November 21, 2013
Authority issues may arise early in the week. You can handle these thoughts by observing them and letting them go. Listen to some music that fills you with positive vibrations. Soul Affirmation: I see myself as a finisher rather than a starter this week. Lucky Numbers: 14, 40, 46
You have strong physical energy this week. Make the most of it and get a lot of the work done that you’ve been meaning to get around to. This week’s a great week to get around to it! You’ll be very pleased at the end of the week with what you have created. Soul Affirmation: I concentrate on the highest possibilities this week. Lucky Numbers: 18, 22, 53
Freedom needs may be high this week. Use your powerful imagination to discover a way to feel freer in your current situation. At least in your personal space, let yourself be free and surrounded by objects and vibes that set your spirit soaring. Soul Affirmation: I speak my mind knowing that truth is my best defense this week. Lucky Numbers: 41, 44, 48
Passing on knowledge, or gaining some new knowledge, preoccupies your fine mind this week. You can teach as well as learn. Look for a way to combine these two activities. It will benefit the many that you attract. Soul Affirmation: I am uplifted by the presence of friends. Lucky Numbers: 7, 28, 29
Details, details, details. They are cluttering up your vision of the big picture. Be patient and deal with one detail at a time. You’ll soon see your big picture very clearly again. You are kind, and can be amazingly tolerant. Soul Affirmation: Giving is a luxury that a rich spirit can afford. Lucky Numbers: 8, 54, 55
Lots of wild ideas may occur to you this week, and you may want to act the mental daredevil. Be patient with those who are just learning or who want to do things the way they’ve always done them. Lead by example. Soul Affirmation: When I feel good about myself, the world feels good to me. Lucky Numbers: 17, 29, 36
A practical solution is at hand to one of your inventions. Give yourself some space to allow the answer to come to you. Any repetitive task, such as weeding the garden or washing the dishes or car, will be conducive to your receiving the solution. Soul Affirmation: I know where I’m going because I know where I’ve been. Lucky Numbers: 9, 10, 27
You may feel an internal pressure towards responsibility this week. Go with the flow on this and the week will be like a gift. Let your words assist others in becoming more self-responsible. You are a good teacher of right actions. Soul Affirmation: I take it easy on myself this week. Lucky Numbers: 17, 40, 48
Money may come to you from an unlikely source this week. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunity. Let your words this week paint the images of better ways of being in the world for yourself and for those under your care. Soul Affirmation: I invest new faith in everything I do this week. Lucky Numbers: 6, 23, 46
You may decide to visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while, or you may hear from one while you are at work. How did they get your number? You’ll be pleased to connect again with this person. Soul Affirmation: Things are as I know them to be. Lucky Numbers: 9, 12, 48
You are full of ideas this week, and some of them have practical application. Pick and choose which ones to test as you move through your week. Keep a very positive outlook on all relationships. Soul Affirmation: I find comfort in the familiar. Lucky Numbers: 32, 34, 37
Too much information is as confining as too little information for you. Try to find a balance in your conversations with others. Listen and observe, and you’ll learn the thing that you are looking for this week. Soul Affirmation: I enlarge my happiness by forgetting about myself this week. Lucky Numbers: 11, 28, 41
LAWT News Service
TV One today unveiled its lineup of holiday programming, which will include the premiere of two original specials, the network’s first-ever holiday variety show, One Christmas, on Saturday, November 30, 8PM/ET, and Russ Parr’s latest feature film, family drama A Christmas Blessing, on Saturday, December 7, 8PM/ET. Additionally, TV One will air Christmas-themed episodes of the network’s original sitcoms Love That Girl and The Rickey Smiley Show.
“Our Christmas programming lineup is truly robust, catering to a full spectrum of holiday sentiments. Viewers can enjoy timely episodes of our fan-favorite sitcoms, while Russ Parr’s touching new film dissects the themes of love and loss, family and redemption,” said D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. “Balancing these scripted offerings is our One Christmas special featuring an incredible lineup of R&B and gospel artists performing holiday favorites—so there is truly something everyone can enjoy.”
