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Ann Curry

Hard Feelings

Toward Matt

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

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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Mrs T    

Why didn't they get rid of Matt Lauer?? He's the problem. He's not very smart if you've never noticed. I love Ann and wish she'd stay and Matt would go!!

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812 days ago


Boo hoo :D

812 days ago


Boo-frickin'-hoo. Buh bye!

812 days ago

how lame    

Matt lauer is a jackass. He needs to go.

812 days ago


matt has an affair with morales.. that's y he wanted her as anchor...

812 days ago


Wow, I feel bad for Ann this is not right at all. Matt Lauer you're a real jerk! Or as Tom Cruise would say "you're so glib!" I wish Ann all the best, their ratings deserve to suffer over this. Shame!

812 days ago


Love Ann...She is the reason I started watching Today again. Matt is the one that needs to go. Should have kept Ann and her and Natalie. Matt a LOSER taking NBC to the cleaners to have terrible broadcasting.

812 days ago


Ann and Al were the only reasons I watched the Today show. No more. Sorry Al, I'll miss you too, but this just wasn't right NBC. Guess Matt has something on a NBC exec, that he gets to make the calls there. Or, it could just be that Matt is jealous that Ann has good hair! :)

812 days ago


Good for you Ann, Matt Lauer is such a two-faced PHONY.

812 days ago


Ann is such a class act and professional journalist. What NBC has done to her is grossly inappropriate and just bad business. Matt is a egotistical sex addict who should be fired. He hated Ann because he could not control her by screwing her the way he did Natalie with whom he fathered a child with. The affair with Natalie was the core of the reason Matt's wife filed for divorce a few years ago and is the reason that Natalie will not be promoted to the anchor position. Matt's wife will not have that. I will never watch the Today Show again as long as Matt is one the air. Every self respecting woman should boycott the show until they kick Matt to the curb. This is the same stupid team of network execs who tried to fire Jay Leno. They don't deserve my attention. Stay strong Ann. Ikniw it hurts but you are so much better off moving forward.

812 days ago


The reason the Today Show's ratings are low is because Merideth Vierra left, not because Ann Curry replaced her. I happen to think Ann Curry was a really good choice for co-anchor. Don't expect the ratings to go up any time soon. I don't think people watch the show because of Matt Lauer. He's not very likeable, and as another poster wrote, he seems like an egotistical jerk. HE is actually the reason I don't have that show on in the morning -- I just can't stand him.

812 days ago


I never liked Matt Laurer they should get rid of him not ann

812 days ago


That was SO painful to watch. You could see on Matt's face that he just wanted it over so he could move on an get rid of her. The others really cared for her. Anything that came out of his mouth was crud. She tried hard to ignore him and keep from crying. She should have just smacked him across the jaw. Savannah good luck with this jerk.

812 days ago


after this awful treatment of AnnCurry.....i have no respect for matt lauer......and i will NOT WATCH...
A DISGRACE....what a way to treat a lady....i hope she
goes to gma....

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