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Former Glee star Mark Salling has been found dead near his Los Angeles home in a suspected suicide, weeks before he was due to be jailed over possessing child abuse images.

Mark Salling, 35, was expected to get between four and seven years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child abuse images. The actor’s sentencing was due on March 7.

He played footballer Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee from 2009 to 2015.

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Cory Monteith autopsy report reveals he died of drug and alcohol cocktail

Mark Salling entered into a plea deal last October, avoiding a lengthier prison sentence of up to 20 years.

He was arrested in 2015 after a tip-off that he was in possession of images of children being abused.

Investigators ultimately found tens of thousands of abuse images on his laptop and hard drive.

Mark Salling’s body was found in woodland near to where he lived in Sunland, Los Angeles, media reports suggest.

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In the February edition of Complex magazine, Big Sean opens up about the theft his ex-fiancée Naya Rivera accused him of.

After deciding to call off their wedding, the rapper and his Glee-starring ex started hating each other rather publicly and turned to social media, music and any forum they could find to trash one another.

Naya Rivera even went so far as to accuse Big Sean of stealing a pricey Rolex Submariner from her.

“@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin,” Naya Rivera tweeted at the time. She later deleted it.

Although she married Ryan Dorsey three months later, their apparent hatred for one another continued as Big Sean then released I Don’t F— With You, which was rumored to be about Naya Rivera.Big Sean and Naya Rivera


Big Sean told the publication: “First of all, why would I have to steal a Rolex?”

“Second of all, every Rolex that I have, I have receipts for, papers for, certificates of authenticity for. I would never steal a Rolex from anybody.

“You see [Naya Rivera’s] tweet got deleted in like 20 seconds,” the rapper adds.

Big Sean doesn’t comment on whether or not rumors of Naya Rivera’s alleged jealousy and controlling tendencies are true, but he does open up about the reason why their relationship dissolved.

He said they began fighting more than they did anything else. But he does add that he “wasn’t surprised” by her accusation.

Big Sean said: “I felt like it was unnecessary drama ’cause in my eyes it wasn’t true. I wasn’t surprised by it.

“Even though I didn’t steal anything, I wasn’t surprised by it.”

Big Sean is now dating Ariana Grande. He says that they began as really good friends, which is one of the aspects he respects most about their relationship.

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow is dating Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, four months after announcing her split from husband Chris Martin, Us Weekly revealed.

Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, has appeared on five episodes of Glee as Holly Holliday since 2010.

Gwyneth Paltrow is dating Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, four months after announcing her split from husband Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow is dating Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, four months after announcing her split from husband Chris Martin

An insider told Us Weekly “things started off professionally” between the pair. That relationship evolved, however, and Gwyneth Paltrow recently stepped out with the 43-year-old executive producer for a dinner date at East Borough in L.A.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, 37, announced their “conscious uncoupling” after more than 10 years of marriage four months ago in a joint statement. The parents of daughter Apple, 10, and son Moses, 8, have remained amicable and have been spotted out together since the news.

Brad Falchuk also recently got out of a marriage. His wife of 10 years, Suzanne, filed for divorce in March 2013. The exes share a daughter and son.

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Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz and her partner Michael Trevino have split after three years of dating.

Jenna Ushkowitz, 28, confirmed the breakup herself while attending the premiere of Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy’s HBO film The Normal Heart in Beverly Hills, California, on May 19. When a photographer asked if the pair were still an item, she replied: “No, we’re not together anymore.”

According to one insider, the relationship has been over for some time.

Jenna Ushkowitz and Michael Trevino have split after three years of dating

Jenna Ushkowitz and Michael Trevino have split after three years of dating

Jenna Ushkowitz signed autographs for fans during the interaction, and kept her head down.

“That’s okay, no worries,” she added, smiling, when the photographer apologized.

“We’re wonderful.”

Jenna Ushkowitz and Vampire Diaries star Michael Trevino, 29, made their first public appearance together at the 2011 SAG Awards. Last January, Jenna Ushkowitz posted a throwback picture of the pair on the SAG red carpet in honor of Michael Trevino’s birthday.

“Happy birthday to my best friend, the one who has taught me how to laugh and love more and more everyday,” she gushed.

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Lea Michele has debuted a new song she recorded in honor of her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith.

