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Here is some fun news to distract fans from that rumored Demi Lovato nude scandal:

The singer/actress is nearing a deal to appear on multiple episode of Glee Season 5, with TV Line reporting she will play a struggling artist who is based in New York and who interacts often with Rachel and Santana.

She'll also share numerous (musical!) scenes with Adam Lambert, who is also set to recur in an unknown role.

Demi Smiling

Look for Lovato to debut on October 3rd and for Fox to cross-promote the heck out of her as an X Factor judge and a major Glee guest star.

The role will mark Demi's first major acting gig since the Disney Channel canceled Sonny with a Chance two years ago. She has also appeared in episodes of Prison Break and Grey’s Anatomy.

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It's clearly going to be a strange season ahead on Glee.

Following the death of Cory Monteith, the show has announced that it will also kill off his character of Finn, though creator Ryan Murphy recently confirmed Finn's passing will NOT be the result of a drug overdose.

But the series won't simply be doom and gloom doing forward, of course. There are musicals to stage and upbeat tracks to cover.

With that in mind, Fox has released the first promo for Glee Season 5, which doesn't reveal a great deal about what's to come, aside from showing us a very enthusiastic Mr. Schuester on the September 26th premiere.

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Glee creator Ryan Murphy has offered up new details on how the series will deal with the loss of Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July.

Finn will pass away, but despite Murphy's previous statements that Glee will "deal directly" with the issues that led to the actor's death, he will not OD.

“There were a lot of things that we had to decide ... how are we going to deal with his death?” Murphy said, and his answer may surprise Glee fans.

Finn will die, but how? We may never know: "Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died."

"The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we will say very early on, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'"

"That might be weird for some people, but it felt exploitative to do it any other way."

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A week after being spotted in public for the first time since Cory Monteith's death, Lea Michele has now been spotted on the set of Glee.

The actress herself posted a somber photo of her return to the series on Twitter yesterday, including with it a simple/heartfelt message:

"Feels so good to be home."

Lea Michele on Glee Set

On Monday, Michele was photographed exiting a recording studio in Hollywood, giving thanks to Alex Anders and Adam Anders "for a great recording session" and Tweeting about the first track she recorded for Glee Season 5:

"Couldn't have picked a more beautiful and perfect song to start the year with."

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The death of Cory Monteith will be addressed in the third episode of the coming season, Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said this afternoon.

Cory Monteith for Glee

"The third episode will write Finn out ... that episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular," he said.

He would not confirm rumors that Finn also dies of a drug overdose.

However, creator and executive producer "Ryan [Murphy] will shoot some PSA's with the cast, who will speak directly to the audience," he said.

Additionally, all the proceeds resulting from sales of the Glee music in that episode will go toward forming a foundation in Cory Monteith's memory.

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It may pale in comparison to the drama surrounding Glee these days in the wake of Cory Monteith's death, but Jayma Mays has confirmed in a new interview:

She will exit the series at the conclusion of Glee Season 5.

Jayma Mays on Glee

"This is going to be my last season," the actress told Access Hollywood on the red carpet of this weekend's Smurfs 2 premiere in Hollywood.

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On Saturday, two days after the cast of Glee said goodbye to Cory Monteith at a private memorial, Mike O'Malley reflected on his late costar and frequent scene partner.

Appearing on a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in promotion of his upcoming sitcom, Welcome to the Family, the 46-year old told reporters:

"I think that I had what was probably the toughest scene I’ve ever acted in my career as an actor opposite [Monteith] when I had to throw him [Finn] out of the house because of a slur that he used."

Mike O'Malley on Glee

And what does O'Malley remember about that scene?

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The cast of Glee paid final respects today to Cory Monteith.

The actor - who passed away from a drug overdose on July 13 - has been remembered via Instagram and via song by various former costars.

But Fox released a statement today that said cast and crew members came together for a private memorial.

Finn on Glee

“Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith,” the network said. “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”

Prodution was pushed back a week in light of Monteith's passing and Glee Season 5 will now premiere on September 26.

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Jenna Ushkowitz is the latest Glee cast member to address the death of Cory Monteith.

Over the weekend, Chord Overstreet dedicated a song to his late colleague, while Dianna Agron has expressed her remorse over the passing and Ryan Murphy has given us an idea of how his show will handle such a tragedy.

Now, Ushkowitz has published an Instagram photo of the tight-knit group along with a message to Monteith:

Jenna Ushkowitz Instagream Photo

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Speaking out about the death of Cory Monteith, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has revealed how the show will handle the loss of one of its biggest stars.

Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that he and the rest of the cast are still grieving: "It's always sad and shocking when somebody so young dies."

Cory Monteith at the Emmys

"One of the things that made it even more upsetting is that so many of us who knew and loved him were actively involved in trying to get him better."

"When you're faced with something so sad and so shocking, what do you do? Do we cancel the show? Do we start shooting in January? What do we do?"

"The right thing to do for the show, at this point, is to have that character pass," Murphy says of his plans for the premiere, which was pushed back a week.

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