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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."
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.
Originally posted 11/14/2013 09:00PM
They've done a Grease episode, they've done a Rocky Horror episode, and now it appears Glee may be doing a Muppets episode.
On Wednesday, star Lea Michele posted a series of shots of the Glee cast posing alongside specially made puppet doubles, prompting speculation that the FOX musical dramedy is about to unveil yet another high-concept episode.
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."
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.
Originally posted 10/15/2013 04:50PM
Lea Michele has a new "little love" in her life.
As the Glee actress slowly moves on from the pain of losing boyfriend and costar Cory Monteith in July, she has adopted an 8-year-old pooch named Pearl.
"Today I would like to introduce you to Pearl. She's 8 years old and is my new little love … Welcome Pearl!" she wrote Tuesday, sharing a photo of the caramel-colored pooch, who looks like a Pomeranian.
Originally posted 10/14/2013 06:15PM
The actress gives fans a glam sneak peek behind her new album one week after emotional Cory Monteith tribute on Glee
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."
Originally posted 10/10/2013 04:00PM
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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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