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George Segal, star of ‘Virginia Woolf’ and ‘Goldbergs,’ has died at the age of 87.

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George Segal, star of ‘Virginia Woolf' and ‘Goldbergs,' has died at the age of 87.
George Segal, star of ‘Virginia Woolf' and ‘Goldbergs,' has died at the age of 87.

George Segal, star of ‘Virginia Woolf’ and ‘Goldbergs,’ has died at the age of 87.

 

George Segal, a banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 1966. ” and worked on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” into his late 80s, died Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California, according to his wife.

In a tweet, Sonia Segal said, “The family is saddened to announce that George Segal passed away this morning due to complications from bypass surgery.” He was 87 years old when he died.

In the 1970s, when lighthearted adult comedies became popular, George Segal was best known as a comedic actor, becoming one of the biggest stars on television.

His most well-known role, however, was in the harrowing drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” ” is based on the acclaimed play by Edward Albee.

He was the last credited member of the small ensemble, all four of whom earned Academy Award nominations: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for leading roles, Sandy Dennis and Segal for supporting roles. The women received Oscar nominations, but the men did not.

He was best known to younger viewers for his roles as magazine publisher Jack Gallo on the long-running NBC series “Just Shoot Me” from 1997 to 2003, and grandfather Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs” since 2013.

“We have lost a legend today. It was a true joy to be a small part of George Segal’s incredible legacy,” said Adam Goldberg, who based the show on his own childhood in the 1980s. “I ended up casting the right person to play Pops by sheer luck. George, like my grandfather, had a mysterious light in his heart.”

In his heyday in Hollywood, he played a stuffy philosopher opposite Barbra Streisand’s freewheeling prostitute in 1970’s “The Owl and the Pussycat,” a cheating husband opposite Glenda Jackson in 1973’s “A Touch of Class,” a desperate gambler opposite Elliot Gould in director Robert Altman’s 1974 “California Split,” and a bank-robbing suburbanite opposite Jane Fonda in

Segal’s reputation as a handsome leading man had been gradually rising since his first film, 1961’s “The Young Doctors,” in which he had ninth billing. His first leading role was as a nefarious prisoner at a Japanese prison camp during World War II in the film “King Rat.”

 

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He played Nick, one half of a young couple invited over for drinks and to see the bitterness and anger of a middle-aged couple, in the film “Virginia Woolf.”

Director Mike Nichols wanted someone who could win Elizabeth Taylor’s approval, and when Robert Redford turned him down, he turned to Segal.

Segal was “close enough to the young god he needed to be for Elizabeth, and clever enough and amusing enough to cope with all the embarrassment,” according to Nichols’ biographer Mark Harris.

Segal died on the same day as Taylor, ten years later.

He rode the film to stardom for a long time. Then, in the late 1970s, “Jaws” and other action films changed the face of Hollywood, and Segal’s light comedies fell out of favor.

In a 1998 interview, he said, “Then I got a little older.” “I began portraying urban fathers. And then that guy morphed into Chevy Chase, and there was nowhere to go after that.”

Segal’s films in the 1980s and 1990s were mostly forgettable, with the exception of the 1989 hit “Look Who’s Talking.” He went on to appear in two failed television dramas, “Take Five” and “Murphy’s Law.”

Then, in 1997, he became famous for his role as Gallo in the David Spade sitcom “Just Shoot Me,” in which he played a man who, despite his gruff demeanor, hires his daughter (Laura San Giacomo) and holds Spade’s useless office boy character on his payroll simply out of love for both.

Many people paid tribute to Segal on Tuesday night, including series co-star Brian Posehn.

Segal’s “Just Shoot Me” Posehn said, “I grew up watching him, absolute old school charm, effortless comedic timing.” “Working on scenes with him was a highlight of my career, but getting to know him and making the legend laugh was much better.”

Segal played the banjo for fun during his long acting career, becoming very accomplished on the instrument he first picked up as a teenager. He performed with the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, which he founded.

Segal started entertaining at the age of eight, performing magic tricks for neighborhood children, and was born in 1934 in Great Neck, New York, the third son of a malt and hops dealer.

He went to a Quaker boarding school in Pennsylvania and formed “Bruno Linch and His Imperial Band” while at Columbia University, where he also played banjo.

