Meredith Viera Expected To Leave Today Show

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Katie Couric isn’t the only anchor set to leave her high-profile job. Meredith Vieira is reportedly planning to leave the Today Show when her contract expires in September. NBC executives want her to stay, but things don’t look good. She only extended her contract for one year when it was up last year, and in October she said, “I’ll know when it’s time to go, and I’m not afraid to go … If I were to leave at the end of next year because it’s time for me, I wouldn’t jump into another show. I would look forward to not working, to traveling with (husband) Richard and carving out time for us. You’re always doing something, if you are curious. It doesn’t have to be a 9-to-5 job.” [Deadline]

Madonna released a statement today saying the recent reports about her charities falling apart are “wild and totally false … As we have said previously, Raising Malawi is currently undergoing a series of positive changes in an effort to serve more children. Neither Madonna nor Raising Malawi is being investigated by the FBI or the IRS.” [Us]

Miley Cyrus ended a 17-month Twitter hiatus to compliment Charlie Sheen. She wrote, “‘Do not fear…the Sheenius is here!’ I’m not gonna lie. I came back to twitter for 2 reasons. My fans and to follow Charlie Sheen.” Charlie responded, “Dear Miley, Welcome back to Twitter! Always felt you were epic! Now you proved it! Thanks for the love,” to which Miley said, “I always felt the same about you! You have taught me everything I know about WINNING. Duh!” [Us]
Charlie Sheen is now playing a parody of of his bizarre 20/20 interview at his comedy shows. You can watch it on YouTube, but I wouldn’t. [The Wrap]

  • Olivia Wilde responded to the rumor that she’s canoodling with Justin Timberlake, Tweeting, “Cool it, honeybadgers. We are just friends and have been for years.” BTW, this photo was taken in 2007. [Dlisted]

  • Kevin Federline has confirmed that he and Victoria Prince are expecting and posed for a picture featuring her baby bump. They say the baby is a girl and they plan to name her Jordan. [TMZ]
  • Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has canceled tour dates in Brazil after being hospitalized with abdominal pains. Doctors haven’t figured out what’s wrong, but he underwent stomach surgery for a blocked intestine last year. [USA Today]
  • Harvard has chosen Boston College alum Amy Poehler to deliver this year’s Class Day speech. The students say they watched Amy while they were growing up, which makes me feel old. [The Wrap]
  • A 13-foot statue of Kurt Cobain‘s guitar was erected today in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington to mark the 17th anniversary of his death. [TMZ]
  • Today in things that are confusing, a judge has granted Howard K. Stern‘s request to transfer the title of the home currently occupied by Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole Smith‘s daughter Dannielynn into Stern’s name. [Radar]
  • Nick Cannon announced on his radio show that he and Mariah Carey recently took sexy nude photos they plan to hang on the walls of their home. He said, “My children are going to have to see these pictures…It’s a little weird … When they get older and their friends come over…they will see the pictures and say, ‘Your daddy’s butt naked.'” Uh, they don’t have to keep them up, right? [Us]
  • A paparazzo tailing Emma Roberts called a store clerk who blocked his shot stupid. Roberts snapped, “You don’t say ‘someone’s stupid’ to a lady. You don’t call a woman ‘stupid.’ That’s so uncool, dude.” [E!]
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