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Glee's Cory Monteith heads to rehab

Plus: Johnny Depp to do live online Q&A; Ant and Dec bag surprise No 1 in charts; Tina Fey-Steve Carell comedy delayed.

Cory Monteith, 30, previously received treatment for substance addiction when he was 19. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / AFP
Cory Monteith, 30, previously received treatment for substance addiction when he was 19. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / AFP

The Glee star Cory Monteith is heading to rehab, according to People magazine. Monteith's representative said the actor has "voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction". This is not the 30-year-old actor's first time in rehab. He got treatment when he was 19 and has spoken about his addiction struggles, saying he had a serious problem and took just "anything and everything". He said in 2011 that he was "lucky to be alive". Monteith is dating his Glee co-star, Lea Michele, who told People that she supports Monteith's decision to go to rehab. - AP

Johnny Depp to do live online Q&A for Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp will answer fans' questions about his new film The Lone Ranger in a live online session. He and his co-star Armie Hammer will discuss the anticipated adventure film on April 17 after showing 20 minutes of exclusive footage to about 400 fans at a Las Vegas theatre. The film's director, Gore Verbinski, and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, will also participate in the session, which is to stream live on Yahoo Movies and Livestream. Fans can submit questions through Twitter. The Lone Ranger is scheduled to be released in July. - AP

Ant and Dec bag surprise number one in charts

The Newcastle comedy duo Ant and Dec scored a surprise number one single in the UK charts this week with a reissue of a 19-year-old hit, while Justin Timberlake clung to the top of the album chart. Originally released under the moniker PJ and Duncan, Ant and Dec's Let's Get Ready to Rhumble went straight to number one after the pair roped in other pop stars to perform the song on their Saturday Night Takeaway TV show last week. The song, which reached the top 10 in 1994, is the first number one for the pair, who are both age 37. In the album chart, Depeche Mode's Delta Machine failed to dislodge Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience from the top of the pile; that album is now in its second week at number one. David Bowie's The Next Day slipped one place to number three, while The Strokes entered the album chart at 10th place with Comedown Machine. - Reuters

Tina Fey-Steve Carell comedy delayed

After their hit 2010 comedy Date Night, Tina Fey and Steve Carell announced they were working on a follow-up project. The film, Mail Order Groom, has been in development for three years but has been delayed again for another year. The Hollywood news website Deadine.com reported that shooting has been postponed due to Fey's and Carell's busy schedules. Fey is filming The Muppets sequel for Disney and will next star in Warner Bros' This Is Where I Leave You, an adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel. Carell will next headline Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the adaptation of Judith Viorst's children's book. - The National staff

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