Her Likes Don’t Lie: Shakira Is First to 100 Million Fans on Facebook

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International sensation Shakira celebrates her life's milestones like many of us — by posting a status update or photo on Facebook for all to see

The "Hips Don't Lie" singer announced her pregnancy in a status update in 2012 and shared the first image of the baby via a Facebook photo in 2013. Those intimate moments with her fans have helped her become the most-followed Facebook user

On Friday, fresh off performing at the World Cup final this month, she reached 100 million Likes on her Facebook page and released a "look back" video to recap her experience on the social network, which she joined in 2008. Read more...

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How a Facebook Poke Between Strangers Led to a Marriage Proposal

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The "poke" is one of Facebook's most-cryptic features, but for Steve Kawalit and Nafis Joon, a simple poke seven years ago was the catalyst for their recent engagement

It's a love story for the social media generation: He pushes the poke button in 2007, giving her a digital nudge to convey his existence. She responds and they mingle online. They meet in person for the first time over coffee in Toronto, Canada, where they both live

Flash-forward to 2014 and the two are in love. They just won a contest to tour Facebook headquarters — or so she thinks. They arrive at the company's campus in Menlo Park, California, last Monday, June 23. He knows he's going to propose to her. She has no clue Read more...

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Linkin Park’s ‘Until It’s Gone’ Video Drops, Laments Rock Gone ‘Soft’

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Linkin Park's artsy music video for "Until It's Gone" is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the music industry and the current state of rock.

The video, which Linkin Park exclusively debuted on Facebook to its 62 million fans, is the first one for the group's sixth studio album, The Hunting Party.

"The visuals have an aggressive edge to it that is the representation of the band as The Hunting Party," Linkin Park's Joe Hahn told Mashable. "We are the same guys you always knew but, a little older, weathered and experiencedThe video has an undertone of the world going to shit. There is a black ooze that crystallizes the world. It is an infection. This black ooze is representing other music out there. We are merely here to fill in that sliver with the music that we bring. I guess you can say that we are filling a void." Read more...

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Ed Sheeran Debuts ‘Sing’ Music Video Exclusively on Facebook

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Ed Sheeran premiered his music video for "Sing" exclusively on Facebook on Thursday, bypassing the industry's traditional approach of debuting videos on YouTube and Vevo.

The British musician's video for the uptempo guitar jam features Pharrell and a puppet version of Sheeran. The clip focuses on the red-headed, intoxicated puppet, who goes wild with a harem in a stretch limo and group of businessmen at a karaoke bar.

The social network has previously debuted music videos and song clips from such artists as Jay Z ("Holy Grail"), Bruno Mars ("Gorilla") and Mariah Carey ("The Art of Letting Go") Read more...

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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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