Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on Saturday night. Monteith played the football hero/singing hearthrob Finn Hudson on the popular Fox show. The actor recently turned 31.
Hotel staff became suspicious when the actor missed his check out time. When they wentto check up on him, they found the body. Police confirmed he was dead for several hours when the body was found. Surveillance tapes indicate that Monteith came home late Friday night and was not seen again. The cause of death is unknown, but foul play is not a factor.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday and the PD is still pending toxicology reports to see if any illegal drugs were the cause of the actors sudden death. Initial reports indicated that a large amount of alcohol and drugs were found at the scene, but after further investigation the police released a statement saying that the hotel room was clean.
According to US Weekly, the Coroner’s office stated, “We might well have an update tomorrow, but final cause of death might be several days or even a couple of weeks after that.” Meanwhile, fans are leaving flowers by the hotel and grieving the tragic loss.
GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company posted the following statement on the “Glee” Facebook page:
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones,”
Monteith battled substance abuse since the young age of 13. His recent stint in rehab gained much support from his girlfriend and co-star, Lea Michelle. A statement released by Lea’s reps ask’s fans to respect her privacy during this devastating time.
Lea and Monteith dated for a year and she stood by him through thick and thin. She stood by him when he went to rehab in April, stating “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
Lea was in L.A after a vacation in Mexico with her girlfriends. Monteith was in Canada visiting his mother. Sources close to the actor stated he was in good spirits just a couple of days before his death.
Filming for season 5 of Glee has not begun and the writers and producers have gone into mandatory meetings to revise the script, which originally was heavily focused on Finns character.
Wedding Weekend: The Vampire Diaries Candice Accola Weds Joe King
It was a weekend of ‘I do’s!’
The Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola married Fray frontman Joe King in a New Orleans wedding.
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, producer Julie Plec, Kat Graham, Michael Trevino and Claire Holt, were all on-hand to help the new Mrs. King celebrate her big day Former co-star, Kayla Ewell was even a bridesmaid! Throughout the weekend, the stars of TVD and The Originals shared pictures of their mini-vacation.
Co-star Ian Somerhalder could not make it, but he sent the couple a heartfelt message on Instagram writing, “”Candace and Joe- my brother, my sister. What a magical day this is for both of you. From the eye of the storm I am still with you in spirit!”I am missing my home state of Louisiana and my city, the great city of New Orleans. Sending you so much love from my shoot in ATL- i’m working hard & I wish I could be there physically, but we have the rest of our lives to celebrate. I love you guys! So. Much.”
The couple got engaged in May 2013 in Florence Italy. This is the first marriage for Accola. King shares two daughters with his ex-wife Julie.
They met at the DirecTV’s Celebrity BeachBowl in 2012, after co-star Nina Dobrev talked to King for Accola, who was too shy.
The newlyweds shared their first pictures after tying the knot on Instagram. The black-and-white photos captured the aura of the happy day, showing the newlyweds during their first dance and kissing in front of their guests.
Accola, 27, wore a Monique Lhuillier gown. The groom rocked a Tom Ford tux for the “French Quarter Wedding.”We hope the bride got permission from Klaus and Marcel for the party, as they tend to have some good old fashioned fights in the quarter.
Photo Credit: Candice Accola Instagram
“Officially Mr. and Mrs. King! Best night ever!,” Accola wrote.
The celebration kicked off with a parade through the streets of New Orleans. Accola traded in the traditional veil for a princess tiara for the after-party.
Photo Credit: Joe King Instagram
The other photo was shared via King’s Instagram. “My wife, she makes me wanna dance,” he captioned the photo.
Over in Maui, Glee’s Matthew Morrison tied the knot with model fiancé Renee Puente.
Morrison, 35, and Puente, 31, tied the knot on Saturday, Oct.18.
It was a small affair, with about 50 family members and friends who arrived in Hawaii earlier this week.
“I’m very happy. Renee’s not in the industry — I need that normality. We like to stay home and cook, we’re not that Hollywood,” the actor told Closer magazine.
Morrison wore a custom Brooks Brothers tux. The bride wore a Gustavo Cadile gown.
They were first spotted together in 2011. He popped the question last summer, tweeting that he was going to marry his best friend.
This is the first marriage for both.
This Week in the Lives of TV Stars
When you’re a TV star, things are constantly changing. Here are the main stories, we think you should know about!
- Things are moving fast with Lea Michele and her boyfriend, Mathew Paetz. They’ve only been dating since June, but US Weekly reports that he’s already moved into her home. He was spotted moving in over the weekend, unpacking his U-Haul truck! It’s good to see Michele happy and moving on.
