June 29th, 2011
Justin Timberlake is taking an ownership stake in MySpace.
The singer-actor, who starred as Facebook pioneer Sean Parker in The Social Network, will play a “major role in developing the creative direction and strategy” for the rival platform.
Specific Media, which today acquired MySpace from News Corp., made the announcement late Wednesday.
“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,” said Timberlake in a statement.
“MySpace has the potential to be that place.”