Up & Coming Weekly

February 11, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 12-18, 2020 UCW 31 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Least competent criminal Matthew Davies, 47, of Dunfermline, Scotland, pleaded guilty on Jan. 17 to assault and robbery in the case of a bumbling Bank of Scotland holdup in September, the Daily Record reported. On that day, Davies charged into the bank with a meat cleaver in hand and a pillowcase over his head. Unfortunately, he had neglected to cut eyeholes in the pillowcase and therefore couldn't see — so he had to take it off. Undeterred, Davies used the cleaver to batter a glass partition on the counter and eventu- ally took off with almost 2,000 pounds, casually wandering toward home, even stopping to pet a dog along the way. One brave customer of the bank fol- lowed Davies to his home and alerted police; there they found cash and the pillowcase, along with a stun gun. He'll be sentenced in February. Creepy Houston mother Emily Madonia's nightmare began in 2015 when the Elsa (from "Frozen") doll her daughter received for Christmas 2013 began recit- ing lines from the movie in both English and Spanish; originally it had only spo- ken English. Next, the doll began speak- ing and singing randomly, even when her on/off switch was in the OFF posi- tion. In December 2019, Madonia threw the doll out, Click2Houston reported, but she and her husband later found the doll on a bench inside their home. So they double wrapped the doll in plastic bags and "put it in the bottom of our garbage can," Madonia wrote on Face- book. Days later, her daughter found the doll again in the backyard. Finally, Madonia sent the doll to a friend who lives in Minnesota, where it remained at press time. In the meantime, Madonia has been contacted by paranormal in- vestigators and the Travel Channel. Suspicions confirmed. Not. Ben Lilly, 40, on his way to Halifax in West Yorkshire, England, on Jan. 25, passed an object in the road that looked like a dead animal — a leopard, to be specific. Lilly stopped and turned around, carefully approaching the large cat. He told Metro News his heart was racing and he was afraid his face might be "ripped off" by the beast. "I saw the markings on it. It had the tail bit on it, too," Lilly said. "But as soon as I looked at it from the other angle, I started laughing." It turned out to be a leopard- print jumpsuit, complete with tail. Lilly speculated on Facebook it might be "some tart's coat from last night. ... It was Saturday morning and Halifax is a bit of a drinking town." Question: After watching the last two epi- sodes of this season's revival of "Will & Grace," we have just one question: What the heck happened? We've heard rumors of fighting between Megan Mullally and Debra Messing, but man, does that mean the show loses its funny? — Sandi Matt Roush: is whole final season has been a mess, feeling once again like a show that had gone past its prime — which wasn't the case when the revival started up a few years ago. In retrospect, returning for one shining season might have been enough. e dueling baby storylines for Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Messing) aren't the least bit funny or appealing, and hit its nadir when they competed for a slot at a prestigious pre- school. When has that plot ever been amusing? Karen (Mullally) owning a baseball team has added exactly nothing to the mix. I don't know anything about the so-called feud, though I have heard there will be a few episodes in which Karen is altogether MIA. All things con- sidered, not such a loss. If I didn't already have such a history of watching the once- groundbreaking comedy that I feel compelled to follow it to the end, the re- cent episode in which Grace trashed her sort-of-boyfriend's apartment after foul- ing his bathroom was in such poor taste that even my DVR is looking askance at me for keeping this show on the playlist. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "The Outsider" for drawing us into a nightmare. Even without the supernatural angle, HBO's adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name — about a small-town baseball coach, played by Jason Bateman, linked to a terrible crime — is a haunting re- minder of the horrors humans are capable of. Jeers to Super Early Super Bowl Ads. Used to be that we'd have football's big day to catch those pricey, star-studded commercials. Now that we can see Ellen talk to her Amazon Alexa and Rainn Wil- son shill for pizza days before be- fore kickoff, there's a lot less fun to the big game. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Align yourself with the movers and shak- ers, Aries. Sometimes it's not what you know but who you know. Find a solid team and stick with them. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you're already running on fumes, it may not be possible for you to tackle any additional tasks this week. Make some hard cuts and you'll be better for it. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You have several weeks to understand how recent changes will affect you, Gemini. You may need to get a few new friends in your circle of supporters. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, don't be surprised when someone from your past approaches you for some adv ice. You may not have all the answers, but you can help guide this person in the right direction. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, some new information has put you in a better position to make an important deci- sion. ese details have come just in the nick of time. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may need to make some impor- tant decisions regarding your finances in the days ahead. It's now or never to square away your short- and long-term budget. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 An important relationship is on the cusp of reaching a milestone, Libra. Enjoy this special time and make every effort to com- memorate it in a unique way. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Find a way to cool your jets for the time being, Scorpio. Extra pressure may have you feeling the stress, and you may not be putting your best self forward. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, a passing comment rings true to you this week and commands your im- mediate attention. You do not want to let any opportunities pass over the next few days. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Learn how to count the small blessings in your life, Capricorn. Doing so will help you overcome a challenging issue that may pop up shortly. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You may need to look inward and make changes before you start suggesting others make their own modifications, Aquarius. Be honest in your personal assessment. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 ere are a few things you are still trying to uncover about a new person in your life, Pisces. Keep digging because the reveal is worth it.

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