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Matt Lauer just can't seem to catch a break lately!
The anchor was already under heavy scrutiny for the firing of Ann Curry and the Today show's plummeting ratings, and we're guessing his highly controversial interview with filmmaker John Ziergler concerning Jerry Sandusky isn't helping him win any popularity contests!
But it sounds like some good might come out of this ugly mess, as we're hearing NBC is reaching out to Anderson Cooper to replace Matt!
A source close to the situation claims that the deal could be coming fairly soon, saying:
The super controversial Jerry Sandusky interview aired yesterday on the Today show, and after it received a whole mess of backlash, anchor Matt Lauer thinks that NBC set him up for FAILURE!!
Lauer hosted the 30-minute segment, which featured filmmaker John Ziergler and recordings from the child molester, and while he was interviewing Ziegler, the host looked like he was in an agonizing state.
According to reports, Matt feels that producers PLAYED him:
What the hell is wrong with NBC?
Not EVERYTHING has to be a competition! If Ann Curry wants to wish Robin Roberts well while she's fighting an insanely scary medical problem, well, she should be allowed to. Without your permission. Regardless if you feel like she was trying to "aid the enemy."
That's so offensively asinine that we're about to barf. Aiding the enemy?? REALLY??
Here's what the report said:
Ann Curry Was MORE POPULAR With Today Show Viewers Than Matt Lauer! ALL THE DEETS From The EXPLOSIVE New York Magazine Article HERE!
It's pretty bad when the actual, behind-the-scenes drama is even WORSE than what's being reported in the news!
But unfortunately, in the case of much-reported-upon, devastating drama on The Today Show that left Ann Curry fired, Matt Lauer looking like a real piece of work, and Good Morning America knocking them out of the ratings for the first time in 16 years, it wasn't just bad - it was a downright CLUSTERF-CK.
On top of the news that came to the light this morning which revealed the widely-criticized news anchor fooled ABC into negotiating a deal he never planned to take to secure his position at NBC, as well as a pay-day and assurance that Ann would get let go, the EXPLOSIVE new article in New York Magazine delves even deeper in the complex back-stabbing, paranoia, and shady negotiations that went on at 30 Rockefeller Center…and it ain't pretty!
For instance, even though Lauer, Today Show executive producer Jim Bell, and several NBC affiliates thought Curry was the problem, there was CLEAR internal research that showed that audiences agreed it was MATT who was the less appealing one, as he came off as "aloof, a little bit holier-than-thou and pompous.”
And despite his attempts to appear sad and regretful about the way everything went down,
Well it definitely doesn't look like loyalty is one of Matt Lauer's strengths!
Since the shocking firing of the much beloved Ann Curry, the Today show has been a bit of a mess and Matt has been at the center of all of the drama!
With the show struggling with ratings, there were rumors swirling that NBC's longtime anchor might also be getting the axe. Apparently he heard the gossip, because now we're hearing that he was thisclose to joining ABC!
A source close to the situation says Matt panicked when he heard the rumor that Ryan Seacrest might
That's right, folks! The mastermind behind the demise of Ann Curry's TODAY career isn't going to be around for much longer!
Everyone knows that the TODAY is now #2 in morning show ratings, but did you know that it's the first time since being at #1 for SIXTEEN YEARS?? It's true!
And the reason behind it is a man who was given too much power, a little blame-passing host we like to call Matthew Lauer (AKA Matt)! LOLz!
It's no secret that we were fans of Ann around here, and we felt just as slighted and horrified by the manner in which she was released from the show as everyone else. It seemed like no secret to us that Matt was behind it just because he didn't like her for some reason!
Well, it looks like it wasn't a very good move on his part! Come 2014, we're hearing his contract will NOT be renewed, because audiences don't like him!
Here's what was said at a staff meeting, according to an attendee: