Justin Bieber's Parents Draw Reader Anger, While Longtime Sweethearts' Passing Inspires Love

Justin Bieber's Parents Draw Reader Anger, While Longtime Sweethearts' Passing Inspires Love
Justin Bieber (left); Michael and Olympia DeNittis
Wireimage; Courtesy AnnMarie McDonald

02/15/2014 09:40AM

From the bittersweet news that a couple died 32 hours apart after 67 years together to the parenting approach of Justin Bieber's folks, there was plenty news to get your blood pumping this week.

Below are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers:

Love Readers felt nothing but love for inseparable childhood sweethearts Michael and Olympia DeNittis of New Jersey, whose romantic bond was made all the more apparent when the couple, married for 67 years, passed away 32 hours apart.

Angry Not amused by the parenting style of Justin Bieber's folks, Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette? You're not alone. The two, who are divorced, incited angry disapproval from readers for a perceived hands-off approach during their 19-year-old son's recent tear of misbehavior, which included a DUI arrest in Miami.



Sad Word that Julia Roberts's estranged half-sister Nancy Motes, 37, had died of an apparent drug overdose in Los Angeles drew sadness this week for the Academy Award-winning actress, 46, and her family, which issued a statement saying they were "devastated."

Wow San Francisco newborn Sammisano Otuhiva made a giant entry into the world, wowing readers with his birth weight of 16 lbs., 1.7 oz.!

LOL With his longer hair – tricked out in a fashion-forward, bronze-to-gold ombre, no less – reluctant Keeping Up with the Kardashians patriarch Bruce Jenner, 64, drew laughs as readers questioned his apparent obsession with changing his appearance.

Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.

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