Rosie slammed Lindsay on her blog in poetry form basically saying she wasn't good enough to play Liz, and she only had one good role when she was sixteen. And that she needs to take of herself before working on her acting.
Lindsay responded by saying she knows she's THAT good of an actress (lol) and that Rosie should keep her mouth shut.
Now Rosie compares her to Whitney.
P.S. Rosie is right. People need to stop the bullshit when it comes to this woman before she's underground.
On Thursday's Today Show, Rosie O'Donnell justified her recent harsh words aimed at Lindsay Lohan, saying she didn't want to see the Mean Girls star fall into the same Hollywood meat grinder that snuffed out Whitney Houston's brilliant talent.
Earlier this week, Rosie said on The Professionals segment, Lindsay "needs a lot of help … and time away," and is "not in a place to work" on an upcoming Elizabeth Taylor biopic.
Rosie's opinion did not go over well with LiLo, who said in response, "It's funny someone you don't know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing. You know what? She should base her opinions when she meets someone."
Watch the video on RadarOnline.com
On Thursday, Rosie -- who said she did meet a young LiLo years ago -- explained to Ann Curry and Matt Lauer she'd rather state an unpopular opinion than turn a blind eye to a toxic situation.
"I'm 50-years-old: I [was] watching Whitney Houston's funeral, and I remember thinking, 'Why didn't more people say what they knew?' We all knew, when she would not show up to do this show, not show up to do my show, we watched Being Bobby Brown and it was like watching Sid and Nancy, they were people who were in the throes of addiction," Rosie said. "But all that anyone cared about was that the show was getting ratings, not that this woman, this talented individual, this human being, this mother, this daughter, was worth saving!"
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She softened her stance on LiLo, saying, "To look at Lindsay Lohan you can't help but feel for her. I don't think she's untalented, I think she's quite talented."
Rosie then mocked the mini-controversy that broke out, smarting, "There's going to be a whole other controversy. Barbara Eden, I'm coming after you!"
Can Rosie utter a sentence without saying "I'm 50?"
(she's right though)
What's your problem R2?
She's right. Lindsay is a mess and people are excusing her just like Whitney. Lindsay is guesting on "Glee" this week and went out all night before she was due on set. Even Dot Jones who people agree is the nicest human on the planet was pissed and tweeted she was late on her first day and left everyone waiting. When she ends up face down in a tub everyone will forget Rosie was right, Lindsay needs help before she needs a job.
Rosie O'Donnell is a mentally ill, middled aged woman who needs to work on her own fucked up life and the fact she's make her childrens' childhood a circus freak show.
She's hardly one to judge that Long Island trash that Hollywood is obsessed with.
[quote]When she ends up face down in a tub everyone will forget Rosie was right,
I agree. And that WILL happen -- and much sooner than Whitney's age. She won't make it past another two years.
[quote]Rosie O'Donnell is a mentally ill, middled aged woman who needs to work on her own fucked up life and the fact she's make her childrens' childhood a circus freak show. She's hardly one to judge that Long Island trash that Hollywood is obsessed with.
Oh but you're the one to judge Rosie? You sound like a old big bundle of psychotic sunshine there yourself.
Rosie is right about Lindsay Lohan. Even so, I don't believe denying Lohan work is the solution. If that were true, there would be a lot fewer homeless people.
An addict has to want to change before they can. Houston did not want to get help and neither so far does Lohan.
[quote]I don't believe denying Lohan work is the solution.
Denying her work would deny her the money to buy drugs. We certainly want her to make big bucks to enable her downward spiral.
That's not how it works, R9. A good-looking woman will always be able to score drugs.
Keeping her unemployed creates problems rather than solving them.
The clip they showed of LL responding to Rosie showed a woman who could pass for 40. I can't believe she is only 25.
Lindsay's floatation device lips will prevent her from ever drowning...
Rosie O should work on her weight problem.
Exactly R13. Why do people think they need to open their mouths publicly to criticize others when none of us is perfect? If Rosie really cared about LiLo she would reach out privately instead of trying to gain publicity for herself with public shaming of a fellow celeb.
You're right she should have done it anonymously here at Datalounge.
Idiot @ R15, she should have reached out to her PERSONALLY, not criticized her publicly---in any forum.
But r16 Rosie has been such a busy bee lately that she doesn't have time to reach out to someone and help them with their personal problems.
I thought we had heard the last from Rosie after her OWN show belly-flopped. But the fact that she has generated this much press by simply dissing Lindsay Lohan (which everyone and their mother and brother and sister has been doing for YEARS), makes me think that NBC should sign her to do a 5th hour of The Today Show.
Rosie was 100% right and as usual brave for telling the truth.
