Week in Gleek: Lea Michele Breaks Twitter Silence, Chris Colfer And Adam Lambert Kiki


Lea Michele Breaks Her Twitter Silence

More than two weeks after boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death, Lea Michele broke her Twitter silence to express her gratitude to fans for their love and support: “Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart,” she tweeted Monday morning, attaching a photo of the pair together on a beach.

Prior to Monday’s tweet, representatives for Michele said in statement that the actress was grieving along with Monteith’s friends and family: “Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.”

Glee” Family Heads Back to Work

Time waits for no tragedy, as Naya Rivera revealed to Jimmy Kimmel. Despite still grieving for their co-star, the Gleeks will be back before the camera next Monday. Rivera recently honored Monteith with a moment of silence at the 2013 Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

Corey Monteith To Be Honored At Primetime Emmys

The Emmys ceremony in September will also pay tribute to Monteith, who cut his teeth in shows like Kyle XY and Stargate before making it big as our favorite McKinley  jock.  “Something that reflects an homage is in the works but what the extent of that is, or how we’re going to approach it… well, it’s too early to tell,” said executive producer Ken Ehrlich. “If Cory had passed away in March, we’d have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective. The reason we’re getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago.” Um, sorry his death was so inconvenient, Ken.

Glee Stars Fund Arts Scholarship In Monteith’s Name

The legacy of Cory Monteith will live on thanks to a new arts scholarship funded by several of his castmates: Glee stars JaneLynch, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz and Harry Shum Jr. have endowed a scholarship in his name  through the not-for-profit Dance Educators of America. The scholarship was announced this weekend at the Dizzy Feet Foundation gala by Adam Shankman, a frequent Glee director and So You Think You Can Dance judge.

Chris Colfer Partying With New Costar Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert, who is slated to join the Glee ranks,was spotted spending time with new cast mate Chris Colfer in L.A.

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On Saturday, Semi Precious Weapons singer Justin Tranter  instagrammed a photo with Colfer and Lambert, much to the Internet’s collective excitement. Could SPW be popping up on Glee? Wouldn’t that be something!

Darren Criss Hosting Teen Choice Awards

Darren Criss will bring the Glee to the TCAs on August 11, joining Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale as a co-host. Based on fan votes, the youth-oriented awards show will also feature performances by One Direction and Paramore, plus appearances by Kerry Washington, Demi Lovato, Emblem3 and Tyler Posey, to name a few. Prepare your ears for the screams now.

Jayma Mays Grosses Us Out Bigtime

Warning, This is disgusting: While promoting Smurfs 2, Jayma Mays told Jay Leno about the time he thought she had an ear infection, but there was actually a bug living in her ear. (We told you it was gross.) “A week ago, I started getting this really bad ear infection—I thought ear infection,” she explained. “A couple days into this infection, I woke up in the middle of the night, like, screaming in pain. Like horrible, horrible pain. And blood started coming out of my ear.” The next day the doctor put drops in her ear and the insect climbed out for fear of drowning! Apparently the problem was Mays ears were too squeaky clean. Ear wax keeps bugs out.  Ewwie.