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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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106.

Fat Mike    

haha, look at the tweets to Ann Curry compared to those of Backstabber Lauer

twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%40AnnCurry

twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%40MLauer

762 days ago
107.

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!!

762 days ago
108.

Kimo    

BOYCOTT

762 days ago
109.

DaveT    

Boo hoo :D

762 days ago
110.

Hamptonsdude    

Boo-frickin'-hoo. Buh bye!

762 days ago
111.

how lame    

Matt lauer is a jackass. He needs to go.

762 days ago
112.

sean    

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

762 days ago
113.

nikki6    

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!

762 days ago
114.

rdhmommy    

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.

762 days ago
115.

Angel    

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! :)

762 days ago
116.

Dietra    

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

762 days ago
117.

Mediagirl3    

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.

762 days ago
118.

Lisa    

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.

762 days ago
119.

mkkma    

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

762 days ago
120.

Denver    

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.

762 days ago
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