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BREAKING NEWS: Matt Lauer got Ann Curry fired!

What a piece of shit.


Remember how Ann Curry looked at Matt Lauer like he smelled like a wet dog when it came time for their good-bye hug on "Today?" It wasn't a coincidence.

Lauer was the one behind NBC's move to push her off the show, according to Us Weekly.

"Matt Lauer is 100 percent behind Ann leaving," a source tells Us Weekly. In the days leading up to her emotional on-air farewell, Curry (who joined the show in 1997 as news reader) and Lauer, 54, "were really icy to each other, and she refused to speak to him all week."

After weeks of speculation, Curry, 55, was shown the door after just one year as co-host of NBC's popular morning show, which has been suffering from dwindling ratings.

The tension was obvious to millions of viewers. "The body language was extremely tense," the insider points out. And her final day, says a second source, "was like a funeral in a way."

First announcing her departure from "Today" -- and a new, seven-year contract with NBC News to cover international stories across the network's various news programs -- to USA Today last Wednesday, Curry dismissed criticism that she and longtime host Lauer (who had successful on-air partnerships with both Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira) lacked chemistry.

"You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years, been part of the No. 1 winning team for a history-making number of years," she said. "That said, I just finished my freshman year as co-host. In every single co-host's first year, there have been kinks to be worked out, and perhaps I deserve as much blame for that as anyone."

Matt Lauer apparently agrees.

Curry's replacement, former White House Correspondent and 9 a.m. hour "Today" host Savannah Guthrie, was announced the following day.

Of Curry's job switch, NBC News president Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter: "I think ("Today") was not where her real passion was. ... In her heart of hearts, I think she would admit that. I think her real passion is built around reporting on international stories . ... I think we've now come up with a role that will play to her strengths."

by Anonymousreply 8701/29/2013

I hope it's mine, R1!

Matt, thank you for making the show more watchable.

I'm sure Anne's a very nice woman but I never felt as if she connected with her guests or the audience.

by Anonymousreply 207/03/2012

Thanks Matt for ridding us of this fake, over-eager mannequin who wouldn't know a real moment if a real moment spit on her.

by Anonymousreply 307/03/2012

He certainly wasn't alone in disliking her. I'm really surprised at how this played out in the media. She's no sweetheart either.

by Anonymousreply 407/03/2012

Well what do you know.

by Anonymousreply 507/03/2012

Damn, Ann looks great for 55.

by Anonymousreply 607/03/2012

This is the start of Matt's downfall. Women (who are a major part of the show's viewership) don't like it when guys not only cheat on their wife but also get a female colleague fired.

by Anonymousreply 707/03/2012

I was about to post the same thing R6. I would have pegged her to be late 30s/early 40s.

by Anonymousreply 807/03/2012

Is Samantha Guthrie one of the co-workers Lauer is or was fucking?

by Anonymousreply 907/03/2012

He doesn't have the power to get anybody fired unless they already have their finger on the switch.

I feel a tiny bit badly for her and then I don't. That speech she gave on her last day was absurd. You'd have thought someone had assassinated a head of state. Give me a break.

The fact that the head of the news division trashed her in the press after she left tells you one very important thing: she handled it pretty poorly, pissing off lots of people. Capus is not someone to go around bad-mouthing people and after she was gone the easiest thing to do would be to just mouth platitudes.

People, she was being paid almost $7 million a year -- and for a job she did not do all that well, a job that didn't require excessive skill. Save the tears for someone who deserves it.

by Anonymousreply 1007/03/2012

r10 Katie and Matt made the Today show a ratings smash. Did you see how much they paid him recently? He most certainly has the power to call the shots.

And if she was fired, she doesn't have to make nice. Men exhibit worse behavior than Ann did and still get hired. A woman in this day and age should not be blackballed for speaking the truth. NBC handled it in a poor manner and to add insult to injury, are now badmouthing her because she didn't take her punishment like a good little girl.

No tears. Ann will go on to other things. But you cannot deny that Matt's a phony and NBC did a terrible job handling this.

by Anonymousreply 1107/03/2012

I would agree with you, R10, except for that gigantic elephant sitting in the room who is pulling down $25 million.

Lauer is a far bigger problem than Curry.

by Anonymousreply 1207/03/2012

No, R11. They just upped his pay. Within NBC, they believe the franchise is incredibly powerful. The pay increase was the way he used his power. And he's not a power-hungry guy.

