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Matt Lauer

I'm Down w/ Anderson

Replacing Me on 'Today'

3/27/2013 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sources connected with NBC tell TMZ ... network honchos approached Anderson Cooper about the possibility of replacing Matt Lauer on the "Today" show at some point ... not immediately but at some point.

There is a story on Deadline.com that Matt made a call to Anderson to express his disapproval   ... TMZ has confirmed that is inaccurate and that call never happened.

In fact, sources connected with the network and Lauer tell TMZ that Lauer is actually on board with the idea of Anderson replacing him ... and he actually planned to have a meeting with Anderson to sit down and discuss it. We're told Matt put that meeting on hold because of a negative article that appeared in "NY Magazine" a few days ago.

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16.

Spankyman    

In my opinion they both Suck! I don't care who gets to host the Today Show because it sucks! Everything about NBC sucks. Even SNL sucks!

513 days ago
17.

sueh    

Matt Lauer is a scoundrel and a liar.....don't believe a word that comes out of his mouth....

513 days ago
18.

chichifrogslegs    

One corporate shill replaces another...yawn..

513 days ago
19.

Laura    

I'm an Anderon Cooper fan--hope he stays away from NBC--they seem to have so many problems.

513 days ago
20.

doodoolemonque    

**** the Today Show....Anderson Cooper needs to replace Trebek in 2 years.

513 days ago
21.

pamdrfk    

I would definately tune in to Watch Anderson! However they would need to find another person to co-host. I have been unhappy with the Ann Curry firing! Shame on them for that!

513 days ago
22.

Hotlanta    

What a waste to fire Ann if only to replace Matt...luv Anderson but whats wrong with fresh new faces? Do they always have to recycle?

513 days ago
23.

Hamptonite    

I cannot wait for Matt to leave. I had an unfortunate experience sharing our children's basketball team with Matt Lauer. all the parents out together cheering on our kids. there was self righteous Matt Lauer standing in the corner alone too good to sit with all of us.... lost all respect for the dude.

513 days ago
24.

ragu4u    

Seems like an even trade to me...one jerk off for another!

513 days ago
25.

Sweet J    

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who can't stand Matt. Enough of him already!

513 days ago
26.

Mark426    

Get the f### out now Mr. Douche. You're only making it worse and worse for yourself by hangin' on. No one can stand your pompous ass.

p.s. Wear a grown mans suit for a change. Peewee Herman you are not. Grow up.

513 days ago
27.

StarryStarryNight    

doesn't matter who replaces matt liar, i won't watch.

513 days ago
28.

Tina Binkley    

I would watch Anderson Cooper , but I don't like Savannah Gutherie at all ! Would love to see Erica Hill as his counterpart ! They make a great team !

513 days ago
29.

hannah    

Wasn't Anderson's talk show cancelled? Anderson's CNN show is on the bottom with Piers Morgan. NBC....yet another baaaaad choice. AND they wonder why they are in the dumper.

513 days ago
30.

Rob    

That is Lauer's way of broadcasting something positive about himself. He's not going to do anything for anyone else except himself unless he can get something out of it. Certified jerk!

513 days ago
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