Lea Michele named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2010

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I'm not sure how I feel about this, but good for her!

Right up there with Lady Gaga, Conan O'Brien and Oprah

http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/04/29/glee-star-lea-michele-named-most-influential/

Updated On: 4/29/10 at 04:02 PM
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Um... wow...huh?

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If she really is on this list, she better be number 100.
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What?!

She should learn to be nicer to her crew first.
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I'm down with her inclusion, but there are other really out there choices. I mean, Ashton Kutcher?

Whether you like her or Glee a lot or not at all, you really can't argue that the show is a massive success, and she is the main character and the face of it. The list is about who is making an impact NOW, and she is.
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She should learn to be nicer to her crew first.

Care to elaborate? Lea Michele named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2010
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Making an impact on WHAT?!

She was cast on a hit TV show. BFD. How is that influential?

What about every other actor on that show?
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She got a slushie thrown on her several times. If that doesn't make you an influential person, I don't know what does.
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What about every other actor on that show?

If we're choosing from Glee, I'd say Jane Lynch is much more influential than Lea Michele.

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All my time spent voting and voting and voting for Betty White was for NOTHING. Lea Michele named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2010
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Big whoop. I was Time's person of the year a few years ago.
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If we're choosing from Glee, I think Ryan Murphy should be the influential one. He created it, serves as the executive producer, writer, director, and executive music producer.
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GLEEA MICHELPHABA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!GLEE FOREVS!!!!!
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What a Hoot!! Somebody Gag me!!!
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It's annoying to me that someone like Gaby Sidibe, who is a real inspiration to big women everywhere and who constantly talks about how important it is to love yourself and to be happy with who you are, was ignored...to make room for Lea Michele.
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Calvin, you never fail to make me laugh.

And, wow, people, a breakout star on one of this season's biggest hits is influential, whether you personally like her or not.
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I don't see that as "influential." And I love Lea Michele. I think she's extremely talented and one of the best things about GLEE. I just don't understand how other people who were overlooked for her.
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LOL Calvin, that issue where everybody was selected, right?

I like the show but I am surprised she was picked. I guess they thought they had to pick somebody from the show. I guess they just prognosticate that she has a higher ceiling than the rest of the cast but I would have selected either Jane Lynch or Ryan Murphy.

Also surprised by Sidibe and Mo'Nique getting ignored yet Ashton Kutcher gets selected because he has a lot of followers on Twitter.
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Congrats to Lea Michele. I do have to admit thought, my favorite part of this article:

"Meanwhile, Time also included Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in its special issue, naming the Hills stars two of the least influential people of 2010 in the “morons” category."

What a perfect title for them!
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I do love Lea, but, as has been mentioned, I'd think Ryan Murphy or Jane Lynch might be a bit more deserving of this recognition, if they were going to choose someone from Glee :)


Also, it might just be my bias, but I would have liked to see Adam Lambert on there too :/ (no seriously though, if Lea can be on there, I don't see how Adam has been any less influential this year!)
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She's on the same list as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck (both listed as "leaders"), so you have to read a bit further to see if they were a good influence or bad.
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My good god! Sarah and Glenn listed as leaders is the biggest effin joke! Glenn keeps hiding behind the guise of being an entertainer for his "okay" on using hate speech. He is infuential to the teabaggers though. As are rush and Sarah. Sarah can't even speak. She thinks "hopey changey" is funny and it makes her sound like an idiot. Bill Maher's clever answer to that question. "fine thanks." lol

Anyway, if any one "character" from GLEE was to be chosen it should have been someone like Kurt. The whole football episode was a huge viral success and they tried to get a message out with that particular episode. Lea Michele? no.
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I guarantee that if you ask your average person (provided they do not watch Glee) who Lea Michele is, they will have no idea.

Heck, my mom watches Glee and she wouldn't know Lea Michele by name.
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She definitely does not belong on that list...
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it's all well and good saying that Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy should be on the list, but Lea Michele is the girl that all the other little girls watch on Glee, "their favouritest programme ever" and they see her singing every week etc. and she probably influences a lot of girls, especially those with a love for musical theatre/singing. I can't see an 11 year old girl wanting to be like Sue Sylvester when they're older, but i can see millions of girls aspiring to be someone like Rachel Berry, a girl with a lot of talent who works hard...? just my two cents.
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