We're trusting Us Weekly now? Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 1307/03/2012

I thought I read that somewhere R9. Guthrie, as well as Natalie Morales. But I have no photos to offer as proof.

by Anonymousreply 1407/03/2012

I thought I read it too, R14. It seems that would change their dynamic. Then again, he might be such a dog it doesn't mean anything to him.

by Anonymousreply 1507/03/2012

I've never looked at him the same after he started wearing that atrocious haircut. Whoever styles him should be shot, his suits are not flattering and the hair is so so wrong. It was better a little longer on top, receding or no.

by Anonymousreply 1707/03/2012

I don't normally read Perez, so don't flame me, but when I googled "Matt Lauer affair" this was one of the first results, referencing an affair with Natalie.

by Anonymousreply 1907/03/2012

[quote]Btw Matt Lauer is not a "piece of shit" for wanting an incompetent employee terminated. Wouldn't YOU like it if you could get someone not running your business properly shitcanned? You can't force chemistry, and Ann was given more than enough time to prove herself worthy of sharing the stage with Lauer. She failed.

r18, what TODAY show have you been watching? Matt Lauer has some of the worst approaches to interviews I have seen on television. And furthermore, TODAY is not Matt's business. He is another cog in the machine that is NBC. And he will realize that when the ratings keep falling and he is fired. GMA is a much better program at this point.

by Anonymousreply 2207/03/2012

r21 what does Matt being (BTW being 1/2) Jewish have to do with the story. Be gone with your anti-antisemitism.

by Anonymousreply 2307/03/2012

If you notice it is basically men who are running the show at Today. And what happens when the ratings drop, who is the fall person?

The woman, not the man.

It still continues to be man's world

by Anonymousreply 2407/03/2012

There are NO female executives running the show at Today.

by Anonymousreply 2507/03/2012

R23, he's too busy counting the money to conduct a competent interview. Watch him suck up to Bill O'Reilly next time he's booked, which is far too frequently

by Anonymousreply 2607/03/2012

It's not only ratings, R24. Lauer has had multiple affairs with his female co-workers and at least one of them got fired.

by Anonymousreply 2707/03/2012

r26 please join r21 and go away....

by Anonymousreply 2807/03/2012

r18, you missed the point.

Whether or not she was appropriate for the job has nothing to do with how her exit was handled.

NBC are notorious for fucking up personnel issues (Leno and Conan) and then not having the balls to be straight up about it.

They are also notorious for letting the wrong talent have any influence over management decisions.

by Anonymousreply 2907/03/2012

If a woman is going to use the casting couch, r27, then she shouldn't complain when she gets caught and tossed out on her ass.

And no, that in no way excuses Lauer's behaviour. If it affects the show, TPTB need to deal with it.

From a realpolitik perspective, however, women need to own up to the consequences of their decisions.

The cultural misandry is a ridiculous over-correction.

by Anonymousreply 3007/03/2012

Ann Curry's elevation was one of the biggest blunders in television history. If she hadn't been fired, the show was heading for disaster and Matt would have lost a sweet gig. If Matt had stood idly by and allowed this dingbat to ruin his franchise, he would have deserved to lose his job.

by Anonymousreply 3107/03/2012

It's misandry when women always get fired, R30?

by Anonymousreply 3307/03/2012

Matt Lauer also made Steven Cojocaru disappear from Today. I can't stand the way the entire Today staff fawns ouver that fucked-up fundie family with the gazillion children. They keep brining them to NYC for shopping sprees every time the clown car spits out another baby.

by Anonymousreply 3407/03/2012

no r32 u made a point to bring up his Jewish roots even though it had nothing to do with the post. Why make a statement like "He's a right wing nutcase and a Jew, go figure.", if you didn't want to start something. A**hole.

by Anonymousreply 3507/03/2012

[quote]Ann Curry's elevation was one of the biggest blunders in television history.

Oh come *on*. Quit it with the hyperbole and melodrama already. Ann was the logical choice to take over. Unfortunately "logic" doesn't always work, and in this case it didn't and a change of course was made. That does not make it one of the biggest blunders in television history. Putting Jay Leno on at 10pm and then trying to move him back to "The Tonight Show" after giving Conan O'Brien the job ... now THAT was one of the biggest TV blunders ever, one NBC still hasn't recovered from.

by Anonymousreply 3607/03/2012

The Today Show has been on a roll for 16 years or so. They owned the morning time slot. Those of us who watched the show for years were familiar with how embarrassingly painful it is to watch Ann Curry whenever she utters a word that is not scripted. (The fact that she sticks to the script on Dateline is the reason why she isn't so loony on that show.)

