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Sunday
Jan302011

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Stops by 'SNL'

Photo Courtesy - NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Mark Zuckerberg surprised the Saturday Night Live audience this week when he joined guest host Jesse Eisenberg -- who played the Facebook co-founder in a not-so-flattering light in The Social Network -- for the show's opening monologue.

"Have you two not met? Awkward!" asked SNL's Andy Samberg, who was dressed as Zuckerberg, before leaving the stage.

"Did you ever end up seeing the film?" asked Eisenberg, who is nominated for a best actor Oscar for his portrayal. "What did you think?"

"It was interesting," said Zuckerberg with his teeth clenched.

"Interesting? I'll take it!" Eisenberg shot back.

In the past Zuckerberg has called the critically-acclaimed film "fiction."

"But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded."

The Social Network is nominated for eight Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live Feb. 27 on ABC.

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Wednesday
Jan122011

'The Social Network' Now on DVD

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The Social Network, arguably the most buzzed-about, well-reviewed and honored film of 2010, is now available on DVD.

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the story of how the social networking website was created, and the subsequent legal battles Zuckerberg had with former Harvard colleagues and a former business partner.

The DVD contains audio commentaries from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, while the Blu-ray version has additional features, such as a behind-the-scenes documentary. 

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Wednesday
Dec152010

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Named Person of the Year by 'Time'

Photo Courtesy - PR Newswire/Time Magazine(NEW YORK) -- Time magazine has named Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old billionaire founder of Facebook, its Person of the Year.

"In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity in a single network...It's a permanent fact of our global social reality.  We have entered the Facebook age, and Mark Zuckerberg is the man who brought us here," Time writes in its profile.

Since the distinction began in 1927, the magazine chooses the person every year who "has done the most to change the news, for better or worse."  It has also selected groups of people, devices, and famously, even You...representing a new population contributing content online.

Runners-up this year included the Tea Party, Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai and the 33 Chilean Miners.

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Sunday
Oct032010

"The Social Network" Tops Box Office

Photo Courtesy - Columbia Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The Social Network took the top spot at the box office in its debut weekend, grossing $23 million.

The Aaron Sorkin film centers on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's rise to fame and creation of a social media phenomenon. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield.

Coming in a distant second was Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole at $11 million, with Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps coming in third at $10.5 million.  

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Friday
Sep242010

Facebook Movie: Fact or Fiction? 

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News.(NEW YORK) -- The Social Network will premiere Friday at the New York Film Festival and hit theaters on Oct. 1, but already the movie has sparked thousands of conversations, not to mention wall posts.

In the film, Facebook's young creator, Mark Zuckerberg, is depicted as a cutthroat social climber who's not afraid to stab some backs to create his website. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script is based on court documents and a partly fictionalized book, "The Accidental Billionaires." As reported on Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed he will donate $100 million to public schools in Newark, N.J., a decision that some argue is intended to counter bad PR surrounding the film.

Still, Zuckerberg himself has called the movie nothing more than fiction and claims he has no plans to see it.

In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer in July, Zuckerberg said, "I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded." 

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