Yesterday would have been Cory Monteith‘s 32nd birthday – a sad occasion for those who loved the Glee actor and are still struggling with his death. One person who’s using her grief as a giant career catalyst is Lea Michele, who seems to be banking on public sympathy for her tragic loss of love to sell more of her shitty albums.
Her latest move was to post a touching tribute to Cory (with the above photo) on her Twitter page yesterday. That should get a few more copies of Louder off the shelves, eh?
The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday. pic.twitter.com/XzGVu0g5nY
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) May 11, 2014
I hate to be so callous, and we all express grief difficulty, but this all seems so contrived to me and the more she talks about it, the more ridiculous/insincere she sounds. Not feeling it, Lea. Let Cory rest in peace.
May 12, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Y’all know I temporarily suspended my extreme disdain towards my arch enemy, Lea Michele, for a while after Cory Monteith‘s tragic death. I can’t help it – I’m a bit of a romantic and don’t know what I would have done with myself in her position, and I felt bad. However, now that she’s using it to launch her solo pop career (which will NEVER HAPPEN), she’s fair game again… especially when she’s being obnoxious.
She’s on the cover of the new issue of Glamour, and in the accompanying interview, she waxes poetic about how she and Cory used to talk about their futures together – more particularly, how they would get old and everyone around them would get fat but they would stay skinny. You know, that old romantic talk.
“We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We were done. We were it. When you’re at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything. But today I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I’m thankful for that.”
Well, isn’t that special?
I mean, look – it sucks (and that’s putting it VERY mildly) to lose someone you love, especially someone you planned to spend the rest of your life with, even if that wasn’t going to end up happening. I’m not saying she shouldn’t talk about him – of course she should. But of all the memories you could share, you choose to share a discussion about how everyone around you would get fat but the two of you – special snowflakes that you are – would be skinny? Sorry, my eyes are rolling so far back into my head that I can’t see the keyboard.
March 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Ugh, again, I hate when I have to sympathize with Lea “cannonballs are the first thing that come to mind when thinking of airborne objects” Michele, but I do. Having lost her (possible fiancé and) boyfriend Cory Monteith earlier this year, she’s really had to come to terms with moving on and getting herself together. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, she recalled how Cory first revealed their relationship on Ellen’s show and how much knowing that meant to her.
“It’s one of my favorite memories. I remember when he came home that night he kind of puffed out his chest and he was like, ‘I talked about you on Ellen today’.
“I was so happy. He’s such a private person and I literally lived every day of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man and so at that moment, that memory, it means so much to me.”
Aw, that is really sweet. AND REALLY SAD. Seriously, I would not be able to get my shit together if that happened to me – at least not so quickly – so you have to commend Lea for putting on a brave face and managing to continue with her work and career. Maybe that’s a distraction for her, of course – keeping busy means less time to think about the fact that the person you love isn’t there anymore, I suppose. Either way, this shit is still really sad.
December 13, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Ask.com put out their list of top ten most searched for celebs (of 2013), along with questions people searched for regarding the celeb. So who was number one? Justin Bieber?
Actually, The Beebs didn’t even make the list! Shocking!
Here’s the official list of the most searched for celebs, and their queries, from Ask via CBS News:
1. North West. Why is Kim and Kanye’s baby named North West?
2. Miley Cyrus. What did Miley Cyrus do at the VMAs?
3. Cory Monteith. How did Cory Monteith die?
4. Paula Deen. What did Paula Deen say?
5. Amanda Bynes. Why was Amanda Bynes arrested?
6. Lamar Odom. Is Lamar Odom on drugs?
7. Breaking Bad. When is the Breaking Bad series finale?
8. Reese Witherspoon. Where can I see Reese Witherspoon’s arrest?
9. Fifty Shades of Grey. Who will play Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey?
10. James Gandolfini. Did James Gandolfini die?
Are you surprised by the most searched for celebs? Who would be on your list? Which celebs are you most interested in?
November 29, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I never knew much about Cory Monteith‘s personal life, but apparently his parents split up when he was pretty young, in 1989, and Joe Monteith only got to see Cory again two years ago, after an 11-year absence. Apparently Cory’s mother, Ann McGregor, kept Joe from seeing Cory and would even return the Christmas presents he sent, leading Cory to think that his father wanted nothing to do with him. Well, that’s lovely. He was even excluded from seeing Cory’s body before he was cremated, and he’s not handling any of this well. :(
Joe Monteith, Cory’s estranged father, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview that he wakes up heartbroken every morning, missing his son and wishing he could have said goodbye.
“It’s just ripping my insides out and tearing me apart,” the elder Monteith, 63, says tearfully.
“I lost my son,” says Joe. “He should have known not to touch that drug again.”
Oh man, that’s all just so sad. That’s all I can really say about it. Parents need to keep their kids out of their personal issues, as well, instead of using them as weapons. That’s just ridiculous.
October 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were a couple in real life as well as on screen in Glee, so the impact of his loss has hit her doubly hard when returning to the set to film the show’s tribute episode for Cory and his character, Finn. Still, she’s glad to be there because at least the cast (minus Dianna Agron – she’s NOT WELCOME!) have each other for solace.
From TV Week Australia:
“I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” she tells TV WEEK Australia.
“We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.”
Asked if she ever considered quitting the show, Lea responds, “Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”
Well, I’m glad she could put on a brave face and that she’s finding some comfort in being back to routine. However, I’ve been side eyeing her over the Dianna Agron thing for a few days, admittedly – I like Dianna and y’all know my feelings only recently softened towards Lea (and not really for nice reasons – I just feel really sympathetic), so she’s inching her way back to my shit list (which I’m sure she cares about). I hope everyone can just find some peace, in whatever way that comes about.