NFL players gear up for Kickoff 2013, stars spotted in the stands at the U.S. Open, The Rock takes you behind the scenes on the “Hercules” set, a Swedish princess breaks some big news, a long-distance swimmer celebrates her record-breaking achievement, and Gaga gets excited! Facebook is where the conversations are happening around all of this and more. Check back here each week for standout posts by celebrities, athletes and other public figures. As a reminder, you can now embed all Facebook posts. Just click on on the arrow in the upper righthand corner of the post to copy the embed code.

“Game day.” Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco posting two simple words ahead of Thursday night’s 2013 NFL Kickoff.

“It’s HERE! Regular season football starts tonight!!! Who is ready for the Cowboys to take the field this weekend?!?! #DC4L.” Dallas tight end, Jason Witten, sharing his excitement with fans.

“The #USOpen attracts a host of celebrities every year and so far 2013 has been no exception.” Hollywood stars watching the action courtside at the U.S. Open like Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Olivia Wilde and more. See the entire photo album here.

“Bling, nails, polka dots.” Heidi Klum showing off her new nail art on the set of “America’s Got Talent.”

“Unbelievable trip to Asia… got to see my main man, Po!” Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin posing with a panda in his lap, and giving a shout-out to fans.

“Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their first child. Princess Madeleine of Sweden announcing her pregnancy in a Facebook post.

“First Camp Nou experience with the Spanish Super Cup.” Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and singer Shakira posing with their son, Milan, on the pitch in Barcelona.

“Family outing.” Tony Hawk heading out for Labor Day weekend with a trunk full of skateboards.

“The longest and most challenging movie I’ve ever filmed. Worth every minute of the grind, ‘cause we’re making something epic.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson behind the scenes on the “Hercules” set.

Lady Gaga sharing her enthusiasm with fans as she rehearses for an upcoming performance.

“We did it! With Bonnie by my side! #xtremedream #fearlessnyad.” Endurance swimmer, Diana Nyad, celebrating in Key West after completing a record-breaking swim from Cuba to the United States.

“Wake up, snap a selfie mirror pic and #fierceyovacation!” TV personality and former model, Tyra Banks, posting this “fierce” selfie.

“Miljan, GG and me lining up against NFL NY Giants Center David Baas. David weighs 145 kg. Who will win this battle?;)” Top seed Novak Djokovic gearing up for the tackle with fellow players at the U.S. Open.

“Furyan flagpole. Haha” Action star Vin Diesel flexing some muscles and making a “Riddick” reference in this funny post.

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