After Rosie O'Donnell remarked that Lindsay Lohan is neither right nor ready to play a young Liz Taylor in a Lifetime film, Lohan herself is questioning where O'Donnell's getting her info from.
"It's funny that someone you don't know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing," the 25-year-old actress told "Access Hollywood" Tuesday evening.
O'Donnell told Matt Lauer on the "Today" show earlier that day that she feels "sorry" for Lohan, who's been cast as the late legend in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick."
"She's not in a place to work," O'Donnell said. "I don't think she's right for the role, and I don't think she's capable at this point of doing what's needed."
Lohan's rep fired back that O'Donnell should "focus on her own career right now and not worry about everyone else's," and even Lohan's dad has joined the response train.
"Is Rosie in ANY position to judge anyone?" Michael Lohan inquired in a statement to the Huffington Post. "I will fight tooth and nail for what's right! In this case, Rosie, you are wrong."
Lifetime execs seem to agree. When the network announced that Lohan, who has been trying to resurrect her career after personal troubles began to eclipse it, was officially their Dame Taylor, the executive VP of programming for Lifetime called her "one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."
And then there's the fact, to hear producer Larry Thompson tell it, that Lohan "may be the most insured actress that ever walked on a soundstage," as he said to E!.
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I was so pleased to hear the Rosie O'Donnell converted to atheism. Ms. O'Donnell is one of those rare, intelligent, well educated celebrities who tells it like it is and isn't afraid to do so! As the US continues to become a more progressive nation, I'm hopeful that we will have finally discarded the antiquated beliefs that has kept the US on the back burner. It's time to move on; modernism, realism and rational thought will bring this country out of the hideous doldrums that our misguided forefathers infused in the beginning. I praise Barack Obama for his leadership, integrity, intelligence, poise and dignity. President Obama has done more to forge us ahead and not look back. We need to keep this hope alive and not let some backward religious nut like Mit Romney destroy what President Obama toiled over for so long. I urge you people to PLEASE re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012.
I think my daughter Sansa would be a better choice than Lindsay and Rosie is a bigger threat to the Iron Throne than Jeffroy Lannister...
Please kill us NOW!!
whats with you haters?? LL is young talented and effin fine as could be. haters are just jealous losers lol. id do LL ant day of the week. i'd put my tongue where the sun dont shine on LL . shes hot and tasty and much better looking than E Taylor ever was you idiots. be jealousLOLOL!!
I've done her. She's not that good. It was fun playing with her ( o )( o ) though.
Neither of said individuals are relevant. They aren't making bad movies/television or bad music anymore.
A feud between them is an order of magnitude less relevant.
Leave this nonsense to People! Magazine and other publications aimed at the stupid/lobotomized.
Didn't Rosie just get fired from OWN for being talentless and abusive to the staff and so pathetic she could not muster any meaningful ratings? The Donald was correct. I hope her cruise ship sinks with her on it. I am sure Lifetime will get the best ratings ever with this project, ratings only a loser like O'Donnell could ever dream of.
Rosie is a Fat Man Pig. She is the last person who should be opening her ugly Man Mouth
Michael Lohan? Why is this poor excuse for a white man and father not in jail with his skainchy daughter? Why? Why does the Lohan family exist? Why do we have to be subjected to overpaid white trash? Why? What is wrong with you people? Has she shown you or promised you her moldy cooze?
What does his being white have to do with anything you RACIST phaggoty dike supporter. I can only imagine you are just like O' Donnell – a fat, feral minded slob who sniff her crocs after a long sweaty day of being fat, disgusting and lazy, like all you gaywomen. We need more lezzyfreaks like you to do themselves in.
My question is "why isn't this skainch in jail for life?" Were she a woman of color, she would not be on the streets now? Why? Why? Why? What does she add to society? She is a blight on Elizabeth Taylor's name. Again, why is this poor excuse for a white woman not in jail?
Like every other person (whether white or black) who gets arrested in Los Angeles, she did not spend time in jail due to OVERCROWDING you absolute racist idiot. They all get out in a day. If you had any brain, soul or morality, you;d see that and understand not everything in this life is about race. calm the EFF down you moron.
Holy Crap....are those dudes kidding me? She looks more like what Liz probably looks like NOW after being dead all these months. She looks like a meth head mess and can't hold a candle to Ms Taylor in the beauty or acting dept. What a sham. Somebody must've gotten a nice payoff. Bet Liz is rolling over in her Khaftan.
