State-by-State Breakdown: Facebook Users Predict Golden Globe Winners

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If Facebook users could vote on which nominees would win at Sunday’s 71st Golden Globes, the victors in four major TV and film categories might surprise you

Although in reality, only a handful of members from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association cast votes, many more people at home are placing bets on their predicted winners.

Based on Facebook activity from this week, the following films and shows would be the champions for each U.S. state:

1. Best TV Series, Drama


Overall rankings based on buzz:

  • 1. Downton Abbey
  • 2. Breaking Bad
  • 3. House of Cards
  • 4. The Good Wife
  • 5. Masters of Sex
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Will Smith: ‘Every Young Man Needs an Uncle Phil’

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Will Smith spoke out publicly for the first time over the weekend about the recent death of James Avery, his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar who played Uncle Phil

“Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery,” Smith wrote in a Facebook post (see below). “Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace.”

On the popular 1990s show, Avery assumed the role of fill-in father for Will Smith’s character. Avery’s performance earned him a spot on TV Guide’s list of 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time. Read more…

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Vin Diesel Reveals ‘Fast and Furious 7′ Details, Paul Walker Scene

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Fast and Furious 7 will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015, actor Vin Diesel announced on Facebook. Filming for the movie, which was originally slated to premiere in July 2014, was recently put on hold indefinitely after Paul Walker died in a car crash on Nov. 30

Walker plays undercover agent Brian O’ Conner in the Fast and Furious films, and on Sunday night, co-star Diesel posted a photo of their final scene together on his Facebook page, ending his post with “P.S. He’d want you to know first…”

The Fast and Furious films have earned $2.3 billion worldwide since 2001 Read more…

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Pitbull and Kesha Premiere Sexy ‘Timber’ Music Video on Facebook

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Pitbull warned his fans that the fastest way to watch his harmonica-infused “Timber” music video for the first time would be to go to his Facebook page immediately after his American Music Awards performance. The dance anthem and its video feature Kesha

The video — full of cowgirl boots, sharks and horses — debuted on Facebook on Sunday night, following in the footsteps of other Facebook premieres this year, including “Gorilla” from Bruno Mars and “Holy Grail” from Jay Z

Pitbull, the host of the AMAs, and Kesha performed the song at the awards show. The single, from Pitbull’s upcoming Global Warming: Meltdown album, holds the No. 4 position on the iTunes tops songs chart. Watch the video, below: Read more…

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Why Mariah Carey Planned a Facebook Party for ‘The Art of Letting Go’

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Mariah Carey plays with a lump of lavender clay in New York City on Sunday, one day before she premieres “The Art of Letting Go” during a listening party on Facebook.

The five-time Grammy winner is using the clay as a form of physical therapy; she had dislocated her shoulder, experienced nerve damage and fractured a rib in July at a video shoot for “#Beautiful.” The injuries required her to wear arm slings, until now.

“Finally the sling is gone,” Carey tells Mashable. “I was like, ‘If I have to take one more picture with the bling sling, I don’t know what I’m going to do — it’s not POW!”

Despite still recovering, Carey is ready to debut “The Art of Letting Go” song at 11 a.m. ET on Monday to her 14 million Facebook fans, which she describes as her “Lambily” because her fans are called “Lambs.” The listening party will include a Q&A Read more…

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Watch This Star-Studded ‘Hunger Games’ Q&A on Facebook

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“Nice to meet all of your phones,” actress Jennifer Lawrence jokingly said to Facebook employees who were photographing her onstage just moments before she participated in a Q&A panel Wednesday at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif

The Oscar winner and fellow The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, as well as director Francis Lawrence, then began the panel, which aside from candid answers featured a new emotional clip from the movie

You can watch the panel, which was moderated by Mashable‘s Kurt Wagner, below. Read more…

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Katniss Gets a Reality Check in New ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Clip

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Mentor Haymitch Abernathy slaps a tearful Katniss Everdeen with an honest wake-up call in the fresh Hunger Games: Catching Fire video, below.

The reality check for Katniss and fellow Hunger Games survivor Peeta Mellark culminates with Haymitch forcefully telling the duo that their job is to be “a distraction so people forget what the real problems are.”

Lionsgate posted the video on the movie’s Facebook page after airing it Wednesday during a panel — moderated by Mashable — featuring actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as well as director Francis Lawrence. Read more…

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‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Clip to Premiere Exclusively on Facebook

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Lionsgate will debut the first full clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire exclusively on the movie’s Facebook page on Nov. 6. The clip will be revealed during a panel, moderated by Mashable, with the film’s stars and director at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

The Q&A will feature actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as well as director Francis Lawrence. They will spend 45 minutes answering questions submitted by fans on Facebook and from the social network’s employees

Mashable social media reporter Kurt Wagner will field the questions to the stars onsite at 4:15 p.m. PT before Lionsgate shares the clip online. Read more…

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Bruno Mars to Uncage ‘Gorilla’ Music Video on Facebook

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Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, next year’s Super Bowl halftime show headliner, will world premiere his music video for “Gorilla” on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. ET in a Facebook post just like Jay-Z did with “Holy Grail” in August

Mars will debut the video, directed by Cameron Duddy, on his Facebook profile — which has 41 million Likes — as part of Facebook’s new #NowPlaying program

Leading up to the premiere, 28-year-old Mars will release video teasers each day starting Friday on Instagram

“Gorilla” is from the 14-time Grammy nominee’s second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in March. He debuted the album’s cover on Instagram. Read more…

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‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Didn’t Quite Break Twitter or Facebook

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Breaking Bad reached its climactic end on Sunday, as fans spilled their emotions about the series finale in droves on Facebook and Twitter. Not seeing a tweet or Facebook status update about AMC’s Emmy-winning drama was practically impossible

Nielsen reported that 10.3 million viewers tuned in to Sunday’s “Felina” episode — 3.7 million more than the previous week’s “Granite State” episode. That’s Breaking Bad‘s highest viewership in series history, but in comparison, it fell short of besting fellow AMC show The Walking Dead, which saw 12.4 million viewers for its season 3 finale in March

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