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'Glee' Producers Hold Back Start Of Season Five Filming To Rewrite Story Following Cory Monteith's Death

7/19/2013 12:33pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Producers of Fox's hit show Glee have pushed back the start of filming for the show's upcoming fifth season two weeks in order to rewrite actor Cory Monteith's storyline.

Monteith died of a heroine overdose over the weekend, forcing writers to re-do the "massive storyline" that involved his character Finn Hudson. A source told In Touch Weekly that the plotline was a major part of the story and was set to "happen right at the start of the season.

“Everyone on the show was told they were taking a 2 week hiatus until [the producers] figure out what they want to do," the source revealed.


Vancouver Police Issue Heroin Warning In Wake Of Cory Monteith's Death

7/18/2013 2:01pm EDT
Cory Monteith
UPDATE: the coroner told that there was no fentanyl found in Monteith's system.

Following the death of Glee star Cory Monteith last weekend, police in Vancouver, Canada have issued a warning to the city's drug users over the strength of the drug circulating in the city.

A recent rise in overdoses -- including the one that caused the death of Monteith, who was 31 -- have been linked to a more potent and dangerous grade of heroin going around that includes traces of cancer drug fentanyl.

"The Abbotsford police department has observed a concerning increase in the numbers of hero...

The Morning Roundup: Justin Timberlake Leads MTV VMA Nominations, Cory Monteith & Lea Michele Planned To Wed

7/18/2013 10:32am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are leading this year's nominees for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Timberlake's return to music with "The 20/20 Experience," driven by debut single "Suit and Tie," has earend him six nominations, wile the rap duo also picked up six nods for hit singles "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Stop Us." Here's the full list of nominations. (story)

Several stars have spoken out over Rolling Stone Magazine's decision to put Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the magazine. Tsarnaev, 17, has been charged with 30 crimes for his involvement i...

Sources: Cory Monteith And Lea Michele Were Planning To Marry

7/18/2013 12:38am EDT
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were reportedly planning to take their relationship to the next level before Monteith's tragic death in Vancouver over the weekend.

According to People magazine, a number of sources say that the two were getting close to tying the knot, or at least to an engagement.

One source said they had been discussing marriage, while another said they were in the planning process.

And according to Star magazine, Lea's grandfather, Albert Sarfati, says the two "were about to be married."

"I'm sure Lea is brokenhearted," he added.

"They were quietly hinting t...

Lea Michele Grieves With Cory Monteith's Family, Is 'Deeply Grateful' For Fans' Support

7/17/2013 3:00pm EDT
Lea Michele & Cory Monteith
In the wake of boyfriend Cory Monteith's death, Lea Michele is grieving with his family but is "deeply grateful" for the outpouring of support she's received from fans.

The actor died in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, and after an autopsy was performed the cause of death was attributed to a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.

The couple found love on the set of "Glee," and a representative for the actress issued the following statement: "Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory's passing, Lea has been grie...

The Morning Roundup: Robert Downey Jr. Highest Paid Actor, Adam Levine Engaged, YouTube Star Talia Castellano Dies

7/17/2013 10:42am EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr. is Hollywood's highest paid actor. His two latest superhero films, "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3" each pulled in over $1 billion each at the box office. (story)

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo are engaged. The two stars briefly split in May and are now back together and ready to settle down. The singer has dated a number of sexy models, including Nina Agdal and Anne Vyalitsyna. (story)

Ellen DeGeneres is mourning the death of 13-year-old YouTube sensation Talia Castellano, an aspiring make-up artist, who lost her battle with cance...

Cory Monteith's Autopsy Results Show Star Died Of Heroin & Alcohol Overdose

7/17/2013 1:46am EDT
Cory Monteith
Results of the toxicology tests done during the autopsy of late Glee star Cory Monteith, which were released on Tuesday, show that the actor died from a mix of alcohol and "primarily" heroin.

"Post-mortem testing, which included an autopsy and toxicological analyzis, found that Mr. Monteith, aged 31, died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol," the official report from the British Columbia Coroner's Service reads.

"The investigation into this death by the BC Coroners Service is continuing, and no other details are available at this time," the . It should be noted that at ...

Cory Monteith's Family Is 'Devastated,' Asks For Privacy

7/16/2013 2:00pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Following the shocking death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith, his family is asking for privacy because the actor's father is "too devastated" to talk about the incident.

