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)
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(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." (Read more Today show stories.)

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