Second City’s Finest
Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing a story on Tina Fey and Steve Carell! I was jumping up and down at the mailbox. In your interview, they came across as charming and professional, and easily two of the funniest people in Hollywood. I can’t wait to see what antics they get up to together in Date Night.
What a wonderful tribute you gave to Corey Haim. I grew up with his posters on my walls, and it just feels so strange that he is gone, and unable to get that second (or third, or fourth) chance he so desperately wanted. I also really appreciated what Corey Feldman wrote — it made me cry.
East Meadow, N.Y.
I decided to watch the movie Lucas again after Corey Haim‘s death. That poignant portrayal of unrequited love at such a young age is what I’ll choose to remember about the actor, rather than his Hollywood cautionary tale of excess.
They’re With the Band
Based on your coverage of 1970s all-female group the Runaways, you’d barely know there were other members besides Cherie Currie and Joan Jett. Why no mention of their bandmates, especially my personal favorite, Lita Ford? Every time I play Lita’s 1988 solo hit ”Kiss Me Deadly,” I feel like dancing!
The Art of the Shill
Our ”Commercial Stars” feature put names to some of TV’s most memorable faces. Below, we give two-second bios on other pitchmen and -women who’ve piqued readers’ curiosity.
The 1-800-DENTIST patient
a.k.a. Suzi Barrett
Where else you’ve seen her: In sketches on the comedy website Turkeyneck.net and at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in L.A.
Miller High Life’s Deliveryman
a.k.a. Windell Middlebrooks
Where else you’ve seen her: On Scrubs (as Captain Duncook), The Suite Life on Deck (as Kirby), and Parks and Recreation (as Brian)
The Pine-Sol Lady
a.k.a. Diane Amos
Where else you’ve seen her: In movies such as Angels in the Outfield and as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune and The $25,000 Pyramid
USPS Priority Mail Service’s Al the Postal Worker
a.k.a. Mike Bradecich
Where else you’ve seen her: As Comcast’s irritating FiOS guy and in a variety of other TV spots (KFC, Allstate, Walmart, and more)