April 24th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
Rosie O'Donnell: Lohan's not right for Liz Taylor role
Lifetime execs may be among those who think that Lindsay Lohan is one of the "rare actresses" with the talent to play the late Elizabeth Taylor, but Rosie O'Donnell decidedly is not.
To be fair, O'Donnell wasn't speaking on the topic of Lohan's casting randomly - Matt Lauer asked if she thought it was a "good idea" for Lohan to play a young Taylor on Tuesday's edition of the "Today" show.
"I feel very sorry for her," O'Donnell said. "I think she needs a lot of help, she needs a lot of time away."
The TV personality went on to explain that she didn't think Lohan's role in "Liz & Dick" was a smart move because the actress has "had a lot of trouble doing every single movie...She's not in a place to work. 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."
What do you think of O'Donnell's remarks? We know how Lohan's camp feels about them: Her rep told E! News, "I think Rosie should focus on her own career and stop worrying about everyone else's."
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I thought the same thing when I heard. She could never be a believable Liz Taylor. She doesn't look too bad in the trailer but at one point her voice is just so grating and wrong. Liz had a wonderful voice.
And what's with so much hate for Rosie. What did she ever do that was so terrible? You can dislike her style but stop the hating.
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Lindsay looks so beautiful– and I can't wait to see her in this production. I love everything she's been in, and to all you haters I say YOU'RE IDIOTS. She's brilliant and she is mesmerizing. What she has is priceless and so rare– She has that treasured commodity, "It", and she's got it in spades. All you boring no-talents just shut the hell up. You don't want to watch her movies? Fine, nobody's making you. Get off her back, you haven't any clue as to what her life is actually like or for that matter what she is actually like. You only know what a bunch of rag reporters have driveled on about any odd week they haven't otherwise written their miserable, requisite 300-word-excuses for articles. End of story.
Lifetime movie. 'nuff said. Agree Lohan is bad choice, and apparently she destroyed an original vintage movie set trailer that was custom made for Taylor during Cleopatra filming. The studio rented the trailer from the owner, and returned it with over $100,000 in damages. Keep it classy Lohan, you can't even do a Lifetime movie without making a freaking fiasco. http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/30/showbiz/taylor-trailer-trashed/index.html?iref=obinsite
Shut up, Rosie!!!! Why don't you just crawl back under the rock you came from.
I don't like Rosie at all but she got this right. Lohan doesn't have the talent. Never did. Lis is probably rolling in her grave over the fact that this "C" list actor got the roll to play her.
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I think Lindsey Lohan is one of the prettiest actresses in Hollywood and she has the acting chops too. She just needs to win her battle against her demons. She might have already done that. Give her a chance.
With her fantastic brain and being a lesbian, I should think Rosie would make an excellent 'news' commentator telling us how thinks are going these days, using MSNBC as her platform.
I agree with Rosie. I do not think that she is in a place right now in her life where she can do what it required of this role. She had serious issues that she has not dealt with. She was just in a BAR FIGHT. That does not sound like someone stable to me. I don't see Rosie as putting her down either. She was tackful and it came from an understanding of needing time to heal before taking on mountains.
I agree. She was a wrong choice to portray Liz Taylor. Liz was a classic woman and Lindsey is not. She has demonstrated to be a sub standard actress and she does not represent Liz Taylor in a honorable way. Liz Taylor is Royal in the Entertainment Business. Lindsey does not represent herself respectfully in the public eye. I think Career change for her is timely.
i dont understand the hatred for Rosie. she speaks her mind. she's not a mindless robot like most of hollywood. i met her twice and on both occasions she was nothing but nice and did not act one bit snobby or as if she was above anybody else. at the time i was a cashier at a concession stand. a position that doesnt normally get the nicest people. and who cares about her weight, judging by most of america i can only assume most of you commenting arent exactly in tip top shape. so stop judging someone else for having the balls to speak up. you should try the same without hiding behind your computers.
Why is anyone listening to this fat slob anyway????? Sheesh, go away already!!!
Since when did Rosie O'Donnell become a movie star expert. The last time I looked her show was cancelled on OWN. Now she is saying that Lindsay Lohan is not right to play Liz Taylor?. Maybe Rosie should play Liz Taylor, that's not going to happen that because she would have to do a lot romantic scens, then a double would have to be brought in. Righ now in Hollywood Rosie O'Donnell is a nobody, nobody pays to much attention to Rosie O'Donnelll she like to hear herself talk. She still think that she is a force to be reckon with which she's not. Everyone is laughing at her, there not laught with her but laughing at her. I have my own thought on who should play Liz Taylor and I keep to myself. I say let Rosie O'Donnell play Liz Taylor just to shut her up once and for all.
...and we care about Rosie O'Donnell's opinion on ANYthing because...?????? Anyone?????
She *MAY* be able to pull off a young Liz, but I hope they don't try to slap on a bunch of make up to make her the adult Liz, too. These are some mighty big shoes to fill, and I don't think Lindsay has the feet to fill them with! Of all the wonderful, talented actresses out there, they pick her? Is she bedding down with the producer or something?
Well, maybe someone is just trying to give her another shot, and give her a chance. Who knows the reasoning behind Lohan playing one of the biggest stars EVER!
Somebody must be willing to spend millions for a movie with Lindsay and not Rosie. Jealousy showing?
Rosie is a fat disgusting pig, her opinion means nothing.
I don't like Rosie, either, but why does her size factor into your criticism? If anything, maybe Rosie feels that she should play the older Liz because both women have had weight problems?
