Matt Lauer Only Gets NBC to Pay for His Helicopter Rides to the Hamptons Sometimes

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While “Page Six” reports that the Today show’s franchise player receives chopper flights out east on demand, in addition to his $20 million-a-year contract — “NBC News chiefs want to do everything to keep Matt happy,” says a source — the network insists, “On rare occasions, Matt will fly home, but most of the time you’ll find him stuck in traffic on the Long Island Expressway with everyone else.” Or, you know, everyone else going to the Hamptons.