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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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Aaron Sorkin Admits He Doesn't Use Facebook on 'The Early Show' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 28th 2011 10:45AM
Aaron Sorkin Admits He Doesn't Use Facebook on 'The Early Show'Despite his Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'The Social Network,' Aaron Sorkin isn't necessarily an avid user of Facebook. On 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS), Sorkin said he created a Facebook account for research purposes while working on the movie, but took it down soon afterward.

"I'd barely heard of Facebook," admitted Sorkin. "I'd heard of it, but I'd heard of it the way I'd heard of a carburetor. You know, I can't pop the hood of my car, point at it and tell you what it does."

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Ellen and Neil Patrick Harris Recreate Scenes From Oscar-Nominated Movies (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 25th 2011 10:00AM
Ellen and Neil Patrick Harris Recreate Scenes From Oscar-Nominated MoviesIn order to show that "acting really isn't that hard," Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris recreate dramatic moments from some of this year's Oscar nominees on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

Harris rattles off a line from 'Inception,' and DeGeneres, who's wearing a brown wig that nearly covers her eyes, pauses for a few moments and says, "I have no idea what you're talking about."

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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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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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'Jackass' Crew Spoofs 'Social Network' at 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 17th 2011 6:00AM
Johnny Knoxville on 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards'At the 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards' (Fri., 9PM ET on VH1), the guys from 'Jackass' parodied 'The Social Network.' In a curly wig, Johnny Knoxville played the zoned-out Mark Zuckerberg, unfazed by threats from the Winklevoss twins.

"Watch it, jerk," said Jason "Wee Man" Acuna. "I'm 4-foot-6, 150 pounds, and there's two of me. You told us you'd help us out with WeeBook."

Knoxville/Zuckerberg replies, "WeeBook was just a dating site for little people. My idea was so much bigger ... a dating site for little people and big people."

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Jimmy Kimmel Envies Armie Hammer's Fake Twin, Gets His Own (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 18th 2010 7:35AM
Armie Hammer and His 'Double' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Who among us didn't realize that 'The Social Network's' Winklevoss twins weren't real-life twins until the credits rolled? Armie Hammer played both preppy rowers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

Jimmy Kimmel wants a twin, too. "I'm so envious. I would love to have a double," he says when Hammer visits 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC).

The actor shows Kimmel how it's done, calling his "double" to the stage. Hammer and Hammer proceed to give a joint interview. The host then calls out his own extra Jimmy Kimmel.

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Facebook on the Small Screen: Our Favorite Social Networking Moments on TV

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 2nd 2010 2:00PM
'30 Rock'Facebook might be getting its due at the movies this weekend with the opening of 'The Social Network,' but the site (and some other fictional social networks) have been celebrated on TV for years. From Jim's oh-so-clever Halloween costume on 'The Office' or the up-and-coming NBC acquisition YouFace on '30 Rock,' we came up with a list of some of the greatest social networking tributes on television.

YouFace, '30 Rock'
Jack reconnected with his high school flame, played by Julianne Moore, via NBC's "up-and-coming social networking site," YouFace. Users post their "PhoLo" -- "a contraction for Photo and Hello" -- and "FingerTag" -- contact -- their friends. In a relationship? Describe your status to the world using convenient terms like "Weirdsies" and "Working On It."

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Justin Timberlake on Illegal File Sharing: "I Probably Would Have Done It." (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 27th 2010 12:46PM
Justin Timberlake, 'Good Morning America'It might not be enough to get a case of illegal file sharing thrown out of court, but at least you could go into it knowing that Justin Timberlake sympathizes with your situation. The musician/actor was on 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC) to promote his new film latest film project 'The Social Network,' opening October 1, 2010.

In the film, Timberlake ironically plays Sean Parker, a co-founder of the notorious file-sharing site Napster which came under fire from the recording industry for its distribution of illegal music files. When co-host Robin Roberts asked Timberlake if he thought the role ironic, the iconic pop star said, "I definitely saw a bit of irony in that."

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Aaron Sorkin returning to television

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 18th 2009 4:29PM
Aaron SorkinIn last week's TV Squad Podcast, I mentioned how I liked Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It was a show with a ton of flaws, but it was also well-written and had a ton of potential. After it ended, Sorkin fans (even the ones who didn't like the show) were wondering "what will he do on TV next?" Well, we might have our answer.

Over at TV Guide magazine, Sorkin says that his next show will once again (like Studio 60 and Sports Night) be set in the world of television, a behind-the-scenes look at...something. He doesn't say what the show will be, but when Studio 60 ended there was talk that he would do a show set at a fictional cable news channel. Considering that all of Sorkin's shows have had some sort of news and/or political side, this seems like a natural. He'll be able to talk about all of the things he wants to talk about in a setting like that.

Sorkin says that he will start working on the show when filming of The Social Network, the big screen movie about the start of Facebook, is over. I can't wait.

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