- A Switched at Birth wedding! Katie Leclerc wed fiancé Brian Stuart Habecost in a romantic ceremony on Saturday. The duo said ‘I do’at Colony 29 in Palm Springs. Most of her TV co-stars and family, including TV dad Gilles Marini, were on hand to celebrate the event.
- And speaking of weddings, Ashley Tisdale got married this weekend as well. The Young and Hungry producer secretly wed fiancé Christopher French. She confirmed the ordeal on Instagram writing, “Best day of my life! Introducing Mr. and Mrs. French Sept.8, 2014” with a snapshot from the wedding.
Photo: Ashley Tisdale Instagram
The couple got engaged last August on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building. They met in 2012 via mutual friends. BFF and High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens was one of Tisdale’s six bridesmaids, all of whom wore complementing gowns in various shades of pink, lavender and nude. There were about 100 guests gathered at the private estate for the ceremony, including other HSM stars.
Photo Credit: Ashley Tisdale Instagram
- Grey is the New Black! Dascha Polanco, who plays Dayarana Diaz on the Netflix show Orange is the New Black, debuted a grey hairstyle at Mercendez-Benz New York Fashion Week, Sept.7. Her new locks are actually… a wig!
Photo Credit: Sons of Anarchy/FX
- Charlie Hunnam can’t let 50 shades go… Can you blame him? Sons of Anarchy premiered yesterday, but the buzz is all about how Hunnam passed up the role of Christian Grey. Wait didn’t we already hear about this? Now, Hunnam is opening up about how the role gave him a mental breakdown. (Sidenote: I don’t think that’s the effect playing Mr. Grey is suppose to have on a person.)
When Hunnam took the role, he was currently playing three characters. “I was going to finish [filming] Sons at like 11 p.m. Friday night, get on the plane Saturday morning to Vancouver for Fifty, missing the whole first week of rehearsal and start shooting Monday morning,” Hunnam recalled. “And I was going to shoot that film, wrap that on the Wednesday and the following Monday I was going to start shooting Crimson Peak in Toronto. I just had like … frankly, something of a nervous breakdown,” he said.
Two months after being cast as Mr. Grey, Hunnam had to drop out of the massive production. “I just said, ‘I can’t … I can’t …. To fail on such a grand scale — because Fifty’s going to be massive, it’s going to be huge. I really didn’t want to fail on such a grand scale, and I just couldn’t transition from Jax Teller to Christian Grey in 48 hours. It’s painful because I loved the character and I wanted to do it. I’m also a man of my word.”
Well, as sad as it is, I think it’s safe to say Jamie Dornan did the character justice. Am I right?
There you have it, you’re scoop on all things celebrity! Comment and share your thoughts!
Breaking: Naya Rivera Married Ryan Dorsey This Weekend!!
It’s a shocking and unexpected happily ever after for Naya Rivera. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey! No one saw this coming right?
Naya Rivera said “I do” to actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico over the weekend during the most shocking wedding of the year.
Most of us believed that this was just a new romance for Naya, who ended her relationship and engagement to rapper Big Sean three months ago, but we were way off. Actually, until she shared pictures of her and her mystery man riding donkey this weekend, no one was even aware she had a new beau. Before dating speculations could even start, the couple was married. Surprise!
Naya didn’t marry a complete stranger though. She’s actually been friends with Ryan for four years.
“They were friends for a long time,” a source told Us Weekly. “It turned into love!”
Could that be the reason why Big Season called off the engagement just months after popping the question?
The Dorsey’s– cause we can call them that now right– gave their first official statement to US Weekly stating, “We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife. Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for. True love always prevails,” they added.”
And if things weren’t crazy enough, new reports are saying that she married Ryan on the same date she was suppose to marry Big Sean. Yikes! That’s one way to recycle your wedding invitations right?
The date of their wedding is also Ryan’s birthday, so they killed two birds with one stone!
Another source revealed to US Weekly that her friends are just as shocked as we are. “Naya didn’t tell most of her friends that she was marrying Ryan Dorsey, let alone that she was dating him! The whole thing is a complete surprise.”
The cherry on top? Big Sean was nearby the whole time, recording with Kanye West in Cabo San Lucas in Punta Mita, Mexico. Honestly, this whole wedding reeks of her ex-fiance. Part of me feels like it’s a sad attempt at not letting anything— the invitations, the wedding dress, the venue— go to waste. But I might be wrong and maybe this is just purely love.
Featured Image: Glee/ FOX
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