Overheard: Why is Kourtney's baby news?
July 9th, 2012
05:18 PM ET

Overheard: Why is Kourtney's baby news?

Birth announcements typically bring out feelings of joy, but when you're a Kardashian ... it's more like a mixed bag.

Many of our commenters (although we'll note, not all) were unimpressed by the arrival of one Penelope Scotland Disick, and they weren't shy in saying so. Their frankness even startled other readers, like ciera, who plaintively inquired, "if you guys hate them so much and dont care, then why in the hell did u click on the link?"

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Overheard on CNN.com: In search of the 'perfect album'
What's your idea of a "perfect album"?
June 26th, 2012
06:22 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: In search of the 'perfect album'

[Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.]

People love to talk about music. A story about Ken Caillat's new book covering the inside story behind the Fleetwood Mac album, "Rumours," had several readers gushing about their own favorite albums. Seems there are all kinds of "perfect albums" for all kinds of tastes.

Take a look at what readers said, and then let us know what "perfect albums" pop up into your mind. Do people still think albums are still a big deal? And, for that matter, what are the qualities that make a great album?

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' at 35: Still the 'perfect album'

"Rumours" takes this reader back.

mikrik13: "The first time I heard this album being played in a music store on the main drag in Morgantown, WV. I thought it was amazing. Purchased it at that moment. Everyone I played it for in Buckhannon, WV, thought it was magical. Anytime I wish to jump back into my college days in the early '70s, I play this music."

One reader gave their Top 5 list, including "Rumours."

JRJNJNY: "Besides all of the Beatles' perfect albums (i.e. "Abbey Road," " Sgt. Pepper," the "White Album," "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver"). there are five albums that I consider a journey or a perfect force in music from 1955 to today ... in order:

1. "Rumours" (Fleetwood Mac)
2. "Bat Out of Hell" (Meat Loaf)
3. "Led Zeppelin 4"
4. "The Joshua Tree" (U2)
5. "Dark Side of the Moon" (Pink Floyd)

MaynardKrebs: "I'll concur with the Meat Loaf, but I'd scratch the Zeppelin for 'Hotel California.' "

yohi60: " 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' still gets a lot of play."

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Overheard on CNN.com: All-American success stories? Porn stars gone mainstream
Steven Soderbergh cast adult film star Sasha Grey in the 2009 feature film "The Girlfriend Experience."
June 15th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: All-American success stories? Porn stars gone mainstream

[Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.]

After Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that he cast adult actor James Deen opposite Lindsay Lohan in an upcoming film, we wanted to learn about other adult movie stars who have transitioned into mainstream Hollywood.

James Deen, other porn stars who've gone mainstream

The discussion that followed, we're sure you're not surprised to find out, was quite interesting. Readers tried to reconcile these all-American success stories with feelings about the industry they represent.

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Reader reviews: 'Hugo' beautiful or boring?
November 28th, 2011
05:20 PM ET

Reader reviews: 'Hugo' beautiful or boring?

[Editor's note: Readers have a lot to say about stories, and we're listening. Overheard on CNN.com is a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.]

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is enjoying critical praise and pulled in $14.4 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Review: 'Hugo' is a cabinet of wonders

Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum called it "a marvel" and said, "It made me cry, without guilt," but CNN.com commenters had mixed reactions to the film.

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