Cory Monteith’s friend: ‘He couldn’t stop. He tried. He just couldn’t’

Cory Monteith’s friend: “He couldn’t stop. He tried. He just couldn’t”
E! spoke with several of the “Glee” star’s friends, including one who said he was shooting up heroin and crystal meth in March. “It was very scary,” the friend says, adding that he had “major track marks.” PLUS: Monteith’s ex-girlfriend was kept in the dark about his drug use, and “Glee” casting for 2 new roles in wake of Monteith’s death.

ESPN could make a Keith Olbermann announcement on Wednesday

The former “SportsCenter” anchor is close to getting his own ESPN2 late-night show.

Watch Bryan Cranston sing during his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony

Check out photos of Cranston and his star from today’s ceremony. PLUS: Watch Aaron Paul’s speech, and Jane Kaczmarek’s emotional tribute. Also, check out new “Breaking Bad” cast pics, and even more pics + episode titles.

“Big Bang Theory” getting an “Artist Series”
The CBS comedy will debut as a work of art at Comic-Con.

Watch the new “X Factor” panel in action
Here’s your first glimpse of Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland.

Will Netflix become an Emmy game-changer on Thursday?

There’s a lot of buzz that “House of Cards” and/or “Arrested Development” will score when nominations are announced Thursday.

“Big Brother” this season: “A lab experiment in overt racism”
This year, says Jon Caramanica, CBS has turned the show “into a rare opportunity to watch white privilege and unconscious racism in the field. It may be occurring in a sealed-off space, but it”s feasting on the oxygen of national network television.”

Why isn’t the Jewish community outraged by “Princesses: Long Island”?
The Anti-Defamation League couldn’t care less about the Bravo reality show, which may be because it’s ethnic stereotyping is over the top in hits outlandishness.

Expect to see Jenny McCarthy wearing glasses on “The View”
Apparently McCarthy turns into “Librarian Jenny” every time she’s guest co-hosted in the past. PLUS: Dear ABC: McCarthy on “The View” will kill children.

“Game of Thrones” becomes a periodic table
Showing the dead and living characters.

“The Walking Dead” composer talks about working on “Agents of SHIELD”
“At first glance, I was nervous that ‘Marvel”s Agents of SHIELD’ would be difficult to approach,” says Bear McCreary. “… It ties together a cinematic universe that spans years of characters, storylines and scores by talented composers. The instant I saw the pilot, I connected immediately with the characters.” PLUS: New “SHIELD” footage released.

Mary-Louise Parker quitting acting?
“I’m not really that into it anymore,” the former “Weeds” star says. “I don’t know how many more movies I wanna do. I wouldn’t mind doing a TV show again, I’d like to do a couple more plays, but I’m almost done acting, I think.”

CBS sued again over “Hawaii Five-0”
An L.A. judge has brought back CBS in the fold of a lawsuit filed by the talent manager for the creator of the iconic series.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is back on track

Wayne Brady says of the CW version, premiering tonight: “When we were shooting, we were joking around saying it felt like everyone stepped out for lunch and came right back.”

“Pretty Little Liars” spinoff “Ravenswood” experiences a cast shakeup
Model Elizabeth Whitson is out, and her role will be taken over by Merritt Patterson, who was set to play Whitson’s character’s best friend.

In defense of Aaron Sorkin’s self-righteousness

“Smugness has a way of covering up the reality on the ground,” notes Stephen Marche. “That’s the flaw of a show like ‘The Newsroom,’ but it’s also its major advantage.”

“SNL” alum Jack Handey of “Deep Thoughts” fame publishes his first novel

Handey has become the envy of every comedy writer in America.

Kris Jenner’s talk show has a solid debut

New syndicated talk show “The Real” also did well in its limited premiere. PLUS: “Kris” was awful.

“Homeland” casts 2

New additions include “Weeds” alum Martin Donovan and Shaun Toub.

Watch “30 Rock’s” Grizz carry a man like a baby
Comedian Mark Malkoff gave the 7-foot-tall Grizz Chapman a challenge.

Will “Veronica Mars” bring back Sheriff Lamb?

He was killed off in Season 3, but Rob Thomas hinted that a “Sheriff Lamb” will be part of the movie.

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to honor Jon Stewart

“The Daily Show” host will be presented with the 2013 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Civilian Service Award.

“Major Crimes” cast creates an anti-bullying PSA
In support of gay and lesbian youth.

Check out a map of “Seinfeld”

Dan Zinman has put together “Maps About Nothing.”

Stephen Amell returning to “Arrow” very ripped

“June 13th & July 15th. No filter,” the actor wrote in captions showcasing his transformation.

“Covert Affairs” returns

What can we expect of Annie and Auggie in Season 4? PLUS: Hill Harper on being the new CIA boss, and about those bombshells.

Here’s a look at the “Treme” cookbook
With a forward from Anthony Bourdain.

Poppy Montgomery “thought it was a joke” when “Unforgettable” was uncanceled

She tells Letterman: “I didn’t believe them.”

Why “Arrested Development” shouldn’t get another season
Season 4 was bad enough.

Adam Levine gets engaged
“The Voice” star is going to marry his latest model girlfriend.

“Top Chef’s” Gail Simmons is pregnant
The celebrity chef is expecting her first child.