To Our Readers, Jul. 31, 1995

It's not easy being a celebrity, as British heartthrob turned cad turned penitent Hugh Grant can testify. But writing about the rich and glamorous can be even harder. Just ask Belinda Luscombe, who has maneuvered through phalanxes of nervous publicists this month to cover Grant's humiliation and subsequent prostration. Since she took over TIME's People section last March, Luscombe, 31, has had to contend with a parade of people who can switch from craving publicity to shunning it in a matter of minutes. "This job has certainly cured me of any desire I may have had to be famous," she says.


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