On top of the In Memoriam montage, the Emmys sprinkled in a few special tributes to those who went off to heaven throughout the year. It was weird. The show was LAUGHS LAUGHS LIGHT LAUGHS and then all of a sudden they’d throw in these serious moments when we were supposed to put our black lace veils over our faces and switch to red wine. Cory Monteith got a special tribute from Jane Lynch, which pissed off Jack Klugman’s son, because he thought his father should’ve gotten a special tribute instead.
It was a nice tribute, but I was kind of sad that Larry Hagman’s ethereal angel wing brows didn’t get their own tribute too.
Lea Michele won Best Actress in a Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards yesterday and while accepting her surfboard trophy, she thanked Glee’s fans for hugging her heart and she said a few nice words about her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith, who died of an alcohol and heroin overdose about four weeks ago. While Kevin McHale honored Mickey Mouse and Justin Bieber by wearing black shorts with black tights (that look is not okay), Lea honored Cory by saying:
“Thank you, guys. Thank you. I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very past difficult few weeks. Thank you. Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world. And I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re gonna get through this together. He was very special to me, and also to the world. And we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out, and he became a part of all of our hearts and that’s where he’ll stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you.”
And here’s the video of Lea’s speech:
I always get the Teen Choice Awards confused with the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. I guess teens and kids are totally different and they each get their own choices. So while I was watching this, I kept thinking to myself, “Oh God, they’re totally going to slime her at the end.”
TMZ says that The British Columbia Coroners Service determined that Cory Monteith had the bad shit and some booze in his system when he died in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday night at the age of 31. They say that an autopsy and toxicology results show that he died from a “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.”
The Coroners Service spokeswoman Barb McClintock said in a video announcement on YouTube that Cory’s family knows and they don’t have anymore information. They’re still investigating.
I read over hour ago on Twitter that Cory died and I thought it was one of those hoaxes, but then the Vancouver PD held a press conference and confirmed he was found dead in a room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel around noon today. USA Today says that Cory checked in on July 6th and he was supposed to check out today. When he didn’t, the hotel staff checked on him and found him already dead. The police say that he went out with friends last night and came back to his hotel room by himself early this morning. It’s been reported, but not confirmed, that he died of a drug overdose. There will be an autopsy on Monday. Cory’s publicist released this statement:
“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
Where is there to say? This is a whole lot of WTF and a lot of sad.
Rest in peace, Cory.
Out of all the cast members from Glee, I’d figure that Lea Michele would be the one to announce that she’s checking herself into rehab on a Sunday night since she’s always high on herself. But no, Lea’s real-life and TV boyfriend Cory Monteith checked into rehab and last night he released a statement through his rep to People saying that he needs to press pause on everything else and deal with a substance addiction right now.
“Cory Monteith has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”
30-year-old Cory (I know, I didn’t know he was 30 either. He’s the Gabrielle Carteris of Glee) first went to rehab when he was 19 after his family staged an intervention. Cory said before that he was addicted to booze and pretty much snorted and smoked everything else. When Cory got out of rehab the first time, he went straight back to the bottle and kept drinking until he got caught stealing a bunch of money from a relative. That was the bottom under Cory’s rock bottom and after that, he cleaned up, got a job as a roofer, took acting classes and now he’s on Glee.
A quick minute after Cory released his statement, Lea released her own, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
And I don’t know if Cory’s going to feel weird or relieved when he’s in rehab and realizes that not everybody around him is suddenly breaking into song and changing costumes. It’s probably going to make him feel weird. This is why we need all-singing rehab.