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Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

Originally posted 12/14/2013 07:45AM

A gifted singer's lifelong struggle with a mystery setback is at long last properly diagnosed, and readers respond with love and support.

Conversely, a new-generation star doesn't quite measure up to the late screen legend she so loves to emulate.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

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Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel Separate | Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Separate

Originally posted 12/11/2013 08:05PM

After a decade of marriage, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated, PEOPLE confirms.

"Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time," reps for the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively. "Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time."

Diggs – who is currently starring in The Best Man Holiday – and Menzel, both 42, met as costars in the original production of the Broadway musical Rent in the mid-1990s. They married in 2003 and had a son, Walker, in September 2009.

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Will You Warm to Frozen? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From Frozen to Mandela

Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:15PM

Send the kids to Frozen and the adults to Homefront for a satisfying holiday weekend, says PEOPLE's critic.

Here's what to see and what to skip in movie theaters this Thanksgiving.

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Idina Menzel: Taye Diggs and I Work at Our Marriage | Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs

Idina Menzel: Taye Diggs and I Work at Our Marriage

Originally posted 04/20/2013 09:25PM

"I'm not going to glamorize it or glorify it – we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much," the actress tells PEOPLE

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PHOTO: Meet Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel's Son | Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs

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PHOTO: Meet Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel's Son

Originally posted 09/15/2009 06:30PM

Is he a Broadway baby in the making? Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel offered fans a glimpse of son Walker, 2 weeks, in a family portrait released Tuesday.

Walker – the first child for the Rent stars – was born on Sept. 2.

Menzel and Diggs, both 38, met while starring in the 1996 Broadway production of Rent. They wed in January 2003.

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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Welcome a Son | Taye Diggs

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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Welcome a Son

Originally posted 09/03/2009 12:10PM

It's a boy for Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel. The couple welcomed a son, Walker Diggs, on Wednesday, the couple's reps confirm to PEOPLE.

"Mother, father and son are all doing well," the reps said in a statement.

The Broadway belters announced the pregnancy in March, later sharing that the baby was a boy.

Although they had a few names in mind, Diggs said they were waiting to make a final decision.

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Taye Diggs Is Ready to Meet His Baby Boy | Taye Diggs

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Taye Diggs Is Ready to Meet His Baby Boy

Originally posted 08/05/2009 02:45PM

Eagerly awaiting the birth of their son early next month, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have picked out just about everything he is going to need – except a name.

"We have a spot in New York and one [in Los Angeles]," the Private Practice star told PEOPLE during a recent visit to the show's set. "[Idina] has both nurseries done. She did them herself, painted them, and today she's putting together a bassinet. We've picked out our doula. My wife is so on it!"

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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Are Expecting | Taye Diggs

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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Are Expecting

Originally posted 03/31/2009 05:05PM

Talk about some powerhouse pipes.

Broadway belters Taye Diggs, 38, and Idina Menzel, 37, are expecting their first baby, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The longtime couple – who met on the 1996 Broadway production of Rent and married in January 2003 – will welcome their new arrival later this year.

Diggs costars on the ABC drama Private Practice and Menzel won a Tony Award for her turn in the 2003 Broadway production of the musical Wicked.

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Halle Berry Finalizes Split from Benet | Eric Benet, Halle Berry

Halle Berry Finalizes Split from Benet

Originally posted 01/10/2005 08:00AM

SETTLED: Halle Berry, 38, officially became single last Monday, after successfully settling with former husband Eric Benet and finalizing their divorce. TV's Celebrity Justice reports that the Catwoman star will retain her Beverly Hills mansion, while Benet has moved to Studio City, Calif., in the San Fernando Valley. Benet, an R&B singer, reportedly wanted to challenge the couple's prenuptial agreement, but that did not occur, the show reports, adding that Berry will pay no spousal support.

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Taye Diggs, Wife Target of Hate Letters | Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs, Wife Target of Hate Letters

Originally posted 12/06/2004 08:00AM

The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Unit is investigating threatening letters critical of the interracial marriage between Kevin Hill star Taye Diggs and his wife, Tony-winning Wicked star Idina Menzel, Newsday and the New York Post report.

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