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'Glee' Honors Fallen Star On Series Finale

3/21/2015 2:17pm EDT
"Glee" aired its final episode on Friday, and the cast paid tribute to the late Cory Monteith.

The actor, who played Fin Hudson, died in 2013. He was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, after ingesting a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol.

The two-hour, two-part finale featured some of Monteith's best moments.

The finale included a flashback to 2009 featuring Monteith as well as a glimpse into the future, which showed the high school auditorium in 2020, when it has been renamed in honor of his character.

Cory Monteith's Mom Speaks Publicly For The First Time About Her Son's Death

7/17/2014 5:00pm EDT
Cory Monteith's Mom Speaks Publicly For The First Time About Her
Cory Monteith's mother spoke publicly about her son's death for the first time on "Good Morning America" this morning.

When asked how she was doing, Ann Monteith, 63, said: "In the last few days, I’m beginning to accept it, the loss is horrendous. Until three days ago, I couldn't look at a picture of Cory, so there’s been progress."

The actor died in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, last July from a drug and alcohol-related overdose.

Ann was unable to talk about the night the "Glee" star passed away, but she still keeps in touch with Cory's girlfriend, Lea Michele, and shared home vide...

Lea Michele Pays Tribute To Late Beau Cory Monteith On One Year Anniversary Of His Death

7/14/2014 7:19am EDT
Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele paid tribute to late boyfriend/co-star Cory Monteith on Sunday, the first anniversary of the actor's tragic death.

Michele posted an image of the two on the beach to her Instagram page; and tweeted, "We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always," with another image of the late actor.

Monteith died of a heroin overdose in his Vancouver, Canada hotel room on July 13, 2013.

Eerily, earlier this week "Glee" star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead in his hotel room in Philadelphia, Penns., alm...

Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina Snubbed From Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment - Did They Deserve To Be Included?

3/3/2014 4:03pm EST
Cory Monteith
If there's one thing you can be sure of, it's people getting angry over who was and wasn't in the In Memoriam presentation at The Oscars. This year was no different, with fans upset that Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, and others were looked over during the telecast - but do they really have a reason to be upset?

In the case of Cory Monteith, it was obvious he was going to be left off the list. Cory was known for his time on Glee and not for his movie roles. He received a beautiful tribute at the Emmys.

Dennis Farina had a stronger case for his inclusion, as he starred in dozens of films in...

Gone But Not Forgotten: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2013

12/31/2013 7:01pm EST
celebrity deaths in 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on all the stars we lost this year.

From the shocking deaths of Glee star Cory Monteith and Fast & Furious' Paul Walker, to those who left us in old age, on their terms, we bid them one last goodbye.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on. May they rest in peace.


Singer Patti Page died in California on January 1, 2013. She was 85. (obit)


"The Sopranos" actor Tony Lip died on January 4 at the age of 82. (obit)


"Diff'rent Strokes" actor Conrad Bain died of natural causes at the age of 89 on January 14. (obit)...

Ryan Murphy Reveals Original 'Glee' Finale Plot Involving Cory Monteith’s Finn

12/24/2013 2:03pm EST
Ryan Murphy shared a rough draft of Glee’s finale during Cory Monteith’s private memorial in July, which has now been published by Entertainment Weekly.

Murphy told those gathered that he wanted Cory to bookend Glee by appearing in the first and last scenes of the series. Matt Morrison’s character Mr. Schu and Cory’s character Finn shared the first scene of the pilot. If it were not for Cory’s tragic death, the final scene would have featured Finn and Lea Michele’s character Rachel.

Murphy said during his eulogy, "The ending of Glee is something I have never shared with anyone, but I alwa...

No 'Glee' Spinoff For Lea Michele

11/6/2013 3:03pm EST
Lea Michele
Despite earlier reports, Lea Michele won't be starring in a Glee spinoff following the hit show's final season.

RadarOnline claimed Glee creator Ryan Murphy was developing a show based on Lea Michele's character Rachel.  A source told the site, "...some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging."

A Fox rep quickly denied the story, saying there was "no truth" to the report.

Either way, Lea Michele will be moving on from Glee after next season, which has been announced as the show's last. Next year's season is going through a transiti...

