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Matt Lauer

Re-Signs with 'Today'

Ann Curry on Chopping Block

4/5/2012 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Lauer has signed a new long-term deal with the Today showMatt Lauer has signed a new, long-term deal with the "Today" show.  He will become way richer than he already is, and we're told the next move will be to send Ann Curry packing.

As TMZ first reported, Lauer got close to his $30 million a year asking price, nearly doubling his $17 million a year current salary. 

It's bad news for Ann Curry, because our sources say Lauer does not want her as his co-host, and it appears her fate is now sealed.

NBC sources say Ann's likely replacement will be Savannah Guthrie.

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punchypunchy    

Ann Curry is one of classiest, most beautiful and empathetic talking heads around. She'll do fine without that corny morning zoo.

900 days ago
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MysteriousLady87    

Matt lauers ego is the size of Donald Trumps, and he has way less money. Hes a p.o.s.

900 days ago
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Lekili    

Matt Lauer is an ass, the proof that proved it for me was his interview with Christy Brinkley, he tore her to shreds for no reason. Ann Curry makes that show and NBC would be foolish to cut her loose, she's a classy lady. Matt needs to get over himself.

900 days ago
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JoeFrancis    

Going to be awkward at work tomorrow morning if Ann has read this...

900 days ago
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PT    

Who knew?? Is she some sort of beeyotch? Seems straight-laced, but that comes with the territory.

900 days ago
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aquanet    

This guys is douche.


He doesnt like Ann because she actually can interview people without making herself or them look like the putz balding boy does. He doesnt like anyone that is smater than him. Thatis why Rocher and Wilard Scott both still have jobs. Is he still cheating on his wife? TMZ get on that.

900 days ago
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nellpost    

since the fiasco with idiotic sarahpalin appearing on the today show, I'll never have to watch it without my pal, ann. I like ann. Matt's ok. That's showbiz. I guess.

900 days ago
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Tamra    

Agreed. Matt Lauer is a douche. What a **** move. I am a devoted watcher, but I betcha I switch now.

900 days ago
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Melissa    

Dump Ann for this balding jerk you guys are making a big mistake. Pure greed plain and simple who needs to make 30 million a year, really?!

900 days ago
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Lilo    

I cannot stand to hear Matt Lauer interview people. He tries to be such hard nosed journalist, but he just comes across as a huge a$$! I love Ann. Met her at a taping of the Today show and she was so sweet to everyone in the audience.

900 days ago
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viewer101    

and of course ann curry is the only reason i bother to watch the today show...

900 days ago
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Lauri    

Ann Curry is pleasant but I've never cared for her interviewing style. I'd rather see her replace Kathy Lee.

900 days ago
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Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Ann Curry was the only reason I'd pause to watch that stink hole program while channel surfing. Lauer is a dumb ass.

900 days ago
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JP    

If you wonder why your cable bill is over $100 a month...ludicrous salaries like Matt's are why.

900 days ago
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