Cory Monteith has been written out of Glee's season finale after checking into rehab. The 30-year-old actor - who plays Finn Hudson in the comedy-drama show "voluntarily" admitted himself into a facility for "substance addiction" and show bosses have decided to write him out of the finale with his absence explained.
Twentieth Century Fox, which makes Glee has also come out in support for his recent ordeal, releasing a statement saying, "Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."
A spokesperson for Cory revealed the actor - who is dating his co-star Lea Michele - had taken steps to deal with his addiction by voluntarily admitting himself to a treatment facility. The representative said, "[Cory] 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."
Lea Michele is "inspired" by her boyfriend Cory Monteith.
The 26-year-old actress - who met Cory on the set of Glee when she was with another man - has "always" loved working with her Canadian co-star and finds she is "motivated" by him all the time.
"I love working with Cory, I always have. He really, really inspires me, and he motives me and I think he's just so talented," she said.
Lea adds her experience with the 30-year-old actor has been among her best while working on the musical TV show - which also stars Amber Riley and Dianna Agron: "Working with him has been one of the best experiences in this whole process. I'm so happy."
It was recently reported Lea wanted to get a matching tattoo with Cory, an etching that represents soul mates." "Lea wants Cory to get matching tattoos. She has been wanting to do this for a long time, but she has decided on the design yet. She wants a symbol that represents soul mates," a source said.
Cory Monteith thinks the next season of Glee will be "awesome."
The actor's character, Finn Hudson will graduate from the show's fictional McKinley high school at the end of the current third series, but creator Ryan Murphy has delighted the cast members with a plan for a "show within a show" that will see them continue their roles outside of the educational environment.
"When I told them all what the next season was, I think they all liked it because they all get to grow and be back to struggling. 'Where is my place in the world?' For the most part, I've had really good talks with all the actors, and what I want to do they have loved. Cory Monteith was like, 'I love that Finn gets to do that. That's awesome,'" Ryan said.
Despite speculation that a number of cast members, including Amber Riley and Dianna Agron - who play Mercedes Jones and Quinn Fabray respectively - will leave at the current season, Ryan insists they are all staying on for series four, but admitted they won't all be on screen for the full episode run.
Lea Michele has paid tribute to Glee fans after wrapping her final scenes for the third season.
The actress - who plays Rachel Berry in the musical TV show - will no longer be playing a leading part in the series as her character will be graduating from high school, but has thanks all the "Gleeks" for supporting her and the show since the beginning.
"It's impossible to say how much Glee means to me. This year has been so amazing & I cannot WAIT for next year:) It's going to be great... I'm so grateful for our amazing crew and most of all to all of YOU! To all of our gleeks out there you all helped make our show what it is. I love you all with all my heart! Can't wait to have an amazing summer and see whats next for Rachel Berry in season 4!!!!(sic)" she wrote on Twitter.
Lea also wished a happy birthday to her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith, proclaiming him to be a "very special person."
Chris Colfer found out he was leaving Glee through Twitter!
The actor - who plays Kurt Hummel in the TV musical comedy - claims he only learned he and co-stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith wouldn't be returning after the third series on the social networking site.
"I found out yesterday on Twitter. Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement. I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year, I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can't be there forever. I don't necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, it's fine."
Although he will be sad to go, Chris will look back on the show with great pride: "It's what it is. And all things come to an end. As a performer, I feel so fulfilled. I have two Emmy nominations and just from hearing from people out in the world about how much the character has helped people. If it's time for a conclusion, I'm fulfilled with it, and I'm fine with it."
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In the year’s most highly-anticipated episode of Glee, the New Directions traveled from Lima, Ohio to the grand city of New York, New York.
The opening started with Times Square, larger than life with its lights and billboards. In the midst of it all stood Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) in her adorable striped coat. “I made it,” she breathed. And that’s how it all began.
Glee’s “Prom Queen” episode opened with an interview between Puck (Mark Salling) and Jacob Ben Israel (Josh Sussman). Puck was still campaigning hard for a Prom King win with queen Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) at his side… but as it happened, he and the rest of New Directions would be working the event.
Over Sue Sylvester’s protests, the glee club was selected to entertain the McKinley High prom crowd when Principal Figgins (Iqbal Thera) couldn’t secure his favorite band -- Air Supply -- for the event. Though Sue (Jane Lynch) was prom coordinator, the club scored the gig… mainly because there was no other act available. Thankfully, Sue keeps a list of the club’s worst number in her Spanx “at all times.” At the top of the list was “Run, Joey, Run.”
Tuesday’s “Night of Neglect” finally put an end to the Glee drought, but the show barely had time to fit in all the tender moments, twists and touching one-on-ones. Only four new tunes were featured in the episode, but at least the show made them count. But did they have anything to do with neglected artists or characters? …No, not really.
The show opened with a classic set-up: Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) rallying his team to participate in an idea that’s just doomed for failure. Because Sue Sylvester’s Cheerios money is all tied up in untouchable Cayman Islands bank accounts, New Directions found themselves again at funding odds. They need big bucks to make the trip to New York, and Will got the idea to fund the entire thing by selling salt-water taffy. At twenty-five cents a pop. This equals out to 20,000 pieces of taffy (egads!).
The bellyaching that followed put Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.) over the edge. He revealed that four of the Glee club members (himself, Tina, Artie and Brittany) are members of the Brainiacs, the school’s academic decathalon team -- and, they’ve done so well they’re heading to finals in Detroit. But no one in the club even noticed. Will quickly added their funding needs to the projected salt water taffy sales.
Season one ended at Regionals, because sadly Glee’s New Directions scored last place at the competition. But this year, everything’s different: the team is going all the way to Nationals in New York. Between now and then, Gleeks can look forward to some pretty big moments.
You know what that means -- we’ve got big spoilers! Keep reading to find out what’s going to happen at William McKinley high…
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