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When nothing big occurs news-wise, Twitter becomes primarily a place for random, mundane thought/activity sharing. That was not the case this weekend, as there was a plethora of events that garnered huge attention on social media platforms.
The leading topic today, of course, was the Super Bowl, its halftime show and the commercials that aired throughout it. But a lot of other things happened this weekend as well. Unfortunately, one of them was the sudden passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who recently starred in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee. Celebrities and fans alike took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences over the loss.
Other high-attention-receiving events, on the non-tragic side, included the Puppy Bowl and its new competition, the Kitten Bowl, a new Downton Abbey episode and a guest appearance by Prince on the post-game episode of New Girl. However, celebrities seemed to be busy with their own personal events, so tweets about those things were perhaps the second most common type behind Super Bowl tweets.
Here are the top ten celebrity tweets from Monday, February 3, from a tribute to the departed actor, to discussing their own shows/events, to mentioning the big game:
Tyler Hoechlin honored Philip Seymour Hoffman:
Also incredibly sad to hear the news about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. A truly brilliant talent that will be immeasurably missed. #RIP
— Tyler Hoechlin (@TylerL_Hoechlin) February 3, 2014
Additional celebrity reactions to Hoffman's passing can be found here.
Jimmy Fallon expressed gratitude regarding his career, past and future:
Just did my last appearance with @jayleno. Sooo many fun times at that studio with him. Thanks to Jay and crew for always treating me great.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 3, 2014
Lucy Hale self-promoted:
Who's coming out to my mall performances tomorrow night? I'll be in Phoenix at 5 PT & Tempe at 7:30 ! More info here: http://t.co/Moz1WrikHe
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 3, 2014
Dylan O'Brien, a star of Teen Wolf, gave a shout-out to a new cast-mate:
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) February 3, 2014
Hillary Clinton made perhaps the best, most shared tweet of the night, about the Super Bowl:
It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2014
These celebrities also mentioned the big game:
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) February 3, 2014
Well... You win some, you lose some...and then THAT happens. #superbowl
— Candice Accola (@CandiceAccola) February 3, 2014
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 3, 2014
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) February 3, 2014
Darius Rucker was eager to move on from the game:
So who is gonna win the Super Bowl next year?!?!?
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) February 3, 2014