Lea Michele has offered her support to Zac Efron following his recent rehab stint.
The Glee actress - whose boyfriend Cory Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in July - has reached out to her New Year's Eve co-star following revelations he has been battling cocaine addiction and has vowed to do her best to help him stay sober. "Lea called Zac and told him, 'I'm here if you need me.' She urged him to get serious about having a 24-hour sobriety coach and to only spend time with people who care about his welfare. Lea must feel sad that she wasn't able to prevent Cory from relapsing. She knows Zac well and would hate to see him go down the same path," a source said.
Zac was delighted to hear from his friend and has promised to stay in regular contact with her. "Zac was really glad to hear from her. They have plans to go on a yoga outing together in LA later this year and he promised to discuss his state of mind with her weekly by phone or email," the source added.
Michelle Williams has reached out to Lea Michele.
Lea, 26, has been struggling to cope since her boyfriend Cory Monteith, 31, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose last month and Michelle - whose former boyfriend, Heath Ledger, died of an overdose in 2008 - has reached out to her. "Michelle is probably the only person who knows what Lea is going through. Lea was deeply touched by the gesture. Michelle made a huge impact and Lea has been feeling better. There are a lot of parallels between Heath and Cory so Michelle can really understand Lea," a source said.
Lea Michele has made a pilgrimage to the hotel where her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, died.
The devastated Glee star made her first public outing since 31-year-old Cory was found dead from a heroin and alcohol overdose last weekend to the Vancouver hotel where he passed away. According to an eyewitness, Lea, 26, was "out of her mind" with grief when she stopped at a makeshift memorial to the star outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.
Rik Feydik, who claims to be a friend of Cory's, spotted Lea about an hour after the family left the body at the hospital. "Lea was in the back seat of one of the vehicles sitting between two bodyguards. She was wearing her signature huge black shades. Lea never got out of the vehicle but she stayed parked in in front of the memorial for five to seven minutes," Feydik said. When Rik approached the cars they raced off. "They were driving crazy," he added.
Lea Michele has landed a book deal.
The Glee actress has been commissioned by Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, to write Brunette Ambition, a "part memoir, part how-to and part style-guide" which will portray her life "from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on television."
"There wasn't a guidebook when I was growing up, that detailed everything I would need to do, and know, to get where I am today. But I believe I can write one of sorts: not a how-to-make-it-in-show-business book, but a guide to harnessing tenacity, passion, enthusiasm and hard work to make your dreams come true," she said in a statement.
Linking to an article about her book deal, an excited Lea wrote on Twitter, "So excited to FINALLY get to share my exciting news with you all!!! #BRUNETTEAMBITION (sic)."
"My first fake pregnancy rumor! I've finally made it!"
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Cory Monteith has lost 20lbs thanks to his girlfriend. The Glee actor dropped the weight he gained earlier this year thanks to some encouraging words of advice from his co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele.
"When he brought Lea home to meet his family they were making fun of him in front of her. She's tell him she loves him no matter what but it was bothering him and he did something about it. She's vegan and eats organic and she totally changed his eating habits. He's exercising too. He loves the way he looks now," a source told In Touch.
Cory recently cited cutting down on chocolate and more exercise as the key to his weight loss. "I'm doing CrossFit and I'm eating fewer Snickers bars," he explained.
Cory also has a positive effect on Lea, and friends say they've noticed she is happier since she's been with him. "Cory is definitely having a positive effect on Lea. She's much less miserable these days," a source said.
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are moving in together.
The Glee co-stars - who have been dating since Lea split with her boyfriend Theo Stockman in February - are reportedly planning to set up home together at the actress' $1.4 million pad in Los Angeles.
"Lea is telling everyone she's never felt more sure about anything. She's ready for it all, starting with living together and planning their future," a source told Star.
The couple are said to be serious about each other and Lea previously admitted she would only ever consider a relationship with him if it was the real deal, because she didn't want to ruin their friendship: "I think if [an on set romance] was ever going to be an issue, it would have happened by now. I mean, for me, if it was going to happen with anybody, it would have happened with Cory. The moment I met him, I thought, 'This boy is very cute.' But he's like my big brother. He's such a great friend, and I am so happy working with him every day. I'm glad nothing has ever happened because it would have ruined something if it didn't work out."
Lea Michele is addicted to reality television.
The 25-year-old Glee actress admits she likes to unwind from her 17-hour working days by watching whatever real-life shows she can find.
"I come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat. I will literally watch anything, from Hoarders to Say Yes to the Dress. Anything like that. I just think that sort of mindless entertainment really will get your mind off anything that's going on in your life."
But despite being a self-confessed "homebody," Lea insists she does have a secret wild side: "I do have 14 tattoos. I'd say for the most part I'm a very outgoing person. I have a lot of energy. I love being around people. I'm an energetic, spontaneous person. But the wild stuff ... if it's there, it's private. Having previously described herself as an "unconventional beauty," she admits it feels "awesome" to have appeared on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 girls list.
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Lea Michele, Glee’s reigning diva, was hit by a car on Friday morning.
Michele was driving on Melrose Avenue in LA, on her way home from work, when she was hit by a car driven by “a couple of drunk girls,” according to an unnamed source. The source says that after the collision, the girls “got out of the car, giggled that she [Lea Michele] was famous, and said something like ‘are you drunk, too?’ Then, they drove off.”
The actress called the police after the accident, but she is not injured and “is fine,” according to her rep. In any event, Michele is a trooper. The former Broadway star was famously involved in a car crash while on her way to her Glee audition and “ran into the audition with cuts and glass in my hair.”
And still managed to completely wow everyone in the room when she sang “On My Own” to secure the starring role on the successful show.
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