Feedback from our readers
Was it really necessary to picture Mel Gibson on your cover? He has shown his true colors (sorry, but being drunk is never a valid excuse for bad behavior), and while he might not consider himself to be anti-Semitic, his actions show that he is not only that, but a nutjob as well. I get that it might be considered ”edgy” to feature Mel on the cover and promote his new film, but what’s next? A cover with O.J. Simpson on it? Can you please leave the cover open to people who are entertaining for the right reasons?
Thank you for putting Michael Hogan on the Must List. The poignancy of his performance in season 3 of Battlestar Galactica has been amazing. In a cast that is across-the-board good, he stands out. The man deserves an Emmy.
I was elated to see David Lynch featured again (”David Lynch Wants to Get in Your Bloodstream”)…until several pages later, when Owen Gleiberman gave Inland Empire a C. To his fans, Lynch is anything but average.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Fending for Fey
I was surprised by your positive review for The New Adventures of Old Christine (Television). I gave the show a try and thought it was mediocre. But I was really taken aback by your assertion that Christine is ”currently the only female-led sitcom on the Big Four networks.” What about Tina Fey? 30 Rock is the best new show and the best female-led show since Roseanne.
Peter Rice is president of Fox Searchlight and Fox Atomic (#911, News & Notes).
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
First, it was cockapoos. This time, it’s Maggie Gyllenhaal. Meet Chicago’s Ron Barth Jr., who now wears the OFOTW crown. Again. It seems Barth had his picture taken with Gyllenhaal on the set of Stranger Than Fiction. He thought about busting a move, but notes, ”Since it was her boyfriend, Peter [Sarsgaard], taking the picture, I kept my grubby little mitts to myself.” And thus, he’s alive for a third shot at OFOTW.