"If Kim is really looking for Mr. Right, she should try to find him away from the glare of the spotlight"
Nearing the big 3-0, I thought by now I would be married with four kids, so I was heartened to read that Kim feels the same way. My hope is that Kim and everybody else out there searching for fulfillment by age 30 will, in due time, be blessed with the love and happiness they deserve.
Let's all shed a tear for poor reality star Kim Kardashian. I really can't imagine what it's like to focus on what you don't have rather than on what you do have. Someone, please give this woman a wake-up call, so she can stop feeling sorry for herself.
Thank you for your even-handed feature on the Palins. They have spent many years together and worked out the kinks in order to have a very successful marriage.
I was beyond disappointed with your extremely brief mention of Jill Clayburgh's passing. She was one of the most gifted actresses of our time and you blew the chance to enlighten a new generation about her remarkable career and the many memorable characters she portrayed.
Demi Lovato has made an incredibly important and mature decision by seeking treatment for her eating and cutting disorders. The road to recovery will not be easy, but I hope Demi is able to get on the right path and gain peace in her life again.
Fortunately, Demi Lovato has the love and support of family, friends and millions of fans around the world who want to see her become the woman she is capable of becoming. I wish her the best in her recovery and in her future in the entertainment industry.
Michael A. Gallagher
Your article on Ashley Markham, the Florida woman who, with her husband, Byrd, is taking care of the adopted special-needs kids left orphaned by the murder of Ashley's parents, was both moving and inspiring. How wonderful, in these selfish times, to see someone really step up and take responsibility.
UPDATE | JOEY MAKES PROGRESS
Our story about Joey Hersholt, a mildly autistic teen who attended UCLA's Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills for young adults, drew an enthusiastic response. Director Liz Laugeson says PEERS received 500 inquiries from concerned parents. "People have been touched by Joey's story," she says. "They want to know how they can obtain similar services." For more information, she urges people to visit www.semel.ucla.edu/peers. Meanwhile, Joey, 17, has joined an acting class for teens with autism-spectrum disorders that helps build confidence. Says Joey: "I'm reading scripts and singing and making new friends."
In the Movies section of our 12/6 issue, we gave an incorrect name for King George VI's daughter Margaret Rose. PEOPLE regrets the error. Also, in our First Look at the movie Cars 2 in the 11/29 issue, we were provided the wrong image for the character Grem (voiced by Joe Mantegna). The correct image appears at right.