Glee's Cory Monteith tribute episode was "incredibly difficult" for the cast and crew and "very rough" for Lea Michele, says producer Ryan Murphy.
"People are still not over it. It is still really difficult," Murphy said Thursday. "I've never seen a crew that can't continue shooting because they left the room sobbing. ... What you're seeing is what they felt not just about Finn, but Cory."
Naya Rivera is certainly feeling Gleeful these days: She is engaged to rapper Big Sean!
The rep for the actress and PEOPLE StyleWatch Celeb Council Member has confirmed the engagement of the couple, who have been dating for about six months, reports E! News.
Rivera, 26, showed off her new sparkler from Big Sean, 25, at Latina magazine's Hollywood Hot List Party Oct. 3. Rivera dons the cover of the October issue.
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.
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.
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:
– Penny (Kaley Cuoco), The Big Bang Theory
Sure, the best series of the season will earn their due at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, but what about the best little moments?
We've rounded up a few of our favorites from a few of our favorite shows, in an attempt to pay homage to the great writing and delivery of TV's best lines. Check 'em out below – and tell us your favorite TV quotes in the comments.
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.
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."
Amber Riley is working her butt off as she prepares for her debut on the new season of Dancing with the Stars – and she's loving it.
"The rehearsal schedule is grueling but I've been really enjoying the workout aspect of it. It's four hours a day for six days a week," the Glee star, 27, told PEOPLE at the Tadashi Shoji fashion show at Lincoln Center in N.Y.C. on Thursday.
Riley will perform on the 17th season of DWTS, which premieres Sept. 16, with dance pro Derek Hough. "He is so cute and so sweet and he actually reminds me of Chord [Overstreet]" who plays "trouty mouth" Sam Evans on Glee.
Breakups are tough, but they can also be instructive. Just ask Darren Criss.
"When I was a junior in college, I'd broken up with a girl, but there were those residual months when I was still calling her all the time and wanting to spend time with her," the Glee star, 26, tells Cosmopolitan in their October issue, on newsstands Sept.10.
"Basically, she sat me down and said, 'Listen, you broke my heart. Accept responsibility for your actions, be a man, and leave me alone, because it's only going to make things worse.' I'll always remember that as a pivotal moment in my life. I hope she's reading this because I love her for it," Criss says.