Lea, continuing your brilliant work as Rachel Berry on ‘Glee’ must seem like the hardest thing to do after losing the love of your life, Cory Monteith, but insiders tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY you’ve decided you want to stick with the role. We think that’s an unbelievably courageous decision.
Lea Michele, it must be so hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, you’ll have to be back on set prepping for scenes as the indomitable and ultra-talented Rachel Berry, who has been in love with the quarterback-turned-glee-coach, Finn Hudson — played by your tragically deceased boyfriend Cory Monteith– for Glee’s entire series.
Lea Michele: Coming Back To ‘Glee’ Without Cory Monteith
Finn and Rachel spent most of last season estranged, but their love for each other never really died, and at the end of the season, Finn told Rachel that she was his “endgame,” no matter how long it took.
When you ended that fourth season, there’s no way you thought you’d lose Cory, the man you believed you’d spend the rest of your life with.
Even though Cory struggled with substance abuse, you never stopped supporting him. You were the one who insisted he go back into rehab when you discovered he had gone back to his destructive behavior. You went to Glee creator, Ryan Murphy and he helped you stage an intervention, according to Us Weekly.
You later thought he was recovering, and doing well when he went to Vancouver with friends and you felt comfortable going on on a girls-only vacation to Cabo San Lucas with your friend and jewelry designer, Jennifer Cohen.
But now we know that no matter how devoted you were to being Cory’s guardian angel, he fell in with the wrong crowd and tragically overdosed on a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.
Lea Michele: Use The Cast Of ‘Glee’ As A Support System
Lea, we know you’ve been inconsolable and unable to eat since Cory’s death, but you’ve also bonded with his brother and mother and made the difficult decisions to have Cory’s body cremated and to visit the Fairmount Pacific Rim, the hotel where he died, to see the memorial created by fans.
The one thing you have now is not only the love of your family and friends and Cory’s family, but the support of the entire extended cast and crew of Glee. The outpouring of emotion and support the cast has shown since Cory’s death has been enormous.
They have all spoken out about what a humble, kind, and great human being Cory was. “I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MAN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER,” Dot Marie Jones, who plays Coach Shannon Beiste, tweeted. And Lauren Potter, who plays Sue Sylvester’s partner-in-crime Becky, added, “I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart. Cory was always so nice to me. I have so many good memories.”
None of the cast suspected that Cory was still struggling with addiction. Jane Lynchin particular was completely stunned. She broke down on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 17, saying, “Cory's one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light. He was one of those guys that…you know, he knew he was breathing rarified air…the gifts that this wonderful show gave us.”
Lea Michele: Leaving ‘Glee’ Could Be Even Harder Than Continuing On
After Cory’s tragic death you have to know that you can count on the support of your fellow cast-mates. Going back to the show could actually be the best decision for you emotionally — you couldn’t hope for a more understanding place to be.
Everyone will be there to talk about Cory, to fondly remember him, share the good times, to hold your hand and give you hugs, and to be shoulders to cry on.
We understand that everything you do — everywhere you will look — on set will bring back difficult memories. But if you didn’t go back, that could be even harder and even lonelier than being with a group of people who loved Cory almost as much as you did.
The cast of Glee will keep you busy and will be with you every day. That is the hardest thing to do when you lose a loved one — just get through each day.
Lea, being alone and having free time could actually be the worst thing for you. You would have too much time to miss him; too much time to reflect on what could have been, every second of your days and nights.
Lea Michele: Cory Monteith Would Have Wanted The Best For You
The people who care about you and who loved Cory will help you through this difficult time.
Sometimes it’s best to just carry on, and you will carry on in this case, with the help of your Glee cast-mates. We can that it’s what Cory would have wanted.
We give you our greatest admiration in taking the steps back to the set and we wish you the best as you grieve the death of the love of your life, Cory Monteith.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Lea making the right decision by going back to Glee?
Production has been pushed back on ‘Glee’ following Cory’s tragic death, giving the cast a crew time to grieve. Read on for more details.
In the wake of Glee star Cory Monteith's untimely death, the premiere of the musical dramedy’s fifth season has been pushed back one week, from Sept. 19 to Sept. 26, Fox announced.
‘Glee’ Season 5 Premiere Delay — Cory Monteith’s Death Postpones Production
Fox and 20th Century Fox Television made the decision to delay the start of production until early August, so the cast and crew of Glee, many of whom were very close to Cory, will have the chance to take a break and grieve their loss, according to TV Line.
