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From the return of the girl on fire to a possible new pair of BFFs, Celebuzz is rounding up the weekend’s hottest headlines.

Just married…

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson tied the knot with his longtime love Justin Mikita on Saturday in Manhattan. The handsome couple was joined by their nearest and dearest, including Zachary Quinto, Rebecca Romijn and Julie Bowen.

There will be a “long hiatus” on “Glee” season 5

Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed this weekend that the upcoming season will have a tribute episode to the late Cory Monteith and his character Finn, followed by a hiatus. Monteith tragically died from an overdose involving heroin and alcohol in Vancouver, Canada on July 13.

Miley’s got a new BFF…

There really is nothing better than a new friendship in Hollywood. After a week of promo work in London, Miley Cyrus experienced the awesomeness that is the London nightlife with one Nicole Scherzinger. Is it too early to request a collaboration between the two singers?

Katniss, Peeta and Gale are back

The longest wait for anything ever finally came to an end on Saturday when Lionsgate unveiled the official trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at a Comic-Con panel. That’s all we have to say about that, since the trailer deserves all the attention.

Happy Comic-Con

Speaking of Comic-Con, some of the most famous and beautiful faces of Hollywood were in San Diego for four days (OK some were only there for a few hours), inspiring this ginormous gallery of star sightings. Two words: Kit Harington.

[Lead photo courtesy of Lionsgate].

Dearest Gleeks: here is the first promo for the upcoming fifth season of FOX’s Glee.

The 22-second preview, unveiled Friday, comes just over a month after the tragic passing of Cory Monteith.

“Once again with feeling . . . once again with drama . . . once again with passion . . . are you ready to go . . . once again?” the clip asks in Glee font, along with footage from last season.

As FOX previously announced, the new season’s third episode, airing Oct. 10, will pay tribute to Monteith and his beloved character Finn.

Show co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed more details about the episode this week.

“Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died,” Murphy told Deadline. “The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'”

He continued: “We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around. We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.”

Glee season 5 premieres on FOX on Sept. 26.

Brave soul Lea Michele was spotted in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday as the Glee star met up with some friends for actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler‘s baby shower at the Thompson Beverly Hills hotel.

Michele, 26, looked pretty in a white lace dress, nude pumps and a pair of shades as she made her way from her vehicle to Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room inside the hotel, where the soiree was thrown.

The sighting comes just one day after the actress reported for work on the FOX series – some three weeks after the tragic death of boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith.

“First day of glee today..And at my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for Season Five! I’ve missed her so much,” Michele wrote.

Earlier in the week, the grieving star posted a message of thanks to her 3.6 million Twitter followers, adding that “Cory will forever be in my heart.”

Season 5 of Glee will premiere on FOX on Sept. 26. The season’s third episode will address drug addiction and the “circumstances surrounding Cory’s death,” the network’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed on Thursday.

Show co-creator Ryan Murphy and the Glee family will also shoot PSAs that will run throughout the tribute episode.

Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the beloved series, was found dead at his Vancouver hotel on July 13. The 31-year-old died of a toxic mixture involving heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia Coroner’s Office confirmed three days later.

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Following the tragic passing of Cory Monteith, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that his character in Glee, Finn Hudson, is to be killed off. It has yet to be disclosed how, all that has been revealed is that Finn will be killed off in the third episode of the show’s upcoming fifth season and that the episode, in one way or another, will highlight the circumstances surrounding Cory’s death. The show will then take an extended hiatus before returning for the rest of its fifth season.

Not even the writers are aware of how exactly they will move forward without Cory, given the admission that the show will go on hiatus. But here’s a list of possible routes the show could take. Some are more likely than others, but with a show as unpredictable as Glee, anything could happen.

4. Eliminate McKinley

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Finn’s main storyline from season four saw him replace Will Schuester as tutor for the Glee club. The results were less than great, with the club originally losing Sectionals and only making it through to Regionals by default. One weird, unexplained kiss with Emma and a questionable boy band mash up later and Finn’s decided that he wants to become a teacher. We last saw him at college with Puck slip and sliding down the hallways.

