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Matt Lauer is getting more than just a huge, $25 million dollar contract for doing the Today show, he’s also getting called names!
According to TMZ, Matt can’t walk down the streets of Manhattan without someone belittling and berating him for getting Ann Curry kicked off the show. A source at the network says he’s “miserable” over what he believes are hateful and unfair tirades. Matt says the harassment is constant, with people screaming things like “You’re a bad guy,”and “You got Ann fired. Does that make you happy?”
I would think the answer would be ‘Yes’ as part of Matt reportedly demanded TODAY fire Ann before renewing his contract.
Another source stated; “It’s driving him crazy. He’s so unhappy.”
Oh well. Poor overpaid Matt may be ”unhappy” but he is under contract with the show, so he can rest assured his bank account will remain intact, even if his reputation is going down the toilet.
TELL US – DOES MATT DESERVE THE NAME CALLING?
New York Post also reports that if/when Ann takes over this slot Anderson could then transition to a “Christiane Amanpour role” as a globetrotting correspondent – something Cooper has repeatedly excelled at in the past.
Radar Online reports; ‘incoming president of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker wants her to join the fledging news network in a high-profile anchor role.’
“Jeff wants a headliner like Rachel Maddow or Bill O’Reilly in prime time,” the source told the NY Post. “He cannot allow the low ratings at CNN to continue…so he can’t hire a nobody. Curry fits that CNN-smarty-pants-foreign-affairs type.”
New York Post also speculates that Ann’s unfair ousting (fueled by Matt Lauer) will boost her appeal; “Package her experience as a news anchor for 14 years at NBC with the sympathy that’s remained out there for her after the way the ‘Today’ show treated her,” the source said.
However, despite all the talk, CNN’s rep said, “There is no shortage of rumors about what Jeff will do. He doesn’t start until late January, and any speculation at this point is just silly.” An NBC rep said, “Ann Curry is under contract with NBC News”
TELL US – WOULD THIS BE A GOOD MOVE FOR ANN’S CAREER?
Jenna told the Today show; “I’m pregnant!” she tearfully told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. “We’re so excited and obviously nervous about it. I’m a first-time mom. But it’s something that I’ve always wanted. I’m a teacher and I love kids.” She continues; “It’s a springtime baby.”
To add some sickly sweetness to the whole affair Henry joined his wife on set presenting her with a bouquet of flowers. President Bush and Laura Bush also phoned in saying; ”I’m thrilled and fired up!”
This is great news for Jenna’s folks as George admitted to AARP The Magazine that he and his wife want grandchildren and Jenna’s twin sister, Barbara, isn’t even married yet.
George spouts; “I’m a little disappointed it hasn’t happened yet,” President Bush, 66, shared. “But the more disappointment I show, the less likely it is things are going to happen on the time table I want.”
Kind of like running the country and your agenda?
TELL US – ARE YOU HAPPY FOR JENNA AND HER HUSBAND?
Former co-anchor of Today, Katie Couric, fondly recalls a prank Matt pulled on her in a Florida hotel room, when he had the staff hide his picture all over Katie’s room. She tells Page Six Magazine (out this Thursday); “He had someone put one under my pillow with things like, ‘Hi, look who you’re sleeping with tonight’ written on it,” she tells the mag. “He had someone put one on the minibar that said, ‘Get out of here.’ The piece de resistance was when I lifted up the toilet seat and there he was. They had taped a photo of him under the toilet, and it said, ‘Yep, here I am, too.’
Al Roker is also weighing in regards to Matt’s “Diva” behaviour saying it’s “just a crock.” Al also shares a story; “One day we were traveling, and I was sitting across from [Matt], and I look over and he’s looking at his laptop, and he’s crying. I’m like, ‘What the heck?’ He’s watching ‘The Notebook,’ and the tears are just flowing.”
So who are we to believe? Katie and Al or the bitter, disgruntled folks on staff now? Time will certainly reveal the truth.
TELL US – IS MATT AS ‘EVIL’ AS THEY WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE?