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The episode ends on a lovely note with Mercedes going to see Rachel again and conceding that she’s happy to be a prude. She doesn’t care because she knows she’s made the right decision with Sam. Rachel tells Mercedes there was actually one moment where she thought she might have a little something with Sam (oh boy, did we dodge that bullet), and Mercedes asks if she’s having any moments with any other men. Rachel says she’s closed for business. She wasn’t dating Finn when he died but they both knew they were endgame. “There’s a line between your past and your future,” and she’ll draw it when she’s ready. Maybe some time, but not right now. Just some really lovely work from Lea Michele and Amber Riley this week — I’ll take quality over quantity any day. Mercedes tells Rachel it’s great to have a girlfriend to talk to. “It really is.” It really is!

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 It really is!

Rachel was understanding and supportive

Unlike when she seeks for advice, people are usually judgmental and critical.

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epiclea:

Here is my dilemma;

Everyone wants the utmost respect for Lea in her situation, we don’t want her to ever have to relive her emotions about losing Cory (although I am sure its something she deals with on a daily basis). We don’t want her to have to act out a scene in which it puts too much of her…

But when do we see Rachel’s POV? It’s always been brushed under the rug.

To Clarify…..

I didn’t want to give much spoiler because the point was to highlight that THERE’S FINALLY A GOOD GIRL/GIRL TALK ON GLEE!!!

Rachel and Mercedes talk, just the two of them. No fight, no accusation, no intervention. Just honest girl talk. That’s new on Glee. 

Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Go to Coachella. Why Is This So Surprising? | TIME

girlmworld:

Who wouldn’t rather get paid than pay?

When it comes to attending the Coachella music festival, which begins this coming weekend in Indio, Calif., celebrities aren’t just in it for the tunes.

The New York Daily News breathlessly reported this morning that, according to an anonymous source, a variety of bold-faced names would be receiving pay-outs in exchange for showing up — for example, that Lea Michele would get $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the brand while at the festival, and that Aaron Paul would be willing to strike a deal for $15,000. (The Daily News says Michele’s getting paid to go to the festival, but it seems likelier that the deal has to do with Lacoste’s pool party.)

In responding to the report, Grantland‘s take was the one that many music fans might have had: this is one for the category of “Things That Were Inevitable, But No Less Grosser for It.” The idea of a celebrity getting paid for attending something that normal people are paying to attend — the general admission cost this year was $375 — is infuriating, especially when it’s something like a music festival, that’s meant to be down-to-earth.

But if you’re actually surprised by this revelation, you haven’t been paying attention. Celebrity appearance fees are old news. How do you think Jennifer Lopez ended up performing at a dubious birthday party in Turkmenistan?

In 2012, New York magazine included Lea Michele in their run-down of the appearance-fee world and Celebrity Talent International, an agency that helps its clients find celebs for their events, lists her in their library of potential paid guests or performers. A CTI spokesman said he couldn’t comment on anything specific about Coachella, but noted that paid celebrity appearances happen all the time at all sorts of places, and that such product placement is one of the most effective forms of advertising. And that’s just what it is: advertising.

Being paid to appear at a Coachella party if you wear the brand that sponsored the party — just like AnnaSophia Robb, pictured above, did at Coachella last year, though that could totally have been of her own volition — is really no different from an athlete wearing their sponsor’s gear at a big tournament, or Ellen DeGeneres tweeting a selfie from a Samsung phone at the Oscars.

That goes for the rest of us too. This is both the era of the personal brand, where Facebook status updates have become advertisements. If you’re cool, have lots of Twitter followers, or influence your friends, you’re worth a lot to brands. When you wear, consume, or discuss their product, you’re advertising that thing — which isn’t necessarily bad. Maybe you like it. (Probably more than Vanessa Hudgens like McDonald’s — but who knows?)

For normal folks, though, you (probably) can’t command payment in exchange. Stars really are just like us — they just make more money doing it.

TIME had to write an article to explain that? Seriously, people?! I think sometimes people pretend to be stupid just to bitch about stuff.

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