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

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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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Matthew Morrison: 'We're Having a Lot of Fun' Planning Wedding

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For Matthew Morrison, prepping his wedding to model Renee Puente has been a smooth production – just not a speedy one.

"It's going good," the Glee star told PEOPLE at his 4th Annual Halloween Masquerade in Hollywood on Saturday. "We're a little ways out. Probably not till like 2015 so we're just taking our time. But we're well into it."

Fittingly for a song-and-dance man, music will play a big role in the wedding.

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The Next Season of Glee Will Be Its Last

Originally posted 10/17/2013 03:00 PM

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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

Originally posted 10/13/2013 07:15 PM

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

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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

Originally posted 10/11/2013 08:30 AM

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

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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

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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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Lea Michele: 'I've Lost Two People, Cory and Finn'

Originally posted 10/09/2013 12:30 PM

Lea Michele: 'I've Lost Two People, Cory and Finn' | Cory Monteith, Lea Michele

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Although Glee's Lea Michele admits it feels like "I've lost two people, Cory and Finn," the actress says the tribute episode to her on- and off-screen love Cory Monteith "was very therapeutic."

"We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium, and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him," a stoic Michele, 27, told TV Week Australia. "It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn."

But did the actress ever consider leaving the hit show after the tragic death of her former boyfriend, 31, in July?

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Glee's Dot-Marie Jones Is Engaged

Originally posted 10/07/2013 02:30 PM

Dot-Marie Jones Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Bridgett Casteen

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Just call them beauty and the Beiste.

Dot-Marie Jones, who plays Coach Shannon Beiste on Glee, proposed to her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen, The Advocate reports.

The actress, 49, popped the question on Friday while the couple was at Disneyland Resort's Sleeping Beauty Castle in Anaheim, Calif., for Gay Days Anaheim, a weekend event where more than 30,000 LGBT visitors and allies visit the park.

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First Look: Cory Monteith Tribute Episode Promo

Originally posted 10/04/2013 12:00 PM

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."

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Glee's Naya Rivera Is Engaged to Rapper Big Sean

Originally posted 10/04/2013 09:40 AM

Naya Rivera Engaged to Big Sean

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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.

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