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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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46.

tracker    

While Matt preaches how he's worth his huge salary..ANN CURRY asked us to do 26 acts of kindness...and my GRANDKIDS took that to heart and used their allowance to buy 26 pairs of gloves and pass them out to the homeless in our city...MERRY CHRISTMAS ANN..PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL..

635 days ago
47.

apeacefulway    

Of course Matt thinks these are 'hateful and unfair tirades.' He is a classic narcissist who will never admit something is his fault. I haven't watched Today since Ann's departure and I won't watch again until Matt follows suit

635 days ago
48.

lovehandles    

25 million who gaves a Damn what people say. Call me what you want but you can't call me broke.

635 days ago
49.

static    

Sorry I can't get fired up about one millionaire screwing over another I could care less about either one of them.

635 days ago
50.

josi    

Payback!

635 days ago
51.

Pink    

It's called karma you arrogant azz hole, nobody likes you, you jerk.

635 days ago
52.

msmoeliss    

Matt lauer can suck it... :)

635 days ago
53.

Swtpea    

Aww poor Matt, they're calling you a bad guy for getting someone fired? Sorry Matt, don't feel sorry for you

635 days ago
54.

erkg    

Karma's a bitch.

635 days ago
55.

joy    

Does anyone like Anne's replacement Savannah?

635 days ago
56.

Susan    

Come on Matt, did you really think that people would stand for your back-room politicking to get Ann off the show? You insult your viewers with your whining. Clearly, you did not count on viewers bailing in droves. Ann Curry is a class act, and you are not. Sad, but true.

635 days ago
57.

Opinionof1    

25 Million for what? Talk about overrated......No talent.

635 days ago
58.

TERESA    

I use to like him but turned out to be the biggest DIVA of them all ......And the only reason the show is keeping him is for the ratings and thats SAD.He use to be nice.... But he can do is hurt people around him.
Why? What does he have gain? REALLY?
Maybe he lost some commence with his hair..

635 days ago
59.

TERESA    

I thought he was a real nice person to watch but when played a part of Ann Curry leaving and then being mean like he has..... He thanks he had power over the station...He turned out to be a real diva ....the real reason the show don't get reed of him because of the drama ratings....And I thank that's real sad....He needs concealing ...And bring back the real Matt Lauer the nice nice one....Who gets along with everybody....And a show that doesn't ratings and get reed of the cast drama problems and making it news...

635 days ago
60.

Kimberly    

"People are screaming mean things at You..." Awww Matt. When they were on the street screaming "nice things", You and the rest of your narcissistic co-workers, were lapping it all up. Did No one tell you, Careful how many you want sitting at your feet, one day, they will be at your throat. .

635 days ago
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