The actress says she and her co-star had a strained relationship during the filming of the Fox series.
Naya Rivera’s memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up contains many juicy revelations from the actress, but one that’s certainly set to interest ‘Glee’ fans concerns her strained relationship with co-star Lea Michele.
Naya Rivera has said she and Lea Michele didn't always see eye-to-eye on ‘Glee’
"I don't hate Lea, and I never have," Rivera writes in the book. "We are both strong-willed and competitive — and that's not a good mixture. When two people with strong personalities are friends, they're eventually going to clash.
Continue reading: Naya Rivera Reveals Not So Gleeful Relationship With Co-Star Lea Michele
In the Naked Issue of Women's Health UK magazine, 29 year old Michele stripped off for the front cover and revealed her new tattoo.
The 29 year old star of ‘Scream Queens’ and sometime pop singer took part in the magazine’s Naked Issue, due to hit newsstands on August 3rd, and stripped off for the cover shoot. The tiny decoration on her left buttock cheek reads simply ‘Finn’, the name of Monteith’s character from the long-running show 'Glee'.
This is an incidence of real life reflecting TV and vice-versa, as Michele’s character Rachel on ‘Glee’ also dated Monteith’s Finn and boasted a similar tattoo on the show.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Reveals New 'Finn' Tattoo Honouring Cory Monteith's Memory
Lea Michele - ELLE hosts it's Women In Comedy event featuring July cover stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon ad Kristen Wiig - Arrivals at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016
Michele was in a relationship with her former 'Glee' co-star Monteith when he died in July 2013.
Michele showed off two new inkings she’s received with a couple of pictures on Twitter on Tuesday (April 12th). The first, of a coffee cup on the outside of her ring finger, was in memory of her grandmother, who passed away late last week. “For you Grandma.. I love you forever,” the caption read.
The second was in honour of her ‘Glee’ co-star and real-life former boyfriend Monteith who died in July 2013, was of the number five – a reference to the jersey number worn by his character Finn Hudson on the show. “And one more for my quarterback,” she wrote.
Lea Michele - 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 2nd April 2016
Lea Michele - Lea Michele seen at Universal studios where she was interviewed by Mario Lopez for television show 'Extra'. at Universal Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd March 2016
The hit show was sued by The Glee Club, a chain of UK comedy clubs with the same name.
US show ‘Glee’ could soon be renamed in the UK after Twentieth Century Fox lost the latest round in their legal battle with a British comedy club of the same name. Mark Tughan, who owns The Glee Club chain, first filed a lawsuit against Fox in 2011, arguing that customers were being put off attending his clubs because they associated them with the hit US show.
‘Glee’ could be forced to rename in the UK.
Tughan had first trademarked The Glee Club name in the UK in 1999, a decade before ‘Glee’ first aired in Britain. In his original lawsuit Tughan argued: “The similarity of the names and branding in the same field of entertainment services has led to us losing custom and hampered our ability to establish our brand of cutting edge live comedy.”
Continue reading: 'Glee' Could Be Forced To Change Name In UK After Fox Loses Appeal
Lea Michele - InStyle and Warner Bros 73rd Annual Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Golden Globes, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016
Lea Michele - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live. - Press Room at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016
Lea Michele - People's Choice Awards 2016 - Press Room held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th January 2016
Lea Michele - Celebrities attend 24th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th December 2015
And there's your cast for "Scream Queens"
Glee star Lea Michele has just secured a new Fox show – the upcoming comedy horror Scream Queens. The actress is just finishing up the sixth and final run of the musical comedy series about a high school glee club.
Lea Michele is officially a scream queen now.
Michele has been tipped to star alongside Joe Manganiello (TrueBlood, MagicMikeXXL), Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Akeela and the Bee, Masters of Sex). The show will also star Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, just because.
Continue reading: Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin Join The Cast Of Fox's "Scream Queens"
In a matter of days, the Twitter accounts of two 'Glee' stars have been hacked...but why?
Someone is targeting the cast of 'Glee.'
