August 29, 2013

 

ARIES

If you seem spaced out this week don’t worry about it. Fill your mind with a vision of love for the entire planet. Use your gifts to assist others in seeing the world as you do, in glorious color. Check the details on paperwork that you have to do, dreamer. Soul Affirmation: Emptiness inside creates the space that I can fill with love. Lucky Numbers: 17, 21, 29

 

TAURUS

 Heavy vibrations could cause you to slow down and think a lot. That’s good, because slowing down is just what you need. Remember to think of the positive. Reject the negative and you’ll have a wonderful week. Soul Affirmation: The slowness of my week gives me time to refresh my energy. Lucky Numbers: 8, 29, 30

 

GEMINI

 Give your busy brain a rest and work your body this week. It’s a great week for physical activity that can loosen up muscles and relieve tensions. Also think about your weight problem if you have one. You’ll receive some practical advice from a distant relative. Soul Affirmation: I let my mind go slack and tighten up my body Lucky Numbers: 23, 29, 40

 

CANCER

Family responsibilities may feel like a chore this week. If you relinquish control of the situation, a natural order will occur, and things will organize themselves. You can let people be who they are. That makes it easier for you to be who you are. Soul Affirmation: I let go and let the spirit run my life this week Lucky Numbers: 41, 54, 55

 

LEO

 Be on the look out for love from a distance source, not just romantic love but the warm glow that comes from someone who cares deeply for you. Think hard about who your lover is. Make a few phone calls. The instant you hear the voice you’ll know –this is the one. Soul Affirmation: Truth is revealed in the smallest grain of sand. Lucky Numbers: 18, 29, 27

 

VIRGO

 Work calls and you’re not completely happy with current divisions of labor. Do your part as a member of the team and you’ll be glad that you did. Others will notice that you are a committed team player. Look for financial rewards from your hard work. Soul Affirmation: Joy is my houseguest this week. Lucky Numbers: 42, 44, 45

 

LIBRA

Business looks good this week as you discover a new way of increasing exposure to your product. Let hope and optimism lead you into new beginnings and fresh starts. All vibes are good, go! Take a good friend with you for help and company on your journey into newness. Soul Affirmation: Make-believe is real while I believe it. Lucky Numbers: 12, 36, 49

 

SCORPIO

 This will be one of those weeks that seem like one you’ve lived before. Good! Make some changes in the way you see things and you’ll make the old new, the routine will become exciting. Communications skill should be excellent. Have some good long talks with relative.  Soul Affirmation: I find happiness by making those around me happy. Lucky Numbers: 26, 34, 52

 

SAGITTARIUS

Travel has been on your mind for some time. Buy the tickets. Fuel the car. New surroundings will bring fresh ways of looking at things, which is exactly what you need. A trip that involves creative expression is called for. Soul Affirmation: I give myself a chance to see how good I can be. Lucky Numbers: 24, 51, 52

 

CAPRICORN

Keep a low voice. Let your presence supply the power, not your words or deeds. Great reward can come from travel with a friend or sweetheart. Remember something that a co-worker has been saying. There is a blessing in it. Soul Affirmation: I let go of all resentment and love my life. Lucky Numbers: 18, 32, 55

 

AQUARIUS

Rev up your engines. This is a fine week for making progress with projects that you’ve got in the works. Your energy is high and your mind is clear. Use every advantage this week to finish up your works. Soul Affirmation: When I feel good about myself, the world feels good to me. Lucky Numbers: 6, 15, 22

 

PISCES

 A spirit of competition may be troubling you. Let it go. Celebrate differences and get on with the work of creating new hope in the world! Your tendency to speak without considering the full impact on others should be checked this week. Soul Affirmation: I seek the lighthearted flavor of love this week. Lucky Numbers: 3, 18, 19

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August 29, 2013

By Breeanna Hare

Wire Service

 

Kanye West has been called many things, but these days the best description — according to him — is family man.

The 36-year-old rapper appeared on Kris Jenner”s daytime talk show “Kris” on Friday to discuss his relationship with Jenner’s daughter, Kim Kardashian, and their new addition, North.

But if Kanye was smart, he’d hire Jenner as part of his PR team. The reality TV momager, who has extended her family’s brand from E! to Fox with this test run of her talk show, reiterated several times that the stone-faced and difficult Kanye portrayed in the media is not the man she’s come to know. (Kanye, after all, is now living in her home.)

“I’m so excited that I’ve gotten to know you like I have,” Jenner said. “There are a lot of things that people don’t know about you that are so interesting to me that I want other people to hear.”

Kanye spoke about the effect of the birth on his outlook.

“To me it’s such a blessing, and I feel like it’s going to give me the stability that I need to really create and really do God’s work in the way I should,” Kanye, wearing a “what would Jesus do” bracelet, told Jenner.

