Here's Why Ann Curry Really Got the Boot
Matt Lauer was '100%' behind it, says source
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2012 6:12 AM CDT
This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Ann Curry, left, and Matt Lauer, center, with actor Jimmie Walker from the 1970s series "Good Times," on the "Today" show.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – If you thought things seemed a little, well, cold between Matt Lauer and Ann Curry on her final Today show appearance, there's good reason for that, a source tells Us Weekly: "Matt Lauer is 100% behind Ann leaving," the insider claims. There's not much in the way of explanation given beyond that, though the source noted that during Curry's last few days, the pair "were really icy to each other, and she refused to speak to him all week." Publicly, however, Curry had a kind word for Lauer, noting that, "You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years."

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Jul 6, 2012 10:26 AM CDT
NBC got rid of one of the best. They should have gotten rid of Matt Lauer. He is the pits.
Jul 5, 2012 11:32 AM CDT
They are both grossly ovverpaid teleprompter monsters Why not some fresh under 40 blood?
Jul 5, 2012 2:24 AM CDT
rather than change the permise of the show, they just replaced somone. The reasons their ratings sucks is because no one wants to watch a bunch of mine numbing fluff in the morning for an hour straight. It is funny to see how poorly corarations adapt. No body under 30 cares about TV anymore. Most of my friends don't own one.