Lohan doesn't have the class, no one will watch it, who could take that drug addict seriously, Liz is turning over in her grave. Liz had class, Lohan is an overpayed tough kid, she learned everything from her looser parents. Don't know why hollywood keeps trying to push her down our throats.
Liz had was classy, yes. But she had lots of men, drink heavily, and used drugs. Lohan is perfect for this role.... odonnell doesn't even matter anymore. Didn't her show just get cancelled for poor ratings?
@ Maggie – you do realize that Liz Taylor struggled with her own addiction, don't you? That maybe instead of rolling over in her grave she's hoping that this opportunity will inspire Lindsay to straighten up? Obviously LiLo is a screwup – but it doesn't mean she can't come out of it. Look at Robert Downey Jr., for heaven's sake. The guy said that doing drugs was like having a gun in his mouth – and he liked the taste of metal. I personally wish her the best.
Fine, I'll say it. Lifetime should cast Rosie in a movie to air after Lohan's: "Liz:The Fat Lesbian Years"
Ughhhh... Who cares what that big mouth, opinionated, holier-than-thou slob thinks?
She was just saying what she thought – I'm not a fan of Rosie by no means but I agree with her......Lohan doesn't have the class or style Liz did – well, maybe when she puts on one of her phoney acts....
How does Rosie, have any right to say anything about it. I cannot believe that the Today show is going to put her on as a regular guest. She is going to have them off the air in no time. I know one viewer they have just lost. Where is Donald Trump when you need him?
I am not a Rosie fan, however, I believe she was asked the question by Matt Lauer. She gave her opinion so how is she bad mouthing Lindsay. If my opinion isn't positive I shouldn't say anything. I tootally agree with her, this girl is not ready for such a role but time will tell if we are wrong.
Rosie didn't go far enough, Lohan thinks she is above the law, above the rest of America, a mental illness too prevelant in entertainment. We should be talking about possible early release b/c if justice was truly blind, she'd have been put in jail quite awhile ago. Lohan deserves to live in some public housing or a trailer park next to a chemical factory, yet she has enough idiot Americans who would still defend her. To those idiots who would defend such a spoiledbrat criminal, you are the biggest thing wong with America, you and your messed up priorities have done so much damage to this country, it seems anyone participating in supporting such idiots ought to be viewed enemy of the state and put away, granted in a mental hospital versus jail, but either way Lohan and her supporters are so bad for this society, and frankly Rosie was way too polite for the poster child and symbol of the idiot American.
First of all. Rosie was asked her opinion and all you idiots out there bad mouthing her, need to keep your own big mouths shut. Besides, she's right, for numerous reasons, Lohan shouldn't be given thst role. She ddrugged out or drunk half the time and can't get her ass to the set on time. She lost her A-list status and she can't call the shots. Besides, Liz Taylor was a legend and she needs to be portrayed by a classy talented actress that will do The role proud. Lohan is a low life now and made bad choices that will affect her career. She'd be good in a role for a washed up, drugged up D list actress.
Did you READ your post before you posted it?!? You have a TOTAL lack of understanding of grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Even your thought (dare I use that word) process seems a little non-linear. Are you using the same drugs you accuse LL of using? Seriously, look at the keyboard when you type and then READ the post before you post! Seriously!
I am not talking an ounce of L. L. personal or legal trouble. That aside, she has more talent in one bit of fingernail than many others. I always thought she would be the one to play E. Taylor. She will be perfect! You will see.
Taylor was NOT CLASS. Young people see her work for AIDS and they should; that was the only right thing she did.
Nothing else in her life qualifies her to be classy. She partied hard, addicted to alcohol and drugs, personals scandals, certainly not a true friend. Who am I talking about? Taylor or Lohan? Both had these problems, both had beauty and Lohan can look like Taylor. Excellent choice.
There are so many other deserving actress. Besides, they are not try out for the roll of Elizebeth Taylor they trying our for the roll of Cleotatra. She was the most desired woman of her time. Ever watched that show the 50 most beautiful women in the world. I don't think you will find her in the top ten.Angelena Joli on the other, has air about her that would make perfect for the role.
Rosie, you are SO talking out of your butt!
You now have about as much credibility as your buddy, Donald.
Liz Taylor is rolling in her grave. Lohan is nothing...............
Rosie O' Donnell probably thinks Rosie O'Donnell should play Elizabeth Taylor.
I think Liz Taylor would have been able to empathize with Lohan . . . and with the right makeup and wigs she'd be good in the role. There is a slight similarity already. All this, of course, will hinge on whether Lohan can maintan an even keel in her personal life. I'm cautiously optimistic, that's as far as I'll go.
While I don't condone Lindsay's behavior it the recent past, I think Rosie is wrong. Not only has she always reminded me of a young Liz, but who better to play her part? Liz also struggled with addiction problems. Lindsay can relate to that in a very personal way. Hopefully her sobriety has advanced enough that she can handle the demands of the job and portray Liz as I believe she can
shouldn't o'donnell be filming "exit to eden 20:rosie expires"?
This IS big news! How did a cow learn how to talk?
It's really NONE of Rosie O'Donnell's business – but as we all know – Rosie O'Donnell is a woman who for several decades is a relentless, bombastic loudmouth who picks fights, bullies and insults other celebrities on a daily basis. She is a Professional Loudmouth and Professional Troublemaker. Rosie O'Donnell is the MOST obnoxious, abrasive, rude person in the entire entertainment industry. Just in one day – she says more cruel, opinionated comments than Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin and Chelsea Handler combined – but at least those three women are incredibly FUNNY and talented.
