The Forever Fake Couple Lie (Glee's Lea Michele and Corey Monteith)
[Blind Gossip] Ah, faux couples. A male and female actor who star together in a television series or a film or film series, and then fake a relationship outside of the project for the publicity.
Their fans and “shippers” really want to believe that the relationships are real, give them cute nicknames (e.g.”Robsten”), write fan fiction about them, and dream about them getting married and living happily ever after.
Then we come in and tell you the truth.
This blind item is going to hurt more than most for many reasons: Because this television show is still on the air. Because the show’s fans are very passionate (and a little crazy). Because they want to believe that an on-screen relationship became on off-screen relationship. Because one half of the couple supported the other half when they were going through a personal crisis. And, finally, because half of the couple isn’t here anymore.
Yes, she is sad that he is gone. But not “girlfriend” sad. She is “friend” sad.
This couple was fake. The two actors were friends and liked each other, but the boyfriend/girlfriend relationship on air was purely imaginary and did not happen off air.
Actually, they didn’t even spend a lot of time together when they weren’t working or getting together for photo ops. Her friends are very different from his friends, and her off-screen life was very different from his off-screen life.
Vacation photo ops were staged. They each brought their own friends, stayed in separate rooms and simply got together for photos.
Remember that “romantic” ski trip they took together? They would take the ski lift up together, and do a photo op on the top of the mountain. He would later show off those photos on a talk show to “prove” that they were a couple.
The truth is that after the photos were taken, he would go snowboard and party with his friends and pick up random girls at night.
Yes, he was into girls, even if his fake girlfriend was not one of them. In fact, there were a lot of girls in the past few years, although no one special. He never was much for relationships. He preferred to hang with his friends, pick up a girl for a night or two of fun, and keep things very casual.
Sometimes you would see his fake girlfriend driving “his” car. Well, he did own a car, but she wasn’t allowed to drive it. The car that she drove wasn’t his car. It was a car that the network leased so it would look like she drove his car.
And despite what she says, they were never going to move in together. They were going to fake it. She had her house, and the network leased a nearby apartment for him. They were just going to stage regular photo ops to look like they lived in the same house until they broke up. That’s it.
Yes, there was going to be a “breakup”. It was going to happen after the show was off the air. The two of them were prepared to go the distance with the fake relationship for as long as the show was in production.
Now that he is gone, she can’t admit that they weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend, or that everything was staged, or that they were never going to move in together or get married. It would make her look really fake and really bad. No, she is now stuck with that lie forever.
One last point. It’s about that very public tribute that you’ll see soon. There are many actors with a broader and more critically acclaimed body of work who deserve a public tribute much, much more. However, those actors don’t have the large and young fan base for which the networks live and die. And they don’t have a fake and famous girlfriend in the audience to tearfully clutch a necklace and pretend that she just lost the great love of her life.
Blind gossip knows this is going to get all the traffic from glee teen girls.
And of course Lea and Cory weren't a couple, if people who date in a project are publicly dating you might as well assume it is bullshit unless there is a reason to believe otherwise.
I've never cared about their relationship on- or off-screen. I'll miss Finn Hudson, not Cory Monteith. Finn is the one who sang "Just the Way You Are" to Kurt when their parents got married in "Furt."
Given the fact that this tribute will be paid to a fictitious character by other fictitious characters in the fictitious universe they inhabit, I think the public tribute is quite fitting.
As for what may happen tomorrow on the Emmys, well, I don't care who says what first, or about whom, or who gets an extra 30 seconds. As much as I loved The Sopranos, Tony never sang "Just the Way You Are" to Vito, so if the thing is a little Cory-heavy, I'll be okay with that.
But it won't bother me if it's a little JG-heavy. I have the Finn tribute to watch in October, and that's who I've lost, Finn. I never had Cory.
It's remarkable how surprising this is.
If this is true, why the 'blind item?' Why not just print their names? She can't sue if it's the truth. And he sure can't sue.
Or maybe it's not true?
These things are not new to show business. Going back to Franky Avalon and Annette Funichello and even further back. Do you really think that Justin Bebier and Selma Gomez or Juntin Timberlake or Britney Spears are or were a real couple.
They're just publicity stunts.
Because it is on Blind Gossip, I become very contrary and therefore start to believe they were definitely together despite having had major doubts before hand. Odd.
Honestly, until Monteith died I never knew they were even supposed to be a couple.
This Emmy tribute still burns my potatoes, I'm glad the BI mentioned the ridiculousness of the whole thing. I know they've since "added" a tribute to Stapleton, Gandolfini, Klugman and Hagman, but it's still sick that the original Emmy tribute was meant to be a masturbatory tribute to a dead drug addict instead of honoring the true pioneers of television. It's as if all their years of hard work and making America laugh and cry has been completely invalidated because a nobody-star from a tween show decided to do too many drugs one night and kick off.