“Someone to be accountable, someone to be responsible for. After I lost my mother there were times I felt like I would put my life at risk, I felt like sometimes I didn’t have something to live for. Now I have two really special people to live for, a whole family to live for. I want people, when they remember me and my family, their thought association to be someone who helped, someone who brought joy.”

He did bring plenty of joy to Jenner’s show, as she beamed while displaying North’s photo for the audience. North, who was born June 15, has her mother’s eyes and father’s cheeks, according to Jenner.

“The thing I think about as a dad is just protection. That’s my only goal, to Kanye said his goal is “to protect my daughter. That’s my instinct.”

“To give my daughter as many opportunities to just be a child. Of course, a big thing that plagues us is this idea of the paparazzi chasing a 5-year-old around and screaming at them. ... You have enough things to deal with and to learn being a new parent and you add that on top of it, and it becomes really intense.”

According to Jenner, Kanye’s been into his girlfriend for a long, long time, and would even use Photoshop to draw himself into the yearly Kardashian-Jenner Christmas card. (Seriously — Jenner showed proof.)

Although he couldn’t quite remember the first time he met Kardashian, 32, Kanye did know it was love at first sight.

“I’m trying to remember if the first time we met was her being in the studio when she was Brandy’s assistant, and I think she brought us in, like, something to drink,” he said. “Or it might’ve been when I was doing Brandy’s video and I remember asking my manager, ‘Who is that girl right there?’ ... I was in love with her before I even got to talk to her.”

Kim, he said, was always someone he dreamed about being with, but more importantly, he feels that they’re “equally yoked.”

“Being in the limelight, you have to have a match, or someone that’s equally yoked,” he told Jenner. “It’s difficult, because there’s people that you would date who would try to date you to maybe be more famous, or people who would want you to be less famous than you were, and just not accept who you are in life. And when I would be on the phone with her, even at my lowest moments, she’d give me energy and remind me of who I was. And I needed that support at all times.”

Kanye knows that there are those who think he and the Kardashian family wouldn’t have much in common. But he’s trying to grow both spiritually — “I’m a Christian,” he said, “That’s what’s important to me, that I grow and walk and raise my family with Christian values.”

“People feel that me and my girlfriend’s mother are of different brands in a way,” he said. “But it’s not about any of us being at odds, it's about us helping each other and improving each other. I might be one of the only guys in the world that knows how to pick out a pair of shoes for a girl, but I have improvements that I need to make as a human being ... the way that I talk to people, being too sharp with people, or being too edgy. As a creative guy, sometimes it’s hard for me to small talk. ... And that’s something that (the Kardashian) family and Kim are teaching me, helping me to be a better person.”

Given the negative press he’s had — from that infamous mic-jacking at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to more recent run-ins with the paparazzi — does he have any regrets? Not exactly.

While there are things he wishes he could change, he also believes that “everything happened for a reason, and I’ve grown from it,” he said. “I feel that I’m very, very, very blessed, and with that comes great responsibility. With the way my parents raised me and the information that they gave me and this feeling that I have that I want to help, I think anything that could be considered a mistake will help me to make better decisions in the future.”

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August 22, 2013

(AP) — Sony says it will launch its latest video game console, the PlayStation 4, on Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada.

Sony Corp. said Tuesday that the gaming system will launch in Australia and European countries including Austria, Germany, Sweden and the U.K. on Nov. 29. The PS4 will also go on sale that day in 10 Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

The PS4 will cost $399. Microsoft Corp.'s rival Xbox One will cost $499. Microsoft has not announced an exact launch date.

The two consoles will be the first major gaming systems since Nintendo's Wii U went on sale last November.

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August 29, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gigantic new Disney studio planned for oak-studded ranchland north of Los Angeles has won the approval of Los Angeles County — a milestone in the effort to build the half-million square feet of new production space in a state hard hit by runaway production.

County supervisors signed off on Tuesday on the Golden Oak Ranch project in the Santa Clarita Valley, although it still needs state and federal approval, the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/147bZM0 ).

Disney/ABC Studios has spent the past four years attempting to build a high-tech production center in the area that Walt Disney selected decades ago to be the backdrop for his movies and television shows.

Rural and a short drive from major studios, the site has been depicted as a jungle, the Old West and other locations in productions such as "Old Yeller," ''Beverly Hills 90210" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

Golden Ranch would be one of the largest studio developments in more than a decade, with six pairs of soundstages along with shops, prop and costume storage areas, offices, writers' bungalows and a commissary.

Disney estimates the project would create $533 million a year in economic activity — a healthy jolt as California fights runaway production that has cost it more than 36,000 jobs since 1997, according to a 2010 Milken Institute Report.

"Many of the film production companies are now going out of state," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said before the 4-0 vote. "This is an opportunity to increase film production in Los Angeles County."

