Matt Lauer Blames Lindsay Lohan 'Today' Interview Cancellation on Probation Violation

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Matt Lauer addressed his canceled Lindsay Lohan interview on the Today show Thursday morning.

Lauer was due to sit down with Lohan to discuss her house arrest when it was abruptly called off, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported. A source said he was "a little surprised, but not shocked" it didn't happen at the eleventh hour. It would have aired on Today and Nightline.

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On Thursday morning, he interviewed a legal expert to discuss the news that Lohan may have once again violated the terms of her parole, which could send her to jail.

As their segment was wrapping up, Lauer said he thinks the violation may have been the reason the interview didn't happen.

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Said Lauer, "By the way, some of you may have heard that I was actually with Lindsay on Tuesday afternoon at her home in Los Angeles. We were supposed to sit down for an interview to talk about her current situation and her plans for the future. At the last minute, Lindsay and her people did express concerns about the timing of the interview and it was canceled. I think we're learning more this morning about the reasons for their concerns."

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Lohan is due in court Thursday morning for violating her parole stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest, TMZ.com reports.

She was due to be released from house arrest on June 29. She'd been living in a multimillion dollar home in Venice Beach.

The troubled actress shot a penny auction website commercial while under house arrest.

She also is set to star opposite John Travolta in the film Gotti: The Three Generations as Kim Gotti, wife of John Gotti Jr. Production is set to start in the fall.
 

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