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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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76.

commonSenseSays...    

Exactly why is the bald-headed entertainment reporter worth $25 MILLION dollars? I haven't watched the today show in probably 15 years and will not watch it with him as sole "anchor" - he's not even that good looking and he certainly cannot deliver hard hittiing news. Hope to see Ann on CNN!

564 days ago
77.

Monkey boy    

Excellent! Maybe he can blow himself while he whines

564 days ago
78.

Really    

So you want us to make you feel less guilty about being involved in firing Ann Curry is that what you want douche bag???? No way, and honestly $25 million....there is no way you are worth that much and your network is getting ripped off! Hope you get fired and soon and then maybe I'll start watching that show again!

564 days ago
79.

linda    

It's called Karma, Matt, and so deserved.

564 days ago
80.

steak man     

What goes around comes around Matt.

564 days ago
81.

SheisHot    

Lauer is a waste of space and has never reported any serious news in his life! Where is Matt Lauer? He should be in the unemployment line, permanently!

564 days ago
82.

Really    

I hope the network see's these comments....they NEED to! Maybe then they would see why their ratings are in the toilet....everyone is watching GMA because they can't stand Matt Lauer!!!! Oh and his little girlfriend too...what's her name Savanah. ICK makes me nauseated just thinking about it.....

564 days ago
83.

BellaJ    

Be careful what you wish for Matt! You wanted Ann gone so now you get to deal with all the repercussions that come along with it! A$$hole!!!

564 days ago
84.

Wendy    

Awwwww. Karma

564 days ago
85.

JFO    

Matt ... we all know the truth. If you can't stand the heat over what you did, then you shouldn't have done it. As far as you making $25 million for the little you do which includes but is not limited to, reading off cue cards and "interviewing" stars and heads of state in a controlled format that affords little time for any real fact finding or anything really remotely interesting to the average braid dead viewer who watches your nightmare of a show, we all can pretty much say in unison: you sir, are overpaid. But good on you for netting that much dough for what amounts to a fluff show five days a week. I mean, where else could you be paid so much for doing so little???

564 days ago
86.

TMZluver    

It's called KARMA: what goes around...

564 days ago
87.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Karma's a bitch

564 days ago
88.

Dddcupp    

Womp womp

564 days ago
89.

John dowser    

Goody Goody Gumdrops.Matt Lauer is a mean egotistical guy. Shows past Presidents no respect etc...****y little terd.

564 days ago
90.

TMZluver    

Gee...he's been there too long! I'm sick of his face and persona. He's over rated, over exposed and simply over DONE! They need someone new, fresh, young and fun!

564 days ago
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