updated 09/27/2013 AT 11:55 AM ET
•originally published 09/28/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
Mother knows best – and PEOPLE.com readers love that. Read on, and you’ll see.
Meanwhile, a certain celebrity split broke hearts. Hey, it happens.
Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – from happy, sad, laugh-out-loud funny, angry and wow.
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A mother fed up with her daughter’s testiness auctioned off her One Direction concert tickets to teach the girl that “PARENTS are the ones that deserve love and respect more than anyone.” Readers’ thumbs went one direction: way up.
Jon Gosselin made jaws drop when he reportedly pulled a gun on a photographer in Pennsylvania. The former reality star supposedly got upset when a shutterbug followed him home from his new job waiting tables.
Readers were saddened by the news that Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have separated after 11 years of marriage and are now living in separate residences and pursuing separate interests.
Kanye West’s airing an arsenal of grievances and frustrations during an epic BBC interview didn’t exactly sit well with readers, even if he did gush over girlfriend (and mother of his child) Kim Kardashian.
Her ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth is a hot-looking film star, yet Miley Cyrus was shocked that Liam’s already moving on with another attractive entertainer. Readers found this funny, even if Miley didn’t.
Check back next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.