Up & Coming Weekly

March 17, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MARCH 18-24, 2020 UCW 27 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Unclear on the concept For two whole years, Caelie Wilkes nurtured a lovely green succulent in her kitchen window. She watered it, wiped dust off its leaves, and forbade anyone else from caring for it. "It was full, beautiful coloring, just an overall perfect plant," Wilkes wrote in a Facebook post from Feb. 28. Re- cently, Upworthy reported, she decided it was time to transplant it into a pretty new pot. So imag- ine her dismay when she pulled up the succulent and realized it was plastic, rooted in Styrofoam with sand glued to the top. "How did I not know this?" she won- dered. "I feel like these last two years have been a lie." Wilkes suffered some ridicule on social media, but her local Home Depot reached out with some real, liv- ing succulents that Wilkes can shower with love and attention. The litigious society Chuck E. Cheese may be "where a kid can be a kid," but for one Portland, Oregon, pa- tron, it's where a woman can get her long hair caught in a ticket machine. Ashreana Scott is suing Chuck E. Cheese's parent com- pany for $1,000 after alleging her hair was tangled for 20 minutes in a machine that counts tickets for prize redemption, The Or- egonian reported. In the lawsuit, Scott said the Dec. 8 incident caused injuries, discomfort and headaches, and she wants a jury trial and a sign posted near the machine to warn others. A man- ager at the restaurant declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said the machines already have warning signs. A dream come true Residents of Settecani, a small village in Italy, were startled on March 4 when their kitchen and bathroom taps began dispensing red wine rather than water, Unit- ed Press International reported. Locals quickly identified the wine as Lambrusco Grasparossa, which is produced at a nearby winery, and officials there found a leak that sent wine from a silo into water pipes. Some quick- thinking residents said they bottled as much of the tap wine as they could before the problem was resolved. Question: I want to know why "Hawaii Five-O" has been canceled. It's been a hit since its first episode 10 years ago. It makes no sense to have a show that is so good and has great ratings to be canceled. — Mary Matt Roush: Networks don't always feel compelled to give a "why" when it comes time to ending a long run, but it usually has a lot to do with the business of show. While "Hawaii" is popular, and does well in the international market, any show becomes increasingly expensive over the long haul when it comes to renew- ing contracts, and already the show has shed many of its original players. Ac- cording to the industry trades, stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan's contracts were up, and the last time this was the case, there was much speculation that O'Loughlin would walk away in part because of on-set injuries. He stayed for another couple of years, but some trade reporters have suggested that this time, enough was enough, and while the net- work may have considered continuing the show with a new lead, they eventu- ally decided this was a proper time to end. No fan likes to see a favorite show go off the air, but with the current excep- tion of "SVU" and "Grey's Anatomy," no show lasts forever. And who's to say if "Magnum P.I." sticks around for a while that you won't see some of the Hawaii crew from time to time? To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Indebted's" Fran Drescher- for returning to TV in fine form. It's a to- tal mitzvah to have the former "Nanny" star back and cracking wise alongside onscreen hubby Steven Weber as broke but brassy parents who move in with their cool-dad son (Adam Pally) and his wife (Abby Elliott). e family dinners alone are priceless. Jeers to "Survivor: Winners at War" for losing its edge. e packed season of past champs should feature nonstop strategy at its best, but instead of play- ing like the clever victors they are, in the Feb. 19 episode, the Sele tribe opted to send Danni to the Edge of Extinction over main threat Boston Rob at Tribal Council. You're supposed to outwit, you nitwits! ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You may be facing the consequences of a little overindulgence this week, Aries. It may take a bit for you to get back on track. Use ever y opportunit y to rest up. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you are mov ing from one job to another, you may have to put your social life on hold for a bit until all components of this transition are work ing smoothly. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, obligations at work or at home are building up and you may be experi- encing extra stress. e key to feeling bet- ter is to take some of the responsibilities off of your plate. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a lack of communication bet ween you and a close friend or relative may have you wondering if this person is okay. Just be persistent w ith your inquiries. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, caution is called for any time a financial presentation is made that affects your finances. Properly vet all potential investments and anyone guiding you in this process. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may be putting your best self for ward, but unless you get others to take notice, you won't be able to make an impact. Enlist others to help. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your ingenuity and imagination have been wavering lately. ankfully, that doesn't mean you won't be able to get things working again. Stay the course. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Financial matters come to the fore- front this week, Scorpio. You may have depleted your reser ves a bit faster than expected. It's probably time to curtail your spending. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may need to say something to a loved one that shows how much you support this special purpose. Give careful consideration to what you want to say. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Use this week as an opportunit y to catch up on some rest, Capricorn. Your schedule has been jam-packed for some time now, and your energ y stores are depleted. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may be stuck in the middle of a situation w ith t wo people you care about. Be an impartial listener to both instead of tak ing sides. Offer adv ice if it's sought. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may be hit w ith a bit of melancholy this week, but it quick ly sub- sides when you touch base w ith someone whose energ y is contagious.

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