A hotel employee found Monteith dead in his room in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday. The cause of death is still being examined as officials await the results of toxicology tests.

While fans and celebrities have been releasing tributes to the star for the past few days, his family has finally spoken out about the tragedy.

Monteith's stepmother, Yvette, issued a statement on behalf of the actor's father, insisting the family ...

The Morning Roundup: Jenny McCarthy Joins 'The View,' Cory Monteith's Final Role, Dave Matthews Fan's Big Surprise

7/16/2013 10:35am EDT
Jenny McCarthy
"Glee" star Cory Monteith, who died tragically over the weekend, portrayed a drug-addicted hustler in his last film, "McCanick." The film's director said that Monteith pushed for the role because it was very familiar to him, having come from years of struggles to keep his own drug addictions at bay. (story)

It's official: Jenny McCarthy is joining "The View." The actress, who has posed nude for Playboy magazine several times, will replace co-host Elisabeth Hasselback, who announced her departure last week. Co-host Joy Behar is also leaving the show, but so far there's no word on who will r...

Director: Cory Monteith Pushed To Land Final Film Role As A Drug Addict

7/15/2013 11:12pm EDT
Cory Monteith
The final film role of Glee star Cory Monteith, who passed away Saturday morning in his Vancouver hotel room, was one that was close to his heart.

The actor, who has battled substance abuse issues in the past and recently spent a month in rehab for a relapse, plays a drug-addicted hustler in his last film, "McCanick."

The film's director, Josh Waller, opened up about Monteith's performance in the wake of the actor's tragic death over the weekend. He says that despite Monteith going through what he calls a "rough time" while filming the movie last September, when the two met up recently fo...

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Heartbroken Over Co-Star Cory Monteith's Death

7/15/2013 11:58am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the celebrities who has paid tribute to her "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith following his shocking death on Saturday.

The actor was found dead in his hotel room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim in Canada. He played Finn Hudson on the musical FOX show, and his co-stars have flooded the internet offering their condolences to his girlfriend Lea Michele and cast mates.

Paltrow, who guest starred on "Glee," released in a statement: "Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family."

Meanwhile, Michele's publicist has asked the publ...

The Morning Roundup: Cory Monteith Mourned, Halle Berry Weds, Carly Rae Jepson's First Pitch

7/15/2013 10:39am EDT
“Glee” star Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on Saturday afternoon. The 31-year-old actor’s body was discovered by hotel staff when he failed to check out. Monteith reportedly went out with friends Friday night and returned to his room alone, according to the hotel's video surveillance system. The actor spent a month in rehab this Spring and has had troubles with substance abuse in the past, but no official ruling on the cause of death has been determined or speculated. An autopsy will be performed today to determine how he died. (story)

Lea Michele, who dated her o...

Friends Mourn Cory Monteith's Death During Impromptu Wake At Actor's Hollywood Home

7/15/2013 8:42am EDT
Cory Monteith
Several friends gathered at "Glee" star Cory Monteith's home on Saturday night to pay tribute to the star following his untimely death in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada.

Former "90210" star Dustin Milligan and members of Monteith's band Bonnie Dune were among the mourners who halted their weekend plans to remember their friend and colleague.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the impromptu get together took place at the Hollywood Boulevard home the actor shared with friends until he moved out earlier this summer.

One of the last people Monteith, 31, saw before his death was his form...

Lea Michele's Rep Asks For Privacy Following Cory Monteith's Death

7/14/2013 11:15pm EDT
Lea Michele
The publicist for Glee star Lea Michele has asked that the media and public respect her privacy as she mourns the death of boyfriend/co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away over the weekend.

Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, when staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim entered his room after he failed to check out. He was 31.

"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time," the star's rep said in a statement.

Lea, 26, and Cory had been dating since February 2012, when they took their relationship public on Vale...

Stars Tweet In Response To Cory Monteith's Tragic Death

7/14/2013 8:57am EDT
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As the news spreads of the sudden and shocking death of Cory Monteith, stars continue to pay tribute by tweeting their prayers and sympathies for the fallen “Glee” star.

Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the hit Fox show was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday afternoon. Police say there was no indication of foul play and that an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

As stars wake up, they continue to tweet there reaction to the tragic news. Katy Perry, Rihanna, and even Glee's official twitter page have tweeted in re...