It was a joke how she was there to sit in whenever any of the talent on the show was absent. Would she work on Christmas morning while in labor during a major blizzard with a simultaneous earthquake? No problem. How else would she get air time?

They're paying Matt Lauer a gawdawful amount. And look at what they paid Ann! There are at least five billion people in the world who would have been better at that job and would have done it for a fraction. NBC threw away that money and they ruined the franchise.

That's not a blunder.

At least with the Tonight Show farce, they've reduced their audience to the dimwits who would bother to watch Jay Leno. That's what they started out with anyway. Jay Leno's damage was done years and years ago.

by Anonymousreply 3707/03/2012

Basically, I mean two wrongs don't make a right, r33.

Unless he was raping/blackmailing them, the women who advanced their careers by sleeping with him are also responsible if they are caught. This is especially true if their talent didn't match their ambition.

The posters at r24 & r27 were effectively blaming Lauer for his colleagues' bad choice.

Now people are turning on Lauer, like he is the problem.

TPTB are the ones responsible for the whole mess, not him.

As to the accusation that 'it's always the women who get fired' that's not necessarily the case. The person in the weaker position is fired, i.e. who has less value to the corporate interest.

Yes, there is misogyny-I'm not denying that.

by Anonymousreply 3807/03/2012

R35, the implication was that "Jewish/right wing nutcase" are usually mutually exclusive, denoting, of course, that Jewish is the more sophisticated of the two. Dear God, you are so busy guarding your damned self absorbed religion that didn't even get the intended insult in the original post. Now, face Mecca and kiss my Protestant arse.

by Anonymousreply 3907/03/2012

Some serious fucking idiots here. Lauer is well known for being an asshole, from way back to the Katie days. Of course he was responsible for this - the ratings were dropping and his ego couldn't handle that it might be him, so he turned it all on Ann, who - while stiff as a board, this is true - was hardly the problem.

Putting all that aside, however - all you have to do is look at how her exit was handled to see that NBC is one fucking stupid company.

by Anonymousreply 4007/03/2012

what r39? and BTW no thanks, wouldn't dream of it.

by Anonymousreply 4107/03/2012

The Today Show had been taking it in the shorts from GMA for a while (well before Curry's promotion) and when Lauer telegraphed his intention to leave, NBC's Brass panicked at this new "crisis" and decided they'd pay Matt ANYTHING to stay put. Throwing money around to preserve the status quo is typically the only game-plan for people and businesses with too much money and too few ideas. God forbid they'd actually hatch a plan to re-boot a franchise that's long past it's expiration date.

Lauer's price was $25M + Curry's head-on-a-platter and his agent did a fine job of convincing the backward children of NBC that Curry was the "problem" and Matt was the "solution".

Matt dodged a bullet and now has some breathing room to zero in on his next scapegoat.

Done and done.

by Anonymousreply 4207/03/2012

So, GMA overtook the Today Show a year after Ann Curry got the gig. Sounds like, by the time Ann Curry got the gig, GMA had destroyed the Today Show. Things were so much simpler when time was linear.

by Anonymousreply 4307/03/2012

[quote]As to the accusation that 'it's always the women who get fired' that's not necessarily the case. The person in the weaker position is fired, i.e. who has less value to the corporate interest.

R38, please provide a public example of male and female co-workers who were fucking and the man got fired for it. I'm truly not interested in your personal experience or someone you vaguely heard about, but a couple we would all know.

by Anonymousreply 4407/04/2012

RE: ""He's a right wing nutcase and a Jew, go figure."

I think the person calling the poster an anti-Semite over this statement COMPLETELY MISSED THE POINT...!!!!

I think the poster meant to say, it was hard to believe that Matt, being Jewish and living in NY, it was hard to believe he is a ReThug Fundie.

Most New York Jews are either Democrats, hard core Liberals or old school Socialists.

To the poster who lost it over the above statement: you really need to read and comprehend what you are reading before going off on someone!

by Anonymousreply 4507/04/2012

[quote]Matt Lauer also made Steven Cojocaru disappear from Today.

And that's a bad thing because.....??

by Anonymousreply 4607/04/2012

Ann might be a very nice person but she was all wrong for an anchor/hosting job on Today or anywhere that isn't 100% scripted. The body language during her emotional goodbye speech was interesting. Did anyone else catch how, when Matt recached over toward her while she was talking (and crying) that she moved over so she'd be further AWAY from him on the couch.

