Leah Remini (left) and Brooke Burke-Charvet
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02/28/2014 at 12:15 PM EST
Heroines overcoming adversity was the big theme on PEOPLE.com this week, as a premature birth, a surprise firing and a very public rebellion against authority were among the stories that generated the strongest reactions from attentive readers.
Below, check out the five stories that most provoked PEOPLE.com readers this week. And let us know what you think of what's going on in the news by clicking on the icons at the bottom of every story.
Leah Remini received high marks for leaving the Church of Scientology for the sake of her daughter
, Sofia, 9 – the age at which the girl would be required to begin joining the church.
It seems that everyone involved was caught off-guard when a woman gave birth in the middle of a New York City crosswalk
at rush hour. (Proof that it's always impossible to find a cab when you need one.)
has her fans, because the sudden news that she was being replaced on Dancing with the Stars by Erin Andrews
got readers steamed up in a major way.
Nobody loves a sad ending, as evidenced by the reaction to the breakup of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's longtime marriage
. The two had met when he was 14, PEOPLE reported.
Fashion followers were tickled by Kim Kardashian
stepping out with mom Kris Jenner in matching cream-colored pants ensembles
. Also part of the pretty package: identically bronzed skin.
Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here