Michele is NOT pregnant
Continue reading: Lea Michele Confirms Twitter Hacker Made Fake Pregnancy Announcement
It's been nearly a year since Lea Michele's boyfriend Cory Monteith died tragically so it's no surprise the singer and actress is finally moving on. The 27-year-old has recently started dating Matthew Paetz, an aspiring actor and model, but reports suggest he may not be all he seems.
Lea Michele's new boyfriend Matthew Paetz is certainly handsome, muscly and. a former gigolo? The former Glee star's love life has been under scrutiny over the last few months as it's almost a year (a month today to be precise) since her boyfriend Cory Monteith tragically died. Although Michele has been keeping her relationship with Paetz quiet, rumours have already begun to circulate which suggest her new beau may have a shady past.
Lea Michele has started dating again.
Michele and Paetz are officially a couple, according to People. They met in April on the set of Michele's music video for 'On My Way' in which he appears as an extra, although interestingly does not have the part of Michele's on camera love interest.
Continue reading: Allegedly, Spending A Week With Lea Michele's New Boyfriend Costs $17500
The 27 year-old star explained to Chelsea Handler why a manager required that she should get a nose job, and how she started drinking as a"little toddler."
Just last week, Lea Michele let the world know previously known detailed aspects of her life as 'Brunette Ambition,' her autobiography, was released.
But the 27 year-old actress is eager to attract more people to purchase it, so she gave fans a sneak preview of what to expect in her first ever memoir.
While promoting the book, Michele appeared on 'Chelsea Lately' this week and recalled drinking at a very early age.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Was Once Instructed To Get A Nose Job, Find Out Her Response
More things you didn't know about the ever-surprising 'Glee' star!
The latest in a month of celebrity bodily fluid-related news: following on from Jennifer Lawrence's Oscars chunder shame, and Paul McCartney's diarrhoea illness, Lea Michele has revealed that she peed herself prior to performing for President Barack Obama and his family at The White House.
The Glee actress has revealed that she was so nervous before her performance that she had to ask her friend Jonathan Groff to help calm her nerves but in doing so he made the actress laugh so much that she accidentally wet herself. She also revealed that she stole toilet paper from The White House because it had the official seal on it.
'Glee' stars Lea Michele and her best friend Jonathan Groff arrive hand in hand at a promotional event for her new book titled 'Brunette Ambition', held at Barnes & Noble on Union Square, New York. Lea looked her usual glamorous self in a black striped pencil skirt, cropped top and white heels.
'Glee' star Lea Michele turned heads in a very short, green, silky dress with an extremely daring plunging neckline at the FOX Upfronts presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York.
Almost a year on, Lea Michele remembers the late Monteith as "the biggest heart and most beautiful smile."
Sunday, May 11, marked what would have been the 32nd birthday of Glee’s Cory Monteith. The actor died of a heroin overdose in July 2013. His girlfriend on the show and in real life, Lea Michele, posted a tribute to the late actor on twitter this past Sunday. Along with a black and white picture of the pair laughing together, Michele shared the following message: "The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday."
The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday. pic.twitter.com/XzGVu0g5nY— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) May 11, 2014
'Glee' actress is still grieving over her late boyfriend and co-star.
Lea Michele has paid tribute to her late boyfriend, the actor Cory Monteith, in honour of what would have been his 32nd birthday. Monteith died on the 13th July last year after what was found to have been a heroin overdose. He and Michele were co-stars on the popular Fox musical drama, Glee, which paid tribute to its lost in a special farewell episode last year.
Actress Lea Michele Has Paid A Touching Tribute To Her Late Boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
The 27 year-old singer and actress posted a loving tribute on Twitter, writing "The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday" to caption a black and white photo of the talented pair sharing a joke.
Critics haven't enjoyed this kiddies' reboot of the classic 'Wizard of Oz.'
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is released today in the USA, giving American families a new look at the classic tale of Dorothy,Toto, Kansas and the magical land of Oz in an exciting new animated take. Glee star Lea Michele takes the lead, voicing the sparkly-shoed heroine whilst Dan Aykroyd plays the Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammer is the Tin Man and Jim Belushi voices the not-so-cowardly lion.