I hope Today's ratings continue to free fall. I gritted my teeth every time they brought Bill O'Reilly on to do his smug I'm-so-much-smarter-and-better-than-you-you-Socialist-pansy-pinko routine. But I stopped watching after Sarah Palin was given a job as co-hhost for a morning.

I tuned in that day thinking that maybe she'd just do it as a straight hosting job but no. Matt "interviewed" her which means he gave her leading questions so she could spew her hatred against Obama and Democrats and anyone else who dares to disagree with her.

That's it for me. In a time when we are so polarized in this country, that the cynical guys who run Today would think putting someone like her on as co-host was a good idea, shows their political leanings. They did it just to give her an hour-long platform to spew on national television. (I noticed they didn't bring Keith Olbermann on a week later to balance things out.)

Under no circumstances will I watch a show put together by the people who do Today. They've shown who they are and what they will do for ratings or to push their agenda.

by Anonymousreply 4707/04/2012

[quote]And that's a bad thing because.....??

Did anyone claim it was a bad thing, R46?

by Anonymousreply 5107/04/2012

I'm currently watching Good Morning America, Matt Lauer can eat my shorts!

by Anonymousreply 5307/04/2012

Stop with the bullying already...Matt

by Anonymousreply 5507/04/2012

F&F R48/R50. The stench is covering up the usual stench in here.

by Anonymousreply 5607/04/2012

I think Matt thinks he's the s... how can one person drop ratings in a so called #1 rated show? I've always felt that old Matt had something to do with getting rid of Ann. You know I stopped watching the show since Ann left. I just don't think they were fair or truthful. I've turned to ABC and hope a lot of other viewers have done the same. Matt, you're a piece of work.

by Anonymousreply 5707/20/2012

Well, the ratings are still dropping and Today brings in $600 million a year in advertising to NBC. Eventually, they will realize the light format and gossipy headlines are not appealing to the audience.

That said, Ann was a bad choice as co-host, but she had in in her contract that if Meredith left, she would get the job. They gave her a chance, but it wasn't working out well. Yes, Matt was very unhappy with her, but it was management that made the decision. Matt never got along with Katie either, but no one fired her.

by Anonymousreply 5807/20/2012

I watched the Today Show since Bob Ryan did the weather. There were plenty of ditzes. Jane Pauley is to be commended because she managed to land the gig in spite of the fact her calling was to be a room mother. Bryant Gumbel's talent was not realizing he is a nitwit; he owes his career to Willard Scott.

Ann Curry built her career on her willingness to work 365 days a year. Whenever one of the hosts took a day off, she was there.

Unfortunately, the hosts got a lot of time off. The days when Ann ran (over) the show, it became unwatchable. You could watch Bryant Gumbel doing his clown act because it was enjoyable watching him celebrate what an asshole he was, but Ann seemed to at least understand there is some value to being a decent human being.

Though, as time went on, it became apparent that if Ann was really such a nice person, she might have taken some time off. The producers did their best to try to spare the audience and send her into war zones and Antarctica. You can only wonder if Ann occasionally thinks about David Bloom and thinks, "It should have been me." If only.

Ann's elevation to host was good news, in a way. She was now limited to two hours a day, and she was also able to take all the time off that hosts get. Apparently, that was worth 10M/year to NBC. She's still making that. My bet is that she will continue that deal for the foreseeable future. She's got some serious blackmail material on some NBC executive, which is the only reason she's making a living as an infotainment personality and not a Target cashier.

Of course, I realize that both of Ann's fans will disagree with me. Take my word, Ann's fans--though you have no way to understand this, those of us who actually watched the show do not share your enthusiasm

by Anonymousreply 5907/20/2012

The irony is that if Matt left Today, no one would hire him. Now he has a rep as 'difficult'. I don't think he'd even be right for reading the evening news.

"Work wanted: Balding, middle-aged former hottie for professional TV work. Asking $25 million a year, but negotiable (within reason). Just don't stick me with some dreary old broad"

by Anonymousreply 6007/22/2012

As a former Today show fan, I just like to say, "Matt Lauer blows."

