Will someone please rid the morning shows of Matt Lauer? The guy needs a serious attitude adjustment.
It looks like NBC attempted to do just that recently, and you’ll never guess who derailed it? Yup, Matt Lauer (how this guy has this so much power when his ratings are in a free fall is beyond me). Lauer got word Today show brass contacted none other than CNN’s Anderson Cooper (the Silver Fox if you’re nasty), and of course Lauer had to spread his slime ball ways towards Cooper himself. Via Deadline:
…NBC toppers recently reached out to CNN’s Anderson Cooper to replace Lauer on the show before the end of the year. After their initial approach to Cooper, I hear NBC reached out to Lauer to get his blessing about the changeover. But I heard they got pushback from the Today veteran, who contacted Cooper to express his disapproval. I also hear that call caught Cooper by surprise, as he had assumed Lauer had been brought on board before NBC began making overtures. Cooper has been one of the leading faces at CNN, though I hear his contract has an out, and he previously was able to do his syndicated daytime talk show in addition to his CNN program.
You stay away Silver Fox, you’re too classy to get embroiled in this mess anyway. I think they need to contact Ryan Seacrest again, wasn’t it fun to watch Lauer squirm when they did so before?