Just weeks ahead of the release of her debut album Louder, Lea Michele, 27, has shared a new track, You’re Mine, explaining that it was inspired by Cory Monteith, who died from a drug overdose last year.

Lea Michele has debuted a new song she recorded in honor of her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith

Lea Michele has debuted a new song she recorded in honor of her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith

Lea Michele took to Twitter on Monday after debuting the song, and wrote, “#YOUREMINE is my favorite song on #LOUDER It’s so special to me & it’s story is so close to my heart.”

In the December 2013 issue of Elle magazine, Lea Michele divulged that the personal track was a last-minute addition to her new album, explaining: “The album was done, and the label said, <<Do you want to add anything?>> I was like, <<I might regret it if I don’t>>. It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory…”

Lea Michele admits the song has proved therapeutic: “When I think of him, I play this.”

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The Grammy Awards organizers made a pretty big mistake during its In Memoriam tribute Sunday night as Cory Monteith’s name was misspelled during the annual montage.

The late Glee star’s name was written with the “e” and the “i” reversed. Glee fans immediately noticed the error and took to Twitter to express their anger.

Cory Monteith's name was misspelled during Grammys In Memoriam

Cory Monteith’s name was misspelled during Grammys In Memoriam

“Dear Recording Academy, it’s 2014 & no one has spell check? His name is Cory MONTEITH!!! Fire the fact check clerk!” one fan tweeted.

Cory Monteith died in July from a fatal combination of drugs and alcohol.

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The Fox’s musical Glee will end after the next series, show creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed.

Speaking at a media event in Los Angeles, Ryan Murphy said he had planned for the sixth season to revolve around the characters of Rachel and Finn.

However, following the death of actor Cory Monteith, who played Finn, in July, he was forced to create a new ending, TV Line reported.

Ryan Murphy added he had penned a new finale that would be in Cory Monteith’s honor.

“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” Ryan Murphy said.

Glee will end after Season 6

Glee will end after Season 6

“I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him.

“So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”

Ryan Murphy said he planned to pitch his new ending for the show to US network Fox later this month.

“I think it’s very satisfactory and kind of in [Cory Monteith’s] honor, which I love,” he added.

The show said goodbye to the actor in a special tribute episode broadcast in the US last week.

In April this year, Fox renewed Glee for a fifth and sixth season as part of a two-season deal.

It had been hinted the sixth series could be the last, however it was not confirmed at the time.

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Cory Monteith died of a fatal cocktail of heroin and alcohol, the coroner’s report has revealed today.

The 31-year-old Glee star, who played Finn Hudson on the hit TV show, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel in July.

Investigators at the scene found drug paraphernalia, including “a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and multiple glasses”.

Coroner Claire Thompson concluded that Cory Monteith’s death was “accidental”.

The final findings support the initial coroner’s report into the death of the Canadian actor on July 13.

At the time of his death, Cory Monteith had an alcohol level of 0.13 percent, with a “moderate” level of intoxication. The report also pointed to the presence of morphine, codeine and “6-monoacetylmorphine,” a by-product of heroin.

Cory Monteith died of a fatal cocktail of heroin and alcohol

Cory Monteith died of a fatal cocktail of heroin and alcohol

Hotel video footage showed the actor returning alone to his room in the early hours of July 13, marking the final time he was seen alive.

“He had checked in to the hotel on July 6 and had been expected to check out on the 13th,” the report stated.

“When he had not done so, hotel staff checked his room and found him unresponsive on the floor.”

The report concluded Cory Monteith had been dead for several hours: “Mr. Monteith was clearly deceased and resuscitation was not attempted.”

Cory Monteith, who had been in Glee since its inception in 2009, was admitted to rehab earlier this year having struggled with addiction since he was a teenager. The coroner’s report said the actor’s “periods of abstinence ranged from years to months in duration”.

The report found that Cory Monteith’s erratic drug use contributed to his death, adding that “after a period of cessation from opiod drug use, a previously tolerated drug concentration level may become toxic and fatal”.

Glee, which follows a group of American high school misfits who form a singing club, will pay tribute to Cory Monteith in a special episode to be broadcast next week.

“[The] third episode will deal with the Finn Hudson character being written out of the show,” Fox’s Kevin Reilly told reporters at a Television Critics Association meeting in August.

