30 Jun '11, 3am

Justin Timberlake is part of the group which is buying MySpace from News Corp.

Justin Timberlake is part of the group which is buying MySpace from News Corp.

Justin Timberlake apparently wasn't satisfied with just playing a social media impresario in the movies, so now he's becoming one in real life. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES - JUSTIN Timberlake apparently wasn't satisfied with just playing a social media impresario in the movies, so now he's becoming one in real life. The pop star, who played Napster co-founder Sean Parker in The Social Network, a movie about Facebook, has joined Specific Media in buying its downtrodden rival, MySpace, from News Corp in a deal that closed on Wednesday. Timberlake will have an office at MySpace's Beverly Hills headquarters and a staff of about a half dozen people working for him 'around the clock' developing his ideas for the site, said Specific Media CEO Tim Vanderhook. The partners are set to unveil their plans for reviving the flagging site in a couple of months. 'When we met with Justin and ...

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