BBC News reports this morning that Glee star Cory Monteith, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the FX series Glee, has been found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver. Police say he was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel in the city centre on Saturday and although the cause of death is not being disclosed but foul play has been ruled out.
He had reportedly checked into rehab beforehand due to a drug related issue.
Monteith had played the Finn Hudson on the show since it began in 2009. In 2011, he won a Teen Choice award for top actor in a comedy. The show’s cast won a Screen Actors Guild award for an ensemble in a comedy the prior year. In my opinion, he was one of the best actors on the show, and he will be terribly missed. He also starred in Monte Carlo in 2011 and had a recurring role on the series Kyle XY. Whilst no details about his death have been released, an autopsy is confirmed for July 15th. In reaction to his death his publicist had this to say.
“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.”
At the age of only 31, this news is incredibly tragic. The star was reported to be engaged to his Glee co- star Lea Michele, who also plays his girlfriend on the show. Our thoughts are with the friends and family who were all blessed to have known and worked with this young actor.
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Former Glee star Heather Morris and her high school sweetheart Taylor Hubbell became parents to newborn son Elijah on Saturday. Taylor’s proud brother Adam shared the photo on his twitter account today with the caption: ‘The newest Mr Hubbell.’
Glee fans: Here’s your first look at “Dantana.”
Naya Rivera just shared a very cute pic of her and her new co-star, Demi Lovato wearing matching outfits on the set of Glee. Demi is guest starring on the hit FOX series as Dani, a struggling artist and love interest for Naya’s character, Santana.
Naya captioned the photo:
“Fancy. @ddlovato #goodside #dantana?”
Demi expressed her excitement for her new gig on Twitter yesterday, writing, “About to start rehearsals for day 2 of Glee!! Love this set!!”
Lovato’s arc will begin in the second episode of the show’s 5th season. Rivera dished about the role to MTV at Sunday’s VMAs:
“I mean, she’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that. We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good. I’m excited to work with her. We’re bringing her to the dark side. Well, she comes in in a Beatles episode, so [we’re singing] a Beatles song. I’m excited.”
Let’s hear it for Glee‘s newest couple!
On Tuesday, a Darren Criss-narrated promo for Glee‘s upcoming season premiere was released.
Glee returns September 26th on FOX.
Entertainment news reports that “Glee” will end after its sixth season.
Such sad news…
Not too long after Cory Monteith‘s tragic death in July and the much-awaited tribute episode for the late actor, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy told reporters that he’d be willing to end the show if Cory‘s co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele had asked.
As it turns out, a part of him has been wanting to pull the plug on the series for a while now.
Murphy told reporters at an event honoring FX Networks on Wednesday:
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around [Lea Michele‘s character] Rachel and [Monteith‘s character] Finn’s story. I always knew that. I always knew how it would end.”
Of course, the controversial death of one of his biggest characters also had a lot to do with the difficult decision. He explained:
“I knew what the last shot was, [Finn] was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens, you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring it out.”
We’ve yet to see how the conclusion will go, but Murphy said he has a “good idea” about it and that it’s “kind of in [Monteith‘s] honor, which I love.”
How do you feel about “Glee” ending soon?
Photo Via Fox
Much like fascist dictators, sometimes a TV show is better off dead. Sometimes the show was never that good and yet manages to have an incredible amount of staying power, like all 100 years of Family Guy we’ve had or the fact that there’s way more than one Transformers movie. Sometimes they’ve been on for far too long, and, like your childhood pet that has been around long enough to see you get your driver’s license, it might be better if they just called it quits and went to the Great Cable Station in the Sky.
No one can ever really pin down what it is exactly that saves a show or gets it cancelled (pandering to idiots who leave CBS on to make sure the cats don’t feel lonely seems to be the trick to staying on the air). But what I personally can pin down is which shows need to get the axe before it’s too late. Here’s a simple list of five.
The worst part about Glee needing to be euthanized is that Glee was once one of the most enjoyable shows on television. Detailing the lives of a mismatched glee club in rural Ohio, the show was once full of wonderful dance numbers and some rich characterization, and was an absolute delight to watch week after week. Great talent used to come on board to play. Neil Patrick Harris made a very notable appearance in Season 1. In an episode directed by Joss Whedon no less!
But now… I don’t know. The show just lost its spark. Everything that made the show entertaining at first got cranked up to eleven and became obnoxious and almost unwatchable. Every character became a cartoon version of their former selves, acting more like Bugs Bunny was dressing up as them than like actual people.
And the constant gay rights issues became a real problem. Don’t mishear me: I’m all for gay rights. But when every episode of your show is about gay rights, and a whole fourth of your glee club just sort of comes out of the closet with little or no ado, it just becomes a disjointed mess. Fox, do us all a favor and cancel this puppy before I forget the first season ever happened.
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Lea Michele has broken her silence for the first time following Cory Moneith‘s death.
The 26-year-old Glee star, who had been dating Cory for over year before his passing, posted this message to Twitter Monday morning:
Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/XVlZnh9vOc
– Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013
The cast of Glee came together to hold a private memorial service for their late costar this past Thursday. Cast members, including Dianna Agron, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, were seen gathering at AOC restaurant in West Hollywood after the service.
Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13th after an accidental overdose involving heroin and alcohol. He was 31 years old.
Cory Monteith arrived in our homes in 2009 in a happy burst of music, color and youth called Glee.
The news of his death in a Vancouver hotel room comes with the shock of someone dying at only age 31 (he seemed more like 22) – and also with the realization that he takes with him that music, color and youth.
Monteith was Finn Hudson, tall, handsome in a clean, square way. He looked like an old-fashioned teenage dreamboat dropped down in a school so up-to-the-minute in its heterogeneous mix he might have seemed out of place – like Ronald Reagan turning up in his brown suit to audition for the annual musical (Rent, say).
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But Monteith had an open-faced quality that revealed, or betrayed, whatever emotion he was feeling (or singing) at the moment. He had an earnestness, an awkwardness, a sincerity that gave him a certain rawness – and an enduring sweetness.
The other performers on Glee tend to have the shiny, expert confidence that we want (and need) of a show that expects its characters to burst into song. Monteith never had quite that same edge: His definition was softer. He moved through the corridors of McKinley High at a slightly different lope, and that all lingers in the mind.
At least that’s how Monteith strikes me now – perhaps I’d already begun to adjust my ideas about him after he entered rehab earlier this year for substance abuse. These shadows filter into your perceptions, especially your perceptions of an actor still so early in his career – and associated with a show as bright as Glee.
Miss him already.
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