Ryan Seacrest, Matt Lauer Talk ‘Today’ Rumors

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By Alex Weprin Comment

As expected the big Ryan Seacrest “announcement” this morning was a new deal with NBCUniversal, a deal that will include a role for Seacrest at this year’s Summer Olympics in London. A new deal with Fox’s “American Idol” also looks likely, but one thing that was not mentioned was a possible role for Seacrest on “Today.”

Matt Lauer asked him about that directly in an interview:

“What kind of conversations have you had with NBC about joining the Today Show?” Lauer asked.

“Oh, they didn’t tell you?” Seacrest quipped.

“You didn’t answer the question, and I want names and dates,” Lauer responded jokingly.

“I see you doing this for as long as you want to, so how long will you be on the “Today” show? Because fans–and myself included–think you should be doing this for a long time,’ Seacrest replied.

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