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Originally posted 05/04/2013 11:15AM
First you might have gasped, but then came the love, because PEOPLE.com readers, overwhelmingly, responded favorably to those who rose to the defense of Kim Kardashian and her unorthodox maternity wear choices.
At the same time, Melissa Gilbert's wedding dress proved nothing less than a source of amazement.
So here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry.
In the meantime, please keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story – this way you can tell us exactly what you think.
Originally posted 04/26/2013 02:00PM
Find out why the star selected her striking red gown for her third marriage, to Timothy Busfield
Originally posted 04/25/2013 08:00AM
A good night for dancing under the stars.
Dancing with the Stars alum Melissa Gilbert tied the knot with former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," Gilbert's rep confirms to PEOPLE. The bride wore red.
Beloved Little House on the Prairie star, Gilbert, 48, and Busfield, 55, got engaged over the holidays. Both have been married twice before. She is the mother of two; he has three children.
Originally posted 01/29/2013 05:00PM
Melissa Gilbert will be dancing with a star again ... at her upcoming wedding!
Gilbert, 48, and former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield, 55, are headed to the altar, the actress's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"They are engaged and both are incredibly happy," the rep says. The two got engaged over the holidays, adds a source.
Originally posted 07/02/2012 10:55AM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is trying out some new moves – as an actor.
But he's still not venturing too far from the ballroom in his guest-starring role as a dance partner on the July 25 episode of The Exes.
The Dancing with the Stars pro, 32, plays Don, a ballroom companion of the ex-wife of the show's Stuart (David Alan Basche).
Chmerkovskiy takes Holly, played by Kristen Johnston, for a twirl in the episode called "Shall We Dance."
Originally posted 05/09/2012 10:50AM
Melissa Gilbert and Roshon Fegan were sent home from Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday's double elimination – and Gilbert, for one, is already dealing with the fallout.
"This is cake number three," Gilbert, who celebrated her 48th birthday on Tuesday, said when she was presented with a birthday cake on Good Morning America Wednesday morning. "And I'm not dancing anymore, so this is going right to my thighs."
Gilbert, who said she hadn't slept since the results were announced the night before, acknowledged that she and her coach, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were disappointed about the elimination, but said she was pleased with her performance this week.
Originally posted 05/08/2012 10:10PM
There were some serious shakeups on the Dancing with the Stars leader board after the remaining six couples in the competition each completed two dances on Monday night.
One week after scoring a perfect 30, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough made a surprising appearance in second-to-last place. Meanwhile, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower – who danced for their lives last week – climbed to second. But with only six points separating William Levy and Cheryl Burke in first place and Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in last, it's really anyone's game.
At the end of Tuesday night's double elimination episode, which two couples were sent packing and which four will go on to next week's semi-finals? Read on to find out ...
Originally posted 05/08/2012 06:00PM
There are six couples remaining on Dancing with the Stars – but not for long!
After Tuesday's elimination show (9 p.m. ET), only four semi-finalists will remain. Those odds aren't great but high-scoring couples like William Levy and Cheryl Burke, who delivered a perfect foxtrot on Monday, have a better chance.
Then again, low scores aren't necessarily an indication of elimination. Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were at the bottom of the leaderboard last week but escaped the bottom two and the dreaded dance duel.
Originally posted 05/07/2012 10:45PM
The semi-finals are just a week away on Dancing with the Stars. But to get there, the six remaining couples had to perform two dances each on Monday night – and will have to survive a double elimination on Tuesday. (Spoilers ahead!)
In the first round of competition, William Levy and Cheryl Burke landed atop the leader board with a high-energy foxtrot that earned a perfect score. "You bring these performances to life," Carrie Ann Inaba told the couple. "There was care in technique and flare in the movement," added Len Goodman.
In a close second were Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, who barely survived last week's dance duel. Their foxtrot earned 29 points and had Bruno Tonioli gushing. "The sweetest of sweethearts," he called them. "What you've done in a week is incredible."
Originally posted 05/07/2012 01:20PM
Well here we are at week eight of Dancing with the Stars! And we made it without ever having to do the dance duel!
Honestly, I am amazed that we've made it this far. You fans surprise us every week. I still can't believe that we've even never been in the bottom two. I really hope that happens again, because this week's double elimination falls on my birthday – my 48th to be exact. So keep voting like crazy, please!
Our dances this week are a lot of fun. First I have a fox trot with Maks to "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. Our story for the dance follows the lyrics: nasty cougar takes advantage of sweet, studious young man. There might even be a little kiss in their somewhere.
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