It seems Ann Curry refuses to take a hint and just roll over and die as a matter of speaking. After the NYT’s damning article that came out this past Wednesday, media insiders had been betting that Ms Curry would react accordingly and choose to save face and not turn up to work Thursday morning. That of course was the plan and one wonders it was a skillful attempt on NBC’s behalf to let the world know before Ms Curry knew that her jig was up. Of course NBC is loathe to admit to such tactics. Until now that is.
Insiders are now finding themselves in the discomforting position of having to watch Ms Curry turn up to work and act as if nothing has happened whilst the world over has been well apprised of the situation, a fact that Ms Curry nor NBC for that part have chosen to publicly address. It seems for the time being the two have been playing a bizarre cat and mouse game as to who will publicly capitulate first.
cinemablend: NBC still hasn’t stepped up and fired Ann Curry, but all indications are she’ll be told to hit the road sometime this upcoming week. There are rumors the network thought by spreading the truth of her termination to the media she’d simply take the hint and leave on her own, but honestly, any Today fan could have told you that plan was idiotic. Ann Curry is a determined professional and the epitome of class. She’s not the type of woman to give up in the middle of rough waters, and she’s not the type to let emotion get in the way of work. So, at least for the time being, the strangeness of seeing a woman about to be fired put on a smile and play nice for the cameras continues.
Continues indeed. According to TMZ, Ms Curry is set to receive $30 million for the balance of her contract, a hefty fee to pay to get rid off the monkey off their back. It has also been speculated that Ms Curry has not addressed her supposed ouster in the hopes that NBC decide it is not comfortable paying her the lump sum. It seems NBC has done the math and thought better to bite the bullet than rather than have the mad charade that has been forced onto viewers and nervous advertisers. Expect Ms Curry to be given her ‘official’ marching orders this upcoming week.