Since rumors began swirling about Ann Curry's departure from NBC's TODAY, several sources sited Matt Lauer as the cause, and apparently that is 100 percent true.

Apparently, when Matt Lauer signed his latest big contract with NBC, he also demanded that Ann Curry be removed as his co-anchor on TODAY. Other sources have also said that Matt and Ann were very cold to each other during her last week, and Ann refused to even speak with Matt.

This morning, TODAY kicked off a new summer season with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie at the anchor desk.