But let’s be real for a second, Finn was our only reason to care for the new batch of Glee Clubbers. Will’s been redundant since mid-season one, Sue is only in for a quick one liner and then she saunters off with her mega phone, the rest of the original cast left behind are taking a back seat and an appearance by either Beiste or Emma are as rare as an Artie solo. Nothing works.

It’s not their fault. It’s not like they’re bad singers or actors. It’s the writers fault. These newbies have no character to them whatsoever. Ironically, it’s all about the incredibly thin plot with regards to the McKinley universe. Without Finn, these characters will fade into an even deeper obscurity.

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Cory Monteith arrived in our homes in 2009 in a happy burst of music, color and youth called Glee.

The news of his death in a Vancouver hotel room comes with the shock of someone dying at only age 31 (he seemed more like 22) – and also with the realization that he takes with him that music, color and youth.

Monteith was Finn Hudson, tall, handsome in a clean, square way. He looked like an old-fashioned teenage dreamboat dropped down in a school so up-to-the-minute in its heterogeneous mix he might have seemed out of place – like Ronald Reagan turning up in his brown suit to audition for the annual musical (Rent, say).

PHOTOS: Cory Monteith’s Hollywood Life

But Monteith had an open-faced quality that revealed, or betrayed, whatever emotion he was feeling (or singing) at the moment. He had an earnestness, an awkwardness, a sincerity that gave him a certain rawness – and an enduring sweetness.

The other performers on Glee tend to have the shiny, expert confidence that we want (and need) of a show that expects its characters to burst into song. Monteith never had quite that same edge: His definition was softer. He moved through the corridors of McKinley High at a slightly different lope, and that all lingers in the mind.

At least that’s how Monteith strikes me now – perhaps I’d already begun to adjust my ideas about him after he entered rehab earlier this year for substance abuse. These shadows filter into your perceptions, especially your perceptions of an actor still so early in his career – and associated with a show as bright as Glee.

Miss him already.

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Two days before he was found dead, Cory Monteith enjoyed “a quiet night with a lot of laughing” with one of his first mentors, Maureen Webb.

“He looked so good, so healthy,” Webb, the co-founder of Project Limelight Society, a Vancouver charity close to the actor’s heart, tells PEOPLE. “I hadn’t seen him look that good in a long time.”

Joined by Monteith’s manager Elena Kirschner, the trio dined at East of Main, a restaurant that supports the organization. “We ate a lot of food,” recalls Webb, noting no one drank alcohol. “We drank the rhubarb lemonade.”

Monteith initiated the dinner, telling Webb he wanted to get more involved the non-profit arts program for children that he had supported since its 2011 launch.

“I told him, ‘I remember everything we talked about when we first talked about this project. Now it’s happening.’ His face just lit up. He was in great spirits.”

Two days later, on Saturday, the 31-year-old Glee star’s body was discovered in his hotel room. No cause of death has been determined but police have ruled out foul play.

For more information or to make donation in Monteith’s memory go to Project Limelight Society.

PHOTOS: Cory & Lea: Their Love Story
RELATED: Lea Michele: This Is a ‘Devastating Time’
RELATED: A shocked Hollywood reacts to Cory Monteith’s death
EARLIER: Cory Monteith, 31, Found Dead in Hotel Room
FLASHBACK: Watch His Glee Audition Tape

Cory Monteith’s 11 Best Glee Performances

Glee is back and it is better than ever!

This time we’ve got THREE, count ’em, THREE new clips for all of y’all who are tired of all of this election mumbo jumbo and just want some peace and singing.

We wouldn’t blame you if you just went ahead and skipped CNN to replay these clips over and over again.

It’s a tough decision!

Ch-ch-check out the fantastic clip (above) plus two more… AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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