Cory’s mom, Ann McGregor, has stayed silent while grieving the death of her beloved son, but she took to Twitter to let his fans know how much of an impact they’ve made on her healing process.
Cory Monteith‘sfriends, family and fans were all devastated after he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13 from a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol, but it must have been especially painful for Cory’s mom, Ann McGregor, as there is nothing so tragic as a mother losing her child. Now Ann is speaking out in a heartfelt message to all of Cory’s supporters. Read on for more details.
Cory Monteith’s Mom Tweets After Death Of Son — Speaks Out About ‘Emotional Time’
Now that Ann has had time to grieve, she’s finally ready to talk about Cory’s death.
“I would like to thank all of Cory’s supporters at this extremely emotional time,” she tweeted on August 2. “Your support has been overwhelming … thank you!”
We can’t imagine what Ann must be going through, but it is nice to know that she feels comforted by Cory’s friends, castmates and fans during this difficult time.
Cory, 31, struggled with addiction from a very young age, and Ann, 62, finally staged an intervention with his friends when he was 19.
In an interview with Parade magazine in 2011, Cory revealed that he was very troubled during his teen years, stealing money to support his drug habit. "I was out of control," Cory said. "[I used] anything and everything, as much as possible. I had a serious problem."
"That's when I first went to rehab," he said, though he also admitted that his sobriety didn't last long the first time: "I did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing."
"I'm lucky to be alive," Cory said in the interview.
Cory spent four weeks in a rehab facility again this past spring, but sadly his demons caught up with him that fateful day in July. Although his mother must be consumed by grief, hopefully she can take comfort in the fact that she at least tried to save Cory from his addiction.
Cory Monteith’s Death Ignites Family Fued
Cory's body was released to Ann on July 16, and she held a viewing at the hospital with Cory's girlfriend and Glee co-star, Lea Michele, 26, and his older brother, Shaun Monteith. Cory's mother decided to cremate his body in Vancouver after the viewing.
Ann, who is divorced from Cory’s father, Joe Monteith, did not invite Joe to the last-minute viewing. He told TMZ he was "totally devastated" when he heard the news that Cory's body had been cremated before he could say goodbye.
Joe told the gossip site, "I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very, very much. I'm saddened at the fact that I couldn't have been there to see my son before he was cremated."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cory’s family during this sad time.
WATCH: Lea Michele Inconsolable After Cory Monteith's Death
Karreche would have welcomed the chance have a sit-down with Rihanna at Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood on August 2. So when Chris’ current girlfriend spotted his ex, Rihanna, across the room, there was no way she was going to leave.
Rihannaand Karrueche Trannarrowly missed each other as they partied at Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood on August 2, but it wasn’t because Chris Brown‘s on-again girlfriend Karrueche was afraid to face his ex, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Read on for all the details.
Karrueche Tran & Rihanna At Same Club — Did Rihanna Intimidate KT?
You would think being in the same club together wouldn’t be easy for Rihanna, 25, or Karrueche after everything they’ve been through with Chris, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Karrueche, 25, wasn’t bothered when RiRi showed up.
“It wasn’t awkward at all for Karrueche because Rihanna and her friends don’t scare her,” the source reveals. “I mean, if Rihanna ever wanted to talk to Karrueche or say something to her, Kae would be all right with that and would have a conversation. Other than that, a club is a club and anyone can go wherever they want, so it wasn’t an issue for Karrueche.”
Hmm. Maybe it would actually help for Rihanna and Karruecheto sit down and clear the air over their love triangle with Chris. It’s pretty cool that Karrueche would be responsive to that, and we’re sure RiRi could think of a few things she’d like to say to Kae.
Does Karrueche Tran Want A Showdown With Rihanna?
Despite Karrueche’s willingness to talk to Rihanna, our source says she is not interested in starting any “type of drama” with Rihanna.
