Thanks for your cover story about Brad and Jennifer. I was hoping the rumors about them would come to nothing. Now that they've announced their separation, I'm disappointed.
I'd like to send my support to Brad and Jen. Divorce is hard enough without the media speculating on "he said, she said," and who did what. Let them be!
High Point, N.C.
Very nice article on the split. Not a surprise to me, though. When I heard about their marriage, I told my friends I'd give them five years. They almost made it. No, this doesn't mean I'm a psychic. If they can work it out, great! If not, life will continue to go on.
Brad and Jen's separation made me realize I wouldn't trade my husband for all the gold and glitter in Hollywood. Maybe if these couples focused more energy on their marriages and less on their careers, they really would be living happily ever after.
I'll tell you, I would rather make millions of babies with Brad Pitt than make millions of dollars being a star. Brad, call me. I'm sure you and I can work something out.
Twelve pages of Brad and Jennifer is more than a little overdone. Who are these people? They're no demigods!
I guess we saw it coming. I thought for sure that it would be Brad to cheat on sweet Jennifer. We would have hated him for it. But to find out that she may not be ready to start a family with him? Brad should find a nice, normal girl who's not in show business and start a family with her. I wish him luck.
Jennifer, don't give up your husband for your career. If you do, you'll regret it. And if you're worried about Angelina Jolie, remember, it was a test, and Brad passed.
What goes around comes around, Jen. You couldn't find it in your heart to invite your mother to your lavish wedding. Your mean-spiritedness has come to bite you.
Hmmm...I guess he's just not that into her.
Mariann N. Ettorre
Huntington Beach, Calif.
LEARN THE HARD WAY
After reading your article "Pssst...What's the Answer?" about cheating in the classroom, I have to ask if Elena Martinez is planning to give back the total of about $20,000 she claims Elizabeth Paige Laurie paid her to write papers and help her prepare for tests, or is that not included in clearing Martinez's conscience?
FURY OVER STAR'S FURRING
Star Jones Reynolds is certainly not pretty in pink when her ensemble, shown in Star Tracks, contains the skin of dead animals. Why is it those who have so much power and influence care so little about this issue? I dare Star to do an investigative report on the fur trade and reveal how truly not glamorous this industry is.
Your Scoop item quotes Richard Gere during his appearance on Palestinian Public Television: "Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world." He should have said, "Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm the most egotistical moron on the planet." You don't speak for the entire world, Mr. Gere, because you certainly don't speak for me.
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
I was touched and delighted to see your picture of Princes William and Harry packing essentials for tsunami aid. I'm sure their mother would have been proud. I lost my mother to multiple sclerosis when I was 4 years old, so I can understand some of what they're going through. They don't know it, but they have a big sis in Michigan cheering them on. I thank them for graciously sharing their lives with us. They feel like family.