Feedback from our readers
After reading the interview with Christian Bale (”What Is He Fighting For?”), I have to agree with him. Terminator Salvation should be judged on its merits, not on his personality. I mean, come on already, who hasn’t lost their temper in a really big and inappropriate way at one time or another? Forgive and move on, and enjoy the movie for what it is — entertainment.
New Berlin, Wis.
A Novel Idea
Stephen King assigning us a summer reading list (The Pop of King) is like George Lucas giving us his list of must-see sci-fi movies, Bruce Springsteen telling us what’s on his iPod, or Monet suggesting which paintings to see at the Louvre. Simply put — it doesn’t get any better than that.
Lisa Jo Wisdorf
Trouble in Paradise
I enjoyed your article on Jon & Kate Plus Eight (”Kids, Cameras & Controversy”) but admit that I no longer watch the show. It’s too uncomfortable for me to see Kate belittle her husband week after week, though some people seem to find it fascinating. Verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse, and I won’t watch a show where it is used for entertainment value.
I cannot say enough thank-yous for including such a F-I-N-E photo of Dane Cook in the issue (TV). I have always enjoyed his performances, but that picture will have me hooked on Cook for an even longer period of time (if that’s even possible)!
Thanks so much for that interview with Management‘s Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston (Movies). I’ve always liked Jennifer but didn’t know much about Steve, and now I’m completely in love with him. His take on what’s funny today is totally spot-on.
A False ‘Dawn’?
I’m confused. For weeks, I’ve seen Breaking Dawn in one of the top spots on the fiction best-seller list in EW (Books). I know your list is from Publishers Weekly. Yet PW hasn’t put the book in its top 10 for a while. Can you explain?
Senior editor Tina Jordan responds: Publishers Weekly, like The New York Times, has relegated Stephenie Meyer’s books to the children’s list. Because so many of our readers enjoy the Twilight series, we asked PW to slot Meyer’s books into the correct spots for us. Breaking Dawn has remained at No. 1 or No. 2 for all these months because it is outselling everything — or almost everything — out there.
Crime of Fashion
It was interesting how a few weeks back Leighton Meester was given an F for her outfit in Style Report Card, then this week her Gossip Girl character, Blair, got an A+ for her dress. Apparently Leighton needs to take some tips from Blair.
Sterling Heights, Mich.