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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

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 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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The Today show is for dopes that dont have jobs.

577 days ago


I for one am sick and tired of Matt lauer. He's only saying he supports the replacement because he knows Anderson is way to busy and is probably under strict contract w/ CNN /CBS. This man is so arrogant and self serving. Just send him packing, you have more than one host, an immediate replacement isn't necessary.

577 days ago


I'm down with all of these horrible morning shows being canceled; would anyone care??????

577 days ago


A dry turd is better than Lauer! Who actually likes him?! He's terrible

577 days ago


Huh? Why would Lauer meet with Cooper to discuss whether the latter should replace him on Today? Is Lauer expecting a kick-back to walk away quietly? Hasn't he made way too much $$$ already?

577 days ago


Don't do it Anderson~

577 days ago


Matt is fine and wonderful on Today, always has been. I literally would change the channel if Ann was next to him. They were so correct on replacing her (they shouldn't have given her the position in the first place but that's a different topic). Now the ratings are sinking for TWO reasons. 1. The show is just boring, there is no youthful energy on the show, and 2, Al Roker, He actually makes me sick... his voice, his mannerisms, his CONSTANT talking about "my neck of the woods..." its like GET a new tag line, that one is not only annoying, its OLD. Sorry I did switch over to GMA b/c it is actually a better made show. Bright, breezy, informative, etc.. But please don't blame MATT for any of this. Matt you will be fine... God speed

577 days ago


Matt Lauer can suck it.

577 days ago


Why would Anderson want that job?

577 days ago


You know how tricky those swooshes are

577 days ago


who would watch the show

577 days ago

Ozzie X    

On a second note I would love to have been a fly on the wall when The Today show said, "It pains us but the ratings are not to standard and the flack from the media, is simply not working." Matt, "So are you saying I'm off the show?", Producers, "Yep pretty much bro, hi five."

577 days ago

Why would Anderson want to do another talk show when his own show got the axe after 3 seasons?

577 days ago

Sue from jersey    

They both annoy me

577 days ago

RK Wall    

... and bring back Ann Curry, so that show has a little class again‼

577 days ago
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