GLEE’S CORY MONTEITH DEAD AT 31
Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, BC. According to cops, the 31-year-old, who plays Finn on the Fox series, had hung out with friends Friday night but came back to his room alone early Saturday morning. When he didn’t check out of the hotel as planned on Saturday, staffers at the hotel went to his room and found him dead. A cause of death is not known as this time, although foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is expected to be performed today. Monteith has been open about his struggles with drug addiction in the past, and had spent time in rehab this past March. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person,” read a statement from the producers of Glee. “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.” A rep for Cory’s Glee co-star and real-life girlfriend Lea Michele release a statement saying, “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”
MORRISON DEDICATES SONG TO MONTEITH
Glee’s Matthew Morrison was performing in New York Sunday night and dedicated the A Chorus Line song “What I Did For Love” to Cory Monteith, telling the audience, “You guys came to see a show, I came to perform a show, so that’s what we’ll do. And we’ll do it in Cory’s honor.” “He was very emotional on stage," a source told Us. "It was difficult for him to get up to perform, but he did not want to disappoint anyone." The song has special significance for Glee fans. Lea Michele, Monteith’s real-life girlfriend, sang the ballad during the 2010 season premiere.
HALLE TIES THE KNOT
Halle Berry is a married woman again. The Oscar winner and fiancé Olivier Martinez tied the knot Saturday at the Chateau des Conde, in Vallery, France. The couple has been together since meeting on the set of Dark Tides in 2010. They announced their engagement in April of that year. Earlier this year they announced they were expecting their first child together.
LINDSAY TO DO INTERVIEW AND REALITY SHOW WITH OPRAH
Lindsay Lohan has lined up her first post-rehab gig. The 27-year-old has agreed to sit down for an interview next month with Oprah Winfrey for her OWN network, and will also star in an eight-part documentary series, a.k.a. reality show, for the network. The program will follow Lohan as she tries to rebuild her career.
HOSPITAL STAFF FIRED FOR SNOOPING ON KIM
Six people were fired from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for breaching the privacy of patients, including Kim Kardashian. According to the L.A. Times, the reality show star’s records were “improperly accessed” while she was at the hospital giving birth to daughter North. Kim wasn’t the only person whose records were accessed, but the hospital did call her to let her know of the breach. Kim was reportedly happy the hospital took action against the workers.
JIMMY KIMMEL WEDS
Jimmy Kimmel is off the market. The late night talk show host married Molly McNearney on Saturday in Ojai, CA. Among the 300 guests at the star-studded event were Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Jennifer Aniston an fiancé Justin Theroux, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi and Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski. Kimmel and McNearney, a writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, have been dating since 2009 and got engaged last August. This is the second marriage for Kimmel. His first, to wife Gina (mother of his two kids), ended in 2002.
ROWLING REVEALED TO BE AUTHOR OF MYSTERY NOVEL
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has apparently written a mystery novel under a pseudonym. According to the Sunday Times of London, Rowling is the author of the well-received novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, which was released in April under the author’s name Robert Galbraith. The paper received an anonymous tip on Twitter that Galbraith, allegedly a married father of two with an army background, was Rowling. They did some digging and discovered they shared the same editor, agent and publisher, causing Rowling to admit the ruse. “I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer, because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” she said in a statement. “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”
JANE LYNCH FILES FOR DIVORCE
Glee star Jane Lynch Friday filed for divorce from her wife of three years, Laura Embry. Jane cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. They have been separated since February. Lynch and Embry met at a San Francisco fundraiser in 2009 and married a year later in Massachusetts.
McCARTHY DATING WAHLBERG
Jenny McCarthy has a new man. Reports claim the former Playboy playmate, who is allegedly in talks to join The View, is dating Blue Bloods star, and New Kids on the Block member, Donnie Wahlberg. The pair has reportedly been friends for years, and started dating after Donnie appeared on Jenny’s VHI show back in March.
CAVILL & CUOCO BREAKUP
Well, that didn’t last long. E! reports that Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill and Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco have broken up. The couple met at a party in June, and news they were dating hit the media just two weeks ago. “Things fizzled as quickly as they heated up,” a source told E! “They are still friends.”
BIG BROTHER STILL OFFENSIVE
The offensive behavior on Big Brother doesn’t appear to be letting up. During Thursday night’s [NOTE CONTENT] live feed, Aaryn picked a fight with African American contestant Candice, in which she is heard mocking her by saying, “Watchu gon do, gurl?,” later adding, “where’s yo class?” When Candice tried to defend herself, GinaMarie got in her face and said, “you want the black to come out?” Things continued to get heated until Howard, another African American houseguest, pulled Candice out of the fight. The whole thing apparently started over a prank, in which Aaryn flipped over Candice’s mattress.
