Cory Monteith’s Mum: ‘He Was Taking Pain Medication Before Overdose’

The mother of late actor Cory Monteith has admitted the Glee star was taking pain medication for dental work weeks before his tragic overdose.
Cory’s body was discovered in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, in July 2013 with reported traces of morphine, codeine, alcohol and heroin in his system. The coroner ruled his death as an accidental overdose from “mixed drug toxicity” and suggested his intermittent bouts of drug abuse and abstinence could have lowered his tolerance to certain substances.
It’s a theory Ann McGregor, 67, firmly believes, after she revealed the star had undergone “massive” dental work between May and July 2013, two months after he checked into a month-long rehab stay in April.
Cory was subsequently prescribed strong pain medication, which Ann worries could have affected his sobriety without him realising.
“He had little teeth and they were all capped,” she shared with editors at People. “He had a lot of medication in his system, which was not good for his body coming out of rehab.
“He didn’t have enough drugs in his system to kill him, but for some reason it did because of his intolerance.”
The actor’s mother went on to add that it feels like “no time at all” has passed since she lost her son aged 31, despite marking the five year anniversary of his death last week.
She also reflected on their “very close” relationship, which she believes formed as a result of raising him by herself.
“We used to go everywhere together,” she recalled. “We had a favourite restaurant where we’d share fish and chips. Even at three years old, he would stand at the counter and pay the bill. He could talk to anyone. He just had a way about him, and all I could do was enjoy it.”
Now, Ann works with Amber Academy, a Canadian non-profit organisation that empowers youth through fine arts, in Cory’s memory.
“Cory believed in prevention, rather than trying to fix people,” she stated. “He wanted to give children opportunities to shine and feel good about themselves so they wouldn’t turn to drugs.”

Lena Dunham Snapped Kissing New Man

Actress Lena Dunham has sparked rumors of a new romance after she was photographed kissing a mystery man.
The Girls creator and star was snapped walking hand-in-hand with her date as they grabbed coffee in Los Angeles on Monday, while they walked one of Lena’s dogs.
In one shot, obtained by JustJared, the tall guy, who wore sunglasses and a cap with his T-shirt and shorts, was captured planting a kiss on the 32-year-old, who donned a blue and white shirt-dress for the outing.
Lena has yet to identify her new man, but the relationship comes six months after she announced her split from rocker Jack Antonoff.
The couple dated for five years before parting ways in January, but the stars have remained friends, and spent time together in late June.
Lena took to Instagram to post a sweet shot of the pair during the hang out session, with the actress pictured leaning against Jack’s shoulder as the fun. and Bleachers star grins into the camera.
“Best friends 4ever,” she captioned the image.
The exes had also posted some flirty messages on social media just days earlier after Lena shared an early-morning photo of herself in bed with one of her cats.
Noticing the timestamp on the shot, Jack questioned his ex-girlfriend’s schedule, and asked: “Why are you awake?”
“Cuz it’s the prime time to catch you on the gram, four eyes (sic),” Lena cheekily responded.
A month before the friendly exchange, she had revealed she was learning to embrace her solitary time again after battling feelings of loneliness in the immediate aftermath of their split.
“Even if some people like to be alone, nobody likes to be lonely,” Lena wrote in the May essay for Vogue, confessing the finality of former couple’s decision to call it quits “nearly killed me”.

Batwoman Set To Become First Gay Lead Character Of A Superhero Series

The Flash and Arrow producer Greg Berlanti is hoping to turn Batwoman into a #MeToo era superheroine by giving the comic book character a lesbian storyline.
Berlanti has teamed up with The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries to create a new Batwoman series for 2019 – and their new crime fighter will be gay, out and proud.
Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, is expected to make her debut on TV in the annual Arrow/The Flash/Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow crossover special in December, and TV bosses at The CW are keen to develop a stand-alone series.
Batwoman first appeared in DC Comics in the mid 1950s and was reintroduced in 2006, when she became the first lesbian superhero title DC character, and now Berlanti and Dries hope to make her the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero series, Deadline reports.
The actress who will play Kane and her alter ego has yet to be chosen, with casting set to begin.
She has previously been portrayed by Kyra Sedgwick in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and she was voiced by The Handmaid’s Tale star Yvonne Strahovski in 2016’s Batman: Bad Blood.

