Justin Timberlake Has No Idea What He's Doing at MySpace

justin timberlakeA question that plagues me each time I'm running on the treadmill is: When is Justin Timberlake going to come out with a new album? Hell, even a song! That boy needs to get in the studio and record a summer anthem stat. But, alas, he's not going to any time soon. He's too busy acting. Which is (sort of) fine by me, 'cause at least his movies are pretty good.

What I'm getting at here is I love me some JT. Whether he's singing, acting, dancing, or cracking us up on Saturday Night Live, there's no denying that the dude is talented. Everything he touches turns to gold.

Except this cockamamie MySpace deal that he clearly knows nothing about. Wait 'til you get a load of what he said!


Okay, so you know how not that long ago Justin bought MySpace? Well, he recently had an interview with The Daily Beast to discuss this venture, and although he's very charming in it (obvs), it's clear he has no clue what the hell is going on.

First of all, he's talking about how "they" want him to "get creative and come up with ideas." Sure they do, Justin. Why would they pay a really smart person with years of experience "coming up with ideas" when they can get a former member of 'N Sync? It's a no-brainer, really.

Then he said something really weird: "I'm the perfect crash test dummy for the technology they're sitting on." Wha? Did I miss something? What does that even mean? I don't understand -- and neither do the three people I asked.

Throughout the rest of the interview, Justin continues to be his adorable, naive self. He mentions how it's not about the ownership for him and MySpace, and how he wants to turn it into what it should have been, blah, blah, blah, yawn.

Bottom line: Justin is now the face of MySpace. And a terrific one at that. But his brain isn't going to redefine the site as we know it, turning it into a juggernaut. If the site becomes successful again -- which, let's face it, that's a stretch, now that they have Facebook and Google+ to compete with -- it's because Justin's associated with it. Not because of his ideas.

And if it doesn't work out, no lint off his sweater, because he's, like, a bajillionaire.

What do you think of Justin Timberlake buying MySpace?


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