Sorry Ryan Seacrest, it doesn't look like you will be filling Matt Lauer's shoes on Today for a few years
. NBC signed Lauer to an extension yesterday which will keep the host in place for several more years. He will continue to make cajillions of dollars a year for a show that has lost its mojo and to a guy that not many people on the show like. Of course if Matt doesn't like them they end up canned so everyone pretends to love Matt. He has been the host of the show since 1997 and the contract will take him through year 20. Katie Couric was a host for 15 years which was the previous record. Waking up at 3am for so many years must be something your body gets used to. I wonder if he just sleeps through his entire vacations. Of course, making $25M a year and having someone drive you to work every morning makes those early morning alarms a little easier to handle.