The only person who is more of a windbag, loudmouth, obnoxious, gasbag than Rosie O'Donnell is Donald Trump. it was just awful when the two of them locked horns and had a public fued.
The reason why Rosie O'Donnell is bullying and verbally abusing Lindsey Lohan is because Rosie O'Donnell is a relentless publicity hound and has a chronic need to hear the sound of her own voice.
The court probation judge publicly congratulated Lindsey Lohan for successfully completing intensive counseling and drug/alcohol treatment. The judge took her off probation because there was clear evidence, Lohan is trying hard to turn her life around. I think it is a great idea for Lohan to go back to work and stay gainfully employed. If she is unemployed with too much idle time on her hands – it is too easy to get into trouble. She also has bills to pay and needs to work. She hasn't worked for a long time and has tons of legal bills to pay.
It wasn't "work" that caused Whitney Houston to die – it was drug and alcohol abuse. Lindsey Lohan successfully completed intensive mental health treatment and counseling, community service – the judge who oversaw her probation ruled that Linsdey should be taken off probation and needs to go back to work.
If Rosie O'Donnell can't keep her big fat mouth shut – will someone put a sock in her mouth the next time she burts out in vitriolic, hate speech?
Rosie is right and shows concern for Lindsay...she needs to focus on her health first.
As I think about Lohan being cast as Elizabeth Taylor, the more I think Miss. Taylor is rolling over in her grave. My personal feeling is; Jennifer Love Hewitt would be better for the part. She has the charisma that Lohan doesn't have. Also, there is no way on God's green earth I would see a movie about Elizabeth Taylor with Lohan cast for the part. I just don't find it appealing.
well, Rosie is a talk show star, whether you like her or not, it's her profession. i see her point Lohan has been pretty rocky, yet i think she would be fine, i see a resemblance. Calling Rosie names is below par, i mean really?
OK. Whoever called her a porcine turd, cut it out!
What? Nobody called her that?
I don't think that it is cool for another actor/celeb/artist to bad mouth another ..... Everyone has a skeleton in the closet, rather try to prop them up, or say something constructive ... be a mentor .. be someone that cares, and not someone who tries to hurt those that have fallen ... LL is a talented actor, and if she is given the right chance will nail any role ... come on Rosie ! I do know you have a softer heart then that ..... and I consider you not just a talk show host, but a fellow actor with talent ( You were amazing in A League Of There Own, and in many other films ) ... and soooo much more ... so give her a break, and maybe be the person to help her .. take the time to talk to her ( and listen )
Liz Taylor is turning in her grave for sure and Rosie in my opinion is right, but I thought Oprah made a terrible mistake having Rosie on her channel and we see how that turned out. .
Rosie – why don't you just shut your fat trap and mind your own bit**y business. You are old news and nobody gives a hoot what you have to say.
Now if only they had cast Charlie Sheen opposite of her. It'd be like a train wreck. No one would be able to stop watching.
what about second chances? May be Ms.Lohan has learned her lesson(s) and is ready to start a second act in her life, not just this movie guys. I am sure, Rosie got those second chances and everyone deserves them!
"LEARNED HER LESSON"??? are you challenged? Lindsey Lohan is clearly bi-polar! She wasnt just a "naughty girl" shes ill!!! She needs professional help, not a stressful movie role. I spent the past 2 decades surrounded by my bi-polar family members and for me its easy to see her behavior screams a mental illness. Its very sad to see her in pain, but its been my experience it takes many years to balance out the life of someone who suffers from manic depression. Good luck to her.
how many second chances is LiLo going to get? Rosie HAS talent- if you cant remember A League of Their Own. This one movie has done far better (in terms of todays dollars) than any movie LiLo has done. Rosie also works with charity groups not because she's court ordered to but because she has a passion for it. And last time I checked she's had HOW many day time talk shows? I cant remember any of LiLo's accomplishments matching anything Rosie has done except for the illicit drug and alcohol ABUSE. As a drug counselor – she should work on her sobriety.
And because a JUDGE – not an addiction counselor or anyone else with an addiction background, says she completed treatment doesn't mean the issue is resolved. Once an addict always an addict. I'm an alcoholic for today, and being sober for today is the only thing that matters.
Enough of the soap box-
There are similarities between the two actresses, but there are huge problems in LiLo's way of accomplishing and doing the role it's justice.
Rosie is just bummed out that the did not sign her to play the Fat Liz.
Rosie should keep her comments to herself.What is Lindsay guilty of? Rosie should look at her hangups before criticizing someone else.
You know who wasn't right for the role of Betty Rubble? Rosie's fat @ss that's who.
Perhaps Rosie feels she would have been better in the role herself, especially after her generally understated performance in "A League of Their Own". What a blowhard....
In her prime, Elizabeth was considered one of the most beautiful woman in the world. Not just for her looks, but how she carried herself. I'm afraid I don't see how this is going to work. What about Jennifer Hewitt – have I got the name right – the one from The Ghost Whisperer. From the moment I saw her I thought she could play the part of Taylor.
Lindsey Lohan should NOT portray Elizabeth Taylor – what a slap in the face for Liz!
I agree, Holllywood would show their true colors and be consider a true "sell out".
isn't it a bit ironic for odonald to say someone ELSE "needs help"? It appears she hasn't been paying much attention to her own health, judging by her appearance.
Rosie is just jealous because Lindsay keeps getting work while Rosie just gets FIRED ! Get your own affairs in order before throwing stones, O'Donnell. Brilliant move adopting all those kids then divorcing your partner after a couple years. You just set back gay marriage about 10 years !