Glee – now in its fifth series – is known for its upbeat pop covers and cameo appearances by celebrities.

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Heather Morris and longtime beau Taylor Hubbell have welcomed their first child together.

The Glee actress gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday, according to US Weekly.

Heather Morris gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday

Heather Morris gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday

Heather Morris, 26, named her baby boy Elijah. The actress kept a low profile prior to giving birth, taking a break from acting.

She was seen just days ago running errands in a low-key ensemble of shorts and a hot pink tank top, looking all the more ready to pop.

Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell went to the same high school in Arizona.

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The cast of Glee was honored with an award for choice TV show comedy at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

Show star Amber Riley thanked fans for their unwavering devotion as she cast are returning to the screen this fall for their fifth season without show breakout Cory Montheith, who played Finn Hudson.

“Although we lost someone that we really love, that you guys love too, we are very fortunate to come back [for the next season],” she said.

“Cory was like a brother to us and like a dad, and you know he was always ready to sign an autograph for a fan – he loved you gleeks and he loves his fans.

“So on behalf of our brother and our classmate, we accept this award,” Amber Riley continued.

Lea Michele’s tearful speech for Cory Monteith at the Teen Choice Awards 2013

Lea Michele’s tearful speech for Cory Monteith at the Teen Choice Awards 2013

Cory Monteith’s former girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele, who won the award for choice TV comedy actress, tearfully took to the microphone to pay tribute to her former boyfriend.

“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past few weeks,” Lea Michele, 26, said.

“Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world.”

Lea Michele continued: “I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory, and for all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did. I promise that with your love, we’ll get through this together.

“He was very special to me and to the world, and we were all lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.

“And whether you knew him personally or as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became part of all of our hearts – and that’s where he’ll stay forever.”

Cory Monteith, who co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards in 2010, was found dead July 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

An autopsy revealed Cory Monteith, 31, died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

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Lea Michele talks of her happiness with boyfriend Cory Monteith in a newly released interview with Marie Claire Mexico – which she gave just weeks before his tragic death.

Lea Michele, 26, reveals the support and encouragement she gets from Cory Monteith as she tells Marie Claire how thankful she is that they met.

“He is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker,” she told the magazine.

“It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.”

Lea Michele added of her fellow Glee star: “It’s more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life.”

Cory Monteith was found dead on July 13 after a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Lea Michele talks of her happiness with boyfriend Cory Monteith in a newly released interview with Marie Claire Mexico

Lea Michele talks of her happiness with boyfriend Cory Monteith in a newly released interview with Marie Claire Mexico

Lea Michele gave her interview on June 7, with her boyfriend visiting her on the set of the photo shoot so they could have lunch together.

Marie Claire Mexico’s editor in chief Ariadne Grant said that he “showed up in great spirits”.

In a statement Ariadne Grant added that the Glee couple were “very nice and obviously happy and in love”.

“We are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea.”

Lea Michele, who apparently learned of her boyfriend’s death during a girl’s night, graces the cover of the magazine’s August issue and the stunning image has now been released.

She smoulders in just a black blazer and matching underwear.

The gorgeous brunette looks strong and powerful with lashings of eyeliner in the image.

During the shoot last month Lea Michele shared a snapshot of her nutritious meal and wrote alongside it: “Today’s healthy lunch! #Tofu #Greens #MyboyfriendsEatingpizza #yum lol.”

Lea Michele clearly had a great day and tweeted later: “What an awesome shoot today! Such a pleasure gracing the cover of one of my fav mags! So excited for you guys to see! Xo.”

In her interview Lea Michele also revealed her style icons.

“I think that is one of the hardest questions because they are so many, but I have always looked up to Penelope Cruz,” she said.

“She always looks beautiful, classy and sophisticated. I probably would say that she is one of the most beautiful women in the world.”

Lea Michele went on to describe her own personal style as “very relaxed and simple: jeans, flats and a leather jacket”.

“Lately, I have mixed the Californian style with the dark side of New York. I would wear black every day if I could. For red carpets I love experimenting.”

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Cory Monteith’s estranged father Joe believes the Glee star may have been keeping his drug use a secret, even in the days leading up to his death.

In an interview with ET Canada Joe Monteith said he still grapples with the fact that his son is gone.

