Oops: Grammys’ In Memoriam Segment Gets Late Actor’s Name Wrong

Jan 27, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The Grammys ceremony had an embarrassing flub when it was trying to honor stars who died in the past year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the late "Glee” star Cory Monteith had his name misspelled in the segment.

Screen shots of the misspelled name — the Grammys showed it as “Montieth” — hit Twitter with critical remarks from viewers about the botched name.

“Someone’s getting fired,” tweeted Canadian journalist Mike Morrison, while another viewer wrote, “it’s 2014 & no one has spell check?”

Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on the Fox show, died last July at 31. An autopsy said the cause of death was drug use combined with alcohol.

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  1. Wow. Get over it people. I don’t think “Monteith” is in any spell check dictionaries. These things happen, like the article above which states “died last July at of 31”. Huh?

  2. Attributed to a host of celebrities: “I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.”

  3. That’s been fixed. Thanks for spotting it.

    Chuck Ross
  4. Ed, I know they fixed the article and thanked you for noticing. I wanted to thank you for making the point so elegantly. It is unfortunate that social media’s primary function seems to be pointing out the error and misjudgments of others.

  5. PS
    You can also point out my typo, it should have been “errors”

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