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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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211.

FUTMZ    

"Hello, Turner's Liquor? This is DUIna LOHAN. We'll need 60 cases of new champagne glasses delivered. (pause) Now. I don't care what it costed (sic). (pause) Get 'em here right now. Put it on Lindsay's account. (long pause) Yes she does!! She is Lindsay LOHAN!! We won't that no for an answer!!! Don't you know who we are?!!!!!!!

*click*

1217 days ago
212.

Deviant    

Matt Lauer is a pig regardless of Wreck Lohan does. If that were me I would have literally shut the door in his face. :D

1217 days ago
213.

lou    

Blood Red Witch 4 minutes ago

A new concrete carpet walk!!! She must be busy picking out something to wear!

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Nicole will finally get that beautiful 6th mug shot!

1217 days ago
214.

lou    


DUIna, DUIna, calm down! She won't be needing those champagne glasses for a few more weeks...maybe you can drink it all up until then?

1217 days ago
215.

Vinsetta    

I must be delusional or a sap because I actually said on these boards I don't think she's got booze in there. I was shot down by that. I TRULY thought she would be able to house arrest for a month without incident. It's so true though, the court system has ya if you don't follow the rules. She thumbed her nose by going on the roof, taking advantage of just how much she could get away with by having visitors and using the roof. All that is legal. But she couldn't just do that, she had to consume the booze. Then the pics came out and she got tested, failed, busted.

1217 days ago
216.

Josephina    

Lindsay is stoopid. And this was really b*tchy of her.

1217 days ago
217.

Chaps    

She could have told us about all the guys she's not dating, and all the tv shows she's not in.

1217 days ago
218.

Amy    

well of course her crackhead a$$ cancelled she knew this drinking thing was coming down today ...her career is over! No one wants to work with her. I would suggest she got the porn route but honestly who would watch her?

1217 days ago
219.

Sandra     

Totally tired of hearing about Lindsay and so glad she cancelled!!

1217 days ago
220.

HM    

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THE TODAY SHOW HAS FOULED UP...THEY TRY TO SNEAK THINGS IN I DON'T TRUST MATT LAUER... HE'S A MEDIA HUNGER
ALL WE HEAR IS THE TODAY SHOWS SIDE....
IF LINDSAY WAS IN THE MAKEUP CHAIR SHE WAS READY FOR THE 15 MIN INTERVIEW

1217 days ago
221.

marknyc    

I don't understand this. NBC does the TV thing for da money, no? so pay the lady.
simple.
no money no show.
it's da show buzinezz, nobody does it for charity but for da money.

is NBC now devoted to amateurs?

1217 days ago
222.

RJ Unsinn    

Leave Lindsay alone! (Sob... Sniff) ;-)

1217 days ago
223.

Jay    

She clearly didnt do the interview beacuse she found out she was caught drinking so she wouldnt be able to pass of the usual "I dont drink, alcohol isnt part of my life" lie that she tells everyone else.

1217 days ago
224.

intothearena    

I have NEVER seen one movie or show Ms.Lohan has ever done...Her and Mr.Sheen should make a porn together! That would work,only who would watch it? She is so stupid and unstable that she gets probation and publicizes a party she is throwing...Pretty dumb ass person...Wow, I cannot believe you get it like I you got it when receiving a DUI offense....I had a drinking and driving offense and paid to hell and back and did MUCH less than you have ever done,Ms.Lohan... Now you have taken all the rope to hang yourself...good luck babe,you ARE gonna need it.

1217 days ago
225.

Sick of Lindsay    

She knew Matt would put her thru the ringer and call her on her lies. Plus I think she cant hold a conversation longer that 15 minutes honestly.

1217 days ago
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