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Matt Lauer

People Are Screaming

Bad Things At Me!!!

12/27/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Matt Lauer is "freaked out" that people -- and lots of them -- have been screaming at him on the streets of Manhattan, calling him names and blaming him for the demise of Ann Curry.

Network sources tell TMZ ... Matt is "miserable" over what he believes are hateful and unfair tirades.  Matt says the harassment is constant, with people screaming things like "You're a bad guy,"and "You got Ann fired.  Does that make you happy?" 

Matt is telling people at NBC there have also been lots of sarcastic comments about his $25 million salary.  He feels "abused," insisting Ann's firing is not his fault.  But, as TMZ first reported, Matt made it clear when he re-signed -- he didn't want Ann in the picture.

One network source says, "It's driving him crazy.  He's so unhappy."

As for Matt's future at "Today," it's secure by default.  Aside from the fact that he has a contract, our network sources say NBC honchos are stuck.  They have no one who can step in and stop the bleeding.  As for Willie Geist, the new, 9 AM "Today" host, one very connected source says the sentiment is, "He's not ready.  He's not there yet." 

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1.

Phil Mcl    

Sometimes the truth hurts!!

484 days ago
2.

thestupid    

This guy is an ass. Ego is too big. I used to like him but now I cant even watch him.

484 days ago
3.

ShoeGurlie    

Good! That EGOTISTICAL piece of garbage deserves everything he gets!!!!!

484 days ago
4.

Diamond Goddess!    

It's called "consequences", Matt!!!
Just because that creepy wife of yours, all of your mistresses, and the NBC execs. when ratings are good put up with all of your B S, doesn't mean people on the streets of Manhattan will.
LOVE IT!!!
(Besides, word is he's getting fired. The ratings blow. lol Good times!)

484 days ago
5.

natanya    

This guy sucks!!! He has ruined plenty of people's live. Nice to see karma!!!

484 days ago
6.

NOT ELMO    

REPLACE Matt Lauer

484 days ago
7.

Berserk    

Why is Matt Lauer staring at the cameraman's crotch? And what's with the "put it in my mouth plz" face he's making?
WHAT IS THIS FREAK'S PROBLEM

484 days ago
8.

Chris    

Too bad. This guy is an arrogant, overpaid jerk. His holier-than-thou attitude comes across in every interview. NBC should wise up and break his contract.

484 days ago
9.

TUTT ThinkTank    

All those in favor of Matt "what's his name" getting fired, please comment here.

484 days ago
10.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

Poor guy makes only 25 million a year and he's pissed?

484 days ago
11.

jay71504    

he is such an EVIL 1%er!

484 days ago
12.

Texas-Writer    

He's a prima donna who's been caught and now he's trying to lie his way out of it. He called the tune, now it's time for him to do the dance!

484 days ago
13.

Googie    

Glad to hear Matt Lauer is feeling abused. What goes around, comes around.
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Savannah Guthrie so annoying when she keeps bobbing her head when someone else is speaking. Even tho I like Roker & the rest of the crew is okay, I won't watch The Today Show. Have been watching Good Morning America since Ann Curry got fired.
,
Matt, not everyone hates you. Good Morning America loves you for helping them become #1.

484 days ago
14.

david    

rich people problems....who cares....how can you be unhappy...i refuse to listen to somebody who makes that much money bitch and moan over nothing....im a single dad with 2 kids that im struggling to raise ..... i got real problems

484 days ago
15.

furious cupcakes    

Celebrities are such a rare breed. They truly do look for validation from the whole world.

484 days ago
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