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Justin Timberlake: MySpace Stakeholder!

Justin Timberlake: MySpace Stakeholder!

Justin Timberlake has just taken a stake in MySpace after the company was sold to the online advertising network Specific Media for $35 million.

The 30-year-old entertainer will “help the company develop its new strategy and creative direction,” according to THR.

“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place,” Justin said in a statement. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”

Last year, Justin earned accolades for his role as Napster founder Sean Parker in the film The Social Network, which told the story of Facebook’s beginnings.

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17 Comments

# 1

idk that place is like a ghost town

# 2

Waste of money.

# 3

Everyone laughs at myspace but you know what? It’s the greatest site to talk to musicians. I’m a groupie and I’ve met some of my favorite and hottest bands thanks to myspace. So it’s not all bad ;)

# 4
Sorry but @ 06/29/2011 at 7:19 pm

he should have made a new website called Mybook.com or Facespace.com , just sayin’ !

# 5

He’s a dork and wasted his money, can’t wait to laugh when it all fails. Go away Justin forever.

# 6

What a bad investment. but it’s not like it’s going to make a dent in his bank account anyway…

# 7

hmm It’s call TWITTER!

# 8

I dunno if they can make myspace good again (because it only started sucking real bad when that Tom guy sold it) around 2009 is when it started going down hill. Its a good place for music. Its so messy now it needs cleaned up! hopefully Justin will do that.

# 9

Good luck to Justin and the creative team. They have alot work to revamp and reimage MySpace.

$35 million? That’s all it’s worth? LOL should’ve sold it when it was at its peak

Well, Justin sure doesn’t lack confidence….

This reminds me of what Pharrell is doing for Karmaloop, but Justin is no Pharrell. I don’t see Justin being creative enough to come up with ideas that can save Myspace. Unless his face is plastered all over Myspace or an NSYNC reunion for his fans, I don’t see this going far. I give him props for thinking he can do it.

I thought he was the dude from The Social Network, the movie about FACEBOOK….
I didn’t see that coming.

@thegoodsource @ 06/29/2011 at 8:55 pm

Well kids, here it comes – the new era of social networking is arriving. Future Celebrity Gossip is about to do a very interesting post on this for you.

The revitalisation of Myspace is – google Future Celebrity Gossip soon to read her story – your world’s hottest celebrity oracle!

People – get serious. IF Justin put in ANY money at all, it’s probably $500K at most. They are using his name to try and make it cool like ultra d-bag Ashton Kutcher and Twitter. It won’t work. TimberFAKE is not cool and MySpace is more dead than Olivia Munn’s career!! Sorry, it ain’t gonna work. People will NEVER go back to MySpace and any REAL musician doesn’t use that deader than dead website.

suggestion @ 06/30/2011 at 12:41 am

Screw Myspace and bring back Imeem.com which Myspace screwed up by purchasing it and know they have been bought!

joneblaze @ 06/30/2011 at 5:31 am

People abandoned MYSPACE because through their new design,they could barely get to their notes,could no longer find their favorite pages or their friends.The only way to save that site is to copy the same design of Facebook or Balckplanet.

@joneblaze: Black Planet…now that is a blast from the past lol

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