Man, remember when you used to be able to get famous on MySpace without a shred of recognizable talent? Oh, we recall Tila Tequila and 2006 like it was only yesterday. Now, unfortunately, it looks like people might actually have to have the ability to sing or play or otherwise demonstrate a talent to win that kind of love, if Justin Timberlake’s MySpace talent competition becomes a reality. “Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out,” explained Johnny Wright, Timberlake’s long-time manager. “We definitely want to bring the industry back to Myspace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there.” And as for the less talented people, well, their faces can just as easily head over to Facebook.
Justin Timberlake’s MySpace connection isn’t just a passing internet fad; he is currently a stakeholder in the social media site. Timberlake and the new management of MySpace will announce their finalized plans on August 17. Maybe this means it’s not too late to revive Friendster, only their competition show would have 12 contestants locked in a house…forced to use Friendster. That’s as far as we’ve gotten, but terrifying, right?