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Matt Lauer To Be Fired? Rumors Abound On Twitter

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Amid rumors that Matt Lauer will be fired from the “Today” show are denials that the popular host has an “image problem”, and NBC says they have no plans to let him go, although if Twitter is to be believed, he’s already on his way out the door.

The show is allegedly losing viewers to “Good Morning America”, and “Today” head Alexandra Wallace is rumored to have been looking for a replacement for Lauer even though he just renewed his $25 million contract, something she denies vehemently.

“There is absolutely no truth to this,” Wallace said. “There have been some recent outrageous claims regarding Matt and the ‘Today’ show, and an awful lot of piling on from nameless, faceless sources. These stories are wrong and irresponsible.”

The show has taken some heat this year already for firing Ann Curry, something Twitter recognizes all too well. The social media site has been burning up with rumors that Lauer is on his way out, despite the network’s denials.

Matt Lauer To Be Fired? Rumors Abound On Twitter
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  • Jere Stringer

    He should have left long ago! He is arrogant and cannot get along with the staff who he treats poorly. None of them like him. He has the charisma of a cold rock! Has also treated his wife so poorly that he doesn’t deserve her either! Other talk show hosts make unkind remarks about him because he thinks he is more important than he really is. GET RID OF HIM!

  • steventoddpipia

    the people have spoken. Flush this turd. He is arrogant and awkward with guests–especially condescending with guests far too often. Matt cries like a b**** about his possible termination by the network…? Man up you p****! Whatever happened to real men? No wonder this country is in the tubes.

  • Terry Campbell

    I too think he should have stood up for Ann more than he did and when he didn’t I decided that it was time for me to go to ABC. They have fun there and they are not afraid to laugh and cut up and just plain have fun. The Today show is so stiff to watch that you just want to go back to bed after watching 30 minutes or so. Treating Ann the way they did was a disgrace and was just wrong. I’m only one voice but I will take my one voice and my one hand and point my remote to ABC where I can laugh and smile in the morning. Be sure and give Mr. Matt Lauer a good supply of skin cleanser. He might get a piece of lint on him.
    Terry from Texas

  • Bobby

    Episode XXXIII, Revenge of the Curry!

    Actually, Matt would gain points with every demographic in America other than single men if he would stop having affairs with his co-workers. ;)

  • bill

    hope the network reads these comments
    about 98% calling MATT arrogant and talentless…

  • Jere

    I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED WATCHING MATT LAUER. HIS EGO IS BIGGER THAN HIS BRAIN. HE IS COLD AND SOMEWHAT OF “A KNOW IT ALL”
    HE IS A KNOWN WOMAN CHASER AND HAS MADE HIS POOR WIFE MISERABLE. THAT ALONE TURNED ME AGAINST HIM YEARS AGO. HE ABSOLUTELY IS THE ONE WHO GOT ANN CURRY REMOVED FROM THE SHOW.
    I WILL BE MOST HAPPY TO SEE HIM GO.

    A USED TO BE LOYAL FAN

  • http://twittwe jANE

    about time he stinks!!!

  • http://yohoo Lewis Swanson

    Bring Kady Couric back.

    • Debra Wherry

      If they bring Katie Couric back I’ll delete the Today show from my lineup forever!!!!

  • cm

    agree with many here….matt is on his own ego trip…boring!!!! ann curry was treated terribly….look how they lovingly said goodbye to meredith…(whom I think is a sweetie)…made a big production out of it….then just ann curry away….not fair or very ethical. savannah has no personality….or warmth….it’s not a fun show to watch anymore…..shame on them

  • Debra Wherry

    You stupid bioch…those nameless faceless people are the american public who don’t want to see this clown’s face on the today show anymore. After what happened with Ann Curry…I will never watch again as long as he’s on the show. She wasn’t the problem…he is!!!

  • Eric

    Matt Lauer needs to be fired. He is the reason behind Ann Curry being let go from “Today” Mr. Lauer is an arrogant and overpaid jerk, nearly as bad as Bryant Gumball and No One watches “Today” any longer. If Ms. Curry were brought back, I might consider tuning in again, but until then Can Mr. Lauer and bring in someone a bit nicer and relevant. IT”S TIME FOR MR. LAUER TO GO!!!! FIRE- HIM!!

