Mail from our readers
ACE OF SPADE
Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. David Spade graces the cover of my favorite magazine. Thank you, EW, for your delicious cover and equally tasty accompanying article.
As I opened my new EW, I eagerly anticipated who you think should take Seinfeld’s spot. I was majorly bummed out that there was no notion of the possibility that NewsRadio could fill the void. Instead you gave more clout to a NewsRadio wannabe, Just Shoot Me! Come on! NewsRadio is funny, genuine comedy with an excellent cast. The only drawback is that it can’t get the ratings on the Seventh Circle of Hell called Wednesday night.
Two Rivers, Wis.
That David Spade is a pretty funny guy and all, but could someone please give him 10 bucks for a haircut?
STEVEN J. KEITH
South Charleston, W.Va.
VANILLI ON ICE
It is obviously a shame when any young talent dies, whether due to drugs or other poor lifestyle choices. It is no less a shame when the victim was once ”a Milli Vanilli.” All these years later, I continue to enjoy the show Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan put on for the world. The degree to which America penalized Pilatus and Morvan was a tragedy. With the VH1 special a hit, and a biopic on the way, the greater tragedy is that Pilatus will not be around to enjoy the forgiveness and acceptance he craved.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
The producers of the Milli Vanilli film project, Kim Marlowe and Gay Rosenthal, are in discussions with me to produce the project with them. But they have not yet finalized any agreement.
MIMI POLK GITLIN
Beverly Hills, Calif.
WYNETTE? WHY NOT?
I appreciated your tribute to country legend Tammy Wynette, but I take exception to your writer finding only three of her CDs notable. On top of that, the use of the word dross to describe some of her songs is an insult to her memory. If someone like Wynette doesn’t have enough substantial material to fill a three-CD set, I don’t know who does. Her music has influenced generations of singers and songwriters.
New York City
BIG BEASTIE BOY
I was surprised to read EW repeating the old myth about Godzilla defeating King Kong in the Japanese domestic version of King Kong vs. Godzilla. I read that old story as a child, and it took me more than 20 years to track down the original Japanese version, and Godzilla does indeed lose to King Kong in both foreign and domestic prints. So, how about retiring that myth once and for all?
After reading ”The Lizard King,” I thought I had detected an error: Godzilla is not ”King of the Monsters,” but rather ”King of All Monsters.” Then I thought I was confusing Godzilla with Howard Stern. Look at the similarities.
Godzilla: Tall, acts jerkily.
Stern: Tall, acts like a jerk.
Godzilla: Breathes flames.
Stern: Broadcasts flames.
Godzilla: Hates Tokyo.
Stern: Hates everything.
Godzilla: Home is cave on Monster Island.
Stern: Home is cave on Long Island.
Separated at birth? You decide.
Regarding your article about Godzilla movies, you forgot the best of them all: Bambi Meets Godzilla! How could you overlook such a classic?
Culver City, Calif.
Resolved Mystery: This week (#427, April 17), fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 gave our Godzilla guide (”The Lizard King”) writer 30 lashes with a wet Crow T. Robot for not realizing the show had lampooned the green giant. ”Chris Nashawaty, hang your head in shame! Godzilla vs. Megalon was MSTed way back in season 2,” wrote Syd M Johnson of West Hurley, N.Y. Brian Camp, of Bronx, N.Y., was distressed that we didn’t discuss Toho’s recent Godzilla movies (which we felt were too mediocre to be included in our best and worst rankings). Meanwhile, it’s ER that’s distressing Brad Wadington of Chicago. ”Is it me, or has ER compiled its own Spice Girls? Scary Spice: Alex Kingston. Baby Spice: Maria Bello. Posh Spice: Julianna Margulies. Sporty Spice: Jorjan Fox. Ginger Spice: Laura Innes. Just a thought for the day.” Well, thanks for sharing.