Rumor Patrol: Dianna Agron Banned From 'Glee' Tribute, Mariah Carey's Divorce, More

10/12/2013 3:07pm EDT
Dianna Agron
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Dianna Agron Kept Off Glee Set: One question fans of the FOX show kept asking after their tribute to Cory Monteith was, "Why wasn't Quinn (Agron's character) there?" In the first season of the show, Cory's character Finn was in a relationship with Quinn. RadarOnline reports that Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele "intensely disliked" Dianna and decided to keep her away.

Verdict: Appears False. E! claims Diann...

'Glee' Tribute To Cory Monteith A Hit In The Ratings

10/11/2013 11:30pm EDT
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Thursday night's episode of Glee, which paid tribute to late star Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin overdose over the summer, delivered the show's best ratings in nearly a year.

7.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the episode, which paid tribute to both Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson, who was killed off on the show in a way that wasn't revealed to viewers.

Several of the show's past castmembers returned for the episode, and some paid further tribute to Monteith on Twitter before and after the episode.

Darrin Criss addressed fans on Twitter prior to the airing of the episode,...

'Glee' Cast Remembers Cory Monteith In Touching And Emotional Episode

10/11/2013 6:02pm EDT
Glee Remembers Cory Monteith
The cast of Glee said goodbye to Cory Monteith's character Finn Hudson in a moving and emotional tribute episode titled "The Quarterback."

Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose on July 13, played the sensitive high school star quarterback who turned singer for the hit FOX show, now in its fifth season.

The episode opened with the cast singing Seasons of Love before the characters were asked by their teacher Mr. Shue, played by Matthew Morrison, to perform tracks that remind them of Monteith's character.

Glee's creator Ryan Murphy wrote the episode and chose not to reveal ho...

Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith's Death Ahead Of 'Glee' Tribute Episode

10/9/2013 11:19pm EDT
Lea Michele
Lea Michele has spoken out for the first time since the death of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith. The actress said that Cory's untimely death took two people from her.

"For me personally, I've lost two people - Cory and [onscreen 'Glee' boyfriend] Finn," she tells TV Week Australia.

The couple were together for more than a year before Monteith's death of a heroin overdose in July, and Michele says that the episode of the show that pays tribute to the late star, which she helped organize, felt like the right thing to do.

"We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the (fictional sch...

Former 'Glee' Star Dianna Agron Wasn't Intentionally Left Out Of Cory Monteith Tribute Episode

10/8/2013 6:48pm EDT
Dianna Agron
Rumor has it that former Glee star Dianna Agron was left out of this Thursday night's tribute episode to late star Cory Monteith, but the original report, which said that show creator Ryan Murphy and Monteith's show and real life girlfriend Lea Michele intentionally left her out because of their dislike for her.

It turns out that Agron's schedule got in the way of her making a return -- like that of Heather Morris, who also doesn't appear in the episode due to her recent pregnancy and the birth of her son.

"Heather Morris isn't in it either because of her pregnancy," a show insider explai...

Song List Revealed For 'Glee' Episode Honoring Cory Monteith

10/3/2013 6:07pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Sources have revealed what appears to be the song list for next week's episode of Glee, in which the show deals with the tragic death of Cory Monteith.

Cory's character, Finn, will be written off as dying - but show creator Ryan Murphy has said the show will not describe the cause of the character's death.

Now, sources including Perez Hilton have a list of songs that will reportedly be sung in honor of Monteith:

- I’ll Stand by You by The Pretenders. This song was sung in the first season by Monteith.

- Seasons of Love, from the musical Rent

- Fire and Rain by James Taylor

- If I Die ...

Coroner: A Mix Of Heroin & Alcohol Killed 'Glee' Star Cory Monteith

10/3/2013 9:07am EDT
Cory Monteith
"Glee" star Cory Monteith partied alone in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room and died after ingesting a cocktail of heroin and champagne, according to an official report from the coroner.

When the actor failed to check out of his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on July 13, employees discovered he was dead. First responders found drug paraphernalia "including a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle" at the scene along with two empty bottles of champagne.

Monteith had returned to the hotel at 2 a.m., and there is no evidence that he was joined by anyone else in the final...

Emmys Boss Defends Decision To Hold Cory Monteith Tribute

9/22/2013 10:00am EDT
Cory Monteith
TV executive Ken Ehrlich is defending his choice to honor "Glee" star Cory Monteith during a special tribute at the Emmy Awards tonight. Some critics believe there are other celebrities who are more deserving of the tribute.
Monteith died in Vancouver, Canada, last July from a heroin and alcohol overdose and had a relatively short career in Hollywood. He will be remembered among five veteran stars during the broadcast's "In Memoriam" segment. Ehrlich claims there is a special reason why Monteith will be remembered in this manner.
He told  Access Hollywood, "I do think that when people s...