“Karrueche is a lady and she’s really classy, so none of that went down,” the source reveals. “Karrueche was hanging with Ryan [J.Ryan La Cour] and some other people and weren’t near Rihanna or her group. And anyway, when Karrueche heard she was in the building, Ryan asked if she wanted to go and she was like, ‘No, it’s cool, no reason to. I’m having fun and want to finish my drink.’”
“She doesn’t have a problem with Rihanna and I’m sure Rihanna is over the entire situation or at least she should be,” the source added.
Chris’ ladies were seen leaving the venue separately – Rihanna went out the back, while Karrueche left the front entrance with a male friend.
Well, Rihanna and Karruche may have avoided a confrontation this time, but you never know when they’ll run into each other again.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Rihanna and Karrueche should have had a showdown at the club?Vote and tell us what you think!
Lea is so brave! Less than three weeks after the death of her beloved boyfriend Cory, the songstress is back at work on the set of 'Glee,' and a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she’s staying strong.
Lea Michele has endured her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith‘s death with amazing grace and courage, and now that she’s back at work, she’s showing that she’s a true professional — even as she grieves this terrible tragedy. In fact, Glee creator Ryan Murphy called Lea a "pillar of strength" and "an extraordinary human being” after her return. Read on for more EXCLUSIVE details about how Lea is coping on set.
Lea Michele Returns To ‘Glee’ After Cory Monteith Death — Holding Back Tears
“Lea is very strong in the process so far,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She is really trying to show a strong face on set to the cast and crew, but you can tell she is still in a haze.”
It’s hard to imagine coping with a loss like the one Lea has suffered, and it’s so inspiring that she is getting back on her feet so soon. Of course it will be difficult for Lea to be back at work — especially because she will be completely surrounded by reminders of Cory — but she has to take it one step at a time.
The cast and crew of Glee is planning a tribute to Cory, but our source says Lea won’t have to work on that just yet.
“It’s definitely a good thing that they aren’t starting with the Cory tribute, because it is good to just get them back into work,” the source says. “Lea can turn it on while there, and then fall apart when it’s all done and she has to think of Cory.”
At least Lea will be distracted for part of her days now that she’s back at work. Plus, singing will probably be a good release for her pain and sorrow.
Lea Michele Tweets On 'Glee' Set After Cory Monteith's Death
We can tell from Lea’s tweets that she is trying to be upbeat at work.
"First day of glee today..And at my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for Season Five! I've missed her so much❤," Lea tweeted on August 1.
The Young Hollywood Awards’ ‘One To Watch’ honoree gave HollywoodLife.com a peek into her character’s future — and it sounds pretty nuts.
If you think Sarah Newlin has been crazy on True Blood so far this season, you haven’t seen anything yet. HollywoodLife.com caught up withAnna Campbackstage at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards on Aug. 1, and she told us we can expect to see her character reach new levels of insanity on the show’s Aug. 4 episode.
“This Sunday night is going to be crazy,” she told us. “You’ll see a woman at the end of her rope. She’s power-hungry, she’s veangeful and you’ll see what happens to a woman like that, who is so dead-set on her mission. Is she going to break? Is she going to succeed?”
“They didn’t even tell me to do that,” she told us. “I decided to that all on my own during rehearsal. The director loved it, and the crew was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you just did that.’ But I’m like, ‘This is True Blood. When else am I going to get to kiss a severed head?’”
Good question, Anna. Good question.
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think Sarah Newlin still has up her sleeve? A nasty new plan for Jason? A posthumous bun in the oven from Governor Burrell? Drop a comment with your thoughts!
We love to see sisterly love! Jess has tapped her little sis as the face of her clothing line — what a great choice! The girls dished on Ashlee’s new gig and how they collaborated. Get your first look here!
Ashlee Simpson, 28, revealed that she will be modeling the Jessica Simpson Fall 2013 collection! Her 33-year-old sister, Jessica Simpson, is the designer and creator of the line.
