Ann Curry's contract negotiation battle may be coming to a close! There's just one more thing NBC is demanding- and it's harsh!
A source at the network says the higher-ups are finally willing to set the Today correspondent free! And Matt Lauer actually helped? The source says:
"There has been a break in the on-going stand-off between NBC and Ann. Ann’s bosses weren’t willing to let her out of her contract so she could accept a job at CNN.
However, they now recognize it’s probably for the best, and Matt Lauer chimed in and said it would be a good idea as well."
Thank goodness! But we know a negotiation like this won't be without cost. So what do they want from Ann? The source says:
"NBC has made it clear that if they let Ann out of her contract, they want to keep her off the air of a competing network for at least six months."
Six months?? Yikes! What is she going to do for six months without a job?! She's ready to jump to CNN now! Will she even consider such a deal? The source says:
"This is unacceptable to Ann. She has been on the air only in a very limited capacity."
True! She's practically already been doing that! Can't she just get sentenced to time served with Matt Lauer?
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