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Lindsay Shuts Down

Matt Lauer Interview


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.

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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Way to harpoon a career comeback . . . not wanting a sit-down interview AFTER the interviewer flies cross-country . . . hope she never works again and has to peddle her skanky bits on the streets.

1181 days ago


She is a Hollywood joke and black listed , when you get so low for work you do a Penny Auction add you know it's over. All most died laughing when I read that. All that's left is porn.

1181 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

Was she high or drunk?

She looks very high in the rip off penny auction (high cost) gambling site bit......

Sad but true, this is an epic goof on her part......try to sell your credibility now little girl.......

1181 days ago


All you people defending Blohan, raking Matt Lauer over the coles, saying what a "hatchet" job Dateline will do, the HUGE PROBLEM I have is then DON'T AGREE TO DO IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. I have no problem her declining the interview but to have an major network anchor fly 3000 miles and then for Blohan (more than likely) to change the terms, well thats not professional. And for a woman who desperately wants to change her flaky reputation, this was NOT the way to attain it.

1181 days ago


I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Matt Lauer's interview with Dina "my child has only been to rehab twice" Lohan. Lindsay knew exactly what she was getting into. It could be that she was too drugged/drunk to do the interview.

Also,people google and post comments about Lindsay because she is a trainwreck. Those numbers do not indicate that she has fans.

1181 days ago


Good for Lindsey on this one. . . can't stand Matt Lauer - he's a sleaze and always seems to be the one interviewing the beautiful women trying to get the salacious details out of them. I was surprised when Anne Curry interviewed Angelina Jolie - she must know what a sleaze Lauer is.

1181 days ago

Ellie G    

Some people can make excuses for Lindsay till they are blue in the face. Until she proves that she is serious about anything other than being the self absorbed person she is it is all just hot air.

1181 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

SarahSue, you are absolutely correct, however "those" people cannot stop SPINNING long enough to listen to common sense.

They have one agenda and one agenda only. Spread lies and misinformation no matter what the cost.

1181 days ago


The bit about the PR firm agreeing that she shouldn't do it sounds like BS to me.

One would imagine that the PR firm set up the whole thing, so they would undoubtedly know the terms of the interview, no? Or are we to believe she brokered her own deal without telling her PR firm (in which case, again, she would have known the terms), but then when she realized the terms would be difficult for her, she called them for advice? Sorry...does not compute.

I bet she decided that once she had ML there, she would cause some sort of a stir in an effort to get something more out of them: money, jewelry, whatever. She probably figured he would not give up so easily since he had come so far for the interview. She overplayed her hand. When ML realized she was being a PITA, he pulled the plug, and she was left listening to crickets chirping in her living room. Mom DUIna sold it to TMZ as "she refused," but I bet Matt Lauer's Mom would sell it as "Matt gave her the Bitch Please, packed up, turned on his heel, and left."

1181 days ago


lol, What a difference a year makes. This time last year it was Matt Lauer's many affairs and his cheating on his wife that was making the tabloid headlines.

Matt should be the one sitting down for one of Dateline's "in depth" exploitation hit pieces...

1181 days ago


Matt Cower, what a panzie. He and Katie Lack-Of-Courage were a good team together. Two idiots and a midget (Ann Curry). Good for Lindsay.

1181 days ago

Grandma Cracker    



1181 days ago


Uh oh...I hope for all the enablers sake, this story is untrue!!!! Otherwise you're all going to look like fools. I see a big crow eating party in 3...2...1.

Lindsay Lohan has violated the terms of her probation by testing positive for alcohol on June 12 or June 13, and has been ordered to appear in front of Judge Stephanie Sautner at the LAX Airport Courthouse tomorrow morning for a probation violation hearing, has exclusively learned.

"Lindsay tested positive for alcohol. The judge in her DUI case, Judge Elden Fox said she couldn't consume any alcohol while on probation. The probation department has prepared a report, and Lindsay will be in court tomorrow," a source close to the case tells us.

Further complicating Lindsay's woes, the electronic monitoring company doing her house arrest, doesn't want to continue to do so. "They don't want to continue to monitor since they have been notified that Lindsay violated terms of her probation. The drinking occurred while Lindsay was under house arrest," the source tells us.

Lindsay is being tested for drugs and alcohol while under house arrest.

1181 days ago


grandma cracker less than a minute ago



lol, No worries they'll go easy on her being California and all. She's a celebrity.

I'm sure Shawn will take care of it.

1181 days ago


"they'll go easy on her being California and all. She's a celebrity."

This is the mentality of a Lindsay fan... Makes me sad for Lindsay.

1181 days ago
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