Lea Michele gushed about how her "incredible" boyfriend Cory Monteith had changed her life in an interview just weeks before his death. The 31-year-old actor was found dead in a hotel room in Canada earlier this month (Jul13) after a drink and drugs binge, and the tragedy was especially painful for his Glee co-star and real life lover Michele.
It has now emerged Michele opened up about the couple's relationship in an interview with Marie Claire Mexico magazine just a month before Monteith's death on 17 July (13).
She told the publication, "It's more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life (sic). But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker... It is important to have someone that supports you and encourages you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him."
The brunette beauty also conducted a photoshoot for the magazine and she was joined by Monteith during the day.
The magazine's editor-in-chief Ariadne Grant admits the timing of the article was unfortunate, saying, "Cory showed up in great spirits and was very nice to everybody there; he even took pictures with whoever asked for it. He just asked for a Coke (drink) and stayed there watching the shooting until it was done. They were both very nice and obviously happy and in love, we are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea."
The magazine hits shelves on 30 July (13).
Outspoken rapper Azealia Banks has sparked a war of words on Twitter with Lily Allen after taking aim at the singer's talents and her family. The Yung Rapunzel star kicked off the spat earlier this month (07Jul13) with a cryptic tweet that read: "weak... she can't talk though. Not when I met her coked up at yoyo... And NOT with that ugly husband she has."
Allen responded on Thursday (11Jul13) with, "better not be, meh (sic)," prompting Banks to confirm she was attacking the Smile singer, adding, "@lilyrosecooper your husband looks like a thumb."
That angered the tough-talking singer, who fired back with, "Not even gonna @ her but if she wants to talk about weak, I'm sure her record sales to date should suffice. One hit wonder... And my husband? Don't go there b**ch Or your totally unnecessary security detail may actually have something to worry about."
The bickering continued when Banks tweeted, "@lilyrosecooper LOL ill be a one hit wonder but you have ugly children and a coke habit... Shhhhhhh."
It is not clear what first sparked the ugly war of words.
Banks' tweets landed her in the headlines earlier this year (13) after she upset gay rights groups by using a homophobic slur in a furious online rant aimed at celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
The 212 hitmaker became embroiled in a feud with openly-gay Hilton back in January (13) after he labelled her "pathetic", prompting Banks to hit back and brand the gossip blogger a "f**got", adding that he should "just kill" himself.
The hip-hop star initially defended her angry words, insisting, "A f**got is not a homosexual male. A f**got is any male who acts like a female. There's a BIG difference", but she subsequently backed down and apologised to her fans.
She tweeted, "My most sincere apologies to anyone who was indirectly offended by my foul language. Not sorry for Perez tho (though)."
However, Banks' apology was not enough for officials at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), who condemned the star's use of the derogatory term.
A statement issued by GLAAD representatives read: "Banks' claim that the word 'f**got' doesn't mean a gay male is not true. Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do."
Singer Toby Keith has been named the highest-paid country act of 2013 in a new Forbes magazine poll. The Red Solo Cup hitmaker earned the top spot after raking in $65 million (£42 million) since June, 2012, according to editors at the finance magazine.
Keith amassed the sum thanks to the success of his last record, Hope on the Rocks, and its accompanying tour, as well as money grossed from his highly-popular U.S. restaurant chain, I Love This Bar & Grill, and his liquor range, Wild Shot.
Taylor Swift came in second place after taking in $55 million (£36 million) over the last 12 months thanks to her hit album Red, which shifted 1.2 million copies in its first week alone. She also has her own fragrance line and a number of endorsement deals with Sony, Diet Coke and Cover Girl.
Kenny Chesney was at three with $53 million (£34 million), Tim McGraw landed at four with $33 million (£21 million), and former American Idol star Carrie Underwood followed closely behind with $31 million (£20 million).
Other big moneymakers on the list included Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts and George Strait.
The premiere Dexter of Season 8 started off pretty tame (as tame as Dexter can be, anyway). Things pick up six months after Season 7 ended and Dexter seems to be pretty content. He's coaching Harrison’s (who is huge now, by the way) soccer team, he got the bowling team back together (remember Bowl Till You Bleed?), and he's back to the good old days of smashing white mannequin skulls to determine murder weapons. Ah, it's like Season 1 again...
... Until LaGuerta's memorial reminds us that a ton of crazy stuff has gone down since Season 1 and we couldn't get back there if we tried. Debra didn't show up to the memorial, which isn't surprising. She left the force and now works as a PI for a private firm. Batista gave up his restaurant, came out of retirement, and replaced Deb as Lieutenant. He seems to be handling the transition well. Deb, on the other hand, is suffering from a severe case of PTSD after killing LaGuerta.
