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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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241.

jimi    

People Are Screaming
Bad Things At Me!!!

because you are a d!ck

635 days ago
242.

KaTT    

You are just to full of your self, take a long look in a mirror. Those pegged style pants getting tight and you are older now. Pee Wee Herman is he a relative? At least he is funny. You handled everything with your EGO......

635 days ago
243.

anabella    

They should've kept Ann Curry and fired Matt Lauer

635 days ago
244.

5041mary    

People need to shout at Lauer. I CAN NOT watch the Today Show since they fired Ann Curry. I watched them every morning for years but I can't stand the show now. I detest Savannah. She is fake!!!

635 days ago
245.

Phillip    

Matt cannot help that Ann Curry was just plain horrible at her job! Matt had nothing to to with her miserable performance!

635 days ago
246.

hotandcold    

He makes 25 million dollars each year. wow Lauer had the power to rid Curry of her job and did it.
Matt, you got what you wanted! So now you complain because people don't like your cruddy hatchet job on Ann? Some dicktaters ain't never satisfied.

635 days ago
247.

gwen    

He deserves everything he gets.....karma MATT--expect it when you try to hurt innocent people for no reason. God don't like ugly!

635 days ago
248.

Pat    

Your days are OVER, old man ! Can't wait until the day your ass is kicked OFF TV! LOSER!

635 days ago
249.

Cheryl Cromwell    

I'm glad people are doing that. After the shameful treatment of Ann Curry, I switched to Good Morning America. Seems Matt is getting the treatment he deserved. His innocent act isn't fooling anyone.

635 days ago
250.

whateveryou    

I don't usually like to follow the crowd, but I think this time there is a reason for the crowd. Just don't care for Lauer.

635 days ago
251.

ASample    

Karma. It bites HARD.

635 days ago
252.

LindaJay    

I don't see Matt doing anything worth $250,000.00, let alone $25 mill!

635 days ago
253.

cheongyei    

Lauer is a huge zero. He deserves disdain for a wide array of reasons.

635 days ago
254.

Jen    

That's what happens when you're an egotistical *******....

635 days ago
255.

Texas-Writer    

He wants $25 million and to tell a network to fire someone who is far better at the job and as a person, and he also wants to be admired, loved and respected? That's the definition of delusional! He was a jerk and then he got worse! Not ever much love out there for crybaby prima donnas!

635 days ago
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