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Jewish Stars Mourn Cory Monteith

By Anne Cohen

“Glee” star Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday morning. He was only 31. Hollywood took to Twitter to process its grief, and stars expressed their condolences to Monteith’s girlfriend, Jewish actress and co-star Lea Michele.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who guest-starred on “Glee” as substitute teacher Holly Holliday, was equally devastated. “Cory was a sweet and talented man,” she said in a statement. “My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family.”

The producers of the hit show, whose future is now uncertain, expressed the following thoughts: We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

Lea Michele has been incommunicado since the news broke, but her reps released a statement asking that “everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”

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Adam Lambert Tops ‘Sexiest Men in Pop’ List

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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When it comes to sex appeal, it looks like Jewish pop stars have it. How else can The Shmooze account for the fact that three out of the 10 men on Billboard’s “sexiest men in pop” list are members of the tribe?

Billboard polled 600,000 readers, who let it be known that the sexiest male musician out there is — get ready for it — Adam Lambert. The guy is on fire these days, what with being the sexiest singer du jour, plus having recently made it to the number one spot on the Billboard chart when his new album “Tresspassing” sold 77,000 copies in its first week (beating out Adele, no less).

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Adam Lambert Outsells Adele

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Glamberts rejoicing because their idol has made it to the number one spot on the Billboard chart. In what After Elton is calling a historic achievement, Adam Lambert is the first openly gay artist to have made it to the top.

Lambert came close when his first album, “For Your Entertainment,” made it to the third spot. But there’s nothing quite like having the number one album in the country, which is what the former American idol runner-up has right now. Having sold 77,000 copies in its first week, “Trespassing” has surpassed albums by Adele and Carrie Underwood.

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‘Glamberts’ Will Pay $20 for Magazine Cover

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Remember Adam Lambert? You know, the eyeliner-wearing singer who didn’t win American Idol?

For many of us, Lambert’s 15 minutes of fame have passed, but not for the “Glamberts,” his die-hard fans. According to Gawker, some of them have been willing to shell out as much as $20 for the current issue of The Advocate. The gay magazine has Lambert on its November 2011 cover.

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