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‘Today’ Show Matt Lauer and Ann Curry Update: Reports Sochi Olympics, Backlash Movie Fears ?

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Feb 09, 2014 07:45 PM EST | Shane Jordan (s.jordan@classicalite.com)

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Matt Lauer asking a U.S. soldier why Scientologists are so crazy. (Photo : U.S. Army)

Matt Lauer is no doubt happy to be reporting on the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia, instead of returning to the scene of the crime every day in New York. The Today show host has faced a backlash ever since a book about Ann Curry’s untimely dismissal was published some time ago. Lauer mayh be afraid that he should get some damage control advice from Edward Snowden, before the movie version of Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV hits theaters.

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Matt Lauer has escaped from New York to cover the Sochi Winter Olympics, which is a good thing for his Today show co-workers, because rumor has it he is driving everyone crazy with his fits of depression and paranoia as the release of the theatrical version of Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, a book the chronicle Lauer's role in Ann Curry's dismissal form the morning show.

A Today show insider told In Touch that Lauer has been driving everybody up the wall with his fears of retribution:

"Matt is so nervous and has been asking everyone if they've seen the script yet. The book depicts everything that happened back then, and Matt is worried that he's going to be painted as the villain."

Lauer is afraid that his image as credible news source and a mature adult will be damaged beyond repair forever a source tells Star:

"He's worried that his reputation will never recover. Matts been dodging bullets for a year and doesn't want to have to relive all the horrible accusation...Matt had a serious temper tantrum. But Ann is thrilled; she finally feels vindicated."

But at least Matt can put all that behind him for now, while he focuses on the job he has to do at the Olympics.

And if thing do get too stressed for him, Sochi should have the perfect thing to help him relax.

Matt told Us Weekly that when the world is getting to him, he turn to the ice to get away from it all:

"I love hockey. If I'm in a bad mood, I go online and watch the last six or seven minutes of 1980s Miracle on Ice game. I cry every time--and I'm not afraid to admit it."

Oh yeah, sure...That he'll admit.

But ask him about Curry, and he's liable to spit right in your face.

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