According to a report on TechCrunch, MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe and possibly several others of the company's executive team are close to being fired.

The report, which remains unconfirmed, states that the new CEO of Digital Media for MySpace parent company NewsCorp, Jonathan Miller, wants to replace DeWolfe, president Tom Anderson and CTO Aber Whitcomb, noting that a new CEO has already been identified and is in contract negotiations.

An announcement is expected to be made sometime this week or next, according to the report. Representatives from MySpace declined to comment.

Chris DeWolfe founded MySpace, along with Anderson, in 2003. The two remained the company after its $580 million acquisition by NewsCorp in 2005, and reportedly have a contract good through this October.

Miller came to NewsCorp last month. From 2002 to 2006, he was the chairman and CEO of AOL, where he led the company's transformation to an online advertising focus. The CEO of Digital Media is a newly created role and MySpace. It's not clear whether Miller wants to have a more direct role in MySpace's operation, but should a change in fact take place, it would be the first major action by the incoming CEO.

MySpace this year has lost a number of senior executives, including COO Amit Kapur, who left in March. Senior VP of technology Jim Benedetto and senior VP of product strategy Steve Pearman also recently left.

Exactly how any changes at the top of MySpace will affect the new MySpace Music venture is unclear. Former MTV and Interscope executive Courtney Holt this year took over as president of the division.

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