  • Farkinc

    His happiness has been on a downhill slide since bubbly Katie Couric left – he lost a little with Meredith, a little more with Ann Curry and hasn’t done any better with Savannah. But I think there is something more going on in his life that has yet to come out.

  • M Mm

    The morons on the sending/receiving end of twitter devices should limit their efforts to addressing each others’ bullshit. Just because you have access to cyber-air-borne idiocy doesn’t mean you have anything worth contributing or that you are under the illusion of wielding real POWER. You want to do anything nasty? Go after the Kardashians or others that function at your level.

  • Wayne

    I do hope that NBC WILL FIRE Matt he needs to go. What he and NBC did to Ann Cury made them look so bad……… Matt is a JERK and needs to be put in his place………out on his ASS

    • Carl C. Rosas

      Well, looks that he is going to get what he deserve. At this point he is to impressed with himself. He need to get down of his own pedestal. He think that he knows every thing and simply,he is wrong. Remember when Tom Cruise eat him alive, he did not know where to put his face. Well is time for him to taste what he did to others.

  • ralph

    right or wrong the perception of Matt Lauer is the fault of NBC. These Idiots Steve Capas, Jim Bell have only made things worse by further trashing Ann Curry to try and save Lauer. NBC is notorious for kicking employees to the curb when they no longer produce for them, Jay Leno, Conan, Jane Pauly just to name a few. I have made a decision that I refuse to support a company that treats it’s people so poorly. If they really gave a $hit about Lauer or Curry they could have gracefully handled her exit. It was the final straw for me and for a lot of viewers. Was this the reason for the rating slump well we may never know for sure but the way NBC chose how to handle this sure didn’t help. The entire cast at the Today show is on shaky ground NBC will not be loyal to any of them. Do I want to support such a company….HELL NO!

  • Barbara

    It is time that the network figured out it isn’t the co-hosts that is loosing the ratings. I will not watch NBC Today show if he is there. can’t stand his ego and the way he thinks he is the most important person on the show. get rid of him and the ratings will go up.

  • bookster

    He needs to go. I left when Ann was fired. Period.

  • Lin

    NBC can stick it. First they gave up Harry’s Law because they didn’t want us old people. Then Matt was so horrible to Christie Brinkley that he had her in tears because of his obvious misogynistic attitudes. What made him think that the viewers wanted to see Brinkley’s husband explaining himself the next day? Finally, the way they fired Ann Curry was extremely unprofessional. Making her sit on the set with her co workers and talk about how she screwed up the show was the final straw. Even if that had been true, they could have found a better way to do it. This was no longer a news show, just a gossip group. I turned the channel and haven’t gone back since. It’s GMA for me or my local Channel 5 with NBC’s prior Brian Schauble!

  • http://YAHOO richard b

    NBC should get rid of Hoda and her partner

    • Lin

      Are Hoda and Kathy Lee still getting drunk in their portion of the show?

      • pi

        Ditto…these two need to be bagged already, along with thier daily alcoholic fixes!!!

  • Ana

    Wow, he gets $25million per year? I wonder how many NBC laid off or did not hire so they can pay him this outrageous amount of money. Devil’s money?

  • pi

    Most definitley – get rid of that dang, “prima-dona” egotistical, so called anchor. I think the show would do better if the show consists of the following: Natalie Morales, David Gregory(he is funny), and the new guy, I think his name is David. Get rid of the rest of them!!!

  • Theresa

    I stopped watching the today show after Ann Curry was let go! Ann was not the problem, Matt is. Matt Lauer is an arrogant jerk and if he were let go and they brought Amnn back I would watch it again

  • melisssa

    Matt is definitely OVER PAID and OVER RATED! Bring in someone new and fresh with the smarts that Mr. Lauer does not posess. A real intelligent gentleman that can contribute more to a conversation and more to journalism than simply reading cards and pretending to have more intellect than he really does. Sorry Matt. America has finally seen through you…

    • Carl C. Rosas

      Melissa, i agree with you. Now he can call Donald Trump to see if he can get a job in “The Apprentice” Both of them have The Arrogant Old Status.