Are those LIfetime execs on crack?? How else could you explain such ridiculous priase (lies) about this trainwreck. Time will tell guys....but I can tell you right now not many people will be watching. Unless it;s to see how much jewelry she manages to 'borrow' off the set.
It's interesting that Lindsey would be surprised by Rosie O'Donnell or anyone else who stands in a supermarket checkout line would have an opinion about her ability to handle regular work. Her life and lack of control are splashed all over the tabloids non-stop and even if you don't give a right rat's ass about her you still have to see the pics and the headlines whether you want to or not.
Although it's unlikely I will view the proposed film, I agree a more professional actress may have been a better choice.
Not a real fan of either one, but Linsey Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor? Come on! Elizabeth was a rare beauty and a rare actress. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Her life dedicated to other people and causes. But most of all a STUNNING BEAUTY and EXQUSITE ACTRESS! Linsey was all they could find? Won't be watching.
I agree Liz is probably yelling from her grave....Nooooooooo, not Linsday....in between gags.....
No one pays much attention to Rosie when she is wrong about issues, but let her get it 100% correct and all heck breaks loose. Sorry LiLo, you had some talent and appeal as a child, as a 50 year old adult you have no cache' left
Those fat lips would look good around my big Richard!
You and your Little Richard are gross.....Ewwww, disgusting...does your mama know you talk like that....? :(
They need to get together and make nice. And bring their strap-ons.
Just free PR for her up coming movie. LiLo is probably thanking her behind the scenes.
Fire crotch vs. Fat crotch – Battle of the Carpet Munchers! Let's get it on!!!!
B rate celeb against one another. A new all time low.
Lindsay, you just need to walk up to Rosie and smack her fat mouth.
Agreed. Rosie is the biggest loser out there. She shouldn't talk. I would love Lindsay smack her in the head, but I think that would land in her jail for sure this time. If i was closer, i would smack Rosie for her LOL.
well doesn't your name just say it all? Are you a sympathetic meth head like Lohan?
Liz and Lindsay, both living miracles . As many times as they were both hospitalized/rehabbed, it is a miracle they survived past 20. Liz was a frequent patient, addicted her entire adult life. Lindsay on the same path. Sad, really.
Oh poor lindsay! Give me a break. A fair actress she was – at 10 yrs old and that's about it. Enough about this train wreck of a person ok? There's much more interesting things to talk about, even in the entertainment news arena alright!
I would Really like to try having intercourse with Lohan, although I must say.. She kind of looks line lady that might have a bit of stench down there... And would probably where a mask to protect me from the fowl smell of dead fish coming from crotch.
Dang I am rude, but you are sick!
spell much? Smells like a bird?
I'm sorry but that was funny. I didn't go as far as saying it might stink down there but I did say she looks like she's just not such a clean person. Like she believes in a night shower but not a morning bath. Can't stand women who only bathe once a day.
A question was asked to a panel of 3-Rosie being one. Tis called freedom of speech! Expression of one's opinion.
Back off. Think before spewing such anger laced comments. But, wait...freedom of speech, quite sadly, applies to mean people, too.
YThe Lohans are white trash, the mother the father & even the grandmother.The fater beats his girlfriend the mothers on drugs & clubbing with her daughter. Take a hard look at this family, Is this normal....
Ahhh lesbian angst defined. This would never happen Lindsay if you would have taken Rosie's offer for coffee and chit chat....
the only reason Lohan took offence is because, for once, O'Donnell has struck a nerve & is absolutely correct in her judgement. People who point out that Elizabeth herself suffered drug addiction & went through rehab, forget that Ms Taylor became addicted to pills due to chronic pain suffered from a back injury. Lohan was heavily in to drug & alcohol because she was hanging out with the rest of Hollywoods drunken "Celebutantes." Major difference. I think the real reason Lifetime got Lohan is because she comes cheap (pun intended) and they couldn't afford anyone better.
Agree. Elizabeth Taylor was in intense pain most of her life, and still she was dedicated and gracious.
Lowen is one of the most uglist women in the world.
Liz taylor was so over medicated in the last 40 years. Such a strange woman with annoying squeaky voice. Don't people remember how off the wall she was? Michael jacksons "friend"..liz was nuts..therefore lohan should fit in playing a whacky former child star. Liz looked great but couldn't act either.
IF you didn't like Liz...that's fine BUT NEXT TIME.......
THE LEAST YOU CAN DO is become informed before posting as not to seem/look as ignorant and uneducated, AS YOU JUST DID!
Against 2 previous messages from me to refrain from posting my name and Email address on my cell phone, you continue to do it.
Ted, have you lost control of your morons?
