Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor Gig Miffs Rosie O'Donnellby: Posted:
Rosie O'Donnell? Catty? Pissed? The Hell, you say...
The former "The Rosie Show" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" host stopped by Tuesday morning's "Today" on NBC with a Lindsay Lohan-shaped object stuck in her craw. Lifetime Networks made official yesterday Lohan's long-rumored casting as Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic. The troubled, controversial Lohan playing an iconic film figure such as Taylor is a discredit to the late legend's legacy, O'Donnell told hosts Matt Lauer and Donnie Deutsch.
"Liz & Dick" casts Lohan as a younger Taylor first falling in love with fellow acclaimed thespian Richard Burton while the two filmed the 1963 big-screen classic "Cleopatra". By the time all had been said and done between the real-life pair, each had left a spouse, then married and divorced one another twice.
"I feel very sorry for [Lohan] . . . I think she needs a lot of time away . . . she's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including 'SNL'," O'Donnell said, casting one more critical doubt atop the mound Lohan acquired after her early-March hosting gig. "She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work."
Deutsch's reply couldn't so much be called "contradiction" or "disagreement," as perhaps "I'm just going to set this softball on this tee here, and beg you to smack one bitter home-run sound bite out of the park."
Lauer's co-host replied "She's our generation's Elizabeth Taylor," O'Donnell verbally went "Hulk smash!" on Deutsch's claim.
"You're out of your mind! You're a crackhead!" O'Donnell said. "The last thing she did good, she was sixteen. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."
With formal probation stemming from past DUI and theft convictions now behind her, Lohan also looks to reclaim her career with a guest spot as herself on the "Glee" season finale as a celebrity Nationals judge.