'SNL' COUP: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Joins 'Social Network' Jesse Eisenberg

UPDATE: Here is the video:

The Facebook founder and his movie doppelganger joked around and shook hands in tonight’s SNL introduction. There had been a lot of chatter in the past few days that SNL was trying to land Mark Zuckerberg but nothing was confirmed. Here’s what I’m told happened (sorry, I don’t have satellite so no access to the East Coast feed): The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg who’s hosting SNL comes out while Andy Samberg is imitating Zuckerberg. Then the real Zuckerberg is shown backstage standing with Lorne Michaels and asking, “Why can’t I go in there? I am the real Mark Zuckerberg.” A few seconds later, Zuckerberg joins Eisenberg and Samberg onstage. “What did you think of the movie?” the actor asks the billionaire. “It was interesting,” Zuckerberg responds. The two guys laugh and shake hands. Kinda cool PR stunt for the Oscar contender.

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