June 17, 2013 12:00 PM


“Brad just became even sexier. His love and support for Angelina make him so irresistible”

Stephanie Shaw


I’ve been a fan of Brad Pitt for many years, but my admiration for him has grown exponentially since I read your cover story on how his strength and devotion have helped Angelina Jolie get through her double mastectomy. It’s so refreshing to hear that Mr. Pitt has grown to become this man with a deep love for his family.

Rachel Thomas

via e-mail


I really appreciated your coverage of the Moore, Okla., tornado survivors. We often focus all our attention on the horrors of tragedies, but I felt uplifted that nearly all your photos included people helping others. My son pointed out the helpers in the pictures, and it helped him comprehend that if bad things happen, there are angels who will help. The photo of a mother hugging her son after finding him outside his school hit a nerve and made me take an extra moment to hold my little boy close.

Trischia Wadey

San Tan Valley, Ariz.

Placing the Oklahoma tornado victims to the sideline of your cover in most regions of the country was disappointing and disrespectful. This tragedy should have been front and center. Angelina Jolie is doing fine now. The people in Moore are devastated and have nothing. They deserve our attention more than ever.

Heather Chesna

Worcester, Mass.


It’s great to read that Michael Douglas is healthy and appreciating life after his 2010 treatment for stage IV throat cancer. Despite his son Cameron being in the midst of a nine-year prison sentence and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, having been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, he has a sunny outlook on life and doesn’t take anything for granted. We can learn to be more like him. He’s a class act.

Annie Martinez

San Diego


I am thrilled that nearly a year after their two children were allegedly murdered by their nanny, New York City couple Kevin and Marina Krim are expecting a baby boy this fall. Experiencing a gut-wrenching loss like that is unthinkable, and yet they have this determined spirit to move forward and to continue to love. I’m in complete awe of them.

Kristen Potter

via e-mail


I found your story on former Bachelorette Meredith Phillips, who battled alcoholism, to be very honest. It struck my heart to find out that she was in so much pain, and I’m glad she’s doing better now. I want her to know that Alcoholics Anonymous will help her with the healing and make her stronger.

Gordon Waske

Eugene, Ore.


In our June 3 book review of The Star Attraction by Alison Sweeney, we incorrectly stated she was the cohost of The Biggest Loser. In fact the actress is the only host of the NBC weight-loss show. We regret the error.


Last year we wrote about Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians on March 11, 2012. At a military court hearing on June 5, Bales, 40, is expected to plead guilty under a deal that carries a life sentence but avoids the death penalty. Bales’s attorney John Henry Browne tells PEOPLE that his client had a concussive head injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and was under the influence of steroids and alcohol. “He was crazed and broken, and that explains a lot,” says Browne, adding that now that the father of two recalls the incident and has had time to reflect, “he has tremendous remorse.” A sentencing trial is expected to be set for September.

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