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George Segal, Oscar nominated actor and ‘The Goldbergs,’ star, dies at 87



George Segal, a long-term leading man in movies who can be presently seen as the lovable grandfather on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” died Tuesday. He was 87.

Segal’s wife, Sonia Segal, issued an statement announcing her husband’s death via Sony Pictures Television, which produces “The Goldbergs.”

“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” Sonia Segal said. The statement didn’t say when the surger occurred or offer some other details.

Segal, conceived Feb. 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. He got an Academy Award assignment for best supporting entertainer for his depiction of Nick in 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” the film variation of a play headlined by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Segal’s “Goldbergs” colleagues, recognized as the show’s “family” in a proclamation sent by Sony, offered their notions in regards to “the loss of our dear friend, George,” who additionally broadly engaged late-night TV crowds with his master banjo-playing abilities.

“He was kind, sweet, beyond talented and funny. George was the true epitome of class and he touched all of our lives so deeply. It was an honor and a privilege to have him as a colleague and friend all of these years,” the statement said. “He will be missed by all. Pops, we will miss your banjo playing and your infectious laugh. Rest in peace.”

Sony gave its sympathies, recalling Segal as a “true icon” who “brightened the screen whenever he was on camera” and ABC Entertainment said the actor’s “talent has left an indelible mark and we’re grateful for the laughter and joy he has given us all.”

Segal’s friend and manager, Abe Hoch, likewise gave an statement mourning Segal’s passing.

“I am saddened by the fact that my close friend and client of many years has passed away. I will miss his warmth, humor, camaraderie and friendship. He was a wonderful human,” Hoch said.

He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

The actor, who rose to film fame during the 1960s and was A-rundown star during the 1970s, prevailed upon another age of fans lately as Albert “Pops” Solomon, the wise and wryly funny grandfather of Adam, Barry and Erica on “The Goldbergs.” He shot a few episodes that stay to be communicated.

“The Goldbergs” maker Adam F. Goldberg, who put together the arrangement with respect to his own family, regarded Segal through Twitter.

“Today we lost a legend. It was a true honor being a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy. By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops. Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark. I think these memories say it all…” he wrote in a tweet accompanied by photos of Segal.

“The Goldbergs” covered a long, successful acting career for Segal. In the wake of moving on from Columbia University and serving in the U.S. Armed force, he contemplated acting with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen, acquiring a traction on the New York stage.

After a progression of TV guest starring appearances, Segal got through on the big-screen in Stanley Kramer’s “Ship of Fools,” a 1965 best picture Oscar candidate that included Vivien Leigh, José Ferrer and Lee Marvin. He circled back to 1965’s “King Rat,” 1966’s “The Quiller Memorandum” and 1967’s “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” He further polished his resume with TV variations of Arthur Miller’s “Demise of a Salesman” (1966) and John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” (1967).

After a spate of featuring parts during the 1960s, he solidly settled himself as a main man in the next decade, beginning with Carl Reiner-coordinated “Where’s Poppa?” in 1970 and followed by 1972’s “The Hot Rock,” where he shared marquee space with Robert Redford, 1973’s “Blume in Love” and 1974’s “California Split,” which likewise featured Elliott Gould. He played the heartfelt lead against such Oscar-winning lights as Barbra Streisand in 1970’s “The Owl and the Pussycat,” Glenda Jackson in 1973’s “A Touch of Class” and Jane Fonda in 1977’s “Fun with Dick and Jane.”

Segal stayed a big-screen presence in supporting jobs in later movies, including 1989’s “Look Who’s Talking,” 1995’s “The Babysitter” and 1996’s “The Cable Guy,” wherein he played the dad of Matthew Broderick’s character.

Segal had a long profession in TV before “The Goldbergs,” which debuted in 2013, including a six-season run on the NBC satire “Just Shoot Me!” (1997-2003).

As the news spread Tuesday night, different entertainers offered recognition via online media.

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” star Edward Asner, a Segal contemporary, hailed “Where’s Poppa?” as “one of the biggest laughs I have ever had in a movie. He was a great actor. Too many of these types of posts lately. RIP George!”

Melissa Joan Hart, who acted with Segal and furthermore guided him, respected him on Instagram with a photograph of the pair. “Shocked and saddened to hear of #GeorgeSegal passing away! From being on set of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a true gem and great man. He will be missed!”

Morgan Fairchild, who imparted the screen to Segal in “The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood” and “Just Shoot Me!,” called him “one of a kind and always a joy!”

Also, Michael McKean, who knows some things about comedic acting, recognized Segal and his vital vocation. “George Segal has gone now. A career that kept going for 50+ because he loved it and he was great at it. RIP,” he tweeted.

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How the Metaphysical World Influenced the Art of Nisha Kapoor



Many things in this world can be a source of inspiration. It can be nature, the people we meet along the way, or even our experiences in life. However, there are other places where we can look for inspiration and it can provide numerous rich ideas because it transcends the physical. 

Artist Nisha Kapoor is all too familiar with the metaphysical world as a source of inspiration. Her art is heavily influenced by the vivid, otherworldly visions that she gets, resulting in colorful, captivating pieces that are a feast for the eyes. 

Her work is regarded as very unique and “never seen before” by famous art collectors and critiques.

The Experiences That Shaped Her Art

For more than a decade, Nisha has been having a lot of metaphysical experiences where she falls into a state of trance and gets lucid dreams. She has also experienced levitating and being transported into a 5D world. 

