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Originally posted 08/24/2013 08:45AM
Month-old Prince George seen cradled in mother Kate's arms as father Prince William pets family dog Lupo cranked up the aww factor this week, and was readers' most-beloved story.
Similarly, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller's personal and political stand got a great big round of applause – while it was Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric who got the guffaws going.
Here, then, are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow. And to let us know just what you think of what's going on in the news, go right to the icons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.
Originally posted 08/17/2013 12:30PM
Well, that's one baby gift that might be going back.
Among all the well-wishes and the pile of presents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have received since welcoming their daughter North in June, the new mom has come across one she didn't like: pajamas from Katie Couric.
On Friday, Kardashian Instagrammed a picture of the polka dot sleeper set along with the card from Couric, in which she not only congratulates the couple, but also offers advice on a possible name.
Originally posted 06/18/2013 03:45PM
Originally posted 06/11/2013 09:05AM
They're going strong.
Katie Couric and her financier beau, John Molner, looked every bit the glamorous couple last week at the Wildlife Conservation Society gala for The Wonders of Southeast Asia at New York's Central Park Zoo.
The couple, who've been dating since April of 2012, were matching in formal black and white attire for the event.
Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM
Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.
Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.
To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.
"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.
Originally posted 05/23/2013 10:00AM
Brad Pitt stepped out solo Wednesday night to mingle with an impressive crowd of A-listers – but he didn't forget his fans, either.
Showing his new zombie thriller World War Z for the first time, hehosted a star-packed screening at New York City's Museum of Modern Art – then zipped to Hoboken, N.J., where he surprised moviegoers at a late-night sneak preview.
"They said we got to do a showing in the city and I said okay, but we can't do it without showing it to the people who we made the film for," he told the Jersey fans. "So we decided to do it than no other place than Jersey. We've got a monster film, it's epic, scary as hell and I guarantee it's the most intense thing you will see all summer."
Originally posted 05/21/2013 10:55AM
On Monday, a massive and devastating tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighborhoods and destroying buildings, including an elementary school. At least 24 lives were lost and the death toll is expected to rise.
As those affected by the tornado grieve and focus on rebuilding, social media sites were flooded with messages of support and ways for people to help.
Here's what you had to say about the tragedy in Oklahoma:
Originally posted 05/17/2013 12:00PM
Katie Couric has done a lot of baking on her eponymous talk show, but there's one sweet recipe that stands out from the rest she's tried.
These lemon bars, seen in Nick Katsoris's Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook, are a "family tradition," the TV journalist says – and the perfect end to any summer meal.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 07:20PM
Katie Couric may have perfected the art of easy conversation with some of the most notable people on earth, but the busy mom of two still makes sure that spending quality time with her girls and a healthy breakfast are a part of her daily routine.
And one ingredient that's always the menu? Milk.
"When you're adding milk to your breakfast you're getting all sorts of added benefits," says the talk-show host, whose daughters Ellie, 21, and Carrie, 17, enjoy Couric's special coffee with steamed milk, pancakes and cereal with sliced fruit.
Originally posted 03/25/2013 07:20AM
While the news is still playing out on the future of NBC's Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon set to succeed Jay Leno, now comes the revelation that the network's half-a-billion-dollar-a-year morning franchise, the Today show, nearly lost its No. 1 star: Matt Lauer.
Though currently the show is going through a turbulent period in the aftermath of Ann Curry's departure and its ratings slip to ABC rival Good Morning America, Lauer, 55, was set to jump ship to ABC last year, when reports surfaced that Ryan Seacrest was possibly going to replace him on Today, reports New York magazine, in the issue hitting newsstands Monday.
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