Lea Michele Plays Dorothy In The Poorly-Received 'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return.'
The movie is an adventure aimed at the youngest of cinemagoers but even so, critics have found fault with Legends of Oz at the most basic of levels. Directed by Will Finn ('The Road to El Dorado') and Dan St. Pierre ('Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey') and with Bryan Adams scoring, the film should have had all the makings of greatness but instead falls short with a mediocre plotline and decidedly second-rate animation.
A representative stepped in to debunk the speculation.
What on earth is going on between Naya Rivera and Glee? On Wednesday, multiple reports, notably by The New York Daily News and Us Weekly, claimed that Rivera had been axed from Glee ahead of the season finale, because of disagreements with the producers and co-star Lea Michele. More recently however, several different websites have come out, citing the actress’ rep as saying that the rumors are untrue."Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story," the rep told The Hollywood Reporter.
So is Rivera leaving Glee or not?
In April, Us Weekly reported on an alleged on-set conflict between Rivera and Michele.
Continue reading: Naya Rivera's Glee Situation Is Still Unclear, Rep Denies Firing
Lea Michele's latest video features sun, sand and skin in abundance.
Lea Michele is moving along with her music career outside of Glee and it looks like she hasn’t escaped Hollywood’s constant pull towards a sexier image. Over the weekend, the Glee star got pap-ed on the set of her upcoming video for On My Way. While the plot of the video is still unclear, the photos make it obvious that the video will include a lot of California sun, some cool desert shots, a vintage Ford Mustang and of course, Michele herself, wearing a number of different bikinis.
Lea Michele and "friends" on location.
Because nothing says young and free like a bunch of bikinis, of course. The shoot was set in the desert outside of Palmdale California and the photos, published by MTV, show the Glee actress frolicking around in a black bathing suit, some kind of knit shawl and ankle boots – which is what any sane person would wear on a sunny drive out to the desert, right?
Continue reading: Lea Michele Bares Most On Location For "On My Way" Music Video
Alongside Cate Blanchett you wouldn't guess which stars also have tattoos.
Cate Blanchett really wanted to commemorate her Oscar win on Sunday, and what better more permanent way is there then getting yourself a tattoo? The actress was seen leaving a tattoo parlour with a bandage on her wrist opening speculation as to what special ink the ‘Blue Jasmine’ star might have had done. While we were a little surprised at the image of Cate getting tattooed she’s not the only celeb sporting some unlikely ink.
Cate Blanchett went from the red carpet to a tattoo palour after her Oscar win
Firstly none other thank Dame Helen Mirren has gone under the tattoo needle. The actress sports some ink on her left thumb of all places. The Dame said she got it when she was very drunk, a long time ago before tattoos were cool and mainstream, which is why she hates it now. She told ‘Good Morning America’ back in 2010 "I was very, very drunk. It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and Hell's Angels were tattooed, honestly, and prisoners. And I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing." Seems Helen was always ahead of her time.
Continue reading: Cate Blanchett's Oscar Tattoo, And Other Surprising Celebrity Ink
Before the actor's death, the on-and-off-screen pair discussed kids
Cory Monteith’s death from a drug overdose in the summer of last year brought with it an in-depth look at his relationship with his colleague Lea Michele, who has recently revealed that her and the late Glee actor were planning on becoming parents.
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
"We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do,” she revealed to Glamour. "We were done. We were it. When you're at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything. But today I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I'm thankful for that."
Continue reading: Lea Michele Reveals Erstwhile Baby Plans With The Late Cory Monteith
It was the 'Glee' actress' turn in front of the Miley photographer's lens.
Lea Michele has appeared in a racy new photoshoot for the famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson, who recently shot Miley Cyrus. The Glee actress is featured in this month's issue of V Magazine with an interview and a series of risqué shots where she bares plenty of flesh for Richardson's camera.
Lea Michele Has Bared (Most) In A New Terry Richardson Photoshoot.