A handful of environmentalists testified against the project, voicing concerns about pollution, loss of wildlife habitat and the need to cut down 158 oak trees. However, more than 100 supporters were on hand, including nearby residents and business and political leaders.

Disney said the 58-acre development will cover less than 7 percent of the 890-acre Golden Oak Ranch property. Disney plans to retain most of the natural settings.

Despite runaway production, local demand for studio space remains high. TV shows, commercials and new media productions financed by companies such as Netflix and Amazon have helped keep the average occupancy rate for Los Angeles County soundstages at 70 percent to 90 percent, said Carl Muhlstein, managing director for Jones Lang LaSalle, a global real estate service provider.

ABC, which produces 14 to 18 TV shows at any given time in the Los Angeles area, has outgrown the space at its studio in nearby Burbank and rents other soundstages to accommodate the work.

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August 22, 2013 

 

ARIES

 

Relax the grip you have on your attitudes this week, and just go with the flow. Ease up in full knowledge that goodness is being perfectly fulfilled. Let go of any feelings of insecurity or loss and bless the perfect moment. Soul Affirmation: I quiet all confusion Lucky Numbers: 1, 5, 24

 

 

 

TAURUS

 

Exhilaration is high and your mental abilities are amazing. Use your intuition to brainstorm your way to a highly creative idea that could change the way you make your living. Soul Affirmation: I give thanks for the chance to give. Lucky Numbers: 23, 46, 49

 

 

 

GEMINI

 

What you say and what you do are in harmony this week. The importance of your idea(s) comes through very clearly to others. They can see that you walk what you talk. Communicate your ideas through your values. Soul Affirmation: I give thanks for the goodness in people. Lucky Numbers: 6, 11, 18

 

 

 

CANCER

 

You are the best person that you can be. Evaluate your strengths and celebrate them this week. So often when self-evaluating we concentrate on weaknesses well this week weaknesses don’t count. You are wonderful and you are becoming better everyday. Nobody is perfect and if we all were our journey would be boring at best. Soul Affirmation: I am patient with all that comes my way this week. Lucky Numbers: 9, 13, 45

 

 

 

LEO

 

Lots of communicating going on early in the week.  You may even hear from someone you haven’t seen in ages.  The long-distance will certainly make your heart grow fonder. You’ll want to catch up with someone you haven’t heard from, and will probably seek this person out via  email. There’s a general feeling of catching up, from correspondence to current fashion. Soul Affirmation: Anticipation of a beautiful night will light up my week. Lucky Numbers: 31, 46, 55

 

 

 

VIRGO

 

Confusion exists over some question, and every time you think you’ve got the answer, circumstances will change and new information will come to your attention. Don’t worry, things are going to clear up and work out. Take it easy. Worry will create the exact problem that you’re worrying about how to avoid. Soul Affirmation: I remain conscious of other people’s feelings all week long. Lucky Numbers: 42, 45, 46

 

 

 

LIBRA

 

Cool jazz! Fly dark glasses! Give yourself a chance to show off. It’s good. Let others know how much you like yourself, and how many ways you can present yourself. All the ways are real. Start fixing the fantasy in your mind and make preparations so you can make the fantasy true just by stepping into it. Soul Affirmation: Seeing my past clearly this week gives me a clear vision of my future. Lucky Numbers: 10, 20, 45

 

 

 

SCORPIO

 

Surprises are in order this week. Keep yourself open and alert for the unexpected. Put yourself in the presence of people whose spirits are akin to yours. The surprise is likely to be a spiritual one, an awakening, a realization. Soul Affirmation: I stay calm when all about me is in an uproar. Lucky Numbers: 14, 19, 20

 

 

 

SAGITTARIUS

 

You need to be with someone this week who does not place too many demands on you, and who is creative, intelligent, a good conversationalist, and highly spiritual. Perhaps you should be out looking for that person now with eyes wide open! You know what you need. Soul Affirmation: My mood is enhanced by the company I keep. Lucky Numbers: 8, 23, 26

 

 

 

CAPRICORN

 

Work calls and you’re not completely happy with current divisions of labor. Do more than your part as a member of the team and you’ll be glad that you did. Your reward will come from someone who also did more than their part. Soul Affirmation: Generosity of spirit brings generosity to me. Lucky Numbers: 4, 19, 20

 

 

 

AQUARIUS

 

Business looks good this week as you discover a new way of increasing exposure to your product. Even if the product is you. Let hope and optimism lead you into new beginnings and fresh starts. All vibes are good, Go! Soul Affirmation: When I feel good about myself, the world feels good to me. Lucky Numbers: 6, 15, 22

 

 

 

PISCES

 

Everybody should be in a good mood this week, and you’ll want to join friends or family in sharing food and feelings. You may be asked to change your opinion about something you believe in. Make the change. It will enhance your spiritual growth. Soul Affirmation: Clinging to the old will inhibit my growth this week. Lucky Numbers: 9, 23, 37

 

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