June 13, 2013

 

ARIES
Everybody’s in a good mood this week, and you’ll want to join friends or family in sharing good food and feelings. You may be asked to grow, or move. Think seriously about it, because it could enhance your spiritual growth. Soul Affirmation: In order for money to come I must think about money as my friend.
Lucky Numbers: 45, 47, 51

 

TAURUS
At work, some matters have been on hold but now you will get the green light. Continue to work as diligently as you have been in the pass to ensure success. Have faith that your plans are on target. Soul Affirmation: Anticipation of a beautiful immediate future lights up my week.
Lucky Numbers: 14, 53, 54

 

GEMINI
Quit rushing around. You frequently help others so why are you troubling over asking for the help you need this week? Ask and when you receive say Thank You! You are blessed with many supportive friends. Soul Affirmation: I smile and trust in the powers beyond myself.
Lucky Numbers: 3, 20, 44

 

CANCER
Keep all your ducks in a row this week. No mixing work with fun or business with pleasure. Save your affection for the home front and stay focused on the work in front of you on the job. Things are working out perfectly. Soul Affirmation:This week I find joy in the gifts that life has already given me.
Lucky Numbers: 1, 8, 14

 

LEO
Why not take each perfect moment as it comes? You are struggling to find a solution that time can and will provide. Perform your tasks cheerfully this week and let the future take care of itself. Soul Affirmation: Worry will only create more worry. I stop all worry.
Lucky Numbers: 32, 50, 51

 

VIRGO
Your anxiety about an important issue can now be seen as needless. You don’t have to worry! Have faith that things are working out perfectly and they will! Soul Affirmation: I am uplifted by the presence of friends.
Lucky Numbers: 2, 17, 22

 

LIBRA
You can be discreet and cut down on some of the envious comments you are attracting. Or you can continue to flaunt it since you’ve got it. Your choice this week! Watch for a pleasant change in a romantic partner’s attitude. Soul Affirmation: The winner is me. I smile for the cameras.
Lucky Numbers: 23, 39, 43

 

SCORPIO
Center yourself at every opportunity during this busy week and keep your quest for emotional and spiritual balance in the forefront. Make an effort to take your time; that way you’ll recognize opportunity from impulse-control problems immediately. Soul Affirmation: My spirit gives me limitless possibilities.
Lucky Numbers: 10, 20, 31

 

SAGITTARIUS
Lucky! Your natural ability to shine is magnified this week. You’ll be garnering positive attention on a project you recently completed. Bask in the glow of public admiration! Soul Affirmation: This week I forgive myself for everything that has happened.
Lucky Numbers: 11, 13, 29

 

CAPRICORN
A celebration is in store and you are the guest of honor! You’ve achieved something wonderful and you need to take some time to enjoy it. Let yourself enjoy the applause then move onward and upward. Soul Affirmation: I entertain wild ideas about making money this week.
Lucky Numbers: 19, 24, 36

 

AQUARIUS
Let someone else make a few decisions this week. Take a backseat and enjoy the respite from doing all the driving. You’ll enjoy the ride more this week if you just admire the view as it goes by. Soul Affirmation: I enjoy living in my dream.
Lucky Numbers: 19, 43, 50

 

PISCES
Sometimes you imagine that everyone needs to hear your sensible opinions on all matters of significance. And other weeks you know that you are wise and generous enough to listen to others as they share their good ideas. This week is a week for listening. You’ll learn much. Soul Affirmation: I listen with an open heart.
Lucky Numbers: 15, 21, 27

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June 13, 2013

(AP) — Paramedics were dispatched to Paris Jackson's home on a report that the 15-year-old had taken 20 Motrin pills and cut herself with a kitchen knife, audio of an emergency dispatch released Tuesday shows.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department released audio of a call describing the need for paramedics between one of its dispatchers and a sheriff's department dispatcher who was relaying information from the home.

Paris is the only daughter of pop superstar Michael Jackson and was hospitalized after the June 5 incident.

The teen was described as conscious and breathing during the call, but no other details about her condition or what led to the injuries were given on the call, which lasted approximately a minute.

Perry Sanders Jr., a lawyer for her grandmother and guardian, has said Paris is physically fine and receiving appropriate medical treatment. He did not return a phone message seeking comment Tuesday.

Paris and her brothers, Prince and Blanket, are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by their grandmother against concert giant AEG Live LLC. The negligent hiring suit alleges AEG and its top executives failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of administering a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol to Michael Jackson in 2009, and that AEG Live missed warning signs about the entertainer's failing health.

The trial is in its seventh week, with AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips on the witness stand.