As the world waits for the imminent drop of Michele's first solo album, Louder, on the 4th March, Lea discusses her music, how the girl in Terry's new snaps isn't really her, and the painful aftermath of the death of her Glee co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Finds Swimsuit Courage In Risque Terry Richardson Shoot
After releasing the new track 'You're Mine', a homage to Corey Monteith, Lea Michele shares with fans, "It's so special to me & it's story is so close to my heart."
Glee's Lea Michele unveiled her latest single 'You're Mine' on Monday (Feb 10th).
The 27 year-old singer/actress shared an intimate secret with her fans, explaining that the song was one of Corey Monteith's favorite's off her new album.
Back in November Michele told Elle Magazine, for that month's cover story, that 'Your're Mie' holds a special place in her heart because the song "makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this."
Continue reading: Lea Michele Releases Corey Monteith Tribute Track 'You're Mine'
Kate Hudson welcomed Lea Michele into her home with open arms when she had nowhere to go following her boyfriend's death.
It's been almost four months since the 31-year-old 'Glee' star was discovered dead in his hotel room following an overdose, and his partner Lea has been forced to stay strong in the face of the prying media. It hasn't been easy, however, as avoiding reporters was almost impossible in the wake of the incident and so she was forced to ring her trusted friend Kate Hudson who was only too happy to help.
"I called her and said, I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters]" Lea told Elle in an interview for their December issue. "She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house'. Like it was nothing."
Continue reading: Lea Michele Says Kate Hudson Came To The Rescue After Cory's Death
The actor, who died following a drugs overdose this summer, was remembered by his co-stars during an emotional send off
On Thursday, 10 October, Cory Monteith was remembered by those who perhaps knew him better than anyone else, as he and his character, Finn Hudson, was remembered in an emotional tribute episode of the Fox musical-comedy. The long-awaited episode came early into the latest season of Glee, which was pushed back a week in order to accomodate the passing of Monteith and in preparation for the memorial episode, The Quarterback.
Cory died of an overdose of heroin and champagne in June
The handling of the episode has been in discussion since it was announced that series creator Ryan Murphy was planning on making a tribute episode, and last night viewers got to see how delicately the show's writers and cast said farewell to their departed singing quarterback. There was no shortage of emotion, as Finn was written out of the show too, but rather than dwelling on his death the episode reflected on the aftermath of his passing, and featured no funeral or dramatisation of Finn's death. This gave the writers a chance to not disclose how Finn died, but made his death a real experience nonetheless.
Continue reading: 'Glee' Bids Emotional Farewell To Cory Monteith In Memorial Episode
"It's gonna be awful." The 'Glee' sports coach has opened up about the Cory Monteith memorial episode and Demi Lovato's arrival in new series.
Glee goes on: actress Jane Lynch has spoken of her feelings towards the fifth - said to be final - series of the high school TV show. Speaking at the Television Academy Performers Peer Group Reception, the 53 year-old said that it's not going to be an easy ride for any of the cast or crew to bid a final farewell to Cory Monteith who was found dead at 31 after a drugs overdose, reports E!.
Jane Lynch Has Described The Cory Monteith Tribute Episode As "Beautiful."
The actress tweeted yesterday (21st Aug) "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan." Glee creator Ryan Murphy revealed this week that despite rumours, the final episode would not have Monteith's Finn Hudson written out of the show by a drugs overdose.
Continue reading: Glee's Jane Lynch Talks Monteith Tribute, Arrival Of Demi Lovato
Glee creator Ryan Murphy talks about how Cory Monteith will be written out of the show.
Glee's Ryan Murphy has revealed his ideas for writing out Cory Monteith's character, Finn Hudson, including a fatal drugs overdose. However, the showrunner told Deadline how the musical show's producers decided against the controversial storyline that would mirror the actor's real-life death.
Cory Monteith Died After An Overdose But His Character Finn Will Not Suffer The Same Fate.
The show, that will return for a fifth season on 26th September, suddenly had to deal with Monteith's absence after the 31 year-old actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room last month after heroin and alcohol abuse.
Continue reading: Why Won't Cory Monteith Be Killed Off By Drugs Overdose On Glee?
Lea Michele spoke for the first time in public of her late boyfriend and former 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith. She won the award for Choice Actress in a Comedy and in a heartfelt speech thanked fans for their support.