Ashlee Simpson Models Jessica Simpson Fall 2013 Collection:
The two sisters claim that their styles are different, but the collaboration of the two on this line might prove differently. It’s clear that there is some chemistry between these two singing sisters. Ashlee looks better than ever in the pics of the line, bringing an edgier and trendier side to the collection and offering a cool balance in the photos. From boots to floral dresses, to long maxis and sunglasses, the collection looks like it has it all!
The sisters dished about the line to People Stylewatch, Ashlee saying she still loves “dresses but [she] likes to toughen them up.” Jessica’s “girlier” side can still be seen through the design of the feminine clothes, but Ashlee still offers the true punk-rock side to the line, creating a mix of a boho chic look and a pretty style. The 28-year-old was thrilled to do the shoot, saying: "I have a pretty cool sister with an amazing sense of style, and I was honored to get to do the shoot.”
We’re so excited to see that Ashlee embrace the spotlight while modeling her sister’s clothes. The line will be in all major department stores this fall!
We think it’s a great dynamic and bond between the two sisters and think the pictures look awesome! Check out more pics in the gallery and let us know what you think of the two sisters working together.
Kim: it was great to see you on the August 2 episode of Kris Jenner’s talk show, ‘Kris.’ But in case you’re feeling pressure to go public, I want to reassure you that you are entitled to take as long as you want before stepping out.
Most women in this country don’t have to worry about what people will say about their latest outfit, their skin, their hair, and their post-baby bodies.
But you’re Kim Kardashian, and you’ve spent years building a highly lucrative career in which one of your biggest assets is your gorgeous, voluptuous body.
You’ve also gained fame for your own unique and sophisticated style, and are considered a fashion icon in many circles.
It’s for all these reasons that you were very much in a fishbowl while you were pregnant.
Your courageous fashion choices may not have delighted all of your fans, but they absolutely were compelled to see every look AND have an opinion about it.
I know you felt that pressure — you spoke out about it on your personal blog on May 21 to defend your controversial fashion choices:
It’s funny because people comment saying, ‘Don’t wear tight things,’ but anyone who has been pregnant knows it feels so secure being held in, and wearing something tight and supportive. For any concern that my clothes are too tight, I have so many pieces custom-fit for my growing body…I feel my best when I’m in heels and chic clothes! Happy mommy, happy baby!
And Kim, that was great of you to stand up for your own personal choices. You weren’t going to be bullied into having people you didn’t even know force you to be more conventional.
Kim’s Choice Of Baby Name Was Courageous
You and Kanye showed the same courage sticking to your personal choice of a name for North.
You resisted the family tradition of choosing a name that started with a “K,” even though you and Kanye both coincidentally have “K” names.
Then, you and Kanye fell in love with the idea of calling your beautiful newborn daughter North, even though you knew the Twitterverse would go wild!
It seemed like everyone on the planet had an opinion on North West’s name.
It’s what Kanye wanted to name his child, no matter if it was a boy or a girl. Kim thought it was an interesting name too, and they went with it. They didn’t want their child to have a name everybody else already has; they wanted something creative and fun, and North it is! Kanye doesn’t think he’s a star, but he thinks his little girl is — and her name, North, points in that direction.
Kim: Don’t Feel Pressure To Go ‘Public’ Immediately
So Kim, you have not bowed to pressure in the past, whether it was filing for divorce fromKris Humphries after 72 days because you know the marriage was a giant mistake, nor bowing to Hollywood pressure to diet off your gorgeous curves.
So please don’t feel any pressure to go out “publicly” to show off your shrinking body or to promote one of your many business ventures. Most women get six to eight weeks of paid maternity leave; some are fortunate to be able to stretch it to three months or longer.
But when they return to work, and “their public,” they’re not expected to have dieted and exercised off every extra baby inch. No one gives them the evil eye if they wear their stretchy maternity clothes for a few months and show up with a little bit of baby spit-up on their shirts.