“I guess he was involved a little more in drugs than anybody knew at the time,” the military man said.

“His mother who was there with him all the time, she started picking up on it,” Joe Monteith recounted, saying that she first noticed his habits when money and things around the house had gone missing.

Joe Monteith admits that he wasn’t a big presence in his son’s life, having divorced his mother Ann McGregor when the actor was 7.

Cory Monteith and his father worked on rekindling their relationship, establishing contact after Glee threw him into fame in 2009.

“When they did break the news to my wife, she almost fell over, in fact, I had to grab her,” he said.

“I had to ask them again, <<What was that you said?>>. It didn’t really sink in. It still really hasn’t.

“I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much.”

Cory Monteith’s mother Ann McGregor first noticed his habits when money and things around the house had gone missing

Cory Monteith’s mother Ann McGregor first noticed his habits when money and things around the house had gone missing

Cory Monteith, who was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday at the age of 31, was allegedly a hard-worker when in Los Angeles, and a substance-abuser whenever he would return to his native Canada, according to TMZ.

He checked into rehab in March and managed to stay clean while on the Glee set, but his resolve to stay sober weakened whenever he visited Vancouver, a source told the website.

According to sources, Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele, along with the rest of the hit television show’s cast, were aware of his addiction problems and worked hard to keep him clean and sober.

Cory Monteith allegedly never showed up for work under the influence of drugs or alcohol and abstained from these substances “most of the time”.

But his life in Canada painted a different picture, as he often returned to his hometown of Vancouver often, and surrounded himself with friends who fueled his addiction.

Cory Monteith grew up with his mother and brother Shawn in Victoria, British Columbia, and he saw little of his father after the divorce due to Joe’s military service.

In 2009, Cory Monteith reunited with his father for the first time in 17 years.

In an interview with Parade two years ago, Cory Monteith said: “We’d spoken maybe three or four times [during that period] and he reached out to me on Facebook. I couldn’t shut the door, so I got on a plane.

“He greeted me at the airport, and [he and stepmother Yvette] were so happy they were almost crying. It was a good time.”

The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed the autopsy results on Tuesday, adding that the investigation into his death is continuing, and that no further details were available at this time.

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Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele is said to have made an emotional trip to the Vancouver hotel where the actor died of a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Lea Michele, 26, visited the makeshift memorial outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel where fans have showed their respects by laying flowers and tributes, RadarOnline reports.

Lea Michele visited the makeshift memorial outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel where Cory Monteith’s fans have showed their respects by laying flowers and tributes

Lea Michele visited the makeshift memorial outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel where Cory Monteith’s fans have showed their respects by laying flowers and tributes

Eyewitness Rik Feydick told the website that Lea Michele, who was accompanied by two bodyguards in an SUV, didn’t leave the vehicle but peered through the windows looking “crushed” and hiding behind giant black sunglasses.

Once Lea Michele and her bodyguards realized she had been spotted her driver was said to have abruptly sped off, according to Rik Feydick.

Earlier this week, Lea Michele attended a private cremation service for Cory Monteith, along with his mother.

She had earlier visited the hospital to view Cory Monteith’s body and is said to have played an integral part in making arrangements following his death.

Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday.

An initial autopsy and toxicology report revealed Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.

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Cory Monteith’s final video, showing the actor warning his young fans to “stay out of trouble”, has surfaced.

Cory Monteith was filmed just days before his tragic death from drug and alcohol use.

In the video, the 31-year-old takes the tone of an older brother: “Hi Malorie, I’m Cory – I’m Sheila’s friend.

“I just wanted to record this video for you guys to let you know to stay out of trouble and stay in school.”

Cory Monteith’s final video shows the actor warning his young fans to stay out of trouble

Cory Monteith’s final video shows the actor warning his young fans to stay out of trouble

The clip was filmed on July 6 as Cory Monteith was onboard a flight to his hometown of Vancouver, where he checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

It was there his body was found just seven days later.

A fan of the actor’s hit show Glee posted the clip online.

According to Global News, Cory Monteith was approached by Sheila, a flight attendant, for a memento for her boyfriend’s daughter Mallory.

Despite his warning “to stay out of trouble”, initial investigations indicate that a combination of heroin and alcohol lead to the young actor’s death.

