Readers respond to "Scream 2," "Tomorrow Never Dies," and "Everybody Loves Raymond."


Leave it to EW to bring us the most beautiful magazine cover ever (#407, Nov. 28)! Each of those women could make a monk’s blood boil. And the always super-gorgeous Sarah Michelle Gellar could soon find herself the hottest thing in horror since… well, Neve Campbell! ANGELO DANIA Cincinnati Thank you for the cover story on Scream 2. It made my day to look in the mailbox and see those four beautiful women on the cover! The article was fantastic! Being a total Scream buff, I really appreciated the update on the film. All of the secrecy makes me even more anxious to see it! No doubt about it, you know where to find me on Dec. 12…waiting in line! NICK CONDON Ames, Iowa


The best thing about the movies is that everyone can go, but reserved seating makes going to the movies more difficult. Let’s say I decided to go see a movie that starts in an hour. I will now have to take into consideration that once I get to the theater all the good seats are reserved. What an ordeal! These all sound like problems I like to escape by going to the movies! DAVID SILVERBERG New York City


While reading your article about this holiday’s ”tie-in” king, Tomorrow Never Dies, I couldn’t help but think how much Pierce Brosnan reminds me of a political figure looking for support in the polls. We haven’t heard a peep from the snotty spy since GoldenEye and now, when he needs some support, he’s everyone’s best friend. I don’t think Roger Moore would have sold out to brand names to make his flick fly, and I’ve never seen Sean Connery plug a Heineken or lend his likeness to a lipstick. AARON GRABLE San Diego


Thank you so much for the very kind words about our show, Everybody Loves Raymond. It was as if my own mother had written the piece (if she felt differently about me). The other reason I’m writing is to try to let everyone know that we don’t make the show alone, although Ray would love that. Kathy Stumpe, Cindy Chupack, Ellen Sandler, Jeremy Stevens, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Tucker Cawley, and Tom Caltabiano are dear friends and, more important to anyone who watches, great writers. If you have any room on your Mail page, I sure would appreciate it if you could print their names. And so would their mothers. PHIL ROSENTHAL Creator-Executive Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond Burbank


Will Smith says he’d like his son to have a rap record with no profanity. But with the use of ”s — -ty,” ”s — -,” and ”f — -” in your article, he renders his wish obsolete. Perhaps he should realize that his language in real life makes more of an impact on our children than his language on a record album. JARED WILSON Nashville

CORRECTION: We erroneously ran a photo of the wrong Ted Mann (Multimedia). While the Ted Mann on the right is indeed a motion-picture producer, the Ted Mann on the left is the TV producer and writer who posted his unsold movie script for Al the Bigot on the Web.