Well this is just awful. Almost a year after Cory Monteith’s death, another Glee actress is experiencing the pain of losing someone. Actress Becca Tobin, who plays Kitty Wilde on the show, is dealing with the loss of her boyfriend, Matt Bendik, who was found dead in a hotel room in Philadelphia. Here’s the story, from the Daily News:
Matt Bendik’s body was discovered a little after 1 p.m. Thursday by a maid at the Hotel Monaco, police said.
It’s unclear where Tobin – who found fame in 2012 by playing cheerleader Kitty Wilde in the hit Fox TV series – was at the time.
But police said there were no obvious signs of foul play and the body of 35-year-old Los Angeles nightclub owner was taken to the Medical Examiner for an autopsy, Philadelphia media reported.
No drugs or paraphernalia were found in the room Bendik and Tobin, 28, had been sharing either, TMZ.com reported.
And the couple, who were in Philadelphia on a business trip, appeared to be happy. They had reportedly been out with friends on Wednesday night.
Just four weeks ago, Tobin posted a black and white Instagram picture of herself kissing Bendik on the cheek. [above]
As word of Bendik’s death spread, Tobin’s fans posted messages of support beneath the sweet photo.
“Stay strong Becca!” wrote one of them, Brittany Heath. “We love you!”
Bendik, who ran the Hollywood hot spots DBA and AV, was a go-getter who was just 15 when he got into the nightclub business.
Not much to say here other than, again, this is just awful. I wonder what happened. It sounds drug related, even though no drugs were found. I’m not sure what else could happen though to a 35-year-old to cause sudden death. But right now, it could be anything, so it isn’t fair to jump to conclusions. I think speculation is okay though. What do you think happened?
July 12, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Damn, Lea Michele gets around, it seems. While she’s best known for her totally real and not at all played up for the press relationship with Glee co-star Cory Monteith, it seems she was also involved with another castmate prior: Mr. Schue himself, Matthew Morrison. She talked about the relationship in her new biography, Brunette Ambition (gag me):
“When we shot the pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, and Chris Colfer for the first time. I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before. Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we’d actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat.”
Ugh, how is it that a single paragraph can sound so obnoxious? “A Broadway beat”? Who talks like that? I guess Broadway stars? She’s the worst.
Anyhow, not surprised these two dated, though I’m surprised they could both fit in one room given the size of their gigantic heads. The amount of ego between the two of them is unparalleled.
May 21, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Oh dear, Naya Rivera is having some trouble lately, isn’t she? There was that whole drama with Big Sean and how she accused him of stealing her Rolexes because she’s more famous and richer than he is, then the reports that she was feuding with Lea Michele and trying to get her kicked off set. Well, apparently her bullshit is not welcome on the Glee set, as she’s been banned from coming there and entirely written out of the last two episodes because of it.
From Radar Online:
“Naya has had a lot of issues this season,” a source close to the situation told Radar.
“She has been fighting with all of the lesser known directors but when veteran Brad [Falchuck] came back she caused trouble with him and that’s when the drastic measures were taken.”
“She is NOT allowed on the Glee set anymore. Brad said he had had enough and spoke to all of the executives and the decision was made to write her off the last two shows of the season for causing drama all season.”
The production tried to manage the situation for the entire season, and Rivera’s troubles were raised to the top of the company.
“Fox sent her TWO notices telling her that they were planning to take legal action against her for all the time that she was missing because of her tantrums and walking off the set,” the source revealed to Radar.
“Naya promised that she would change her ways and she begged them to give her more chances, saying that she wouldn’t cause any more drama. But they finally decided that the show couldn’t go on with her disrupting production so they wrote her off the show.
“She’s not even allowed back on the lot where they film. Her Paramount pass has been revoked and the production team packed up her trailer with all of her belongings and shipped it to her house.”
LOL, I love when people get too big for their boots and try to cause drama, only to have their whole shit shut down. No one will hire this girl – she’s not even talented, and sorry guys, she’s NOT hot, either (though I’m sure she could book a few half-naked photoshoots to get a bit more money in the bank before she fades into complete obscurity) so I don’t think a Kim Kardashian-style career is in the books for her, either. SIT DOWN.
April 30, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
I haven’t watched Glee in so long that I have no idea who in the hell Nolan Gerard Funk is, but he’s what I suppose some people would consider “conventionally attractive” and so I figured some of you ladies (and gay gents) might like to see his new campaign for Versace, in which he… stands there with his pants pulled down. I dunno, I guess he’s modeling the underwear?
Looking at this, I feel like I would looking at like, a bowl of mangoes. I know they’re supposed to be great and all, but I’m not particularly interested. Maybe you’ll feel differently.
December 13, 2013 at 9:30 am 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.
October 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Glee will be airing its Cory Monteith tribute episode on October 10th before going on a hiatus, and while we’ve already seen a few clips of what’s to come, we now know which songs will be part of the installment, called ‘The Quarterback’.
I’ll embed them below, but for those who aren’t really all that into Glee (like myself) and are wondering how they’re going to handle Finn’s (Monteith’s character) death on the show, well… I don’t know. The cast is going to deal with his “sudden death”, but I have no idea how it’s going to happen. While I don’t like the show, I’ll probably check out that episode.
Man, this is depressing. Lea Michele even does a solo of ‘Make You Feel My Love’. WAHHHHH :( Here are three of the tracks below (there should be six in the episode).