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A ‘Glee’ ending no longer in the cards
“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy had planned to end the series with Finn Hudson, the character played by Cory Monteith, as a teacher in Ohio. Murphy related that ending at a memorial service this summer for Monteith, who died in July from a heroin and alcohol overdose. In his eulogy, which was published Tuesday by Entertainment Weekly, Murphy remembered Monteith as a “natural leader” and explained his vision for his show’s conclusion.”The ending of Glee is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it,” he wrote. “Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser.”
Comedian apologizes for ‘unfortunate’ tweet
Actor Steve Martin offered “a deep, sincere, and humble apology,” to those who were offended by a tweet he sent last week. On Friday, Martin held a light-hearted back-and-forth conversation with his Twitter followers on grammar. When asked “Is this how you spell lasonia?” Martin responded by saying: “It depends. Are you in an African-American neighborhood or at an Italian restaurant?” The comedian posted the apology on his Web site Monday. “I am very upset that a tweet I sent out last week has been interpreted by some to be insulting to African Americans,” it said.He added: “Comedy is treacherous. I used to try out jokes in clubs and the audience’s feedback would tell me when I had crossed a line. . . . Today, the process is faster. It’s your brain, a button, then millions of reactions. But it’s my job to know.”
Baby’s first Christmas wardrobe — and a baby on the way
North West isn’t even a year old, and she already appears to have a fabulous wardrobe. Kim Kardashian posted Instagram photos of gifts her daughter with Kanye West has received from designers, including Giuseppe Zanotti, Stella McCartney, Charlotte Olympia, Michael Coste and Hermès. Some of the items the new mom highlighted were: A pair of white fringe booties, black jeweled flats, and little pink booties.
Tennis star Roger Federer, 33, and his wife, Mirka are expecting their third child together. “Mirka and I are very happy to share the news that Myla & Charlene will be big sisters in 2014!” Federer tweeted.