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Cory Monteith's mom on 'Good Morning America': 'I'm in awe; always will be'

Cory Monteith’s mother Ann McGregor went on Good Morning America Thursday for her first public interview following her son’s 2013 death.

“Until three days ago, I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory,” she told ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga. “So there’s been progress.”

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'Glee': We pick each character's best performance -- VIDEO

You never forget your first time watching “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”

We’ve already ranked the top Glee performances of all time, which tend to be big group numbers. But any fan of the show also treasures its individual star-making moments — whether they’re quick ditties sung in the choir room, or, inexplicably, full solos sung at a competition.

In honor of the musical dramedy’s 100th episode, which airs tonight, we looked back over Glee‘s first 99 installments to pick out our favorite musical moments for each main character. (And by that, we mean the ones who sing a lot — sorry, Emma and Sue Sylvester.) Watch video of our selections below — and then tell us your personal faves in the comments.  READ FULL STORY

Cory Monteith missing from on-air Oscars 'In Memoriam' tribute

The 2014 Oscars “In Memoriam” tribute honored all of those we lost this year in the world of film, followed by Bette Midler performing “Wind Beneath My Wings.” However, as viewers might have recognized, there was one name missing from the list: Cory Monteith.

Cory Monteith, who died in July, was best known for his television work as Finn Hudson on Fox’s Glee, but he wasn’t a stranger to the big screen either. Monteith starred in 2011′s Monte Carlo, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, and more.

However, Monteith did make the Oscars In Memoriam gallery on their site.

Grammys misspell Cory Monteith's name during In Memoriam montage

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The late Glee star Cory Monteith was honored by the 2014 Grammys during the In Memoriam montage. The montage featured a rather unfortunate hiccup: Onscreen, his name was spelled “Cory Montieth.” Admittedly, no other names were misspelled, but generally speaking, the goal of the In Memoriam montage is have zero gaffes. All in all, this was not a shining moment in the history of Garmmy Awards. READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele opens up about Cory Monteith death to 'Elle'

Following on- and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death this summer, Lea Michele got help from an unexpected source: Kate Hudson.

In the days following Monteith’s death, Hudson, who guest-starred on Glee last season as Rachel’s mean dance teacher,  opened her home to Michele, Michele shared in her first U.S. magazine interview since Monteith’s death. Michele covers the December issue of Elle, and in excerpts posted online, discussed how she got through those especially difficult first days.

“I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].’ ” Michele said. “She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”   READ FULL STORY

Amber Riley on 'Glee' ending: 'It's been a really good run'

Being on Glee has plenty of perks, but early access to information about the show? Not one of them.

Amber Riley, alongside Dancing With the Stars partner Derek Hough, stopped by Arsenio today, where Arsenio Hall naturally asked the actress about Ryan Murphy’s recent announcement: that Glee would likely conclude after next season.

Riley shared that she first heard the news today. “It’s been a couple of years, and it’s been a really good run,” she said about her time on the program. “Glee‘s been an amazing blessing in my life, and to so many other people…I’m sure everybody can attest to a story, or a character they love, or something that really touched their heart, so I was really blessed to be a part of that for so many years.”

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'Glee' says goodbye to Cory Monteith: Here's how other TV shows handled a star's death

After last night’s Glee, an emotional tribute to Finn Hudson (without revealing his cause of death but rather focusing on his life), we decided to look back at how other television shows have handled a death in the family. The scenario can be traced back to Dan Blocker’s unexpected death before filming began on Bonanza‘s final season. As a result, Bonanza was one of the first (if not the first) television show to address an actor’s death, and it did so by killing off Hoss, Blocker’s character. Many shows have followed that same path, while others found ways to shift the show’s focus, replace an actor, or even use old footage to give someone a proper goodbye.

Here’s a look at how other shows have reacted to an unexpected real-life death: READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele speaks out about Cory Monteith's death, upcoming 'Glee' tribute

For the first time since Cory Monteith’s untimely death in July, the fallen actor’s on- and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele has addressed her loss in an interview with TV Week Australia.

“I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” Michele told the magazine. But even though Monteith’s death was devastating, Michele added that she never really considered quitting the show: “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.” READ FULL STORY

Hear all the Cory Monteith tribute songs from 'Glee'; which one is the saddest?

Yesterday, we got a first listen at Naya Rivera’s emotion-drenched rendition of “If I Die Young” — a cover featured in Glee‘s special tribute episode to Cory Monteith, which airs this Thursday on Fox. Now the rest of the tribute’s heart-wrenching tunes have made their way to YouTube as well.

Each of these six tracks may make you misty — but given view counts, it seems the one that’s had  the greatest impact so far is Lea Michele’s cover of “Make You Feel My Love.” (That figures; after all, Michele and Monteith dated both on and offscreen.)

Do you agree that Michele’s song is the most poignant — and saddest — of the whole collection? Give a listen below, then cast your vote.

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Naya Rivera sings 'If I Die Young' for Cory Monteith tribute on 'Glee': Listen here

Man, this week’s Glee is going to be tough to watch.

On Thursday, the show will officially say farewell to Finn Hudson — and, by extension, to Cory Monteith, who died after taking a lethal heroin-alcohol mix in July. The song list for this special episode will include “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent, Adele’s version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” — sung by Monteith’s on- and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele — and The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young,” performed by Monteith’s costar Naya Rivera. All proceeds generated by the tribute’s music will go to Project Limelight Society, an arts organization in Monteith’s native Canada.

MTV premiered Rivera’s emotional cover earlier today. Get a first listen of it below — and then get a box of tissues ready.

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