Matt Lauer is “freaked out” that people — and lots of them — have been screaming at him on the streets of Manhattan, calling him names and blaming him for the demise of Ann Curry. Matt is telling people at NBC there have also been lots of sarcastic comments about his $25 million salary. He feels “abused,” insisting Ann’s firing is not his fault. But, as TMZ first reported, Matt made it clear when he re-signed, he didn’t want Ann in the picture.
One network source says, “It’s driving him crazy. He’s so unhappy.” Alas, Mr. Lauer doesn’t have to worry about not having his job anymore. He’s under contract so unless he quits his multi million dollar salary is quite safe. I’m trying to think what I would do if I were in Matt’s position. Well, given the 25 mil I’d probably take cabs or a limo everywhere and avoid all the chatter. Then I’d swim in a bath of money I have and relax.
True story. I once saw Matt Lauer in a car on the Long Island expressway. That’s the whole story. I saw him once. Who cares about Matt Lauer being pissed?????