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Ann Curry Is Walking Away From Today With $10 Million In Her Pocket

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Ann Curry leaving today with 10 million

Not bad for an unemployment check.

NBC has decided to remove Ann Curry from her position as co-anchor of The Today Show, but the network is paying a BIG price for promoting her only to fire her.

Sources say that she had just signed a new contract with her employers that guaranteed her $10 million a year…for the next three years!

It stinks that she was blamed for the morning show's ratings dip and got the boot as a result, but we'd happily get fired for that much money. At least she's still earning her paycheck and isn't letting her frustration get in the way of her duties on Today.

We would think NBC learned their lesson when they tried to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. Apparently, they just love spending money on absolutely nothing.

We think Ann and Conan O'Brien will have to get together to kiki soon since they'll have A LOT to talk about! Although they were both hurt by the network's decision, they both ended up making out on the deal.

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10 comments to “Ann Curry Is Walking Away From Today With $10 Million In Her Pocket”

  1. 1

    Jay Leno is an asshole who couldn't carry his own show and sabotaged Conan. There were rumors before Lauer renewed his contract that he wanted Curry out; I think those rumors are true, and that Lauer isn't the nice guy he's made out to be. NBC makes dumb decisions, but not the way you spin it, Perez.

  2. merryann33 says – reply to this


    Ann is a good hard reporter but she just sucked in the morning format. So many of her interviews and spots were just cringe worthy.

  3. 3

    Fifty million wouldn't make NBC's betrayal any better. I am pretty sure that Ann will find another reporting job with a better network that will give her the respect she has worked so hard for. I hope NBC falls on its far for this one. Once you replace Ann and the ratings still spiral downward, then what? And it's not even that the ratings were in the toilet, it's just that GMA was coming in ahead of Today too often for their liking. Basically, Ann was the casualty in the "Who has the biggest dick?" contest between these two morning shows.

  4. Rossi says – reply to this


    It's not Ann's fault. The whole program stinks. From Al's fat ass to Matt's bald head, it's boring. AMC is infinitely better.

  5. 5

    NBC you are fucking idiots!! You are getting rid of the wrong person. Get rid of Matt, he sucks!!! Ann is very professional and will have no problem getting another job. Hope she enjoys being off for a while before starting any new job. She is one of the hardest workers on tv. While you are at, get rid of Al Roker too. Start new and fresh like CBS, am loving their new format and mornign show.

  6. 6

    And another thing, Ann is a very professionional reporter who does not fucking belong on this bubble gum show anyway. Who the fuck watches morning tv anyway.

  7. 7

    Have not watched this show since I was in college, cannot remember who was hosting in the late 60s but want to say mayble Hugh Downs? Sorry, the memory starts to go when you get older :)

  8. Chris says – reply to this


    NBC should be ashamed of the way they have handled this and how they have treated Ann. As other people said, she is a professional news reporter and a class act. If anything, that Kathie Lee and Hoda hour is like watching your mom and aunt get drunk @'Thanksgiving dinner…it's awkward and you aren't really sure where it's gonna lead.

  9. txmrs says – reply to this


    I think that NBC probably knew that Ann was not right for the cohost role, but they had to give it to her because she has been three for years and did not get the job when Katie Couric left. Ann is a more serious news person, she doesn't have the personality or quick wit for banter with her cohost. It has been hard to watch because you can see her trying to be funny and it just looks SOOOO awkward and forced. I hope they don't give the job to Savannah though, I don't like her either.

  10. 10

    I told NBC years ago that Ann Curry was annoying. She needs to keep still. She flings her hands all around, leans all over people and talks over them. She and Matt are not a good match. When they put her on the Today Co-Host, that was really a disaster. If they would make her sit on her hands or put them in her pocket, stop talking over people and put her on hard news stories, preferably when she is not in an interview position, she will do fine. In Houston we have a roving reporter that wears glasses, I don't even know her name but she is just about as bad. NBC needs to get someone that opens their eyes and looks at these people. I don't know anyone that thinks Conan is funny. Their nightime lineup is a joke except for a couple of programs. Reality programs are tiresome. Comedies are not funny. As far as the Today show goes, why not try out a few people for a month at a time. Al Roker and Matt are great. You can also stop with all of the cooking. It is overdone also.