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The Associated Press

Justin Timberlake has been ordered to rest his voice.

Timberlake’s strained voice is the result of his performance Sunday at MTV’s Video Music Awards in Las Vegas and months of touring, Jive Records said in a statement Tuesday.

A doctor ordered several days of vocal rest for Timberlake, forcing the 26-year-old singer to miss shows in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday and San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday.

Tour promoter AEG Live has rescheduled the shows for Sept. 23 in San Jose and Sept. 25 in Sacramento.

White Stripes back out of four dates

The White Stripes have canceled upcoming tour dates “due to health issues.”

Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time,” the duo said Tuesday in a posting on their Web site. “We hate to let people down and are very sorry.”

A representative for the White Stripes declined comment Wednesday.

Drummer White and singer-guitarist Jack White are touring to promote their latest album, “Icky Thump.”

Shows set for this month in Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; San Diego; Inglewood, Calif.; and Berkeley, Calif., have been canceled.

Vieira returns to ‘The View’

“The View” is getting a visit from a prominent alum.

No, not that one. Meredith Vieira , the show’s moderator before being briefly replaced by Rosie O’Donnell — who was replaced by Whoopi Goldberg — is returning to the daytime chat show Oct. 8. It will be her first guest appearance since leaving the ABC show.

Vieira, 53, will talk about her experiences as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show, and is hawking a new “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” DVD game that will be released next month. She is host of the game show.

She spent nine seasons as moderator of the Barbara Walters -invented ABC talk show before leaving in June 2006.

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