After spending time with friends and family in Vancouver, Cory Monteith’s body was found in his room on the 21st floor of the hotel.

The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed the autopsy results on Tuesday, adding that the investigation into his death is continuing, and that no further details were available at this time.

It was noted that at this stage there is still no evidence to suggest that Cory Monteith’s death was “anything other than a most-tragic accident”.

But Police Constable Brian Montague later revealed: “There was evidence in the room that was consistent of a drug overdose,” adding that he wouldn’t “go into specifics”.

Cory Monteith cause of death has come as a shock to some after it was initially reported that police did not believe drugs to have been involved, but Brian Montague explained they need to err on the side of caution.

“It was the opinion of the investigators that it was a drug overdose, but we didn’t want to speculate,” he said.

“The last thing we would want to do is speculate a drug overdose and then have that not be the case.”

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According to new reports, Cory Monteith hid his deadly drug addiction even from those closest to him.

Cory Monteith’s ex-girlfriend, Mallory Matoush, told Us Weekly, that the Glee star was “just a happy guy” and that she saw no sign of the addiction that would ultimately claim his life.

“Cory kept me in the dark about his drug use,” Mallory Matoush told the magazine.

Cory Monteith’s ex-girlfriend Mallory Matoush says the Glee star was “just a happy guy” and that she saw no sign of the addiction that would ultimately claim his life

Cory Monteith’s ex-girlfriend Mallory Matoush says the Glee star was “just a happy guy” and that she saw no sign of the addiction that would ultimately claim his life

“He told me about his teenage days and his past problems but he never used anything in front of me, ever.”

“He was always so silly and funny,” she added, explaining that she only ever saw him drink and then never to excess.

Cory Monteith and Mallory Matoush met June 2011 and dated for eight or nine months.

“Cory was so normal. I didn’t even know who he was when I met him,” she recalled.

Mallory Matoush added: “I had to Google it because after the first night I stayed with him, I was on my way out of his hotel and there was a crowd of young girls waiting for him. They asked me if I had seen Cory Monteith inside the hotel and I was so confused.”

Cory Monteith was found on Saturday in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver.

The Canadian actor – who completed a stint of rehab in April for substance addiction – was last pictured with his girlfriend Lea Michele just last month.

The news was confirmed by Vancouver Police at a press conference on Saturday night.

It’s been confirmed that Cory Monteith died from a “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol”.

Cory Monteith had checked into the hotel on July 6 and had been due to check out on Saturday.

However, video footage had shown Cory Monteith returning to his room by himself after an evening out with friends on Friday.

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Cory Monteith’s autopsy report has revealed the star died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.

Glee star Cory Monteith, who was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday at the age of 31, died from a “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol”, according to authorities.

The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed the autopsy results on Tuesday.

It follows claims Cory Monteith led a “double life” as a hard-worker when in Los Angeles, and a substance-abuser whenever he would return to his native Canada.

The BC Coroners Service added that the investigation into his death is continuing, and that no further details were available at this time.

Cory Monteith’s autopsy report has revealed the star died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol

Cory Monteith’s autopsy report has revealed the star died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol

It was noted that at this stage there is still no evidence to suggest that Cory Monteith’s death was “anything other than a tragic accident”.

It was also confirmed that Cory Monteith’s family have been made aware of the circumstances surrounding the death.

Cory Monteith, who checked into rehab in March, managed to stay clean while on the Glee set, but his resolve to stay sober weakened whenever he visited Vancouver, a source told TMZ.

According to sources, Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele, along with the rest of the hit television show’s cast, were aware of his addiction problems and worked hard to keep him clean and sober.

Cory Monteith allegedly never showed up for work under the influence of drugs or alcohol and abstained from these substances “most of the time”.

But his life in Canada painted a different picture.

Cory Monteith allegedly returned to his hometown of Vancouver often, and surrounded himself with friends who fueled his addiction.

Drugs and alcohol were reportedly “always involved”.

His family is said to have been aware that he reverted back to his hard-partying ways in the North American city, but they were unable to help.

Cory Monteith’s family members reportedly became “alarmed” recently at his behavior and tried to come to his aid, but he grew “distant”.

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According to new reports, Glee star Cory Monteith led a “double life”.

