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Ann Curry

Hard Feelings

Toward Matt

6/28/2012 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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As Ann Curry said when she said her goodbyes on "Today" ... she wears her heart on her sleeve, so she made it pretty clear there's no love lost between her and Matt Lauer.

TMZ broke the story ... when Matt renegotiated his contract recently with NBC ... he made it clear he did not want Ann as his co-anchor.

So watch the video as Matt says the obligatory nice things about Ann at the end of today's show -- she does everything she can to not look at him. Compare that to her reaction to Al Roker and Natalie Morales, both of whom she looks squarely in the eye with affection.

And then Matt goes in for the kiss and Ann refuses to turn toward him. She embraces Al -- her good friend -- and Natalie, whom she calls a sister.

No doubt Ann has hard feelings, especially since NBC strung this out for months, making her a joke.

And, by the way, it was also telling that NBC didn't have Ann pass the torch to Savannah Guthrie, who was sitting off camera. 

The folks at GMA have gotta be loving this.

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136.

sotiredofthis    

Lauer the Louse - whose ass is he kissing and whose "toes" is he sucking to stay? Ann was NOT the problem. Lauer is quite simply an aging (not so graciously), egotistical totally phony ********. Quit watching Today years ago BECAUSE of this *******. When I did watch, it was BECAUSE of a piece Ann was doing. NBC - you idiots.

744 days ago
137.

New Jersey D    

Matt Lauer is a loser. Their ratings are not going to improve and I hope they kick him off next year. Plus, he's balding

744 days ago
138.

Sandra     

Ann was better in her previous job however, NBC along with Lauer blew this one!! Lauer is not likeable or relatable and the ratings will continue to go down!! I have moved on and will no longer watch this pathetic excuse for morning tv!!

744 days ago
139.

Thomas Jefferson    

I wish she slapped him!

744 days ago
140.

Patricia    

Ann was the best part of "The Today Show"

She did not deserve this...so sad for her !!

Matt should have got the boot... god , he is a homely man...

If that is the best NBC has, no wonder ABC has pulled ahead...why does NBC always cling to the past??

744 days ago
141.

Nicole    

Everyone keeps saying that Guthrie and Morales are fcking Lauer. If so where is the proof or any articles written.

I am not saying that I dont believe it cause its probably true, but I couldnt find anything saying that.

Can anyone give me a place to start looking. Did a google search found nothing.

And I agree Matt is a douche.

744 days ago
142.

gutsygirl    

No brainer: Boycott Matt Lauer

744 days ago
143.

JFO    

Matt Lauer is a pompous ass and that show didn't do well with Ann Curry leading because it sucks. No matter who they get in there it will continue to suck because the morning show format has been done and done. They're all horrendous and I'd rather watch a test pattern on the TV in the morning than any of these untalented idiots.

744 days ago
144.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Matt Lauer is a BULLY!!!

744 days ago
145.

sean    

She made you better, so you fire people that male you better? Matt you insensitive ****. Just hug her say goodbye but keep you dump commentary to yourself.
Made you better PFFT but yeah hit the road bitch.
Shame

744 days ago
146.

kathy    

So sorry to see Ann Curry leave; and to be thrown under the bus by Matt Lauer. He never had the courage of do the type of trips and interviews that Ann has done over the years. He just likes the soft jobs; and certainly would not get his shoes dirty. Viewers are not going to like this change, the way it went down, and I am now an ABC viewer. Producers have not gutts. Hopefully Matt is next.

744 days ago
147.

CrisDizzle    

Oh 'SNAP" Ann Curry wanted no part of Matt Lauer this morning. LOL Matt Lauer is a pompous dooche for getting her axed on the Today Show.

744 days ago
148.

BEE17    

The most offensive moment was when, after Ann expressed her genuine and heartbreaking goodbye, they cut to commercial, then came back with a shot of Samantha Guthrie (Ann's "replacement") in Ann's place on the stage. HOW CRUEL AND INSENSITIVE! And, Matt, you seemed so slimy when you tried to suck up to Ann for the sake of the camera-- SO TRANSPARENT and insincere. Thinking the public would "buy" your b.s. is almost as lame as the segments you feed us on the Today Show. Dear GMA (much more respectful of its viewers), here I come!

744 days ago
149.

dr2mom    

Another NBC debacle. They should have gotten rid of the egotistical Matt Lauer or that phony Al Roker before the class act, Ann Curry. Did anyone happen to watch that lame interview Matt conducted with Adele? Poor Adele...wish she had slung a few rotten tomatoes at him during that interview...he is the worst interviewer. Best wishes to Ann...NBC doesn't know a good thing when they had it.

744 days ago
150.

sotiredofthis    

Just saw a photo of Morales son - cute as a button and looks more like Matt Lauer than he does his "father." Guess we'll have to wait until the boy AGES to determine absolute parentage - well maybe not THAT long if the hair and the personality go. And then again, ********s develop early. So hope for this child's sake, that EVERYONE is barking up the wrong genetic tree.

744 days ago
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