'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Dead At 31

7/14/2013 6:30am EDT
Cory Monteith
“Glee” star Cory Monteith, 31, has died, reports.  Monteith’s body was discovered Saturday afternoon in a Vancouver hotel room after he missed check-out.  While authorities do not suspect foul play, an autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.  

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news.  Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones,” Fox and 20th Century Fox Television said in a statement.  

The Canadian singer-acto...

Celebrity Birthdays - May 11, 2013

5/11/2013 3:00am EDT
Cory Monteith
Happy Birthday to:

"Glee" star Cory Monteith (1982)

Rapper Ace Hood (1988)

Australian singer Holly Valance (1983)

Actor Jonathan Jackson (1982)

French supermodel Laetitia Casta (1978)

Actor Coby Bell (1975)

Actor Nicky Katt (1970)

Actor Jeffrey Donovan (1968)

Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider (1966)

Actor Tim Blake Nelson (1964)

Actress Natasha Richardson (1963; d. 2009)

Actress Frances Fisher (1952)

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (1952)

The Animals singer Eric Burdon (1941)

Actor Doug McClure (1935; d. 1995)

Dukes Of Hazzard actor Denver Pyle (1920; d. 1997)

Comedic actor ...

Cory Monteith Thanks Fans For Support After Checking Out Of Rehab

4/28/2013 8:30am EDT
Cory Monteith
After checking out of rehab, “Glee” star Cory Monteith thanked fans for their support. Last month, the singer/actor voluntarily checked into a treatment program to address "substance addiction" issues.

On Friday he expressed his gratitude to fans  on Twitter. He posted: "Sending out big love to everyone. Thank you for the continued support! It means the world to me!"

Monteith's girlfriend and "Glee" co-star Lea Michele also tweeted, "Today is a great day... Love you all!"

The pair was photographed reuniting at Los Angeles International Airport, where they were reportedly preparing to fl...

'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Checks Into Rehab

4/1/2013 8:31am EDT
Cory Monteith
Actor Cory Monteith has checked into a rehabilitation center for substance addiction. The "Glee" star, 30, has voluntarily sought help for his problems.

His rep told "(Monteith) has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

The actor, who is dating his television co-star Lea Michele, tweeted on Thursday: "such a beautiful day! truly seeing the forest for the trees. #gratitude."

In 2011, Monteith revealed he had previously checked into rehab fo...

'Glee' Season 4: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

8/19/2012 3:00pm EDT
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I have an intense love-hate relationship with FOX’s musical juggernaut, “Glee.” While I appreciate the diversity of the cast and how it tackles controversial and important issues like bullying, self-acceptance and sexuality in a surrealistic, unapologetic, and sometimes hilarious way, I am confounded by its spastic, uneven storytelling and the way it continually ignores some characters to focus on the dramas of others. With that said, this summer has been much less melodious without the sparkly musical fun that is “Glee.” The Sept. 13 premiere is fast approaching, so here are five spoile...

TCA 2012: Fox Exec Explains Role Of 'Glee' Graduates In Fourth Season

7/23/2012 5:04pm EDT
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The FOX hit Glee had a controversial third season when series creator Ryan Murphy announced that many main characters would graduate and leave the show. Glee fans were relieved to learn later that the likes of Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would remain on the show in some capacity.

Today speaking with the Television Critics Association, Fox Broadcasting president of entertainment, confirmed that the characters who have moved on will have limited appearances in the show’s fourth season.

“Now thatI’ve read the first three scripts, I’m very, very happy how seamless it is,” Reilly said. “Ther...

TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

5/25/2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...

Kate Hudson And Sarah Jessica Parker To Guest Star On 'Glee'

5/14/2012 4:43pm EDT
Kate Hudson
Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson have become the latest stars to land a guest spot on hit TV series Glee.

The Sex and the City veteran and new mom Hudson have each signed up for multi-episode arcs on the show's upcoming fourth season, which is set to premiere this autumn.

According to Fox President Kevin Reilly, the season will feature a show-within-a-show format and also revolve around the graduating characters played by Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith, as they head off to their respective colleges.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Glee is really positione...

Happy 30th Birthday, Cory Monteith!

5/11/2012 8:46am EDT
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He may play high school hottie Finn in "Glee," but Cory Monteith is no teenager. The baby faced actor turns 30 today.