After this blind item, I honestly feel a personal hatred towards Lea Michelle. If I ever see her on the street, I'm gonna pull an Edith Bunker on her and shove a hot pan of brownies in her face.
I can see why the actors involved might do this, but I don't understand why the network would care either way at this point. The show was in its 4th season when the Monteith/Michelle stories hit the press. By that point in time, did Glee viewership depend on whether we saw the actors as real-life lovers -- the actors had gone through the first three season as nothing more than friends, and the show did very well?
It's horrible to imagine that Cory deliberately overdosed because he was tired of all this crap.
OMG - Mickey didn't love me?
R7 Your comments are so layered with with falty arguments it's almost impossible to even begin debating with you. We're you actually on the planning committee for the Emmys? How do you know what the initial intent was with this tribute or who was included to begin with? And in what way does the Emmy producers' choice of who is in this tribute have anything to do with Lea?
I've always thought Leah was an attention seeking diva, so other than her professional talents I have no real fondness for her either. However, she can hardly be blamed for the Monteith tribute, being forced to follow through with a fake relationship, and now being forced to follow through with a fake bereavement. It's all part of the game.
That said, Cory Monteith's inclusion as part of an Emmy's tribute despite his. brief but impactful career on TV is, like any other decision in this industry, all about politics, rating, and ultimately money.
Ok, my guess. I just love the blind items.
Is is Mr Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson?
`Then we come in and tell the truth` Unwarranted self-importance.
[quote] Your comments are so layered with with falty arguments it's almost impossible to even begin debating with you. We're you actually on the planning committee for the Emmys? How do you know what the initial intent was with this tribute or who was included to begin with?
This was discussed on DL a while ago. Here's a link. It was originally all about him.
It's always about money and attracting younger viewers, those mythological creatures who PR execs assume watch awards shows like the Emmys, Oscars and Tonys to begin with.
Monteith was a drug addict and had nowhere near the credits of the major television icons who died this year. But of course their shows were on 20+ years ago and the only fucking thing that matters in the entertainment industry is attracting young viewers. It never happens, it never will happen.
It just sucks to work your whole life and nobody will even say thank you for your hard work because the whole goddamned business is youth oriented. It doesn't have to be that way, it chooses to be that way.
OK. I believe it. But what the fuck? Why? What was the purpose - especially if it wasn't bearding as this item makes clear - to present these two as being together. To stir fangurl passions? Give me a fucking break! What is this, the old studio system in all of its mendacity but with little of the quality product?
Hollywood is about control
the reason youth is promoted is because young talent is easy to control
agents know younger "talent" is dumb...dumb about money, life everything
young talent is easier for agents, producers and studios to control and fool
young talent is just happy to be there
older, wiser talent asks to see the 'second' set of account books the producers/studios keep showing the true earnings
Sonja Henie was the love of my life.
Have you heard about his bareback video? Is this him?
What exactly would be the point of creating this fake relationship?
I'm sure all the tweens would say PR R20, but Glee was nosediving long before they got together, and continued to do so after.
Anyways, Blindgossip run (or used to run) a million different Glee items per week because they realized they could bring in lots of traffic that way. They also realized you could get the Glee fandom itself to write the items, (they accept anonymous submissions).
The one above was probably written by the severe nutters who shipped Lea Michele and Dianna Agron. They used to send Cory Monteith death threats on twitter.
r20 it's just a PR stunt to keep them a topic of conversation so more people watch the show.
r21, you honestly believe they were a real couple?! I don't. And I'm not a fan of them, either.
Yes R23, because I actually followed them, (don't ask me why or how).
They were spotted out alone all the time by twitter users. They were also spotted together on the ski trip mentioned in the "blind" by someone who asked for a picture but got denied. The person then proceeded to take one covertly anyway. Yes, they used the relationship to heighten their profiles, but most Hollywood couples do that.
There is a whole bizarre subculture populated by young girls devoted to proving their relationship fake. They hated Cory Monteith with a passion before his death and more or less cheered when he died. Don't ask me what their diagnosis is. I have no idea.
The ski slope is the tip off; it's about Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson.
That is totally Cory Monteith bareback fucking some twink up the ass. You can even see the two freckles on his cheek in the brief shot of his face.
If that is Corey, what an amazingly scary thing for an actor to do!
[quote]Now that he is gone, she can’t admit that they weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend, or that everything was staged, or that they were never going to move in together or get married. It would make her look really fake and really bad. No, she is now stuck with that lie forever.
You learn to live with it. No big whoop.
R24, just because they spent time together doesn't mean they were a real couple. Lea had a real bf whom she was seen with shortly after Cory died.
Yeah, R29, that was BFF John Groff. He was the "mystery man" she went to the coast with. Hilarious stuff really.
Blindgossip= Glee fanfiction taken to a new level.
Most saddened that ''Juntin Timberlake'' at R5 did not take off as a DL meme.