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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." 

591 COMMENTS

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376.

ray    

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

572 days ago
377.

julia da vico    

He think God died and left him in charge, he need to leave and take al rooker with him, and get back ann cury. and get rid of that new girl she stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

572 days ago
378.

Cyndie    

Matt is unhappy? Awww, that's just too bad. It's called consequences. You treat co-workers like dirt, it's going to rub off on you!

572 days ago
379.

chris    

Karma Matt Karma! You are a pig that got Ann fired. I quit watching The Today Show and all other NBC news programming after Ann was fired. GMA suits me fine. Such disrespect for Ann, NBC is classless.

572 days ago
380.

Doug    

Karma, Karma Karma.... she was awesome. i havent watched the show since she got axed via Matt, who i used to like

572 days ago
381.

cindy sumners    

yes the truth hurts i watch good morning american now thanks to his pompousness

572 days ago
382.

cindy sumners    

forget him i watch good morning america now because of his pompous attitude

572 days ago
383.

Cyndie    

Matt's unhappy? That's just too bad. It's called consequences, Matt! You can't treat all your co-workers (ie Ann Curry) like **** and not have some
of it rub off on you.

572 days ago
384.

tom comis    

People are yelling at Matt Lauer to grow some bloody hair!

572 days ago
385.

riman    

Matt liar is a weasle punk bitch ahole. He and boehner should sleep with each other.Two of the biggest aholes in society

572 days ago
386.

riman    

Matt lier is so over paid. He's worth only $500.00 a month.

572 days ago
387.

JohnS    

Get rid of this Jackass and bring back Dave Garaway. What do you mean who's Dave Garaway? What year is this?

572 days ago
388.

klarkwgrizwald    

PRIMA-DONNA!!

572 days ago
389.

Matt    

Matt Lauer has always struck me as an overrated, over payed, pompous a-hole and douche, he's the reason I don't watch the Today Show anymore. He IS responsible for Ann Curry being fired and needs to face up to the bad karma he's created. Hope he gets a dose of his own medicine and NBC kicks his ugly ass to the curb.

572 days ago
390.

JohnS    

Wah!

572 days ago
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