Unfortunately the worst of the worst media outlets are trying to drive traffic to their websites with story after story relating to the tragic heroin and alcohol death of Glee star Cory Monteith. Now a spokesman tells Deadline that Ryan Murphy, Fox Broadcasting, and 20th Century Fox Television are pointing to one report posted less than 24 hours of Monteith’s passing in particular as false: ”An individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Sunday that the Glee camp is weighing how to carry on without Monteith’s lead character as production looms. Neither Fox nor Twentieth Century would comment for this story.” In fact, reps for Glee‘s makers at the time denied TheWrap’s claim, but the inaccurate and irresponsible website never reported it. ”We told Sharon Waxman her story was patently untrue and a craven attempt by her to capitalize on Cory’s death. We said everyone involved is just processing the news and grappling with its shock and had no conversations about its impact on the series. But she went ahead and ran the story anyway.” I know from experience how bad Waxman’s reporting is. Yet one more reason her website is known as TheCrap around Hollywood.

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