Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Bruno Mars, Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

By David Cohen 

GabrielleGiffordsFacebook 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-songwriter Bruno Mars; as well as the photo above of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) after being awarded the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by the U.S. Army.

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

  • Country-music singer Blake Shelton singing a George Strait song during karaoke, only to be surprised by Strait.
  • Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson honoring fellow former title-holder and boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
  • Soccer star Wayne Rooney thanking fans after England qualified for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
  • Manila Luzon, star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” sharing his story on National Coming Out Day.
  • Indian actor Akshay Kumar participating in a question-and-answer session on Facebook to promote his new film, Boss.
  • Fox News Channel Anchor Megyn Kelly behind the scenes at her new primetime show, “The Kelly File.”
  • “Barefoot Contessa” host and author Ina Garten shared scenic shots of Manhattan during a moonlight cruise.
  • Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek sharing a #DayInTheLife with Make-a-Wish America.
  • Tennis player Novak Djokovic hosting a Q&A on the Tennis on Facebook page after his victory in the Shanghai Masters.
  • Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll, stars of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, participating in a Q&A with fans at Facebook headquarters.
  • Singer Mariah Carey updating fans on her from a shoulder injury and announcing that her next single, “The Art of Letting Go,” will be released exclusively on her Facebook page.
  • Hip-hop star Eminem sharing his latest track, “Rap God,” on the social network.
  • Actress Jessica Alba after her daughter lost her first tooth.
  • Dallas Cowboys Defensive End DeMarcus Ware hugging his mother prior to Sunday night’s victory over the Washington Redskins.

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