I hope Today's ratings continue to fall badly. Maybe NBC will fire Lauer as they should have done in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 6107/22/2012

Matt Lauer should be fired, r61.

by Anonymousreply 6207/23/2012

Time for some new blood in Matt's chair too. Someone younger, and with a more interesting racial background. Too bad Ann Curry doesn't have a son who looks like a young Keanu Reeves -- he would be perfect.

by Anonymousreply 6307/23/2012

I've never been a regular Today viewer, but I've always disliked Matt Lauer and can't stand watching him. Obviously that hasn't hurt their ratings.

by Anonymousreply 6407/23/2012

[quote]NBC News president Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter: "[bold]I think[/bold] ("Today") was not where her real passion was. ... In her heart of hearts, [bold]I think[/bold] she would admit that. [bold]I think[/bold] her real passion is built around reporting on international stories . ... [bold]I think[/bold] we've now come up with a role that will play to her strengths."

He sounds like a Benderson Frau - one of those people who never know the facts but just ramble on with "I think...", "They probably...", "Maybe she...".

by Anonymousreply 6507/23/2012

I don't think Matt could have gotten her fired on his own but if he did he was right. She was terrible. Her interviews were cringe worthy.

by Anonymousreply 6607/23/2012

People get fired all the time. Get over it.

That being said, Lauer is protected by the old-boys club at NBC. If you notice they don't have a history of grooming female talent. They will groom one, maybe two.

But compared to ABC which has several high profile women, NBC is still an old boys network.

by Anonymousreply 6707/23/2012

Nice as Ann may be or is, Matt is right. She was and is awful. She cannot interview people- she asked closed ended questions and does all the talking- she stumbles over words etc etc. She was like this back when Katie was co-host.

by Anonymousreply 6807/23/2012

Matt Lauer should be the person fired not Ann Curry. Why is it always the woman who is forced out.

by Anonymousreply 6908/17/2012

[quote] Us Weekly . . . always reliable . . . for many years. The National Enquirer used to deliver crap, but in recent years have redeemed themselves via the John Edwards scandal.

R18, what level of sophistication are you operating on? US Weekly is a tabloid. Pure and simple. The National Enquirer is the same as it always was - it lucked out when the principals involved in the Edwards scandal wanted to make money off their story and they went to the NE. The NE did nothing except print what it was handed on a silver platter. They are both trash and in no way related to journalism.

Your post would be hilarious except I actually think you were serious. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 7008/17/2012

If Ann Curry had been treated fairly, Today would still be on top.

Her first day at the news desk, she was waaay out of her league. She is responsible for more WTF moments than Bryant Gumbel. No doubt, neither of her fans would understand that reference, do I'll clear it up for them: Bryant Gumbel was the host of the Today Show 15 years before you started watching it last month.

Her promotion to anchor is the reason the show is on its way to tanking. Those of us who were regular viewers were familiar with her remarkable ability to watch television into a painful ordeal. The fact that she was getting $10m/yr made it that much worse; did her only peer, Jerry Lewis, ever make that much? At least he, theoretically, was once intentionally funny.

Matt's a jerk, but anyone who has worked alongside a nitwit would never hesitate to help usher the loser out.

And poor Ann gets $9,992,000/yr more than she's worth.

by Anonymousreply 7108/17/2012


You have no idea what you are talking about! Ann made 2 million per year.

She had a 5 year contract and to fire her, they had to pay off her contract which totals 10 million.

Hate Ann all you want, but at least get your fact straight!

by Anonymousreply 7208/18/2012

And Al Roker was right! Matt did throw Ann under the bus!

Al should speak up more.

by Anonymousreply 7308/18/2012

I love Matt Lauder and have watched him since he came on the show after that idiot Brian (who supported killed OJ Simpson as if OJ was his brother) was kicked to the road - thank goodness. Although I thought Ann Curry was done wrong - she was also placed in the wrong position for her skills and NOW THIS BLONDE TALL BIMBO needs to go..she is an idiot and I hate watching the show with her - she does not have a clue - this show dropped when they let sweet Katie go and that is that....Savannah Guthrie - you suck and I am looking for a new station after over 20 years of watching the EVERY

by Anonymousreply 7412/28/2012

I never liked Couric. She was bimbo twit minute and in the next a hard hitter like her Palin interview. This dual personality is what any host is expected to do. Not everyone can do that. Matt can, Savannah can. Curry was lousy at the twit part and when she did the hard hitting interview she was also bad. She always seemed to have a goal to get some admission and ignored all else just rephrasing her questions in an attempt to get the answer she wanted. That said Ann is a brilliant journalist, wasted on Today. She belongs in the field reporting breaking stories and in depth reporting on issues and events. Don't sell Savannah short. She has a brilliant mind. Law degree and all and is a savvy legal analyst. She does great serious interviews and can asks the tough questions. She is also not so good doing fashion and food and is required to kibitz like an idiot with the other hosts. She just might replace Gregory on MTP. She filled in for him in the past. I think Gregory is on vacation for a week or two. Let's see who fills in. Savannah was also one of the best talking heads on the election issues. She began her TV career in my local market so I have been watching her for years.

