The Lost Promise of Cory Monteith (Exclusive Photos)

July 29, 2013 || Written by Queen in Gallery Update, Photoshoot, Press || 8 Comments

In the wake of the actor’s tragic death, four images from the first photographer to shoot the star.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

He was a 22-year-old unknown in 2005 when he walked into Richard Hawley‘s model management agency in Vancouver. “Richard saw him, signed him up and asked me to shoot him,” says Gary Fitzpatrick, an L.A.-based fashion and portrait photographer who also was starting out.

Fitzpatrick saw in Monteith, who died July 13, the same magnetism that Glee co-creatorRyan Murphy would later recognize when casting the actor.

“He just had this unique combination of sensitivity and vulnerability and maleness that’s very hard to come by,” says Murphy. “He had a very hard childhood. I think that he had always felt adrift in the world. Whenever you meet someone like that, you want to help root them and take care of them, and I certainly did the best that I could over the years.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Photoshoots > Portrait Sessions > 028 – The Hollywood Reporter Exclusive

Photoshoots > Magazine Outtakes > Behind the Scenes > The Hollywood Reporter Photoshoot

All The Wrong Reasons: sneak peek & stills

July 29, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Gallery Update, in memory, Movies || 2 Comments

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Movies > All the Wrong Reasons > Production Stills

“We were extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Cory,” said Myriad Pictures president Kirk D’Amico in a statement released earlier this week. “He was incredibly talented and giving to everyone he worked with. It is truly tragic to see his life and career cut so short.”

Source: HitFix

Toronto Film Festival Books ‘All the Wrong Reasons’

July 26, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Gallery Update, in memory, Movies || Comments Off on Toronto Film Festival Books ‘All the Wrong Reasons’

The Canadian ensemble drama, one of the late “Glee” star’s final movie performances, will have its world premiere at the fest.

TORONTO – Get ready for a somber Gleek pilgrimage to the Toronto International Film Festival.

The September event has programmed one of the last films Cory Monteith acted in, Canadian director Gia Milani’s All the Wrong Reasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The booking comes in the wake of the Glee star’s tragic death July 13 in Vancouver.

The ensemble drama, which also stars Emily Hampshire and Kevin Zegers, sees Monteith playing James Asher, a store manager whose wife (Karine Vanasse) is suffering from PSTD. Zegers plays a firefighter and Hampshire a store clerk in the indie about four lives intersecting in a big-box department store.

All The Wrong Reasons, shot in the summer of 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, gave the Glee star a chance to show off another side of his good-guy persona.

Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The local coroner concluded he died due to an alcohol and heroin overdose.

Pacific Northwest Pictures will release the film in Canada, and Myriad Pictures is handling international sales.

The Canadian theatrical release is set for this year, followed by a domestic pay TV run on The Movie Network and Movie Central in 2014. The film will likely play in festivals in the fall after a TIFF launch.

All the Wrong Reasons was produced by Phyllis Laing, Tony Whalen and Milani. Myriad president Kirk D’Amico and Pacific Northwest Pictures’ Emily Alden executive produced. Shore Road Pictures and Buffalo Gal Pictures produced the film.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Glee Season 5: Photoshoot set and Episode Schedule

June 29, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Candids, Gallery Update, Glee || Comments Off on Glee Season 5: Photoshoot set and Episode Schedule

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candids > 2013 > Cory Monteith on the set of the “Glee” photoshoot – June 28, 2013
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There are over 50 HQ candids in the gallery of Cory walking on set of the Glee Season 5 photoshoot and a picture Lea tweeted of a preview of the new promo shots! You can also see a preview for the episode schedule below:

9/19/13 (Th.)     9:00 PM – Episode 1
9/26/13 (Th.)    9:00 PM – Episode 2
10/3/13 (Th.)    9:00 PM – Episode 3
10/10/13 (Th.)   9:00 PM – Episode 4
Hiatus (Baseball)
10/31/13 (Th.)   9:00 PM – Episode 5
Hiatus (Baseball)

