Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo on the homepage of singer Usher giving a shout-out to electronic duo Empire of the Sun; as well as the photo above of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, along with director Francis Lawrence, at a panel discussion at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
The Denver Broncos kicked off the 2013 National Football League season Thursday night with a resounding 49-27 throttling of the visiting Baltimore Ravens. According to sister site PageData, the Broncos excelled on Facebook in the past seven days, as well, picking up 16,723 likes to lead the NFL, and seeing its people talking about this total rise by 73,556, good for a third-place finish.
One of the National Football League’s replacement officials was removed from his assignment to work the New Orleans Saints’ visit to the Carolina Panthers Sunday after ESPN informed the league that posts on his Facebook page indicated that he was a Saints fan.
Even professional athletes are getting into the act of crowdsourcing via Facebook. DeAngelo Williams, a running back for the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers, recently asked his Facebook fans to suggest a dance to do when he scores a touchdown during the preseason.