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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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16.

jessup    

Matt Lauer is not a fair interviewer.

1189 days ago
17.

joeygirl45    

Nan...meet Nichole. Nichole...meet Nan! You are probably the only two fans this waste of space has left. You should get to know eachother. Just trying to help out here.

And to the cenorship patrol... what's with the *** over my hypenated "would no*****ch" I wasn't calling blohan a tw_at ar ar ar

1189 days ago
18.

CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

Matt is VERY unfair. He would probably ask unfair questions, like, "Why did you steal that necklace when you had the money to pay for it?" And, "How many times have you spouted off that you have changed, and then gone and done the same illegal things again?" Or even, "Hey, I see Ryan Dunn killed his passenger while driving drunk...did you think about anyone other than yourself when you got your multiple DUIs?" Or the one we all want to know: "what do you charge for a bee jay?"

1189 days ago
19.

noreen    

Why would matt even bother with her? No one cares about her at all. He needs to focus on people who actually WORK as an actor. I never thought she was all that great anyway. Rachel McAdams did a much better job in Mean Girls than Lindsay did. What is the big attraction to her, other than her life is one big train wreck.

1189 days ago
20.

Tammy    

another spoiled brat.....hope she loses everything and has to work at McDonalds!!

1189 days ago
21.

Michelle    

Agree with Deb - interview Emma Stone, she's much more worthy of your time (and ours). She works hard, appreciates everything she has, is funny, interesting, and is truly down-to-earth.

1189 days ago
22.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Throw this ho to the dogs. I mean there's gotta be 20 million little women out there dying to work their azzzes off for this fame and fortune this crack ho thinks the world owes her. Go scratch sister.

Matt Louse Lauer is no picnic either. Too bad he found his way back from "Where's Matt"....

1189 days ago
23.

IGuessSo    

Well, the Today show should be interesting in the morning.

1189 days ago
24.

Abe    

Matt, the problem is that if Lindsay emptied out her entire brain, told you everything she knows, it would only take 12 minutes. Didn't you figure that out by now?

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1189 days ago
25.

john smith    

It sounds like she did the right thing, if it is going to air on Dateline as well as Today she should be paid much more. Good job Lindsay and I'm glad you consulted your publicist because Matt Lauer can be a difficult interview he makes people mad.

1189 days ago
26.

writenow    

Matt Lauer is better off playing "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" rather than a "serious" journalist. He's horrible.

And I'm not a Lindsay fan. But Matt Lauer as a journalist? Please. Come one. Don't insult the public.

1189 days ago
27.

mannequin    

Did she hide in the closet? Or under the couch?

1189 days ago
28.

Scudrunner51    

Lindsay thinks she's Hot Sh#% on a sliver platter when she's nothing but cold Poop in a tin can. No one cares about Lindsay anymore TMZ....Give it a rest!

1189 days ago
29.

Scudrunner51    

Silver platter, not sliver.....I'm slipping! No one cares Lindsay! Go Away!

1189 days ago
30.

ELLIE    

YEAH! HOORAY! NOW WE DO NOT HAVE TO LOOK AT THE FUGKY FACE ON NBC. THREE CHEERS FOR YOU MATT. YOU CAN DO A HECK OF ALOT BETTER THAN THAT SKANK.

1189 days ago
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