clinton announced Wednesday at an event for the Association of American Publishers in New York, USA Today reports.

Due in June from from Simon & Schuster, it will be about "our rapidly changing and interdependent world, and the challenges facing us" in places such as Crimea.

Or, as Clinton put it, "just another light summer read."


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