Up & Coming Weekly

September 26, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2017 UCW 57 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Why Hasn't the Devil Gotten His Due? Question: Why hasn't Tom Ellis been nominated for an Emmy and/or Golden Globe as Best Actor for "Lucifer?" I'd be hard-pressed to think of another actor who can display his incredible range as a singer, actor and musician. Kudos to the producers; you dipped your hand into the goodie bag and pulled out a gem. Clearly, Ellis is an exceptional talent and should receive the recognition and credit he so richly deserves. Seriously, who else could portray the title character and the seriousness of the subject mat- ter displaying a combination of moving drama interspersed with hysterically funny comedy and devilish charm? — Rafferty Matt Roush: ere's no doubt his cha- risma is the primary factor in "Lucifer's" success, but whatever Tom Ellis' merits, he's operating in a genre that tends not to be much of a factor in most awards shows: the supernatural, plus the hybrid of humor and drama that makes it hard to peg. He's also handicapped by ap- pearing on a broadcast network, when the majority of nominations for drama shows go to cable, premium or stream- ing. NBC's "is is Us" is an exception to that rule, and with two actors from that show — Sterling K. Brown as Randall and Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — nomi- nated for lead drama actor, it would have taken a miracle from above (or possibly below) for Ellis to have made the cut. Cheers to the Networks for staging the ultimate crossover. ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS and CMT banded together to si- mulcast "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief," an all-star telethon featuring Texas native Beyoncé and her Beyhive's A-listiest associates. Cheers to Andrea Martin for finally getting the work she deserves. e "Sec- ond City" vet has always been second to none, so it's awesome to see her scoring big laughs as TV's most maternal intern on "Great News" and as the vainest mother ever on "Difficult People." Now where is her trophy, Emmy voters?! Jeers to Marvel's "Inhumans" for be- ing an IMAX-imum letdown. By debut- ing their fall comic book show on the big screen, ABC has only magnified the fact that stars Anson Mount and Serinda Swan deserve so much more than this silliness about space mutants with magic hair and a massive CGI mutt. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Seniors Gone Weird Guests at Scotland's Macdonald Loch Rannoch hotel were terrorized by Robert Fergus, 72, and his wife, Ruth, 69, in February when the Troon couple rampaged through the lobby with scissors and threatened to shoot other guests. The incident apparently began when Mrs. Fergus pounded on a hotel room door at 1:45 a.m., leading the guest within to call front desk staff, who Mrs. Fergus told her husband treated her "with hostility." That's when Mr. Fergus "reacted disproportionately" by running naked into the lobby with scissors, cutting communications cables and shouting that he would "slit" and "kill" onlookers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Fergus told staff she was going to "get a gun and shoot you," according to prosecutor Michael Sweeney. Staff and guests ran out of the hotel, while Mr. and Mrs. Fergus returned to their room to pack and took off in their BMW. They were apprehended when they flagged down a police car to accuse the hotel staff of abusing them and Mr. Fergus could not pass a breath test. At their sentencing on Sept. 1, their attorneys blamed overconsumption of alcohol for their behavior, noting that Robert Fergus "had previously been of good character." Nonetheless, they were fined 4,100 pounds and ordered to pay 800 pounds to cover the cost of damage to the hotel. [The Guardian, 9/1/2017] Criminal's Remorse An anonymous Australian tourist mailed back a small stone he lifted from the Cwmhir Abbey in Wales, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1176, in August. The thief included a note explaining his remorse: "I have been an avid follower of the Welsh kings and their history, and so I took this rock. Ever since, I have had the most awful luck as if Llewellyn (sic) himself was angry with me." Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native prince of Wales, was beheaded and buried at the abbey in 1282, and legend says his ghost haunts the abbey. The trust that manages the abbey put the returned stone and the note on display, presumably to deter future sticky-fingered visitors. [Metro News UK, 9/1/2017] Ironies A Turkish homeless man who was sentenced to house arrest in June has had his sentence altered to better reflect his circumstances. Baris Alkan, 31, had been confined to a specific area, an empty spot enclosed by metal plates, near a bus station after being detained for using and selling drugs. "I don't have a home address, so I have to stay here," he said. "Even though I don't have a house, I'm under house arrest." The court subsequently lifted the house arrest order and now requires Alkan to sign in at a nearby police station once a month. [Hurriyet Daily News, 6/23/2017] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, don't let plans that don't come to fruition discourage you. Many of your plans will fall into place, and there is plenty of time to think of others. Keep dreaming away. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 People close to you may be keeping secrets, Taurus. You don't know the reason they aren't telling you everything, but chances are you'll get the full story soon enough. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You might feel as if your mental wiring is about to expire, Gemini. It could be time to shut the circuits down and let your brain recharge its batteries. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, expect this week to go smoothly as you put in a lot of time and effort. Extra effort will pay off in the days ahead, and others will begin to notice. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, when you speak with your friends, your imagination runs wild with all the prospects of things to do. Narrow down a few of the best ideas and put them into action. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, whether you are dating someone new or have been with your partner for years, this week your love life will be top notch. Enjoy all the special moments you experience. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Everyone wants something you possess, Libra. It's not a material object, but self-confidence and common sense. Continue to exhibit the same passion you always do. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you are prone to sticking to the familiar and things that might not provide much of a challenge. is is the week to try something new. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, it's great to have many helpful, supportive people in your corner. ese supporters are with you at every turn. Show them how much they're appreciated. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Attention to detail can make or break a project for you, Capricorn. Even if it takes more time, focus on the smaller picture when working this week. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, your way with words this week is simply outstanding. You can persuade someone to support your position, even if he or she was once opposed to the idea. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, sharing your feelings right now can strengthen a relationship. Be sure that this is the direction you seek before uttering any words.

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