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Lea Michele Stayed with Kate Hudson After Cory Monteith's Death

Lea Michele Stayed with Kate Hudson After Cory Monteith's Death

Lea Michele is gorgeous on the cover of Elle magazine’s December 2013 issue, on newsstands November 19.

Here’s what the 27-year-old Glee actress had to share with the mag:

On how she’s handling Cory Monteith‘s death: “I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life. Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people.”

On relying on friend & Glee co-star Kate Hudson after Cory’s death: “I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].’ She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”

On taking time to heal: “It’s very hard. And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”

On why she never expected her career in television to take off: “I was told my whole life I would never do television because I was too ethnic. I was 100 percent focused and ready to be the best in the world [of Broadway] I was in.”

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  • lol

    gorgeous? where…..

  • ek

    She is disgusting to exploit his death for attention.

  • Janey

    LOL her face looks soooooo weird on that cover. She looks like a dragqueen.

  • Bag Balm

    On Why She’ll Milk It Till It’s Sore: “An attention Ho has no shame”

  • Angelique

    LOL to the entire interview. Lea who I suppose must have a lot of friends on LA (and not famous) stayed in Kate Hudson’s house, someone she knows for less than at year? OK. And look how magically every blogs and news are only talking about how Kate Hudson helped Lea.
    Oh Lea never change. Just wait next year when her album comes out and will be again Cory this and Cory that, because let’s be real she will milk this story until the last drop.

  • agree with lol

    Large features with a ton of make-up does not equal gorgeous.

  • positive

    i think she looks good, not my favorite cover but she still looks good. haters gonna hate nothing new with that, but i like the way she is handling all of this.

  • wow

    people is so full of hate today, what a surprise. it is nice that she has a good support system, if she stayed at jonathan groff’s house the paps would be at his door obviously.

  • Katniss

    Considering her and Cory’s relationship was only a PR stunt, this is the best acting she’s done in all her life.

  • living in a box

    i thought we already over this. her next interview will be about Hanukkah is not the same without Cory, then Christmas without Cory doesn’t feel like holiday at all, then i always spend new year with Cory. and lastly, i miss spending valentine day with Cory.

  • freya


    That’s what I thought too. no normal loving person will bounce back that fast.
    She has this Bitchy persona that makes me think she might have push him hard in trying to recover from his addiction to the brink of killing himself.

  • Stop

    How cool of her; keeping her private life and personal friendships on the DL : /

  • Sandy

    - I guess attention seeking heals all wounds

  • Looselipz

    I don’t find her remotely attractive. She’s also lost too much weight.
    And this friendship with a Kate Hudson, who cares?

  • zaina

    You don’t know her. You shouldn’t judge her if you don’t know her.The person who said that she forced him to do this or that she caused him to do this is a stupid idiot. Lea never forced corg to go to Vancouver and she sure as hell never said go buy heroin. That was all Cory. Its funny how you all make shit up be because you think she is a bitch.isn’t that what you heard though. All of us are bitches at one point or another in our lives
    It doesn’t mean we don’t have feelings

  • JT

    Too ethnic… How?

  • Leann Rimes 2.0

    She has a face made for radio. Skinny, chubby, won’t change it.

  • living in a box

    @zaina: yes people do have feeling, and not forget people also have a brain. please use more brain. we don’t know her, really? she all over herself.

  • zaina

    @Leann Rimes 2.0: were they not dating? What would you say if 3 Months Later…she didn’t grieve?

  • zaina

    @living in a box: I’m pretty sure she isn’t. She is grieving how she pleases. Sweetie, if you don’t like the posts on her don’t read them simple as can be
    Use your noggin.

  • living in a box

    @zaina: well firstly, you not the one who pay my bills, secondly, i can do what the f u c k i want. thirdly, i can said what the f u c k i want. like i can said she is a pretentious f u c k. and a fame wh ore. see i used my brain. do you have one. apparently not. here a smiley face for you. :)

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  • Jenn

    The more popular you are the more haters you get.. She looks gorgeous. Respect fot the way she is handling things.

  • Emma

    She’s really milking this one dry isn’t she. It’s obvious. Compare to other significant others who have lost a loved one in Hollywood, and this one takes the cake! Come on! She’s been all over the gossip news, you cannot deny it.

  • Cate

    My goodness some of the comments from the people criticising Lea here here are absolutely disgusting.

