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

Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the halftime show on Super Bowl Sunday, while Hollywood stars and fans alike mourned the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Those were just two of the stories that had people talking this week. 

Allegations about Woody Allen hit the headlines when his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, wrote an open letter accusing the filmmaker of sexually assaulting her as a child, and comments J.K. Rowling made about characters in the “Harry Potter” books caused a stir amongst her fans.

And who didn't crack a smile while watching "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch solve a mystery with some Muppets?  

Facebook has tallied the top 10 buzziest stories in entertainment this week, and all of those topics made the most-talked-about list. Find out what else made the cut:

1. Super Bowl performances

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2. R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hoffman, who won an Oscar for "Capote" and starred in other such films as "Boogie Nights," "Almost Famous" and "The Master," was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. Many took to social media to pay tribute to the actor, including stars like Mark Walhberg:

 

3. George Zimmerman vs. DMX?

A promoter says he's chosen rap star DMX to fight in a celebrity boxing match against George Zimmerman, the Florida man known for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, though a deal for the match has not yet been signed.

4. J.K. Rowling's second thoughts on Ron and Hermione

The "Harry Potter" scribe revealed in an interview that she now has doubts about pairing up Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in her books. Rowling said she "wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment" and said the couple might eventually need relationship counseling.

5. Renee Fleming sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl

Bruno Mars and the Chili Peppers weren't the only performers at the big game. Soprano Renee Fleming sang the national anthem before kickoff.

6. Woody Allen accused of sexual abuse

The filmmaker's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, penned an open letter published in The New York Times accusing her father of sexually assaulting her in 1992, when she was 7 years ago. Allen called the allegations "untrue and disgraceful," while Dylan's mother, Mia Farrow, has publicly supported her claims.

 


7. Prince's "New Girl" cameo

Jess, Nick, Schmidt and the rest of the "New Girl" gang ended up at a party at Prince's house during an episode of the Fox comedy that aired following the Super Bowl. Admissions of love, a performance and other hilarity ensued, and star Zooey Deschanel was excited for everyone to see it.

 


8. U2 releases new single "Invisible"

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9. People turning off the Super Bowl to watch "Downton Abbey"

While Sunday's Super Bowl set a ratings record, apparently not everyone was eager to watch the Seattle Seahawks trounce the Denver Broncos. TV host Bill Maher was among those who wondered, "What else is on?"

10. Benedict Cumberbatch sleuths with the Muppets 

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*Buzz rankings reflect the top entertainment topics being discussed on Facebook, Feb 2-5, 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.


  • Jessica Derschowitz

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