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Lindsay Shuts Down

Matt Lauer Interview

IN HIS FACE

6/22/2011 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan pulled the plug on Matt Lauer last night, just before cameras were supposed to roll for her big sit-down interview.

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NBC sources tell TMZ ... Lauer flew to L.A. yesterday, and showed up at Lindsay's Venice loft around 6 PM.  

We're told Lindsay was actually in the makeup chair when things went south.  Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ ... Lauer's team blindsided them by saying the interview would be extremely lengthy because producers were planning to put it on "Dateline" as well as "Today."

Lindsay kicked up her heels, saying she was told it would only be a 15-minute interview, and refused to sit for anything longer.  The two sides began arguing -- to no avail -- and then Matt just packed up and left.

We're told before Lindsay made her decision, she consulted her publicist, Steve Honig, who agreed it was not the right time to do a televised and in depth interview. Once Lindsay decided to call it off,  Honig broke the news to Lauer.

Our NBC sources say producers made it clear to Lindsay and her people before Matt even got on the plane that the interview would be lengthy ... because it was servicing two shows.

Matt was not on "Today" today, and he's just about to land back in the Big Apple.

At least he got some AAdvantage miles out of it.

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151.

TEXASMIKE    

I still want to run a black light over Kim K's face so we can see how many different bodily fluids are on it.

1198 days ago
152.

sam    

Why would anybody be interested in anything she has to say in the first place?
No looks, no talent, no life. She is a total nothing.

1198 days ago
153.

cdm    

You go girl,go home you dumb @ss liberal!

1198 days ago
154.

vindog    

Finally some sanity in her camp. It would have played very badly to do an interview while still serving time, even if at her house. It would have been thumbing her nose at the system once again. Good decision young lady, now stay quiet, serve your time, and get back to work, time will heal the rest.

Be well!

1198 days ago
155.

January Jonez    

I was wonderin' where Matty was this morning...
LOL tho, sounds like Linds & Co. may be holding out for more bread..Guess you'll have that when you 'pay-for-play'..right NBC?(-:

1198 days ago
156.

Puckett    

Kathy about an hour ago
I believe Lauer. Lohan must be stupid to not know what was going to happen. I'm glad the interview was canceled because I would have had to switch to another program when she would have been on. Very boring.

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hmmm, you must be one of the few people tha*****ches NBC then... lol

It's been years, probably a decade or more since i've watched anything on NBC besides the 11 'o clock news, and the Tonight Show monologue once in a while.

Talk about boring...NBC's got it in spades.

1198 days ago
157.

Ean    

you guys need to leave her the hell alone... LIndsay needs to focus on getting her life and career back on track and your dumb little comments aren't guna help!

1198 days ago
158.

swaogasgo    

smart move by her PR 'cough cough' team, they will get MORE publicity by NOT doing the interview than rehashing the 800th "I've changed, I don't drink (too much) I"m in meetings all day, i"m all about work and as you can see in the protrait in the wall behind me, I am the best actress of my generation"
yes and the boy cried wolf............

1198 days ago
159.

Puckett    

OH COME F&CKING ON TMZ I CANT EVEN TYPE "THAT" AND "WATCHES" WITH A SPACE BETWEEN THEM, WITHOUT IT BE CENSORED FOR SPELLING *******!?

I MEAN REALLY!?

1198 days ago
160.

dreamon    

Yes, this makes her come off as very reliable and respectful of other peoples time and money.

1198 days ago
161.

penny green    

Who gives a crap what that little ho has to say? She needs to shut her mouth,go away for a while and stay out of the news!

1198 days ago
162.

Puckett    

T
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lol

1198 days ago
163.

dreamon    

I guess the plus for Lohan is that since the interview was at her house she couldn't be late. Smart.

1198 days ago
164.

ilovegossip    

@puckett

You're the only one no*****ching NBC, then. They had 3 of the top 5 shows last week. Dateline was tops for Friday night over everyone. And the Today show lead the pack last week:
“Today” show brought another win for the NBC morning show with a 1 million+ Total Viewer lead on #2 “Good Morning America.”

1198 days ago
165.

KD    

wish this ***** would die like Anna Nicole Smith. That's the only way to stop hearing about them is for them TO ******** DIE.

1198 days ago
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