updated 12/20/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/20/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

Jude Law is a fantastic actor and very pleasing to the eyes. But what I admire more than his work is that he's a devoted father to his children. That's a very sexy man!
Steph Haughs
Redding, Calif.

Thank you for the intelligent choices you made. I was overjoyed to leaf through the pages and find such jewels as Colin Farrell, Matthew Fox, Johnny Depp and above all others, Gerard Butler. Thanks for widening and maturing your selection of hot men to include these wonders and not the usual teenage pop tart of the week.
Irene Hall
St. Albert, Alta.

You're damn lucky that when I perused your Sexiest Man issue I found Colin Firth in it. There are only three words to describe him: heaven on earth. All right, maybe four...delicious!
Linda Hagen
Austin, Texas

Oh my, my! I almost fainted when I saw hunky Julian McMahon. Not only is he hot, he's a remarkable actor. Thanks so much, PEOPLE.
Tiffany Sargent
Biddeford, Maine

Although I'm glad Jim Caviezel was selected, I was shocked to see the headline under his picture "sexiest savior." Couldn't you have chosen a better one, like "sexiest nice guy?" Let's hope I'm right about Jesus having a sense of humor, or there will be a special place in hell for you.
Carla Soderberg
College Park, Ga.

Are you kidding? Donald Trump? Rich, yes. Powerful, yes. Confident, yes. But sexy? That's insane. This man is seriously in need of a makeover, starting with the comb-over.
Jenny Wimmer
Janesville, Wis.

Kevin Federline sexy? There isn't one ounce of sex appeal about a man who splits from his pregnant girlfriend and moves on to greener pastures.
Jennifer Browning
Ceredo, W.Va.

Where's Clive Owen? He's everywhere right now. And that's not to mention his eyes, his hair and his accent.
Kelly Leach
St. Louis, Mo.

Just who determines the Sexiest Man Alive? Where's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? He has every man on the planet beat!
Kimberly Brown
Hillsdale, Mich.

Jude Law's anything but sexy. I don't know who you get your votes from, but they need glasses.
Laurie Kopas
Beltsville, Md.

I was truly mesmerized by your cover. Jude Law seems to carry himself in a way that's admirable, and he has such a beautiful face. Law's one man I would break rules for.
Veronica Jimenez
Vista. Calif.

As executive director of the nonprofit organization Health Advocacy in the Public Interest, I'm responding to your article "Desperate Measures," which dismissed the link between vaccines and autism. I would be remiss in not informing you about the many studies that exist clearly linking mercury in vaccines to autism, Mounting scientific evidence supports a causal relationship between vaccinations and numerous preventable health problems and disabilities, including autism. Your readers can learn more about the science behind vaccine-induced autism by visiting the National Autism Association's library through our Web site at
Dawn Winkler
Gunnison, Colo.

As happy as I am for Star Jones and Al Reynolds, I have to admit I'm happy their wedding is finally over. As a fan of The View, it was a tad nauseating how often Star spoke about her wedding. You'd thought she was the only bride ever to walk the face of the earth!
Carrie Casper
Green Bay, Wis.

Star has definitely reached celebrity status. A 60-person bridal party? Three matrons of honor? A 27-ft. veil? Even if she didn't pay for any of it, I have three words to describe this "fantasy wedding": greedy, classless overkill.
Brenda O. Gosch
Houston, Texas

Aaron Carter showed what a shallow person he is in your Scoop item. His statement "If you don't look good, get away from me!" just proves he's a spoiled, immature brat.
Laurie Stevens
Midland, Mich.

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