Jane Lynch Calls 'Glee's' Tribute Episode To Cory Monteith 'Beautiful'

8/22/2013 1:01pm EDT
Jane Lynch on Glee
The Cory Monteith tribute episode of "Glee" is "beautiful," according to the late actor's co-star Jane Lynch. Monteith died on July 31 in Vancouver, Canada, from a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Lynch, who plays tough-talking cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the show, read the script for the emotional episode for the first time on Wednesday and is pleased with the way the show's creators and writers have decided to say goodbye to Monteith's character Finn Hudson.

Lynch tweeted to fans: "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian B...

Rumor Patrol: Hayden Panettiere Engaged, Miss Teen USA Nude Photo Scandal, More

8/17/2013 3:07pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Hayden Panettiere Is Engaged: After getting back together with boxer Wladimir Klitschko, it appears Hayden is getting ready to settle down - and is now sporting a giant rock on her ring finger to prove it. She was spotted at LAX with the telling jewelry.

Verdict: Unknown. Hayden has been extremely private with her relationship with Wladimir this time around; I t took almost a month before she confirmed...

Rumor Patrol: Lindsay Lohan Rocks Late Night Gig, Kim Kardashian's 'Fake' Baby Photo, More

8/3/2013 3:07pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Lindsay Lohan Rocks Chelsea Lately: Did Lindsay Lohan really blow people away when she was the guest host on a taping of Chelsea Lately?

Verdict: True! The studio audience was singing Lindsay's praises when she taped the show, which will air on E! Monday night. Rumorfix reports she stumbled in the beginning, but quickly got into the groove and began to sling some zingers at her fellow Hollywood stars. ...

'Glee' Producers Will Bid Farewell To Cory Monteith's Character In Third Episode Of New Season

8/2/2013 6:13pm EDT
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Cory Monteith's shocking and untimely death will be addressed in the third episode of the upcoming season of Glee.

According to Fox entertainment head Kevin Reilly, the actor's character, Finn Hudson, appears in the first two episodes of the season -- both Beatles tributes -- that were filmed before the actor's death, and the third will officially bid farewell to the character and actor.

"The third episode will write Finn out of the show," Reilly says. "That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular."

But Reilly wouldn't s...

Fox Will Address Cory Monteith's Death In 'Glee' Episode, Feature Anti-Drug PSAs

8/1/2013 3:45pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly met the Television Critics Association today for an executive session. Addressing the death of Cory Monteith and Glee’s plans to write him out of the show, Reilly revealed additional plans to have the Glee cast record public service announcements to illuminate the sort of drug problems that claimed Monteith’s life.

“Ryan is going to shoot some PSAs with the cast,” Reilly said. “Cast members as friends of his are going to speak directly to the audience. I think they’re going to be very, very impactful. What everybody knows is you see some people strug...

'Glee' Star Lea Michele Speaks Out For First Time Since Cory Monteith's Death

7/29/2013 11:06pm EDT
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele has personally opened up over the death of boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith with a post on her Twitter page along with a photograph of the couple.

"Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support," she wrote. "Cory will forever be in my heart."

The actress has been mourning the tragic loss of Monteith following his untimely death from an accidental heroin overdose on July 13.

Last Thursday the actress and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy honored Monteith with a memorial for the cast and crew of the show.

"Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Mic...

Mike O'Malley Praises Cory Monteith, Plans To Return to 'Glee' For Finn's Funeral

7/27/2013 4:30pm EDT
Mike O'Malley
Glee fans know Mike O’Malley as Kurt's (Chris Colfer) father, a single dad who dated Finn's (Cory Monteith) mother. O’Malley has a new show on NBC, Welcome to the Family, and when NBC presented the show to the Television Critics Association, O’Malley shared his thoughts on Monteith's death and plans to appear in the Glee episode about Finn's funeral.

“I hope to," O'Malley said. "I’m here doing Welcome to the Family and we shoot one episode five days a week, but Burt is a very, very important role to me. It’s been a great, great part and I’ve said to all those guys I’ll work early in the mo...

