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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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181.

ANS84    

Boo freakin hoo. He can cry all the way to the bank.

483 days ago
182.

Johnny T    

He is getting what he deserves. Not only was Ann a class ct, Savannah (while a nice girl) is far from the personality and quality person Ann was, You can tell how they poke fund at her, pull tricks on her and constantly make fun of her cooking, etc By the way... Savannah needs a new hair do...you are 21 now babe!

483 days ago
183.

Nostraldumass    

Give the money back and we'll make them stop Matt.
Wu$$y

483 days ago
184.

Lian    

I think they should replace him with that Gregory guy, he has a great personality and he's a great dancer lol

483 days ago
185.

Smiff    

Fire Matt Lauer

483 days ago
186.

Mango    

Can't stand the moron. He is NO different than millions who could take his job in a snap. I will NEVER, EVER watch the Today Show because he had Ann fired and because of his ego.

483 days ago
187.

Sparky    

The TV Camera is like an X-ray/ Matt Laur's TV X-Ray diagnosis is pompous ass in stage five with no remission in sight.

483 days ago
188.

buzz kill    

Serves him right. Enjoy your 25Mil, you pompus ass.

483 days ago
189.

a long time Leno fan!    

I felt bad for the guy when he signed on to his gig years ago so I watched the show in support. Repeated affairs with his co-anchors, waitresses and on and on.......... without showing any remorse to his audience or wife AND his supposed Ann Curry clause to have her removed from the show's lineup? I skip by that ENTIRE network with my remote any time I'm in its vicinity. He's in a perfect position to set an example to the public with a show of sincerity, honesty, genuine but he doesn't. Pee-aye-gee.

483 days ago
190.

Tara    

Ahh poor Matt, he is so abused. I wonder if he ever thought how his demands would affect Ann when he re-signed and didn't want her in the picture. Matt is a Narcissistic A-HOLE and as I see it these comments are well deserved.
I haven/t watched ANYTHING on NBC since they let Ann Curry go.

Obviously people are not happy with his whinny behavior.

483 days ago
191.

buzz kill    

Who really wants to watch this overpaid POS who would not give you the time of day?

483 days ago
192.

boobymanz    

Karma's a b!itch ain't she?

483 days ago
193.

fk    

I can't believe he makes 25 million dollars for reading off a teleprompter. smh

483 days ago
194.

Fluffy    

WTF is he complaining about when he's making $500,000.00 a week!

483 days ago
195.

Pre-school    

I'm sorry, but can someone explain to me how his job is considered difficult. How hard is it to read off a telepromter and have cute conversations with guest throughout the day??? The backup guy is not ready? Ready to what, read? Some people get to a position where they think they are God's gift to the human race, which apparently, these news anchors think they are.

483 days ago
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