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In an interview with Howard Stern that is sure to make his wife extremely pleased, Today host Matt Lauer says Katie Couric is "very attractive."

Like 9-out-of-10 hot. Maybe even 10-out-of-10!

Matt Lauer and Katie Couric

Guess that on-air chemistry that produced years and years of ratings wins - ones that seem like a distant memory for maligned Matt now - was real.

“She’s a very attractive woman, not only physically but her personality,” Lauer gushed of his former co-host. “If she’s a 9 or 10 physically, she’s a 14 overall."

"Because ... she’s just got a great personality. She’s fun.”

We have no doubt. But down boy. Cold shower time.

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Its no secret that Matt Lauer and Ann Curry did not get along well during the latter's tenure as co-host of Today.

But a new report suggests Curry has plenty of company in that regard, as an insider tells Radar Online:

“The way Matt treats staffers at work is so derogatory and dismissive... He is so demeaning to many people on the staff. He is cordial to his fellow hosts and the senior executives, but to anyone below him they say he treats them like dirt.”

Matt Lauer on Today Set

Dirt, of course, could also describe ratings for the program, which consistently now loses out to Good Morning America.

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PSY performed on the Today show this morning, treating the crowd to a live rendition of "Gentleman" and teaching Matt Lauer the moves to his new hit.

The last part was pretty awkward.

After the Korean rapper performed "Gentleman," the anchor showed off his dance moves with PSY on live TV, and it was a bit uncomfortable to witness.

Just skip ahead to the 8:00 mark:

On the plus side for Matt Lauer:

  1. Al Roker and David Gregory looked even more absurd trying to dance to "Gangnam Style," which happened later in the broadcast.
  2. At least this kind of bad coverage is a change of pace from his usual bad coverage, as it had nothing at all to do with Ann Curry.
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Matt Lauer now has at least TWO people in his corner.

A few days after Kathie Lee Gifford expressed her support for the embattled Today anchor - even offering to run a full page ad in USA Today signed by hundreds of show staff members - Meredith Vieira has now come out and done the same.

  • Meredith Vieira Red Carpet Pic
  • Matt Lauer and Wife

Asked by The New York Post whether she will read Brian Stelter’s “Top of the Morning," a book that exposes the ongoing mess at Today, the former co-host said no, adding:

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Hey, at least Matt Lauer has someone in his corner!

With the embattled anchor continuing to face criticism for Ann Curry's firing and for the faltering Today show ratings, Kathie Lee Gifford came out this week in support of her colleague.

  • Kathie Lee Gifford Smiles
  • What, Matt Lauer Worry?

"I don’t like somebody taking blame for something that they’re not responsible for,” Gifford said of Lauer and the many rumors that he pushed for Curry's ousting.

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Hosting a UJA-Federation of New York event celebrating Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andrew Lack this week, Matt Lauer got into one of pop culture's newest time-honored traditions:

Mocking Matt Lauer!

With Today ratings falling and rumors continuing to swirl that Lauer may be fired, the reporter tried to make light of his circumstances in front of attendees in NYC.

Matt Lauer and Chris Brown

Note to Matt Lauer: Do not stand next to Chris Brown if you wish to clean up your image.

"If you've been following the papers lately, you know it's been a bit rough for me," Lauer said. "These days, I only get asked to host dinners if polio is busy. Yup, I have a lower Q rating than polio right now."

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Matt Lauer can't win these days.

The Today host is taking heat for his interview with Chris Brown, with some viewers saying he was too tough and others saying he wasn't tough enough.

Chris Brown and Matt Lauer

Some Chris Brown fans are angry that he even brought up the 2009 beating of Rihanna, and whether or not he'll do that again (Chris says he absolutely won't).

Brown’s detractors, meanwhile, believe that Lauer danced around the seriousness of the brutal attack by not referring to it directly or for long enough.

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Don't believe everything you read about Matt Lauer and Today.

So says executive producer Don Nash, who recently sat in on a focus group filled with women and heard their response to the question of what would cause them to stop watching the NBC morning program.

"Every one of them said, 'If Matt Lauer were to leave,'" Nash says. "Their opinions didn't square with what we had been reading in the papers and on websites."

Patient Matt Lauer

That's for sure.

Lauer has been under major fire over the past few weeks, from reportedly making sexist remarks about female producers... to being responsible for Ann Curry's firing... to apologizing to a former intern for not being very nice.

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Matt Lauer is not having the best week.

Earlier in the week he learned that his job may be in jeopardy, and that the Network has talked to Anderson Cooper about taking over The Today Show.

Now he has to deal with some Twitter haters!

Matt Lauer on NBC

Local Fox reporter Mark Zinni, who used to intern under Lauer, RT'd someone quoting him about his time at Today, including that Lauer was "not so nice."

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Just when you think things can't get worse for Matt Lauer...

According to the latest issue of Us Weekly - which features Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn on the cover - the embattled Today Show host was asked awhile back to help select one of three female producers to come in and turn around the program's dwindling ratings.

Lauer allegedly nixed all three and "told a senior staffer the idea of these women running the show reminded him of Lilith Fair."

Matt Lauer Today Show Shot

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