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PopAddict: MTV star found dead in vehicle

Written by Anthony Pope


Hello World—Anthony here wrapping up all the things that had us talking this past week in pop culture.


I always thought of “Glee” as one of those shows where the cast was just too perfect to have normal people problems. What else would you expect from a show where high schoolers break into song at any given moment?


Well that fairytale came crashing down when one of the show’s stars checked himself into rehab for a substance abuse problem earlier this week.


“Glee” star, Cory Monteith, checked into a rehab facility to seek help for alcohol and cocaine abuse.


In a statement, his representative asked that the public give the star some privacy as he weans himself off of the stuff that makes Lindsay Lohan perk up.


Side eye.


In other Glee news, it was revealed that Heather Morris is 2 months pregnant.


According to US Weekly, the star is pregnant with her first child with longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell, whom she met in high school


Coke? Alcohol? Pregnancy? Glee is beginning to look more like a regular high school in America. Who knew these cookie cutter “teenagers” were getting down like that.


In other sad TV news, 21-year-old, Shain Gandee, one of the stars of the MTV reality show “Buckwild,” was found dead in his vehicle along with two others Monday morning.


Thought of as the comedic relief of the show that centered on a group of young people in West Virginia doing random dangerous things, Gandee’s death came as a shock to everyone.


MTV immediately released a statement regarding the death.


“We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident.”


Since the shenanigans performed on the show were often alcohol related, many were quick to suggest that foul play might be involved. A coroner’s initial report determined that the reality star died of carbon monoxide poisoning.


MTV has also announced that production on the second season of “Buckwild” has been temporarily terminated.


In much happier news, it was announced that Jimmy Fallon will officially take over “The Tonight Show” when Jay Leno steps down in 2014.


In one the industry’s worst kept secrets, there seems to be no ill will between the new and former host with Jay releasing a statement congratulating Fallon on his new show.


“Congratulations Jimmy. I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”


Whether or not Fallon will be able to carry the show is up for debate. Let’s just hope his boyish good looks and charm will resonate with the “The Tonight Show” crowd, especially since the show is moving from Los Angeles to New York.


As always, tune into Pop Addict next week to catch up with the latest pop culture news.

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