Emmy Awards Will Pay Tribute to Late "Glee" Star Cory Monteith; Jayma Mays Will Depart Series Following New Season
30 Jul 2013
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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by Broadway star and Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris Sept. 22, will pay tribute to late "Glee" star Cory Monteith, who died July 13 in Vancouver, according to Deadline.com.
Emmy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich said that "something that reflects an homage" to Monteith is in the works, but the extent of the tribute is to be determined.
"If Cory had passed away in March, we'd have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective," he added. "The reason we're getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago. But we are going to deal with it." An homage to Monteith separate from the annual "In Memorium" segment is under consideration.
In other "Glee" news, Jayma Mays, who plays school counselor Emma Pillsbury, confirmed to Access Hollywood that the upcoming season will be her last.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.