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Editor's Take: The Celeb Moments That Captured Our Attention in 2013 | Beyonce, Kate Middleton, Miley Cyrus, Prince George, Prince William

Editor's Take: The Celeb Moments That Captured Our Attention in 2013

Originally posted 12/17/2013 12:00PM

From Miley Cyrus' twerking brigade to Beyonce's musical domination and the birth of Prince George, here are the moments we couldn't stop talking about

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Lea Michele: Grief Is with Me Every Day

Lea Michele: Grief Over Cory Monteith Is with Me Every Day

Originally posted 12/12/2013 10:50AM

Friday will mark five months since Cory Monteith's tragic death at age 31. And his girlfriend, Lea Michele, says she's still taking things one day at a time.

"I really feel like I'm still trying to figure out all of this. It's been only a few months," the singer and actress says in an interview airing Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

One thing she knew she needed shortly after his death – to get back to work and the people she considers her family.

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Lea Michele: My Family Gives Me the Strength I Need

Lea Michele: My Family Gives Me the Strength I Need

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:00PM

Lea Michele is finding comfort in those closest to her and in her music.

"My family has experienced a lot of loss in their life and they've been so wonderful in being there for me and giving me the strength I need," the Glee star told PEOPLE at the L'Oreal Women of Worth event on Tuesday.

Michele, 27, who will release the first single, Cannonball, off her debut album on Dec. 10, says the song that she recorded in August following the loss of her boyfriend Cory Monteith is "more than just a song to me. It completely helped to lift me up at a time where I needed it."

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Which Star Has a Crush on Sandra Bullock?

Chord Overstreet Admits Crush on Sandra Bullock

Originally posted 12/02/2013 02:15PM

Chord Overstreet of Glee was so stunned by his celebrity crush, Sandra Bullock, that he was unable to introduce himself to her.

"I've actually never met her," Overstreet admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday. "I saw her from a distance at one of these red carpet things and it was a little, a little bit like too scared to talk to her. She was that beautiful."

But when DeGeneres invited Overstreet, 24, to ask out the Gravity actress on camera, he jumped at the opportunity and pleaded for Bullock, 49, to answer him quickly.

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Lea Michele Is Focused on Work and Doing 'Much Better'

Lea Michele Is Doing 'Much Better,' Is Focused on Work and Close Friends

Originally posted 11/18/2013 05:00PM

While Lea Michele continues to grieve the loss of boyfriend Cory Monteith, the light at the end of her tunnel appears to be getting a little brighter.

"Lea is doing much better," a source close to the Glee star tells PEOPLE.

The days and weeks since Monteith's death in July from a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol were "so hard" for the actress, says the source, but Michele has found solace in her work both on the set of her Fox show and while shooting a video for her upcoming album over the weekend.

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After Cory Monteith's Death, Lea Michele Says She Is 'Choosing to Rise'

Lea Michele Is 'Choosing to Rise' After Cory Monteith's Death

Originally posted 11/04/2013 10:30AM

When Cory Monteith died at just 31 due to a mixture of alcohol and heroin, Lea Michele turned to a famous friend for help.

"I called [Kate Hudson] and said, 'I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].' She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there," Michele says in the December issue of ELLE.

"I'll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me."

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The Next Season of Glee Will Be Its Last


Glee Comes to an End

Originally posted 10/17/2013 03:00PM

There's more sad news for Glee fans.

Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the series, announced that the next season of the show (its sixth) will be its last, Variety reports.

Murphy, 47, also said that Cory Monteith's unexpected death has caused him to rethink the ending of the show, which he had planned around the Rachel/Finn romance.

"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end," Murphy said to TVLine.

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Lea Michele 'Talks About Cory All the Time,' Pal Says | Cory Monteith, Lea Michele

Lea Michele 'Talks About Cory All the Time,' Pal Says

Originally posted 10/13/2013 07:15PM

Her Glee alter ego gave him a fond farewell on a tribute episode on Thursday, and in real life, Lea Michele is slowly moving on from the pain of losing her boyfriend and costar, Cory Monteith, who died in July.

"It's getting a little easier," a source close to the star tells PEOPLE.

Michele, 27 – who posted a photo of herself with Monteith on Instagram while the episode aired – "still misses him every day," the source admits. "She talks about Cory all the time."

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See Lea Michele's Moving Final Tribute to Cory Monteith | Cory Monteith


Glee's Farewell to Cory Monteith – and Finn – Was Beautiful

Originally posted 10/11/2013 08:30AM

Glee said goodbye to Finn Hudson and Cory Monteith Thursday night with an hour that was very moving – how could it not be? – but also very kind.

Kind because a viewer's buttons were never pushed. Whatever you felt just seemed to come, scene by scene, as everyone found a way to articulate their grief. And, of course, to sing.

Monteith, who was only 31 when he died July 13 from a mixture of alcohol and heroin, had already shot appearances in the season's first two episodes – those, a salute to the Beatles, were re-edited leading up to last night's memorial. They constituted one of the most melancholy salutes to the Beatles I've ever heard, with Monteith's death coloring everything.

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Cory Monteith's Estranged Father Speaks Out: I Never Said Goodbye | Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith's Estranged Father Speaks Out: I Never Said Goodbye

Originally posted 10/10/2013 07:00PM

Grieving Glee fans will tune in Thursday seeking solace during the show's highly anticipated tribute episode memorializing the late Cory Monteith.

But one viewer is not expecting the show to bring him much closure.

Joe Monteith, Cory's estranged father, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview that he wakes up heartbroken every morning, missing his son and wishing he could have said goodbye.

"It’s just ripping my insides out and tearing me apart," the elder Monteith, 63, says tearfully.

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