Letters from our readers
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Shame on you, EW, for your schlocky article (”Dodging Bullets”) about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Who cares if they might be a couple? This sort of delving into the personal lives of celebrities belongs in the National Enquirer, not in a respectable entertainment magazine. Part of the reason that paparazzi get paid $300,000 for a photo of the ”It” people is that magazines feed into the public’s imagined desire to see those photos. I have no interest in knowing the details of celebrities’ personal lives. I just want to see their movies and watch them on television.
In your sidebar ”Love stories” you listed mostly negative examples. How about Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not? The heat you sensed from those two scorched the screen!
DONALD W. SHINNERS
An Ideal Husband
Thanks for the write-up and full-page photo of my favorite actor, Steven Culp (”The Opposite of Rex”). Since the producers of Desperate Housewives decided to kill off Rex Van De Kamp, I will no longer be a viewer of the show. Rex was the only husband that I cared about. Culp is a talented actor. I enjoy and love all of his work and cannot wait to see what he does next.
MARTHA LEE JONES
I’ve admired Kathleen Turner and her sultry voice ever since I saw her as Nola on The Doctors (”Bawdy Heat”). I applaud her latest success on Broadway and her battle against rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a fight I can relate to, and I wish her the best of health and happiness.
Thank you for the feature article about the fabulous Lisa Kudrow (”Lisa Kudrow’s New Reality”). She is a hilarious actress with much skill and talent. I hope her career expands far beyond her famous Friends character, and that she becomes a respected actress in Hollywood, in both television and film.
Joan of Arcadia was one of my favorite shows, before CBS made the mistake of canceling it. To add insult to injury, you printed a picture of Joan, with a large red ”loser” arrow pointing at her (”TV Winners & Losers,” News & Notes). I loved Joan of Arcadia because the young women in the show look like real girls and remind me of my friends and myself when I was in high school. Now CBS is replacing it with what sounds like its antithesis. If the network thinks I’ll be going out of my way to watch Jennifer Love Hewitt on a Friday night, it needs to think again.
KATHRYN I. WINKLER
Thank goodness someone pointed out how god-awful the new theme song for The L Word is (News & Notes)! The fact that the members of BETTY seemed to pop up in a number of this season’s mediocre episodes smacked of some sort of malfunctioning product- placement deal.