The Canadian-born star started his acting career by appearing in several TV episodes, including "Stargate: Atlantis," "Supernatural," and "Kyle XY." He also had small roles in the films "Final Destination 3" and "Deck the Halls."

He got his big break starring in the hugely popular FOX series about a high school glee club. He is currently dating his co-star Lea Michele.

Fun facts about Cory: He's 6-foot, three-inches tall. He worked at Walmart as a people greeter. He is t...

Celebrity Birthdays - May 11, 2012

5/11/2012 3:00am EDT
Cory Monteith
Happy Birthday to:

"Glee" star Cory Monteith (1982)

Rapper Ace Hood (1988)

Australian singer Holly Valance (1983)

Actor Jonathan Jackson (1982)

French supermodel Laetitia Casta (1978)

Actor Coby Bell (1975)

Actor Nicky Katt (1970)

Actor Jeffrey Donovan (1968)

Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider (1966)

Actor Tim Blake Nelson (1964)

Actress Natasha Richardson (1963; d. 2009)

Actress Frances Fisher (1952)

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (1952)

The Animals singer Eric Burdon (1941)

Actor Doug McClure (1935; d. 1995)

Dukes Of Hazzard actor Denver Pyle (1920; d. 1997)

Comedic actor ...

Ashley Fink Dropped From 'Glee' Cast

4/23/2012 3:56pm EDT
Ashley Fink
Actress Ashley Fink has been dropped from the cast of Glee.

The plus-size star played Lauren Zizes on the hit TV musical series, but fans were left wondering about her future when her character quit the high school glee club New Directions at the start of the third season last year.

Now, Fink has confirmed she won't be returning to McKinley High. She tells, "It is what it is. Lauren's somewhere in that school, she's just not on camera or being talked about. She's involved in activities that aren't televised."

However, the 25 year old insists she isn't bitter about losi...

John Stamos, 'Glee' Stars & More Exchange Kisses For Charity At GLAAD Media Awards

3/26/2012 9:21am EDT
John Stamos
John Stamos, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera raised $15,000 for charity on Saturday after offering themselves up for kisses at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

"Glee" co-stars Monteith and Rivera hosted the New York leg of the awards ceremony and decided to turn up the heat by promising a steamy smooch with each of the highest bidders.

Former "E.R." star Stamos sparked a bidding war for Monteith before deciding to enter the auction himself and pucker up for his own charity kiss.

Stamos was in for a surprise when his winning bidder turned out to be a male ...

Lady Gaga Honored At GLAAD Media Awards

3/25/2012 7:04pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga and Dancing With The Stars were among the winners at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on Saturday.

The "Poker Face" hitmaker has long campaigned for equal rights and she was named the Outstanding Music Artist for her hit album "Born This Way".

Dancing With the Stars, which Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono appeared on last year), was named Outstanding Reality Program at the New York prizegiving, which was hosted by Glee stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera.

The producers of new musical series Smash received the top honor, the Vito Russo Award, wh...

'Glee' Stars Lea Michele & Cory Monteith Spend Romantic Weekend In Vancouver

3/1/2012 9:02am EST
Lea Michele's romance with Glee co-star Cory Monteith appears to be heating up. The new couple has just returned to Los Angeles from a romantic weekend in his native Vancouver, Canada.

Michele and Monteith, who play lovers on the hit TV show, were spotted dining at sushi restaurant Eatery on Saturday.

A fellow diner tells Life & Style magazine, "They came in Saturday night for dinner... and sat at a table at the front of the restaurant in the corner. They wore hats and both ordered Ichi rolls.

"A woman recognized the pair and though they politely said that they were trying to lay low, th...

'Glee' Stars Lea Michele & Cory Monteith Are Dating

2/21/2012 8:01pm EST
Lea Michele & Cory Monteith
Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are dating after spending Valentine's Day together in Los Angeles, according to a new report.

The actors have portrayed an on/off couple on the hit TV musical since its launch in 2009 and it seems their onscreen chemistry has since spilled over into their personal lives.

Editors at Life & Style magazine claim Monteith treated the 25-year-old beauty to a cozy dinner date at Il Covo restaurant on the most romantic day of the year - and they were not shy with their affections.

An eyewitness tells the publication, "They were into each other all night....