Kim: you understand, however, that you’re an icon and role model for many and that you are in a fishbowl.
The moment you step out in public, the paparazzi will pounce and your photos will be everywhere. Every photographer will want to get that snap of “Kim’s first appearance.”
And then once they have the pictures and they circulate, your every inch will be perused. How much weight has she lost? Enough? Too much? Or just right?
Those who think it’s too much will worry that you’re developing an eating disorder as you stress out about quick weight loss. Others will “tsk tsk” that you’ll never lose the weight and be sexy bikini Kim again.
Oh lord! Who needs that?
That’s why you should just take your time before fully “reappearing.” Why not? You’ve worked extremely hard — why shouldn’t you take the time you need to feel and look the way you’re comfortable with? You’ve earned a break for as long as you want with your precious baby Nori.
Hi Mom, I just wanted to say congratulations on your new show. I'm sorry I couldn't be there in person but I'm just loving life at home too much right now. I watch you every single day. You are so amazing, you really were born to do this. I just wanted to say I love you and have an amazing show.
You looked beautiful on the screen, which artfully cropped you just above the bust. Your dark hair was stunning and you sounded happy and at peace. And it was enough.
It’s okay to let your fans and the public wait. Soon enough, you’ll be plunged into all the professional commitments you can’t put off any longer.
Kim: A Magazine Cover With North West Isn’t Crucial To Your Popularity
And as for having little North’s first photo shoot or TV appearance — take your time on that too! And if you never shoot a magazine cover with her — who cares? Both you and Kanye have plenty of money and fame. Only do what you and Kanye are comfortable with. It must be a joint family decision.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes waited five months before they appeared on the October 2006 issue of Vanity Fair. Many celebrities bypass the baby pictures altogether.
Maybe you’ll do your own photos eventually and post them on your own blog, to take the paparazzi heat off.
But in any case, take your time. You don’t have to hurry. You, Kanye and North West have long lives ahead and plenty of time to be out in public. And whenever YOU decide to go public and then you decide to go public with Nori, there will be gargantuan interest whenever that day comes — so don’t worry that you won’t make a big impact. The world is waiting for you, Kim, so the decision is up to you and Kanye.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Should Kim take her time before going public, especially with North West?
“Someone’s gonna die, which is sad, and there’s going to be lots of drama — and maybe some new love,” she told me about the final three episodes of 2013. “I think we’re going to give the fans something they’ve been waiting for for a long time.”
Hmm… Could that have been a reference to Allison finally getting back together with Scott (Tyler Posey)? Or was Crystal giving hope to the fans who have been hoping she’d hook up with Isaac (Daniel Sharman)? Here’s what she said when I mentioned the “eyes” that Isaac totally gave Allison on the July 29 episode:
“He did. It’s evolving very fastly.”
Allison’s Big ‘Makeout Scene’ With [Spoiler]
Though Crystal couldn’t tell me which member of the pack wins her heart, she did say that she just finished shooting a hot-and-heavy scene with one of them for the second half of season three.
“I started yesterday with a really great makeout scene with … someone,” she teased.
HollywoodLifers, which guy do you hope Crystal was talking about? Watch our video interview below, then cast your vote: Team Scott or Team Isaac?
So many stunning stars dressed to impress this week, but which look did YOU really love? VOTE for your favorite get-up right here. There can only be one winner!
This week was a real treat on the red carpet. We saw so many sophisticated looks, creative styles, and playful outfits. The competition between the stars for best dressed is always on, but we want to know what look YOU thought was the best!
Katy Perry’s ‘The Smurfs 2 Premiere’ Dress:
Katy Perry is definitely known for taking some fashion risks and stepping out of the box. At the premiere of The Smurfs 2, Perry looked exquisite — per usual. The 28-year-old donned a Tadashi Shoji dress, featuring a hemline that came just below the knee. The top of the frock had a sheer mesh material with floral embellishments of the same bright blue. The bottom was made up of pleated leather, creating an illusion of a flouncy skirt. The two parts looked held together by a belt that cinched her waistline and showed off her curves. In lieu of the movie premiere, she kept with the blue theme and wore a matching pair of Pedro Garcia heels. She wore her hair down in gorgeous curls and accessorized with some bright blue earrings.
