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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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61.

D    

boring4 8 minutes ago

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

Who are you talking about?

1187 days ago
62.

dreamon    

As usual, it's someone else's fault.

1187 days ago
63.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

SICK! CHICK! pull that plug

1187 days ago
64.

lou    

That's right, Mannequin, she obviously mistook Matt for her "stalker."

1187 days ago
65.

lou    

spyke 10 minutes ago

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.

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Ummmmmmmmmmmmm ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm, this is LINDSAY LOHAN we're talking about here. Please name me ONE time over the past year that she has actually told the truth?

1187 days ago
66.

nof    

So much for THAT attempted blind-side - Lindsey made short work of Lauer - good for Lindsey -

Nof

1187 days ago
67.

lou    

I know, I know! She lost her appointment calendar that held the actual length of the interview under her mountain of scripts! Mystery solved.

1187 days ago
68.

Alan    

I won't waste my time saying anything mean about her, because I don't care and will not care if she jumps of the GW Bridge tomorrow. Good riddance woman.

1187 days ago
69.

D    

Yeah, Lou, she just doesn't have the time to spare! So many scripts, so little time!

1187 days ago
70.

lou    

And because Lindsay is such a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG big big big BIG star, all of two media outlets are covering this story - here and Perez Hilton.

A-Lister all the way...snort!

1187 days ago
71.

Vinsetta    

Gawd....take your self-entitled STD ass back to Long Island. She could if she didn't have so many legal obligations. I noticed it wasn't the ten same haters on this story. It is true, she would be sliced and diced if any interview went over 15 minutes.

1187 days ago
72.

nan    

joeygirl45 58 minutes ago

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.

LOL..read my post again..there is no mention of me being a fan of lindsay ..
my remarks are regarding Matt Lauer..and NBC...they do hatchet jobs on people..edit people as they see fit to give a certain profile etc..

1187 days ago
73.

Red Cloud    

Many non-fans are missing an important point here. Who knows exactly how this was screwed up? That's not really too important. The important thing is they wanted a lengthy interview and eventually she will be on Dateline, Today, etc.... I have been predicting this since I was Sitting Bull. And so many non-fans said no, no way. Who would want to interview a loser like Lindsay Lohan? Nobody will watch. BS. Millions of people will tune in for a lengthy Lindsay interview on a major network, just like millions of people will want to see her in the Gotti film. Has Sitting Bull been wrong yet???

1187 days ago
74.

lou    

That's right, D, she's gotta read all them thar scripts before she's released from house arrest so's she can run out and grab her a top notch project - like MasterCoke Theater or Planet of the Sour Grapes.

1187 days ago
75.

Vinsetta    

She could do Nighline on ABC. They only about ten minute interview

1187 days ago
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