Lea Michele at the unveiling of the redesigned Aqua Star Pool By Estee Stanley at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.
Michele lost her boyfriend and Glee co-star over a month ago and has attempted to remain out of the public eye since. Monteith died on July 13th, aged just 31, he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The British Columbia coroner ruled his cause of death was a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
Lea Michele dedicated her Teen Choice Award to Cory Monteith. In her acceptance speech, the Glee star thanked fans for their support and paid tribute to her late boyfriend and co-star.
Lea Michele dedicated her Teen Choice award to her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith. Michele's acceptance speech was tearful but she continued smiling bravely. She said the late actor, who died last month, was "very special"; had a "beautiful heart" and "incredible talent".
Lea Michele at the PaleyFest Icon Awards held in Beverly Hills.
Michele climbed on to the stage with Glee's version of Journey 'Don't Stop Believin'' blaring in the background. Michele appeared genuinely thrilled at having won her award for Best Comedy Actress, smiling broadly and placing her hands on her heart.
The actress cut a forlorn figure as she stared into space whilst on the set of Glee during season 5 shoots
Dressed in character as Rachel Berry, Lea Michele has continued her gradual emergence from mourning the death of recently deceased boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith by tweeting a picture of herself on the set of the hit Fox show. Michele is currently filming scenes for the fifth season of the show, and uploaded the image of herself sat at the end of a bed looking contemplatively into the distance.
Michele looked in high spirits at last when she attended Jamie-Lynn Sigler's baby shower
As heartbreaking as the image is, one positive we can take from the snap is that it serves as evidence that Michele is moving on from the tragic loss of Monteith and isn't finding herself lost in a spiral of depression after losing such an important part of her life.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Glad To Be "Home" After Tweeting Picture From Glee Set
How will TV show 'Glee' move on now Cory Monteith has died?
Since Glee star Cory Monteith died last month as the result of a deadly overdose of heroin and alcohol, fans of the show as well as the Glee cast and crew have mourned the loss of the talented singer and actor. Having been known to have battled drug problems since aged 19, the 31 year-old was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after he failed to check out.
However, the issue that has also been on everyone's minds is whether Glee can carry on without one of its main characters and - would the cast want to after such a dreadfully sad incident?
The Absence Of Monteith And His Talent Will Be Felt By Many.
Continue reading: Glee: How Will The Cory Monteith-Shaped Hole Be Filled?
Cory Monteith's Glee tribute will be interspersed with anti-drug messages.
For once in its long history, Glee isn’t shying away from the tough topics. The show will deal directly with the “incidents involved” in Cory Monteith’s death. It was already known that showrunner Ryan Murphy and Monteith’s fiancé Lea Michele were working on a special tribute episode for the star, which was to air this autumn, before a necessary hiatus for Glee.
Cory's life will be honored with a tribute episode.
According to Kevin Reily, the chairman of entertainment at Fox, Glee will tackle Cory’s problems with addiction head on. The star died of a heroin overdose last month, after having battled addiction for most of his life. After his latest stay in rehab, even those close to Monteith did not suspect what was to come. Apparently, the memorial episode will explore these same issues in the fictional setting of McKinley High.
'Glee' actress Lea Michele has broken her devastated Twitter silence after the death of her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
To say that the late Glee actor Cory Monteith meant the world to co-star Lea Michele would be an understatement. Not only did the pair's characters - Rachel and Finn - date on screen in the high school comedy musical series, but their fictional romance was reflected in real life with the pair having dated for a year at the time of Monteith's untimely passing. Partners on and off screen, their love grew out of their working relationship that blossomed into friendship.
Michele & Monteith Had Dated For A Year.