Cory Monteith, who was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday at the age of 31, was allegedly a hard-worker when in Los Angeles, and a substance-abuser whenever he would return to his native Canada, according to TMZ.

Cory Monteith, who checked into rehab in March, managed to stay clean while on the Glee set, but his resolve to stay sober weakened whenever he visited Vancouver, a source told the website.

According to sources, Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee costar Lea Michele, along with the rest of the hit television show’s cast, were aware of his addiction problems and worked hard to keep him clean and sober.

Cory Monteith allegedly never showed up for work under the influence of drugs or alcohol and abstained from these substances “most of the time”.

Cory Monteith was allegedly a hard-worker when in Los Angeles, and a substance-abuser whenever he would return to his native Canada

Cory Monteith was allegedly a hard-worker when in Los Angeles, and a substance-abuser whenever he would return to his native Canada

But his life in Canada painted a different picture.

Cory Monteith allegedly returned to his hometown of Vancouver often, and surrounded himself with friends who fueled his addiction.

Drugs and alcohol were reportedly “always involved”.

Cory Monteith’s family is said to have been aware that he reverted back to his hard-partying ways in the North American city, but they were unable to help.

His family members reportedly became “alarmed” recently at his behavior and tried to come to his aid, but he grew “distant”.

But another website claims Cory Monteith attended a number of Alcoholic Anonymous meetings shortly before he died.

A source close to the actor told gossip website RadarOnline.com: “Cory went to AA meetings when he got to Vancouver with some friends of his and mine. They have attended AA meetings in the past together.

“Vancouver is a great place to keep grounded when you are in the spotlight and trying to be sober.”

“Being grounded is the key to sobriety and that’s what Vancouver can offer Cory. It is casual and he calls it home and he has friends here who have known him for a long time.”

The insider also insisted that despite being spotted out with friends at the Portside bar in the hours before his death, Cory Monteith was not drinking.

Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday night.

With the autopsy into his death now underway the British Columbia Coroners Service says toxicology results will not be known for several more days.

However, Sgt. Randy Fincham said there was nothing to indicate Cory Monteith’s death was due to illicit drug use.

Meanwhile, FOX officials said it is too soon to say how Cory Monteith’s death will be handled on Glee.

According to FOX news, producers are scheduling meetings to discuss how to move forward without his character, Finn Hudson.

Industry experts predict Cory Monteith’s death will have a serious effect on the hit show, which was scheduled to start shooting next month.

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Cory Monteith and his girlfriend Lea Michele were planning to move together before his death, it has been reported.

Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, but prior to his sudden passing he was reportedly making arrangements to move into his Glee co-star Lea Michele’s Los Angeles home, although the couple – who had been dating for more than a year – were not talking about marriage.

Cory Monteith and his girlfriend Lea Michele were planning to move together before his death

Cory Monteith and his girlfriend Lea Michele were planning to move together before his death

An insider told Us Weekly: “Lea and Cory were planning on moving in together after he got back from Vancouver.

“[Lea Michele and Cory Monteith] weren’t talking engagement or marriage yet but it was heading that way.

“The first step was Cory was going to move in [to Lea Michele’s L.A. home] completely. He was already there all the time.”

Cory Monteith and Lea Michele – who is “devastated beyond belief” about her boyfriend’s death – were said to be more in love than ever just before he died and planning a happy future together.

The source added: “They were 100 percent happy and together and in love at the time of his death.

“They never broke up.”

Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Cory Monteith’s autopsy that was scheduled to take place today will now be delayed.

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Cory Monteith was seen drinking alcohol with his friends in Vancouver just one week before his death, it has been reported.

Cory Monteith – who completed a month-long stint in rehab for substance addiction in April – was seen “laughing and drinking beers” reports TMZ.

The 31-year-old Glee star was pictured with his friends on July 6, the day he checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, where he was found dead by hotel staff one week later.

Cory Monteith was also pictured next to a mystery brunette who is seen holding two cans of beer, although it was not his girlfriend Lea Michele who was believed to have been in Los Angeles for work at the time.

The actor was reportedly seen drinking alcohol with his friends outside The Shop, a local men’s clothing and motorcycle accessories store, according to the owner.

A source told TMZ that the actor was seen drinking three beers in the course of a few hours but did not seem out of control.