  • JosiE

    Low Ratings….Ann Curry took the blame with grace and professionalism. The Olympics was just a ratings band-aid. NBC has not addressed the real issue. America doesn’t love Matt anymore… or Simon Cowell. Diva-Dicks lose their libido. While gentlemen like Tom Brokaw and Walter Cronkite, last forever.

  • sam

    Replace Matt with Anderson Cooper. He’s intelligent and has a great sense of humor. They guy NEVER criticizes anyone, and everyone loves him. Now, there is a real reporter. Lauer thinks he is really important, dump him

  • pipsqueak

    Stopped watching the day they let Ann go. To humiliate a quality individual on national tv as they did her is unacceptable and really bad form. Where in the World Is Matt Lauer? Who cares? If NBC would pay attention to competitors they might determine just why their ratings have fallen. PS – Do people really want to see chefs cooking all that food early in the day? Do people really care about all the trivial nonsense spoken by some of the guests? When they do get somebody interesting they are given 2 minutes and away they go.

    • carolae

      I, too, stopped watching the show after Ann was let go. It would serve NBC right to have the ratings plummet even further. I am surprised that the network even allowed Ann to be let go which Lauer more than likely was behind. She was a top notch co-anchor and a professional, unlike Lauer….the professional part. I don’t watch anything on NBC anymore.

  • SanePerson

    I think Matt is actually a very good host on that show but he has gotten just a little too self-important. And for quite a few years there has been talk about how much of a diva he is and how much of a back-stabber he can be if to anybody he doesn’t like or that he thinks is getting in his way or getting too much of the attention.
    Willie (is it Geise?) is very good and seems very personable. And since he’s young and cute like Matt was when he started, I think he would be a good draw for younger people.

    Unless they have some guest scheduled that I particularly like or there is a big story that I assume they will be devoting a lot of tinme and coverage to, I usually only watch the first 1/2 hr or hr to get up to date on what’s happening.
    And, as far as I’m concerned, tying me to a chair and taping my eyes open to force me to watch the Hoda & Kathy Lee part would be cruel and unusual punishment, close to being on a level with waterboarding.

  • carolae

    Too bad it wasn’t true. When Ann Curry got the boot, I immediately stopped watching the Today Show as I believe Lauer was behind it. He throws his weight around and is very obnoxious at times. He may seem and be personable while on the air, but is a totally different person once the cameras go off. The ratings have been slipping now for close to a year. NBC needs to think of their image with Lauer on which is going downhill quickly. They need to let Lauer go even though his contract is still current…..pay him off!

  • mark Adkins

    I think Matt Lauer’s ship should have sailed off years ago!!! His nose is so high it passes the sun! I loved Ann Curry and they were all “sell outs” and jerks to let her go!!!

  • nygalinfl

    I think change is always good. Matt has been on too long, everyone needs to move on and it’s his time. Al also needs to go, he has a bad attitude, this morning at the 9am slot acted very poorly. It’s his time too.

  • Phil Erickson

    I switched away from NBC during week. The only saving grace for me is Lester Holt on the weekend. Yes, the Ann Curry firing teed me off. GMA is now our weekday morning program. $25 million for Matt? No way! Not a fan of Natalie Morales either. Observed her from the street. Not nice when off camera. On the other hand Ann Curry came over and shook my wifes hand, and couldn’t have been nicer. Jenna Wolf is also getting the shaft on the weekend. Her personality has grown on us.

    • judith r. johnston

      Stopped watching “Today” when they fired Ann…..love GMA and will be hard to go back to “Today”. However, if they replace Matt with Lester Hold I would definatel go back. And what’s up with shoving Jenna to the curb? Her and Lester were a great team on the weekends. “Today” will continue to spiral downward with the stupid moves they continue to make!!

  • Rosanne

    They always do the “Where in the world is Mat Lauer” Well where in the heck is he?? If I would have missed as many days as he has on the job…my rear end would have been fired. I totally agree with everyone, what an injustice they did to Ann!!! Shame Shame!!! And I am upset for them taking off Harry’s Law!!!!

  • TERRY

    I haven’t watched since Matt beat up Christy Brinkley.

  • TERRY

    I haven’t watched since Matt beat up Christy Brinkley. He is such a bully.