Segal worked at the New York theater Circle in the Square on a non-salaried basis after graduation, doing everything from ticket taking to understudy acting. He studied drama with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen and made his professional acting debut in Moliere’s “Don Juan” off-Broadway for one night.

He was drafted into the Army after appearing on Broadway in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” After being discharged from the army in 1957, he returned to the stage and started landing small film roles.

Before divorcing in 1981, Segal married Marion Sobel, a television story writer, and they had two children, Elizabeth and Polly.

He married his second wife, Linda Rogoff, in London in 1982 and was heartbroken when she died 14 years later of a stomach disease.

In 1999, he told an interviewer, “There was a time when I said, ‘It’s not adding up; I don’t get it anymore.'” “After Linda died, I became disinterested in everything. I just tried to make a living. Acting, like life, had become a chore.”

He finally reconnected with Sonia Schultz Greenbaum, his high school girlfriend from 45 years ago. They spoke on the phone for up to six hours at a time and married only a few months after reuniting.

“Just listening to me unload helped me get through the hardest days of my life,” Segal said in 1999. “It was awe-inspiring.”

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Singer Kelly Price Missing After Covid-19 Hospitalization

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Police are searching for gospel singer Kelly Price who went missing in Georgia, shortly after she was released from the hospital.

According to officials in Cobb County, Kelly was hospitalized with Covid-19, and went missing after she was discharged from the hospital.

TMZ reports the singer has been listed as a missing person following a welfare check conducted at her home last Saturday.

Authorities found no evidence of foul play and spoke with Kelly’s boyfriend at the residence. She’s now listed as missing with the National Crime Information Center, according to TMZ.

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Kelly posted a video on July 29 revealing she had Covid-19 and was struggling with symptoms. According to Kelly’s family, she was admitted to the hospital about a week later and was transferred to the ICU with shortness of breath.

Her family tells TMZ, they were in touch with Kelly while she was in the hospital in early August, but lost contact after she was discharged.

Three weeks after she was admitted, TMZ learned her children got a call that she was discharged without their knowledge.

The family says Kelly has not been heard from since, and they told police her boyfriend is allegedly keeping friends and family members from visiting her home.

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21 Savage Faces Deportation After Latest Arrest On Drugs and Weapons Charges

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21 Savage Faces Deportation After Latest Arrest On Drugs and Weapons Charges

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Rapper 21 Savage is back behind bars following his arrest last night on new gun and drugs charges.

According to TMZ‘s sources at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Savage is facing possession of a schedule II controlled substance and a gun.

He was caught tossing a bottle of liquid with codeine out of his car before police pulled him over. A handgun was found inside the vehicle.

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The rapper turned himself in to federal authorities on Thursday, September 23.

His lawyer, Charles Kuck, tells TMZ:

“Last night’s manufactured charges are yet another example of how our justice system, from ICE down to the local level, unjustly targets young black men who seek to exercise their rights. There is no legitimate basis for these charges nor for ICE’s continued antics, and we will fight until Mr. Joseph is justly vindicated.”

At the time of last night’s arrest, Savage was out on bond while awaiting a deportation hearing in connection with his 2019 immigration battle.

The “Bank Account” rapper, born Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was previously arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 after the feds discovered his visa had expired and he was in America illegally.

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Savage is best known for dating socialite Amber Rose, right.

A hearing on his immigration status has been set for November. 21 Savage is still in police custody.

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PICS: STARZ’S BMF World Premiere and Concert in Atlanta

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On Thursday, September 23, STARZ hosted a star-studded Red Carpet World Premiere Screening and Concert event in celebration of the new original series “BMF” at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

BMF was produced in Atlanta and Detroit, where the real-life Black Mafia Family that inspired the series based their operation from the 1980-2000s.

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Attendees wore all-black attire to the outdoor event. The evening began with guests viewing the first episode of the series, which will premiere on STARZ on Sunday, September 26.

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Following the premiere screening, series Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (pictured), BMF recurring star Snoop Dogg and others performed. Guests enjoyed live performances of the BMF main title song “Wish Me Luck” performed by 50 Cent, Moneybagg Yo and Snoop Dogg.

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In addition to the musical performers, attendees included BMF Executive Producer and Writer Randy Huggins and cast members Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. (Pictured), Da’Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, Steve Harris, La La Anthony and Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight.