Monteith was discovered dead by hotel staff when he failed to check out of a Vancouver room after an evening out with friends. Although an initial autopsy doubted substance abuse as a cause, a following toxicology report revealed that a deadly cocktail of heroin and alcohol had caused a death by overdose. The 31 year-old was known to have had drug issues in the past, having been in and out of rehab several times, but after a rehab stint in April appeared to be clean.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Breaks Through Cory Monteith Grief To Address Fans
The Glee star gave a heartfelt response to all the warm messages she's received during this difficult time
We were all shocked at the news that Glee star Cory Monteith had passed away at the tender age of 31, but none more so than his on-screen and off-screen lover Lea Michele. Since the news of his passing broke, Michele has placed herself into a state of silent mourning, finally making her first public acknowledgement of the tragic event in a Tweet thanking her fans for their continued support.
Lea and Cory were engaged to be married
In her Twitter update, the actress, who plays Rachel Berry in the show opposite Monteith's Finn Hudson, wrote; "thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support," adding that Cory will "forever be" in her heart. The actress also attached a picture of the two from a day at the beach, which sees the two huddled up together by the side of the sea.
Continue reading: An Emotional Lea Michele Breaks Silence Over Cory Monteith's Death
Lea Michele has spoken for the first about Cory Monteith. She posted a comment thanking fans for their support via Twitter, she also included a photograph of the herself, smiling with Monteith.
Lea Michele, the girlfriend and co-star of the late Cory Monteith, has expressed her gratitude to fans via Twitter. The actress tweeted to her fans: "thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support".
Lea Michele at the 2013 PaleyFest Icon Awards, Beverly Hills.
Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on 13th July where he had overdosed on a mix of heroin and alcohol. Michele, following Monteith's death, remained silent until yesterday (29th July) when she finally spoke out saying: "Cory will forever be in my heart". She also attached a photo of the couple smiling together.
'Glee' cast and crew have paid tribute to the talented actor, who died after a drug overdose.
No one could have predicted the tragic death of Cory Monteith; the talented 31 year-old actor and singer who'd appeared to have triumphed over his drug addiction after entering rehab earlier this year. After his body was found in a hotel room when he failed to check out on 13th July, initial autopsy results showed no signs of substance abuse, but the toxicology report a few days later told a different story.
Cory Monteith: Remembered By His Friends In A Special Ceremony.
It was found that Monteith, upon returning from a night out in Vancouver, had died of an overdose owing to a mixture of heroin and alcohol. Monteith's co-star and girlfriend of one year, Lea Michele, has spoken of her "profound loss" and organised a special memorial service in Hollywood with Glee's creator, Ryan Murphy, for cast and crew of the show.
The memorial was held yesterday (July 25) two weeks after the actor's tragic death.
Following the death of Cory Monteith, his girlfriend and co-star Leah Michele, alongside Glee creator Ryan Murphy, worked on organizing the private memorial, held yesterday in Hollywood, according to E!News. Monteith passed away on July 13th at a Vancouver hotel, due to a drug overdose. The actor was 31. His death at such a young age shocked fans and colleagues alike and condolences have been flooding in ever since the tragic announcement was made.
Monteith's death shocked his friends and fans.
"Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith," Fox said in a statement for the website. "We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, opened up in an interview about Cory Monteith's death; the cast and crew's reaction and how the next season of Glee will pan out.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has said the show will go on following the death of Cory Monteith, who starred in the comedy-musical series as Finn. The 31-year-old was found on 13th July in his Vancouver hotel room, a coroner ruled he had died on a heroin and alcohol overdose. On the death of his colleague and friend, Murphy said in an interview with E!, "it's hard to even explain how personally upsetting it is."
Ryan Murphy at the New York premiere of Eat, Pray, Love.
He went on to relate the last time he had spoken to Monteith. An incident had occurred where the cast had discovered Monteith was using again and Murphy was instrumental in ensuring Monteith went into a rehab facility. Monteith, following an intervention, arranged by Murphy and Lea Michelle, said "I want to get better". Murphy went on to say "I always felt and continue to feel even in his death that he did, that he really wanted to fight it and he was humiliated and shamed".
Continue reading: Creator Ryan Murphy Talks Glee And Cory Monteith's Death
The details haven't been finalized yet, but Glee will return for a long suffered fifth season.