  • Birch

    Damn! I was hoping the article was good news. Instead, we are still stuck with Matt Lauer. Which is reason I will continue to not watch the show.

  • Tim

    If they put that tool, Willie Geist in his place, I’m done with the show. What a patronizing, d*uche bag, frat boy. Totally and completely full of himself. Thinks “love tapping” the cars around him during a simple park job is completely acceptable. I’ve probably tapped 3 cars in my whole life – all accidentally. Every 16 year old knows that if you tap a car during the parallel parking section of your driver’s test, you just failed.

  • Sandra

    It was never Matt that made the Today Show no. 1. It was Katy, then Meredith, who were both perky, smart, and interesting. Before them were Jane Pauley and Brian Gumble. Incidentally, it was Brian who pushed them to the no. one spot back in the eighties. Matt needs someone that he can bounce off of to make himself more appealing. As it is now, he comes across pretty drab.

  • Helen

    Never did like him–sometimes rude, sometimes overbearing. I like Charlie Rose and Anderson Cooper. No fluff.

  • Alice C. Turner

    I agree that they need a replacement for Matt Lauer. He just doesn’t have any carisma and he acts as if he were the only one on the show. Hasn’t anyone noticed how when doing such things as welcoming a guest, he will say something like: “I thank you for coming,” not We thank you for coming. He is not the only person who is responsible for the Today show! He comes across to me as arrogant

  • christina

    hes getting old and needs a new look

  • Carol Ann Brown

    Matt Lauer is a pompus jerk! What is his talent??? Anne Curry was a class act!!!! Looks like a sexist a-hole whose last name begins with L
    picked Savannah—-WHY??? She is no match to other serious journalists who are educated, & don’t use those cutesy phrases to appear cool!

  • mary ann

    I too turned my tv to GMA the day the Today show fired Ann Curry and replaced her with Savannah Guthrie….. Actually I never realized what a good show GMA was and how the whole crew treats each other with respect!! The thought of watching Matt and Savannah on one show was too much for me to stomach!! double YUCK

  • Sharon

    I grew up watching Today. After the way they humiliated Ann Curry on the air, I had a real hard time watching, she was so genuine. I honestly don’t care for Savannah much, not warm at all.
    Then on 9/11 while all other networks were paying tribute to those that died on that day….Today was interviewing mama kardashian on her boob job. I stopped watching NBC all together and now watch CBS and CBS This Morning. I hope the Today Show tanks.

  • http://yahoo Terry Finnell

    Matt is an overpaid, egotistical jerk.

  • BARBARA

    matt laur sucks, and always has

  • Laurie

    I have never like Matt Lauer and after Ann left Al Roker is the only genuine person left.

    • Lynn

      always loved Matt Lauer with Katie Couric—-stopped watching the show, however when Ann Curry became anchor. She was lame…..If you want a great morning show–try MORNING JOE on MSNBC. I’ll never go back to network morning news…

  • Gabrielhues

    Karma Baby, Karma

  • MaryAnnmcGovern

    Ihave always liked Matt & I think the combo they have now is great and I love Willie ,Natalie and the rest …I never liked AnnCurry what a fake …I have never watched another am program but Today and will always watch it …

    • Paula Patterson

      I agree with Mary. After Meredith left the show was gone. Matt has become complacement and Savannah isn’t the answer even though I like her. I say get rid of them both and bring some life back to the show. If it needs young people…bring on the young people!! :Today” needs more umph.

      • gaik

        WELL, MEREDITH WAS OLD LOOKING ANN CURRY LOOKED BETTER THAN MEREDITH, SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND HAIR, SHE WAS TOO NICE FOR THAT SHOW…. THEY WILL GET THEIR KARMA…. TRUST ME , THEY WILL….

  • alani

    I do not watch that show and not because of Matt Lauer. They do not have what I want to see in the morning. Even CBS has a better format, and that is a statement all by itself. Matt looks depressed and I feel bad for him. In the end these Networks are only worried about the bottom line, and will drop him like a bad habit. If they offered him $25 million, I bet there are many conditions to it. They need to get rid of the man at the top, it is his decisions ruining that program.

  • bob

    the sooner they get rid of Matt Lauer the quicker the Today Show will begin an attempt to revive itself from the pits of morning show hell.

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