September 6, 2013 4:38 AM EST
Glee Season 5: Lea Michele Protects Finchel, No New Love for Rachel Berry; Naya Rivera and Demi Lovato to Sizzle as Couple? [PHOTOS]
Glee Season 5 premiere is set to air on Sept. 26, a week later than originally planned. The brief production delay allowed Lea Michele and the rest of the Glee cast to mourn Cory Monteith. Spoilers indicate the show will go on hiatus after its third episode, which is a Finn Hudson & Rachel Berry special.
Lea has actively helped Glee Season 5 production to create the tribute for Finn Hudson and Finchel fans, according to reports. The FOX show does go on. But a report is saying Rachel Berry is not moving on with another love this season. Meanwhile, Naya Rivera and Demi Lovato are expected to sizzle in their New Yorker Gleek roles.
"It is true that Lea doesn't want to move fast into another relationship so quickly from the loss of Finn," Hollywoodlife.com reported, citing an unnamed source. "Rachel, for the remainder of the show, is going to be a version of Lea that she wants to show to her fans. Cory and Finn will not be forgotten," added the source.
Demi Lovato is one of the reasons Lea Michele is coping well on the set. Lea has earlier thanked Ryan Murphy for surrounding her with friends while filming Glee Season 5. Demi plays Dani, and she'll have scenes with Naya Rivera as Santana's girlfriend.
Chris Colfer has earlier revealed that American Idol alum Adam Lambert will play the role of Kurt's nemesis on Glee Season 5. It is understood Adam, too, will be based in New York. Spoilers indicate Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert would be singing together.
VIDEO: Lea Michele Honours Cory Monteith at Teen Choice Awards 2013
Weeks before Cory Monteith died tragically in July, Lea Michele was looking forward to the Teen Choice Awards 2013 (Aug. 11). On Twitter, Lea joyfully shared with Finchel fans she's looking forward to the event. Despite what happened to Cory, Lea put on a brave face and took the stage to dedicate her award (Teen Choice TV Actress, Comedy) to Cory. Here's a video clip of the event, as dissected by Hollywood Life.
The Glee Season 5 premiere and the second episode will feature the music of The Beatles. The finished scripts were slightly tweaked in light of Cory's demise. Glee 5x03 (third episode, Oct. 10) will show Lea Michele's and the Gleeks' tribute to their friend and co-star, as well as his alter ego, Finn Hudson.
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