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By EW Staff
January 04, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

Feedback from our readers

Brain Matters
Will Smith is rightfully on the ”50 Smartest People in Hollywood” list (#968) because he’s been able to top his musical success with an incredible acting career.
John Perez
Simi Valley, Calif.

Only 13 of the 50 were women! At least Jodie Foster made the list. But what about Salma Hayek?
G. Salom
Frisco, Tex.

Model Behavior
You were on the mark when you said Linda Evangelista would be an America’s Next Top Model judge worth waking up for (News & Notes, #968)! She’s $10,000 of amazing!
Anjela Price
San Diego

Criminally Good
Props to Ken Tucker for his CSI piece (Television, #968). It was nearly on a par with the show itself, and he was spot-on about Liz Vassey’s character.
Patrick Shields
Studio City, Calif.

‘Compass’ Points
What a great article about The Golden Compass (”Are You There, God? It’s Me, Lyra,” #969). Similar articles have read ”Christians: Lighten up!” but you painted the church’s concerns in a fair light.
Taylor Venema
Bennington, Neb.

What’s God got to do with it? Nothing — it’s a movie! If you don’t like it, don’t see it.
Suzanne Adams
Ames, N.Y.

Seeing The Golden Compass as a family is a great way to have discussions about God and faith.
Christian Foster
Wilmington, N.C.

Forging a New Identity?
Is John Cusack breaking away from nonoffensive films with Grace Is Gone? Your Spotlight story (#969) makes me think he may be ready to go beyond Martian Child and take on meatier roles. At 41, it’s time.
Michael Reimann

Haze of Glory
Any list of 2007’s top 10 films is incomplete without The Mist (The Pop of King, #969). Most horror movies try to reassure the audience. Yet from the mounting conflicts between characters to the wrenching ending, Mist truly horrifies. In a year full of political dramas, it takes a film about giant bugs to depict what America has become.
David M. Hurwitz
San Diego

In #968’s TV chart, all shows listed under Columbia TriStar, including Jeopardy!, should have been credited to CBS Television Distribution.