Starvoice • 09.09.11

By Jack Fertig

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY

Jennifer Hudson turns 30 on Monday.
The Oscar winner has made headlines in the recent past mostly on her weight loss. She talks to Self magazine this month about losing over 80 pounds. This year, she returns to the big screen in Winnie, portraying Nelson Mandela’s wife, and in 2012’s The Three Stooges.

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THIS WEEK

Venus coming home to Libra normally helps us to be more gracious, social and polite. Opposing Uranus on the way in whips up some crazy ideas of what that might mean. Compassion and imagining yourself in the other’s position is usually the best way to start out.

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VIRGO Aug 23-Sep 22
You find amazing deals at estate sales, perhaps even your true love. If you already have one, bring him or her along and you find some treasure that will become an emblematic keepsake.

LIBRA Sep 23-Oct 22
You’re looking especially gorgeous. The attention you get will surprise you. Of course you’re not just a pretty face; a new contact could prove very helpful as a colleague.

SCORPIO Oct 23-Nov 21
Hiding out from the social whirl may give you peace, but doesn’t do much for your anxieties. Hum the first tune that comes to mind. That song will offer insights to face your worries.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22-Dec 20
Party it up but don’t go overboard. Seek out new, interesting, unusual people at these events. Their perspectives can trigger new insights into your own roots.

CAPRICORN Dec 21-Jan 19
Career opportunities are looking good, but are you prepared? Know your strengths and the difference between reaching and overreaching. Work causes you to neglect issues at home.

AQUARIUS Jan 20-Feb 18
Think a little harder before opening your mouth. Does it really need to be said? Your words carry more weight than you realize. Treat them like currency and don’t waste them.

PISCES Feb 19-Mar 19
Opportunities abound as Venus is flashing her goodies in your house of illicit pleasures. She offers a deeper challenge to re-
examine your priorities and values.

ARIES Mar 20-Apr 19
You’re suddenly looking marriageable no matter what local laws allow. Let someone special see your inner wounds. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable shows confidence in both of you.

TAURUS Apr 20-May 20
A friend in need is a pain in the ass. You have your own problems. Even so, helping out your pal can not only get you out of your own problems for a bit, but help point you to a solution.

GEMINI May 21-Jun 20
Your idea of social outreach is a little outré. One on one is fine for scaring off people you don’t want to deal with, but if you’re working with a group, behave accordingly.

CANCER Jun 21-Jul 22
New recipes go better than you’d hoped for. Even if things screw up, you get points for trying. At work keep your boss up on any experiments, just in case.

LEO Jul 23-Aug 22
Advice is not necessarily appreciated, as you could find out the hard way. An earnest, soul-searching talk about sex can be more satisfying than actually doing it. Not that one rules out the other.

Jack Fertig can be reached at 415-864-8302 or Starjack.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 9, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

Does Teacher Charles Nelson Glover Deserve To Have His Life Ruined For ‘Touching’ A Cop In a Park?

Charles Nelson Glover, a 45-year-old Michigan high school teacher, won't be pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct after being arrested for allegedly fondling an undercover police officer during a public park sex sting. Good for him?

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Sen. Ben Nelson Reaffirms Support for DADT Repeal

The following post comes from HRC Field Organizer Rachel Gehringer-Wiar:

The repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” made its way into U.S. Senator Ben Nelson’s speech at the Nebraska Democratic Party Convention last weekend:

Now, let’s get onto one issue that has divided people for too long—the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I don’t believe that most Nebraskans want to continue a policy that not only encourages, but requires people to be deceptive and to lie in the military that prides itself on honesty and integrity, and not always to have to look the other way to keep people in the military.

Omaha veteran Matt Klang congratulates Sen. Nelson on his vote for repeal

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Nelson voted to include repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, which is still pending in the full Senate.

You can read the senator’s full speech here.

With a Senate vote on repeal expected this fall, we continue working to make sure Nebraska’s other U.S. senator — Mike Johanns — knows that Nebraskans support repeal. If you are in the Omaha/Lincoln area and looking for opportunities to get involved, please contact me at rgw91@cox.net.

And no matter where you live, you can take action to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year by visiting http://countdown2010.hrc.org.

Every action makes a difference!


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Hot Lips Charlize

Charlize Theron: Kissing for a Cause

Charlize Theron: Kissing for a Cause

SheWired.Com has reported that at an Oct. 22 charity event in San Francisco, when bidding for a trip to South Africa to meet Nelson Mandela stalled out at $37,000, South African native — and award-winning actress — Charlize Theron offered to throw in a “makeout session” with the winning bidder, an offer that managed to get the bid up to $140,000.

SheWired says Theron “took one for the team” when the winning bidder turned out to be a woman, and engaged in a girl-on-girl kiss that lasted “more than 20 seconds.”

My first thought when I saw this was, “Kudos to Ms. Theron” — not for being willing to kiss a girl; I mean, I consider getting to kiss a girl a real privilege, not a chore — but for being willing to kiss a stranger for charity. I wouldn’t do it.

My second thought was, how sad that people are more willing to pay big money to kiss Charlize Theron than to meet Nelson Mandela.

And, I admit, my third thought was to be jealous of the winning bidder, not just because she got to kiss Charlize Theron but because she had the $140,000 to spend that it took to get that kiss!

The event, by the way, was raising money for OneXOne, which delivers food and water to children around the globe.

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