Wow,Matt Lauer interviewed Ryan Seacrest this morning on the Today Show in a very odd situation. Ryan has been trying to land a morning hosting job for quite some time. It was rumored that he wanted to take over for Regis Philbin. Ryan was in talks to replace Matt Lauer as the host of the Today Show at the end of last year. Rumors that Lauer was leaving the Today Show began last April and it wasn’t until recently that Lauer agreed to a 30 million dollar contract to stay. The moment Ryan heard that Lauer might leave he was in NYC angling for the slot. That started the rumors that he was ready to leave his American Idol gig and relocate to NYC. Now that Lauer is staying, Seacrest is coming on the NBC team for the Olympic coverage in London this summer during Primetime. In other words, Seacrest is setting himself to slide right into Lauer’s job when he leaves. In the interview Lauer says that he and Ryan are “friendly” and have gone to dinner to discuss this; however, neither one of them looked very comfortable in this interview. AWKWARD. Seacrest said he is still working some things out with his American Idol contract, but he is expecting to return next season.