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That was Ann Curry’s dilemma this morning as she reunited with her former Today Show co-host Matt Lauer on the air… on the same show that fired her just back in June. NBC chose to retain Ann after her ouster and has been using her for other news segments including their Olympics coverage.
As expected, their segment was awkward with Ann, 55, definitely giving Matt, 54, the cold shoulder.
For example when Matt greeted her with an “Ann, nice to see you,” she simply stayed quiet and nodded. She also failed to response when Matt greeted her with a “Good to see you” following her segment. Yikes. And so it appears this feud between Matt and Ann won’t be ending anytime soon.
Meanwhile, it appears Ann is sticking it to NBC (still her current employer) in a new interview with the Ladies Home Journal.
In her interview with the mag, done just before her June 28 departure from Today, Ann reveals that the network hated her style and wardrobe, you know, on top of hating her personality and reporting style!
“One day I wore a multicolored dress and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam. But I chose it because I thought, This will perk up America,” said Ann to LHJ. “I’m encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, ‘I love your shoes!’ So if it makes women happy, I’ll wear them. But I’m still going to be me. . . .I’ve tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn’t gone well with my bosses.”
Just a year after taking over Meredith Vieira‘s vacated position as the co-host of The Today Show, a new report is confirming NBC is planning to fire Ann Curry.
This news is not exactly a surprise as there had been rumblings in the past couple of months that Matt Lauer did not like Ann and wanted her fired. Add in the fact that the Today Show ratings had taken a bit of a dip this year, and this seems like an easy decision for NBC.
The NY Daily News is reporting that NBC has been having secret meetings in hopes of finding a different role at the morning show for Ann, who took over the co-hosting gig following Meredith’s departure last June.
Unfortunately for Ann, the ratings took a bit of a dive this year and the network believes Ann, 55, who has been with “Today” since 1997, formerly serving as a news anchor, is partially to blame.
Even worse for Ann, sources close to her reveal she doesn’t want to leave the show. “She got her dream job, and she doesn’t want to let it go,” a source close to her told the Times.
Ann has however accepted her fate, and began discussions with network officials weeks ago. She also hired lawyer Robert Barnett to represent her in negotiations.
As for her replacement, Savannah Guthrie, who co-hosts the third hour at “Today,” is said to be the front-runner as well as Meredith! NBC is refusing to comment on this report.
[Photo Credit: Credit: Janet Mayer / PR Photos]
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