It is about time Leo gets the credit and attention he so obviously deserves. Nothing against those teeny-bopper mags, but Leo needs to be recognized for more than his good looks. His pure, brilliant talent is unparalleled. And it sure is refreshing to see him having fun like the rest of us twentysomethings—not accumulating jail time or ODing like certain other celebrities.
GINA PEDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
With Titanic's enormous success and Leonardo DiCaprio's rise to stardom, it's safe to say that Brad Pitt's days are numbered.
SARAH KUKIN, Englewood, N.J.
There's more than just pubescent girls who have their eyes on Leonardo. I am a married mother of three, and I think he is the one of the most talented actors there is!
SHELLEY MOUALLEM, Calgary, Alta.
Although Leonardo DiCaprio is a physically beautiful person, there is something else that drives me to see his movies. He puts so much emotion and passion into each one of them that it leads me to believe there is something more real and true in him than what I see in PEOPLE. I just hope that fame does not go to his head and ruin whatever is real inside of him, because that is what makes him a great actor.
K. BOWEN, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
New York City plastic surgeon Richard Coburn should have his license yanked after allowing the obviously surgery-fixated Jocelyne Wildenstein to direct reconstruction of her face. Catlike? Sorry, but my kitty takes deep offense at that notion.
MARY LARSON, Bismarck, N.Dak.
One word...scary. No, two words...very scary!
GERRI WITT, via e-mail
Memo to self: Never book an appointment with Jocelyne Wildenstein's plastic surgeon.
LESLIE HENNING, Swift Current, Sask.
Poor Jocelyne, her monkey is stranded in Paris, she only has $10 million in jewels and a $350,000 one-of-a-kind Chanel dress! The only sympathy she will receive from me is for the face that sits atop her shoulders!
V. SLOAN GOODMAN, Nashville
An article about a debutante cotillion? What possessed your editors to believe anyone would find this subject even remotely entertaining? Incredibly spoiled little rich kids, who are able to spend $4,500 on a gown, who get diamond earrings and tiaras from Mommy and Daddy and have money to burn aren't interesting, they're nauseating! These very fortunate kids should try doing some volunteer work in their community and get a clue as to what reality is like. Then we'll welcome them to the "real world."
CYNTHIA E. KELSON-FACTEAU Auburn, Mass.
Remind me again why we care about a day in the life of a debutante?
ANNA K. MAGGARD, Nashville
...and the reason for this story was?
ANNE PERRY, El Cajon, Calif.
I wonder what it is like to be "freaked out" about a curtsy or obsess about my moment to shine at the Debutante Ball. Maybe now you can do a story on a college student like me who stresses out about paying tuition, rent on my apartment, buying books and scheduling classes around work. I actually work events like the Debutante Ball to pay my tuition.
JULIE FAWVER, Phoenix
Much has been written about the "transformation" of Paula Jones, how she has changed her hairstyle and makeup to overcome her bimbo look. Well, if you put a pig in a dress, it's still just a dressed-up pig. The same goes for Paula Jones. We will be grateful when her 15 minutes of fame are finally over.
PEGGY JUPP, via e-mail
I just wanted to remind you that the metamorphosis of Paula Jones that you documented would not have been possible if the lawyers representing President Clinton had not been so successful in delaying the court proceedings for her sexual harassment suit. Given all this extra time, why shouldn't she listen to her legal advisers and develop a better image? It is obviously a successful strategy—you certainly noticed!
Though I agree with D. Jackson, who wrote that Mother Teresa and not Ellen DeGeneres should have been on your Most Intriguing list, what he or she failed to recognize is that Ellen DeGeneres is also someone who is "laboring for those deemed not acceptable by society."
CREE WINDUS, Hilton Head Island, S.C.