Glee still in tune after paying tribute to departed castmate
GLEE star Lea Michele has tweeted this message to her 3 million plus Twitter fans. ‘‘Rise and shine,’’ it says. The message that follows is a quote: ‘‘No Matter How You Feel Get Up. Dress Up. Show Up. And Never Give Up.’’ The message does not name her late boyfriend Cory Monteith but insiders speculate it is Michele’s tribute to the young star who died on July 13 and was remembered at the recent Emmy awards. The choice was a controversial one. Co-star Jane Lynch said later: ‘‘I was honoured to be the one that they asked to remember Cory to the rest of the country. There’s a whole generation of kids whose lives have been enriched, and I’m really grateful to our show for that, and Finn Hudson and his openheartedness and inclusiveness is a big reason why kids love our show so much, and he’s gone.’’ Monteith is the subject of an episode titled Quarterback in a new season of Glee which debuts tomorrow night. Cast and crew have been tight-lipped about details of the episode for which several endings were filmed. Newcomers include Demi Lovato as Dani, a love interest for Santana and Adam Lambert as Kurt’s nemesis. The fifth season debuts with New Directions taking on their biggest assignment yet: the Beatles, in a two-part tribute to the band.
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