Angelina Jolie: If NBC wants me, I’ll only speak to Ann Curry
NBC is looking to smooth things over with Ann Curry, the “Today” co-host who was dumped from the show last summer, in the hopes that she can score the first sit-down interview with Angelina Jolie following the actress’ revelation that she underwent a double mastectomy, according to Radar Online.
Curry was unceremoniously replaced as co-host of “Today” in 2012. It was far from smooth transfer: On her last day on set, Curry actually cried when she announced she was leaving the show; she then visibly flinched when Matt Lauer tried to comfort her. The entire watching world cringed simultaneously — and her loyal audience left in droves, thus knocking “Today” off its throne as the No. 1 morning program by “Good Morning America,” a title “Today” had held for 15 years.
“Angelina made it known after Ann was demoted from ‘Today’ that the only journalist to interview her from the Peacock network would be Curry,” a source says. “Ann would be prominently featured in all of the promotions and publicity if Angelina agreed to do it.”
Looks like it’s time for the network brass to make nice with Curry.