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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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46.

Ghost Rider    

Good, I wouldnt want to watch it anyway. At this point if Lindsay the mermaid Lohan were to disappear forever that would be perfectly fine with me.

1135 days ago
47.

D    

What Lilo doesn't realize is that people don't care anymore about her, the only reason people would watch an interview is to see what fool thing she'll do that we can make fun of.

1135 days ago
48.

Tom Mariner    

The guy was out there -- spend 15 minutes and be done with it. Today is great at spinning interviews in the direction they want, so they could have hit her with the blind side questions that have only answers that make her look bad. (As if she hasn't trashed her own career thoroughly herself.)

1135 days ago
49.

Jay    

Lindsay just tweeted:

"Just kicked Mat Lauer out of my beach jail. He wanted to ask me questions. What kind of interview is that?And he brought no bottle of wine!"

www.twitter.com/LiloInPsychWard

1135 days ago
50.

lou    

Boy, her publicist is sure doing a shihtty job in getting her ANY good publicity.

I'm sooooo glad she had this little temper tantrum because the world of supportive media is growing smaller and smaller for this snotty little beyatch.

1135 days ago
51.

ghfghfg    

the biggest celebrity in the world is pregnant! THAT is news!

1135 days ago
52.

samson    

What could this girl possible have to say that would last longer than 15 minutes? Anyone remember the last productive move she made? At this point it's she just an out-of-work actor like any other?

1135 days ago
53.

lou    

Nicole 49 minutes ago

Taking into account her current situation maybe refusing a lengthy interview was the right decision.

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And what exactly is her current situation? She's supposedly trying to return to acting after her CS is up, so wouldn't playing nice to the media help her out?

1135 days ago
54.

Jay    

Nicole 49 minutes ago: Taking into account her current situation maybe refusing a lengthy interview was the right decision.
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Yeah too bad she couldnt make that decision before having Mat and the crew fly CROSS COUNTRY to interview her. This girl cant do anything without causing problems. Why is that?

I bet she cant even take a sh*t without causing problems she probably clogs the toilet everytime!

1135 days ago
55.

Grandma Cracker    

Good call Lindsay.....run for the hills.....

Lauer would have sliced and diced her and she isn't even free enough to run from the building!

I'm sorry, but there is not enough substance to Lindsay to conduct an in depth interview, and anybody that wants to do one only wants to make more of a fool of her. She does a fine job of that all by herself.

1135 days ago
56.

spyke    

I know she has problems and a bad attitude but how do we know she is in the wrong? These networks often mislead people when they are booking stuff. Pretty sure Matt wasn't going to fly out there for a 15 minute interview but we don't know if she was told the truth or not.

1135 days ago
57.

lou    

Whaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa, Lindsay threw a major temper tantrum and Dina will be out spinning this story in 3..2..1 = "Lindsay didn't refuse to do the show, she already had a prior commitment bullsheet blah blah bleh."

1135 days ago
58.

Phreaky    

Leave it to this trash to have a temper tantrum when someone was offering to give her extra publicity.
What a moron.

1135 days ago
59.

D    

And Liho probably didn't have time for a lengthy interview because of all the thousand of scripts that she's "reading".

1135 days ago
60.

lou    

Whaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa, Lindsay threw a major temper tantrum and Dina will be out spinning this story in 3..2..1 = "Lindsay didn't refuse to do the show, she already had a prior commitment bullsheet blah blah bleh."

1135 days ago
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