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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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46.

Mikey    

Every show Anderson Pooper has been on has been a failure, so The Today Show would be a perfect fit.

539 days ago
47.

lilgrandma     

a ******** for another ********!

539 days ago
48.

Bmorecurlyguy    

In professional journalism it's the responsibility of the write to provide facts when making statements. In every article tmz writes they claim sources yet never reveal them. This because this is a terrible news site that manufactures and manipulates its own stories to generate Internet hits.....tmz burn in hell you all

539 days ago
49.

Ann    

For me, Matt isn't the one that needs to go...at least not Just Matt......that mouthy, silly girl that giggled her way into Anne's spot is enough to drive anyone crazy....I quit watching because I could not stand to hear a word from her mouth....just like Kathy Lee....refuse to watch her as well.....NBC could use a new person to run the "talent" on NBC

539 days ago
50.

Tony Martellini    

But cooper is such a good little C**KSucker...can't see why that skanky redhead griffith wanted to go down on him

539 days ago
51.

wtf?    

Cooper, the ugly, albino hobbit is a ratings failure both on CNN and his daytime show. NBC thinks he'll bring the ratings up on TODAY? The higher ups better think twice. Instead of trying to be politically correct and pick the gay (albeit filthy rich) guy, they better pick someone who will get them their numbers. Not to mention his embarrasing, hideous giggle.

539 days ago
52.

Melissa    

Why do they need Matt's approval?

539 days ago
53.

There's a problem here    

Any replacement would be better than having to switch to CBS or ABC morning because his ego is nauseating that early in the morning.

539 days ago
54.

Dom The Mover    

I bet ur down with Cooper get down on ya too

539 days ago
55.

wtf?    

NBC blatantly edited the 911 tapes in the Trayvon Martin case in order to falsely convince the public that the man involved (Zimmerman) was a racist. Ann Curry, the one who soooo many ppl think is wonderful, sat on the dumb TODAY SHOW couch and said Zimmerman was a 250 lb man on top of a small teenager. Not even close to the truth. THAT'S WHY people stopped watching TODAY and NBC in general. Their ultra liberal, cheating ways. Not Lauer. He's fine at what he does. Ann Curry is h.o.r.r.i.b.l.e as an anchor in any capacity. That whispering just doesn't cut it. Cooper will just continue in their ultra-liberal ways.

539 days ago
56.

Just My Opinion    

Why is Matt leaving the show? Is it because that guy on the show went pass him and smacked him in the butt with a paper? LOL
Get over it, dude!! I mean you smile, laughed, and smack the dude back too. If he had done that to Anderson, he might have like that. LOL

539 days ago
57.

tucker    

Nice try at saving face Matt - LIKE you've got a choice!!

539 days ago
58.

PT    

Too late NBC - I've already switched to Nora and Charlie. I avoid NBC after the hatchet job done on Ann.

539 days ago
59.

johnconners    

Anderson Pooper taking over for Nose Lauer ??? Please..... that replacing a prick with a prick sucker !

539 days ago
60.

Gunrob    

The sooner the better!

539 days ago
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