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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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121.

Disgusted    

An excellent decision Lindsay. This man is just out to show his lack of respect for anyone he interviews. He has an ego that is beyond ability. You do not need this type of person in your life in any form.

1033 days ago
122.

Tanya    

What the heck was she going to talk about for 15 minutes anyways?

1033 days ago
123.

Vinsetta    

lou 13 minutes ago
Vinsetta, in answer to your question about whether or not she's entitled to unemployment benefits? No, she is not because she just turned down gainful employment.
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Thanks.

1033 days ago
124.

Puckett    

lou 3 minutes ago
The thing is, if you don't like an interviewer's style or personality, you don't sign on to do an interview with him. It's a professional commitment and Lauer depended upon her to fill a certain time slot. What if your cable company refused to come to your house and give you service because the customer service rep. didn't like you? You just don't do business that way. If you've ever worked in a capacity where you need someone to arrive on time in order to complete your job, you get what I'm saying.

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You also don't tell someone your doing a short interview for a morning fluff show like Today, then spring it on them at the last minute that it's going to be a much longer interview and their going to do a hatchet job on you for Dateline too.

Matt Lauer is a douche and Dateline has a sorry ass track record when it comes to journalist integrity.

"The thing is, if you don't like an interviewer's style or personality, you don't sign on to do an interview with him"

Did you even read the story before spouting off your nonsense? Because if you did your reading comprehension sucks. lol

1033 days ago
125.

CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

Vorlon, Sweetheart, I KNOW they are valid questions. If the irony font were available, I would've used it.

1033 days ago
126.

Barbara    

I for one will not be viewing any such interview with Lindsay...EVER
I am wondering why they even want to interview her....about what...that she was a child star ??

1033 days ago
127.

Puckett    

Dragon Tattoo 6 minutes ago
Why would Matt Lauer fly all the way to LA from NY just for a 15 minute interview? "Today" probably told her but she probably was too drunk or high on drugs to remember.

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Why does NBC do any of the dumbass money losing stuff they do ad neasum? there's a reason there at the back of the pack. The suck at what they do.

Why did they promise the Tonight Show to Conan when it was a solid performer in Leno's hands? lmfao!

Wondering why NBC does anything they do is a fools errand. There's a reason they're in last place.

1033 days ago
128.

Nikki    

This is from a two friends of Lindsays on twitter you should check out both

jcspringg Jade H
@ @DarlingitsNikki you better delete these tweets before they are forwarded on to the press. Encouraging a rehabber to drink is dumb

9 Jun Favorite Retweet Reply » jcspringg Jade H
@ @DarlingitsNikki I love lindsays rockstar fridge. But u just totally gave away that LL is drinking again.

1033 days ago
129.

Nikki    

This is from one of Lindsays friends on twitter, look up both people on twitter..You will find it very interesting

jcspringg Jade H
@ @DarlingitsNikki you better delete these tweets before they are forwarded on to the press. Encouraging a rehabber to drink is dumb
9 Jun Favorite Retweet Reply » jcspringg Jade H
@ @DarlingitsNikki I love lindsays rockstar fridge. But u just totally gave away that LL is drinking again.

1033 days ago
130.

lou    

Phuckett,

Maybe YOU did not read the story, as Matt clearly stated that his people DID tell Lindsay Liar in advance that it would be a lengthy interview.

And - of course - we know Lindsay's track record for telling the truth.

And she loves enabling sukkers like you who believe any shizz she spits out her arse.

1033 days ago
131.

Vinsetta    

Lindsay seemed ok with NBC when she ambushed unannounced The Tonight Show forcing Jay Leno to do a taped interview.

1033 days ago
132.

dreamon    

Sorry, upon a bit of reflection this doesn't pass the smell test. Today Show and Dateline interviews conducted by a soft ball thrower like Matt Lauer, is exactly the kind of thing Honig would work hard to get for Lindsay right now. I'm sure they've been coaching her for something just like this.

A guy like Honig with his A list clients knows what to do. More to the story and logic says that Lohan isn't up for this right now. So not up for it, that she's willing to take a backlash. Honig "agreeing" with her decision is just PR.

1033 days ago
133.

tenley    

Could she be a bigger dipsh*t? Impossible to insure, and willing to waste a major media company's time and money. (And NBC is now owned by Comcast, which owns more and more of the actual shows and progamming, like the E! channel, which surely won't be blowing smoke up her a** after this.) She is just one self-sabotaging fool.

1033 days ago
134.

Tim    

who cares? she does not have anything worth saying that could possibly take more than a few minutes.

1033 days ago
135.

Heidi    

GOOD FOR LINDSEY!!!! IT'S OBVIOUS SHE'S BECOME A WISER YOUNG WOMAN & NOW KNOWS TO STAY OUT OF THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT OR MAKE STATEMENTS THAT CAN BE DISECTED .... KUDOS LINDSEY, BRILLIANT MOVE FOR YOU MADE HEADLINES WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING THAT ANYONE COULD INTERPRET TO THEIR BENEFIT!!!!!! KUDOS!!!!!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HER & TRAVOLTA IN THE JOHN GOTTI FILM!!!!!!

1033 days ago
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