December 06, 2012

ARIES

You have more of a flair for communication this week than usual. Keep your words diplomatic but effective if your opinion is called for. A relative seeking advice will be glad they asked you. Soul Affirmation: I make the first step and the universe will come to my aid.

 

TAURUS

 Don’t sweat the small stuff this week. You have a keen eye for the big picture, and you’ll be most productive if you ignore the petty this week. Your home is very happy this week! Count your blessings!  Soul Affirmation: Cheerfully handling what comes at me is the test of who I am.

 

GEMINI

 Your energy level remains high; be careful not to overdo it but enjoy the wonderful feeling of your physical self as much as possible. A phone call from a friend who lives far away will brighten your week and inspire you with travel plans.   Soul Affirmation: Slow and easy is the best way for me to travel this week.

 

CANCER

 You can fly through the week if you keep your level of cooperation high. By this week’s end, you’ll have many plans, romantic and otherwise for the time period. Be patient at the workplace and things will go fine. Soul Affirmation: I take it easy on myself this week.

 

LEO

 You may feel as if you’ll never get everything done that’s asked of you, but stay steady and on course, take things one step at time, and you’ll be amazed at what you accomplish. Celebrate with a special friend.  Soul Affirmation: This week is a gift that I deserve.

 

VIRGO

 It’s a great week for catching up on chores and leftover tasks from last week. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend some time thinking about the direction you want your life to flow toward. Soul Affirmation: I face each day with a smile and the day smiles back at me.

 

LIBRA

 Communication vibes are highlighted, and you are in your element. Many ideas will be presented, and everyone will be very receptive and agreeable to what you say. Romantic interests are easily pursued this week. Smile on! Soul Affirmation: The slowness of my pace gives me time to refresh my energy.

 

SCORPIO

 Love and romance vibes are all around you this week! They will soothe your spirit and uncoil your tensions resulting from having too much work to do. Delegate some of the minor tasks so that you can do your best at the big stuff. Have a loving, lovely week. Soul Affirmation: New intuitions create new plans and a new cast of characters.

 

SAGITTARIUS

 Financial matters are highlighted during working hours. Everything to do with your money, or money under your care, goes smoothly. Another party invitation arrives. . . say YES! Soul Affirmation: I admit what I really want out of life this week.

 

CAPRICORN

 Happiness with partners remains the order of the week. Relations between partners are exceptionally harmonious right now. You are in sync with loved ones. Much is being accomplished by your attitude. Don’t overdo your physical workout. Soul Affirmation: I master fear by knowing that all is well.

 

AQUARIUS

 The time has come to forgive and forget. Take the first step in reconciling a friendship. You thought no one knew, but you may be romantically attracted to an old pal.  Soul Affirmation: Friendships are treasures I cherish.

 

PISCES

If you are finding it hard to concentrate on a project at work, begin imagining it successfully completed. Work steady and stay calm this week. This week is a good time for personal inventory.  Soul Affirmation: I will take time to enjoy the simple things in life.

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December 06, 2012

Associated Press

Pop star Rihanna is getting into the TV business.

The 24-year-old singer will executive produce and star in the new series, “Styled to Rock,” for the Style network. Style Media made the announcement on December 5.

The 10-episode series, to air next year, will give 12 aspiring designers, chosen by Rihanna, an opportunity to style A-list stars. The weekly celeb guest will decide which designer did the best job. One contestant will be sent home, and those remaining will advance to the next week's challenge. At the end, one aspiring designer will be named the winner. Prizes are still being determined.

A casting search is under way on Style’s website.

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December 06, 2012

Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American

Reuters is reporting that Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has suffered a stroke.

A family friend told the news outlet that Jackson is doing well resting and recovering in a Las Vegas hospital.

“He was doing well and says he’s feeling OK,” close family friend Brian Oxman told Reuters.

Oxman said the father of late pop icon Michael Jackson started experiencing weakness on Wednesday while walking in a park near his home and was later admitted to a hospital.

Oxman, Michael’s one-time attorney, said Jackson, 83, has a history of strokes.

“He was talking fine,” Oxman added. “He sounded excellent to me.”

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December 06, 2012

 

Associated Press

Add another book for possible holiday gifts: Oprah Winfrey's latest 2.0 selection.

Winfrey announced that she has chosen Ayana Mathis' debut novel, "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie," for her book club. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf moved up publication from early next year to this week, and an author interview will be aired Feb. 3 on the "Super Soul Sunday" program on Winfrey's OWN network.

"Twelve Tribes" is the story of a teenager's journey from Mississippi to Philadelphia in the 1920s and the large family she ends up raising.

"The opening pages of Ayana's debut took my breath away," Winfrey said in a statement. "I can't remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison."

Winfrey revived her club, now called Oprah's Book Club 2.0, this year with Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild." Winfrey's clout, along with her ratings, might have dropped from a decade ago, but she is still a major commercial force in the book world. Also published by Knopf, "Wild" has sold around 500,000 copies, most of that coming after Winfrey's announcement. Dozens of books over the past 20 years have become best-sellers, thanks to the talk-show host's endorsements.

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November 29, 2012

Associated Press

Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.

The rocker’s publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news Tuesday November 27. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in “The Hunger Games.”

Rolling Stone first reported details about the 48-year-old performer’s part in the film, directed by Julien Temple.

The magazine says the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” singer will portray Gaye during the 1980s when he was fighting his addictions and attempting to restart his career. Gaye died in 1984 after being shot by his father.

 

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