People Staff
April 11, 2011 12:00 PM


“I wish Charlie Sheen would focus on growing up so he could really be there for his kids”

Janice Catlett,

Cleveland, Tenn.

Why can’t Charlie Sheen get past his ego and understand the pain he is causing those who love him? His various enablers will quickly forget him, but his family and friends will always be concerned for their beloved Charlie. I am saying a prayer for him.

Sandra Lumley

Fair Grove, Mo.

Leave Charlie Sheen alone! His children are healthy, he showed up for work on time, and he obviously seems to be having fun with his life. He stays true to himself, and that’s a rarity.

Faris Cuff

Lewisburg, Tenn.

My heart goes out to Charlie Sheen’s children. What kind of father has two girlfriends hanging around the house while his kids are visiting? In my opinion Charlie’s boys should not be exposed to this lifestyle.

Barbara Morton

Lakewood, Ohio


Thank you for the outstanding article on Serena Williams and her recovery from a pulmonary embolism. I had a similar health scare with an embolism in January but am now back teaching my exercise classes and feeling better than I have in months. I hope Serena feels like her old self soon and gets back on the court. Go for it, Serena!

Mary Sanchez

via e-mail


I was so pleased to read about Ben Affleck‘s continued goodwill efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our family has a personal interest because in 2009 our son and daughter-in-law went to this area on a mission trip. They visited an orphanage in Kamina in the Katanga Province. They fell in love with a precious little 4-year-old and asked if she could be adopted. Seven months later the adoption was finalized, and now this little girl is here in the U.S. and in the loving arms of her adopted extended family. Thank you, Ben Affleck, for making the Democratic Republic of the Congo a better place.

Marci Holland

Kansas City, Mo.


I just had to smile when I saw the pictures of Bethenny Frankel’s darling baby Bryn. I can’t imagine any other “Housewife” being able to pull off her own reality show. I wish her all the success in the world.

Cheryl Schones

via e-mail


Your article about David Tally, the homeless man who returned money he found, brought me to tears. Mr. Tally is proof that good things come to people who do the right thing.

Stephanie Hanlin

Byron, Ill.


In the Star Tracks section of our April 4 issue, Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers was incorrectly identified as his brother Nick. In the same issue, we also wrote that actress Archie Panjabi was raised in the Sikh faith. She is actually British of Indian descent and Sindhi. PEOPLE regrets the errors.


Readers cheered Mike & Molly costar Melissa McCarthy and her empowering revelations about being a plus-size actress in an image-obsessed industry. “Thank you so much for giving those of us who don’t have figures like Popsicle sticks someone to look up to,” wrote Betsy Wilcox of Endicott, N.Y. “Finally, a larger woman gets the recognition she deserves.” Shanna Willhite of Grandview, Mo., agreed: “Melissa McCarthy proves that talent comes in all sizes and shapes, and she doesn’t let the peer pressure of Hollywood get in her way.” Cathy Petrosky had the last word on the actress via e-mail: “Melissa shouldn’t even have to discuss her weight. She is smart, beautiful and funny—period.”

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