Program descriptions and air dates are as follows:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 8PM/ET:
Co-hosted by husband-and-wife duo, author and film executive DeVon Franklin and actress Meagan Good, this pre-taped, two hour music, dance, spoken word and comedy showcase was filmed at the historic Howard Theater in Washington D.C. Anchored by music performances from Anthony Hamilton, Ron and Ernie Isley, Syleena Johnson, Kem, Ledisi, Lil’ Mo, Chanté Moore, Marvin Sapp, Richard Smallwood, Angie Stone and 3WB (3 Winans Brothers) covering holiday classics, the variety special also features a special dance segment, personal Christmas anecdotes from the performers and additional celebrity guests, and a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. One Christmas is produced by Favor International and Moxy Media. Lamar Chase is producer for TV One and Tia Smith is executive in charge of production for TV One. (An embeddable promo for One Christmas is available here: http://vimeo.com/79735667. Images from the event will be available on November 20 here: www.gettyimages.com).
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 9PM/ET:
Love That Girl – “Happy Hold Up Day”
The whole gang gets taken hostage on Christmas Eve by a down-and-out married couple running from the police after a bank robbery.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 8PM/ET:
A Christmas Blessing
This moving family drama chronicles the parallel hardships of Pamela Cleveland (Lisa Arrindell Anderson), a mother of four whose husband, Charles (David Banner), has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan, and Earl James (Omari Hardwick), a fresh divorcee. While Pamela combats immeasurable grief and a flood of concerns as a new widow, Earl combats anxiety and struggles to maintain custody of and contact with his two sons. Pamela and Earl’s lives are forever transformed when their seemingly separate paths intersect and together, they learn the realities of dating and single-parenthood, the importance of family and the true meaning of Christmas. A Christmas Blessing is produced for TV One by Uptoparr Productions, Inc. and executive produced by Russ Parr. Lamar Chase is producer for TV One and Tia Smith is executive in charge of production for TV One. (An embeddable promo for A Christmas Blessing is available here: http://vimeo.com/79735992).
Friday, December 13, 9PM/ET:
The Rickey Smiley Show – “Captive Christmas”
When Rickey and the family get trapped at the church by a freak snowstorm, they take a moment to reminisce on the holiday harmony generated by their strong family connections.
November 14, 2013
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, with partner David Daniel Otunga, Sr., right, and son Daniel Otunga, Jr, center, at Hudson’s star ceremony where she is honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. Hudson stars in the Fox Searchlight Pictures’ musical film “Black Nativity,” releasing in the US on Nov. 27, 2013.
(Photo by Valerie Goodloe for LAWT)
November 14, 2013
By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
ATLANTA (AP) — Future says he’s ready to marry Ciara because he has reached an age in his life when it’s time to settle down.
“I’m getting older,” said the 29-year-old Future, who proposed to the Grammy-winner last month. “You got one life to live. So I’m living it the way I want to live it.”
Future said he and Ciara still haven’t locked in a date for the wedding. But he said they already have several in mind, and hope the engagement doesn’t last long.
“We threw a few dates out at each other, trying to figure it all out and make sense,” Future said in a recent interview. “We want the date to be special. We're trying to pick little dates out.”
After dating for a year, Future surprised the Ciara with a 15-carat diamond ring. He proposed to Ciara while she was celebrating her 28th birthday in New York last month.
Asked about the rumors of Ciara being pregnant, Future would only say: “Rumors are rumors. The Internet is going to report whatever they have to speculate on.”
Future, who is also a producer, has collaborated with Ciara and Rihanna. He’s currently on tour with Drake and Miguel.
Drake reportedly kicked Future off the tour for negative remarks Future made to Billboard about Drake's recent album, “Nothing Was The Same.” But Future said his words were taken out of context and called the situation a “misunderstanding.”
Future said he and Drake have since resolved their issues and the relationship between the two is “stronger than ever.”
“We pushed it way far behind us,” said Future, who expects his new album, “Honest” to be released in early 2014. “We’re not paying attention to it no more.”
