Up & Coming Weekly

July 03, 2018

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JULY 4-10, 2018 UCW 23 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Wait, what? Visitors to Merlion Park in Singapore on June 8 were startled to see Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump enjoying a casual walkabout, hand-in-hand. On closer inspection, however, they would have seen the two men were Howard X, a Kim impersonator, and Dennis Alan, a Trump impersonator, who traveled to Singapore in advance of the June 12 summit meeting between the two real leaders. Janette Warokka of Indonesia was fooled: "It's so shocking for me. I don't know why those two famous guys come here," she told the Associated Press. Airport officials were less amused when Kim's doppelganger, whose real name is Lee Howard Ho Wun, arrived at Changi Airport. Wun said police officers searched his bags and detained him for two hours before releasing him with stern warnings to stay away from the summit. Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said Wun was interviewed for about 45 minutes. [AP via ABC News, 6/8/2018] The litigious society If you've ordered a Quarter Pounder recently and specified "no cheese," you may be interested in a $5 million class-action lawsuit brought against McDonald's on May 8 by Cynthia Kiss- ner of Broward County, Florida, and Leonard Werner of Miami-Dade. Ac- cording to the Miami Herald, the two are angry that they've been paying for cheese even though they ordered their sandwiches without it. e lawsuit con- tends "customers ... continue to be over- charged for these products, by being forced to pay for two slices of cheese, which they do not want, order or re- ceive." Also, Kissner and Werner "have suffered injury as a result of their pur- chases because they were overcharged" and "McDonald's is being unjustly enriched by these practices." While at- torney Andrew Lavin admits the mobile app ordering option does offer a Quar- ter Pounder without cheese, he notes in-store customers have no such choice. [Miami Herald, 5/24/2018] Ewwwwwww! In Beihai, South China, an un- named 51-year-old man had been experiencing nonstop nosebleeds for 10 days when his wife told him she saw something "peek" out of his nose. In June, Metro News reported, the man went to Beihai People's Hospital, where Dr. Liu Xiongguang removed a slithery, several-inches-long leech from his nostril as a nurse filmed the procedure. e doctor said the leech might have entered the patient's nose as he swam in a river. [Metro News, 6/8/2018] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your head is in the stars and your feet are on the ground, but this outlook is working for you. Just do not live in fantasy land too long. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, just when you thought a relationship had gone as far as it could go, things start to change this week. Plenty of excitement is com- ing your way. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You might get word of something exciting or new coming your way, Gemini. A chance to socialize with others or even a job opportunity may be on the horizon. Keep an eye out. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 is is a week for having fun and letting loose, Cancer. ese may be things you haven't done in some time and you can certainly use a break from the norm. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You may be reticent to go back to work, especially if you are coming off of an extended vacation, Leo. But putting off the inevitable will only make the transition tougher. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, there may be some buzz surrounding your social life this week if you are game for taking chances. It may be time to pursue a burgeoning friendship. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Are you ready for a well-calculated risk, Libra? If so, then a startup venture, sizable invest- ment or converting a hobby into a career could be the way to go. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You can't lie to yourself, Scorpio, so own up to anything that needs improving. Take some time for some serious self-reflection and devise a plan to fix things. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Love and support are all around you this week, Sagittarius. is support couldn't come soon enough. Some extra support will help you overcome an obstacle. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, there is strength in numbers. If you can rally together a team, you can accomplish much of your to-do list for the week in half of the time. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 oughts about how you can work less but earn more may have been swirling through your mind, Aquarius. Write down your plan and determine how to make it happen. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Truth may be stranger than fiction this week, Pisces. Before you believe that something is false, gather all the facts. by Rick Gables e CW will premiere "e Outpost" on Tuesday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. e series follows Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of a race called "Black- bloods." Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenar- ies, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious, supernatu- ral power that she must learn to control to save herself, so she can defend the world against a fanatical religious dicta- tor. "e Outpost" also stars Jake Stor- moen, Imogen Waterhouse, Andrew Howard, Anand Desai-Barochia and Robyn Malcolm. e suspense-horror series "Out- cast returns" for its 10-episode second season Friday, July 20, at 10 p.m. ET/ PT exclusively on Cinemax. Continu- ing to probe the mystery of what lies behind the town of Rome's supernatural manifestations, and why they are drawn to Kyle, the show explores how people cope with extreme circumstances while protecting the ones they love. Based on the Skybound/Image comic, "Outcast" revolves around Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of Reverend Ander- son (Philip Glenister), Kyle tries to pro- tect those he holds most dear, now that the otherworldly threats prove greater in scope and number than anticipated. His struggle will grow into a fight for all of his hometown, as he discovers the haunting secrets of his own past. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "American Ninja Warrior" for once again crushing the competi- tion. Even up against the NBA finals, the ripped jocks parade we're straight- up addicted to scored major ratings and certifies hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila as our boys of summer. Jeers to "Miss America" for missing the point. Rather than dropping the swimsuit portion and swapping "pag- eant" for "competition," why not just retire the entire broadcast? is archa- ic idea of pitting smart, accomplished young women against each other – its time is up.

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