Rosie O'Donnell is NOT "throwing stones" in the little miss no-talent lohan, your bff, idea. She truly HAS no talent, and would be a horrible choice to play Elizabeth Taylor. Who would YOU pick for Richard Burton, MacCauley Culkin?
Why does Rosie's opinion on this make news? Whether Lindsay is right for the part or not is not an issue to me, that will be seen when the movie airs.
Rosie's comments were in respojnse to a question! I don't like Rosie but be fair here. She didn't just come out and make a statement; she responded to a question asked her! Unfortunately, I agree with her that LL was not a good choice...but them again LL can booze with the best of them so who knows!
Come on people. Are we really going to listen to the advice of someone that not once,not twice but 3 times had talk shows cancelled and just about everything else she does gets cancelled or no one watches. Her opinion is just not warranted. How about we wait until the show/movie actually comes out before we believe someone like Rosie O'Donnel. Please!!! She has not one bit of talent to criticize anyone else.
Lohan is an addict and should be focused on fixing herself first. She will end up like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. So sad.
I agree with Rosie, Taylor was rare beauty and after Lindsey's year or two of drug usage...to put it lightly she does not look like a rare beauty, but an addict. Please do not shame Elizabeth Taylor.
I love how people have nothing better to do than shoot down successful people by calling them fat. Rosie has been in the entertainment industry for decades, and like it or not, she has had success. Doesn't mean you have to like it or her. But just calling names and making pig noises makes you sound childish and ingorant. Grow up and make a relevant point.
For all you Lohan defenders listing out all Taylor's 'bad' character traits to counter opinions about fitness for the role: it's not about character – it's about the sheer fact that Lohan looks wise doesn't hold a CANDLE to Taylor in her prime. Lindsay looks like a 45 year old meth addict with terrible plastic surgery...
Lilo is awesome, haters need to go do something with a duck and I'm not talking about petting or feeding it! Since when is Rosie is a knowledgeable source of opinion on talent anyway?
Awesome! Way to go Rosie!! I love the fact she tells it like it is!!
She is 100% right! What a dishonor for Liz! A lowlife drug addict choosen to play her! Sad!
Yes, And maybe Liz could could have given Lindsey some marriage advice. It's easy to throw stones at people without walking in their shoes.
FYI...Elizibeth was drowning in alcohol more than once in her life...like when she was married to Warner..or Burton for that matter.
i always get a kick out of reading a couple comments and then move on to the next story but i thought id actually leave a comment this time because i got so tickled how they dont think lindsay should play liz, as if liz was some classy lady. She constantly slept around, was a drunk, pill popper, borke up marriages, physical abuse both ways with Burton, craved the media, overacted in every film she ever played in. I cant think of anyone BETTER to play Liz....lol. Granted Liz did wonderful things as well, most notibly in her charity work in her later years. Lets hope Lindsay, like all of us, have the same opportunity to better ourselves. Can someone help me off this soapbox? Thank you.
It is not about which actress has just as much as a screwed up life as the character. Lindsey is a good actress, do not get me wrong for the type of movies and characters she portrayed, but I personally do not thin she is a powerful of enough actress to play Elizabeth Taylor.
ROSIE? YOU GOT FIRED AGAIN..SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT HERE...RIGHT?
I think Rosie needs to keep her loud mouth opinions to herself because in 1990 I don't think she was the right person to sing the Star Spangled Banner. She was a total disgrace to the US!
That was Rozanne Barr...
Apparently I was on break when you wrote this.
I remember seeing a picture of Lindsey years ago on the cover of a magazine and thinking how she was beautiful in an Elizabeth Taylor glamorous kind of way. I think she'll do a wonderful job! I've enjoyed everything I've seen her in.
I don't think Lohan would be a goodfit for the young Taylor. Lohan is all washed up and old looking now. I can't believe they picked her out of all the young beautiful ladies that are rising stars. Liz would not have approved of their pick.
In other news, people are dying in Syria and no one is doing crap about it.
Yeah, well..people are dying everywhere, furthermore, why should we be responsible for what happens in other countries?? I'd help if I felt like it would help but I know that it won't and I do what I can here locally whenever I can, it may not be much but I do my part in helping someone that needs help. I nor you nor this country can control and rule other cultures/governments and make them stop doing what they're doing.. threatening to starve them financially or otherwise is just telling them we've stooped to their level and are treating them the same way. that doesn't solve it.. the only way the violence will stop is when they decide it's time to stop and help each other.
Hey Rosie!!! This is your agent. I've tried calling but you won't pick up. New film deal has come in!!!!! They need a whale in a new remake of Moby Dick!
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Why does everyone think they know whats good or bad for Ms. Lohan? Shouldent Rosie be more concerned with her show on the Oprah network or her wife who married her for her good looks and bubbly personality only?
I like Lindsay Lohan because she eliminates the beard from her clam. It's a requirement as far as I'm concerned.
nah, need a little something to tickle my tongue so i have to disagree
Whether she deserves a break or not, whether she's ready to work or not, Lohan looks nothing like Taylor, isn't at all the right type, and is completely wrong for the part just based on that. Lohan has talent enough, but playing someone noted for her singular looks requires an actress who is physically close enough to type; you can't pull this one off just by convincing acting.
Don't know if Lindsey Lohan is right to play Liz Taylor. But Liz wasn't exactly Classy. She was pretty much a tough broad, and talked like a sailor.
Rosie is right. But even so, it couldn't possibly be worse than ODonnell playing Betty Rubble.
Agreed. That screeching harpy voice... ugh.
exactly!!! i dont think lohan could act her way out of a wet paper bag but rosie is the last one to critque anyone getting a role, being such a stellar flop herself...
