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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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laurie    

Goodbye Ann! Well hello, George Stephanopoulos!

739 days ago
362.

Me Too    

Rat face lauer. So smug and ugly, sitting there crossed legged making millions for doing nothing. Howard Stern was right- he is a d**k. Best to you, Ann.

739 days ago
363.

Lisa    

Lets be honest....Ann was awful in that role and nobody knew it more than Matt. She was frequently slow on the uptake and rarely was quick with the wit required on a successful talk show. She is a great journalist in the field and will do well. I manage people and move them around to maximize their skills. It's called doing your job.

739 days ago
364.

tony todoroff    

I have had enough with the today show letting Ann go put an end to me watching the show whos next Al you people should be ashamed I only watched the show for Ann and Al God bless you Ann and hope a better future for you

739 days ago
365.

Robert    

Curry is past her sell-by date.

739 days ago
366.

Deb    

Ann Curry was the ONLY reason I continued to tune in to the 9-10am hour of the Today Show. Matt Lauer has lousy interview skills, an enormous ego, and NO conscience. KISS TODAY GOODBYE!

739 days ago
367.

KT    

Matt should go. He has had problems with all but one co-hosts. He is the jerk. That is why I don't always watch the today show. Change your format. Take a look at good morning America. They are not at each other -- they like each other. Today tries to fit everyone around Matt. Wrong move. Hope your ratings continue to decline. I will not be watching

739 days ago
368.

Mee    

A younger woman makes Matt look HOTTER he is just following Regis,
so OLD LADIES be gone!

739 days ago
369.

Diamond Goddess!    

Today is tanking because GMA now has the production values of a Las Vegas show. Today just does boring cooking segments, very little real news. Savannah won't do any better, she's a big doughball. She just saw how they'll treat her when she can't save the ratings. Matt looks like an Auschwitz survivor. Savannah's 40 and will probably bang him.

739 days ago
370.

Diamond Goddess!    

Today is tanking because GMA now has the production values of a Las Vegas show, and because all they do is boring cooking segments. Very little real news. Savannah will not do any better, she's a big doughball.

739 days ago
371.

burning_plastic    

I guess it's Matt Lauer's show.

738 days ago
372.

disgusted    

Where to begin....Matt Lauer is a disgusting specimen who probably held up his highly over paid contract until they (the idiots at NBC) dumped Ann!!Sound familiar Dave, Conan and all the others!!Jay...you hiding in the closet somewhere!!Going to ABC for sure now!!Could not take another day of MATT anyway!!Pompous, arrogant you-know-what!!HANG IN THERE ANNIE!!YOU ARE WORTH SOOO MUCH MORE!!You will prevail. I do NOT KNOW HOW YOU COULD STAND IT EVERY DAY BESIDE HIM ANYWAY!!!ALL THE BEST...will watch anything you are in!!

738 days ago
373.

disgusted    

Anyone out there remember what Jay Leno did to David Letterman and Conan (to mention the most important ones)!!Well...Guess his nibs is getting enough moolla to rate with the goons at NBC now!!Kinda like Julie Chen and wonderful husband (another goon) did when one day, Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete magically disappeared!!Rumour had it even Sharon Osbourne had input on that fiasco!!I never watched that show again and now...NO MORE TODAY SHOW!!WHAT A S***MY THING TO DO TO SUCH A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE WHO WAS SO LOYAL TO KEEP SUCH A scrawny dip**** as Matt Lauer!!!!!Oh...I will watch anything you do Ann, but, I suspect it will not be long before some other reputable news channel scoops you up. ALL THE BEST TO AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TRYING TIME.

738 days ago
374.

disgusted    

Shame on you Matt Lauer and everyone of you that is involved with this mess!!YOU BLEW IT AND YOU ALL KNOW IT!!I actually guessed it about all the B.S. about Matt maybe not renewing his contract. It was probably more about Ann getting the boot than his much overblown raise!!Nice cover-up everyone!!The best thing we can do is to quit watching!!Actually, I pretty much already had, as the relationship on ABC staff is much more appealing!!No wonder it is riding high for quite awhile now!!GO ABC AND HLN!!

738 days ago
375.

M    

I HATE watching Matt's interviews. It's like watching a police interrogation instead of an interview, and it was him that made me change the channel. They completely missed the mark on why their ratings took a dive.

738 days ago
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