Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You ‘Noah’

By David Cohen 

RickyGervaisRussellCrowe650Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of actor and comedian Ricky Gervais and actor Russell Crowe.

Facebook said its top 10 topics for the week in terms of buzz rankings (Sunday through Wednesday) were:

  1. April Fools’ Day
  2. Ugadi celebrations mark Hindu New Year
  3. Chivas Guadalajara vs Club America soccer match in Mexico
  4. Series finale of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother
  5. Autism awareness during the month of April
  6. Major League Baseball Opening Day
  7. Earthquake off the coast of Chile
  8. The Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament
  9. Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina” beauty competition
  10. A strong box-office performance by Noah


Other athletes and celebrities to make the cut this week were:

  • An April Fools’ Day joke from actress and director Ashley Tisdale.
  • Happy Ugadi wishes from actress and director Simran.
  • Social-rights activist Desmond Tutu answers questions for #ForgivingFriday.
  • A question-and-answer session on the “Nuestra Belleza Latina” page featuring Elyimar Escalona Meza.
  • A Q&A on the UEFA Champions League page featuring former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Netherlands soccer star Ruud van Nistelrooy.
  • Surfer Kelly Slater announces that his sponsorship deal with Quiksilver is over, and he is teaming up with Kering.
  • Another Q&A with former Clemson University Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins.
  • Singer Shakira explaining that a comment she made about husband and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué was a joke.
  • Actress and director Whoopi Goldberg with host Seth Meyers prior to her appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
  • Yet another Q&A, this one featuring singer Juanes on the Cosmopolitan U.S. en Español page.
  • Wide Receiver Desean Jackson signs with the Washington Redskins.

Readers: Did any of your favorite athletes or celebrities make the cut?