Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of The Band Perry at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Facebook said its top 10 topics for the week in terms of buzz rankings (Sunday through Wednesday) were:
- Fans vote on the “favorite character” category for the upcoming MTV Movie Awards
- Standup comedian John Pinette dies at 50
- 49th Academy of Country Music Awards
- Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93
- Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker at World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania 30
- The University of Connecticut wins both the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship
- The season-four premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
- Stephen Colbert named new host of CBS’ “The Late Show”
- Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina” beauty competition narrows to seven contestants
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier scores at the box office
Other athletes and celebrities to make the cut this week were:
- Tim McGraw, George Strait, and Garth Brooks at the ACM Awards.
- Taylor Swift expressing appreciation for her nominations prior to the ACM Awards.
- Actor and director Chris Lowell urging voters for the MTV Movie Awards favorite character category to vote for Veronica Mars.
- Comedian Louie Anderson remembering Pinette.
- Singer Ariana Grande remembering Rooney.
- Mick Foley saluting the end of The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania 30.
- Whoopi Goldberg hosting a question-and-answer session on Facebook.
- Houston Rockets Center Dwight Howard consoles a friend about the loss by the University of Kentucky in the championship game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
- A selfie from singer Thalia.
- A video from Richard Branson on what ambition means to him for Skoll World Forum.
- Actress Gaby Espino does a Facebook Q&A for the TVyNovelas USA page.
- Another Q&A, this one featuring UEFA Europa League Final Ambassador Ciro Ferrara.
- A Throwback Thursday photo from “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” anchor Diane Sawyer.
- Actor Robert Downey Jr. gushes about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” host Jimmy Fallon welcomes Colbert to late-night.
Readers: Did any of your favorite athletes or celebrities make the cut?