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Special guests at the premiere screening and concert included Tip “T.I.” Harris (pictured), 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Gunna, Monica, Kandi Burress, Killa Mike, Jacob Latimore, South Side, Reginae Carter, Toya Johnson, Jamira “Cuban Link” Haines, G Herbo, Mimi Faust, Ari Fletcher, Pee, Ty Young, Lecrae, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Clifton Powell, DC Young Fly, Charles Oakley, Angela Simmons, Blue “Pretty Ricky”, David Banner, Jacquees, Flo Rida and STARZ, President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch.

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Photographer Who Took Photos of Border Patrol Agents Chasing Haitians Speaks Out

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Outrage as border agents on horseback ’round up’ Haitians for deportation; DHS tells Haiti’s government to expect EIGHT flights per day

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The photographer who took photos of Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing down Haitian migrants is speaking out.

The viral photos showed frightened Haitian people desperately clinging to bags of food and fleeing while agents on horseback chased them.

The optics of white federal agents herding Black men like cattle sparked outrage around the world.

Democrats Maxine Waters and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the border agents of “whipping” the Haitian men.

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Speaking with KTSM, photographer Paul Ratje said he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone.

“Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses,” said Ratje, who is based in Las Cruces. He said he took the pictures from the Mexico side of the border.

Ratje said a photo frozen in time can give the impression that the agent used his long reins to whip people.

“I’ve never seen them whip anyone. He was swinging [the reins], but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the images “horrific”, and she said the agents in the photos have been suspended.

On Thursday, the White House issued a statement saying Border Patrol agents are no longer allowed to use horses to patrol the border.

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Black man confronts FDA official who wants to shoot unvaccinated Black people with blow darts

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A Black reporter confronted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] official who called for shooting vaccine-filled blow darts at Black people who refused to get vaccinated.

Project Veritas released the second video of its undercover Covid-19 vaccine investigative series on Wednesday.

In the video, FDA economist, Taylor Lee, said U.S. Government policy should be similar to Nazi Germany when it comes to forcing people to take the vaccine.

“I think that a lot of the time — so there’s also this issue of — I remember reading about how with Covid trials, they were having an issue recruiting African American people. It was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans.”

He added: “Again, blow darts. It is the perfect answer.”

In a follow-up video, Lee was confronted by R.C. Maxwell, a Black reporter with Project Veritas, who asked Lee to comment on his remarks about shooting blow darts at Black people.

“Taylor Lee? Would you mind giving me a comment on these statements you’ve made? If I was unvaccinated would you, you know, hypothetically want to shoot me with a blow dart?”

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Fully vaccinated co-hosts kicked off set of ‘The View’ after testing positive for Covid-19

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The View co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set after both tested positive for Covid-19.

Hostin and Navarro were escorted off camera by ABC Studio security after leaving the set.

The embarrassing incident occurred live on the air on Friday, Sept. 24, just seconds before welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris onstage for an interview.

Reportedly, the co-hosts were asked to leave by Secret Service agents.

The View‘s hosts are all fully vaccinated, but they can still contract and spread the virus to others.

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“Ana and Sunny have to leave,” Joy Behar told the national TV audience. “And we’ll tell you why in a couple minutes.

“Shall I introduce the vice-president?” she asked a producer. “Okay, vice-president — no? Okay, shall we dance? Let’s do a tap dance. Since this is gonna be a major news story any minute now.”

After the break, Behar explained why Hostin and Navarro were booted off the set — because they tested positive for Covid.

“No matter how hard we try, these things happen. They probably have a breakthrough case, and they’ll be okay, I’m sure, because they’re both vaccinated up the wazoo, you know, a lot of vaccines.”

Watch the video below.

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Video Premiere: Joyner Lucas ft. J. Cole – Your Heart

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Joyner Lucas dropped a music video for his single “Your Heart”, featuring rapper J. Cole, on Friday.

In the music video, which Joyner Lucas directed, the cheating rapper stands idly by while his vindictive ex-girlfriend breaks up all the expensive things he bought her.

The video opens with the ex-girlfriend cutting up his sneaker collection and pouring bleach on his clothes. Then she moves to the living room where she pours wine on his luxurious sofa, knifes the cushions, smashes his dining room table, and swings a bat at his computer monitor.