Lea Michele, 'Glee' Cast Hold Memorial For Cory Monteith

7/26/2013 11:02am EDT
The cast of "Glee" honored late star Cory Monteith at a memorial on Thursday. The actor's girlfriend, Lea Michele, and show creator Ryan Murphy invited cast and crew to join them and share their memories of Monteith at the tribute event.

20th Century Fox Television executives issued the statement: "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.
"We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as ...

The Morning Roundup: Selena Gomez's Royal Birthday, Cory Monteith Tribute, Lady Gaga Returns To VMAs

7/26/2013 10:38am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is thrilled that the Royal Baby, Prince George of Cambridge, was born on her 21st birthday. "How crazy is that? I share my birthday with the royal baby, that's crazy!" She told E! News. (story)

Amanda Bynes will spend at least another two weeks in a psychiatric hold after a public meltdown earlier this week. A judge extended the emergency order on Thursday. Amanda set fire to a woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California on Monday and was taken into custody by police, who noticed something was wrong with her mentally. They're not charging her for any crimes and hope she gets...

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Credits Lea Michele For Saving The Series

7/23/2013 9:11am EDT
Following the death of Cory Monteith earlier this month, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy considered canceling the new season of the series to let the cast and crew mourn the death of the actor. However, Monteith's girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele insisted that the show must go on.

Murphy explained: "(She's) the strongest 26 year old I know... (She) felt that the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together... She's trying to look out for 500 other people who have mortgages to pay and families to feed."

He told the Hollywood Reporter: "Ultimately, we decided the best thing for everyone...

Cory Monteith Struggled With Fame Until His Untimely Death

7/21/2013 9:00am EDT
Cory Monteith
In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, friends remember Cory Monteith, 31, who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. A troubled kid who beat the odds and made it big, the Glee star appeared to have overcome his struggles with drug abuse. But his sudden death from a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol leaves friends, family, and girlfriend Lea Michele reeling.

Monteith played a smooth-singing, sweet-talking jock on TV, but in real life he was fond of describing himself with one word: awkward. Even after the 6’3” star rocketed to stardom on the FOX smash Glee, he still “thought of himself that way...

'Glee' Season Premiere Delayed Following Cory Monteith's Death

7/20/2013 4:07pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Glee is delaying its upcoming season following the tragic death of late castmember Cory Monteith.

The series was due to air the premiere of its upcoming season on September 19, but instead the show will begin September 27. The production of the show was due to begin sometime in August, but that has also been pushed back.

Fox released the following statement:

"In light of the tragic passing of beloved Glee cast member Cory Monteith, the series’ executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of Glee until ...

Rumor Patrol: Cory Monteith Planning Proposal, Miley Cyrus And Chris Hemsworth's 'Tense Reunion,' More

7/20/2013 1:07pm EDT
Corey Montieth and Lea Michelle
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Cory Montieth's Proposal: A tragic story could be even sadder if there's any truth to the rumor that the late Montieth was planning to propose to girlfriend Lea Michele. The couple had been dating for a year and a half at the time of his death.

Verdict: Unknown. People magazine apparently had a few sources claiming that Cory was dropping some serious hints at a wedding with Lea, but it's impossible to ...

Cory Monteith Cremated, Friends To Hold Special Memorial At His L.A. Home Tonight

7/19/2013 5:04pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Friends of late Glee star Cory Monteith have planned a special private memorial at his Los Angeles home on Friday night.

"It's at his house," a source tells In Touch magazine. "The invite was informal - just a Facebook message telling us to come to the house at night. Everyone is going to tell funny stories and bring photos."

Monteith's mother Ann had the star's body cremated on Tuesday, angering his estranged father, who didn't have a chance to view his son's body one last time.

"I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much. I'm saddened at the fact that I couldn...

Cory Monteith Records Message To Fan In What's Believed To Be His Final Video Appearance

7/19/2013 3:54pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Cory Monteith recorded a video message to one of his fans while on a flight to Japan last month, and the footage is believe to be the late actor's final filmed appearance.

The Glee star was asked by a flight attendant to record a short message for her boyfriend's daughter, and Cory happily obliged.

"Mallory, hey, I'm Cory," he says. "...I wanted to record this video for you guys just to let you know to stay out of trouble and stay in school."

Monteith died over the weekend in Vancouver, Canada from a deadly mix of heroin and alcohol. His body was found when he missed the hotel's checkout...