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Ann Curry

The Final Cut

Is In the Works

6/27/2012 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In the case of Ann Curry and the "Today" show -- the writing is not only on the wall, it's in the editing room, because we've learned producers are already preparing Ann's farewell montage ... network sources tell TMZ.

Our sources -- and they are impeccable -- tell us they are determined to cut a deal with Ann by week's end.  We're told the deal is not closed yet -- as we reported, Ann wants her contract paid off in full to the tune of $20 million.  She also wants to leave the network.  NBC offered her a measly $10 mil and a diminished role in the news department.  We're told there has been "some movement," but the parties haven't struck a deal ... yet.

We're told NBC wants Savannah Guthrie -- Ann's replacement -- firmly in place before the Olympics so they can showcase her next to Matt Lauer.

One more thing ... There are reports "Today" news anchor, Natalie Morales, wants to leave the network because she's pissed off that she's now been passed over twice for the co-anchor job.  We're told -- by people who absolutely know -- that story is "total baloney."  We're told Natalie "loves her job and she's completely happy with what she's doing."

Maybe Natalie figured it out -- co-hosting "Today" is high risk.


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They should have picked Natalie! Savanah is too young, immature and WAY too tall! Sad for the today show.... They got it wrong AGAIN! Anne should never have been put in as head anchor.... Wrong personality completely for that group! Sadly so is savanah.... Viewers don't want to be watching serious news stories and interviews by someone who can't even pretend to have control of her interviews! Bummer. I think I'm heading to GMA. so long, call me when they replace savannah for Natalie!

816 days ago


I love Ann and Natalie. Savannah is good and cute but she has no top lip. Drives me crazy!

816 days ago


TMZ stands for The Mental Zone. But I am not a lawyer.

816 days ago

Jeff Portlance    

I love Savannah so I don't mind her getting the job BUT I think Ann Curry is great and should not be let go... NBC is stupid to let her walk.

816 days ago


If I were her, there is absolutely zero chance I'd let NBC get out of that contract. She has them by the short hairs if they didn't have language inserted to cover this, and I'd make them pay every penny.

816 days ago

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Hey Ann..... SEE YA... don't spend all that money in one place. I wish someone hated me enough to pay me 10mil to disappear..

816 days ago


TMZ stand for The Mental Zone!

816 days ago


I wont be watching either. I love Ann! Smart, cool, gave the show some integrity. Instead of a celebrity talk show.

816 days ago

Delorez Walls    

Thank you Ann Curry! You are the Star of the Today show. NBC is making a Big mistake. I wish you well. xoxo

816 days ago


Farwell Today Show from a loyal veiwer. Matt should have gone, he is the reason the show stinks. Shame on you NBC. Wish Ann, Al and Dr Nancy would have a show of their own. Anyway....I will now watch ABC each morning. I will not watch any morning shows on NBC or the Olymphics that feature Matt.and Savannah. What ashame that NBC has to furnish someone to make Matt look good. Savannah, I think you just made a very bad career choice.

816 days ago


she is very stonished

816 days ago

sharon skinner    

keep Anne...oust Matt, he needs to go !! Al needs to go too!! I'm done with NBC!!

816 days ago


Which is the one Lauer is supposed to have had the affair with and his wife is threatening to divorce him if she becomes the new anchor? Guthrie is a bimbo. Morales has more brains. Matt doesn't like brains.

816 days ago

Carol Pacella    

Anne is a true lady, knowledgeable, wise, ethical, moral, kind, never sarcastic or crass. Is that why she had to go, Matt. You and your male friend are egotistical, narcissistic and bald {a big bruise to the male ego. Anne, hold your head up high and get everthingthey owe you. When one door closes another opens. I'll never watch the lowlifes on nbc again.

813 days ago


Matt Lauer is a joke. Ugly, big nose, back stabbing clown. GMA hello !

813 days ago
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