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Lea Michele Debuts New Cory Monteith Tribute Music Video, "Cannonball"

Jan 10, 2014 11:10 AM

Music soothes the soul, and it looks like it certainly that's been the case for Lea Michele. The big voiced songstress has just debuted her highly anticipated new music video, "Canonball," a tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith.

The Glee star belts and takes command of the moody power ballad in the smoldering new video. The video, which is on her upcoming album Louder, begins with the 27-year-old solemnly singing in a dark and decaying building. Eventually the song takes a uplifting turn as Lea steps out into the light in a white ensemble.

Clearly the song bares a great deal of significance to the actress, who has had to deal with aftermath of her Glee costar and boyfriend's overdose from a mixture of heroin and alcohol on July 13, 2013.

Prior to the video's release, the Broadway star said the song, co-written by Sia and Benny Blanco, is what helped her through the devastating loss of her 31-year-old beau's death.

"The minute I heard the song, I had a physical reaction to it. For me, it's been my strength. I listen to it every day. I know it was brought into my life for a reason. It's really been so helpful for me and I hope it's the same for other people as it's been for me."

We're glad that Lea has turned her despair into strength and hope others get something from this powerful song.

"Cannonball," which was released last month is the first single off of Louder, drops on March 4.

Lea Michele Opens Up To Ellen DeGeneres About Late Boyfriend Cory Monteith

Dec 12, 2013 08:10 AM

Lea Michele appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, and this is her first sit down television interview since the death of her boyfriend/Glee co-star Cory Monteith. Lea opened up about her loss and how she grieved after learning that Cory overdosed on heroin last July, and it sounds like she's doing a lot better now.

"It’s certainly been a pretty rough year, but I've been surrounded by such great people, such great family," Lea said. "Hi mom, hi dad. They're so sad that they can't be here. They just bought a house in LA."

When asked about turning to Kate Hudson for support (and hiding out at her house), Lea said, "All those rumors were so weird. And we were even calling each other being like this is so crazy. It's so unbelievable what people can make up. You know 90% of the stuff you read is completely fabricated most of it. And she was so wonderful to basically give me her home to myself and my family. It was so helpful to just basically have a safe place to process and just have a minute to just breathe before getting back to my house with just has a lot of memories and stuff so being some place else to just have a moment was really nice."

Lea added, "It's pretty intense. And then if you smile it's like she's so happy and you know if you look sad they're like she's terrible. It's just really hard there's so many different emotions and to kind of have people watching every step of the way. But to have that time at her home to just really be in private with this for a moment before getting back to work and before going home I'm just so thankful to her."

On returning to work just a few months after Cory's death, Lea said:

    "Ryan Murphy, who is so amazing, he came to Kate's house and he said what do you want to do, whatever you want to do we'll do. I said I have to go back to work. We have to this is, they're my family and what people also don't understand is that going to work is no harder than being at home and being in the house and opening up a closet and seeing a pair of shoes. There's this is grief goes with you everyday whatever you're doing. When there's great moments, hard moments so I'd rather, for me, be at work with the people who I love that are going through and it obviously has it's own triggers, but at the end of the day I feel so safe there. And like I said, they're my family."

On how she's coped:

    "I really feel like I'm still trying to figure out all of this. It's been only a few months, but my mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life and she told me at one point she said there is an empowerment that comes with grief at some point you find it. It's very hard but you will find it and I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise. And that’s what I'm just trying to do my best for him because I know that that's what he would have wanted and to just do my best and to you know, hopefully make something positive for where I go in the rest of my life."

On the time Cory appeared on Ellen's show and chatted with her about Lea:

    "It was 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 and I was so happy he's such a private person and I literally lived everyday 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."

Lea Michele Is A Babe In Black At LAX

Dec 5, 2013 07:01 AM

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Not only does she look gorgeous, but it's so good to see Lea Michele smiling after everything she's been through this year!

Yesterday the Glee actress jetted from New York to Los Angeles International Airport, and the night before that she attended the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth event at The Pierre.

A cheerful Lea chatted with Extra on the red carpet and dished on what she's up to over the holidays. "I have my amazing family with me. My mom and my dad -- we're just going to do something -- the three of us -- and spend time [together]," she said. "I have the most incredible family. I love my dear friends. They are always there for me and so wonderful. I'm so thankful for them."