Glee has always revolved around Cory and Lea’s characters, so it's hard to imagine a series without onscreen power couple Finn and Rachel. However, a source close to the series told HollywoodLife.comexclusively:
"Lea is not leaving Glee. Everyone is going to take things lightly as the first few days back on set are going to be an emotional roller coaster. But producers are wrapping their heads around all aspects of how to move the show forward and will respect Lea's wishes in their hopes to make the show as special moving forward as it was in the past. They are family and they will all get through it together. Being together on the show should actually be a godsend."
After enduring so much heartache, it’s nice to see Kristen so happy on the set of her new movie ‘Camp X-Ray.’ HollywoodLife.com has all the EXCLUSIVE details on how the ‘Twilight’ beauty feels about her new director, Peter Sattler.
Kristen Stewart was all smiles when seen filming a scene for Camp X-Rayon a boat July 17. At one point, she and the movie’s director and writer Peter Sattler looked pretty cozy arm-in-arm.
Kristen Stewart & ‘Camp X-Ray’ Director Peter Sattler Cozy Up
A friend of Kristen’s tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY thatKristen really looks up to Peter for guidance.
“Kristen is finding a lot of support in Peter,” the source reveals. “She feels safe around him, like she can really let her guard down and be vulnerable.”
Kristen, 23, probably felt similarly about Snow White & The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, whom she had an affair with a year ago. We wonder if she’s headed for another actor-director romance. Well, at least Kristen is single now!
“Kristen is really happy to be back on set filming, but the boat scene was kind of rough for her. It was a grueling, long day of shooting from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.,” an eyewitness told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“At one point, Kristen started feeling really sea sick. She couldn't really take anything for it, except drink some ginger ale. Lane was super sweet and kept asking her if she felt OK and needed anything.”
It’s great that Kristen has so many people looking after her. We wonder if Kristen will find a new love on set!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers, could Kristen and Peter become a couple?
Paramedics were called to LAX airport on July 19 after things allegedly got heated between Kanye West and a paparazzi photographer.
Kanye West is notoriously private and against paparazzi invading his space. He allegedly took a few swings at a photographer who was asking too many questions. Read on for all the developing details!
Kanye West Attacks Paparazzi Again … Allegedly
Kanye West allegedly asked an “especially aggressive” photographer not to ask him any questions upon his arrival at LAX Airport on July 19. Kanye then allegedly “attacked, attempting several punches” when the photographer continued to probe, according to TMZ.
The extent of the photographer’s injuries are not immediately clear in this developing story, though paramedics were called to the scene immediately following the alleged incident.
Kanye West On Edge With Paparazzi Photographers Post-Baby
On May 10, Kanye publicly lashed out at paparazzi after he hit his head on a road sign after being distracted by paparazzi while trying to protect his pregnant girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. The embarrassing incident has left him on edge ever since.
A source close to Kanye told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY on July 18 that Kanye feared how he might react if faced with a particularly pushy photographer — especially in regards to his daughter, North West.
“He is really scared about how he would react if something happened to his baby with someone trying to invade his privacy on the streets,” the source said.
Kayne isn't "ready to go to jail over some aggressive paparazzi," the source said just one day before news of the alleged LAX incident on July 19. "The last thing he wants is for some … [photographer] getting up in his baby's face. Oh man, that would not be good."
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Kayne out of control?
Demi wisely spoke about Cory and his substance abuse problems in a new interview, and she insists that Cory ‘didn’t choose to die,’ but he was killed by his disease.
Demi Lovato has spoken out about the sad death of Cory Monteith. Cory, 31, died from a mixture of heroin and alcohol on July 13, and Demi insists that just because he had a long battle with substance abuse, that does not mean it was his fault he died. Demi said that “it only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die.” Read on for her touching words about Cory.
Demi Lovato On Cory Monteith’s Death
Demi, 20, openly spoke about her past problems and going to rehab, and she can totally see how precarious Cory’s situation was.
“Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs,” she told PEOPLE magazine. ”They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there … Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no.’ That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”
How poignant. HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Vancouver was a dark place for Cory, who find it hard to turn away from the pressures of drugs. Once again, Demi touches upon the subject with wisdom:
All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction. It’s not a choice. Nobody chooses to use. He didn’t choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It’s really scary, but I’m really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease.
Demi even admitted to avoiding clubs for her friend’s birthdays, because of temptation.
They can turn 21 and have their turn-21st-birthday. I don’t think that I – I just don’t put myself in those situations where I’m going to be at those 21st birthdays. I don’t go to clubs. I just know it’s something I can’t do without being triggered. And that’s okay.
