A new MySpace: Welcome back, Tom?

Next up: Nick Lachey will relaunch Friendster while the O-Town boys work on a Geocities reboot.

Are social media platforms like fashion? Wait long enough and pretty soon we’ll be looking for them again in the deep recesses of our closet?

Well, guess who we might find back there next to the fanny packs and boot cut jeans: Tom from MySpace.

Justin Timberlake invested in the faltering site in 2011 and has apparently been working hard on a revamp. On Monday, Timberlake Tweeted a sleek new video of the site and, dare I say it, it looks amazing. If you’ve become tired of Facebook, with the ever-present Someecards and other spammy developments — not to mention Mark Zuckerberg and Co.’s increasingly shady information-sharing practices — the new MySpace might be a safe haven (no word on if there’s a ban on baby photos, however).

The new, clean interface of the beta site looks like a mash-up of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify and Twitter, and focuses heavily on music. There are several other notable changes, like easy drag-and-drop interactivity and ways to connect with other people who share your interests.

Now, I just need to find the nerve to log back in when the new site finally launches — I’m terrified to see how many porn stars I’ve become friends with in my absence, as well as what my “mood” was in 2007. Let’s just hope Tom has updated his white T-shirt.

See? Nothing good came from ‘Batman and Robin’

Before news broke of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 14-year-old love child with housekeeper Mildred Baena, he confessed the news himself to wife Maria Shriver — but only after she confronted him about it in therapy. “The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, ‘Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child — whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred,’” Schwarzenegger writes in his new memoir. “I told the therapist, ‘It’s true.’” According to the book, the therapy session took place in January 2011, four months before he publicly admitted to fathering the child, whom he says was conceived during production of “Batman and Robin.”

Poor “Batman and Robin.” It killed both Chris O’Donnell’s movie career and an A-list political marriage. Thanks a lot, Joel Schumacher.



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