Christina Ricucci Owen
JULIA'S BUNDLES OF JOY
For many years I have watched Julia Roberts rise in her profession and glamorize the red carpet. But never in all the movies and award shows has she ever looked more stunning and radiant than she does on the cover of your magazine holding those babies.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
As if Julia wasn't the envy of everyone already: She's beautiful, smart, classy and a talented actress. Now she's truly found the role of her lifetime—motherhood. Bravo, Julia!
Nicole R. Forbus
Do you really expect us to believe that Julia Roberts and her husband are suffering "sleepless nights, demanding double feedings, twice as many diaper changes and night shifts that go on all night"? Please. How many nannies and housekeepers does she have? The twins are cute and the photos charming, but the test of being a real parent is putting in the time and effort.
Equally as beautiful as the photo of Julia Roberts and her twins was the line accompanying the photo by her husband, Danny Moder: "All proceeds from the sale of this photograph will go to charity." Roberts and Moder should be commended for sharing their children and generosity in such a loving and dignified manner.
Ossie Davis was not only a gifted actor but deeply involved in social issues for many years. His talents transcended racial barriers, and yet you noted his passing with only two pages. In contrast, the marital woes of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston warranted space on five of your recent covers. Pardon my sarcasm, but perhaps if Davis had had an affair with Jennifer, or even Brad, you would have given his life the coverage it deserved. Believe it or not, living a dignified life, staying married for over 50 years and dying at a ripe old age does make for interesting reading.
I found your article on Capt. David Rozelle to be a wonderful example of the triumph of the human spirit. Of all the admirable things about Captain Rozelle, I believe that his courage to fight his morphine addiction is the most inspiring. As a practicing nurse of 27 years, I can tell you that addiction is more damaging to the mind and body than any malady on earth. No one plans to become an addict. Addicts become what they are through various unfortunate experiences. Unlike Captain Rozelle, many are self-induced, but almost none are intentional. These people deserve compassion and encouragement. Captain Rozelle's courage in admitting to himself and the world that he must deal with his addiction is the building block of his physical and mental recovery. My hat is off to this phenomenal young man.
Carol Worley Mahaffee, R.N.
San Diego, Calif.
The state of Florida found the Dollars, who tortured five of their seven adopted children, to be "exemplary parents," approving three of their adoptions. All the while, gentle, loving same-sex couples are barred from adopting in our fair state. Children are forbidden in those loving homes, yet Florida willingly places them into the hands of the Dollars?
YOU CAN DRESS HIM UP...
The only thing I enjoyed about the article on Britney Spears's husband, Kevin What's-His-Name, is knowing that part of the proceeds he earned goes to child support for ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson. Even after his makeover he still looks like he needs a good bath.
LETTING THE FUR FLY
Cindy Crawford's flip-flop on fur is a selfish move. I would hope that she would be a better role model by showing compassion and integrity rather than lending her support to whichever fad of the day furthers her career.