Demi Lovato Is Praying For Lea Michele
There is one person that Demi feels the most for, and that is Cory’s Glee co-star and girlfriend.
“The main person in my thoughts is Lea [Michele],” Lovato says. “I am praying for her so hard and I love her so much. I’m wishing her a lot of strength right now.”
This is all truly heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Demi, Lea and everyone affected by Cory’s death during this sad time.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Do you think Demi speaks wise words about Cory?
‘Divergent’ took Comic-Con by storm, and the stars of Hollywood’s next young-adult blockbuster served major scoop on their upcoming film!
Divergent doesn’t hit theaters until March 22, 2014, so we’re basically craving any and all scoops on this soon-to-be blockbuster hit. The stars of the post-apocalyptic film — based on the books by best-selling author Veronica Roth – hit up their very first Comic-Con panel July 18, and it was better than you could ever imagine.
5 Things To Take Away From ‘Divergent’ Panel
1. First footage from Divergent
Although Divergent just finished filming less than a week before Comic-Con, fans were treated to the very first footage of the film! The clip starts at the beginning of Tris’ (Shailene Woodley) journey into the Dauntless faction with initiation, where Tris is forced to catch a moving train and jump from the top of a building down into her faction home.
When she lands at the bottom, we get our first look at her soon-to-be love interest Four (Theo James). There’s also quick glimpses of the crowd surfing in the Dauntless hall, the climbing of the ferris wheel, and Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet)!
2. Shailene’s character is NOT a superhero
Divergent’s leading lady Shailene will be the first to tell you her character is not of Superman or Batman’s superhero caliber.
I think Tris is a very normal girl. I get asked a lot about what it feels like to play an action star and superhero and I remember having multiple conversations with Neil [director] before beginning this film and I never saw her as a superhero and I never saw her as an action star. It stars a very young woman who had to figure herself out as well as help her community out around her. She’s a very young woman who is put in very elevated situations and is sort of forced to find herself through those experiences and I thought that was cool opportunity.
3. Hop aboard the Tris and Four love train
For those of you who haven’t dived into Divergent, Tris and Four’s love story is a major part of the book. The chemistry between them is palpable. When asked if their love story had been accurately portrayed in the film, author Veronica said she avoided the set during their “smoochy” scenes because it seemed “voyeuristic.”
Theo also joked that he is just as protective of Shailene as Four is of Tris — even saying he wouldn’t let her use the bathroom without him standing outside the door! We wouldn’t complain about that, Theo. Not at all.
4. There’s a plethora of eye candy
In addition to Theo, who is practically a perfect human being, there are quite a number of hotties on the cast list. Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Ben Lamb, and Ben Lloyd-Hughes all rounded out Divergent’s sexy Comic-Con panel. Oh, what it would be like to be Shailene.
5. New scoop on the third and final book
While Veronica didn’t reveal any plot details about the final book in the trilogy, Allegiant, coming out Oct. 22, she did give us one little tease. Both Divergent and Insurgent are told entirely from Tris’ perspective, but the third book will be told from both Tris and Four’s perspective.
HollywoodLifers, are YOU excited about Divergent? What did you think about the panel? Is Theo as dreamy as you imagined? Let us know what you think!
Watch a brand-new clip from the upcoming fourth season, as the Brown family faces its biggest challenges yet!
The Browns are back! A fourth season of TLC’s Sister Wiveskicks off July 21 at 9 p.m., and it looks like the multi-part family — headed by husband Kody Brownand wives Meri, 42, Janelle, 44, Christine, 41, and Robyn – might be reaching its breaking point. In a just-released clip from the season premiere, Kody and his wives are seen bickering about the status of their family business, “Sister Wives Closet.” Meri appears to be the person most dedicated to making it a success, but she’s beginning to doubt that the gang can make it work.
“I just see the reality of our life, and I see that we need these multiple streams of income that we’ve talked about as a family for a long time; that’s how it always has been,” she says in a taped confessional. “I feel the pressure.”
Poor Meri certainly isn’t getting a lot of support from her fellow wives; and don’t even get us started on Kody!
“It is a challenge working with my wives,” he admits in his confessional. “Some days, I don’t want to work with them. I want to run away screaming. Kicking and screaming. Throwing my clothes off.”
Now that is something we wouldn’t want to see!
More Drama For The ‘Sister Wives’
Along with having to deal with the struggling family business, Sister Wives viewers will get more insight than ever into the Browns’ complicated relationships. Most importantly, we’ll finally get to see whether or not Meri lets Robyn be her surrogate!