No matter: After posting this I am removing CNN from the phone. Also, at every opportunity, short of becoming a bore, I will bad mouth CNN.
Rosie was responding to a question and gave her opinion. I personally don't like Lohan for the role because she in no way resembles Liz Taylor but Lifetime can cast whoever they want. It was only about 6 months ago she got dumped as porn star Linda Lovelace. She has some serious issues and I hoe she overcomes them. Robert Downey is on o my favorite actors and he came back from a similar crash and burn. For me, Hugh, I don't think LL is a very good actress or beautiful – which makes me disappointed in te casting, i hope I am wrong. Maybe it willbe a turning point for LL in ER career and personal life . My advice for her is to get as far away from her mom and dad as possible. They are disgusting leeches and not parents.
Liz was a recovering alcoholic/presc.drug abuser too, also quite wild in her younger days...who got well and became a special given person, loved by many. BUT my point being Rosie "opinion" is worthless and she is an angry and mean spirited woman! SO, then she tries to justify her statements...making her look even worse...AS USUAL.
Rosie your fat and annoying stf up and let l.l do her thing shes young and hot and your just going through a mid life crisis cuz no one would ever sleep with you cuz your fat and sloppy so go pick on someone yiur own size like a sumo wrestler
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Hush now the adults are talking!
Did anyone forget that hardly anyone is going to watch this bad movie on Lifetime anyways. Who cares what Lindsey does with this crappy made-for-tv film?
Good for Lindsay, she seems to be shaping up and getting work done. Rosie in my opinion can't mind her own business. Keep on moving up not down Lindsay! ;)
Rosie is funny! She should thank Donald Trump,if not for him,she wouldnt be enterviewed. Yet she isnt doing anything but helping! The movie will be good & L.L. will be remembered for her role :-)
I can see her playing the young Liz. Then have John Goodman play the later years.
Lindsay could totally kick ass in this role. I hope she does!
Rosie O'Donnell–yeah, THERE'S someone we should all be listening to. As if.
And why does Rosie care what she's doing? It's none of her business, they were right about that. She should worry about herself.
Lohan was a decent actress, not sure about now? Liz Taylor wasn't perfect, she was married a lot and had some drug issues, but she also did a lot of charity work and had a lot of heartbreak in her life too. Hollywood was a different place, plus I think she was just more private in general. I don't like Lindsay for the role either, but it sounds like the movie is a done deal, let's see who watches!
Liz was beautiful and elegant at the end of her career.Lindsay is absolutely stunningly beautiful and one of the best actresses in hollywood.Both made mistakes in life.apparantly the world forgave and forgot liz's mistakes so why not Lindsay's as well.
Why all the lohan haters,she is just like all hollywood starlets they all have messed up in their life time and they all will again
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Paul Mooney said it correctly "they can't find anyone to play Liz T..noone is that pretty and elegant.." I feel he's correct..Lohan not classy enough. What would Liz say?
Um, Lindsay, nobody is saying this stuff to be mean. We are saying it because you have no talent. Your SNL performance on SNL was a cue-card-reading sham.
You! Can't even spell or put a sentence together! Look things up and check in the mirror before you go around and speak badly about people! Ho__kie!
I think the only difference between the two of them is the fact that liz had 8 husbands and divorces.and with lohans new hair style she could play both liz taylor or marilyn monroe,and the deal about lohan being a thief she was found not guilty on that charge
I think the "tuff live trump card" needs to be dealt to Lohan.... She just is not getting it. Saving her from herself I think is more important than giving her self destruct motives....
Lindsay Lohan does not even look like Elizabeth Taylor. Roseanne O'Donnell needs to go away.
Trainwreck vs. Trainwreck. Now this is entertainment! Pass the popcorn!
Women are their own worst enemies. In this case lesbian women are even worse.
The Beiber should play Liz Taylor
I think Justin Beiber would make a great Liz Taylor.
Rosie's one to talk, her show just got cancelled on OWN. Maybe if she spent more time worried about her own career instead of another actress' she could maintain that hefty pooch she proudly carries around with her
Lohan is a no talent hoe who needs some time in jail
Any i d i o t who starts her comment with "Who cares?" deserves to have the rest of her comment be ignored.
Everyone deserves a second chance- the only one keeping Lohan from being successful is – Lohan! Go do it Lohan
I like her, but "second chance"? This will be, what, her fifth or sixth chance to clean up her act?
whoever the idiot was that said she is this generations Liz Taylorand the most beautiful actress needs to see eye Dr when I think beautiful Im thinking Sandra Bullock Julia Roberts really beautiful women with talent to boot
Niether of whom look like or have any aura of a Liz Taylor whatsover.