Through the destruction, Joyner raps:

    “I broke your heart, huh?”
    You knew I was a f–k nigga from the start, huh?
    You should’ve listened when they said I was a dog, huh?
    You should’ve listened to your head when you had thoughts, huh?”

In another scene, Joyner and J. Cole watch as the vengeful ex romps in the sack with another man.

J. Cole scolds Joyner:

    “You run your b-tch through the mud, you deserve that
    So you can feel it for yourself where it hurt at
    What goes around comes around, I know you heard that
    While you was creepin’, tell me, did it not occur that
    There’s niggas slidin’ in the DMs every AM, every PM
    Used to be like automatic, she would curve that.”

 

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Celebrity Seed: Rapper Kash Doll is Pregnant

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Rapper and actress Kash Doll is pregnant with her first child.

It’s not clear who the father is but Kash Doll is dating fellow rapper Tracy T (pictured).

The “Run Me My Money” rapper, 29, revealed her baby bump on the red carpet at the “Black Mafia Family” premiere in Atlanta on Thursday.

Doll, real name Arkeisha Antoinette Knight, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce she is expecting her first child.

Showing off a photo of her baby bump, she wrote: “The Lord just keep on blessing me! Look it’s a baby in there and today it’s the bmf premiere. I’m so overwhelmed with joy.”

Black Mafia Family, which debuts on Sunday, Sept. 26 on Starz, is Doll’s first TV role. The show is the brainchild of rap mogul 50 Cent.

New mom Cardi B was among the first to offer up congratulations, tweeting: “Congrats @kashdoll you look so beautiful.”
 

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On the Market: Elon Musk and Grimes Split After 3 Years, Will Co-Parent Son, X Æ A-Xii

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Elon Musk is back on the market. The Tesla founder and musician Grimes have reportedly split after three years together.

The couple will continue to co-parent their infant son X Æ A-Xii, pronounced Ex Ash A Twelve.

Elon and Canadian singer Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, 33, met in 2018. They welcomed their son in 2020.

Grimes is best known for her electronic and synthpop music. She featured pop singer Janelle Monae on her track “Venus Fly.”

“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Elon told Page Six.

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Elon said they grew apart due to his work which requires him to travel extensively.

“It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”

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Elon, 50, moved to Texas in December 2020 following a public spat with California lawmakers over government shutdowns amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Elon, who has six other sons with ex-wife Justine Musk, was less than impressed with the latest addition to his modern family.

“Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know? Right now there’s not much I can do,” he told the New York Times. “When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.”

Elon has been married three times. He divorced Justine Musk in 2008, and he and actress Talulah Riley divorced twice.

He briefly dated actress Amber Heard in 2017.

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YouTuber Omi in a Hellcat Faces 514 Years in Prison in Massive Internet Piracy Case

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Popular Youtuber and Instagram influencer Omi in a Hellcat faces 514 years in prison after prosecutors indicted him and two associates in a scheme to sell copyrighted cable network programs to thousands of subscribers on his online firestick service.

Prosecutors say Omi, 36, and his two associates, Jesse Gonzales, 42, of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Michael Barone, 36, of Richmond Hill, N.Y., must forfeit nearly $35 million in assets, including over 50 luxury cars and motorcycles, as well as dozens of homes and businesses in Philadelphia.

Omi’s companies operated under different names, including Gears TV, Reboot, Reloaded and Gears.

Thousands of users paid a monthly fee to access premium cable TV and sports content through firesticks.

His illegal enterprise earned him over $30 million between March 2016 and November 2019 when his homes were raided by the feds, VladTV reports.

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The Philadelphia native, real name Bill Omar Carrasquillo, is charged with conspiracy, violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, reproduction of a protected work, access device fraud, making false statements to a bank, income tax evasion and money laundering.

Federal agents seized nearly all of Omi’s assets in a raid in 2019. Feds also froze his girlfriend’s bank accounts.

Still, he continued to taunt the feds on his YouTube channel and in interviews with other influencers.

Omi’s lawyer, Donte Mills, stated his client is being falsely accused, and that his enterprise was legit.

“Mr. Carrasquillo tapped into a brand-new, unregulated industry and was very successful. Most people are called pioneers when they do that; Omar is called a criminal. The government assumes my client was not smart enough to do this legally because of his background. He is and we will prove that.”

 

 

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