Source: The Futon Critic

Gallery Update: Television stills and Candids

June 24, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Candids, Gallery Update, Glee, Television Shows || Comments Off on Gallery Update: Television stills and Candids

television:
guest appearances > fear itself > episode stills
guest appearances > the glee project > production stills
glee > season 4 > promotional images > season 4

candids:
2010 > Cory Monteith gets coffee at Urth Cafe – October 10, 2010
2010 > Cory Monteith gets breakfast with friends at The Griddle – October 27, 2010
2013 > Cory Monteith and Lea Michele heading to Mercer Kitchen in NYC – June 17, 2013
2013 > Cory Monteith and Lea Michele at LAX – June 20, 2013

MasterChef: Stills, Videos, and more

June 20, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Gallery Update, Media, Television Shows || 7 Comments

Cory, along with the rest of the cast of Glee made a guest appearance on last night’s (June 19) episode of MasterChef! You can see HD screencaptures and promotional stills from the episode in the gallery and watch videos from the show below.

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television > guest appearances > masterchef – 4×10 – top 14 compete > promotional stills
television > guest appearances > masterchef – 4×10 – top 14 compete > screencaptures

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Gallery Update

June 17, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Candids, Gallery Update, Television Shows || Comments Off on Gallery Update

12 HQs of Cory at a gas station in LA yesterday (June 16) have been added to the gallery, as well as a still from his upcoming guest appearance on MasterChef (to be aired on Wed. June 19 on FOX). Photographer Lindsey Byrnes posted a picture of Cory on her instagram so that has been added to the gallery as well. Enjoy!

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candids > 2013 > Cory Monteith getting gas in LA – June 16, 2013
television > guest appearances > masterchef – 4×10 – top 14 compete > promotional stills
candids > social networking sites

12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball: Pictures & Video

June 10, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Appearances, Gallery Update, Interview, Media, Recent Headlines || 211 Comments

Public Appearances > 2013 > 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball – June 8, 2013

Cory made his first appearance since getting out of rehab Saturday night (June 8). Wearing a grey Calvin Klein suit, he and Lea attended the 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, a charity event for the Chrysalis Organization. Cory has previously supported the organization, which helps homeless and low-income individuals find employment, and they raised over $1.4 million that night. We’ve added over 60 HQ images to the gallery and you can watch a video of him and Lea on the carpet below!

The actor could not have been nicer or more forthcoming. The proud boyfriend told me that Lea looked absolutely beautiful, and he was so happy to be with her to support such a tremendous cause. Without referencing Cory’s recent struggles specifically, I did ask him about bouncing back from life’s struggles—noting that none of us get out of this life unscathed. “It’s all about perseverance,” he told me. “Absolute perseverance. You can always get back up.” – Glamour

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Gallery Update: Candids

June 3, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Candids, Gallery Update || Comments Off on Gallery Update: Candids

I’ve added HQ candids of Cory leaving M cafe after grabbing take-out yesterday (June 2) into the gallery, as well as a few of him and Lea leaving Cliff’s Edge restaurant last Wednesday (May 29). I’ve also been slowly adding old albums to the 2010 candids category so please be sure to look through some of those too to see some older pictures you may have never seen before!

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candids > 2013 > Cory Monteith and Lea Michele leaving dinner at Cliff’s Edge – May 29, 2013
candids > 2013 > Cory Monteith gets take-out from M Cafe – June 2, 2013
candids > 2010

Cory and Lea at The Griddle

May 22, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Candids, Gallery Update || Comments Off on Cory and Lea at The Griddle

Cory and Lea were spotted going out to breakfast together at The Griddle Cafe yesterday (May 21). Check out the 21 HQs in the gallery below:

candids > 2013 > Cory Monteith and Lea Michele have breakfast at The Griddle Cafe – May 21, 2013