BRITNEY AND KEVIN SPLIT

"Britney and Kevin divorcing? Who saw this coming? Oh, yeah, everyone"
Deirdre Staunton
North Dartmouth, Mass.

Britney probably had more people say "Way to go!" for dumping Kevin Federline than she did for any album she has released. I supported her marriage because, even though I felt he was a freeloader, he made her happy. She's better off without him now; he was just holding her back. Next year will be the year of the queen's comeback. Britney, take care of your sons, make great music, explode back onto the scene, and show us how it's really done.
James Dinh
West Springfield, Mass.

It's hard to feel bad for Britney. Everyone makes strange choices when they're young, but choosing a guy like K-Fed, who dumped his girlfriend and mother of his two kids, was just asking for grief. And their breakup was 100 percent inevitable from the start.
Robert Biller
San Francisco, Calif.

Congrats to Britney for making the best decision in her life. I commend her courage for getting rid of Kevin. She's gone through enough. As for the marriage to Kevin, I didn't think it was a good idea to begin with, but at least she got two beautiful little boys out of it! Good luck!
Molly Rowe
via e-mail

Apparently I am the only person in the U.S. rooting for Britney and Kevin to make their marriage work. I have one word for her: postpartum. Don't do anything impulsive right after childbirth. It takes a lot of time to make a marriage work and for the body to truly recover from giving birth twice in such a short time span.
Jennifer Lynn
Fort Worth, Texas

KIRSTIE ALLEY

While I applaud Kirstie Alley's weight loss, I can't help but be disappointed in what I feel is her unwillingness to admit her actual weight. She looks wonderful, but being 5'8" myself with a similar bone structure, there is no way that she weighs 145 lbs. Three years ago I weighed 280 lbs. and now weigh 159 lbs. and am smaller than she is. Kirstie has done a phenomenal job, but she does a disservice to overweight women by not reporting her actual weight.
Suzanne Campanello
El Dorado Hills, Calif.

ARTIST KAZIAH HANCOCK

Thank you for the article on Kaziah Hancock, the gracious woman who paints portraits of fallen soldiers. What a wonderful gift she is selflessly giving to those families who are grieving. My husband is currently in Iraq, and I pray I will never find myself in need of her services, but my thanks to a woman who is not afraid to show her American spirit of love and giving.
Jennifer Kelley
Gulf Breeze, Fla.

BROKEN FAITH

Readers felt strongly about our story on evangelical leader Ted Haggard; he admitted to "sexual immorality" after a male prostitute claimed Haggard and he had a sexual relationship. "I would like to applaud [former prostitute] Michael Jones for exposing Ted Haggard for exactly what he is, a hypocrite," writes Lily Marlowe of Denver, Colo. "How ironic that those who are most vocal in their opposition to equality for the [gay] community are the very ones who often have the most skeletons in their closets." Others offered Haggard tentative support. "We are called as Christians to forgive, and we will with time," writes Nicki Deem of Louisville, Ohio. "But forgetting will be the hard part."

Correction In our Nov. 20 issue, we stated that limited-edition Nixon watches were being auctioned off to benefit MusiCares MAP Fund. The watches are not being auctioned but are available at select stores from Nov. 15-Jan. 15. We regret the error.