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Ann Curry may be gone, but problems at The Today Show remain.
With ratings continuing to decline and the program losing out to Good Morning America on a regular basis, blame is starting to make its way all around to the show’s golden boy: Matt Lauer.
“Staffers and producers at the Today Show hold Matt Lauer responsible for the continued decline in the ratings because they hold him responsible for Ann Curry being fired,” a source tells Radar. “The staff wants Ann to be brought back and want Matt replaced with [weekend anchor] Lester Holt, but they know the odds of this happening are slim toMore >
Matt Lauer will soon head to London in order to cover the Summer Olympics for The Today Show and, according to a new report, wife Annette Roque will attend the event along with her three kids.
A fun family vacation? Not exactly.
Sources tell Radar Online that Roque continues to be wary of her husband, specifically his relationship with reporter Natalie Morales, and that she’s only headed overseas to keep “tabs” on Lauer.
“Annette and the kids will all be going to the Olympics so she can keep very close tabs on Matt,” an insider says of the couple. “Matt and his family will be staying at aMore >
Ann Curry is out as co-host of The Today Show, Savannah Guthrie is in and Matt Laurer’s marriage is safe.
The National Enquirer claims Lauer’s wife, Annette Roque, was very concerned that her husband was pushing for long-time correspondent Natalie Morales to take over the seat next to him every morning, a situation that allegedly would have led to Roque filing for divorce.
Why? Well, take a look at Morales…
“When she heard about Ann getting the boot, the first thing she told Matt was she didn’t want him cozying up any closer to Natalie,” a tabloid source said of Lauer andMore >
Matt Lauer has softened his position about leaving the Today show in December at the end of his contract … if NBC will pay up big time, that is.
The sexy beast currently earns $17 million a year. Negotiations are currently ongoing that could net Lauer could as much as $30 MILLION a year.
That will make a lot of people soften positions about retiring, we would have to imagine. But was Lauer’s change of heart motivated by something else?
Some say Lauer changed his mind about leaving when network execs showed interest in Ryan Seacrest as a replacement … and got jealous.
Others say LauerMore >
Katie Couric and Matt Lauer were back together today, ON Today, if only for a day. The latter interviewed the former, who left the NBC show five years ago.
The CBS News anchor, who’s rumored to be leaving her post, seemed less than 100 percent sure of that this morning when asked about her career plans.
Matt, who’s also talking about a job change (some think he’s just posturing for a big payday), spoke with his former co-anchor about her new book as well.
Here’s Katie talking to Matt about The Best Advice I Ever Got and more:
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Matt Lauer may say he’s considering leaving the Today Show, but really, sexy beast just wants to line those coffers, if you follow where we’re coming from.
Unlike Glenn Beck leaving Fox, Katie Couric exiting CBS or Matt’s own co-host Meredith Vieira bolting Today, Matt’s only real endgame is a bigger payday.
At least according to TMZ, which reports that he’s angling for a $25 million contract. ANNUALLY. Matt currently pays the bills on a measly $17 million.
Sources connected with NBC say talk of Matt leaving Today is nothing more than a well timed negotiating ploy, following Vieira’sMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – The Today Show appears to be heading for a complete overhaul. With reports that Meredith Vieira will soon leave the show, ET says that Matt Lauer will also be leaving. According to their source, Lauer has already notified his bosses that he will move on when his contract expires December 31, 2012. NBC chose not to confirm or deny the reports, saying only that Lauer has a “long-term contract with NBC.” The speculation follows the news that Katie Couric is expected to leave the “CBS Evening News” and launch her own talk show with Jeff Zucker. Could Matt Lauer join hisMore >
Douglas who revealed in August that he had stage IV throat cancer, tells Today co-host Matt Lauer in a transcript of the interview released by NBC, that he feels good, since undergoing several weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and very relieved.
“The tumor is gone. I think the odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I’ve got it beat,” Douglas told Lauer.More >
Kanye West says there’s NO WAY he’s returning to the Today show later this month, as he was scheduled to do, after his testy interview with Matt Lauer this week.
A few hours ago, he Tweeted: “I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of ‘the set up.’”
In this week’s interview, Kanye’s infamous criticism of George W. Bush was rehashed by Lauer, but what ticked the rapper off was video clips aired by Today.
There was no love lost on the Today set this week.
Kanye grew increasingly agitated when the show aired footage ofMore >
Edwards told Lauer that she is “not just a cuckolded wife” and then talked about attacks against her character. She also spoke about her children and her battle against cancer and she comments on why she doesn’t speak ill of her ex-husband for her children’s sake.
When asked what changed with John she told Matt:
“I still think this person is so unlike me. It’s hard to imagine the same person could marry me and be attracted to that woman as
Today Show host Matt Lauer has apparently split from his model wife of nearly 12 years and mother of his three kids, Annette Roque. Or wait, was it that she threw him out on his ass for cheating on her, possibly with one or more Canadian broadcasters?
Apparently he moved out of their house after two days of fighting, which ended with Annette no longer wearing her wedding ring. But the move actually happened a while ago, as they’ve been living apart for two months. I guess Annette didn’t want to go through deja vu, as Lauer supposedly cheated on her a few months before their wedding. (SheMore >