Friday, June 13, 2014

Matt Lauer Signs Today Show Extension

Sorry Ryan Seacrest, it doesn't look like you will be filling Matt Lauer's shoes on Today for a few years. NBC signed Lauer to an extension yesterday which will keep the host in place for several more years. He will continue to make cajillions of dollars a year for a show that has lost its mojo and to a guy that not many people on the show like. Of course if Matt doesn't like them they end up canned so everyone pretends to love Matt. He has been the host of the show since 1997 and the contract will take him through year 20. Katie Couric was a host for 15 years which was the previous record. Waking up at 3am for so many years must be something your body gets used to. I wonder if he just sleeps through his entire vacations. Of course, making $25M a year and having someone drive you to work every morning makes those early morning alarms a little easier to handle.

40 comments:

Riven said...

Creepy McCreeperson is creepy and continues to be make money by being creepy.

TalksTooMuch said...

Whaaaaaaat?? I thought he's been on his way out forever! He must have some AWESOME shite on someone!

Kno Won Uno said...

Who watches morning network television?
OK, I understand *I'm* the weird one, but seriously....who are these people?

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Kno Won Uno said...

The Lech Vibe is strong in this one.

Kno Won Uno said...

LOL @Riven. Me too/neither.

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MISCH said...

NONONONO Why ?

StuffandNonsense said...

I've only seen bits and pieces of his work but he makes me want to reach for my handy can of DoucheBeGone.

Kno Won Uno said...

I see his audience isn't currently posting here. Maybe they're at bingo.

derek harvey said...

Do people really care about this stuff? I always see coverage about the morning shows and don't see all the hoo-haw about the "scandals". In Canada we have our own morning shows and there is never drama etc.

Seven of Eleven said...

Matt Lauer is a smug tool.

But he got owned by AnnE Hathaway, and the universe is still trying to pay her back.

TalksTooMuch said...

A post appeared and then disappeared, so odd!

Seven of Eleven said...

@TTM, which one?

auntliddy said...

Could never stand him. Have never watched that show.

TalksTooMuch said...

A whole Reader Photo post with all new pictures

Wen said...

Enty seems jealous.

And Kno, I and a cheap ass bitch who won't pony up for cable, so I am one of "those people". LOL

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AJ said...

I've never watched his show. I grew up with ABC & Good Morning America being on as a kid. Hubby & I usually watch FOX with Greg & Rosanna since they're so goofy.

blondiemelinda said...

I stopped watching network morning shows when Jane Pauley left. I still can't stand Matt Lauer.

__-__=__ said...

Also can't stand Matt Lauer. Can't believe they kept him on. What are they reading to do this? Ratings are down. Nobody likes him. Bad move.

__-__=__ said...

Here is the NBC contact link:
http://www.nbc.com/contact/general

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Matt is the guy who is a complete ass in bed but acts like he is just awesome.

Looking at his face on this posting 'literally made my vag dry up'.
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Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Saying 'literally made my vag dry up' is making me think of Chris Traeger. lol

Brenda L said...

He's glib.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

That he is @Brenda

Glitter said...

Can't stand the morning shows. They are nothing but shills for people promoting their tv shows/movies/books/music, etc.

rajahcat said...

what Riven said

he's creepy

I can't even watch this anymore-quit about 2 yrs ago

PugsterMom said...

I remember when he started how popular he was and he really seemed like a nice guy at the time. Now he's a egomaniacal douche. I just don't understand why NBC doesn't realize how much he is disliked and that they need a huge shakeup at this time.

Alexa Rose said...

Why is NBC shooting themselves in the foot by keeping him on? They have to know how unpopular he is. My parents who have watched the Today Show for decades switched over to GMA after the Anne Curry thing. I guess they like the lower ratings?

Snootches said...

TTM have you had your coffee today hun? Jk Maybe Enty had a nude selfie in there by accident so he had to take it down

Studio54 said...

What is wrong with NBC that Ryan Kartrashian would EVER be in the running for any type of serious news job? Imagine another 9/11 happened, Matt did a great job because he's a real journalist. Ryan wouldn't have a clue what to do. He's WAY out of his league.

putchka said...

I don't know, Lauer doesn't bother me, a slickster who is easy to ignore. I watch because I love, love Willie Geist.

Melissa of Grand Island said...

Too funny! Loved when Tommy Girl told him that!

LogDog said...

See, this is great. It gives all of us working in local news something to shoot for. I've been doing this for seven years, and still make under $35K a year. Someday, the pay day will come.

TalksTooMuch said...

Is that you in your avi, LogDog? That's awesome!

LogDog said...

That was a cold day, I'm glad it's summer now.

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