Up & Coming Weekly

August 01, 2017

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AUGUST 2 - 8, 2017 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE WHERE'S THE EMMY LOVE FOR BATES MOTEL? I cannot for the life of me understand how the Emmy voters could continually ignore the super job Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga did on "Bates Motel." Not even nominated? — JVO To be fair, when five of the seven Best Drama nominees are new, and nearly half the Best Actor candidates and five of the seven Supporting Actress candidates (Vera Farmiga's category) are first-timers, the argument of the Emmys nominat- ing the same shows and stars every year doesn't hold up this year for a change. e issue is that the newly favored shows may not be your favorites, and "Bates Motel" always suffered because of its unsavory genre and because it aired on a network (A&E) with such a low pro- file in the scripted arena. If more voters had seen Freddie High- more's exceptional work, I'd like to think he'd have had a better chance, but the category has no real slackers in it. e good news is that Highmore is equally effective as the autistic genius surgeon in ABC's "e Good Doctor," and maybe that will boost his profile. But until this year, with two "is Is Us" actors in the running from NBC, there hasn't been a best-actor nomination from a network drama (not counting "Downton Abbey") since "Friday Night Lights" winner Kyle Chandler and "House's" Hugh Laurie in 2011. So even that will be an uphill fight for recognition. by Damian Holbrook Jeers to "Salvation" for making a less- than-deep impact. Even with a top-notch lead in Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan, CBS's summer outing about an asteroid aimed at Earth can't be saved from its sluggish pacing. Cheers to "Playing House" for not playing it safe. Writing Jessica St. Clair's breast- cancer battle into the comedy could have been a downer, but the on-screen bond between St. Clair and real-life bestie costar Lennon Parham — along with the vital health info they're slipping into each episode — makes this House a home we love visiting. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by CHUCK SHEPPARD The Continuing Crisis Demit Strato of New York took to Facebook on June 26 from his throne room to excoriate his local Starbucks for making his venti iced coffee with regular milk instead of soy milk, as he ordered it. "I've pooped 11 times since the A.M. My bottom hurts from all the wiping. Do you think I enjoy soy milk? ... I don't order soy milk because I'm bored and want my drink order to sound fancy. I order soy milk so that my bottom doesn't blast fire for 4 hours." For its part, Starbucks sent Strato a $50 gift card, and he told Buzzfeed that "many women are trying to go out on a date after this, too." [United Press International, 6/28/2017] People Different From Us A China Southern Airlines flight between Shanghai and Guangzhou was delayed for five hours on June 27 after an 80-year- old passenger, identified only as Qiu, was spotted tossing coins into the engine as she boarded "to pray for a safe flight." Passengers already onboard were asked to deplane while crews searched inside the engine and around the area, ultimately finding nine coins totaling the equivalent of about 25 cents. Local news outlets estimated the cost of the delay and the search at $140,000. [Washington Post, 6/28/2017] Compulsions Could it have been overconsumption of caffeine that provoked Londoner Kit Lovelace to scan all 236 episodes of "Friends" to chronicle how much coffee each character drank? Lovelace told the Huffington Post in June he was disappointed that no one had ever collected data about the characters' coffee habits, so he meticulously studied how much they drank, how their consumption changed over the years and how much they spent on coffee. (Spoiler alert: Phoebe drank the most coffee, and collectively the group spent more than $2,000 on joe over the course of the 10-season series.) [HuffPost, 6/28/2017] A California man's 2,000th visit to Disneyland in Anaheim on June 22 made him a celebrity in the park. Jeff Reitz began visiting Disneyland every day after receiving an annual pass as a gift in 2012. At the time, he was unemployed, but he continued his habit even after finding a job, using the $1,049 Disney Signature Plus Passport. "Until today, cast members would think I looked familiar, but now they know who I am," Reitz said. "It's been positive, it's been a motivator, it's been my workout gym. This past year I've lost about 40 pounds." [United Press International, 6/23/2017] Copyright 2017 Chuck Sheppard ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Putting your thoughts into action isn't easy this week, Aries. But you know you have to get moving on something. Dig into familiar tasks that you can do on memory. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, most of your best decisions are fueled by the heart. Continue to put your full self into all that you do, and others will recognize your undeniable devotion. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 It is time to stop diverting attention away from the truth, Gemini. Remember that honesty is the best policy. Find the time to talk about the situation. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, confidence gives you the power to open doors and initiate conversations you never would have thought possible. Trust your gut instinct and move forward. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, people are anxious to hear what you have to say, even if the discussion pertains to something minor. Enjoy the attention while it lasts. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, a busy time is ahead and it's easy to get overwhelmed when you look at the bigger picture. Instead, focus on one detail at a time until you get through your tasks. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You have something to discuss that others may find uncomfortable, Libra. Get it out in the open, and in so doing you will remove the mystique of the situation. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you can lay the foundation for a deep, intimate friendship if you want to. Revealing your own vulnerability can inspire others to trust you. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, if money is on your mind, speak with a financial advisor, accountant or knowledgeable friend. Setting new goals may be the answer. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Do you find you are constantly reinventing yourself, Capricorn? If so, you may not be comfortable in your own skin. Learn to see what others find so appealing about you. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, right now you might benefit from some quiet contemplation that can help you zero in on new goals. Take a few days for yourself to mull over your options. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Don't try to accomplish too much on your own, Pisces. Your network of friends is waiting in the wings to help you out whenever needed. Chuck Sheppard

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