The first time we see Deb this season she's snorting a line of coke. (This definitely isn't Season 1 Deb.) She's in some shady motel with some sleazy guy. A jewel thief, he's the subject of Deb's case, but she’s really pushing it as far as the whole undercover thing goes. Dexter, who hasn’t heard from Deb in over a month, tries to help her out, but Deb is pretty freaking pissed off at him. When he finds her in a supermarket with said sleazy guy he finds out just how pissed she is. "I shot the wrong person in that trailer," she tells him, before dismissing him as "some loser."
Well, now Dexter's pissed, so pissed, in fact, that he almost strangles some guy who cut him off in traffic. Only when Dexter sees the guy's son in the backseat does he go back to his car. Harry's there, of course, and he essentially says what we're all thinking: What the hell, Dexter? Get it together before you do something really stupid.
Meanwhile, Jamie is sleeping with Quinn. Honestly, Jamie, why? I get that Quinn is a tortured soul and all, but you can do better. And Quinn knows it, because when he hears Batista come in the front door he high-tails it out Jamie's window like some teenager. A real class act, that one.
Back at the station, Miami Metro is assembled for a briefing. Earlier they found a victim with his skull sawed in half and a piece of his melon scooped out like it was a, well, you know. To assist with the case, recently reinstated Deputy Chief Matthews brings in Dr. Evelyn Vogel. She's an expert profiler who focuses on the brains of serial killers (as if Dexter didn’t have enough to worry about). She speaks with Dexter privately in the morgue, with the body of the victim, empty skull side up, in between them. Talk about an ominous sign. She mentions the Bay Harbor Butcher and how Doakes didn't fit the profile. Dexter, after this visibly uncomfortable situation, goes to Matthews. He tells Dexter that Vogel's return to Miami was sudden and unexplained. Again, an ominous sign.
And cue Dexter doing that really stupid thing I mentioned earlier. Jamie drops Harrison off at the precinct so she can have a night off. What does Dexter do? He takes Harrison with him to look for Deb. He leaves Harrison in the car when he gets to Deb's motel and ends up killing the sleazy guy. His death isn't shocking; some hit man called El Sapo was going to kill him if Dexter hadn't. But now Dexter realizes that, just like Deb told him, he's lost. He leaves her, only to realize that Harrison's gone missing. He finds him around the corner, but his scare allows the weight of his actions to sink in.
The end of the episode finds Dexter sitting on LaGuerta's memorial bench, and just when you think the premier was relatively easy to deal with, Vogel shows up. She hands Dexter a photo of a child's drawings of Dexter and dead bodies wrapped in plastic. Dexter confronts her, aggressively. She tells him he can't kill her, and when he asks why, she says simply that it would go against Harry's code.
The end has begun, and it is going to be bloody.
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Sure, he was kind of a jerk in Scott Pilgrim, he donned some bravado in Youth in Revolt, and he goes full-on bonkers coke fiend in This Is the End. But Michael Cera, as we've known him, has stuck pretty steadfastly to his "type." The timid, nervous, golden-hearted perpetual adolescent that we loved in Arrested Development, liked in Juno, and might be getting a little bit tired of these days. But we're in luck, and so is Cera — the kid's got far more versatility than Hollywood has allowed him to show off. Case in point: Magic Magic, which turns nice guy Cera into a creepy, sociopathic sadist who makes a vacation of torturing poor Juno Temple.
The above trailer for the film, which premiered at 2013's Sundance Film Festival, stirs up anxiety as apprehensive Temple takes a South American vacation with a group of relative strangers... who all turn out to be horrifyingly nuts. Cera is one of them, torturing Temple with his uncomfortable advances and his taste for the firearms. Not only is Cera going full-on creep, he's escaping the comedy genre to which his name is so rigidly adhered. Magic Magic doesn't look like it has a laugh in it. Instead, we'll get plenty of shivers and a few heavy breaths. Check out the chilling trailer above, and prepare for a new Era of Cera.
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"I didn't like cleaning the bathrooms as much. People are really messy in movie theatres. You'd expect it to be a respectful experience, not popcorn all over the floor, and Coke, and... sticky." Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss on her experience working at a silent movie theatre in Los Angeles.
Rockers Muse paid tribute to their heroes Queen by employing dwarves to carry trays of suspicious-looking white powder at a concert afterparty on Sunday night (26May13). According to undisputed myth, the late Freddie Mercury's handlers hired little people to hand out cocaine at debauched parties during the height of his band's success, and Muse stunned guests with a similar stunt.
The band played a packed show at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday before heading to an afterparty at the city's A-list club Cirque Le Soir.
They shocked onlookers with their Queen-style butlers - but the dwarves were only carrying trays full of harmless sherbet for the prank, dreamed up by Muse drummer Dominic Howard.
A source tells WENN, "It was hilarious. Dom is best friends with Roger Taylor, who comes to all of their gigs. And he knows Roger is sick of being asked about the stories about Queen snorting coke from bald dwarves heads and making them carry coke around on silver platters, so they thought it would be funny to send dwarves around carrying lines of sherbet on trays."
"Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys... Backstage is a very small, constructed place, he had a guy holding a slice of pizza, a guy holding a Diet Coke. You were trying to fight around all these people to get dressed. Timberlake, it was just him. He's a real class act, that guy." Funnyman Bill Hader weighs up the Justins as guest hosts of U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live.
Another week has gone by and Hollywood has given us a lot to talk about. First, Angelina Jolie revealed to the world that she voluntarily got a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. Then, everyone thought Beyonce was pregnant again because she skipped out on a concert. Plus, we officially said goodbye to The Office Thursday night.
See the 10 best reactions from Twitter comedians regarding this week's pop cultural events:
1. Lauren Ashley Bishop: "congrats on your 101st problem jay-z"
congrats on your 101st problem jay-z
— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) May 17, 2013
2. Enty Lawyer: "Do you think Jennifer Aniston is asking herself this morning what she needs to do to top this one from Angelina Jolie?"
Angelina Jolie had a double masectomy after learning that her breasts had secretly been Team Jen all along.
— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) May 14, 2013
3. Josh Gondelman: "My roommate has been listening to Daft Punk with his door shut for hours, and his bedroom grew aviator shades and developed a coke habit."
My roommate has been listening to Daft Punk with his door shut for hours, and his bedroom grew aviator shades and developed a coke habit.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) May 15, 2013
4. Joan Rivers: "I'm reading about all the Beyoncé pregnancy rumors. I just hope Blue Ivy gets a baby brother: Red Fern."
I'm reading about all the Beyoncé pregnancy rumors.I just hope Blue Ivy gets a baby brother: Red Fern.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) May 15, 2013
5. Rob Delaney: "Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Godfather. #Trilogies pic.twitter.com/M5aphPNxXA"
Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Godfather. #Trilogies twitter.com/robdelaney/sta…
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 17, 2013
6. Alec Baldwin: "Au revoir to THE OFFICE, inside of whose wake 30 Rock sometimes surfed."
Au revoir to THE OFFICE, inside of whose wake 30 Rock sometimes surfed.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) May 17, 2013
7. Gerry Duggan: "It’s great you have a hobby you can continue in prison. RT @chrisbrown: Just did my first live broadcast! Painting at home!"
It’s great you have a hobby you can continue in prison. RT @chrisbrown: Just did my first live broadcast! Painting at home!
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) May 17, 2013
8. Rainn Wilson: "Grab your beet salads, reams of paper, bobbleheads, Jello molds & Kleenexes folks. It's time for the Office Finale!"
Grab your beet salads, reams of paper, bobbleheads, Jello molds & Kleenexes folks. It's time for the Office Finale!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) May 16, 2013
9. Patton Oswalt: "'Pacific Rim', 'Lone Ranger', 'Man of Steel'. It's gonna be a good summer." -- porn re-titlers"
"'Pacific Rim', 'Lone Ranger', 'Man of Steel'.It's gonna be a good summer." -- porn re-titlers
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 16, 2013
10.Mike Birbiglia: "I love that new show 'So You Think You Can Meet My Mother.'"
I love that new show "So You Think You Can Meet My Mother."
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) May 16, 2013
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Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has revealed her 2007 DUI arrest came after she first tried drugs at a party in Los Angeles. The Mean Girls star, who checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in California to start a court-ordered 90-day stint on Friday (03May13), opened up about her drug use and well-documented family strife in her most candid interview with British newsman Piers Morgan for The Daily Mail.
In the chat that took place weeks before her latest rehab stint, Lohan tells Morgan she was a hard-working, clean-living teen until friends introduced her to alcohol when she was 17 and she really started going off the rails after her first experience with drugs.
She explains, "I got arrested for my first DUI when I was 20 and they found me with drugs and, from then on, the press were on me all the time. It was the first time I'd taken drugs; I was out in a club with people I shouldn't have been with, and took cocaine, and got in the car. It was so stupid."
But she insists she isn't the coke fiend many believe her to be, stating, "Everyone thinks I've done it so many times. But I've only done it maybe four or five times in my life... I don't like it. It reminds me of my dad. I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice... I felt a little too buzzed. It made me feel uncomfortable.
"I've never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me."
But she admits to experimenting with marijuana and ecstasy, adding, "I liked that (ecstasy) better than the others. I didn't drink on it, so I was just chilling. It's something that a lot of people experience when they're in college. I just should have known that being in the public eye, someone was bound to say something or try to make some money off it."
In the candid chat, Lohan also opens up about her relationship with her now-estranged father Michael, claiming his alleged cocaine binges in her youth used to leave her younger siblings terrified.
She adds, "I was never afraid of him, but my younger siblings were terrified. My first instinct was to always make sure they and my mum were OK."
And she reveals that every attempt she has made to reconcile with her father in recent years has ended badly: "He won't change. I just think there comes a point where you just kind of have to accept what it is. Whenever I do try to bring him back into my life, he creates chaos for me and uses it to his advantage."