08:30 PM EDT 12/24/2013
Originally posted 12/24/2013 11:15AM
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy always had a vision for how the groundbreaking FOX show would end, but when Cory Monteith died in July, that vision died with him.
Murphy revealed that ending to those close to the star when he eulogized Monteith at a private memorial service shortly after his death.
Now, five months after Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, he also shares it with the world.
"The ending of Glee is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it," Murphy discloses in an excerpt of the eulogy just published in Entertainment Weekly. "At the end of season 6, Lea [Michele]'s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play. Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser."
Murphy had mapped it out so clearly that he even had the last line of dialogue written in his head: "Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn's glee club. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end."
Originally posted 11/13/2013 02:30PM
If you thought American Horror Story: Coven rocked before, well, just wait until Stevie Nicks lands in New Orleans.
The Fleetwood Mac legend will be bringing her own magic – and, presumably, plenty of beads and shawls – to the FX miniseries some time this season in an unknown role, show creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter.
Her guest-spot gig is excellent news for fans of the band – as well as star Lily Rabe, whose on-screen alter ego, necromancer Misty Day, is quite spellbound with Nicks.
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 08/01/2013 05:00PM
Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly has revealed details about Glee's plan to handle the passing of star Cory Monteith, who died on July 13 from a mixture of alcohol and heroin.
Monteith's character Finn Hudson will be written out of the show in the third episode which will "deal directly with the incidents involved in Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular," Reilly said Thursday during a Television Critics Association panel in Los Angeles.
Reilly adds that producer Ryan Murphy will also shoot PSAs with cast members in character, "as friends of [Finn's]. They're going to speak directly to the audience and I think they're going to be very impactful."
Originally posted 07/25/2013 07:45PM
For many, it was a decidedly un-gleeful morning in LA.
Less than two weeks after the shocking death of Cory Monteith, friends and costars of the actor, including his girlfriend Lea Michele, reunited for a memorial on the Paramount studio lot, where Glee's auditorium scenes are filmed.
Michele joined producer Ryan Murphy and costars including Kevin McHale and Darren Criss at the indoor/outdoor event where guests mingled, dined on buffet food and listened to Glee-appropriate tunes like "Good Vibrations" in Monteith's honor.
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 04/22/2013 10:20AM
Naya Rivera has nothing but pride in her heart for her Glee costar Cory Monteith, who is currently in rehab for substance addiction.
"He's such an amazing person, and it takes a lot to be able to admit that you have a problem and then seek help," Rivera, 26, told PEOPLE at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Rivera adds the Glee cast has rallied around Monteith's girlfriend, Lea Michele, saying they are close-knit and look out for another in both good times and bad.
Originally posted 01/01/2013 04:20PM
"Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes," the Glee and American Horror Story creator Tweets
Originally posted 12/26/2012 03:00PM
The producer and his husband David Miller welcomed son Logan Phineas on Christmas Eve
Originally posted 10/25/2012 03:30PM
It's not every house – or couple – that can welcome Reese Witherspoon, Jane Lynch and Julie Roberts to dinner all on the same night, but Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal creator Ryan Murphy and his husband, photographer David Miller, did just that, when in June they hosted the $40,000-a-plate dinner for President Obama.
Of course, besides great connections, it also helps to have a $10 million showplace to call home, which the couple – who wed last 4th of July – also have, as seen in The Hollywood Reporter's first-ever Home Issue.
Located near the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Spanish Colonial residence was first built in 1927 and last owned by Diane Keaton. Murphy bought it in 2010 and worked with designer Cliff Fong to add several colorful touches – including quirky antiques and figurines with sombreros circling a courtyard water fountain.
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