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There's an Odd Connection to Glee in Suicide Text Case

Some of Michelle Carter's texts were dialogue from the show

(Newser) - Michelle Carter's "words alone" shouldn't be to blame for the death of Conrad Roy, who killed himself in 2014 after a then-17-year-old Carter sent him texts encouraging him to do so. That's the argument her lawyers are making in trying to get her case reviewed by... More »

Cause of Death Released in Ex-Glee Star's Death

Mark Salling died of asphyxiation due to hanging—a suicide

(Newser) - What was already speculated on has now been confirmed: Former Glee star Mark Salling took his own life. Per TMZ , the Los Angeles County Coroner determined the 35-year-old actor, who was found hanging from a riverside tree near his home in Sunland, Calif., died from asphyxia due to hanging, and... More »

TMZ Reports Mark Salling Dead of Apparent Suicide

Former Glee actor was 35

(Newser) - Former Glee actor Mark Salling is dead at age 35, a source confirms to the Hollywood Reporter . It wasn't able to obtain a cause of death, but TMZ is reporting the death is an apparent suicide ahead of Salling's sentencing for child pornography. A law enforcement official in... More »

Glee Star Arrested for Assaulting Husband

Naya Rivera has been charged with misdemeanor battery

(Newser) - Naya Rivera, the 30-year-old actress who became famous for her portrayal of cheerleader Santana Lopez on the popular Fox series Glee, was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting her husband while the two were taking a walk with their son in his hometown of Chesapeake, W. Va. Police were called... More »

Glee Star Busted for Child Porn: LAPD

Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday morning

(Newser) - Mark Salling, who played Puck on Glee from 2009 to 2015, was arrested Tuesday morning for alleged possession of child pornography, an LAPD officer confirms to People . Crime Watch Daily first broke the story. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ authorities found more than a thousand images showing "child sexual... More »

Another Glee Star's Boyfriend Found Dead

Becca Tobin, Matt Bendik were in Philadelphia when he died

(Newser) - In a case with sad echoes of the death of Cory Monteith , the boyfriend of another Glee star has been found dead in a hotel room. Becca Tobin, who plays Kitty Wilde on the show, was in Philadelphia with Matt Bendik; he runs several big nightclubs around the country and... More »

Teary Lea Michele Honors Monteith's 'Beautiful Heart'

'We're gonna get through this together,' she promises fans

(Newser) - Lea Michele won Best Actress in a Comedy last night at the Teen Choice Awards, and she used her time on stage to honor her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, Jezebel reports. "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell... More »

9 Shows That Went On After Star Died

'Glee' not the first to deal with death of a key cast member

(Newser) - Tragic as Cory Monteith's death is, the show will go on: Glee will continue , though USA Today reports that its season premiere will be delayed one week, to Sept. 26. It's not the first television series to deal with the death of a star. Time rounds up nine... More »

Lea Michele 'Fiercely' Protected Cory Monteith

Sources say she tried her hardest to get him clean

(Newser) - Here's how TMZ describes it: Lea Michele "essentially controlled" boyfriend Cory Monteith, "[laying] down the law" when it came to things like his drug use—and has continued to do so after his death , taking over all the arrangements. But the gossip site seems to be a... More »

Rehab May Have Left Monteith More Likely to OD

Body could have lost ability to tolerate heroin: doctors

(Newser) - Did rehab actually make Cory Monteith more vulnerable? Doctors explain to USA Today that drug users can be at higher risk of overdosing after leaving rehab if they aren't able to stay clean. Because heroin users build up a tolerance to the drug— which contributed to Monteith's death... More »

Heroin, Booze Killed Glee's Cory Monteith

Autopsy pins cause of death on 'mixed drug toxicity'

(Newser) - Cory Monteith's autopsy is in, and his cause of death is what everybody expected: Hard drugs and booze. The coroner in British Columbia lays the blame on "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol," reports TMZ . The 31-year-old Glee actor was found in his Vancouver hotel room... More »

Cory Monteith Led 'Double Life'

Stayed sober in LA, partied in Canada

(Newser) - While in Los Angeles shooting Glee, Cory Monteith seemed like he was working hard to remain sober, with help from the rest of the cast and especially his girlfriend, Lea Michele. But when he returned to Canada, his home, things changed, sources tell TMZ in a look at what the... More »

Monteith Felt This Was 'His Last Chance'

Source says 'Glee' star was committed to getting sober

(Newser) - There's no word yet on what killed Cory Monteith—the autopsy is scheduled for today, Fox News reports—but one thing is certain: After completing a month in rehab in April, Monteith seemed upbeat and looking forward to whatever the future held, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was... More »

Glee Actor Cory Monteith Dead at 31

31-year-old found in his hotel room

(Newser) - Glee actor Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel room, reports ET Online . The cause of the death hasn't been determined, but the 31-year-old had long battled substance-abuse problems and went through a stint in rehab as recently as April. Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on... More »

Newtown Upset by Glee School Shooting Episode

Last-minute warnings went out, but some say that wasn't enough

(Newser) - Some in Newtown, Connecticut, weren't happy with last night's episode of Glee, in which a character brings a gun to school, and a shooting occurs. At least two warnings were issued in advance of the episode:
  • In the Newtown Bee , Shannon Hicks wrote that the episode "may
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Glee Star Headed to Rehab

Cory Monteith will be treated for 'substance addiction'

(Newser) - Cory Monteith, the lead male star of Glee, has checked himself into rehab. His rep confirms to People that the actor "voluntarily admitted himself" to deal with "substance addiction." Monteith, 30, has discussed his struggles in past interviews, and revealed that he was in rehab once before,... More »

Glee Star Sued for Sexual Battery

Mark Salling's ex-girlfriend says he forced her to have sex without condom

(Newser) - The ex-girlfriend of Glee star Mark Salling says he forced her to have sex without a condom, and now she's suing him for sexual battery. Roxanne Gorzela says in her lawsuit that she started dating Salling in September 2010, and that by March 2011 she had agreed to sexual... More »

Lil Wayne Topples Elvis' Billboard Record

But the world apparently loves 'Glee' more than either of them

(Newser) - Well, this is embarrassing: The King of Rock 'n' Roll has seen his Billboard Hot 100 record overtaken by none other than Lil Wayne. "Celebration," a Game song featuring Lil Wayne, debuted on the chart recently—the rapper's 109th appearance on the chart. Which is enough... More »

TV's Top 5 Racist Shows

2 Broke Girls, Glee, and WWE Wrestling indulge in stereotypes: Ian Forte

(Newser) - Americans have come a long way since watching Benson seemed progressive and Archie Bunker was an amusing prime-time racist ... right? Not so, argues Ian Forte at Cracked . He lists five shows "that seem to not just exist in a vacuum, but revel in just how intolerant or ignorant of... More »

Bristol Palin Criticizes Obama's ... Parenting

Slams president for listening to daughters on gay marriage

(Newser) - Bristol Palin thinks President Obama's views on gay marriage were unduly influenced by his daughters—not to mention Glee. "While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads," she writes in a blog post... More »

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