Here’s TLC’s official description of the show’s fourth season:
After living in separate rental homes for the past two years, the Browns are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of being together under one roof, moving into four adjacent houses in the same neighborhood. But now they have four large mortgages anda struggling start-up jewelry business. Meanwhile, Meri finally decides on whether or not to accept Robyn's offer to be her surrogate, but will Kody agree with her decision? And as more kids prepare to leave the nest, Kody and the wives have a surprise in store that will rebuild the closeness the family once shared back in Utah.
A surprise? What could it be?
WATCH: ‘Sister Wives’ Season Premiere — The Browns Get Down To Business
HollywoodLifers, do you think the Brown family will be able to overcome all of its obstacles this season? Drop a comment with your predictions, and your thoughts on the addictive TLC series in general.
Much to the dismay of ladies (and lady-wolves) everywhere, ‘Teen Wolf’ hunk Tyler is off the market. Congratulations!
Scott may be having some love troubles with Allison on Teen Wolf, but in real life, Tyler Posey is lucky in love! The actor, 21, is reportedly engaged to long-time girlfriend Seana Gorlick.
The Teen Wolf star told toofab at Comic-Con about his engagement July 18, saying: “I love being home. I have a fiancée now. We live together. We have dogs now and it’s absolutely great — I love it.”
The couple has been together since Tyler was 11! If that’s not the most adorable thing we’ve ever heard, we don’t know what is. He opened up to Us Weekly in June about his lady love and how he knew she was the one:
[I knew] since I was 11. I couldn’t really put it into words when I was that young but I always had this really strong connection to her and it’s just been something I can’t really explain other than I want to marry you and be with you forever. You just know. You definitely just know and I know.
While we are still pining for a Scott/Allison reunion, we are over the moon about Tyler’s engagement! Tyler and Seana are so cute together. Congrats!
HollywoodLife.com has reached out for comment.
HollywoodLifers, are YOU happy for Tyler? Are you still hoping Scott and Allison get back together on Teen Wolf? Let us know what you think!
It’s catsuit round two for Rihanna and we’re at lost for words. Do you love or loathe her bold look? VOTE!
Rihanna, 25, either gets a serious thrill out of shocking us with her fashion or she honestly thinks outfits like this are totally normal. While leaving the Roberto Cavalli store in London on July 19, the singer attempted to top her see-through mesh outfit with a red leopard print body suit! We’re not sure which outfit takes the cake for craziest, but we can’t say we hated either one of them. How about you?
Rihanna’s Leopard Outfit In London:
We’re going to be totally honest and upfront with you here: we kinda love this catsuit. It’s crazy, it’s hot, it shows off every inch of Rihanna’s body and most importantly, it’s original. Who else would wear this and look so good? The one piece features a bra top with a halter strap and a cutout at the waist. It shows off Rihanna’s cleavage and tattoos and it looks great with her new gray hair, too. She paired the look with black sneakers and a gold chain necklace, which made the super sexy outfit look not only fit for a rockstar but also pretty comfy. Her new hair was down and curled and her figure was bangin’ in this snug suit. Dark red lips, a red mani and gold bracelets completed her wild look.
Compared to the white mesh outfit this certainly covers Rihanna more, but it’s just as daring of an outfit choice — and it’s definitely not an easy look to rock. We wouldn’t recommend trying this one at home! We love that Rihanna doesn’t care at all, not even a little bit, about what people will think! The songstress wears what she likes and everyday is a fashion show.
What do you think of the red leopard catsuit? Love it or Loathe it? VOTE!
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Trailer — Video Released At Comic-Con
“Things are going to be way crazier. It’s an escalation” says creator Robert Kirkman. ”It’s going to get insane this season.”
At the end of season three, the Governor (played by David Morrissey) shoots down most of his group after they stage an ambush. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) welcomes the remaining Woodbury survivors to the prison, but the Governor’s whereabouts remain unknown.
The “negative reinforcement” the Governor received will have a major impact on the character, the cast announced during the panel. How he returns and when he returns will be a big mystery this season. “All bets are off.”
Season 4 Scoop: Relationships Develop
While the group fears the Governor’s return, they’ll also develop new relationships this season.
“The relationship with [his son] Carl is integral to the beginning of the season for Rick” says Andrew. When he’s asked whether he’ll have a love interest this season, such as Michonne (played by Danai Gurira), he jokes that they’re currently playing footsies.
Norman, on the other hand, is rooting for his character, Daryl, and Michonne to hook up. “And maybe Rick can join in!” he adds to much applause.
