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Readers Gasp Over Swallowed-by-Hippo Story

Hippo Tale Elicits Reader Gasps, Danielynn Birkhead Brings Smiles

Originally posted 05/11/2013 08:00AM

Model-in-the-making Danielynn Birkhead, the late Anna Nicole Smith's 6½-year-old daughter, prompted an outpouring of oohs and ahs this week when she dressed up like a favorite Disney heroine for the Kentucky Derby, while the gasps were strictly reserved for the amazing tale of the man who served as a hippo's dinner – and then survived to tell his tale.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers over this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry.

In the meantime, don't forget to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story – your way of telling us exactly what you think.

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Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Channels Mary Poppins at Kentucky Derby

Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Channels Mary Poppins at Kentucky Derby

Originally posted 05/05/2013 06:20PM

The 6½-year-old and dad Larry Birkhead wear looks from the movie's classic "Jolly Holiday" scene on the red carpet

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Larry Birkhead: Why I Let Dannielynn Model | Larry Birkhead

Larry Birkhead: Why I Let Dannielynn Model

Originally posted 11/27/2012 01:10PM

"This is Dannielynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way," the 6-year-old's father explains

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Just Like Mom! Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Models for Guess

Just Like Mom! Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Models for Guess

Originally posted 11/26/2012 06:10PM

The 6-year-old is the new face of the brand's new spring 2013 kids campaign.

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PHOTO: Dannielynn Birkhead Turns 6

PHOTO: Dannielynn Birkhead Turns 6

Originally posted 09/10/2012 05:55PM

The daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith celebrates by getting dad Larry a pink and purple manicure

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Larry Birkhead Buys House in Kentucky Hometown | Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, Larry Birkhead

Larry Birkhead Buys House in Kentucky Hometown

Originally posted 06/07/2008 01:00PM

Larry Birkhead has purchased a 10,000-sq.-ft., six-bedroom house in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., for himself and 21-month-old daughter Dannielynn, he tells PEOPLE.

Birkhead, 35, says the house, which has 40-ft. ceilings and is modeled after a Sicilian church, was never completed, needs a lot of work, and right now "looks like a haunted house," but he loves it.

"When I walked in, I said to myself, 'This is our home!'" says Birkhead.

He adds he might sell the Los Angeles house where he's surrounded by memories of its former occupants – Dannielynn's mother, Anna Nicole Smith, and half-brother Daniel, who both died from drug-related complications.

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Larry Birkhead & Dannielynn House Hunt in Palm Beach | Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, Larry Birkhead

Larry Birkhead & Dannielynn House Hunt in Palm Beach

Originally posted 04/18/2008 12:20PM

Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn, his 1-year-old daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith, are checking out real estate in Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach Post.

"We're looking at the [real estate] market," the 35-year-old dad told the Florida newspaper. "There are obviously some buyers who could use a little help. I'm getting to know the area. It's the first time I've come here ... We looked at some places."

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Dannielynn 'Resting Comfortably' After Eye Surgery | Larry Birkhead

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Dannielynn 'Resting Comfortably' After Eye Surgery

Originally posted 02/27/2008 10:35AM

Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole Smith's 1-year-old daughter Dannielynn is "resting comfortably" after undergoing corrective eye surgery, Birkhead tells Entertainment Tonight.

Dannielynn, who was diagnosed with strabismus (commonly known as a lazy eye), "is home from surgery and resting comfortably," Birkhead tells ET. "My thanks go out to Dr. Arthur Rosenbaum and the Jules Stein Eye Institute staff for taking great care of Dannielynn."

Birkhead, 34, previously admitted that it was tough to consider surgery for the child, but told PEOPLE on Sunday: "A lot of parents ... gave me a lot of support and a lot of encouraging words and gave me the strength. I'm a baby when it comes to needles myself, and I definitely don't want to hand my child over to some surgeons. So, it's a little nerve-racking but she's in the best doctors' hands."

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Larry Birkhead: Dannielynn Is Ready for Eye Surgery | Larry Birkhead

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Larry Birkhead: Dannielynn Is Ready for Eye Surgery

Originally posted 02/25/2008 08:15AM

Dannielynn – the one-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith – is preparing for corrective eye surgery, her dad, Larry Birkhead, tells PEOPLE.

The toddler, who has been diagnosed with strabismus (commonly known as a lazy eye), is "doing really well," her father told PEOPLE at the Billboard and Children Uniting Nations Pre-Oscar bash at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday. "She's meeting all of her milestones and exceeding them and she's getting ready to have surgery."

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Anna Nicole's Death: One-Year Anniversary | Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole's Death: One-Year Anniversary

Originally posted 02/08/2008 08:10AM

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Anna Nicole Smith's lifeless body in a Florida hotel room – the sorrowful finish to a real-life soap opera that managed to both captivate and shock those who followed it.

Nowhere is Smith's passing more profoundly felt than in the late centerfold and reality-star's Los Angeles home, now occupied by Anna Nicole's 17-month-old daughter, Dannielynn, and the baby's father, Larry Birkhead.

"There's pictures everywhere in the house of her mom and of Daniel. She knows," Birkhead recently told PEOPLE. (Daniel, Smith's 19-year-old son, died only days after Dannielynn was born.)

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