What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?
1. Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor's Feud Heats up
Miley Cyrus did not take too kindly to Sinead O'Connor's seemingly well-intentioned open letter, re-posting some of the Irish singer's frantic tweets from 2012. Then, O'Connor fired back with more than just words, insinuating that legal action may be taken against the former Disney star. After that, Miley responded via Twitter, and now we are on our third O'Connor open letter.
"Ms Cyrus has today posted tweets of mine which are two years old and which were sent when I was ill and seeking medical help," O'Connor wrote on her Facebook page on Thursday, Oct. 3. "She has done this in an attempt to deliberately cause me harm and hurt. I wish to confirm that I am quite well and kindly request people cease e mailing me in the mistaken belief these are recent tweets."
At the time of the tweets in question, the singer explained that a tabloid report about her husband and the criticism she'd drawn for recently marrying him had triggered her desperate state. O'Connor married Barry Herridge in Las Vegas on December 8, 2011 only to split up after 18 days. The two managed to reconcile a few days later, but then broke up for good shortly after.
The 46-year-old Nothing Compares 2 U singer added in her post, "Ms. Cyrus' lawyers will be contacted by mine regarding this matter."
Miley, 20, responded to this by tweeting:
"Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open letter cause I'm hosting and performing on SNL this week."
"So if you'd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)"
Following the messages, O'Connor wrote yet another letter with some not-so-kind words for the Wrecking Ball singer: "I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you. You had plenty of time yesterday to abuse Amanda Bynes .. an entirely innocent party.. and myself.. who also did nothing to deserve your abuse.. along with every other sufferer of mental health problems and every person who suffered abuse at the hands of priests. You can take five minutes today between g- string f***in' changes to publicly apologize and remove your abusive tweets. If you do not then you don't give a sh** who you mock and what damage you do by being so ignorant."
2. Kaley Cuoco Freaks Out For Sister On 'The Voice'
Kaley Cuoco may soon not be the most famous face in her family. Her sister Briana's audition on The Voice aired on Monday night, Sept. 30, revealing that her actress sister was backstage supporting her sibling the entire time.
Bri sang Lady Gaga's You and I, and it was Christina Aguilera who was the first to endorse the aspiring singer. She referred to Briana as having "power and raw talent." Meanwhile, The Big Bang Theory star was backstage with her family freaking out. The 27-year-old could hardly contain herself when Cee Lo Green also turned his chair around in support of her sister. Jumping up and down, Kaley eventually broke into tears.
"I've been waiting for something like this for so long for her. She's deserved this her whole life and she's always put herself on the back burner for everyone else. And this is her time now," Kaley said of Bri prior to the audition airing. "There's no one I love more in the world. My sister and I are closer than close. ...I want this for her probably more than she maybe wants it. I'm just really, really excited."
3. Woody Allen's Daughter Breaks Her Silence
For the first time on the record, Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan is opening up to Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth about the sexual abuse scandal involving her famous father.
VF points out that it has been 20 years since Orth first reported on the case involving Allen and Dylan (who has since changed her name), his adopted daughter with Mia Farrow. As many know, the 77-year-old director married Farrow's other adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
Dylan, who the magazine says refused to speak Allen's name during her talk with Orth, says her fears are "crippling" and admits that she's still "scared" of his image. "There's a lot I don't remember, but what happened in the attic I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn't wearing. The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn't want to do what my elder told me to do. I was cracking. I had to say something. I was seven. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop."
She continues that for all she knew, "this was how fathers treated their daughters. This was normal interaction, and I was not normal for feeling uncomfortable about it." Allen's attorney Elkan Abramowitz says the director still denies any claims of sexual abuse.
Speaking out decades later, Dylan adds, "I have never been asked to testify. If I could talk to the seven-year-old Dylan, I would tell her to be brave, to testify."
Allen's daughter says the Blue Jasmine director has attempted to contact her twice by mail, the second time during her senior year of college. "I should have recognized the handwriting--I didn't. It had a fake return name: Lehman."
Dylan says the letter read: "I thought you'd want some pictures of us, and I want you to know that I still think of you as my daughter, and my daughters think of you as their sister. Soon-Yi misses you. ...Your father."
She reacts, "How do your daughters think of me as their sister? How does that work?"
Allen's other attorney, Sheila Riesel, responded to the reported letter, calling it a "private matter," and telling VF, "This is a man who loves all of his children and should be respected for that."
For more with Dylan, and her mother Farrow, the November issue of Vanity Fair will be on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on October 3 and nationally on the iPad, Nook, and Kindle on October 8.
4. Jury Announces Verdict in Michael Jackson Trial
The jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has found concert promoter AEG Live not liable in the King of Pop's death.
Katherine Jackson and Michael's three children filed the lawsuit against AEG in 2010, accusing the company of factoring into Michael's death through their alleged negligence in hiring or supervising Dr. Conrad Murray. AEG's lawyers argued that they didn't hire Murray and that Michael chose the doctor as a family physician.
Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and is scheduled to be released from jail later this month.
On June 25, 2009, just days before launching his comeback tour, Michael died of an overdose of propofol -- a surgical anesthetic that Murray said he prescribed for Michael in order to treat insomnia.
5. Cory's Cause Of Death: Heroin & Alcohol Combined
The British Columbia Coroners Service ruled Wednesday, Oct. 2, that Cory Monteith's death was accidental, penning the cause of death on the use of "intravenous heroin combined with alcohol."
Investigators, according to FOX News, say a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle were found at the hotel room in Vancouver, Canada where the Glee actor was found dead on July 13. Two empty bottles of champagne were also found.
Cory was 31 when he passed away. "Mr. Monteith was found in a collapsed position on the hotel room floor," the report read following the news of the actor's passing. "It appeared that Mr. Monteith had been dead for several hours."