On top of potential new love interests, season four will bring a lot more zombies, much more action and super scary obstacles, as evidenced by the new four-minute trailer.
The Walking Dead season four premieres on Sunday, October 13 at 9/8c. Watch the new trailer below and tell us what you think, HollywoodLifers!
Designer and former contestant Michael Costello gave us his hysterical take on the premiere episode — read on and WATCH for more!
Season 12 of Project Runway has arrived with an entire new cast, new rules and unexpected twists. The first episode of the season is always my favorite because you get to meet a whole new set of designers, personalities and design aesthetics. However, this season could not have begun without a twist. Kate Pankoke from season 11 was chosen to return. Ummm, ok.
This season the stakes have been raised. The winner of season 12 will receive a price package worth over half a million dollars, the biggest price in the history of the show. Makes me want to sign up and compete again! Now, let’s get to the real deal. This week's challenge was presented on a different kind of runway — an airport runway! It was an unconventional challenge where the designers had to create a runway look made from parachutes. Some designers flew over the competition and some simply failed.
The cast this season is eclectic, which is a perfect mixture for drama. You have the class bitch, Helen, overconfident Kate, Drama queen Timothy, and those are just three designers. This season will definitely bring up the drama and I cannot wait to see the seams unravel. I was very touched, though, to meet Justin, a talented designer who despite his hearing disability will be a force to recon with.
The judging panel consisted of the Zac Posen, Nina Garcia, Heidi Klum and the fabulous Kate Bosworth. This season the judges will also be joined by Tim Gunn, a silent judge who has the power to save one designer during the season.
Finally, Runway Time!
Initial thoughts: I am impressed with this group! Who’s in the top?
Timothy: As I saw his look coming down the runway, I thought, “Cute, if the model has just gone through a fire.” It was a poetic tragedy that left me with a bitter taste. He sent his model down the runway without shoes, makeup or hair. Why? I do give him props for rocking heels on the runway, although I wish they had been a more tasteful pair. Next time make sure your model has heels before you do!
Sue: Chic and thought out. The rouching she created on her dress was visually pleasant.
Angela: As I saw her look going down the runway all I could think was “color blocking meets trash bag.”
Miranda: Easy, chic, except she used very minimal of the parachute material. As cute as her design may be to me, she failed because she didn't execute the challenge properly.
Brandon: Without a doubt his look impressed the judges the most; He shut it down.
Sandro: Where do I begin? A designer’s worst nightmare became his reality when his model burst onto the runway. "Vagina Drops" was an accurate description made by a fellow contestant. I could not believe that the tightly fitted body suit exposed so much more than what the model had signed up for.
Winner: Brandon! 100% agree. His look was fabulous.
Out: Angela. Her poncho simply was not runway material since it lacked creativity and failed to impress the judges.
I'm excited to see what else will unfold this season. What designer will be saved? Who will crack under the pressure? How far will Kate, “the comeback kid,” make it? And who will make it to the top? I guess I'll just have to sit tight and wait for next week's episode!
See you on the runway!
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This has surely been one of the hottest summers and we are all just trying to stay cool — even Kendall Jenner! The young model keeps her look clean and beautiful on a hot summer’s day sitting poolside and sipping lemonade. Kendall looks so refreshed in this summer heat — find out how you can get Kendall’s beachy, refreshed beauty!
Kendall Jenner, 17, is enjoying her summer with new niece baby North West and the rest of the Kardashian clan, but she also gets in some alone time and boy does she look beautiful! Even on the hottest of hot summer days, Kendall keeps it cool and relaxed, posting a picture of herself to Instagram on July 19, enjoying the pool and some nice refreshing lemonade! This model knows how to protect that beautiful skin of hers and she totally nails the just-went-to-the-beach look! Do you wish you could look that good in this summer heat? Now you can — keep reading to find out our favorite product that will help you look beachy and beautiful just like Kendall!
Kendall Jenner’s Beach Beauty — Stay Cool & Protect Your Skin Like Kendall
Kendall knows better than to leave her skin unprotected and she looks amazing! She looks adorable in her light aqua bikini and she looks so refreshed — her face is clear and radiant! Do you want Kendall’s look? We’ve got the best product!
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Check out the beautiful picture Kendall posted to Instagram, writing: “Keepin cool with this yummy raspberry #hubertslemonade it’s been soooo hot out!”
It certainly has been hot out, but you look as beautiful as ever Kendall!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love Kendall’s beachy beauty look? Let us know!
WATCH: Kendall & Kylie Jenner New York Fashion Week Walking In Sherri Hill Show