Facebook Weekly Highlights

Star Wars, the NBA, the Champions League, Mean Girls and the bill to raise federal minimum wage are among the most-buzzed-about topics on Facebook this week. Public figures are joining the conversation, so check out our weekly rankings and a few standout posts.

This Week’s Facebook Buzz Rankings*

1. Tornadoes, storms sweep the South and Midwest
2. ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ cast announced
3. NBA bans LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life
4. Actor Bob Hoskins, known for role in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ passes away at 71
5. Prom season
6. Real Madrid defeats Bayern Munich in Champions League Semifinal
7. Sarah Palin’s comments on water boarding
8. Mean Girls celebrates its 10th Anniversary
9. Botched Oklahoma execution of prisoner Clayton Lockett
10. Senate rejects bill to raise federal minimum wage

*Buzz rankings reflect the top entertainment topics being discussed on Facebook, April 27 – 30, in the United States. Rankings are based on both frequency and momentum: the Facebook conversations that not only got a lot of buzz during the week, but also saw a notable increase compared with the previous week.

By Bree Nguyen, Strategic Partnerships Manager and Alex Walker, Consumer Content Manager with research by Facebook Data Analyst Dustin Cable, extern Evan Bonnstetter and content writer Sonya Barrett

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