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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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226.

Jack     

Lauer and his bosses ought to be ashamed that they ever even considered the trip to LA to talk to a starlet with drug problems. Why would they? It is time to let Lindsay alone to work her way out the hole she dug, if she can. What is there to ask? Why are you such a jerk? Let it go already.

1127 days ago
227.

Weezy    

LOL she'll be the next one on Dr. Drew's rehab. I wish they'd just get her out of print. She's not even a good actress. Love Cali though you can be a total skank repeat offender and still not go to jail. BRILLIANT

1118 days ago
228.

JD    

This is a win/win for NBC viewers anyway! Now, not only will they not have to hear Lindsay Lohan set herself up for failure again by telling everyone how she's changed, but they also won't get nauseous having to watch Matt Lauer mismanage yet another interview.

1116 days ago
229.

Tashy    

What is she gonna say for 2 shows that we have heard or seen before? (hiss teeth) bloody waste of time if you ask me.

1112 days ago
230.

Ctas    

Who gives a rat's ass! Can't stand Mr. Perfect Lauer, he's a pompous little schnook! Good riddance. The Today show sucks! Hasn't been good for ten years or so.

1110 days ago
231.

Michelle    

Lindsay is a disgrace. She should feel honored to be asked to be interviewed for such a program. She has done nothing, in my opinion, to have such a degree of entitlement. She has accomplished nothing, except be in low end movies and attend a variety of treatment centers. There are many other "real" actors and actresses who much more deserve this honor. Get over yourself Lindsay. No one likes an old, washed up drug addict.

1107 days ago
232.

Michelle    

Lindsay is a disgrace. She should feel honored to be asked to be interviewed for such a program. She has done nothing, in my opinion, to have such a degree of entitlement. She has accomplished nothing, except be in low end movies and attend a variety of treatment centers. There are many other "real" actors and actresses who much more deserve this honor. Get over yourself Lindsay. No one likes an old, washed up drug addict.

1107 days ago
233.

Joanne    

Do you really think we should believe that was Matt Lauers picture? That was his head put on another body for sure. Why do you think we are so stupid?

1098 days ago
234.

Martina    

Ok

484 days ago
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