That's exactly what I was thinking!
Lohan playing Liz Taylor is like Kim K. playing Mother Theresa. That's the worst insult anyone could give Liz Taylor.
I very much dislike Rosie O'Donnell. I can't believe that I am actually agreeing with her.
LLo might be a (somewhat) talented actress, but she has no place playing Liz Taylor at all.
I completley agree with Rosie. Lohan is in no way ready for a role like that.
Rosie has a face that is meant for radio. How anyone likes this woman is beyond me.
Don't like Rosie one bit and she is miostly wrong but she got it right here. You can put lipstick on a pig but it doesn't make it Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor was beautiful with class and Lohan isn't even cute and is dirty and foul.
Liz Taylor was anything but classy. Let me count the ways
2. Drug Addict
3. Went to the Betty Ford Clinic Twice
4. Married 8 times
5. HOMEWRECKER (even Linday Hasn't done that one) and openly so
So If you love Liz so much, the least you could do is give Lindsay a break and hope she can pull it together. It is sick how we just want celebrities to be train wrecks all the time. They are people too. They have parents, and friends and family members who care about them. Half of the circus their lives become is the fault of the people buying fan-mags and reading these articles (I'm including myself). If we just let them enjoy their passion in life they could have a life. They don't bother us in our offices at our desks, on the way to the gym.
I don't know that Liz Taylor is dead really? before or after Michael Jackson? boy I am getting senile .....
I don't understand why we are not allowed to express our opinions...Rosie dislike this woman and she is entiled to talk !
I am not a fan of Rosie but if she say so is okay with me.The girl is pretty ,but she is irresponsible drunk and drug abuser not movie director will give her another chance,if ? well good luck .....Elizabeth was beautiful,drunk and drug abuser what is the difference?
Who in the hell is Rosie and why does she even care who gets the liz taylor part ... whoever asked for her opinion should be shot dead...oh nobody asked Rosie??? Rosie's just a big mouth no it all. Why is she still around, no Rosie would be bliss!!!
Your opinion has not been relevant since...well let's face it. Ever. Nobody cares what you think.
I thought that Rosie's comments were very kindly phrased. Ms Lohan has not shown me much talent. She has demonstrated her desire for noteriety, and her ability to gain it. The last photograph I saw of her id not show much beauty, but we all know how Hollywood can cover that up. If she has the part, it's too late to complain. It's a done deal.
Who is this repulsive sow to pass judgement on anything?
Back to your trough, O'Donnell.
Rosie has no talent. Who is she to judge? Lindsay is a good actress and deserves a chance to redeem herself!
I've plunged Lindsay in the past, I can tell you she's a screamer. I'd recommend it should you have the chance.
We're talking about a Lifetime TV movie here people. They could have picked Rosie to play Liz. Who cares?
Rosie is just jealous because Lindsay's girlfriend is cuter than hers.
I hope she gets the role and it plunges her career to the point that I get a chance to hit that and then she becomes a superstar...I have no chance with Rosi. but we do bear a resemblance
Totally agree with Rosie.... those saying she should shut up, you're morons. She was on the Today Show's gossip segment where everyone gives opinions. Lindsey needs a loooooong break from Hollywood. And she's certainly no Liz Taylor in her prime.
Lindsay Lohan is so pretty. I don't understand all this criticism of her looks. I just did a google image search of Lindsay and there are hundereds of pictures of her where she looks liek a classic beauty.
Who is Rosie to decide who's right or wrong for any role. She's just a hag without an ounce of talent whatsoever. I'll take opposite of anything she suggests as the way to go.
Because Rosie knows her rolls.
She is not the right actress for the job. She is a C actress and we been an A actress to play such an amazing part. I'm not sure why she was even in the running in the first place. I could see Sandra Bullock or even Sela Ward, but not Lohan.
I like Lindsay. I think she is a very talented actress and a beautiful lady. Please have some compassion towards others when they are down.
why in god's name would Sandra Bullock do a lIfetime movie? I think this is typical Hollywood back and forth espcially with Rosie (let's not forget her spat with Trump) although she didn't bring the topic up, she was obviously asked because of her holds-no-bar personality. Also, this is just good publicity for the movie because now all of us know the Lindsay Lohan is playing Liz Taylor in a Lifetime movie and at least a majority are wondering when this movie will be hitting the small screen.
Rosie is a POS anyways. She needs a life. As far as Lohan playing Liz, I say why not. If I remember correctly, Liz had her fair share of drug problems over the years.
Anyone producing this should rethink this choice. Or are they prepared to lose a lot of money at the box office? A better choice would be Julianne Margulies...but that's a smart choice....not enough of those made in Hollywood these days.
I figure that Lindsey Lohan would have been perfect for the Linda Lovelace bio-pic that she had originally been cast for. It would have been a better casting choice.
Well, Lohan has certainly aged herself enough to play Taylor in her Michael Jackson years. But she's much, much better suited to the Linda Lovelace bio; it wouldn't even involved any acting.
PATRICIA – REGARDLESS – LOHAN CAN N E V E R STAND UP TO LIZ, AGREE AND GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!
Good old rosie the pig, she could help Lowen and give her a goodlicking at the same time!!!!!
WHAT A LOW-BLOW, DISGUSTING AND DISGRACE TO LIZ TAYLOR – TO HAVE SOME JAILBIRD, LOWLIFE, DRUG-ADDICTED PIECE OF TRASH AND WANNABE ACTRESS (WANNABE ANYTHING!) PLAY HER!!
You are a judgemental and vindictive person. A typical bully.
