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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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Glee has pushed back the premiere of its fifth season, originally set for September 19, following the tragic death of Cory Monteith last weekend.

The hit Fox show will now return one week later, September 26.

Cory Monteith on Glee Photo

In a statement, Fox said that the network, producers and 20th Century Fox TV decided to delay starting production until August, pushing back the premiere.

Vancouver, B.C., police found Cory Monteith dead in his hotel after he apparently overdosed on heroin and alcohol. The actor was just 31 years old.

It's not yet known how the hit, music-filled show will address the loss of Finn, a central character for its first four seasons, in the upcoming Season 5.

How do you think Glee should handle the tragedy?

 

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It's unsurprising but official: the Cory Monteith autopsy results are in and this actor died from a mixture of heroin and alcohol.

Sources close to the Glee star and the Glee set, meanwhile, say cast members and producers saw the actor headed down a dangerous path.

They knew his drug habit had returned, they knew specifically that heroin was the issue, and they pushed Monteith to enter rehab this spring.

Cory Monteith in a Suit

Those close to the star sat him down for an "open conversation," an insider tells TMZ, and it "wasn't met with resistance."

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Naya Rivera has become the first member of the Glee cast to speak extensively on the tragic death of Cory Monteith.

With Lea Michele having requested privacy in the wake of her boyfriend's sudden passing, and many other stars having taken to Twitter to express shock and remorse, Rivera has now released the following statement:

Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera

"The entire Glee family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend.

"He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed. My heart goes out to Cory's family and Lea and while we are grateful for everyone's well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatly appreciated."

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