Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James after setting a career high of 61 points in one game.
Facebook said its top 10 topics for the week in terms of buzz rankings (Sunday through Wednesday) were:
- The 86th Annual Academy Awards
- The U.S. Eastern Seaboard pummeled by another winter storm
- Russian President Vladimir Putin defends his country’s actions in Crimea
- Actor John Travolta mispronounces singer Idina Menzel’s name during the Oscars
- Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and “paczki” (a Polish doughnut associated with the day)
- Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season
- Baton Rouge, La., rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch released from prison
- National Pancake Day
- James’ 61-point game
- Dr. Seuss’ birthday
Other athletes and celebrities to make the cut this week were:
- Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson at the Oscars.
- Actress Bette Midler at the Oscars.
- Chef Emeril Lagasse shows off his Mardi Gras coconut.
- Actress Ashley Tisdale shows off her pink Mardi Gras mask.
- Singer Carrie Underwood thanks New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
- Chef Jamie Oliver’s recipe for National Pancake Day.
- A video from actor Josh Duhamel.
- Former University of Missouri Defensive End Michael Sam, who is preparing for the National Football League Draft, shared a post from former Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
- Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant and Muhammad Ali.
- Kolby Koloff of Lifetime’s “Preachers’ Daughters” about to host a question-and-answer session on Facebook.
- Chelsea Clinton prepping for her Facebook chat with actress and activist Marlo Thomas.
- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone with President Barack Obama.
- Wide Receiver Devin Hester thanking the fans of Chicago after being released by the Bears.
- Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III showing off his colorful socks.
- Houston Rockets Center Dwight Howard posted a video of a trip to Orlando, home of his former team, the Magic.
- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith shared a photo of a paper version of her Oscars gown, created by Ms. Mayhem.
- Singer Kylie Minogue announcing that she will promote her upcoming album with a live chat on Facebook.
- A Facebook chat with Israeli President Shimon Peres.
- The now-famous Oscars selfie in the style of “The Simpsons.”
Readers: Did any of your favorite athletes or celebrities make the cut?