Her rendition of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" resonates with genuine heartbreak."Before Cory passed away, Lea was definitely the leader on set, and so was Cory," says Jane Lynch, who plays conniving cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. She's the reason we're back at work right now instead of taking a season off." In addition to the pressure of helping to keep the show together, Michele feels the pressure of knowing legions of grieving fans read into her every move: Is she already dating again?Could their relationship have been a publicity stunt all along?"She had just come from Coachella where she was missing Cory incredibly," the source says.
(In a strange twist of life imitating art, Michele's character, Rachel Berry, dated a college classmate who moonlighted as a gigolo in season four.) PHOTOS: Glee's best guest stars This is the "If You Say So" singer's first relationship since Monteith died of heroin and alcohol toxicity last July. PHOTOS: Stars gone too soon After his passing, Michele took some time to grieve and recover.Wallace voiced the character Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons" and is known for playing receptionist Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show." She was 70.Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Sharman -- who won four NBA titles as a player, one as a head coach and five in his club's front office -- died October 25 in southern California, his former teams said. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams died of natural causes on October 21. Adams, whose team started in Houston as the Houston Oilers, co-founded the American Football League, which eventually merged with the National Football League.Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were by some superficial measures an odd couple.He was the big-hearted Canadian, a relatively late bloomer, by Hollywood standards—she was the born-for-the-stage Jersey-girl striver.He was laid-back and gentle, she was focused and scrappy (she also happened to be a foot shorter than him). On , when Monteith's affable all-American Finn Hudson fell for Michele's tightly wound Rachel Berry, he suddenly seemed brighter, and she warmer and more human. Though Monteith and Michele were of course not their characters, there was enough obvious overlap that when their offscreen romance began showing up in the tabloids, the Somehow, the seeming improbability of the Monteith/Michele union only added to the sense of communal grief when the actor died in July at age 31, alone in a Vancouver hotel room, of an apparent drug overdose."A lighthouse doesn't save the ships; it doesn't go out and rescue them, it's just this pillar that helps to guide people home," says Michele three months later.The superpetite 5'3" actress is dressed in track pants and a black T-shirt, her bare feet tucked under her on a patio chair outside by the pool at her modest, airy West Hollywood home. Lately, I've been using it as a guiding metaphor." Exactly what the metaphor stands for isn't immediately clear: Is she the lighthouse? But it seems to be her way of describing what she's searching for, and perhaps what she tried to be for Monteith, before it was too late.costar Cory Monteith, the singer/actress is dipping her toes into the dating pool again, this time with a guy named Matthew Paetz, sources confirm to Us Weekly.PHOTOS: Lea and Cory's romance Michele, 27, met Paetz on the set of her music video for "On My Way," one insider tells Us.For making me smile again and bringing such a bright joy into my every day... And of course Sheila too," the 28-year-old actress wrote, referring to her beloved cat. "In the picture, Paetz gave Michele a kiss on the cheek.Paetz is the only person Michele has seriously dated after the 2013 death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, whom she met on the Fox series in 2009.