Justin Timberlake considering producing MySpace ‘talent show’

Singer's manager says he wants to bring the music industry back to MySpace

Justin Timberlake is considering launching a MySpace talent contest, according to his longtime manager Johnny Wright.

The singer, who is set to be the “creative force” behind the ailing social network according to its new owners Specific Media, is said to be planning to launch an X Factor style event to showcase the website.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Timberlake‘s manger Johnny Wright said of the star’s plans for the site: “Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out. We definitely want to bring the industry back to MySpace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there.”

Wright also said that Timberlake is keen to get to work on the website, adding that the singer had sent him an email the day after the deal was confirmed, which reads: “Are you up? My mind is going dizzy with ideas. I need to talk.”

Specific Media, which bought MySpace last Wednesday (June 29) for $35 million (£22 million) has already said that Timberlake will have an office and dedicated staff at the social network.