February 08, 2010 12:00 PM


“Not only do I love Kate’s new look, I love her new attitude as well”

Melissa Simpson, Royersford, Pa.

Wow, what a transformation! She has a peaceful, triumphant gaze, and she looks 10 years younger. Kate has emerged from a difficult year and now the sky’s the limit for her.

Sharron Lockwood

Wilton, Calif.

Both Kate and Jon Gosselin should have sought some counseling and tried harder to repair their marriage. It seems they made every effort to make money showing off their family and no effort to preserve their most important asset.

Courtney Spillman

Stone Creek, Ohio

How galling to listen to Kate complain about “a lot of debt to crawl out of” while she spends an entire day at a salon getting a makeover. With so many families struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, I think this reality mom needs a reality check.

Heather Romano

Mappsville, Va.


Having lost my brother-in-law in 2009 when his plane crashed in Afghanistan, my family and I would like to thank PEOPLE for featuring our extraordinary American heroes in uniform. Their loyalty, sacrifice and courage to fight for our freedoms always need to be recognized. God bless our troops.

Melissa Hoover

Charlotte, N.C.

As a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, I was disappointed you didn’t feature a single female soldier in your article. Believe it or not, some women are better marksmen than men and better pilots too. Let’s not forget that brave female Marines are also being deployed.

Ana Cozad

Las Vegas, Nev.


Let me point out that reunions are often just the first step for many for adoptees and their parents—both adoptive and biological—in adapting to already established lives.

Jan L. Waldron

via e-mail


By this time, considering that Charlie Sheen is already 44 years old but continues to act like a teenager, the viewing public should accept him for what he is—namely, an immature individual approaching middle age.

Nelson Marans

Silver Spring, Md.


While you may have given the television show Pit Boss only two stars, please don’t stereotype pit bulls as “intimidating.” They are a sweet and gentle breed when raised properly with exercise, discipline and affection.

Maureen Ruether

Cincinnati, Ohio


In our Jan. 18 story, “Chihuahua Wow!” there is a quotation that Addison’s disease “affects the kidneys.” While this is correct, Addison’s is primarily a disorder of the adrenal glands.


In the same issue we misspelled the name of the school where Alexandria Ralat teaches. It is Molholm Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo. We regret the error.



In our Jan. 18 issue, we featured Dr. Leslie Capin and her Chihuahua “Dr. Papidies,” whose winnings of $1 million in a cutest dog competition Capin generously donated to two Colorado animal shelters. Since her PEOPLE interview, the Denver-area dermatologist has continued her charitable efforts by paying for 170 homeless Chihuahuas slated for euthanasia in California to be airlifted to one of the shelters and subsequently to new homes. This week Capin is leading a team of physicians to Haiti to aid the severely wounded. “She’s an amazing person,” says Tony Willemse, director of MaxFund, the other shelter recipient of Capin’s prize money. “Thanks to her, we’re building a new facility.”

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