updated 03/22/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/23/2013 AT 11:45 AM ET
PEOPLE.com readers expressed distinct sadness over the breakup of Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, while Selena Gomez sparked a healthy dose of schadenfreude by admitting she made former boyfriend Justin Bieber cry.
Here, then, are the stories that sparked the strongest reader reactions this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry. Also, please don’t forget to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think.
After two years together, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough are facing a new reality: living apart. Readers were upset.
Perhaps it was because she was talking to David Letterman, who said he once got Justin Bieber to cry (over something the CBS host had said), but when Selena Gomez admitted she also made singer to cry, readers couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
Jaws apparently dropped at the first look at Nicki Minaj’s dramatic makeunder that left the American Idol judge without her signature “pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes.”
Bindi Irwin, now 14, touched readers with her desire to continue her father Steve’s legacy, by taking on acting roles.
Ohio teen T.J. Lane cursed, flashed obscene gestures and wore a T-shirt reading “Killer” as he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering three school kids in 2002. Readers reacted accordingly.
Check back next week for another must-read roundup. Meanwhile, see what readers are reacting to every day here.