Selena Gomez’s Young Hollywood Awards Dress:
Selena Gomez looked HOT in a sleeveless black Versace dress at the Young Hollywood Awards in Santa Monica on August 1, where she won two awards throughout the night: 'Fan Favorite Album' award and the 'Most Anticipated Tour' award. She pulled her gorgeous locks back in a playful pony that complimented the bold and fierce little black number. All eyes were on her! The studded black leather shoulders and a cinched waistline that featured the same design showed a maturing side of the 21-year-old. On her feet, she wore black, strappy Jimmy Choo sandals. Sels rocked a nude lip as she praised her fans at the awards.
AnnaSofia Robb’s Young Hollywood Awards Dress:
AnnaSophia Robb, 19, looked amazing at the Young Hollywood Awards! The star, who was honored for her work in the new movie The Way Way Back, stepped out in an Emilio Pucci white silk butterfly-printed strapless dress. The young actress looked energetic and happy at the 2013 awards show, where she accepted the Female Superstar of Tomorrow award. She paired the dress with metallic accessories and opted for silver pumps, a silver Jimmy Choo clutch and David Yurman jewelry to complete her look.
Diane Kruger’s Fox All-Star Party Dress:
Diane Kruger, 37, attended the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party in LA on Aug. 1 and she looked seriously phenomenal. Her strapless dress was to die for and it hugged her body perfectly. The lines in the Mary Katrantzou dress complimented the floral pattern in a unique way, making the asymmetrical hemline work well with the ensemble. Her little white clutch matched the white accents in her dress, as to blend-in with the look rather than stand out. The Bridge star’s red lip really made the floral design and colorful flowers pop. She finished off the look with strappy, ankle wrap sandals, a perfect elegant touch for the bold dress.
Check out our gallery to see who else was at the top of this week’s best dressed list. We loved all of these looks, but we want to know who you thought stole the show and earned the title. VOTE!
Of all the luck! 'Twilight' star Kristen bumped into her love rival Riley at a Joan Jett concert in LA on August 1. Talk about awkward!
Poor Kristen Stewart! Robert Pattinson‘s new flame, Riley Keough,is probably the last person she wanted to see while she was out trying to have a good time at her pal Joan Jett‘s concert! A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Rob’s past and present girlfriends’ run-in was super “tense.” Read on for more details!
Riley Keough & Kristen Stewart At Joan Jett Concert
Riley, 24, and Kristen, 23, met and became friends when they starred in The Runaways, a biopic of Joan Jett's life — which explains why they were both at the concert at West Hollywood’s House of Blues.
Kristen, who starred as Joan in the film, was upstairs in a VIP section with three girlfriends when she spotted Riley, an eyewitness at the show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“It was weird when they saw each other, because Kristen didn’t look very happy when she walked over to give her a hug,” the source says. “Can we say awkward and tense?”
Kristen and Riley were careful to avoid each other for the rest of the show.
“They spoke for like two minutes and then Riley and her girlfriend walked away,” the source says. “Kristen watched the show from upstairs and I am pretty sure Riley kept her distance and was watching from downstairs.”
Thank goodness Rob decided to sit that concert out. Now that would have been truly uncomfortable.
Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough At The Same Concert … AWKWARD!
Riley was photographed arriving at West Hollywood’s House of Blues in a sexy black dress and black ankle boots, while Kristen, who was dressed casually, was snapped by a fan inside the venue.
Kristen, along with other celebs like Carmen Electra, sat upstairs in the Foundation Room. Onlooker Nina Strauss instagrammed a picture of her with the caption, “What an amazing night with Carmen Electra on my right side and Kristen Stewart to my left with Joan Jett performing, what can I say? I LOVE HOLLYWOOD!”
