An Instagram stunt spawned the most stunning Golden Globe photos


LOS ANGELES — You've seen the red carpet photos, the winners' room photos and the viral GIFs. But a backstage Instagram stunt may have topped everything you've seen from the 72nd Golden Globes. We'll let you be the judge with the images, below

Noted fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth captured the backstage portraits, immediately after winners left the stage, for The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which then uploaded the photos to the @GoldenGlobes Instagram account.

The Instagram booth interrupted the traditional process for winners. In the past, they left the stage after their acceptance speeches to head toward the press photographers pen backstage and then the media room for interviews. The gold-streamers backdrop provided a refreshing look, one without distracting Golden Globes branding emblazoned everywhere Read more...

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The Golden Globes surprise that dominated Facebook and Twitter


LOS ANGELES — The most-discussed moment on Facebook and Twitter about the 72nd Golden Globes was when surprise guest Prince revealed that John Legend and Common's "Glory" from the civil rights-movement film Selma won Best Original Song.

Inside the Beverly Hilton, celebrity jaws dropped when Prince took the stage. Then, when the camera panned to Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen during her husband's acceptance speech, her cry face spawned a meme.

It only took five minutes for @chrissyteigen to become a meme at the #GoldenGlobes

— Mashable (@mashable) January 12, 2015

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Miley Cyrus Reacts Beautifully to Facebook Fans’ Tales of Homelessness


They've all been homeless. Tanya lived in van. Tokilupe ate out of dumpsters. Quay slept on buses. Michelle snuck into abandoned buildings for shelter.

After Miley Cyrus used her Video of the Year acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last month to bring awareness to homeless youth, they all shared stories about their own bouts with homelessness on her Facebook page.

Now, they have another thing in common: The "Wrecking Ball" singer has read their stories and responded to their emotional tales via the fairly new Facebook Mentions app. Read more...

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Facebook Launching ‘Mentions Box’ Device During Emmys


LOS ANGELES — Like a child shaking an Etch A Sketch with both hands, celebrities on Monday's Emmys red carpet will be shaking a new toy created by Facebook.

Facebook told Mashable that on Aug. 25 it will debut the Facebook Mentions Box, an interactive device that stars will wield to answer questions from fans. It's similar to the InstaStop Video Q&A Station that Instagram launched at the Golden Globes in January.

Though the Facebook Mentions Box will be used for the first time at the Emmys, anchor Katie Couric is already slated to use the device during the Sept. 5 Stand Up to Cancer telecast. Read more...

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


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


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’


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


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


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’


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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