‘Glee’ summer update: Highlights from Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith

Lea and Cory have spent some time apart.

Since “Glee” is not going to be back on the air for several months, we are now going to take a bit of a difference approach with this article and focus on what some of the show’s actors are up to for their summer vacation.

Lea Michele – When it comes to the woman behind Rachel Berry, she’s been in the midst of a homecoming in New York City. She recently saw her friend (and “Glee” guest star) Ricky Martin at a showing of “Evita,” and has caught up with a number of family members and friends.

Following this visit, Lea is now in London preparing for a red carpet at the UK Glamour Awards this week. Stay tuned — we’ll have more information (including any show spoilers if Lea decides to give them up) after the event happens.

Cory Monteith – Lea’s on-screen (and reportedly off-screen) love interest has been doing plenty of traveling of his own, in particular to his hometown of Vancouver to give back to a theatre charity for disadvantaged children in the area.

In speaking about the charity event (and a $50,000 donation provided by Sir Richard Branson), Monteith had this to say:

“I love finding any excuse to come back to Vancouver, especially when I have the opportunity to work with Richard and help at-risk youth.”

As someone who went through a troublesome childhood, it’s easy to see why trying to keep children on the right path is a cause that Cory believes in.

Chris Colfer – Finally, we turn to the birthday boy. Despite turning 22 years old over the week, Chris has managed to win a Golden Globe, score an Emmy nomination, write (and star in) a movie, pen a book, and of course continue his work on the show. Have you done this much in 22 years?

Over the weekend Colfer celebrated the big occasion with a crazy celebration attended by some of his co-stars (including Darren Criss). In a post on his Twitter, he had the following to say about it:

“Thank you to everyone for their birthday wishes!!! I had a Disco-Ninja-Pirate themed party at a Roller Rink.”

Check back all summer, as we’ll have even more updates from the cast!

Photo: Fox

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