She also added that Kristen had a great time, despite being at the same place as her R-Patz rival.
“Kristen Stewart was awesome, shy, cute and tiny! We headbanged to Joan, it was amazing! She is so cool!” said Nina.
Rob, 26, and Kristen had just admitted they were dating around the same time Riley and Kristen were working together on The Runaways in 2010.
It’s so weird that Kristen and Riley ran into each other at the same event. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Was their encounter as awkward as it sounds? Should the former friends make amends?
On the last episode of ‘The Bachelorette’, Chris Siegfried shared a special moment with Desiree Hartsock as they slow danced to a private concert by Matt White, and the singer spoke to us exclusively about his prediction for Brooks’ return, and his feelings on Chris Siegfried possibly being the next ‘Bachelor’!
Singer Matt White, who performed a private concert for Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried on the July 31 episode of The Bachelorette, has a theory. We caught up with the singer to ask him his opinion on Brooks Forester‘s untimely departure, and he is not sure that we have seen the last of him yet! Could Brooks be returning? Read on for the exclusive deets!
I think anything is possible, yeah, I think Brooks might come back for sure.
Matt witnessed one of Des and Chris’ most intimate dates, and we were dying to know if he witnessed a real connection between the two.
I didn't get to interact with Chris and Des enough to tell if they had a strong connection, but what I will say is the show is actually genuine, which is a question I often get.
Chris Siegfried — The Next ‘Bachelor’?
Matt spent the most time with Chris, so we thought he would know if the contestant has what it takes to possibly become the next Bachelor, should he lose this season.
From what I saw, I think Chris definitely has the potential to be the next bachelor. He is a really nice, stand up guy.
This could work out pretty well for everyone! If Brooks returns, Des will get her happy ending and Chris will get to find love on the next show! (Let’s forget about Drew!)
On His Music — Matt White’s New Album
Matt’s song “Love and Affection” has become the theme song to Des and Chris’ relationship. The singer preformed the track during a private concert for the couple on the fantasy suite episode. His new album, titled Shirely, contains many soft tunes that Matt describes as “raw”.
I worked with Warren Huart (The Fray) and Phil Allen (Adele). The album is all on piano and it’s named Shirley is for my maternal grandma who was the first female orchestra leader in the country back in the 1930′s.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Brooks will come back to win Des’ heart? Let us know!
Wowza! Miley is definitely turning heads and people are talking about her latest project. Posing as a sexy video vixen in Big Sean’s new single, Miley is definitely making a statement! Which look did you like best?
Miley Cyrus is growing up and she is not looking back! Miley appeared in a slew of outfits for Big Sean‘s video, each one more revealing and sexy than the next. The 20-year-old songstress s looks fierce and confident in this video — but which look was your favorite?
Miley Cyrus ‘Fire’ Video Outfits:
Ever since Miley took the plunge with her sophisticated short haircut, she has definitely stepped into a new chapter of her life. Embarking for her, what will hopefully be, successful 20s, Miley continues to surprise us at each appearance. Playing the video vixen in this sexy, HOT video, Miley wears a variety of metallic two piece outfits that are strappy and revealing. Her figure looks even more toned than ever, wrapped in a gold body chain.
In one scene, Miley struts in some seriously high heels and tight fitting clothes and wears a teeny tiny bralette and hot pants in another. This video reveals a bolder, darker side of Miley instead of her playful self that we are used to seeing. She rocked her short ‘do and the strappy, leather and metallic getups, all which definitely made a statement as to what we can expect from her in the for the future — She ‘can’t stop’ and she ‘won’t stop.’
We loved Miley’s confidence and sassy appearance in Big Sean’s video for ‘Fire,’ and we didn’t get to hear Miley sing at all in this video, she definitely said a lot through her body language and attitude. What did you think? Did you love her in this video or did you think it was too much? VOTE!