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Earlier today we heard that Lindsay Lohan had canceled an interview with Matt Lauer because she was onlyÂ supposedÂ to do a 15 minuteÂ interview, but soonÂ learnedÂ it was really a two hour interview. But now Lindsay’s publicst, Steve Honig cancelledÂ theÂ interview.
Lindsay Lohan pulled the plug on Matt Lauer last night, just before cameras were supposed to roll for her big sit-down interview.
NBC sources tell TMZ … Lauer flew to L.A. yesterday, and showed up at Lindsay’s Venice loft around 6 PM.
We’re told Lindsay was actually in the make-up chair when things went south. Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ … Lauer’s team blindsided them by saying the interview would be extremely lengthy because producers were planning to put it on “Dateline” as well as “Today.”
Lindsay kicked up her heels, saying she was told it would only be a 15-minute interview, and refused to sit for anything longer. The two sides began arguing — to no avail — and then Matt just packed up and left.
Our NBC sources say producers made it clear to Lindsay and her people before Matt even got on the plane that the interview would be lengthy … because it was servicing two shows.
Matt was not on “Today” today, and he’s just about to land back in the Big Apple.
But now Lindsay’sÂ publicist has cleared the air…
A rep from Today does tell us that “Matt traveled to Los Angeles after Lindsay Lohan agreed to a sit-down interview at her home. When he arrived at her home, she had a change of heart and wasn’t prepared to talk for more than 15 minutes as she had agreed, so the interview was canceled.”
But Lindsay’s publicist Steve Honig tells E! exclusively that there was no showdown with Lauer, and that it was he, not Lindsay, who ultimately pulled the plug on the interview.
“We thought this was going to be a quick, brief check-in with the Today show. You know, how’s she doing, what she’s been up to. She likes to cook, so I thought she might cook something up for them. But Lindsay wasn’t prepared to do a lengthy, two-hour in-depth interview,” he says.
“There was no drama, no door slamming. It was a case of miscommunication,” Honig tells us.
“Once they started setting up with Matt, I found out about what they wanted to do. So I pulled Lindsay aside and she said, â€˜What do you think I should do?’ I told her I didn’t think it was a good idea, and I ultimately told Matt Lauer we weren’t doing it, not Lindsay. She felt very badly about it. But Matt was a perfect gentleman.”
“I find it disconcerting that these people were in her home and someone decided to take advantage of the situation. I wish whoever made a quick 50 bucks off leaking the story to TMZ would have called me first because I would have offered them 75, and this never would have been an issue.”
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