Cory Monteith was seen drinking alcohol with his friends in Vancouver just one week before his death

Cory Monteith was seen drinking alcohol with his friends in Vancouver just one week before his death

However, it has been revealed that on July 11 he had dined manager Elena Kirschner and acting mentor Maureen Webb at East of Main where the actor seemed happy and did not drink alcohol.

Maureen Webb told People magazine: “He looked so good, so healthy. I hadn’t seen him look that good in a long time.”

“We ate a lot of food. We drank the rhubarb lemonade.”

Cory Monteith had organized the dinner because he was planning on getting more involved with Project Limelight Society, a free theatre programme for kids who are driven to perform.

Maureen Webb, who is the co-founder of Project Limelight Society, added: “I told him, <<I remember everything we talked about when we first talked about this project. Now it’s happening>>. His face just lit up. He was in great spirits.”

Two days later Cory Monteith was discovered dead by hotel staff after he failed to check out at the designated time. While there are no implications of foul play, the cause of death has been yet to be confirmed.

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Selena Gomez is one of the many celebrities paying tribute to Cory Monteith after his tragic death in a Vancouver hotel room at the age of 31 on Saturday.

Selena Gomez, 20, posted a picture of herself and Cory Monteith hugging on the red carpet of the 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards.

Selena Gomez is one of the many celebrities paying tribute to Cory Monteith after his tragic death in a Vancouver hotel room

Selena Gomez is one of the many celebrities paying tribute to Cory Monteith after his tragic death in a Vancouver hotel room

She accompanied the picture with a poignant message, writing: “This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”

Selena Gomez was just one of numerous celebrities who took to their Twitter pages to express their shock and grief over the death of Glee star Cory Monteith.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who also appeared in the show, released a moving statement in tribute.

“Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family,” said the actress.

Cory Monteith’s body was found shortly after noon by Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel staff.

According to the Vancouver Sun, there are no indications of foul play, and an autopsy is scheduled for today.

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Cory Monteith had spent his last hours enjoying an evening out with friends before he tragically passed away of unknown causes while alone in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada.

The 31-year-old Glee star – who completed a stint in rehab in April for substance addiction and appeared to be “happy and healthy” in recent months –  was out in Vancouver before returning alone to his Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in the city.

Cory Monteith had been in his luxury hotel room with friends on Saturday evening before heading out for the night. His girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele is not believed to have been with him.

No cause of death has been confirmed at this point but there was said to be no implications of foul play. Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday.

Recent pictures of the star showed him looking happy and healthy in the company of his long-term girlfriend after flying into LAX in California.

Cory Monteith last tweeted on Friday, joking around about the new sci-fi film Sharknado. He wrote: “What the c**p is Sharknado… Oh. IT’S A SHARK TORNADO.”

Authorities refused to say if there was any connection between Cory Monteith’s voluntary stint in rehab and his untimely death, the Toronto Star reported.

They also declined to comment on the contents of the room.

It is believed that Cory Monteith had been dead for several hours in his room before his body was found.

Cory Monteith had spent his last hours enjoying an evening out with friends before he tragically passed away of unknown causes

Cory Monteith had spent his last hours enjoying an evening out with friends before he tragically passed away of unknown causes

Cory Monteith had been due to check out of the luxury hotel on Saturday but when he failed to do so, cleaning staff went to his room where they found his body.

Paramedics were called who declared him dead at the scene shortly after noon. Police said there were no signs of foul play and said that Cory Monteith had died alone.

Video footage has revealed Cory Monteith returning to his room by himself after an evening out with friends on Friday.

Cory Monteith had checked into the hotel room on July 6 and was due to check out on Saturday.

The actor, who played the character Finn Hudson in the popular Fox show, had spoken publicly about his battle with addiction.

He had previously received treatment aged 19 and commented that he took “anything and everything”, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Cory Monteith’s family, who live in Calgary, were notified shortly before police held a press conference over the tragic news.

Acting Chief Doug LePard read in a statement: “Shortly after noon today, the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.”

Confirming: “The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee.”

Before giving out further information, Doug LePard said: “I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, cast-mates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith.”

Word had begun to spread on Twitter of the news late on Saturday night although there was no official comment made at that point.

Many believed it to be hoax, as it is not the first time news of his death had spread over the internet.

