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Lea Michele is proud of Cory Monteith

 

Lea Michele is standing by her man and Glee costar Cory Monteith, who has checked into a rehab facility for substance addiction.

“I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” Michele tells People. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

Monteith, 30, has been open about his struggles with drugs, which started awhile back. The Canadian told Parade in 2011 that he was in rehab at the age of 19. [I did] anything and everything, as much as possible. . . . I had a serious problem,” he told the publication.

It is unclear what type of substances landed Monteith in treatment this time.

Daddy duty

A Hurt Locker star is in for some joy, or so we hope. Jeremy Renner is a father and trying his best to make good with the mother, sexy Canadian lingerie model Sonni Pacheco. Though the two are not together, widespread reports suggest that the actor allowed her to move into his home.

The Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters star, 42, confirmed the news and that the baby’s name is Ava. The new parents reportedly met in Vancouver when Renner was filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, in 2011. He is rumored to be costarring in the next installment of MI, due out in 2015.

Off the market

Have the hots for Mekhi Phifer? Sorry he’s married. The bride: L.A. party princess Reshelet Barnes. E! News reports the two exchanged vows Saturday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, with about 100 of their closest friends and family.

An eyewitness told the outlet: “When she made her entrance into the courtyard, Mekhi was completely overcome with emotion and you could tell she took his breath away. He had to wipe tears from his eyes for several minutes.”

This is the second marriage for the 38-year-old ex ER star, who is divorced from actress Malinda Williams.

Weighty matters

Just because Joan Rivers is able to manage her weight does that mean she should mock others who can’t? The acerbic comedienne, 79, just keeps coming at Adele. During a recent HuffPost Live interview, Rivers defended her attack: “It’s not mean. She’s a chubby lady who’s very, very rich, and she should just calm down — or lose weight!” said the E! personality who actually apologized to the British songbird, 24, after lambasting her on The Late Show with David Letterman in late February. “Adele is beautiful and successful and has what, $100 million? Let’s face reality: she’s fat!”

Oh, brother

Madonna has her share of skeletons in the closet. Seems her brother is one of them.

Anthony Ciccone, who is homeless on the streets of Traverse City, Mich., yapped to the UK’s Daily Mail. The 56-year-old let them know he has been in a bad way since losing his job at the family’s vineyard about three years ago because he was drinking on the job.

His famous sibling, 54, has tried to help her older brother by paying for rehab but he’s on a downward spiral, according to the UK paper.

“Madonna doesn’t give a s--t if I’m dead or alive," he told The Mail. “She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me. We never loved each other.”

In the clear

A federal judge says actress Angelina Jolie didn’t steal the story for her movie In the Land of Blood and Honey from a Croatian author.

City News Service reports the tentative ruling in Los Angeles will throw out the suit accusing Jolie of copyright infringement.

In 2011, author James Braddock sued Jolie and the film company that made the film, saying it was partly based on his book The Soul Shattering.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee wrote in a tentative ruling that the plots, characters and themes in the two works were not “substantially” similar, though both centered on war romances.

Jolie wrote, directed and co-produced the film. Braddock has been ordered to tell the court why his complaint should not be dismissed with prejudice.

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