Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't

By EW Staff
Updated December 07, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Not Fallin’ Apart
It’s great to see Alicia Keys delivering top-notch songwriting rather than just relying on her stunning looks.
Jeff Littleton

Your cover line for ”The Agony & Ecstasy of Alicia Keys” says that she ”hit rock bottom.” But she’s young and beautiful and healthy and rich and famous. So I’m guessing that rock bottom for her is probably better than my very best day ever — times two.
Barry Wheeler
Clover, S.C.

When Alicia Keys returned from her Egyptian vacation, was she actually worried about how many breaks she’d get between interviews? With all of the resources she has, I’d rather have read about her setting up a foundation in memory of the family member she lost to cancer.
R.M. Sheridan
Keyport, N.J.

Boy Loves ‘Girl’
Spotted: Me n luv w/the EW spot on S & B of The CW’s GG. OMG: The Gossip Girl feature (”Psst…Did You Hear?”) was exactly what we 2.6 million viewers wanted.
John Quertermous
Murray, Ky.

The 50 Greatest TV Icons: Who’d We Miss?
Calista Flockhart but no James Arness?
Jim Wineburner

Jay Leno…
Karen Padecky
Melrose Park, Ill.

Drew Carey…
Michael Siebenaler
New Bremen, Ohio

Rod Serling…
Travis D. Claxton
Jacksonville, Fla.

Tyne Daly…
Diane Hall
Mesquite, Tex.

Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca…
Rick May
Kirkland, W. Va.

Stephen Colbert…
Christine Guarneri
Bryan, Tex.

Edward R. Murrow, Jack Benny, Fred Flintstone…
Kevin Lally

Katie Couric…
Hilario De Santo
Pompano Beach, Fla.

Cruising for a Bruising
Poor Tom Cruise. In the eyes of some critics, he can do no right (News & Notes). But the trailer for Valkyrie looked exciting, and I can’t wait to see the film. Why does everyone seem to delight in reporting on his so-called failures? For years, he has entertained and thrilled us — and made us want to go to the movies. For that reason alone, give the guy a fighting chance.
Michelle Visel

Literary Lion’s Share
Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby) helped originate the modern suspense movement. Upon his death, he’s relegated to the corner of a News & Notes page. But Norman Mailer gets a three-page appreciation (Books). Inconsistent much? Or do you fear two lengthy tributes to literary giants might turn off those with short attention spans?
Misty Ray
Huntington, W. Va.