MySpace is rolling out a new section today dedicated to celebrity news and personalities, CNET reports. “MySpace Celebrity” will provide entertainment news, celebrity profiles, and gossip from People magazine, as well as video content. It will also index official celebrity MySpace profiles—which numbered more than 300 at launch.
MySpace, ahead of Facebook in terms of the number of users but behind in technological innovations, is hoping to distinguish itself as a pop cultural destination in addition to being a social network. "We want MySpace users to connect with celebrities in the same way that they do with musicians" on the site, said MySpace founder Tom Anderson.