Mailbag

updated 11/20/2006 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/20/2006 01:00AM

JEN AND VINCE

"I love PEOPLE and look forward to it every Friday, but enough already with Jennifer Aniston"
Anissa Stone Berger
Marlboro, N.J.

Jennifer Aniston is gorgeous in and out. Vince Vaughn is handsome and humble. Any man who would cheat on Jen is a total and utter moron. Vince is not that type of man. Let's allow these two wonderful people to nurture their love. They'll let us know when they're ready to make their move.
Julia Reijns-Muscatelli
The Netherlands

Are you kidding me? How bold and noble of Jen and Vince to defend the genuineness of their relationship against the—gasp!—churning rumor mill. But I'd rather read about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie helping the world's most vulnerable people recover from poverty and illness. What have Jen and Vince done to contribute the way Pitt and Jolie have? Nothing to deserve a cover story.
Name Withheld
via e-mail

MADONNA'S ADOPTION

I am very surprised at the criticism of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's adoption of the Malawian boy, David. She is doing something wonderful by giving him a better life, and she will be contributing to the area he is from, funding orphanages and humanitarian improvements. These groups that are maligning this adoption should be ashamed. Give Madonna a break, and let her and her husband raise their children in peace.
Susan Di Giorgio
Jensen Beach, Fla.

I'll tell you what is wrong with Madonna's adoption of David. David has a father. David's father loves him and wants to provide for him but can't because he is poor. Madonna is rich, really rich. If she wants to help David, how about providing for his father so the two of them can live together in their own country? Then if she wants to adopt an actual orphan, I'm sure she can find a way to do that.
Cindy Arn
South Portland, Maine

SARA EVANS

I have sympathy for any family going through terrible times, but the real tragedy in Sara Evans's divorce is that she and husband Craig Schelske seemed to spend more time morally policing fellow Americans than focusing on their own home. Those who are the most outspoken about others seem to be the ones doing the most damage to themselves.
Aeol Gardiner
New York, N.Y.

I'm not quite sure why Sara Evans and her husband feel the need to air their dirty laundry in public. Two-timing, excessive drinking and nervous breakdowns? Sounds like an overly clichéd country song to me.
Name Withheld
San Diego, Calif.

HERO JOANN FERRARA

As the grandmother of a healthy 7-year-old ballerina who has left her recitals with a tear-streaked face and aching jaw muscles from smiling, I applaud Joann Ferrara and her volunteers for helping disabled students achieve their dream of dancing. To Ms. Ferrara I say, bless you for going the extra mile. And to the parents, enjoy those aching jaws.
Susan March
East Lynn, W.Va.

GENDER GAP

Reader opinion was split on our story about Tye Clark, the 16-year-old transgendered female who has been living life as a boy. "I applaud Tye Clark's parents for allowing their child to embrace his identity," writes Kristy Watts of Anchorage, Alaska. "What a wonderful example this family has set by not making this a traumatic situation. I wish Tye the best, whatever road is taken." Other readers were disheartened by Clark's decision. "When will people realize that boys are boys and girls are girls?" writes Jenny Sloan of Zebulon, N.C. "I may not be a doctor, but I can tell you that issues such as Tye hating her father and not wanting to hang out with boys do not suggest confusion in sexuality but serious underlying issues all teens go through." For more information on gender identity issues, visit Clark's Web site at www.asktye.com or the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Web site at www.hbigda.org.

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