And aside from Kate Hudson, Lea revealed that another friendly face from the Glee cast helped her out a lot this year. "I've got to give a shout out to Miss Amber Riley," Lea said. "She's the best. I love her so much. I'm so proud of her [and] she's been there for me so much through everything. I'm so thankful this year for those friends and my family." Awww!

Lea Michele Reveals Kate Hudson Helped Her Heal After Cory Monteith's Death

Nov 4, 2013 12:55 PM

michelelle2.jpg Who knew they were such good friends?!

Lea Michele covers the latest issue of Elle, and the Glee star reveals that pal Kate Hudson helped her through the grieving process after boyfriend Cory Monteith's accidental overdose in July.

    "I called her and said, 'I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters]. She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing," she explained.

The brunette bombshell couldn't be more grateful, either!

    "She let my family stay there, and any of my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favorite juices. I'll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me," she added.

So how is she holding up since the devastating event?

    "It's very hard and you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don't have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort," she declared.

We applaud her strength!

Lea Michele Lifts Her Sprits With A New Puppy

Oct 16, 2013 01:00 PM


She needed something to love!

Lea Michele is slowly healing her heartache following the July death of boyfriend Cory Monteith, and the Glee star recently adopted a Pomeranian mix to help her cope with her grief.

The actress shared a snapshot of her new pooch on Twitter with the caption," Today I would like to introduce you to Pearl. She's 8 years old and is my new little love... Welcome Pearl."

It's good she has a new fuzzy friend to keep her company!

"[Lea] still misses him every day. She talks about Cory all the time. [Lea] doesn't like to be alone. Her friends have really been helping her through it. It's getting a little easier," a source dished to People.

Animals always make people smile!

Lea Michele Is Staying Strong Despite Heartbreak, Shares Sexy Photos For New Album

Oct 14, 2013 10:00 AM



Lea Michele, whose Glee costar and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith died in July, is moving forward in her life -- and she posted the pics to prove it. Just days after her emotional farewell to her fallen love on Glee's farewell episode to the late castmate, the 27-year-old posted sexy pics from the cover shoot for her upcoming debut solo album. Despite the heartbreak we are happy to see Lea, who dated Cory for two years, looking so well.

The Broadway veteran posted some midriff-baring shots on her twitter. In one photo she pitch perfect singer is wearing high-waisted, barely there bottoms a long-sleeve bedazzled crop top. In the other image she shared, the brunette singer wore body conscious white dress with cut outs.

Lea's debut album has a yet to be determined release date. The actress/singer recently tweeted, "I'm so excited for u guys to hear my album. It's so special to me. Im so grateful for u all. Thank u for giving me so much love & support."

We are pretty impressed with how the actress is keeping busy and dealing with her recent tragedy.

"She really struggled. It was hard to get up every morning," a friend told People. "But now, she's doing okay."

Last Thursday, Lea broke America's heart during Glee's tribute to Cory when her character gave a moving performance of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" in the very same classroom their characters first fell in love. 

On July 13, Cory was found dead at the age of 31 in a Vancouver hotel room from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

Lea Michele Continues To Stay Strong

Oct 6, 2013 08:01 AM

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Lea Michele and a friend ran errands in Los Angeles on Saturday, and the Glee starlet flashed us a quick smile on her way back to her car.

We really admire her ability to stay strong and positive, especially after such a tough week. Not only did Glee air their goodbye episode to Cory Monteith on Thursday, but the previous day new autopsy results revealed that the troubled actor was shooting heroin and needles were found in his hotel room.

“People are still not over it. It is still really difficult,” Glee creator Ryan Murphy told People about the episode. “I’ve never seen a crew that can’t continue shooting because they left the room sobbing. What you’re seeing is what they felt not just about Finn, but Cory. It was very rough. It was very rough with Lea.”

Lea Michele Sings Farewell Song To Cory Monteith In New Glee Promo

Oct 4, 2013 07:00 AM


Lea Michele sings a touching rendition of Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" in upcoming the "Farewell to Finn" Glee episode -- a goodbye to the late Cory Monteith.

This new promo hints at dramatized version of the cast's -- and particularly Lea's -- final words for farewell to their co-star and friend :(

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