What’s on the minds of PEOPLE readers this week? We love knowing your response to the news – and, as always, you had lots to say about all of our stories.
From a heartfelt (and funny) “baby announcement” for a 13-year-old to your sadness over the shocking news that Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been charged in South Africa with allegedly murdering his model girlfriend, readers responded with what made them angry, happy and also laugh out loud this week.
Check out the articles with the top reactions on the site this week, and keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think.
Kelli Higgins and her husband opened their hearts big enough to adopt son Latrell and his sister Chanya in 2011. After the parents expressed sadness that they’d never have baby photos of the pair to add to their family album, Chanya, 12, suggested a photo shoot that ended up with photos of Latrell, 13, swaddled in blankets much like a newborn.
Readers were wowed by country singer Carrie Underwood‘s princess-style gown at the Grammy Awards, worn during her performance of “Blown Away.” Not only was the silver gown stunning, it also provided a surprise light show, glowing with special effects that dazzled the audience with a visual surprise.
Our readers joined the royal family in expressing outrage after photos were published of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a bikini – and showing off her small baby bump – as she happily vacationed on the private island of Mustique last week with Prince William. A spokesman for the couple at St. James Palace, who called the photos a disappointment, told PEOPLE: “This is a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy.”
Readers were saddened by the shocking news that South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, known as a hero around the world as the “Blade Runner,” has been charged with murder in the death of his model girlfriend Reva Steenkamp, 24. Pistorius, 26, wept in court Friday as charges were read.
Readers were amused by news that one of The Bachelor‘s most colorful contestants this season is now allegedly engaged. Tierra LiCausi, 24, proved much-watch TV as she schemed, fought and cried in a failed effort to win Sean Lowe’s love.
Check back next week for another must-read roundup, and see what readers are reacting to every day here.