Taylor was no saint. Get over it.
The only difference between Liz and Lindsey is the beauty she was a beautiful woman ,Lindsey is cute,but in terms of drugs ,alcohol the are the same ! Liz was a alcoholic and a drug abuser not mention a HOMEWRECKER ...remember ,Debbie Reyonolds? she took her hubby from her .So in reality they have a lot in commom is least Lindsay had been not a home wrecker yet! You forgot about that?
Wow dgdm – a little harsh no? Seems like you have never known anyone with an addiction. Wish I were as perfect as you. You judgmental idiot!
Rosie could help her and give her a good licking at the same time. What a pig!!!
Liz was classy, Lindsey is trashy. Lohan just needs to go away,
Liz Taylor was a drug and alcohol addict for her whole adult life. She was married eight times and she had a big public love affair with Eddie Fisher while he was still married to Debbie Reynold. Who are you calling classy? You don't know anything about Liz Taylor, do you? In her own time, she was hated by the public about 100 times more than you hate Lindsay Lohan right now. She and Lindsay went to the same rehab, BTW. Did you know that?
Rosie is just bitter Lohan rejected her proposition for intimate relations.
Way to go, Patricia. Thanks for reminding everyone what a train wreck Liz Taylor was. And let's not forget how she supported that moron dangling his baby off of a balcony. Money can't buy you class.
Gosh, I just think it's funny that any of you, Rosie included, believes that your opinion matters at all on this. Movie and TV execs do exactly as they like, and are not going to listen to posters on a news site, nor are they going to listen to talk show hosts. You can attack either Lindsay or Rosie as much as your little shriveled hearts desire but in the end the outcome will be exactly as if you had stayed mute.
Now politics, that's a different matter. There you actually DO have a vote and can possibly make a difference. But not here.
you people need grow up and give Lindsay a break she trying to get her life together whats Rosie doing notting at all she was so lame her show got cut cuz she no good give Lindsay a shot
Give LL a "break"? You must be a California jurist.
I am not a fan of Rosie, but in this case I agree with her. Lohan doesn't even resemble Liz. Liz was a beautiful,classy woman. Really, Lohan??????
Liz Taylor was 100 times worse than Lindsay during her tabloid heyday. Liz had a public affair with a married man. Lindsay's never done anything as trashy as that. And what do you think they did at Studio 54 when Liz hung out there? Why do you think Liz had to go to Betty Ford? Liz Taylor had lifelong addiction problems that make Lindsay's problems with alcohol and drugs look pretty minor in comparison.
Although Lindsay Lohan looks NOTHING Liz Taylor (and never will), why would M. Lauer ask Rosie such a question.
Since when is Rosie Oink an authority on talent....
Why not Lohan? NO ONE can play Taylor, so why not let Lohan fail as much as the next person? It will be a terrible
movie. It's on Lifetime! What would you expect?
I agree that Lohan is not the best candidate to play Liz Taylor. For several decades Taylor was one of THE most beautiful women on the planet. There are hundreds of pics throughout the years to demonstrate this. One actress that MIGHT be perfect for the role is Natalie Portman. Not only is she a far superior actress than Lohan, but she's also quite beautiful.
And a ton of people will watch it. So the execs get exactly what they want – ratings. 🙂
Hell, I'll probably record it because I want to see how Lohan does and it may be half decent.
I agree with Rosie for a different reason. Lohan is just too big and too worn out looking to do the delicate Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor was tiny and had a face like a beautiful flower way into her 40's. Lohan is only mid 20's and already looks older than 40. Hollywood is really trying to bring people like Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe back to life. If they want a look-alike why don't they just use computers to generate the image. It would be kinder.
Liz was tiny? You need to look at her movies again. See that fat roll growing around her middle? That was booze bloat. She was a major alcoholic and you can see it in the booze bloat that grew around her midsection as her drinking and pill-popping got worse and worse. Lindsay might have to wear some fat pads around her midsection to play Liz during her hard drinking days with her hard drinking husband Richard Burton.
Why? Because Lindsey is not a role model? And who is? Liz herself? Or maybe Rosie? No disrespect for the greatest deceased superstar but she sure had her share of turbulent life and pulled through. Let the stage decide whether LL fits or not. Rosie, get a life. It's plain mean to say such words to a fellow actress who proved that she is not talentless and needs a fresh start. It's her chance, and if she blows it, there will be plenty of no-better-nobodies to cast a stone. You, Rosie, should know better.
PREACH! totally agree
I think Liz will roll in her grave for this
Lindsey Lohan playing a young Elizabeth Taylor would be like having Rosie play an anorexic. Ridiculous.
Wouldn't pay a nickel to see Lindsey Lohan in anything. Eeeeewwwww.
Give her a chance. I have her wardrobe collections...
This may be the break Lindsey needs...i hope she wows us i think Rosie is just being protective
I think anyone who pays attention to a word that fat cow says should have their brain examined.
Let's not overlook the fact this is a lifetime movie. Though the one about tori spelling as a murdered cheerleader was pretty damn funny...
I know everyone loves to jump on Rosie (mental picture – ick), but give her a break. This isn't her just spouting off. She was asked this question in an interview, and she answered honestly.
Plus, she may be right. Lohan is a bit of a mess.
I agree – I am not a Rosie fan, dont like her at all, but I agree with her on this.
Lohan definately isnt the person for this role they need someone really beautiful not a washed out druggie.
I acutally agree with Rosie O'Donnell. The world must be coming to an end.
