Feedback from our readers
Why should anyone be surprised that Fast & Furious did well (”The Need for Speed”)? Hollywood gave the public what it wants: a revamped model with the original parts (hot guys and gals, killer chase scenes). Congrats to Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for not giving up on this blockbuster.
I’ll spend a half hour gazing at the awesomeness that is Vin Diesel any day.
Behind the Music
I am soooo happy Diablo Cody brought some light to the missing star of American Idol (Binge Thinking). Alex Wagner-Trugman was my favorite from the beginning, and I haven’t watched since he got the boot. I’m glad he hasn’t faded from everyone’s memory!
I was very surprised (and pleased) when I read Diablo Cody’s column ”My Idol Addiction.” Her recent success spiked my curiosity and general interest in her writing skills. Cody’s descriptive take on the evolution of American Idol combined with — forgive my term — jazzy descriptions of the newest contestants makes me want to watch the show.
Thank you so much for your article on Anna Faris (”Do I Look Funny?”)! She has no shame in front of the camera, and it’s that ability to hide embarrassment that makes a top-notch comedic actor. Now, if only she could get a good script.
Queens of Comedy
Readers thought they detected some funny business when it came to our ”Funniest Actresses in Hollywood” list, which ran along with our Anna Faris story. Here are a few we left off who tickle their ribs.
How could you leave out Jennifer Coolidge? She’s one of the funniest women around! —Lea Ann Golden, Richmond, Ind.
I’m upset you left Alyson Hannigan off! She’s been inspiring uproarious laughter for more than a decade. —Beth Chiasson, Tampa
Watch her make something from nothing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 50 First Dates, Along Came Polly, and Bringing Down the House. —Brian Frank, Los Angeles
No Amy Sedaris? I don’t know what funny herb your people were smoking when they made this list, but how could they not include this hilarious actress? —Ogi Radic, Astoria, N.Y.
The Women of Reno 911!
If you’re looking for real physical comedy, I nominate any of the women of Reno 911! — in particular Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Niecy Nash. —Gregory Klemens, New York City