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Current TV counters Olbermann lawsuit

Current TV has fired back at Keith Olbermann by countersuing its former host and asking a judge to rule he is not entitled to any more money from the network.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles, a day after Olbermann sued his former employer while seeking more than $50 million in damages.

The filing accuses Olbermann of “an utter disregard” for his contract.

The network is seeking unspecified damages.

Lauer to stay put on NBC’s ‘Today’

Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC’s “Today,” ending speculation that the top-rated show might have to face ABC’s rising “Good Morning America” without him.

Lauer has signed a long-term contract to remain as co-host of the No. 1 morning show, a long-anticipated deal that NBC announced Thursday night but Lauer made public on “Today” Friday morning.

“This is my family,” he said on the air.

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