Remember that time Kate Winslet stooped down to do a non-period piece and starred in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, that movie about how you could erase all memories of a pain-in-the-ass ex? After Matt Lauer’s dick threatened to ruin the reputation of the house that Katie Couric and J. Fred Muggs built, the team at Today appears ready to erase any and all memories of him and his henchmen (and women).
Page Six reports NBC is wiping the show clean of Matt’s closest allies, including producers and potentially even Giada De Laurentiis. Word is that the network wants to distance itself from Giada since she was always rumored to have had a fling with Matt. NBC wants new blood, but Giada’s team says that isn’t true:
“Giada will still be making her appearances on ‘Today’ and we are currently working on her schedule to confirm.”
Meanwhile, NBC has announced the news that Katie Couric is returning to co-host the opening ceremonies at next month’s Winter Olympics, but that may have been a distraction tactic to keep people too busy to notice they’ve been firing all of Matt’s faves. Good thing they just found a home for the Today dog or that thing would have been begging for milk bones at the Times Square subway station.
It was revealed earlier this week the show’s leading producer Don Nash was stepping down to spend more time with his kids, which most people thought was a load of BS. A source agrees:
“Don is one of the nicest guys in the business, but he was part of ‘Matt’s club’ headed by [former ‘Today’ EP] Jim Bell. They deny covering up for Matt, but they certainly catered to him, and they are very much entrenched in Lauer’s legacy.”
Ever since “Girl Power!” was revived with the promotion of Hoda Kotb to Matt’s old chair and since news spread that Matt was sending unsolicited notes on the show to producers, I’m sure scorched Earth became the official policy of Studio 1B. Out with House Lauer and in with House Justice 4 Curry!