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'The Simpsons' to Spoof 'The Social Network'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 27th 2011 8:15AM
'The Simpsons'Facebook co-creator Mark Zuckerberg has already made a guest appearance on 'The Simpsons,' and now the animated comedy is getting ready to spoof the fictionalized version of his life.

Yes, 'The Simpsons' will take on 'The Social Network,' in an episode due to air in 2012 called -- what else? -- 'The D'oh-cial Network.'

'The Sun' reports that 'The Simpsons' homage to Aaron Sorkin's 2010 movie will see Lisa create a social network site in Springfield but give too much credit to everyone else.

And at least one of the movie's stars will be reprising his role in the Springfield version.

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Winklevoss Brothers: Mark Zuckerberg's Portrayal in 'The Social Network' Was 'Generous' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 9th 2011 10:55AM
The Winklevoss brothers, who allege Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook, stopped by 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN), where they discussed their ongoing legal campaign against Zuckerberg, who's already paid the pair $65 million through a mediated settlement.

Morgan asked the twins how accurately Zuckerberg was portrayed in movie 'The Social Network,' noting their former Harvard classmate and business partner came off as a bit odd.

"It's generous," Cameron Winklevoss said of Zuckerberg's portrayal, as his brother nodded.

Cameron explained that, unlike the Zuckerberg character in the movie, the real Zuckerberg doesn't have any inner turmoil concerning his cutthroat (and the Winklevoss's would say illegal) business dealings.

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It's Zuckerberg Times Three on 'SNL' as the Real Mark Zuckerberg Stops By (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 31st 2011 2:51AM
Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg, 'The Social Network'The three face(book)s of Mark Zuckerberg erupted on the set of 'Saturday Night Live' (Sat., 11:30pm on NBC) as the real deal dropped in on host Jesse Eisenberg's monologue. Eisenberg, of course, played him in the Oscar-nominated film 'The Social Network.

In the monologue bit, Andy Samberg came out in his Mark Zuckerberg persona to give Eisenberg crap for getting an Oscar nomination for portraying him in the film.

"what do I get," he asked. "What do I have to feel good about?"

"Wasn't Facebook just valued at like $50 billion?" Eisenberg responded.

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Face-Off! Mark Zuckerberg Makes 'SNL' Cameo in Jesse Eisenberg's Monologue (VIDEO)

by PopEater Staff, posted Jan 30th 2011 11:20AM
Last night's 'Saturday Night Live' was hardly what you'd call a Mark Zuckerberg Production, but it did feature a spirited cameo from the Facebook co-founder.

As predicted, Zuckerberg wasn't about to let Jesse Eisenberg -- newly Oscar-nominated for playing the young lawsuit magnet in 'The Social Network' -- hog the 'SNL' spotlight.

During the 27-year-old actor's stammering monologue about his faux bravado in nervewracking situations, a hoodie-clad Andy Samberg sidled onstage impersonating Zuckerberg. And while they bantered, 'SNL' impresario Lorne Michaels stood offstage, wondering which joker was actually the 26-year-old Time Person of the Year.

By Lorne's side? The real deal.

Zuck delivered his punch lines with a grin ("Those guys are such nerds. I invented 'poking!'"), and soon stepped onstage as Samberg skedaddled ("Wait, have you two not met? Awk-berg!").

It was a stilted summit meeting, but as a Winklevoss might put it, very collegial ... in a dorky way ... where one of the dorks is a bazillionaire.

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'Saturday Night Live': Jesse Eisenberg / Nicki Minaj Recap (VIDEO)

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Jan 30th 2011 10:20AM
['Saturday Night Live' - 'Season 36, Episode 13']

Who's hosting 'Saturday Night Live' this week? Who? Jesse Eisenberg? What would I know him from? I haven't seen 'The Social Network.' That's the internet movie about the rich nerds with the lead singer from N'Sync, right? He's hosting? Man, they must be hard up for hosts these days. Who's next week, that homeless guy with the sexy voice? No, I'm sure he is talented. You don't get nominated for an Oscar without some talent... unless you're Adrien Brody. There's always an added element of excitement when a newbie hosts the show, too. Cool. I'm psyched. Let's do this.

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Join Jesse Eisenberg on 'Saturday Night Live' Tomorrow

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 28th 2011 1:00PM
Jesse Eisenberg, Mark ZuckerbergRecent Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg is set to host 'Saturday Night Live' this week alongside musical guest Nicki Minaj, but he could have another very special visitor attend tomorrow night's taping.

According to the New York Post, Mark Zuckerberg is angling to appear on the episode. A source told the paper that the Facebook founder wants "to show he has a sense of humor" after complaining publicly that he was portrayed poorly in 'The Social Network.'

Dueling Zuckerbergs? We're in. It'll be best if 'SNL' uses him in an actual sketch, but we have a feeling he's going to be relegated to a short Weekend Update guest spot. Either way, the results could be great.

Watch Eisenberg's promos for this week's show after the jump.

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Jesse Eisenberg Now Gets Mistaken for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 7th 2011 5:00AM
Jesse Eisenberg Talks Zuckerberg on 'Tonight Show'You'd think that everyone knows Jesse Eisenberg is an actor who played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 'The Social Network.' Even if you're less culturally savvy than business-minded, maybe you'd know Zuckerberg's face from the cover of 'Time,' when he was named Person of the Year.

But a particular Blackberry exec mistook Eisenberg for the real deal, he said on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). He approached the actor in a coffee shop and asked if Eisenberg was still affiliated with Blackberry.

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Mark Zuckerberg Addresses What 'The Social Network' Got Right and Wrong (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 6th 2010 5:10PM
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the movie 'The Social Network' -- which is about the founding of his company, Facebook -- was "pretty fun" to watch.

In a '60 Minutes' (Sunday, 7 PM ET on CBS) interview with Leslie Stahl, the 26-year-old founder and CEO of Facebook also addressed what the film got wrong and right.

"I think they got every single T-shirt that they had the Mark Zuckerberg character wearing right, I think I actually own those T-shirts," he explained.

"There are hugely basic things they got wrong too -- they made it seem like my whole motivation for building Facebook was so I could get girls, and they completely left out that my girlfriend I have been dating since before I started Facebook," he said, much to the shock of Stahl.

Maybe Stahl shouldn't have been so surprised that Zuckerberg is still together with his college girlfriend. It doesn't appear he's changed his T-shirt heavy wardrobe much since then either.

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