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Andrea Billups
July 06, 2013 08:55 AM

Motherhood got twice as sweet for Jessica Simpson and our readers responded with happiness after the singer and fashion designer delivered her second child.

But the Twitter rant of Alec Baldwin, in which he used homophobic slurs against a British journalist, drew outrage – even as the actor later apologized and deleted his account.

Here are the five stories that sparked strong reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying ‘Wow’!

To make your responses known, keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story – one great way to tell us just what you think.

It was nothing but joy all around for Fashion Star mentor Jessica Simpson who delivered her second child on June 30 – a son she named Ace Knute, with her fiancé Eric Johnson. Ace joins big sister Maxwell Drew, 14 months.

Our readers went gaga over Holly Madison’s 18-carat engagement ring, a yellow diamond surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers and even a tiny owl, designed in part by her fiancé Pasquale Rotella, who proposed atop a Ferris wheel in Las Vegas.

Readers were angered by Alec Baldwin after the actor tweeted homophobic and profane rants directed at a British journalist who claimed his wife Hilaria had sent out her own “upbeat” tweets while they attended the funeral of James Gandolfini in New York. Baldwin later apologized, closing his account and saying he was done tweeting for good.

Cirque du Soleil performer Sarah (Sassoon) Guyard fell to her death after a wire holding her aloft snapped while performing at the MGM Grand’s Ka show. The accident saddened readers as the artist became the famed acrobatic company’s first death in its 30-year history.

Cher, 67, has admittedly had a solid set of lovers during her lifetime, and she made our readers laugh when she sweetly kissed and told on one of her best, Tom Cruise. “He was in the Top 5,” she told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, noting: “I had just the greatest lovers ever.”

Be sure to check back next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.

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