Entertainment buzz: Facebook’s top 10 moments of the week

The week got under way with a star-studded celebration marking a major milestone in entertainment: the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival to America. The Fab Four performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" five decades ago last Sunday, and CBS paid tribute to the occasion with a two-and-half-hour tribute concert featuring performances by some of today's top artists and the two surviving Beatles. 

Meanwhile, Hollywood felt a big loss with the death of two major stars: curly-haired child actress Shirley Temple and funnyman Sid Caesar.

Those are just a few of this week's most-talked-about topics. Facebook has tallied the top 10 buzziest stories in entertainment this week. And CBS News has the exclusive, find out what made the cut:

1. "Grammy Salute" tribute concert marks 50 years since Beatles' Ed Sullivan appearance

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. was celebrated with a star-studded tribute show, which aired Sunday night on CBS. "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" featured performances of the Fab Four's hits by Maroon 5, John Legend and Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr closed out the show with a string of hits, including "Hey Jude" and "With a Little Help From My Friends."

 

2. Fans mourn the loss of Hollywood's "Biggest Little Star," Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple, one of Hollywood's first superstars, died Monday in her Woodside, Calif., home at the age of 85. Several stars, including Taylor Swift, Rose McGowan and James Franco sent tributes online

 

3. Buzz about Michonne from "The Walking Dead"

New episodes of AMC's "The Walking Dead" began this week, with an exciting midseason return that had people talking. Zombie-lovers were all abuzz about Danai Gurira's character, Michonne, as viewers got to see a pre-apocalypse Michonne in a flashback scene.

 

4. "Lego Movie" big hit at the box office 

"The Lego Movie" was a hit with moviegoers, raking in a whopping $69.1 million in its debut weekend at the box office. A sequel is already in the works for the 3D animated film, which stars the voices of Chris Pratt and Will Ferrell. It's poised to bring in good numbers this coming weekend, too. Pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk already took his sons to see the film: 

 

5. Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91

Sid Caesar, the influential comedy genius, died Wednesday at his Los Angeles area home after a brief illness at age 91. Caesar turned comedy on its head with his brand of humor on shows including "Your Show of Shows" (which ran from 1950-1954) and "Caesar's Hour" (1954-1957). He also had success on Broadway and occasional movie appearances, too.

6. Fallout from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fight

There's rarely a dull moment on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," and the latest episode was no exception. Sunday night's show saw a drag-out fight between Kandi Burress, Peter Thomas and other cast members -- at a pajama party no less. 

7. "RoboCop" remake

The 1987 film "RoboCop" gets a reboot in the theaters this weekend with actors Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Abbie Cornish. Set in 2028 Detroit, the film follows what happens when Alex Murphy -- a loving husband, father and good cop -- is critically injured in the line of duty. Cornish shared her Jimmy Kimmel interview about her role in the film: 

 

8. News anchor mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne

A standard TV celebrity interview quickly became really awkward for KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin this week after he confused Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne. Check out the cringe-worthy moment below: 

 

9. Rumor about Blake Griffin slapping Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber just can't seem to escape the headlines. Rumors were swirling that he had been smacked by LA Clippers player Blake Griffin at a Starbucks in West Hollywood.

10. HBO's "True Detective" drug heist goes wrong

Excitement for "True Detective," the new HBO series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, continues to grow. And this week's episode had a lot of people buzzing. 

 

*Buzz rankings reflect the top entertainment topics being discussed on Facebook, Feb 9-12, 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.

Tell us: What were you buzzing about this week? 

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