Tragically, this time the rumors turned out to be true. In a short statement, Cory Monteith’s publicist Melissa Kates said: “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”

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Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel, police say.

Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, who played Finn Hudson in the Fox TV hit, was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel in the city centre on Saturday, said police.

The cause of death was not immediately apparent, police say, but foul play has been ruled out.

Cory Monteith, who had been in the musical comedy since its 2009 start, was treated for drug addiction in April, and had a history of substance-abuse.

His body was found by Pacific Rim staff after he missed his check-out time on Saturday, said Vancouver’s Deputy Police Chief Doug Lepard.

Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel

Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel

Cory Monteith had returned to his room at the Pacific Rim alone early on Saturday morning having been out with friends earlier in the evening, said Deputy Police Chief Lepard.

Coroner Lisa Lapointe said: “We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death.”

Cory Monteith had been dating Lea Michele, who played his opposite number Rachel Berry in Glee, which follows a group of American secondary school misfits in their quest for singing contest glory.

Lea Michele loved and supported her long-term boyfriend and was proud he was seeking help, she told People magazine at the time.

Calgary-born Cory Monteith described himself on Twitter as “tall, awkward, Canadian, actor, drummer, person”.

Cory Monteith was treated for drug abuse aged 19 and had been open about his battle against addiction, telling one interviewer he took “anything and everything”.

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Fox has renewed Glee for two more seasons, meaning the TV series will air at least six in total, through May 2015.

“Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” said Fox chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement.

Fox has renewed Glee for two more seasons, meaning the TV series will air at least six in total

Fox has renewed Glee for two more seasons, meaning the TV series will air at least six in total

“Week in and week out … the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show – and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”

The current season features some of the school’s graduated seniors, played by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, scattering from Ohio to New York City.

Glee is averaging 8.7 million viewers this season, including viewing delayed up to 7 days. That’s down from last season but the show remains one of Fox’s most popular as it weathers a steep decline by American Idol.

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Glee star Naya Rivera and her new boyfriend Big Sean made their official debut as a couple at the premiere of new movie 42 in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Naya Rivera and Big Sean strolled onto the red carpet hand-in-hand, before posing up with their arms around each other.

Naya Rivera and her new boyfriend Big Sean made their official debut as a couple at the premiere of new movie 42 in Los Angeles

Naya Rivera and her new boyfriend Big Sean made their official debut as a couple at the premiere of new movie 42 in Los Angeles

While they had been spotted together on various occasion over the past few months, Naya Rivera and Big Sean looked thrilled to finally be making their romance official as they attended the event at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Naya Rivera, 26, smoldered for the waiting photographers, showing off her slim figure in a grey snakeskin dress and white pointed heels, leaving her dark brown hair loose in tumbling curls for the occasion.

Big Sean, 25, meanwhile, appeared to find the red carpet event slightly more amusing – grinning with delight he joked around pulling faces and funny poses behind his girlfriend’s back.

They first sparked romance rumors when Naya Rivera was see at the rapper’s surprise 25th birthday party in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Big Sean, whose real name is Sean Michael Anderson, tweeted at the time: “@nayarivera was in on it too, lookin good… I really had no idea about this…”

Naya Rivera then tweeted a picture of them together at the celebration, writing: “Such a good picture from last night. Best surprise ever!”

Prior to her romance with Big Sean, Naya Rivera has been linked to stars including Douglas Booth, as well as her Glee co-stars Mark Salling and Kevin McHale.

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Glee star Cory Monteith has checked himself into rehab for drug addiction.

Cory Monteith’s representative confirmed that the star, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, has entered a treatment facility.

The actor “has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction”, his spokesperson told People magazine.

Glee star Cory Monteith has checked himself into rehab for drug addiction

Glee star Cory Monteith has checked himself into rehab for drug addiction

“He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele told People magazine: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

The 30-year-old actor has been open about his addiction problems in the past, and revealed back in 2011 that he entered rehab aged 19.

Cory Monteith hoped that talking about his own issues would help others to avoid making the same mistakes he did.

“I don’t want kids to think it’s okay to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too,” he said.

“But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it.”

Cory Monteith’s most recent tweet was posted on Thursday, when he wrote: “Such a beautiful day! truly seeing the forest for the trees. #gratitude.”