Lea Michele made her first public appearance following the death of her co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, The Associated Press reports.
Monteith, who co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards in 2010, was found dead July 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. An autopsy revealed the 31-year-old actor died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
He and Michele played an on-again, off-again couple in the popular Fox series "Glee" and dated off-screen for about a year.
Michele won Choice TV Actress in a comedy for her role on "Glee" and took the stage to tearfully address the audience while wearing a necklace that said "Cory."
"I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past few weeks," she said.
She dedicated the award to Monteith saying, "For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we're gonna get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world."
She went on to say that "We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart so whether you know him personally or just as (his 'Glee' character) Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts."
"Glee" also won Choice TV Comedy and cast member Amber Reilly said, "Although we lost someone that we really love and that you guys love, too, we are very fortunate to come back to a show where we feel the love of family, and Cory was like a brother to us."
Surprise -- George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are parents to a baby girl, People reports.
The newlyweds welcomed daughter Everest Hobson Lucas via gestational surrogate on Friday, the Huffington Post confirms.
The baby girl is the first child for Lucas, 69, and Hobson, 44. The "Star Wars" filmmaker is already father to three children through adoption: Amanda, 32, Katie, 25, and Jett, 20.
He and Hobson, who serves as president of Ariel Investments, chairman of Dreamworks Animation and as a financial contributor for CBS, were married June 22 at Skywalker Ranch in California.
Katy Perry is returning to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, the AP reports.
Perry will sing her new song, "Roar," live for the first time. She hasn't performed at the VMAs since 2009.
The VMAs will air live from Brooklyn on Aug. 25. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations with six apiece and Bruno Mars is next at four.
"Roar," released Monday, is the first single from Perry's new album, "PRISM," due out Oct. 22. Perry is a four-time VMA winner, including top honor video of the year for "Firework."
Others announced for the show include Lady Gaga and Kanye West, who will be performing for a record-tying seventh time.
Darius Rucker has hit the top of the charts both as frontman for Hootie and the Blowfish and as a country artist. And now, he has a street named after him, the AP reports.
The street leading to the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina where Hootie and the Blowfish played in the 1990s shortly after it opened was renamed Darius Rucker Boulevard on Monday.
Rucker grew up in the Charleston area and was on hand for the ceremony along with North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.
Rucker says he may return to the coliseum this fall to play a country set. But first he plays with Hootie and the Blowfish next week at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel Island.
The AMC megahit "Breaking Bad" returned Sunday night with the first of its eight final episodes, and it looks like fans just couldn't get enough of the Walt versus Hank showdown. The "Breaking Bad" premiere snatched series-high ratings with 5.9 million viewers, an unbelievable 102 percent increase from last summer's season-five premiere, E! News reports.
Bryan Cranston and Co. also lead the drama into a social media frenzy. "Breaking Bad's" jaw-dropping premiere generated nearly 760,000 tweets with 11,799 tweet-per-minute.
"For Breaking Bad to continue to deliver record-setting ratings in its fifth and final season is remarkable," AMC's president and general manager, Charlie Collier said in a statement. "Our new series, 'Low Winter Sun,' is off to a strong start, and we have successfully launched another after-show in 'Talking Bad,' which will super-serve 'Breaking Bad' fans all the way through these final episodes."
From 9 to 10 p.m., "Breaking Bad" snagged AMC network a 4.2 rating and 3.6 million viewers among the coveted 18-49 demographic. These impressive numbers are second only to AMC's other fan-favorite series "The Walking Dead" across all cable networks.
The final seven episodes of "Breaking Bad" will air Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.
A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire, People reports.
Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she was subjected to sexual harassment and racist attitudes during the five years she worked at their restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.
But U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Monday that Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue them for race discrimination.
The ruling leaves intact Jackson's sexual harassment claims.
The Food Network and other business partners dropped Deen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past during questioning by Jackson's lawyers.
"We are pleased with the court's ruling today that Lisa Jackson's claims of race discrimination have been dismissed," Deen's rep tells People in a statement. "As Ms. Deen has stated before, she is confident that those who truly know how she lives her life know that she believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness for everyone."