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Lea Michele Apologizes for Her ‘Unnecessary Behavior’ After ‘Glee’ Co-Star Calls Her Out For Making ‘Life a Living Hell’

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Update: Since Lea Michele’s apology, other co-stars have spoken out against her disrespectful behavior, with many shunning her apology. 

Glee’s Heather Morris took to Twitter to explain that Michele was unpleasant to work with adding that she “SHOULD be called out.” 

Spring Awakening‘s Gerard Canonico fired back said Michele was “nothing but a nightmare.”

“Seems to have been deleted. So I’ll try again. You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members,” commented on her apology post. “You made us feel like we didn’t belong there. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail. Maybe actually apologize instead of placing the blame on how others ‘perceive’ you. You’ll probably just delete this though.”

 

 

Since Samatha Ware called Lea Michele out for her toxic behavior on the set of Glee, fans have been waiting to see how or if Michele would respond. 

The actress posted a lengthy statement on Instagram Wednesday night addressing Ware’s comments from earlier in the week which called Michele out for making her life a “living hell” when she was a guest star on the Fox musical drama. 

Michele addressed her behavior and took responsibility writing: “While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people. Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused.

One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people’s perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address the injustices that they face. When I tweeted the other day, it was meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time, but the responses I received to what I posted have made me also focus specifically on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them.

While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people. Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused. We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect my own shortcomings.

I am a couple of months from becoming a mother and I know I need to keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions, so that I can be a real role model for my child and so I can pass along my lessons and mistakes, so that they can learn from me. I listened to these criticisms and I am learning and while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience.”

It all began when Michele expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter. Ware responded back writing: “LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…”

Many of Michele’s co-stars seemingly supported Ware’s allegations as Alex Newell shared a RuPaul’s “very interested” gif and Amber Riley shared a “sipping the tea” gif. 

 

It wasn’t just Glee co-stars as Michele’s former co-star on Mayor, Yvette Nicole Brown, also responded to Ware writing, “I felt every one of those capital letters.”

 

She also re-shared a tweet from JustJared which announced that HelloFresh terminated its partnership with Michele following the scandal.
 
“HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind,” the company said in a statement. “We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.”


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‘Glee’ Cast Speaks Out on Naya Rivera’s Death, Sends Condolences

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Glee Cast speak out after Naya Rivera's tragic disappearance

The Glee cast is coming together in support of Naya Rivera. 

After authorities confirmed the body of Naya Rivera was found at Lake Piru concluding a 6-day search,Jane Lynch, who played Sue Silverman, tweeted “rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family. ”

Other cast members Amber Riley and Kevin McHale asked the fanbase to show some compassion in light of the tragic events. 

“Show some respect. All our energy is going toward helping find Naya and praying for her safe return and for her family,” Riley wrote on Twitter. “No one owes anyone online a performance of grief. This is very real and devastating. Focus on Naya and her family. Not us. We don’t matter right now.”

McHale retweeted and added:

“I cannot begin to understand what Naya’s family must be feeling. I know the rest of us are completely shattered, but not without hope. Please respect her family & their privacy in this moment. Please refrain from judging those who don’t show their pain on social media.”

The comments defended Lea Michele’s silence in the wake of Rivera’s disappearance. Fans called her out for not speaking out, which forced her to delete her Twitter account. 

Earlier this year, Michele was dragged for comments made by former actress Samantha Ware who said the actress was a bully and made her life a “living hell.” The comments were supported by other members of the cast. 

Heather Morris also updated fans writing: 
 
“I have spoken to Sheriff Eric Buschow and rest assured they are using every single one of their resources to locate our Naya. I have full confidence that they’re doing everything they can, and probably more. We will hold off on the citizen search and rescue until we get the go ahead that they’ll allow volunteers. Understand it’s 110 degrees here and if you’re not highly trained in search and rescue, this could end up a much more dangerous situation for everybody involved. Please be kind, compassionate and caring for those who are looking for our Naya.”
 

Earlier today, authorities revealed they found a body at Lake Piru where Rivera was last seen. 

The timing is chilling considering today marks 7 years since Corey Monteith overdosed at the age of 31. Many fans have pointed to a Glee curse placed on the cast as Rivera marks the third cast member to die in her 30s. In addition to Rivera and Monteith, Mark Salling committed suicide in 2018 at the age of 35 after pleading guilty to child pornography. 


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Body Found at Lake Identified as Former ‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera, 33, Authorities Say

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Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Drowning

A body has been found at Lake Piru, the Southern California lake where former Glee actress Naya Rivera was reported missing, according to authorities. 

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement on Monday, three days after search and rescue efforts began. Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, but TMZ is reporting that it is Rivera.

“A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress. There will be a news conference at 2 pm at the lake,” they tweeted. The conference will happen at 5 pm ET.

The 33-year-old actress has been missing since Wednesday. She was last seen on CCTV footage getting into a rented pontoon boat with her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, who was found sleeping on the boat alone without his mother by another boater. 
 
After search and efforts failed to turn up a body after 24 hours, authorities said she was “presumed dead.”
 
Divers and specialty teams are using sonar equipment and specially-trained dogs to search for the actress but explained that the murky waters with a visibility of roughly 2 feet have made it difficult, per CNN. 
 
Authorities ruled out a suicide, per Just Jared
 
If declared dead, Rivera, who played Santana Lopez, would be the third Glee cast member to die in her 30s. Cory Monteith passed away at 31 in 2013 from an overdose while Mark Salling committed suicide in 2018 at the age of 35 after pleading guilty to child pornography. 
 
Jane Lynch, who played Sue Sylvester on the series, tweeted her condolences likely confirming TMZ’s report of Rivera’s death. 
 


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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Will Continue Its Reign Until Season 6

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The Crown Will Return for Season 6 on Netflix

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is far from over. 

Netflix’s critically acclaimed historical drama The Crown won’t be ending with season 5 after all. 

The streaming giant’s UK social media platform announced the series is being extended by one more season so the sixth season will now serve as the final season. 

“News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five,” the post read.

We can all thank the series creator and executive producer Peter Morgan or changing his mind. 

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” Morgan said per the streamer. 

For those who were anticipating that the season might near present-day or even give us a straight-from-the-palace look at the Megxit drama, don’t get your hopes up. While season 5 will bring us into the 21st center, the EP said the additional season will allow the team to creatively explore the current period in greater detail. 

This mean, Olivia Colman will stay on as the Queen for one more season before giving the crown over to Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge for you Harry Potter fans) for two seasons. 

Colman took over from Claire Foy, who portrayed the younger version of the monarch. 

Last week, it was announced that Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret.

Since season 4 was able to complete production prior to the COVID-19 pandemic halting everything, there’s a huge chance it will air sometime later this year. 

The fourth season begins the reign of Princess Diana and will welcome newcomer Emma Corrin in the role of Prince Charles’ wife. 


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