After a long period of silence on the tragic event, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has finally spoken out on Cory Monteith’s death and the fate of the show from now on. Murphy explained that Monteith had been like a son to him and that the decision of whether to stop filming Glee out of respect or continue out of duty, had been one of the most difficult in the showrunner’s career.
Mental health is a priority in the wake of Monteith's sudden death.
“When you’re faced with something so sad and so shocking, what do you do? Do we cancel the show? Do we start shooting in January? What do we do?” he says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Ultimately, we decided the best thing for everyone is to get back to work and be around people who knew him and loved him so that everyone can grieve together.”
Were Cory Monteith and Lea Michele engaged to be married? It's difficult to tell as sources 'close to the couple' continue to offer a variety of stories.
Rumours continue to fuel speculation that Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were engaged. Monteith died tragically on Sunday 13th July, a coroner ruled his cause of death to an overdose on heroin and alcohol.
Cory Monteith at 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, L.A.
Since the tragic death of Cory Monteith on Sunday 14th July, speculation surrounding his relationship with Lea Michele has been rife. Rumours continue as they are fuelled by sources 'close to the couple'.
Continue reading: Sources Disagree On Cory Monteith And Lea Michele's Engagement
Cory Monteith's death was a result of a heroin and alcohol overdose. The 'Glee' actor was discovered in his Vancouver hotel room at noon on Sunday (13th July).
Cory Monteith's death was a result of a drug overdose, a coroner ruled yesterday.The 31-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday (13th July) in a hotel room in Vancouver. He had been staying there since 6th July and was due to check out the same day.
Cory Monteith at the 2013 PaleyFest Icon Awards in Beverly Hills, L.A.
The Glee star's death has attracted worldwide publicity and Monteith's autopsy was rushed through (scheduled a day after his death) due to the public's interest. Yesterday (Tuesday 16th July), the cause of his death was announced by a British Colombian Coroner as being an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The Coroner stated his death was a "tragic accident" and he "died of a mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol", according to Fox News.
Cory's close friends and his Glee colleagues are mourning the loss.
The death of Cory Monteith, whose body was discovered in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, has devastated his friends and co-stars, according to sources. The Mirror reports that Monteith’s fiancée, Lea Michele, who plays his character’s on-off girlfriend Rachel Berry on Fox’s Glee, was said to be “absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable”. Michele had been busy planning the wedding when she received the news.
Monteith had been battling addiction since his teenage years.
A source said: “It is absolutely tragic. Lea was busy organising what should have been the happiest day of their lives but now she is planning her worst nightmare, Cory’s funeral,” the source commented. “He meant the world to Lea as she did to him. No one can believe he is gone at such a young age. Cory never shied away from his demons and twice he tried to rid himself of them. He was such a huge talent and touched every one he met.”
'Glee' star Corey Monteith has been found dead in a Canadian hotel room, with an as of yet unestablished cause of death.
Cory Monteith, known internationally for his role as Finn Hudson in Fox's popular musical drama Glee, was found dead by hotel staff after he failed to check out of a Vancouver room, according to USA Today. Melissa Kates, Monteith's publicist, confirmed the 31 year-old's death: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
Cory Monteith Has Passed Away Age 31.
It is not yet known what led to Monteith's untimely death but Monteith had been a lead cast member on Glee since the musical series launched in 2009, playing Finn Hudson - a football player who joins his high school's glee club choir, New Directions. The Calgary-born actor checked into the hotel on 6th July and was scheduled to check out on Saturday (13th July). When he failed to do so, the hotel staff were alerted and discovered his body when they went to check the room. Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard announced that Monteith was found alone: "An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play."
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It was a major 'Glee' fest at the 2013 Fox Upfront Presentation with appearances on the red carpet from the musical TV show's stars including Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch. The annual television network event was held at the Woolman Rink in New York City.
The network's decision to renew one of its most popular productions comes as no surprise.
Fox’s musical dramedy series Glee has been renewed and will join returning shows like Bones and The Following on the network’s roster. Not only that, but Glee has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season, meaning we can expect the Lea Michele starrer back in 2014 as well. "Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement announcing the news on Friday. “Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show - and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”
Back in January, Reilly dropped a hint that the network might be renewing Glee for more than one season, by saying: "We're going to negotiate now for the fifth season and beyond."
