Report: Matt Lauer Solely Responsible for Ann Curry Today Show Firing

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Savvy viewers noted it: Ann Curry did not look Matt Lauer in the eye during his farewell speech to her on Curry's final day as The Today Show co-host. She also barely acknowledged his hug.

Now we know why: according to an Us Weekly source, Lauer was "100 percent behind Ann leaving" the morning program after just one year, with the reporters "really icy to each other" in the days leading up to the official ousting.

"She refused to speak to him all week," an insider said of Curry.

Ann Curry and Matt Lauer

Curry has been demoted to foreign correspondent for NBC, while Savannah Guthrie now occupies her chair alongside Lauer.

But it didn't go unnoticed by many that Curry didn't officially introduce Guthrie last week, and on Savannah's first full day as co-host, nary a word was spoken about the woman she replaced.

Somewhere, Conan O'Brien is feeling Curry's pain.

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I will NEVER watch the today show again. Savannah and Matt HAVE NO chemistry, maybe in bed but not as host and co-host.

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I have been watching the Today Show religiously since 1999 and I am seeing a trend. First Meredith now Ann....I used to like Matt Lauer, however; I am having a hard time understanding why Ann Curry was let go. She was so authentic and genuine. Her words were full of depth and soul....I am beginning to think Matt Lauer is the common denominator! NBC - please wake up.....losing Ann Curry was a BIG mistake

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Amen! Matt Lauer is a jerk wad1 I really loved Ann too, what the hell. Change your network people. Matt Lauer's just so plastic, and phony.
Maybe that is what NBC wants, but if their ratings were failing perhaps they should look at him not her? Think!! I had stopped watching the show for the most part anyway, not a fan of Viera either, but I always thought ann brought a sense of real journalistic reporting to the show and had watched more often after Ann came on as co anchor, oh well, as I said chage to another network, jerks are everywhere and you have the power to fip to another channel. I did!

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MATT IS A SELF-SERVING ASS WHO SHOULD BE THROWN OUT DURING THE TODAY SHOW...LOUD, CLEAR AND NASTY!!! I DON'T EVER WANT TO HEAR HIM, SEE HIM OR ANYTHING OTHER WATCHING HIM KICKED OFF ALL TELEVISION FOR LIFE!!

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Matt the arrogant should be kicked out of everything!!! His large arrogance is disgusting!!HE IS A SELF SERVIING ASS!!!

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It was such a pleasure to watch The Today Show, while Ann Curry was co-host. She is such a warm and compassionate person, and I will really miss seeing her. The show is not the same!!!

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The Today Show expects viewers to be loyal after the way they treated Ann??? I don't think so. I've been a viewer for over 46 years. I've been a loyal viewer, but when I see how hey treat a seasoned host... I feel totally released to watch other morning shows. Matt's okay in his role. Savannah is too vanilla for my taste, but maybe that's what the show wants.

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I stopped watching the Today Show years ago because I could not stand Matt Layer and his huge EGO. But I started watching again when Ann arrived on the show. I watched for her and cringed when Matt opened his mouth or when he was in camera. He was so cold and rude to her in her final day and I even saw him roll his eyes as he moved back a bit during her farewell. That facial expression and attitude of his should have told the NBC Execs what an arrogant pig he is. He should be taken off the how. They should not have made their decision to move Ann just because of his insecurity of Ann being liked more likeable. Yes she was the reason most of us watched. He should have resigned.

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Shocked, in a word. NBC...how could you. ANN is real, sincere and decent. She doesn't deserve to be treated like this. Count me out as a 30-year viewed.

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Honestly, it's the fault of everyone's at the Today Show freakkin wake up. The turn around there is poor and Matt Lauer is an ASS. Ann Curry was the best, so genunine and greatful to have her status on that show. Matt Lauer is an so boring and this new girl should count her days on that couch. C'mon wake the hell up NBC and Savannah is going south just like the city she's named after. Ann I hope you are privy to all the support and all the blogs that spill out the love for you. Keep your chin up there is a better and more fulfilling place in this world than sitting next to door Matt Lauer.