By People Staff
December 25, 2006 12:00 PM


“Happy wedding day to Katie and Tom. Be true to each other, and be friends forever”

Name withheld

via e-mail

Thanks for the coverage of Tom and Katie’s wedding. I’ve always been a big fan of his and supported him during his bad time with the press. Who’s perfect, anyway? I wish the two of them nothing but the best and hope for Tom that the third time is a charm.

C. Weber

Castle Rock, Colo.

I loved seeing TomKat’s wedding and daughter Suri. If you look at Suri, you can clearly see the family resemblance and know that she is Tom’s child. She is adorable and Daddy’s girl. I have to say that while the odds may be against Tom and Katie making it, I hope for Suri’s sake they do.

Sue Wallace

Chesterfield, Mo.

This wedding was yet another display of conspicuous consumption. Such an embarrassing waste of money when one thinks of all the suffering in the world. I might have even developed some respect for Cruise had the overpaid actor instead donated the money to help others.

Clare Knight

Oostburg, Wis.

Tom and Katie looked happy, Suri looked content, and the guests seemed to exude a genuine wish of good fortune for the couple and their baby. My only question is: When will I buy the issue that bears the cover line, “TomKat is KaPut”?

Lillian Arnold

Newburgh, Ind.


Regarding your article about Dancing with the Stars winner Emmitt Smith, there was a comment by runner-up Mario Lopez that “apparently world-class dancing wasn’t enough.” It was enough, and that was why Emmitt Smith won. Someone should let Mario know that losing gracefully is a sign of a mature person. He needs to grow up.

Barbara Henderson

Paris, Ky.


Dr. Bob Paeglow has the guts that I have yet to find in myself. I, like him, have cried seeing a story about a person who is less fortunate or struggling. With the current state of our world, it’s nice to know there is at least one person doing selfless acts. Dr. Paeglow truly deserves a place in heaven—or at least on OPRAH.

Cris Harryman

Beaverton, Ore.

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. You put out the Sexiest Man Alive issue a week before you actually highlighted the Sexiest Man Alive: Denzel Washington! Your article sent my heart racing and reminded me again why Denzel and wife Pauletta make such a great team. Thank you, Denzel, for being the husband, father and role model we all wish for our children.

Dana Carpenter

Warrenville, S.C.


Our story about Pam Fairmont, who videotaped advice and loving thoughts for her 10-year-old son before she died of cancer, hit close to home with some readers. “Eleven years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, and I had two sons, 11 and 8, at the time,” writes Arlene Wylie of Bozeman, Mont. “My greatest fear wasn’t of dying but of leaving my sons motherless. I was lucky. I’m still here. I hope Pam’s son will look at his mom’s video and find comfort knowing how much she loved him.” Lindsay Lepe, a kindergarten teacher of Connor’s from Morro Bay, Calif., also wrote in to praise Fairmont: “Pam was an extraordinary woman. May we all be as courageous as she was in life’s struggles. She will never be forgotten.”

Corrections: In our Nov. 27 issue we stated that the TV drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was in its sixth season. The show is in its seventh season. Also, in our Dec. 11 issue, we incorrectly identified Chelsea Clinton as a Rhodes scholar. While Clinton did attend Oxford University it was not as a Rhodes scholar. We regret the errors.