by Anonymousreply 7512/28/2012

Katie Couric was responsible for the big ratings, and Matt Liar is just drawing his millions of dollars for nothing. The ratings have been going downhill ever since Katie left. I liked Meridith when she was a news woman before she went on Baabaawaawaa's horrid View bitchfest. The only reason the ratings are not even lower is that the competition is so pitiful. I remember the fiasco where Today show had an amazing opportunity to interview Hillary Clinton just as the blowjob scandal was heating up. She had previously been scheduled to promote something. Katie's husband had died that morning, so the inexperienced Matt Liar got to do the interview. He simply sat there and allowed Hillary to lie through her teeth without any challenge. And he did her no favors, as the lies that she told that day have haunted her career ever since. He ended the interview by asking, "What do you say to those who say 'where there is smoke.........'"? And she answered, " this case, there is no fire!" Totally dimwitted, or utterly dishonest.

by Anonymousreply 7612/28/2012

Well, Matt knows how to cut-off Ann Curry quick!

by Anonymousreply 7712/28/2012

Former “Today” show co-host Ann Curry is being further marginalized by NBC by not being allowed to appear live on the network, sources tell Page Six.

After being canned by “Today” last summer, Curry was named NBC News national and international correspondent/anchor and “Today” anchor-at-large.

But although she’s been filing reports for NBC News programs including “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” sources said she’s been barred from doing live interviews.

One source said, “There’s growing friction because she’s been pushing for live interviews, but NBC will only air her taped interviews, presumably so they can edit them.”

The source continued, “Ann keeps bringing live interviews to the table. She has great relationships with celebrities” — including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — “who will only sit down with her.”

It seems NBC brass were not amused when Curry refused Matt Lauer’s attempts at small talk in her first live return to “Today” following her public beheading last August, when he said, “Nice to see you,” and she practically grimaced.

NBC this week aired a Curry report on Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry, who play the loving daughter and father in “Beast of the Southern Wild.”

Curry also filed a taped report on her “26 Acts of Kindness” campaign, which she launched in response to the 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Curry’s relationship with NBC has been uncomfortable after her demotion last summer. We hear she has been trying to get out of her contract, as new Cable News Network head honcho Jeff Zucker, a longtime friend and supporter since he was the executive producer of “Today,” has been courting her to join the network.

A rep for NBC said, “Ann Curry has a multi-year contract with NBC News. The rest of this gossip is nonsense.”

by Anonymousreply 7801/27/2013

Wow, that's rude....r77!

by Anonymousreply 7901/27/2013

[quote]It seems NBC brass were not amused when Curry refused Matt Lauer’s attempts at small talk in her first live return to “Today” following her public beheading last August, when he said, “Nice to see you,” and she practically grimaced.

He needed more than a grimace. She should have spit in his fugly face.

by Anonymousreply 8001/27/2013

Is Matt really flatulent?

by Anonymousreply 8101/27/2013

Thigs are getting worse for Our Miss Curry:

"NBC's already strained relationship with Ann Curry just got worse.

The network has issued a new edict that the former "Today" co-host can no longer do live interviews on air, the New York Post reports. According to a source, Curry has been gunning to do live interviews, but NBC will only let her do pre-recorded chats, "presumably so they can edit them."

While the Peacock network dismissed the story as gossip, Curry has been taping interviews for various NBC news programs. Her relationship with the network and former co-host Matt Lauer went south when NBC fired her from "Today" last June.

Most recently, the Post reported that CNN's new chief, Jeff Zucker, wants to hire Curry. Zucker was her boss when he ran NBC Universal. Meanwhile, Curry, 56, reportedly wants NBC to release her from her multi-year contract. "

by Anonymousreply 8201/28/2013

That was already posted, R82.

by Anonymousreply 8301/28/2013

Was she the one who molested Brad Pitt on air? He was visibly uncomfortable and the interviewer kept trying to touch him and his face. It was awful. If the genders were reversed, it would've been a travesty.

by Anonymousreply 8401/28/2013

Matt Lauer is the John Steed of morning TV.

by Anonymousreply 8501/28/2013

Lauer is pushing viewers away from Today.

by Anonymousreply 8601/29/2013

I actually enjoy watching the Today when Matt isn't there.

by Anonymousreply 8701/29/2013
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