Bradley Cooper and His Mom Are Readers’ Favorite New Odd Couple

Bradley Cooper and his mother Gloria Cooper

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updated 04/19/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 04/20/2013 AT 4:15 PM ET

While PEOPLE.com readers were tickled by Bradley Cooper’s domestic arrangement, Monday’s horrific Boston Marathon bombings rightly prompted sympathy, outrage and fury that are likely to linger for a lifetime.

Here are the stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry.

Meanwhile, please don’t forget to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think.

Bradley Cooper revealed that he lives with one “cool chick” – his mom, who’s “in the next room,” explaining that they’ve grown close since the death of his father two years ago. Readers lapped it up.

Angry The horror in Boston, the bombings at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon that killed three people and maimed and injured more than 100, sent tempers flaring, and tears flowing.

Sad The crying still continues for Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, a beloved 8-year-old who died from his injuries. His sister Jane, 7, lost a leg, while their mother Denise had surgery for a brain injury, their father, Bill, said in a statement.

Wow On a far lighter note, Julianne Hough, following her split from Ryan Seacrest, cut her hair and spiced up her longtime golden-blonde shade with much lighter streaks. Readers liked looking.

LOL The soap opera that was Kim Kardashian’s brief marriage to Kris Humphries continued this week in divorce court, where the reality-show’s estranged husband was a no-show. This amused readers.

Check back next week for another must-read roundup. Meanwhile, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.

Bradley Cooper and his mother Gloria Cooper

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