  • kris

    what if cory’s family eventually speaks up and tells the truth,,that they had been broken up for at least a month before the tragedy

  • living in a box

    @Jenn: are you talking about Hitler? hitler also really famous.

  • Zaina


  • Jo

    She’s beautiful and the spreads look awesome. Stay mad and crazy over her haters:)

  • Lea and Cory Tour

    She should have Cory stuffed and stood in front of an audience as they go on a coast to coast duet tour.

  • PR

    She was given lemons, skipped the whole worthless lemonade thing, and is spinning it into gold. Greedy.

  • Jenn

    @living in a box. You are one sad person..


    Funny how the Lea vampirized Cory and keeps doing so even after his death. She is ugly and did willfully or not a blood sacrifice of Cory to stay in the limelight.
    She sold her soul to the Devil and Cory was the mystic price to pay.

    Portman killed the career of a famous designer and shortly after she scored a contract with Dior for herself and her ugly husband.

    Lea is not a victim. Her spirits are way more powerful that those who were surrounded Cory. She VAMPIREZED CORY. Suck his blood.

    Classic move in Hollywood for wannabes.

    SAD. May Cory rest in Peace now far from this devilish puppet


    @living in a box:

    People forget or few know that Hitler ‘s grandmother (on the mother side) was jew HENCE HITLER being JEW and KILLING HIS OWN JEW PEOPLE.

  • P
  • towanda

    is this necessary? when she talks about corry i never think that type of cover. heavy makeup and sexy look. Just fresh face cover would be enough

  • Alexandra

    I think the comments being made about Lea are a bit ridiculous. Everyone grieves differently.

    I think she has always been, and will always be someone who likes to be in the limelight. That’s not a bad thing – a lot of people who are in the entertainment industry like the fact that they are famous. You can see that by the pictures they post on Instagram and how they pose on the red carpet. It’s part of their jobs. Some people like it, and some don’t. I think Lea likes it and she’s handling talking about Cory in the media the way someone who likes being famous would handle it. She’s grieving, but she still has work to do and she has to move on with her life. Or at least that’s what she wants you to think. You don’t know what she does in her personal life other than what she/her team want you to know.

    I don’t think she’s “milking” his death, but I think she is being very open about it because she wants to help people. She won’t talk about the drug issue because it would be disrespectful to Cory, but she kind of addresses it by saying it’s something that is private.

    She’s a popular public figure, so yes she lost her boyfriend and yes she’s going to be asked about it left right and center, and she’s handling it with as much grace as she can, I think. She’s not only trying to be strong for herself, but strong for the fans who loved Cory. I think that’s very admirable.

    And no, I’m not a Lea/Monchele stan, but I have warmed up to Lea a lot more after seeing how she’s handled all of this.

  • living in a box

    @living in a box: and you one dumb person.

  • living in a box

    @Zaina: i don’t have a brain? i’m not the one who supporting pretentious wh ore, glee is the only show currently audience and critics agree should be cancel. i want to help people, let me help you. stop being dumb.

  • Anna

    To anyone who claims she isn’t exploiting this: She talked about her upcoming book and album (making sure readers are told all about the songs about Cory, so that people who only read the interview because they’re interested in her grief know which songs to listen to) in the exact same interview where she talked about her boyfriend’s death (an interview that was advertised as being about Cory). That was obviously a choice made by her. She could’ve said no or had her publicist tell them no, but she instead chose to use her boyfriend’s death as a promotional tool.

  • Sarah

    Out of all the people in the world – she called Kate Hudson? I’m sure her less famous friends who can’t help her sell magazine covers must be pleased. Also, she must be rubbing her hands in delight that Cory died – she is getting so much attention out of this. Glee is going downhill and she needs to sell her book and album – Shameless.

  • r e

    I knew Poor Widow Lea would appear on a magazine cover to milk it . She just can’t stand not being the center of attention.

  • gleek101

    @Sarah and @ re you are both sick and discusting to post such vile comments. To say that lea is delight that Cory is dead Sarah is just shameless and horrible and she has not milked his death at all she has barely spoken about it.
    To everyone else posting negative comments you are the ones milking it and so is the media. get a life negative losers.

  • nes

    Some things should remain private, and her talking about it just shows how desperate she is for attention.


    @living in a box: you are dumb…not me. you need help.