05:45 PM EDT 09/08/2014
Originally posted 07/06/2013 08:55AM
Motherhood got twice as sweet for Jessica Simpson and our readers responded with happiness after the singer and fashion designer delivered her second child.
But the Twitter rant of Alec Baldwin, in which he used homophobic slurs against a British journalist, drew outrage – even as the actor later apologized and deleted his account.
Here are the five stories that sparked strong reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying 'Wow'!
Originally posted 06/30/2013 08:00AM
Shield your eyes from its overpowering beauty!
Holly Madison's engagement ring truly is a sight to behold. The 18-carat cushion-cut yellow diamond, surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers, had our readers oohing and aahing this week when we showed a close-up of it. Check out our original story here.
Even more remarkable, it was created by an amateur.
Originally posted 06/25/2013 12:30PM
Get the scoop on the giant yellow diamond the star received this weekend
Originally posted 06/25/2013 10:15AM
Holly Madison is about to be the bride next door.
Madison, 33, announced that her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella popped the question on her blog Monday.
"I got engaged on Sunday!" the reality star wrote. "My fiancé was so wonderful in creating such a romantic night! He proposed to me at the top of the ferris wheel at EDC Las Vegas."
She continued, "I was so happy that so many of our close friends were there to share the wonderful moment with us! We rode around the festival on the art cart until the sun came up! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful or magical proposal!"
Originally posted 05/06/2013 02:30PM
After Rainbow's birth in March, the reality star is now planning a 'Kardashian-sized' family," Madison tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 04/18/2013 10:20AM
Just more than a month after welcoming baby girl Rainbow Aurora, Holly Madison is once again expanding her brood.
And the new additions are ruffling plenty of feathers. Literally.
"Meet my new pets," the freshly minted mom, 33, Tweeted Wednesday, sharing a photo of two chickens on her blog. "Someone dropped off these little buggers at our house."
Originally posted 03/23/2013 03:30PM
"It's a 24-hour thing, as any new mom knows," the reality star and mother to Rainbow tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 03/17/2013 10:00AM
What's on the minds of PEOPLE readers this week? We love seeing your responses to all of our stories, and as always, you weighed in with plenty of angry, sad and LOL feedback.
From the heartfelt adoption news of Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein's, to the surprising make-under of flamboyant Nicki Minaj, to the new look debuted by the oft-troubled Amanda Bynes, see how readers responded – and remember to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think!
Originally posted 03/10/2013 10:20AM
"I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself," the reality star explains
Originally posted 03/08/2013 03:00PM
Now she's the mom next door.
Holly Madison, who gave birth to a daughter on Tuesday, has chosen a name for her baby girl: Rainbow Aurora Rotella.
"I wanted to give my daughter a unique name," she explains to E! News, who first reported the news.
"Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!"
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