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."
Matthew Broderick will guest star on Modern Family.
The Tony Award-winning actor will join the comedy show as a "neurotic new friend" of regular character Phil Dunphy (played by Ty Burrell), ABC has confirmed. No other details of his character have been released.
Matthew's wife Sarah Jessica Parker will also appear on the small screen when she stars in the latest series of Glee. The former Sex and the City actress will be a "frazzled and eccentric" editor of an acclaimed fashion magazine's website when she makes her guest appearance in the musical drama and show bosses think she is "hilarious."
"Sarah Jessica Parker is gonna be running Vogue.com. That's sort of where we encounter this character, who's sort of frazzled, eccentric, hilarious. It's gonna be good," said the show's co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan.
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.
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."
Dianna Agron has hinted she has quit Glee.
The 26-year-old actress, who plays Quinn Fabray on the show, Tweeted an apparent admission that she isn't sure about her future on the series. After shooting her final scenes for season three, Dianna wrote what appeared to be a summary of her time at the job.
"I don't know all that is to come, but I know what a day like this means. Four years of love, light & support. To the cast, crew & creators. And to all of you that have shown your love along the way. We just can't thank you enough. This has always been a very surreal experience," she wrote.
The posts came an hour after her co-star Amber Riley - who played Mercedes Jones - announced her departure on the micro-blogging website. "Said our goodbyes to the rest of the cast who wrapped for the season just now.. So proud to work with such an amazing group of people," co-star Lea Michele wrote.
The upcoming graduation of several Glee characters has caused confusion about whether several actors will be staying on the show.
Glee looks set to feature a tribute episode to Whitney Houston.
After the Fox musical TV show included a performance of "I Will Always Love You" by Amber Riley - who plays Mercedes Jones in the series - last month, Glee bosses are said to be planning a full-length episode dedicated to the legendary singer, who passed away last month, according to PerezHilton.com.
Lea Michele - who plays Rachel Berry - in Glee has already hinted that she has been filming a "really special" new episode dedicated to one of the "world's most amazing singers."
"Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the worlds most amazing singers. Very excited about this one. Singing a really great version of one of my favorite songs today with@MsAmberPRiley @NayaRivera and @chriscolfer Filming something right now that's going to be really special.. Can't wait for you all to see it. (sic)" she wrote in a series of posts on her Twitter.
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."
Sad news for Glee fans: season 3 will be the last for three regular cast members, co-creator Ryan Murphy reveals. Can you guess which singing grads won't be back for season 4?
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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.”
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