BYNES DENIES SOUP ENCOUNTER
Amanda Bynes is denying she was eating soup weirdly in a New York restaurant. A producer on The View last week recounted her run-in with Amanda at a Manhattan eatery, saying she walked in at the same time as a young woman wearing a “crazy blonde wig and dark sunglasses.” The producer, who had pictures of the encounter, believed it was Bynes, and said the actress acted “peculiar” and was “mumbling to herself.” But Bynes took to Twitter Friday to deny it was her, insisting, “that is not me eating soup! there is someone posing as me who looks nothing like me! ew!” She then added, “when my hair grows out will everyone stop putting up fake videos of random girls in wigs posing as me? thanks!”
KIM & KANYE FIND RENTAL
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally found their own place. According to Radaronline, the new parents are moving out of Kris Jenner’s Calabasas home now that they’ve found a rental mansion to live in while renovations are being done on their Bel Air property. “It’s over 8,000 square feet and offers complete privacy, which was a big concern of Kanye’s. The security system is being upgraded and Nori’s nursery is being outfitted with surveillance cameras,” a source told Radar. “When it comes to Nori’s safety, Kanye isn’t taking any chances.” According to the site, Kim, Kanye and daughter Nori are expected to move in in the next two weeks.
KARDASHIAN STEPMOM SUES
The feud between the Kardashians and Robert Kardashian’s widow Ellen isn’t letting up. The family sued Ellen after she let damaging information from Robert’s diaries be published in the tabloids, and now Ellen is suing back. Last week she filed a countersuit accusing Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and mom Kris Jenner of having a private investigator send “mysterious” text messages offering to give Ellen damaging information on the family in an attempt to entrap her. Ellen suggests they did it all to create a storyline for an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and when Ellen didn’t bite, it forced the family “to air what little information he was able to gather on her.” She adds that the episode, called “Enough is Enough,” was just a way for the family to bash her on TV. According to the docs, “It all adds up to a seedy attempt by the reality TV family to entrap Ellen as part of a scheme to create ratings.”
SURI CALLED A BRAT BY PAPARAZZI
A member of the paparazzi went a little too far last week while trying to snag a picture of Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise. The pair was swarmed as they were leaving the Trump International Building in NYC, prompting an annoyed Suri to shout, “We’re trying to get to the car! Stop it!” That’s when one of the photographers shouted, “Bye Suri, you little brat!” At that point someone in the crowd defended the seven-year-old, but the paparazzo stood by his assessment, saying “a little brat kid, a little brat.”
LEAH THREATENED TO CALL COPS ABOUT MISSING SCIENTOLOGY WIFE
The New York Post reports Leah Remini’s disillusionment with Scientology began after she questioned the whereabouts of leader David Miscavige’s wife Shelly. According to Scientology blogger Tony Ortega, “Shelly has not been seen (in public) since 2006 except for one sighting when she was allowed to attend the funeral of her father.” Ortega says Remini asked about Shelly, and even threatened to call the cops when she didn’t get any answers. Said a source, “Because Leah threatened to call the police to find Shelly, she was put through ‘Security Checking,’ her family was put through it and her friends.” Added the source. “When they tried to do it with her again earlier this year she said, ‘enough.’” After news of her Scientology departure hit last week, Leah released a statement, saying, “I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and fans from around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support.”
SHEEN FIGHTS TO GET SUPPORT REDUCED
Charlie Sheen is trying to reduce the child support payments he sends to ex-wife Brooke Mueller because she’s not currently caring for their sons. Interestingly, Charlie’s lawyers are using the actor’s Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer as an example in their argument. Cryer similarly tried to get his child support reduced when he was divorcing wife Sara Trigger, and was successful because Trigger was arrested for child abuse and temporarily lost custody of their son. Even more interesting - the legal documents reveal just how much money Charlie makes. Apparently he earns more than $740,000 a month before taxes, but has more than $90,000 in expenses for his homes. Brooke currently gets $55,000 a month from Charlie, as well as $30,000 a month for the boys’ expenses, including therapy, medical and schooling.
GOSLING THE GREAT PIG DEFENDER
Ryan Gosling is sticking up for the pig. The actor penned an article for a Canadian newspaper in support of a new draft code to improve the conditions for the nation’s breeding pigs. “Within this draft code is a mandate that the pork industry stop relegating, for nearly their entire lives, mother pigs to tiny cages so small they can’t even turn around,” he writes. “I hope it will close this dangerous loophole by disallowing the pork industry from confining pigs for weeks at a time – something that I would never dream of doing to [my dog] George, and that no compassionate Canadian would ever do to any animal.”
LANDRY WELCOMES THIRD CHILD
Ali Landry is a mom for the third time. The former Doritos girl and husband Alejandro Monteverde welcomed son Valentine Francesco on July 11th. The couple is already parents to a daughter Estela Ines, 6, and son Marcelo Alejandro, 21 months.