Prince and Paris are listed as potential witnesses, although Sanders said last week there was no indication that stress from the trial had led to the teenager's hospitalization.

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, returned to court Tuesday, her first day back since her granddaughter's medical emergency. She attended only the morning session and was not present for afternoon testimony, which occurred after the dispatch call's release.

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June 13, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say platinum-selling rapper 2 Chainz was robbed in San Francisco just hours before he was scheduled to perform at a concert.

Sgt. Dennis Toomer says the hip-hop star, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was walking with five members of his entourage near downtown on Sunday afternoon. They were approached by three men, one of them holding a handgun.

Toomer says one shot was fired as the rapper had his cellphone and wallet with credit cards and cash inside stolen.

Police say the suspected shooter apparently got away in a gray sedan.

The Atlanta-based rapper was in the Bay Area to perform at KMEL-FM's annual Summer Jam concert Sunday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

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June 13, 2013

By MESFIN FEKADU

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West says his new album is all about giving.

The multiplatinum rapper held a listening for “Yeezus” late Monday in New York City, where Jay-Z and wife Beyonce were among the few hundred attendees.

West said his sixth effort will showcase his growth over the last two years and that he “had to learn about giving ... this whole process is all about giving.”

“I feel like I know who I am,” said West, who turned 36 on Saturday.

“Yeezus” is out June 18. It has a dark, moody vibe that expands beyond his last two solo efforts, 2010’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and 2008’s “808s & Heartbreak.” It’s also a departure from his first three albums, which featured a plethora of radio hits.

West held the listening in the loading dock of Milk Studios in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The room was dark as lights burst onto the walls to display colorful visuals that assisted the 10 songs the rapper played.

Busta Rhymes also attended the listening. West’s new album features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and rapper Chief Keef.

West and girlfriend Kim Kar­dashian are expecting their first child.

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June 06, 2013

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY

Associated Press

 

The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, an attorney for Jackson’s mother said.

Perry Sanders Jr. wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy.

“Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are,” he wrote. “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”

Sanders declined further comment on Paris' condition or the circumstances that led to her hospitalization.

Fire and sheriff’s officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris’ suburban Calabasas neighborhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details.

Paris frequently posts messages about her life on Twitter, where she has more than a million followers.

One of her most recent posts was from the Beatles’ song “Yester­day”: “yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay.” Another post included the question, “I wonder why tears are salty?”

A 20-minute video of the teen applying makeup was posted to YouTube last week. Paris says on Twitter she doesn’t know how the video, in which she repeatedly asserts, “I am so weird,” ended up on the site.

“I hope you guys liked it tho and didn’t think i’m too crazy,” she wrote. “i get weird when i’m not around people lol.”

Katherine Jackson shares guard­ian­ship of her son’s three children — Paris and her brothers Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11 — with the singer's nephew, TJ Jackson.

Messages left for TJ Jackson’s attorney were not immediately returned.

“We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy,” said a statement from Eric George, an attorney for Debbie Rowe, Paris’ biological mother.

Paris’ uncles Tito, Marlon and Jackie echoed that sentiment in their statement Wednesday: “Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris — she is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family’s privacy at this time.”

Michael Jackson kept his children out of the spotlight during his lifetime. After his death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in June 2009, the children took on a more public life, beginning with their father’s memorial service, which included Paris’ tearful goodbye to her father. She has expressed interest in starting a singing career, has plans to star in a movie, and has been featured in different magazines. Her older brother Prince was a guest correspondent earlier this year for “Entertainment Tonight.”

In recent months, Paris has reconnected with her mother, with whom she has had little contact for most of her life.

The children are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by their grandmother against concert giant AEG Live LLC, who she claims is responsible for her son’s death. Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit claims AEG failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing the singer’s death, and pushed the superstar to rehearse and perform a planned series of 50 comeback shows titled “This Is It.”

Paris and Prince are listed as potential witnesses in the case, which is in its sixth week of trial.

Katherine Jackson's trial attorney, Brian Panish, declined comment Wednesday morning on Paris Jackson's condition. Her hospitalization came hours after AEG Live’s CEO Randy Phillips told a jury that he believed the lawsuit was a shakedown and extortion attempt and that the company should not be held responsible for Michael Jackson’s death.

Sanders said outside court Wednesday there is “no basis that there is anything related to potential testimony for anything that was going on in her (Paris’) life.”

“Paris is a good strong person, but she’s a sensitive person,” Sanders said. “It’s no secret how incredibly close Paris was with her father.”

He said Katherine Jackson is “naturally concerned” about her granddaughter.

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