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DECLARING ‘WARS’

Wow! I just received my latest issue of EW (#383, June 13) in the mail today, and after seeing the Star Wars headline, I felt like I was a little kid again. Thanks for the update and inside information on the latest prequel news. MARC MORES
Oxford, Ohio

Thank you, for both the awesome cover and the article on Ewan McGregor! I’ve been a fan since seeing him in Shallow Grave. It’s refreshing to hear an actor say that he’d rather do a film for the opportunity to do good work rather than make a buck. CINDY EHRLICH
Aliso Viejo, Calif.

I just don’t get it. Not long ago, I read an article about film director Randa Haines, in which no mention was made of her Tales From the Crypt episode. Now I read your cover story about Ewan McGregor in which his guest appearance on ER is mentioned but not his starring role in an episode of Crypt! Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but c’mon — we had Ewan first and, as usual, he was just great. SCOTT NIMERFRO
Coproducer-writer, Tales From the Crypt
Valley Village, Calif.

AMAZING ‘GRACE’

Thank you so much for the article ”Prodigal Son,” about singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley (Legacy). I was deeply saddened by the news of his untimely death. I was fortunate enough to work with Jeff on his album, Grace, as an assistant engineer. Jeff was one of the most creative and talented people that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His presence in the music world will be greatly missed. MICHAEL J. DROTAR JR.
Nashville

IS THE VICTOR LAZLO?

You ask ”Who is Ted L. Nancy?” (Between the Lines) whose name is on the book Letters From a Nut. Well, if he’s not author Don Novello, then at the very least Nancy should split some of the profits with him. The idea for Letters From a Nut seems to have been lifted from Novello’s The Lazlo Letters (1977, Workman Publishing Co.). Novello, also known as Father Guido Sarducci, used the pseudonym Lazlo Toth to write gloriously goofy letters to corporations and celebrities, and he published the letters he wrote next to the replies he received. ALAN L. LIGHT
Iowa City

FOR THE RECORD

I would like to correct a statement made about my parents, Ingrid Bergman and Dr. Petter Lindstrom, in a review of Notorious (Books). My father was a professor of neurosurgery and had a private practice for 45 years. To characterize him as a ”nice-guy dentist” is inaccurate and dismissive of a man who was one of the pioneers in the use of ultrasound in brain and spinal surgery in this country. PIA LINDSTROM
New York City

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Lindstrom began his career as a professor of dentistry.

CORRECTIONS: Howard Stern: King of All Media, by Paul D. Colford, is published in paperback by St. Martin’s Press, $6.99 (Books). Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) is Bob Carlisle’s third solo album, and it debuted at No. 116 on Billboard’s top 200 (Music). Live Online’s address is www.live-online.com (Multimedia).