Kylie Jenner: ‘Most Men Can’t Handle This Level Of Celebrity’

Kylie Jenner has agreed that most people that date a member of reality TV’s first family are not built to handle the attention.
In a joint cover interview for U.S. GQ’s August 2018 issue, Kylie and her rapper beau Travis Scott addressed the so-called ‘Kardashian curse’ – the online theory that men who come into contact with the reality stars often end up negatively affected.
The couple, who welcomed their daughter Stormi in February following a whirlwind romance, are now enjoying parenthood, but while Travis was already famous in the music world, he has no fear that he will succumb to the so-called curse.
“Man, hell nah. Nervous for what? I’m on my own island,” the 26-year-old insisted. “I’m not into all the other s**t. I don’t get involved. I’m over here. Kylie is different.”
However, when the Kylie Cosmetics mogul is asked about the Kardashian curse theory – whether she and her sisters destroy the men in their lives – she agrees that while she and her family can handle their extreme level of celebrity, many of their spouses are just not built for it.
“They come and can’t handle it,” agreed Kylie. “Well, for all the news stories, it’s how I get over them so fast. Trav, for example, he’s like, ‘Wait…but how do you just get over this?’ He gets more angry about things. It’s not just him.”
The 20-year-old also said the struggle to deal with the fame isn’t restricted to just men – it’s anyone that’s in the Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ stars inner circle.
“It’s Jordyn (Woods, Kylie’s best friend) who I’ve seen affected. It’s everyone around us that aren’t used to it. And we’re just like, ‘Oh, that’ll go away in a day.’ I know these stories aren’t going to matter, so don’t even let them affect you, you know?” she continued. “But it’s not just men—it’s friends, it’s people who come and just don’t know how to handle it.”
“There’s a lot of people who love us, but there’s also a huge handful of people who don’t like us,” she added.

Network Denies Sacha Baron Cohen Posed As ‘disabled Veteran’ To Dupe Sarah Palin

TV network Showtime has denied Sarah Palin’s allegation that Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a disabled veteran to secure an interview for his new show.
Showtime bosses insist the Borat star, whose new show Who Is America? premiered on Sunday, did not dupe interview subjects, including Senator Bernie Sanders, by posing as a veteran for his TV series, despite claims made by the former Governor of Alaska on Facebook last week.
In his new show Cohen wears various prosthetics and accents in an attempt to embarrass targets such as Republican and Democrat politicians and the NRA.
“There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about the character of Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D., performed by Sacha Baron Cohen on the Showtime comedy series ‘Who Is America?’ Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that,” a statement issued by Showtime on Monday read.
The network pointed out Cohen’s character “did not wear military apparel of any kind” in his interviews with Sanders and Palin and even specified during the interview that he is not disabled. In the premiere episode, Cohen’s character Ruddick explains he uses a mobility scooter to “conserve” his body’s “finite energy”.
“In addition, Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the U.S. military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during the booking process or during the filming of her interview, and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair,” the statement clarified.
The former governor has challenged Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans’ charity.
Meanwhile, defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is reportedly threatening a defamation lawsuit over his appearance in a forthcoming episode, after accusing Cohen of duping him into an interview designed to “embarrass, humiliate, and mock” Israel.

Model And Reality Star Anabelle Neilson Dead At 49

British aristocrat Annabelle Neilson has died, aged 49.
The former star of reality show Ladies of London passed away on Thursday at her home in London. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Neilson starred in the first two series of Ladies of London before quitting the show in 2015.
She also worked as a model and counted Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen among her friends.
Neilson also released a series of children’s books in recent years, including Angry Me, which was inspired by her childhood battle with severe dyslexia.
She was married to banker Nat Rothschild from 1994 to 1997.

Kim Kardashian Insists Kylie Jenner Is Self-made

Kim Kardashian has defended her half-sister Kylie Jenner after Forbes magazine was slammed for describing her as a “self-made billionaire”.
Kylie, 20, starred on Forbes’ cover and landed a spot on its yearly rich list after it was estimated her Kylie Cosmetics make-up empire, famous for its Lip Kits, is worth $900 million .
The magazine dubbed her one of “the 60 richest self-made women”, but the accolade drew criticism after many claimed the mom-of-one came from too much privilege to own the title.
“I really didn’t get it, because she is ‘self-made’ – we are all ‘self-made’,” Kim said of Kylie in an interview with Refinery29. “What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn’t really make sense… I know so many people like that haven’t turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I’ve seen the complete opposite.”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star added that she is proud of her sister for “(taking) an insecurity of hers and (figuring) out how to make a really successful business off of it,” referring to Kylie’s lips, which she famously had plumped with filler before dissolving it earlier this month.
And Kim, 37, insisted that all of the Kardashian-Jenners have worked hard for their success, despite benefitting from the fame of their late father Rob Kardashian, who gained national recognition as OJ Simpson’s friend and defense attorney during the football star’s infamous 1995 murder trial.
“Me, Kylie, not one (of the siblings) has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice,” she continued. “That’s how I lived my life with my dad. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I’ve seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom (Kris Jenner).”
Forbes featured a shot of Kylie on its cover alongside the headline: “America’s Women Billionaires” and a strapline which read: “At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage.”
Fans slammed the term on Twitter, with one angry user writing: “For f**k sake, if you start the 40-yard dash on the 39-yard line, you are NOT self-made.” Another blasted: “Calling Kylie Jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it.”