HEATHER AND DENISE
"Heather, you returned Richie. You can't whine now that he's been snatched up by a bargain hunter"
I am appalled that Denise Richards
is acting like a victim. I liked Denise and felt sorry for her until she crossed the line by dating Heather Locklear
's ex. Heather was Denise's support while she was going through the separation from Charlie. To smack her like that was just awful.
The first thing that comes to mind is the old saying "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" Keep moving on, Heather, and consider yourself lucky.
I'm sorry, but wasn't it Heather who wanted the divorce from Richie? Well, I can't blame Denise for snatching him up. What woman wouldn't? Grow up, Heather; it's your well-deserved loss. Good luck to Richie and Denise; you both deserve the happiness.
How dare Denise compare her relationship with Richie to Angelina Jolie
and Brad Pitt
? Angelina wasn't Jennifer Aniston
's friend. There are a lot of other men besides a friend's soon-to-be ex.
MARY KAY AND VILI
How disgusting to romanticize the relationship of Mary Kay Letourneau and her "husband." She is a convicted child rapist. It is sickening to see photos of this couple snuggling in bed with their children. As the mother of two boys, ages 8 and 10, if a woman took advantage of their innocence the way Mary Kay did, the courts could not mete out punishment strong enough to ever satisfy me.
If the name was "Jack" Letourneau, 34 years old, and he raped "Sally" Fualaau, age 13, got her pregnant twice and married her when he got out of prison, would they share the cover with anniversary photos inside? I don't think so.
In 1997 I was 29 and diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, like Kailee Wells. I'm fortunate that immunosuppressive therapy was successful, along with love and support from family and friends. I've been in recovery for 8½ years and am touched by the dedication and determination Kailee's parents had in her recovery and the opportunities they've made available for others with this disorder. Enjoy your new life, Kailee. Your beautiful smile is such a lovely gift.
Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.
It's enough to deal with Joy Behar on a daily basis; there's no way I'm wasting an hour watching her and Rosie try to out-shout each other. I'll miss you, Star, Elisabeth and even Barbara, but I'm gone.
LESS THAN PERFECT
Many readers were upset by the story of Leilani Fraker, 2, the spina bifida victim whose parents are suing their doctor because Leilani's mother wasn't given a test during pregnancy that would have helped detect the condition. "It is a sad world when parents sue because they didn't 'know enough' to abort their disabled child before birth," writes Karen Clark of Champaign, Ill. "Leilani is a precious gift." Other readers were more sympathetic toward the parents. "My son had spina bifida," writes Kathleen Ciullo of Bridgewater, Mass. "Fortunately, at 19, you would never know he has a birth defect. I shudder to think what my husband and I might have done had we known, [but] my heart goes out to the Frakers. As a special-needs teacher with a profoundly handicapped sister, I know how difficult daily life can be."