Love gets you back on an even keel, and you feel balance and much appreciation for all of the blessings in your life. Your creativity is soaring; let some of your wilder ideas free and watch them fly Soul Affirmation: Being true to others is the way to be true to myself. Lucky Numbers: 13, 29, 40
Sometimes, a path down the middle is better than taking sides in an issue that may lead to discomposure of your emotional harmony. Your challenge this week is to double-check arrangements or tasks that others say they have done. Be discreet, but if it involves your schedule or needs, do check twice. Soul Affirmation: I enjoy learning new things about myself this week. Lucky Numbers: 22, 38, 42
Your mind is sending bubbles to the top of your consciousness, signaling the imminent arrival of a couple of brilliant ideas. These ideas may even come as you are in your bubble bath or asleep in your comfy bed, so keep a notepad and pen nearby at all times to capture those impressions as they make themselves known to you. Soul Affirmation: I master fear by knowing that all is well. Lucky Numbers: 1, 33, 35
Check the fine print carefully this week. You may find yourself in a number of positions this week to advance your financial state. Be sure you have scrutinized the details before signing on any dotted lines. A partner or relative could seem to be urging you toward one of these opportunities; examine that one with love and common sense. Soul Affirmation: What I need to be is fully present inside of me. Lucky Numbers: 6, 15, 40
Keep your sunny side up and avoid arguments with anyone who seems to give off any negative vibes in your direction. You know in your heart that what you do in the world is much needed. Others know too, they just may have a hard time admitting it this week. Look for love to give you a lift. Soul Affirmation: The winner is me. I smile for the cameras. Lucky Numbers: 31, 32, 54
Your philosophical principles are ready for a larger congregation. Your hard work, patience, and determination to present a positive outlook will be paying off this week. You’ll be blessed with an intuitive flash of all that you have going for you, and the realization will make you very happy. You’ll be encouraging many others with your manner of being in the world. Soul Affirmation: All things work together for good Lucky Numbers: 12, 16, 30
Be cautious about when and where you present your ideas this week. There’s some minor jealousy lurking about, and it wants to rain on your gorgeous parade. Be calm and keep your faith in yourself high. You’ve earned the respect and admiration of many by simply acting with complete faith in the rightness of your actions. Take all criticism, constructive or otherwise, with a grain of salt Soul Affirmation: I change the way I look at business this week. Lucky Numbers: 28, 32, 50
Your charm is unstoppable, and your poise is unflappable, sweeties. Continue to take advantage of all of your gifts this week and be your whole, wonderful self. If you take a high road where shared property is discussed, you may wind up with more than you started with. Exercise some caution when dealing with negative energy, whether from people or just a vague intuition. Soul Affirmation: I get joy from giving good things. Lucky Numbers: 13, 39, 41
You need to stay in a positive zone to make your magic happen. A flirtation on the part of a younger person towards you needs to be gently discouraged. Trust has been placed in you; don’t inadvertently betray it. If in doubt, retire to your home and do some cleaning and catching up by telephone with the folks back home. Soul Affirmation: I flavor my life with good wishes towards everyone this week. Lucky Numbers: 16, 28, 52
A happier mood is in store if you spend some of your emotions on a mate or family member. Your sensitivity to criticism should be kept in check as much as possible this week, because you don’t really want to spend your perfect moments feeling temperamental, do you? Others mean well, they just don’t express themselves perfectly every time. Soul Affirmation: I am a giver of good words this week. Lucky Numbers: 15, 23, 50
A very pleasant week is in store as peace seems to be the dominant current. Your experience will tell you how best to proceed with a close relationship. Right words and actions can restore all to the previous beauty. Soul Affirmation: I concentrate on what is beautiful about my life now. Lucky Numbers: 26, 34, 47
Friends call and you should answer their requests to join them. You’ll have a nice week out if you go, with lots of camaraderie and good fellowship. You’ll be creating energy for a very inspiring environment. Soul Affirmation: I am inspired by my own words this week. Lucky Numbers: 5, 18, 21
Page 3 of 48