Thought lohan bad idea from the start. Has anyone tested Katy Perry to see if she can act? Maybe wait for the big screen.
whoever doing this movie obviously didnt like Liz Taylor. This plastic surgery mess even made up couldn't come close to the beauty of Liz Taylor. Put her in a movie about a young star with the world at her feet who throws her life down the toilet that she can play.
BLAH BLAH BLAH Except the critics..... Everyone gets talked about good or bad!
I called u mama then blasted her fat booty. She loves the dark meat.
People, what is so important about what rosie says,she wants the part for herself,just give it to her.
Anyone claiming this is some insult to liz taylor knows very little about her life. Lindsay and Liz share similar issues to include drug abuse and growing up in the spotlight and constant public harassment.
Linsey should do playboy with Hefner, I'll watch it
Lindsay Lohan? I'd do her!
Dude, she's only 25 and she already looks all worn out. What is she going to look like when she's 40 ... if she makes it to 40, lol! Something completely not hot about a worn out, crazy, barely lucid 25 yr old who won't even remember who you are 2 minutes after the fact.
Insult to Liz Taylor
You obviously know nothing about Liz. Do a little research before you spout off and sound like an idiot.
most definately is. Liz Taylor deserves so much better. Lifetime YOU are wrong!
Isnt it fun to see irrelevant loud mouths try to get back in the news riding the celebrity status of someone trying to turn their life around.
Let's think about this. Lilo is beautiful and can get any girl she wants ... and probably has. Rosie is FAT and UGLY and can only get what she is: A B1TCH!
Who's High Pitch?
Rosie O'gobble is the first one to attack anyone who says anything about her so I guess she can add hypocrite to being fat, obnoxious, and has been.
Ro gave her opinion. What is wrong with that?
I would not pay 2 cents to see a movie with Lindsay in it. The big lips have to go. How is she supposed to play a young Liz when she looks like she is 50? Glad she is getting her life back together, but this is ridiculous. Guess she is bopping the director. I am with Rosie 100% on this.
Add a couple divorces to Lindsays resume and she would be Liz. Sounds more like jealousy or stupidity from rosie on this, so pretty much her usual.
It may be true but was Liz Taylor a thief ! I think not so.
Don't kid yourselves, Elizabeth Taylor was a second rate talent herself, at best. She was mostly known for her beauty and air of superiority. Lindsay is perfect for the role.
Rosie makes her living on being controversial. Of course she is going to judge people. Ironically though in the past rosie has condemned anyone who dared judge her, so I guess shes just another pseudo celebrity hypocrite.
I disagree with Rosie, not because she is right or wrong, but because she is Rosie.
I'm with team rosie on this one.
Nice sausage lips. I wont be watching.
Step aside, Lohan, FATSO O'DONNELL wants the role, giving it an obnoxious, loud-mouthed turn that she is so perfect for.
Rosie sucks, Oprah sucks, Lohan sucks. Obama sucks too.
you must be a writer
Or borderline retarded.
Certainly not a writer with that mockery of the pseudo-ability to punctuate...
having Lindsey as a lead in anything is a guarantee that the show/movie will bomb. Lindsay needs to take baby steps to regain professional (and fan) respect, not be cast as a lead in anything – especially something about Elizabeth Taylor as casting her as Liz is a disgrace to such a beloved star.
Won't be watching this mess.
Rosie just wants to eat her
Rosey can just taste Lillo's sweet, sweet putty tat !!! Come to think about it, so can I !!
I'm sorry but I will not be watching that movie because of the fact they picked Lindsay!!! They need someone else. I hate to say it I agree with Rosie...and I dont like her!
Wow, what a significant hit on the ratings with you not watching. But we both know you WILL watch it - guaranteed.
liz was a classy lady lohan is trailor park trash and as such should be put out to the curb .
If your definition of class is abusing drugs and alcohol and getting divorced 8 times, then yes, Liz is classy.
when you learn how to spell "trailer" properly, then you can talk about classy.
Here's an easy one...they both suck.
We know what they both don't suck.......
I don't think Lindsay realizes how much people just don't like her anymore. Her actions are that of a brat and for the money she makes, people expect more than what they have seen these past few years. She just doesn't get it.....your fans matter.
AND....I don't think YOU realize how much SHE IS LIKED no matter what, and that many, many people want her to get better.
Lindsay messed up. Everyone of us have one time or another. Even Rosie has afew times as we all know. Linds like everyone else should be given a chance to prove herself. She has paid her dues. I think she deserves a clean slate.
