Showbiz Spy reports: The former TODAY show co-host isn’t happy that Matt keeps talking about her.
Earlier this week, Lauer admitted in a rare interview with the Daily Beast that Curry wasn’t his first choice to replace Meredith Viera, and that he actively lobbied for Katie Couric to rejoin TODAY.
“Ann just wants to move on from her disastrous departure from TODAY, and she has. However, she isn’t allowed to give any media interviews without approval from her bosses at the network,” a source said.
“Ann was infuriated by Matt’s interview. The network has said from the onset of Ann’s demotion from the show that Matt had no power over the decision. Yet, in the same interview he admits to talking to Katie Couric for over a year in a bid to bring her back! Clearly, Matt has a lot of clout to be engaged in high level talks of a potential hire! It’s just another slap in Ann’s face.
“Particularly bothersome to Curry is the public support being given to Matt Lauer from the network brass at NBC. She just hasn’t had that at all. Ann was fired from the show and essentially sent off to Siberia. Ann’s on-air time has been drastically slashed. She knows that NBC has no plans to let her out of her contract, and so she will just try and make the best of a bad situation.”