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Originally posted 10/04/2013 12:00PM
Originally posted 10/02/2013 05:45PM
Cory Monteith was legally drunk the night he died and his body was found near two champagne bottles and multiple glasses, authorities say.
A spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle were also found near his body in his Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel room, according to the final autopsy report released Wednesday.
The Glee star, 31, had an alcohol level of 0.13 percent, according to a toxicological analysis contained in the Sept. 16 British Columbia coroner's report.
Originally posted 09/26/2013 06:00PM
Glee fans are likely to get choked up over a new promotional photo for the upcoming season, which premieres Thursday.
"The hardest word to say is 'goodbye,' " says the caption alongside a close-up black and white picture of Cory Monteith.
Screenwriter Ryan Murphy Tweeted the image on Thursday, giving a first look into the new season without Monteith, though the show will feature a tribute episode.
Originally posted 09/23/2013 03:00PM
Late into the 65th annual Emmys ceremony Sunday on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris announced: "No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool."
If you did happen to win, you should consider a career in statistical forecasting. The awards were all over the place.
Of the night's many surprises, the biggest was in the category of best actor. Academy voters for once decided not to give the prize to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston – but instead of rewarding Mad Men's Jon Hamm, the perennial also-ran, they chose Jeff Daniels of HBO's The Newsroom. Perhaps they concluded that Hamm is already lousy with nominations, and handsome as the devil, and that should hold him. Daniels is a fine actor, as you'll discover if you catch just about any of his many performances of the past three decades, but The Newsroom's first season was a pounding surf of angry, righteous yammering. Oh well.
Here's what else the Emmys got right and wrong:
Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:30AM
If you weren't watching the Emmy Awards Sunday night, we don't know what you were doing. (Actually, we do because we almost flipped the channel to Breaking Bad, too.)
Sure, we were disappointed when host Neil Patrick Harris chose tap over twerk, but there was plenty of action (and lots of dance) packed into the three-hour show.
We're breaking down the five things you missed:
Originally posted 09/22/2013 11:45PM
There was an outcry when the Emmy producers announced that they were paying special tribute during Sunday's telecast to five people the industry had lost over the past year.
The rumblings were so loud about what some saw as favoritism that even Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris stepped into the fray to explain the reasoning.
"I always find the In Memoriam is just really interesting because sometimes it seems weird that they keep the audio on in the house, so some people get applause and some people don't, and it turns it into this weird moment," he told Access Hollywood. "And you want that moment to be honoring those people, and not a competition."
Originally posted 09/22/2013 02:00PM
For Jane Lynch, coping with the loss of Glee costar Cory Monteith is an ongoing struggle.
"I think that grieving comes in waves," she told PEOPLE at the Ciroq-sponsored Variety & Women in Film pre-Emmy event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday. "Every day that I go to work, I walk past his trailer, and every time I look at a call sheet I see that his name is not on there. Every time I do a scene with the kids I realize that he's not there, so you're reminded in every moment. It's hard, and it feels like such a waste."
But while Lynch admits "it's tough" as she and her castmates continue to mourn the 31-year-old – who died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol this past July – her heart goes out to his girlfriend and costar, Lea Michele.
Originally posted 09/17/2013 05:45PM
Gone, but not forgotten.
2013 saw many unexpected Hollywood deaths, but the legacy of the beloved stars who passed away will live on in a special expanded Primetime Emmy Awards memoriam segment.
The careers of James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg will all be highlighted.
Originally posted 09/11/2013 05:30PM
The cast of Glee said a final goodbye to Cory Monteith, who died in July, through his character, Finn Hudson, in a tribute episode they filmed recently that costar Jane Lynch says is "really beautiful."
"It was hard, and it was beautifully written," Lynch, 53, told PEOPLE at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino party Monday. "We grieved together, and it was so important for the crew to grieve as well, so we kind of all grieved as a big family."
"It was really hard to do, but it was a really beautiful episode."
Originally posted 08/24/2013 01:30PM
Finn Hudson might be gone forever, but Lea Michele is making sure her on- and off-screen love is not forgotten.
Michelle, 26, Tweeted a photo of herself wearing a necklace with a "Finn" charm on Friday – the name of the late Cory Monteith's Glee character – simply captioned "Today" and followed by a little heart icon.
The Tweet comes the same day the Glee cast reportedly began shooting its tribute episode to Monteith, who died July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room after ingesting a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
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