“Very specifically about 1.5 years ago, I clearly remember the day. I was immersed in a spa in a parlor and fell off in a state of a deep sleep, where I started having lucid 5D dreams again, with very beautiful, out-of-the-world visions and images,” she shared. 

It was unlike her prior experiences because this event was so compelling that she felt the need to draw what she saw the moment she came home. 

“My body physically could not resist drawing. And that is how I started drawing –just 2 years ago. I was always in a corporate job and started painting alongside after this incident,” Nisha explained. 

She also found a resemblance in Van Gogh’s quote “I dream my painting and paint my dream,” which has been her approach to translating her vivid visions onto the canvas. 

Through her paintings, Nisha has gained unprecedented international recognition in a very short period since she began. 

Creativity As Her Core 

Ever since she was a child, Nisha has always displayed her creativity through various mediums. She was an ace dancer, writer, creative marketer among other things. 

“Creativity has always been my core from the start and my spiritual journey has given me a fast track to express it,” Nisha said. 

She describes her otherworldly experiences as spiritual because it has touched her greatly and became a driving force for her to do art in all forms available to her. 

However, Nisha admits that she had never considered herself a painter, rather, the art of painting chose her. 
Check out Nisha’s work through her Instagram account (@errtistic).

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Joseph Siravo, Sopranos and Jersey Boys star, dies at 66



Joseph Siravo, most popular for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Boys,” died on Sunday, They has affirmed. He was 66.

The effervescent performer, who passed his knowledge to others as an acting coach, died following a “courageous” bout with colon cancer, his family relayed to the New York Post on Monday.

Siravo portrayed Tony Soprano’s father in frequent flashbacks to the mob boss’ childhood in the 1960s during his experience on the HBO series, which was broadly viewed as one of the best TV shows of its era, regardless of genre.

A strategy entertainer of sorts, Siravo’s other TV roles include “For Life,” “Law & Order,” “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Blacklist.” He additionally showed up on Broadway creations like “The Light in the Piazza” for which Siravo collaborated with Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher twice. Most recently, Siravo also performed in “Oslo.”

Siravo’s off-Broadway credits are a showcase of his performance range and include “Mad Forest” and “Up Against the Wind” (both at New York Theatre Workshop) and “Dark Rapture” and “Gemini” (both at Second Stage).

The son of Theresa and Mario Siravo additionally notched in excess of 2,000 exhibitions as hoodlum Gyp DeCarlo in the flagship U.S. tour of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” which started in 2006.

His family told to The Post that Siravo “had a lifelong love of and passion for Shakespeare” and “received rave reviews for his portrayal of ‘Claudius’ in the Long Wharf Theater’s 2004 production of ‘Hamlet.’”

Also, “in addition to his work at NYU, he was also a coach, mentor and teacher of the Shakespeare canon,” his family added.

A significant number of Siravo’s fellow “Sopranos” costars took to social media to mourn his death and to celebrate the actor.

“Oh no! He was so great!” tweeted Stevie Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante on the iconic series. “Deepest love and condolences to his family. Big loss.”

Entertainer Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher in the arrangement, repeated his co-star’s sentiment in a emotional Instagram post.

“Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” Imperioli wrote. “His performance [as] Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he also made a perfect John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s ‘The Wannabe.’ In my opinion, he was the best of all the actors who’ve played the Teflon Don.”

Added actor and stuntperson Garry Pastore: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”

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Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss was offered a grandmother role the day after her 40th birthday



Its no secret that ageism is an issue in Hollywood, and The Matrix’s Carrie-Anne Moss recently shared how it affected her as an actress over 40.

During a conversation with writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, Moss revealed that she was offered a grandmother role “the day after my 40th birthday,” as per The Hollywood Reporter.

“I had heard that at 40 everything changed. I didn’t believe in that because I don’t believe in just jumping on a thought system that I don’t really align with,” she said. “But literally the day after my 40th birthday, I was reading a script that had come to me and I was talking to my manager about it. She was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, it’s not that role [you’re reading for], it’s the grandmother.’ I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight. I went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother.”

Moss, presently 53, said it was “brutal” swallowing that reality, particularly as older male actors don’t face the same hurdles.

“You don’t feel like you’ve aged much and suddenly you’re seeing yourself on screen,” she said. “I would look at these French and European actresses and they just had something about them that felt so confident in their own skin. I couldn’t wait to be that. I strive for that. It’s not easy being in this business. There’s a lot of external pressure.”

The praised entertainer, who likewise showed up in Jessica Jones, will reprising her role as Trinity in The Matrix 4, moderated a conversation on behalf of New York’s 92nd Street Y about Bateman’s new book. Face: One Square Foot of Skin investigates society’s reaction to ladies as they age and is a development to Bateman’s 2018 book Fame: The Hijacking of Reality.

During the visit, Bateman said she felt it was “psychotic” that conversations about maturing transform into conversations about “cutting up our faces.”

“It’s become normalized,” she said about cosmetic surgery. “Time out, time out! This is not a fact. This is an idea that we can either pull in and make a belief or not. I’m like, f–k that.”

In the face of criticism about her looks, Bateman, 55, said she’s not going to bend her philosophy. All things being equal, she decides to look inward and heal her own insecurities instead of reacting to hate.

“It does nothing to make me happier or free. It does everything to tamp all that down. It does everything to mute my life. I’m going to do the opposite, then I’ll have the opposite result,” Bateman said.

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