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Glee Star Cory Monteith Found Dead In Hotel Room, Aged 31

Published April 26, 2014 by gossipzoo

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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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LEA MICHELE Debuts New Single “Cannonball” (AUDIO)

Published December 29, 2013 by gossipzoo

LEA MICHELE has just debuted the audio for her new single “Cannonball”… and we’ve got it right here!

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Shortly after unveiling the album cover for her debut album “Louder” on Twitter, Lea Michele released her first ever single, “Cannonball.”

We don’t know why it’s taken her this long to release an album of her very own with absolutely nothing in it that was originally sung by Journey or Barbra Streisand, but the timing is actually quite perfect considering she has a lot of painful, raw emotions to work through (because of her boyfriend Cory Monteith‘s sad and untimely death) that could translate to some amazing-yet heartbreaking-songs.

But “Cannonball” isn’t really a “woe is me” type of song, but rather a song about new beginnings.


Photo Via Lea Michele‘s Twitter

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Just how well does these two actors get along on the Hunger Games set? Socialite Life has the scoop.

Tearful Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith at Teen Choice Awards: ‘He Was Very Special to Me and the World’

Published September 12, 2013 by gossipzoo

Accepting the Teen Choice Award for TV Actress – Comedy on Sunday, an emotional Lea Michele took a moment to remember her former castmate and boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died last month of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

Here’s what she said in full:

I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very past difficult few weeks. Thank you. Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world. I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love, we’re gonna get through this together. He was very special to me, and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of hearts, and that’s where he will stay forever.

Michele’s emotional speech came shortly after the cast of Glee won Best TV Comedy. Costars Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz also praised Monteith during their respective speeches.

“Although we lost someone that we really love and that all of you guys love too, we are very fortunate to come back to a show where we feel the love of family. Cory was like a brother to us and like a dad. He was always ready to sign an autograph or take a picture with a fan. He loves you Gleeks, and he loved his fans,” Riley said.

“On behalf of our brother and our castmate we know that Cory would have wanted to dedicate this award to you guys. Our condolences to you as well. We love you so much,” added Ushkowitz.

Sunday night marked Michele’s first public appearance since the death of Monteith, whom she dated on and off for years. On July 29, she tweeted a message to her fans thanking them for their “enormous love and support.”

“Cory will forever be in my heart,” she wrote.

Lea Michele Breaks Silence For The First Time Since Cory Monteith’s Death

Published August 31, 2013 by gossipzoo

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: An ‘Enduring Sweetness’ on Glee

Published July 23, 2013 by gossipzoo

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).

PHOTOS: Cory Monteith’s Hollywood Life

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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LEA MICHELE Tweets Photo As Rachel Berry After Sexy Makeover (PHOTO)

Published November 5, 2012 by gossipzoo

LEA MICHELE tweeted a photo of herself as her “Glee” character, Rachel Berry, after her sexy transformation.

See her long hot stems!

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Before the star-studded 4th season of her show “Glee” aired, lead actress Lea Michele hinted that her preppy and ultra-conservative character will be undergoing a bit of a transformation.

Finally, the actress-who has been undergoing a bit of a makeover in the fashion department herself by opting for more risqu ensembles on the red carpet and on the show’s promo pic-gave her anxious fans a sneak peek of her character’s transformation on her Twitter.

The photo showed Lea in a short black dress, sexy knee-high boots and red lips, and had the simple caption:


How do you like Lea‘s-or Rachel’s-makeover?

Photo Via Lea Michele‘s Twitter

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