04:18 PM EDT 02/04/2014
Originally posted 07/22/2013 01:30PM
Fresh from an "amazing" trip to Mexico, Lea Michele was at home and in a great mood, enjoying a girls' night in, when she got a devastating call that her boyfriend of more than a year, Cory Monteith, was dead.
"Lea started freaking out, she was distraught. No one knew what to say. It was horrible. She couldn't believe it," a source tells PEOPLE.
The call, the source adds, came from a friend who didn't want Michele, 26, to hear about Monteith's death at 31 from anyone else.
Originally posted 07/20/2013 05:30PM
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is speaking out about the death of Cory Monteith and revealing how the show will handle the loss of one of its biggest stars.
"It's always sad and shocking when somebody so young dies, but one of the things that made it even more upsetting is that so many of us who knew and loved him were actively involved in trying to get him better," Murphy said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Fox, which airs Glee, announced Friday that the series has delayed production, as well as its fifth season premiere date, in the wake of Monteith's death at 31 from a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol.
Originally posted 07/20/2013 09:15AM
Investigators will try to determine Saturday if a woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride, dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world, after not being properly secured by staff, as some witnesses accounts contend.
The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster but did not specify how she was killed. Witnesses told local media outlets the woman fell.
Originally posted 07/19/2013 04:30PM
They were young, talented and thrust into superstardom almost overnight. For the cast of Fox's Glee, life quickly went into "work hard, play hard" mode after the show debuted in 2009.
And before his sudden death at age 31 from a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol, Cory Monteith experienced both extremes.
Unlike the much-younger characters they portray on TV, "these aren't high-school kids," a Glee insider says of the cast. And they had easy access to the perks – and pitfalls – of fame.
"They had a lot handed to them," says the source. "People will shut down clubs so they can dance. They've done their share of partying. That's part of what it's like to be a young celebrity."
Originally posted 07/15/2013 06:00PM
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were very much a couple at the time of the actor's shocking death on Saturday.
Although the pair hadn't been photographed together in recent days, a source close to the actress, 26, tells PEOPLE, "They were happy and very in love."
Michele has not spoken publicly yet about her boyfriend's death, but her rep told PEOPLE in a statement on Sunday: "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."
Originally posted 07/15/2013 02:00PM
For Cory Monteith's last known film role, the actor took a stark departure from his work on Glee, playing a drug-addicted hustler sent to prison on a murder rap in the gritty indie movie McCanick.
Three weeks ago, the film's writer-director Josh Waller attended a screening of the movie with Monteith, who had shot the film last September.
"He had expressed that he was kind of going through a rough time," Waller tells ET Canada, "but that he was feeling better about it, and then when I saw him at the screening he wrote me a really sweet email."
Originally posted 07/08/2013 07:45AM
Mark Redwine refused to stop looking for his 13-year-old son Dylan, who went missing from his Colorado home during Thanksgiving week 2012.
While law enforcement searched a nearby mountainside last week, Redwine was in Indianapolis, handing out fliers to truck drivers so they could look for his child on their routes.
"I was on a mission to take Dylan's story nationally," Redwine tells PEOPLE. "I always held out hope that I would see my son again."
Instead, he received a call no parent wants to hear.
Originally posted 07/03/2013 11:00AM
Pierce Brosnan is returning to work following the death of his daughter, Charlotte, from ovarian cancer.
The actor was seen on set Tuesday shooting action scenes in Belgrade, Serbia, for the upcoming film November Man, a spy thriller based on the novels by Bill Granger.
According to a press release, the movie follows an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a dangerous mission, pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving CIA and Russian officials.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 07:45AM
As friends and family mourn the death of Kris Kross star Chris Kelly, authorities in Atlanta say they are investigating the case as a possible drug overdose.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday morning, but police are already looking at drugs as a cause after Kelly, 34, was found unresponsive in his home on Monday, Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Meanwhile, Kelly's mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, released a joint statement with Kris Kross's former record label, So So Def, mourning Kelly's death.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 10:25PM
Chris Kelly – half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump" – has died, according to authorities. He was 34.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly's cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.
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