Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Cory Monteith Is Going to Rehab Again, But Lea Michele’s Love Remains Strong

cory monteith rehab

If Finn from Glee always looked a little dopey, it’s cos he was strung out on the good stuff, I guess. It looks like singing and dancing about your problems wasn’t enough for Cory Monteith, who’s decided to check into rehab for substance abuse problems for a second time. Having first undergone rehab at the age of 19, the now 30-year-old has voluntarily (aka someone probably gave him an ultimatum) checked into a drug treatment facility.

From People:

The actor “has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” his rep tells PEOPLE. “He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Also, everyone can rest easy as his real life love affair with Lea Michele (my arch enemy, but that’s a story for another day) will see another day! Much like her character Rachel Berry, Lea loves the spotlight and would never let a chance to hog it go to waste, so she released her own statement:

“I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

Well, thank goodness for that. In all seriousness, Cory seems like an alright dude and good on him for getting some help again. Hopefully this time it’ll work.

The Season 3 ‘Glee’ Yearbook Photos Are Here!

A photo of Lea Michele as Rachel Berry on 'Glee'

Ah, class picture day: unless Mom was willing to spring for a laser portrait, what was the point, anyway?

So I assume FOX’s promotional pics are supposed to (somewhat) resemble genuine class photos. But the cast of Glee isn’t exactly awkward, so—unfortunately?—these promo shots for Season 3 aren’t quite the humiliating minefield/treasure chest your senior yearbook is.

In the interest of comparison, I have included one photograph of me and my 17-year-old self’s untweezed eyebrows in the gallery. Ha! Now that’s what an embarrassing yearbook photo is supposed to look like, FOX.

Image Gallery via Cinemablend

Glee Covers Bowie, Murders A Part of My Soul

For some reason, this horrible nightmare never seemed like a legitimate possibility. That wretched Lea Michele singing the words of the absolute master, David Bowie? It’s like kitten genocide: why would it even cross your mind? But that’s why things like this knock us down so hard, friends, because we don’t expect them. To quote the immortal words of Mad-Eye Moody, “constant vigilance!”

Glee butchered Bowie’s “Fashion” in order to promote Fashion’s Night Out, which, as far as I can tell, is just a big event to promote shopping. And that’s absolutely appalling to me, because not only did these people desecrate one of the purest forms of magic I’ve ever known, but they did it just to let people know that they should go shopping on September 8th because if they’re in a big enough city, they might get to meet a celebrity. And if this is what passes for a celebrity nowadays, bratty kids pissing all over good music, then I am not interested, not even a little bit.

It’s fun to get fired up over trivial things, isn’t it? But really, step off David Bowie. He’s too sacred.

Chord Overstreet ‘Graduates’ from “Glee”

Chord Overstreet performs with 'Glee' cast June 25

Chord Overstreet tweeted this yesterday:

well its been a good yr too bad its over, time for summer and starting fresh

Turns out the “Glee” actor’s guest-starring role as Sam Evans didn’t pan out as a permanent gig, which limits Chord’s future presence on the show to cameos. Judging by his Twitter, it sounds like he simply plans to move on.

Frankly, I’m gobsmacked—I didn’t even realize this was a thing that could happen. Like, I know SNL has “featured players” who vie for roles as actual castmembers, but it’s weird to me that a FOX sitcom would do the same. Plus, I don’t even watch the damn show, so I just assumed he was, you know, kind of a fixture. Nonetheless, Chord Overstreet is out of the show. There you have it.

Deadline reports that Darren Criss and Harry Shum, Jr., however, are in. Oh, Chord Overstreet. I feel awful. What’s a fella named “Chord” supposed to do now, anyway? Become an action star? A celebrity chef? A fitness guru? I mean, he was born to play a teenaged choir member. It’s a given, it’s right there in his name.

But who knows. Maybe his girlfriend Emma Roberts will rethink her ethics and pull some strings for him.

Father’s Day: Kristin Chenoweth Hopes You’ll Buy a Milkshake, Already

Kristin Chenoweth and a Frosty

Look! It’s totally my heroine, the lovely and talented Kristin Chenoweth, grinning Glee-fully by the Wendy’s Frosty dispenser on Monday, June 13.

According to Hollywood Life, her celebrity benefits a neat cause: for every Frosty they sell this Father’s Day Weekend (today! And tomorrow!), Wendy’s will donate 50 cents to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. So if you aren’t already considering adoption, well, at least think about maybe buying a Frosty this weekend. Frosties are really good with fries.

I’ve always adored Kristin Chenoweth’s talent, but only today I discovered that we are both adopted ([!!!!] and additionally, both raised as Southern Baptists! Help!), so obviously I am all about Chenoweth’s advocacy work. Myself, I was kind of old for being adopted, so I can’t help but admire the Foundation’s mission—a lot of their work focuses on kids in foster care who often tend, too, to be older.

There’s no fun, friendly way to put this, but this weekend really weighs on me: my adoptive dad died exactly one week ago, after a long illness. There! I finally said it, after a suitably wordy intro, to a bunch of anonymous readers. I hope that’s OK.

So in tribute, I feel compelled to remind you that every parent, like every kid, is so, so precious. If you are able, treat your dads, step-dads, and father-figures to plenty of love and hugs and milkshakes today, and tomorrow, and every day.

Happy Saturday: Glee Does “Friday”

In an inspired combination of two of your favorite things, Glee did their very own cover of that classic Rebecca Black tune, “Friday.” I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the show (I haven’t, but I caught the first half of last week’s episode because I missed my wheelchair jailbait rapper boyfriend, Artie), but there’s some mad dramz going down.  I imagine the boys will provide some much needed comedic relief with their version of this hit song, right before Lea Michele ruins the whole show with her bitchy face and bad attitude some more.

Are you guys still watching Glee?  Does the mere mention of Rebecca Black make you want to jump off a bridge?  You guys gotta let me know these things.