If they were doing a movie about a washed up worthless pig, I would listen to what Rosie had to say. Since they are doing a movie involving a beautiful actress, I don't think Rosie should have ANY opinion on the matter. Now Rosie, roll your angry a55 back to oblivion.
Now tell us how you really feel...
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Heyyyyy Rosie....let's go to the new all girl club Les Bo's for drinks....call me!!
I agree with Rosie. she has a lot of personal issues that she needs to work through, especially before tackling the role of Liz Taylor, in my opinion.
Apparently, Rosie never learned a simple lesson. Don't pass up a great opportunity to shut up.
I think Lohan will make a good young Liz Taylor while Rosie could play the old Taylor.
"while Rosie could play the old Taylor"
That would be true if the old Liz Taylor had been an ugly 400lb dike.
@Claire Betsy Kowit: Rosie only has 2 talents that we know of: eating & talking too much. Role model???? you have got to be freakin' kidding. Rosie is a great example of how NOT to act.
I think Lindsay is a fairly good actress but she's also a loose cannon. The Lohan's are one of Hollywoods all time, most dysfunctional famiilys ever. Lindsay is a train wreck waiting to happen and a habitual liar. She's following in her fathers footsteps. Her sister Ali has been forced to grow up too fast just like Lindsay, thanks to their fame seeking mother, Dina pimping them out. Ali looks anorexic. The dad, Michael Lohan is an angry narcissist who has been in and out of prison. Wasn't the younger brother just in some sort of trouble too? The parents actually go clubbing with their daughter who has substance abuse issues? What's that tell you? I hate to use the word trashy for any family but if the the word doesn't fit for this one it doesn't fit for any. Why any producer would take their chances on this crew I have no idea. Lindsay Lohan is no Liz Taylor or Marily Monroe. That's for sure.
Train wrecked a long time ago. The movie won't be made with Lindsay Lohan. She'll F it up at some point.
Sure, why not. Liz struggled with pills and booze at a young age. Mostly due to a horse riding incident. Lohan's only missing the famous guy... but all the bright ones leave LL alone anyway. Good for them!
Rosie is probably upset that Lindsay won't date her......um as far as the guys go, isn't Lindsay, you know, um....not into guys?
ROSIE IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY THIS TIME.
And it isn't the first time.
Completely agree with you.
Lindsay Lohan is the last person to be considered for playing Elizabeth Taylor!!! ET should be played by a respected, talented and beautiful actress as she was. LL is far from it on all counts.
This is the most attention Rosie has gotten since her new show got cancelled....or since Trump told her an thing or two?
This angry, mean spirited woman has nothing to offer. Needless to say, I won't even honor her opinion by commenting on it.
Ummm...Julie...you just responded
did not comment on her statement
GET REAL ROSIE HAS HER OPINION AND SO DO YOU. DON'T HATE IT DON'T LOOK GOOD.
u just did
Thanks Dina for letting us know how you feel.
Oops. You just did.
Well Julie, you just failed that one.
Ahhhhhh.....but apparently you just did...you hateful piece of crap.
LOL! Too funny.
Truth hurts! It's just a matter of time before Lindsay has a relapse. And who's her dad to defend her? He is no better!
Sounds like YOU can't wait for her relapse...speaking of mean spirited
Well said svann. It's a role in a movie, not the reincarnation of Liz herself. Guarantee everyone here that says they won't watch it will watch it, unless they're just saying that because they don't have cable.
I HAVE CABLE AND I WON'T WATCH
If the studio thinks Lohan can handle it, why should we (Rosie included) ignoramuses disagree? She handled SNL just fine. Besides, many an actor has made the jump from light comedy to drama. One thing is certain, with the right hair and make-up, Lohan looks strikingly like a young Taylor. Give her a chance, folks.
Rosie is Mult-Talented and a wonderful role model for women.
I know you are kidding...RIGHT? oh, please be kidding (such a scary thought)
A great role model?
I guess, if you want your daughters to grow up to be hugely overweight obnoxious loud mouthed carpet munchers.
You need to get out more often.
Lindsey isn't good for the part, because she hasn't the grace that Taylor had in her younger years, nor half of her talent. Lohan is a has been, even before she started.
On one hand, I think Lindsay will make a comeback and become a wonderful porn star. On the other, Rosie who? Do I really care what she thinks?!?!?!?!?
Now the Linda Lovelace story would have been perfect for LiLo. or Dorothy Stratton story. But I really don't want to hear or see Rosie O'Donnell ever again. Quit asking her what she thinks, we don't care.
anyone that is attractive, young, thin, and can act cann play a YOUNG Liz...a black wig and violet contacts will be all they need!
People, get over yourselves. Liz in her day did whatever she wanted to, just like Lohan.
I AGREE 100%
Rosie is right. Liz was a beautiful girl. Lindsey is just ok looking.
Rosie, nobody cares what you think, you fat ugly hog. Go back to your trough.
Who cares what that fat, angry, ugly slob thinks. It must have been hard for her to speak because she can't shovel food into herself and talk at the same time. Lindsey, just buy Rosie a few hundred pizza's and she will be your bff!
Lohan isnt right for the Marilyn role either
Dear Rosie, nobody cares what you think...about anything...ever...
and you would know..., sucks to be u
Its kind of ironic that people think Lohan is too "trashy" to play Liz, but if you knew her history Liz Taylor was every bit as disliked in her younger days. Women HATED her for "taking" Eddie Fisher away from Debbie Reynolds. She outlived the haters though.
At last, Rosie has this one right. She has a better brain than the people who cast Lohan for the role of Liz. I know many people who will not watch the movie, so the advertisers need to save their money and put it somewhere people would see them. Sorry Lohan is a disgrace.