The decision makes sense for Fox, since Glee – as loved and hated by audiences as it may be – is one of the network’s top performers in terms of ratings. It has performed especially well in its new Thursday 9PM slot and the writers have covered topics oriented toward a more mature audience, like in last week’s school shooting themed episode. It will be interesting what direction the writing team decide to take now, with the possibility of developing story arcs over the next two seasons.
Taylor Swift and The Wanted were undoubtedly the biggest names to take home People's Choice Awards last night at the 39th annual version of the event. Taking place in Los Angeles, the ceremony was also notable for other guests including Paris Hilton, Julianne Hough, Naomi Watts and Lea Michele. The entirely fan-voted for awards saw Taylor Swift take home the Favorite Country Artist gong, though she once again found herself in a 'Kanye' situation as Olivia Munn initially refused to give her the statuette. It was all for play though, with Swift laughing "Oh God... this always happens!"
Rachel and Finn have had a very tumultuous relationship in Glee, to say the least. But in real life the actors who play both those characters have a dream-like relationship.
Lea Michele (Rachel) and Cora Monteith (Finn) have been dating for months but they only unveiled the news publicly on Ellen, to its host Ellen Degeneres. Ellen asked him about 'Monchele' and what it means. He replied "Well, of course I know what Monchele is... it's Monteith and Michele... Yeah [we are a couple]." The news of which inspired the audience to scream their approval.
Despite both looking as though they're in high school, like their famous Glee characters, Michele is in fact 26 while Cory is 30, and it's right about time for a grown-up relationship. Michele is gracing the cover of Marie Claire this month in which she has spoken about her relationship with Cory. "I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory," quotes NY Daily News. "No one knows what it's been like to go through this more than he does. Feeling like you have that net underneath you allows you to jump higher and go farther... He makes me feel like I can do anything. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."
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We’ve all seen Lea Michele belting them out as one of the main stars of hit musical drama Glee, but now the actress is planning on proving that she can do it as a standalone artist. That’s right, the star has revealed via Twitter that she is going to be preparing her debut album for release!
Taking to the social networking site, Michele wrote "Just had a very exciting music meeting and am proud to announce that im officially on the road to making my first album! I'm so excited!" Following up, she added "There's so much to be thankful for right now. Feeling so blessed and thankful. And I couldn't do it without all of you! Love you guys!"
Michele’s singing has been among the highlights of Glee during its three season run, and the announcement comes just as the fourth is beginning. The new season sees all of the main character spread about the US after graduating from high school, and Michele commented to MTV "You basically have the kids who have graduated and their story lines, as well as the kids back in high school." She added "I think it'll be really great because it gives us the opportunity for the characters who have been on the show for a while to move on and to start new story lines, but then the kids who are newer on the show will get to continue on."
As the countdown to 2012 begins, an executive (Swank) is frazzled about a technical glitch in the iconic Time's Square ball-drop. Meanwhile, a courier (Efron) is trying to help a frumpy secretary (Pfeiffer) achieve her dreams. A chef (Heigl) is catering a glittering event while trying to avoid her rock star ex (Bon Jovi), whose back-up singer (Michele) is stuck in a lift with a lovelorn slacker (Kutcher). A mother (Parker) is worried about her teen daughter (Breslin). And a tuxedoed millionaire (Duhamel) is trying to get to an important event in the city.
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Made primarily for fans who couldn't attend the summer 2011 tour, this is mainly a concert movie featuring some 20 songs from the TV show. Each main character gets his or her moment in the spotlight as they stir the arena crowd into a frenzy of adoration. Between numbers, we meet fans who have felt the show's impact: sparky high-school cheerleader Janae, who's only incidentally a dwarf; the soulful Trenton, who was forced out as gay in eighth grade; and the reclusive Josie, who has emerged from her shell as a Gleek.
Continue reading: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Review
Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith - Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith New York City, USA - The cast of Glee sign copies of 'Glee: The Music Vol. 1 at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle. Tuesday 3rd November 2009
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