Network brass has been so concerned with Matt Lauer's public image since Ann Curry's dramatic exit from the "Today" show last year -- even going so far as to arrange cutesy make-up lunches -- that Comcast execs reportedly asked the E! Network's Chelsea Handler to refrain from making jokes about the 55-year-old "Today" show host.
It all started when "Today" meteorologist Al Roker confessed to pooping his pants during a visit to the White House several years ago. Handler joked about it on "Chelsea Lately," saying: “This isn’t the first time a ‘Today’ show cast member was in the news about this sensitive subject. For years it was common knowledge that Matt Lauer spent every morning [sh**ing] all over Ann Curry.”