I LOVE Rosia O'Donnell....sometimes...and she is right on the money with this one. In very word she uttered.
"I LOVE Rosia O'Donnel"
How do you feel about Rosie O'Donnell ?
and Rosie the Big mouth is not right for any TV show or movie... Go away you loud mouth
Oh yeah, right. Well, Rosie was a terrible choice to play Betty Rubble too. Betty was cute. Rosie is not.
Most of you are stupid, Rosie was asked a question and she responded. She wasn't offensive. Why attack Rosie ? She didn't say anything that was a lie. You all know that Lohan is not all there and you need a tremendous, elegant and sophisticated and a beautiful actress to play Liz .... it's not Lindsay.
While I've always been a Lindsay fan, I don't think she's right for the part. However, I can't think of anyone who would be!
She's one to comment all right. I suppose she wants the part instead...
I am not a big fan of Rosie, but I have to agree with her on this one. Lohan is not only a bad actress, but she doesn't even come close to the beautiful Liz Taylor. There are several gorgeous and talented actresses, I can't figure out how she was picked. I would never watch this movie.
Lindsey Lohan is out of her league and Lifetime's out of their minds!!! End of story!
You are so right on this one, but this is so lifetime. Typical Lifetime network. Ususally they are busy teachng women how to murder their husbands.
Rosie's credibility on just about everything is in the trash can. Even if I agree with some of her assessment, coming from her I'm disinclined to concur. LL has definitely had her problems. But which of us haven't? It's time to stop casting stones and try to believe in her. Where would we be if we had written off Robert Downey, Jr. a few years ago?
I base my decision on who is right by who I would rather see naked.........Lindsey wins!
Rosie is l00 percent right on. I had this discussion recently with another individual. Like....what were they thinking...casting Lindsey Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor.....Really?! ... Maybe it was an issue of low budget and/or she's related to someone in casting?! I certainly wouldn't watch it. BAD choice. Tough shoes for anyone to fill, let alone LL. She's out of her league and Lifetime's out of their minds.
Ashley people stopped saying "Really?" two years ago. It's a very irritating phrase. Please join the rest of us here in 2012 and stop saying "Really?".
Rosie said what we were all thinking. How the heck did Lohan end up with that role????? Something wrong happened there!
Rosie who? Who cares what she thinks?
she cares and NO ONE ELSE...
I clicked on this and am commenting for the sole purpose of complaining that I can't go on CNN.com without seeing a photo of Rosie O'donnell and link to an article about something she said. Who cares what she says about anything?! I'm in the Trump camp on this one.
I agree with rosie. Mila kunis would be a good choice.
Rosie is so right....Liz Taylor nare you kidding me!!
Why would you think it takes a great actress to play a great actress? Its not like Lohan is planning to reprise all of Liz's roles. Maybe you think only a republican should be allowed to play Ronald Reagan?
I think she is one hundred per cent correct Lohan is the worst possible choice. but then when did Hollywood pick the right person for one of these celeb movies. Yuck ...yuck...I'll never watch it.
Because Rosie's part as Betty Rubble in the "Flinstones" was sooooo Oscar worthy? Lolololo
Why did Lindsay earn the right to play Liz Taylor??? There are a lot of actresses out there that haven't abused their right to stardom that should have that right! I cannot believe that she was even considered.
Rosie gave her opinion. But what qualifies her as a talent scout hell she can't keep a show and is difficult to work with. But we all love a train wreck. Lets hope LL makes it cuz we love a come back even more
Yes, I just think we need to give her a chance people to grow up and become a star :D. Let's hope she makes it instead ? PLEASE ?
While I think Rosie Odonnell is a fat, useless slob, I do agree with her remarks. And face it, she wasn't even discussing Lindsay until she was asked. She gave her honest opinion when asked, what more do you people want?
We want to criticize. It's a basic human need. We can't resist.
You're disgusting. What does Rosie's weight have to do with her celebrity? Nothing.
They want what the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz wanted.
SHE ONE THE ONE TO TALK SINCE SHE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO ACT
I agree with Rosie. she is a mess, and to play a woman with so much class. No, I won't watch it.
Rosie is right about this. Maybe Rosie could play Liz (or Charles Laughton)
The quotes from Lifetime about Lohans acting ability made me laugh until my sides hurt. Whoever wrote that has more acting chops than Lilo ever will.
Rosie is right. Elizabeth personifies class and Lindsey is so trashy.
Elizabeth personifies Class? are you kidding me? they are both trash! the difference is Taylor was a beutiful woman,and rich but class ? pleeeaseeee! drug addict ,alcohollic,homewrecker,sleeping with married men,best friend of a pedophile..MJ class? you need to learn what is class ,she was just rich and that not give you class...you born with class ,same think Logan is missing too!
I usually tune Rosie out when she rants, but for once I totally agree with her.
As far as her acting skills go, I don't know if she has the chops to pull it off or not because I've only seen one of LL's movies, back when she was a kid. Personally, I don't know if she can act or not, but playing a young Liz Taylor, those are big shoes to fill. LL has too many personal issues right now – she's not ready for it. She is an insurance nightmare/liability for anyone hiring her for a job. I think they should go with someone with proven acting chops, perhaps someone from the theatrical world. Because of the nature of theatrical work,Broadway actors are usually very good. That's where they need to look for a young Liz Taylor. LL may or may not be able to overcome her demons one day, who knows?
Rosie's right about this,Lohan is not right for this role.
and you wish someone would swallow some of you...
Right on Rosie. I think this is definitely the wrong decision.
I should play Dick.