Up & Coming Weekly

October 31, 2017

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NOVEMBER 1 - 7, 2017 UCW 43 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: What is the REAL reason Pauley Perrette is leaving "NCIS?" - Joyce Matt Roush: is makes me curious what you would want the "real" reason to be. Is it not enough that when she an- nounced her departure, Pauley said this decision had been made last year and she was giving the show, and her fans, a full season to prepare for her exit? She quipped that there was no bad feeling between her and the show or the network, so unless she ever reveals another motivation behind leaving, I'll look at this as a natural evolution of a long-running show. (Look at the origi- nal cast of "ER" and how few were still on board by its 15th year, which also happened to be its last, which appar- ently isn't the case – yet – with "NCIS.") I get that it's hard to accept that someone would just leave such a lucrative job and a character that is so beloved, but few shows or gigs last forever. Question: According to an article about NBC canceling "e Night Shift," it also mentioned that the cast options for "Midnight, Texas" expired. Is this a bad sign for the show's future? - Chris Matt Roush: It's not a great sign, though until NBC makes an actual de- cision on "Midnight's" future, there's still hope. My attitude toward shows in this sort of limbo: Expect the worst, but hope for the best. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to DC's "Legends of Tomor- row" for being the Arrowverse's secret weapon. While Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow get all the atten- tion, The CW's superteam (led by the A-plus Caity Lotz) has heroically morphed into a full-on comic book joyride through time more folks should be strapping in for. Jeers to not-so great ratings for "Great News." Even with a "Will & Grace" lead-in, the smartly writ- ten newsroom romp starring Andrea Martin is raking in low Nielsen num- bers, which means viewers are miss- ing out on the only cable news show where the comedy is intentional. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Alien Invasion Bryant Johnson of Casper, Wyoming, was on a mission on Oct. 2 when police responded to a call about a man warning citizens of an alien invasion coming next year. KTWO Radio in Casper reported that Johnson told police he had traveled back in time from 2048, explaining that the aliens filled his body with alcohol and had him stand on a giant pad that transported him back to 2017 – although he was supposed to arrive in 2018. He also asked to speak with the "president of the town." Instead, Bryant was arrested for public intoxication. [KTWO Radio, 10/9/2017] Oops! In Romania, it takes more than foul weather or a damaged field to stop football. On Sept. 24, a match between Bistrita Brosteni and Vanatorul Dorna Candrenilor was abandoned just 58 minutes in after all the teams' balls ended up in the nearby Bistrita River, according to the Hindustan Times. Bistrita was winning 2-0 when they ran out of balls. Fans suggested they might find the balls at the Bicaz dam nearby. [Hindustan Times, 9/28/2017] DO NOT EAT! Doctors thought a 47-year-old postman in Preston, Lancashire, England, who complained of a persistent cough might have cancer, as he was a long-term smoker whose X-rays showed a spot on his lung. But when they removed the mass, the BBC reported, they found the "long-lost Playmobil traffic cone" the patient had received as a gift on his seventh birthday. He told doctors he had regularly swallowed the small pieces as a child and believed he had inhaled the tiny cone. Happy ending: After the toy was removed, the man's cough almost disappeared, and his other symptoms improved. [BBC, 9/26/2017] Corporate Shenanigans The Russian division of Burger King has asked the country's Federal Anti- Monopoly Service to ban Stephen King's horror movie "It" from showing in Russian theaters because the clown character, Pennywise, looks too much like Ronald McDonald, and therefore the movie is advertising for McDonald's. However, the Hollywood Reporter noted, the movie opened in Russia on Sept. 7 and had already grossed millions of dollars by late September. A spokeswoman for the FAS, confirming that the complaint had been received, said, "We can't be concerned with the content of the film," but the agency would determine whether it contained advertising or product placement. [Hollywood Reporter, 9/26/2017] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You will welcome this week as a time for renewal, Aries. at means surrounding yourself with easygoing people and engaging in various relaxing activities. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, no matter the demands that are put on your time right now, you must take some time to retreat and focus on your well-being. is may mean staying out of the limelight. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you've felt misunderstood recently, do not worry. ings will finally be righted, and you will be able to smooth over any miscommunications with others. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 is is a week of activity directly related to your earning potential, Cancer. It is time to get your financial house in order, devoting your time to budgets. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You are proud of new plans and are now feeling invincible, Leo. ere is so much potential coming your way that it may be slightly overwhelming processing it all. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may have been quietly working on a project that no one has had a clue about. is endeavor will soon be revealed to everyone close to you, showcasing your creativity. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you might feel like you have lost a bit of your relationship magic, but in the department of winning friends, you can't be beat. People are lining up to know you. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You are not going to do anything halfway this week, Scorpio. Come to think of it, you never do things halfway. Nevertheless, be cautious and considerate with your pursuits. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are not the type of person who is willing to settle. is week, in regard to your career, you will demonstrate just how eager you are to get ahead. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, the greatest asset you can have this week is the capacity to communicate. Always express your feelings clearly so that nothing can be misconstrued. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Relationship matters are on the mend, Aquarius. You couldn't be happier with the changes. You're not prone to going it alone, and having a mate at your side is key. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, associates and friends have been cautious and guarded, leading you to believe you should act the same way. Don't follow the crowd.

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