By EW Staff
Updated November 04, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Casting Stone

Good job on the story on Sharon Stone ( 244, Oct. 14). You guys continually amaze me. Keep up the good work.
Tony Guzzetta
Oswego, N.Y.


Glenn Danzig troubles me with his insults, his distortion of the truth, and his sick messages to young kids in songs such as ”Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?” To hear Danzig tell it, America was founded on satanism. He refers to Thomas Jefferson and says the 13 stars on the early American flag symbolized 13 witches in a coven. Danzig should not and will not be excused from the essential vileness of his teaching just because young, impressionable kids spend money for his records. Anyone, even Danzig, should be able to see the ultimate risk posed to the world by satanic obsession. What a sicko.
Nathan Moore
Austin, Tex.

Star Search

In response to the comment by a studio executive on the risk in making Cutthroat Island with Geena Davis and Matthew Modine as its stars, there are as many people who choose their movies based on story as there are who choose because Julia Roberts’ name is on the billboard. It’s insulting to all of the creative people involved in filmmaking to consistently assume that a movie must have a Sharon Stone or a Sylvester Stallone in order to make money. All of these name-brand stars have flops to their credit. Just for the record, to all you marketing execs out there, you lose as many audience members by your choice of stars as you gain. Get a grip, would you?
Dana Thomas
Glendale, Calif.

Tall Tales

Albert Brooks 6’2”? I think not. Possibly 5’9”. In The Scout, Brendan Fraser towers over him.
Teresa Harson
South Houston, Tex.

Editor’s Note: Brooks, his publicist assures us, is indeed 6’2”.

Powter Power

Susan Powter is a straightforward and candid lady. I admire her for challenging the diet/fitness industry to provide a system that works. How many of these talk-show hosts can say they positively empower people? Powter can.
Carolyn Day
Palm Harbor, Fla.

Corrections: Contrary to our reports, The Scout was directed by Michael Ritchie, not Albert Brooks (the film’s coscreenwriter and costar), and Monkey Trouble was directed by Franco Amurri, not Ridley Scott.