Meanwhile, news of Amy Robach's breast cancer diagnosis elicits sympathy

By Andrea Billups
Updated November 16, 2013 09:30 AM
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It was a week of intense laughs and also lows for our PEOPLE readers, from a much-gabbed-about royal hair twirl, to an eye-rolling Euro-twerk – and suspicious pop-star smoke – to the sad news of another celebrity cancer diagnosis.

Here are the five stories that drew the strongest reactions from readers this week – those that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and left you saying “wow.”

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The always-candid Jennifer Lawrence shared how she fought to keep her Hunger Games character, heroine Katniss Everdeen, from looking too thin, noting the poor body image it sends to teens. But Lawrence was reluctant to stomp on the ongoing sexualized antics of young performers, including the provocative Miley Cyrus, noting: “Everybody’s got their own path and they have their own way of finding themselves to each their own.”

Little did Good Morning America correspondent Amy Robach, 40, know that her on-air mammogram would be life-changing, especially when she learned the grim news that she had breast cancer, eliciting sympathy from our readers, but also praise that her openness to testing and announcement of her planned bilateral mastectomy, may very well inspire and save the lives of many other women.

Undaunted after plenty of criticism in August over her VMA twerking, Miley Cyrus took to the stage at MTV’s Europe Music Awards to not only bump and grind again, but also to light up what appeared to be a joint, sparking anger from readers for her bad behavior as she wiggled up against a little person dressed in black bondage gear, at one point grabbing the woman’s breast.

Perhaps it was the occasion, Britain’s solemn Remembrance Day, or perhaps it was simply bad royal form, but readers were amused by Kate Middleton‘s sexy public hair twirl, caught in a photo op that drew laughs and also some outrage over her conduct at the ceremony, which is the British equivalent to Armistice Day in the U.S.

Did over-the-top comic Andy Kaufman really die in 1984 or could he still be alive? Readers were wowed by what is likely an odd hoax perpetuated against Kaufman’s brother – a twisted story that suggests the prankster and Taxi star had faked his own death and has been living in anonymity for the past three decades.

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