Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Lauer Call a Truce on Their Prank War ...Sorta

by Jackie Willis 8:12 AM PDT, April 27, 2015
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Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Lauer claimed to have ended their pranking feud in a pre-taped clip for the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, but that proved short lived.

"In the spirit of the Daytime Emmys, Ellen and I are here to announce we are officially ending our prank war," Lauer vowed.

As soon as the words came out of his mouth, the Today co-host's clothes were stripped off, and he was seen shirtless and wearing lingerie (think Magic Mike meets Fifty Shades of Grey). Ellen got him again!

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"Matt has generously offered to donate $1,000 of his own money to charity any time one of y'all thank Matt Lauer in your speech tonight," DeGeneres explained as Lauer's digitally altered body jiggled about.

A total of 16 stars thanked Lauer throughout the night with ET's own Nancy O'Dell thanking him three times when Entertainment Tonight won for Outstanding Entertainment News Program.

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"Wouldn't it be great if @TheEllenShow matched my donations to charity?" Lauer tweeted. "Let her know at #thankyouEllen! Pranks for giving!

The challenge was accepted after Lauer raised $16,000. "Matt asked me to match his donation, which I am not going to do," DeGeneres revealed on her Monday show. "I'm going to beat him and donate $16,001."