Up & Coming Weekly

June 18, 2019

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JUNE 19-25, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication It's come to this The Pokemon Co. has made Japa- nese brides' dreams come true with its announcement that it is collaborating with a wedding planner to offer sanc- tioned ceremonies with its characters in attendance, dressed as a bride and groom. Yes, Pikachu will stand up with you and your betrothed (as long as you go to Japan to tie the knot), and the icing on the cake is Pokemon- themed food items and a Pikachu cake topper. Finally, United Press Inter- national reports, for your scrapbook, you'll have a marriage certificate deco- rated with Pokemon imagery — surely an item you'll want to preserve in a licensed Pokemon photo frame. [UPI, 5/30/2019] Fashion statement Beachgoers looking to make a state- ment this summer will want to check out the Jeado, a Speedo-style swimsuit brief for men that looks like it's cut from a pair of jeans, but is really made of polyester and Spandex, for comfort and quick drying. The retailer describes the faux-denim look: "It is like eating a bag of chips in church. Everyone looks over at you with disgust, but deep down they want some too." United Press Interna- tional reports that Jeados sell for $39.99 through shinesty.com. [UPI, 5/30/2019] Stay with me here Around 1:40 a.m. on May 9, as an un- named Cocoa, Florida, homeowner slept in her garage, a black Cadillac crashed into the structure, missing her by only inches, according to the 911 call. The Cadillac was stolen, it turns out, and was fleeing an Orange County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle — which was also stolen and being driven by someone imper- sonating a police officer. After the crash, WFTV reported, the imposter patrolman continued trying to pull over vehicles before speeding away. The patrol SUV was later abandoned behind a shopping plaza in Cocoa. [WFTV, 5/9/2019] Star treatment Gwen Lynch, the lone 2019 graduate of the eighth grade at Cuttyhunk El- ementary School on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, will receive the acco- lades and advice of a celebrity gradu- ation speaker, actress and comedian Jenny Slate, on June 17. The island, which has a year-round population of only about a dozen people, is familiar to Slate, whose parents live nearby, re- ported the Cape Cod Times. Gwen has also been working on her own speech. Graduation festivities will include a potluck dinner, and organizers expect a "packed house." "Most of the town will be there," predicted Michael As- true, who secured Slate for the address. [Cape Cod Times, 6/3/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Pull out all the emotional stops this week, Aries. ings seemingly tug at your heart- strings more so than in the past, and it's okay to have a few tears develop during a sad movie. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, kick communication up a notch if you want to get things done. Write things out if you need a cheat sheet, then pull together all of the key players. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Money is a priority this week, and you have to put your focus on finances, Gemini. Have you reconciled your checking account lately? See where you are spending and saving. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Don't overthink things too much, Cancer. Tr y to go with the flow as much as possible. Situations with coworkers could take an unexpected turn. Be on the lookout. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You are in need of a break this week, Leo. However, there are many demands on your time and focus. Devote this weekend to self- care and R&R. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 e first half of the week lights up your friendships and long-term aspirations, Virgo. Tr y putting the two together so you can have more balance in your life. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, career stars are shining brightly for you and all eyes are on you. Use this op- portunity to really showcase your talents. People with power may be watching. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, inspiration is in big supply this week, but be sure to watch out for those who might tr y to dissuade you. Keep plans on the down low if you have a great idea. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you might get a little off course in the next few days. But all it will take is a little correction to have your plans and goals line up once again. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Relationships take center stage this week, Capricorn. You are getting pulled in many different directions, but you may love being busy and the energ y that requires. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Work and health take the helm this week, Aquarius. Are you running yourself ragged or not feeling 100 percent? It might be time to really focus on schedule adjustments. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Good old fashioned fun is on the horizon, Pisces. Use the warm weather as an op- portunity to go to a drive-in movie or attend a local carnival. Question: Any chance Netflix will pick up "e Kids Are Alright"? — Lorraine Matt Roush: I wish. is question arises frequently, after almost any series is canceled anymore since Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video have all stepped in to keep canceled shows alive in recent years. But it rarely happens with shows that only have a single season's inven- tory, so "Kids" seems a long shot. Still, "Kids" has one of the more vocal fan bases currently with social media cam- paigns and petitions underway to rally support. So if miracles are possible, let one happen for "Kids." Question: Will there ever be a "Knots Landing" reboot? — Edward Matt Matt Roush: It's one thing to remake and further dumb down guilty plea- sures like "Dynasty" or even "Melrose Place" — for the record, "Dallas" exists on its own plane and couldn't sustain its so-so reboot after the death of Larry Hagman. But for me, "Knots Landing" remains the gold standard of 1980s- era prime-time soaps, in terms of quality and writing and performance, elevating the form into a form of es- capist nirvana. It never really achieved the iconic status of "Dallas" and "Dy- nasty," and I was OK with that. I would hate for a new version to sully "Knots'" reputation the way the new "Dynasty" would if it weren't flying so below most people's radar. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to ABC's salute to King Lear. e live event reviving "All in the Family" and "e Jeffersons" not only gave Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei and so many more the chance to play some of sitcoms' greatest characters, it also clued younger viewers in to the fact that the shows' cocreator, Norman Lear, developed edgy, topical content way before cable or streaming. Jeers to "e Bachelorette's" slim pickings. ey may rock skinny jeans and Speedos, but we'd rather Hannah wind up alone than with instantly- in-love himbo Luke P. or that needy "Always Be Cam" creep on the ABC dating show.

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