Up & Coming Weekly

January 14, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 15-21, 2020 UCW 27 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication True love Kelly McGraw, 37, of Portsmouth, England, and her husband, James, 40, have enjoyed playing pranks on each other throughout their 24-year marriage. But before Christmas, as James was plotting a way to get back at Kelly for a "dodgy" haircut she'd given him, he came up with a gloriously permanent idea: He had his thigh tattooed with a less-than- flattering photo of Kelly, asleep on a plane with her mouth gaping open, as James mocked her behind her head. "I'm one up at the moment," James told The Sun, "but I'm also scared because I don't know what she's now planning." Kelly was un- forgiving: "I was horrified. I couldn't believe it. ... We do mess about any- way, but this is on another level. ... He needs to watch his back." Least competent criminal In Jefferson County, Colorado, would-be car thief Todd Sheldon, 36, has finally admitted it's just not the vocation for him, according to police. Fox News reported Sheldon had tried over recent weeks to steal multiple vehicles, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, but each time he was caught in the act — first by a homeowner, then by sheriff's deputies minutes later "just down the street," shocking the deputies by telling them, "I'm trying to steal this truck." He was taken into custody and bonded out, but a week later, deputies responding to a report of someone trying to break into a car again found Sheldon. "I really suck at this," Sheldon allegedly told an of- ficer. Sheldon remained in jail as of Dec. 27. Oops! As she enjoyed an Aldi mince pie in early December, caterer Angela McGill, 52, of Glasgow, Scotland, thought one bite seemed particularly "rough and really hard — I thought it was a tough piece of pastry!" she told Metro News. Instead, McGill soon realized she had swallowed her partial dentures with two false teeth. Hospital X-rays confirmed the den- tures were caught halfway down her throat, but the staff advised her pull- ing them out would only cause more harm. It took 72 hours for the plate to pass. "It was ever so funny!" she said. "And I was really enjoying the mince pie, too." Question: Why does Hallmark seem to get credit for inventing Christmas movies? Lifetime has been airing Christmas movies since the mid-1990s. Why do you think ev- erybody now turns to Hallmark instead of Lifetime when both air a steady stream of holiday movies? And why does Hallmark rely so heavily on their Christmas movies at the expense of their classic Hallmark Hall of Fame movies? — MJ Matt Roush: Hallmark and Lifetime can probably share the holiday audience just fine, and both outlets, among others, tend to be featured in any holiday-movie roundup. But in terms of marketing, Hallmark lets volume speak for itself, and its relentless focus on Christmas movies, even year-round, is why it gets most of the publicity. Keep in mind as well that Lifetime has many other aspects to its brand, while Hallmark as a company is much more narrowly focused on seasonal schmaltz. And to your second point, I can't remember the last time a movie listed as Hallmark Hall of Fame was worthy of that ban- ner. I remember when that distinction was given to truly special movies, often adaptations of classics or contemporary literary works by the likes of Anne Tyler. at brand has diminished in the last two decades to the point that it actually saddens me when I see something listed as "Hall of Fame" when it's so clearly not. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to e "Witcher" for being a suit- able heir to "Game of rones." With star Henry Cavill killing it as a demon hunter to die for, Netflix's brutal, big-budget ad- aptation of the popular book and video game series is filling the Westeros-size hole in our hearts with television that isn't afraid to add some quiet, human mo- ments to its epic fantasy. Jeers to "e Masked Singer 's" off- key eliminations. Maybe it all sounds differently from inside the studio, but we cannot mask our disappointment that actual vocalists like Ana Gasteyer, Destiny's Child alum Michelle Williams and Patti LaBelle were sent home be- fore some dude who plays basketball in Indiana. Either the voting system or the judges' hearing needs to be fixed. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 e stars pull you deeper into the cocoon of your mind, Aries. is may help you as you work on a project or work through thoughts and emotions. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 is is a week to take inventor y of any goals that you may have put on a shelf, Taurus. Dust them off and create a plan of action because the time to pursue them is now. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, an ambitious week is on the hori- zon. Your professional house is booming, and you are ready to perhaps move your career to the next level. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 is week w ill get off to a social start, Cancer. Expect friends to bring other friends along if you are hosting a part y. is is an exciting opportunit y to expand your net work. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, put all of your cards on the table and begin discussions with others who are influ- encers in your life. Only then can you come up with a strategy to get things done. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Make a point of being direct if you are upset, Virgo. Others need to know if they have stepped on your toes, even if it was accidental so they can make things right. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Now is a key time to boost your bottom line, Libra. If you don't already have a job, it's time to get one. If you're employed, you may need to seek out new revenue streams. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Various ideas are swirling around in your head, Scorpio. You're not sure which ones you want to see the light of day just yet. Partner up on a trial project first. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, if stress has been ruling your universe, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your priorities. Find out which tasks you can shed from your daily list. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Deep soul-searching and a sharing of hidden emotions might be on the docket this week, Capricorn. It is brave to own up to your feelings. You'll find support in friends. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 A deep cleaning or decluttering is in order, Aquarius. Start with one room in the house and then work your way onward as time per- mits. Decluttering can be liberating. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You may soon encounter some awkward moments with some people you interact with regularly, Pisces. is will blow over quite quickly.

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