Up & Coming Weekly

August 29, 2017

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AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: What's your take on the deci- sion by "Kevin Can Wait" to kill off the show's wife character as a way to ulti- mately move Leah Remini's returning cop character into a role similar to the one she had on "King of Queens?" Wouldn't it have been easier, for instance, to say the wife ran off to join a quasi-religious cult of some sort? Plus, it would be a know- ing wink to Remini's other TV gig over on A&E. —Todd S Matt Roush: I like your idea, but that would require a level of class and creativ- ity that is seemingly beyond the scope of those who produce this sitcom. It's hard not to see this as a tasteless way to address a sticky situation that new CBS entertainment chief om Sherman addressed thusly at the TCA summer press tour: "Obviously, the chemistry between Kevin (James) and Leah was amazing in the stunt episodes that we did at the end of last season, and we de- cided to look to continue that chemistry." ere was an audible gasp in the room when he told critics without apology that the wife "will have passed away, and we will be moving forward in time, catching up at a later date." No thank you to Erinn Hayes (who's since been cast in "e Dangerous Book For Boys") even, just an acknowledgement that "the show speaks for itself. It stands for itself." Whether you like what it speaks and stands for is up to you. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Great British Baking Show" for cooking up a delicious season finale. Like a sugarcoated "Top Chef " with a stiffer upper lip, PBS's gem closed out its latest season with a perfect combo of culinary talent and tension as ador- able gym teacher Candice brought the heat to beat engineer Andrew and land- scape designer Jane. Cheers to "Suits" for taking a class ac- tion. USA's still-stellar legal drama is planning an episode that could kick off a spinoff featuring former cast standout Gina Torres' Jessica Pearson. No objec- tions here, your honor! Jeers to "Cheers & Jeers" for a Lowe blow. A few months back, we dissed Rob Lowe for agreeing to do a ghost-hunting show with his sons . Turns out, the guys make for a super-likable team ... even if they are terrible at finding anything supernatural. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by CHUCK SHEPPARD Inexplicable The Adair family of Deerfield Beach, Florida, were startled awake on July 15 by the sound of something meaty crashing onto their roof. When they investigated, they found two packages of Italian pork sausage in the side yard, and three more packages still on the roof. The sausages were in bags marked with the name of a land-clearing company in Alabama. Austin Adair called the company to inquire about the wayward sausages, but "the guy had no idea what I was talking about and probably thought I was crazy," he said, and the mystery remains unsolved. "I would love to know what really happened," said Jennie Adair, "because it's just so, so odd." [WPLG 10 News, 7/17/2017] The Continuing Crisis Out of eight candidates for Detroit mayor in the Aug. 8 primary, half were convicted felons, the Detroit News reported. Three women and one man have convictions including gun crimes and assault with intent to commit murder. "Black marks on your record show you have lived a little and have overcome some challenges," opined political consultant Greg Bowens. Michigan law allows convicted felons to vote and run for office unless they are currently incarcerated, or if their offenses are fraud-related or constitute a breach of public trust. (Update: None of the felons advanced to the general election.) [Detroit News, 8/2/2017] Readers' Choice Dilworth, Minnesota, police officer Brad Browning suffered a bout of bad luck on Aug. 2 after he pulled over a car with a burned-out headlight. The driver, Stephen Hietala, 27, of Perham, had a warrant out for his arrest. When officers tried to handcuff Hietala, he resisted, prompting one officer to fire his Taser, which missed Heitala and hit Officer Browning instead. Hietala took off running, with Browning chasing on foot. Soon a sheriff's deputy arrived with a police dog, but as Browning cornered Hietala in an alley, the dog bit Browning instead of the criminal. Officers finally arrested Hietala for fleeing a police officer and drug possession. [Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/5/2017] Copyright 2017 Chuck Sheppard ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 is week you may be very interested in technology, Aries. is interest could spur the purchase of a new technological device that you have had your eyes on for some time. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Friends may be surprised to hear you requesting things, Taurus, since you're not usually one to ask for help. It is okay to need some assistance this week to get by. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you may need to ask yourself some difficult questions this week if you plan to map out more of your future. If you're looking for adventure, the goals will be different from stability. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Try to show others this week that you are a thoughtful person who has many life experiences to share, Cancer. Try to assert yourself in a calm but effective way. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, trust the people you love and your close friends. ere is a good reason why you hang in certain social circles. It's not the time to doubt your alliances. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Self-confidence and enthusiasm helps you to be a natural-born leader this week, Virgo. Show coworkers just how much you can handle and they'll take a step back. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, changes to your financial status may have you looking at various ways to cut costs or ways to splurge. Research all of the possibilities before making drastic changes. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 ere are many changes waiting to unfold in your personal life, Scorpio. Take the time to listen to what the stars are trying to tell you and make the best decisions. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Bringing together people and socializing is what you desire this week, Sagittarius. erefore, why not host a party or organize a night out with friends? CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 It is important not to let others make decisions for you, Capricorn. If you feel strongly about something, speak up for yourself and others will notice your assertiveness. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Someone close to you may be having difficulties he or she is not able to verbalize, Aquarius. Be patient with this person and help work through all of the angles. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, when you act as a leader your behaviors may be different from others around you. It is okay to stand out for the right reasons. Chuck Sheppard 3006 Bragg Blvd 910.323.1791 F a s ' v l o a r c it e o L Tee 95 $14.

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