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Matt Lauer

People Are Screaming

Bad Things At Me!!!

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

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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Poor Poor Poor Matt. Someone get him his binky!

667 days ago


Matt is usless and an idiot... of course, so is Ann Curry. Typical liberal puppets.

667 days ago


When are they going to replace him, like they have a pattern of doing with the female hosts, with someone hotter, younger and blonder?

667 days ago


REALLY!!! 25 million dollars and "he's so unhappy." What a puss!!!

667 days ago


Matt Lauer is an egotistical little sh--t who was very smug about is feature role in the firing of Ann Curry. Why does he feel so 'hurt' now?

667 days ago


Stopped watching when Ann Curry was outed. She was the "best" of the show. Now it is all "Hollywood"
and boring. ML has got one big ego. People yelling
comments to you, too bad, so sad. You wanted Ann out because she was so popular, you wife!!!!! and
ego could not deal with it. Say good bye and retired.

667 days ago


Ann Curry could work for fox news the no 1 cable news channel

667 days ago


Crybaby!!! Stand up for your actions! You’re making the big bucks. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t blame you for Ann’s departure. Funny thing is no one I know likes you on the show. Perhaps they got rid of the wrong person!!!

667 days ago

rocco fusco    

This ahole makes 25 mill a year? for what? Ill kick his ass for 50 bucks!

667 days ago


By the way, Ann Curry was no good for that spot. I questioned it the moment they announced it. She's best for an Oprah type show.

667 days ago


I haven't watched the Today show or NBC since they got rid of Ann Curry in such a low class cruel way.Matt deserves all he gets.I think he played a big part in her demise.

667 days ago


The only thing more inflated than Lauer's salary is his ego. Face it. In media, *******s get ahead by stepping on, over, or through the "little people" who cannot relate

667 days ago


What goes around comes around. He stopped being likeable when Katie left. Now he's just an egotistical, cheating, balding bore.

667 days ago


Ann Curry was NO GOOD for that spot. She could do a show on Lifetime, but not NEWS. Fox wouldn't have her! Which network has a colder heart than them. Matt seems smart enough to have understanding for the dumb emotion led, and devoid of intellect , comments. They are not real audience for NEW shows, they just watch to wait for Kathy Lee, and Hoda to drink and act silly.

667 days ago


He is remorseful because he is a wicked weasel, he knows that soon the network will find that no one likes him and will dump him, what goes around comes around

667 days ago
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