July 14, 2014 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Medical Examiner's Office said yesterday that the sudden death of a young Los Angeles nightclub entrepreneur Thursday at a Center City hotel remains unclear pending further investigation. Matt Bendik, 31, who was dating "Glee" actress Becca Tobin, was found unconscious inside his room Thursday by a maid at the Hotel Monaco, on Chestnut Street near 5th in Center City, according to police and published reports. "The autopsy did not immediately establish a clear cause of death," Department of Public Health spokesman Jeff Moran said in a statement.
July 6, 2014 |
There's a Glee -focused twerp out there who likes to hack into Facebook pages of Glee stars and cause havoc. Friday morning, Lea Michele seemingly announced she was with child . . . but later, her rep said no, she's unpreg, she got hacked. Thursday it was Chris Colfer 's turn, with his Facebook page telling the world he was fired from Glee for personal reasons. Lies. Overeating on the Fourth A SideShow belch goes out to Joey "Jaws" Chestnut , winner of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
June 15, 2014 |
Lea Michele's new beau? Nearly a year after the death of her love, Cory Monteith , Lea Michele seems ready to test the roiling waters of romance. People mag says the 27-year-old Glee star has been seeing, on the quiet, an aspiring model-actor named Matthew Paetz whom she met in April on the set of her music vid for "On My Way. " TMZ says there are rumors that Paetz has worked, albeit under a different name, as an escort for Cowboys4Angels, whose website describes him as a "life coach" and "massage therapist.
January 9, 2014 |
KACIE McDONNELL , the hot "Good Day Philadelphia" traffic reporter, may not be the only camera-ready member of the McDonnell clan. McDonnell's 15-year-old sister, Isabelle , recently released her first song, "Clarity," on YouTube. To hear her sing, go to ph.ly/clarity . McDonnell, a sophomore at BVM High School in Pottsville, counts Adele , Ellie Goulding and Bruce Springsteen as influences. The song, recorded in Baltimore over the summer, is the younger McDonnell's only release so far, but she hopes to record again sometime this year.
December 14, 2013 |
Americana dominates Globes Two quintessentially American tales, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle , picked up a leading seven Golden Globe noms each on Thursday, including best director and best picture . Heralded as one of the most unflinching accounts of slavery, director Steve McQueen 's 12 Years a Slave also picked up noms for best actor ( Chiwetel Ejiofor ) and supporting actors ( Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o )
October 12, 2013 |
In a rare interview about her late boyfriend and Glee costar, Lea Michele says she not only misses Cory Monteith the man, but also the character he played on the TV musical. "I feel like, for me personally, I've lost two people: Cory and Finn," Lea, 27, tells TV Week Australia. "There was no greater man than Cory. " Monteith, who was 31 when he died of a drug overdose in July, was set to be memorialized on Glee on Thursday night. Titled "The Quarterback," the tribute episode took an emotional toll on Lea, but she says she has no plans to leave Glee . "Everyone is asking: 'Is it hard to do this?
August 14, 2013 |
She has a best-actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook , but Jennifer Lawrence sings the success blues in the September issue of Vogue, out next Tuesday. "I'm just really starting to feel like a monkey in a zoo," complains Jen, who turns 23 Thursday. And don't go telling her, Aww, too bad, everybody should have your problem . "I am just not OK with it," she says. "It's as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being. " Well, maybe, but she's been expecting fame since she was a kid in Kentucky.
July 23, 2013 |
Insidious helmer James Wan 's lil' $20 mil demon-infested house shocker The Conjuring beat the big-budget boys at the box office, earning $41.5 mil in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates. Starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga , the picture even earned critical acclaim with an 85 percent positive rating among critics on rottentomatoes.com . The Steve Carell -voiced animated sequel Despicable Me 2 is at No. 2 with $25.1 mil. The family pic has earned almost $585 mil since its July 3 release.
July 22, 2013 |
Friday The students and teachers at William McKinley High School were given an extra two weeks off as "Glee" writers scrambled to re-write a major Finn plotline for early next season following the death of Cory Monteith . At Comic-Con, the director and cast of "Ender's Game" said they didn't agree with book writer Orson Scott Card 's thoughts on gay marriage - he's strongly against it - but the movie isn't about that so come see...
July 18, 2013 |
Cory Monteith died of a toxic mix of alcohol and drugs, Canadian authorities announced Tuesday. An expedited autopsy carried out by the British Columbia Coroners Service showed that the 31-year-old Canadian thesp died from a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol. " The 31-year-old Glee star was found dead Saturday alone in a Vancouver hotel room. The findings suggest Monteith, who had waged a long, public battle with drug and alcohol addiction, eventually succumbed to his demons, despite his insistence that he had stayed clean and sober since completing a 30-day stint in rehab in April.