As for her playing Elizabeth Taylor? Who actually can? She is an icon. Whoever they cast as Elizabeth will always have critics. Lets hope Linds does the role justice. This is afterall basically her make it or break it. Lets hope she proves people wrong.
What an insult to Elizabeth Taylor.
Liz was an alcoholic drug addict. How is lindsey playIng her an insult.
OMG!! Both were thrown into show biz at practically birth, both had horror stage moms, both slipped into addiction of drugs and alcohol, both had a raw talent, both made bad career chioces, both loved jewerly (lol), tho Liz didnt steal hers... we all know that we love to hate em and drag em down– :) They are both stunnigl beautiful, and well- um– endowed!! LOL. But most importantl the both screwed up in life and made mistakes like we all do... Liz in her later ears was a champion of AIDS and worthy causes. Lindsey still has time for that. Oh and lets not forget they were chain smoking freaks!! The onl difference that I see is Liz loved men, and Lindsey not soo much. I think that will change tho.. There is NOBODY better to play LIZ TALOR!!!
If Lohan plays Liz Taylor in a movie, I will pay $10 ticket to go see it.
O'Donnell plays any role in any movie? I will not go see it even if they pay me $50.
My point is I only want to see pretty people in the movies.
We get it, you're shallow. And this is news how?
I completely agree that Lohan is all wrong to have been cast as Elizabeth Taylor. And, I wonder if Lohan owns a dictionary, since her vocabularly is obviously lacking. Someone should explain to her what the word "intrusive" really means, before she misuses it again. Also, someone should force Lohan to look at the picture I just saw posted of her online, wearing what looks like a white peasant blouse sans skirt. When you're her age and unfit, your thighs get fat and saggy and wearing anything that short in public is disgraceful (and offensive to anyone who has to see it.) One would think with all her free time she would've done a few exercises, if she really is motivated to attempt a relaunch of her career. Personally, I'd rather not see Lohan on my TV screen ever again.
okay everybody....lighten up. It is just an opinion that Rosie has expressed. I think she is right....but then again it is just my opinion. I don't feel that Lindsay will be believeable as Liz Taylor.
I just think that LL should go find something else to do. I feel kind of bad for her. She used to be so pretty and now, at 25, she looks like she could be in her 50s. That performance she gave on SNL was lackluster at best. I just think she should take herself out of the public eye and focus on building a non-acting career. Too much damage has been done.
Why does Lindsay keep getting roles? It's like hollywood has some kind of selective amnesia where they forget how bad she is.
How bad is she? She made some stupid mistakes, as most of us have. I had some run ins with the law when I was young. Now, I am a proud member of law enforcement. My mistakes in the past have helped me in my present position. Who are you to say she can't learn from her mistakes and make her life better.
Don't give it a second thought. NO ONE, except possibly Matt Lauer, is interested in what Rosie O'Donnell has to say on any given subject.
Oh, come on Lindsay. You're so easy to read, anybody can do it. And Rosie was asked for her remarks by the Today show. She was thoughtful and insightful about your trainwreck of a life. You, (or your PR guy) and your rageaholic father owe her an apology.
Lifetime is going to regret this.
Lol, I suspect they will be just fine.
What's all the fuss about. It's a television movie. It will be filmed, it will be shown....then it will be forgotten.
Yes, others should mind their own business. But come on, folks. Because it takes a frickin' rocket scientist to see that Lindsay Lohan has fallen off the wagon SEVERAL times, has been in trouble with the law COUNTLESS times and, based on facts reported in her cases, she is one of the most unreliable people, let alone actress, out there!??! Really Lindsay's dad? Really?!?! YOU???!!! Lashing out? I'm not a Rosie fan, but I'll give it to her – she had the cojones to say what's on EVERYBODY'S mind! "Lindsay, you aren't worthy to play such an iconic figure given your failed past! You can't compare to ONE of Liz's pinkies, let alone her entire character!" Ridiculous.
lol. Liz was an acolholic, abused drugs and married eight times. Exactly how is she better then lohan? Hell, she's actually worse the lohan who hasn't been divorced.
Although I would rarely side with Rosie.......she is right about Lindsay on this.
I would not trust Rosie's word if she told me tomorrow is Thursday.
That is a crappy statement to make just to hear yourself talk Rosie...you do not know her personally from what I just read, so why judge her? She was messed up, like many actors/actress can get, but she has done what was required of her, she looks healthy, and she wants to get back to work, so let her without drumming up more drama!
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