LL is an addict and alcoholic and she needs to get sober and clean. No one would say it re Whitney- it was Bobby Brown etc. WH was an addict years before she met BB and everyone knew it. But it did not fit her "image" so it was a secret. Michael Jackson was an addict in 1990- all else flowed from that- others said he was abuses as a child etc, that is why he was so strange etc... LOTS of people are abused and do not act out, because they avoid or treat the addiction. But a pop king cannot be an addict! Addiction produces very weird behavior that can be deemed perverted, criminal you name it. Treat the addiction and the behavior goes away- if the person stays sober and treats the addiction for life.
Lindsay should heed Rosie's opinions on acting... remember, this is the woman who was in
"Riding the Bus with My Sister."
Two media whores who have had little publicity, staging a fake feud to get in the news. Pathetic.
Why don't we just have a generic, "Rosie O'Donnell and ___ Feud" thread and we can fill in the blank each week?
[quote]LL is an addict and alcoholic and she needs to get sober and clean. No one would say it re Whitney-
And you think "saying it" means what, R19? You think some shrewish cow publicly announcing the obvious means an addict like Lilo will just magically come to her senses? Many, many people have tried to help her (same with Whitney). She doesn't want help.
Recovery has to come from the addict alone. They have to want it desperately. Saying that the sky blue doesn't make you profound or brave. Everyone knows Lilo is an addict.
"Everyone knows Lilo is an addict."
Then why are you throwing a fucking hissyfit over Rosie's comments? And stop with the tinhat "Rosie did it for publicity" nonsense.
Lindsay's drug problems are more known than any movie she's done. The majority of the public knows she's in desperate need help. Rosie said nothing that a lot of other people haven't thought themselves.
Yeah, recovery needs to come from the person, but until then, what? Keep giving her chances to fuck up? She's had more comeback chances than Liz Taylor has had husbands, and it hasn't done a damn bit of good.
And I don't doubt that Lindsay's craving the attention Rosie's comments have brought her. Which is another, bigger problem.
Hohan is a worthless sack of flesh, excluding the high-grade drugs that could be exsanguinated from her useless corpse after she dies - hopefully soon.
[quote]she should have reached out to her PERSONALLY, not criticized her publicly---in any forum. by: DL is 99% fucktards these days
Reached out? She was asked a question on "The Today Show" and she answered. It wasn't "Intervention" on A&E, you idiot. Why should Rosie O'Donnell have to reach out to state the truth.
What Rosie said about Lohan isn't going to make Lohan give up drugs.
What Rosie said about Lohan may wake up movie producers to the fact that their taking on this addict is only going to make her a worse addict.
It's hard to imagine that any company would insure a film that plans to star a known druggie and alcoholic.
[R27], I agree. Courtney Love couldn't make any films, which is wonderful in my opinion, because the insurance was far too high, post Larry Flynt. Yes, she made some indies, but no more Oscar Bait for the Mommie Dearest of the new millenium.
Considering all of Rosie's issues with anger and overeating, she's the last person who should be giving Lindsay advice. What's next, advice from Charlie Sheen?
Rosie's just jealous that she didn't get to tongue that famous firecrotch during LiLo's lezzie phase.
Given past celebrities and the surroundings of their deaths (like Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston) I don't think that Lindsay will live to either film the movie or see the finished product on TV.
She has no work discipline or work ethic at all. The stress will be so excrutiating for her that she is going to willingly choose (in her subconscious mind) a drug overdose just to get out of the commitment.
"Can Rosie utter a sentence without saying "I'm 50?" "
In this case, it's appropriate to brag about her age. Living to age 50 is an achievement Lohan has no hope of matching, if she doesn't change everything in her life.
Jean Stapleton has entered the fray by tweeting:
'Agree with Rosie O’Donnell on the ‘Today’ show- Lindsay Lohan should not be portraying Liz Taylor. She needs some time away from Hollywood.‘
Who knew Edith Bunker tweeted?
I didn't even know Edith Bunker was still living.
[quote]Who knew Edith Bunker tweeted?
I always think it sounds funny when Diane Rehm says, "...or you can send me a tweet."
[quote]You think some shrewish cow publicly announcing the obvious means an addict like Lilo will just magically come to her senses?
Exactly. And if someone said to Rosie O'Donnell: hey, your latest girlfriend is most likely with you for money and will leave you once you pay for her baby; do you think O'Donnell would listen?
No, you can't eat my pussy. So stop begging.
R30 beat me to the punch. I was just going to say that I doubt this movie will ever get made anyway. We'll see a few photos of Lohan in make up and costume fittings, but after just a few days of filming (and rumors of her arriving late to the set, not knowing her lines, etc.) she'll end up in the hospital with "exhaustion" or some vague illness and the part will be taken over by someone else.
If not Lindsay then who? Who should take over the role of Elizabeth Taylor when Lindsay has to step down to treat her exhaustion?
Um, R29, I think it was/is more than a phase.
By the way, why is there always all of this hate on a GAY SITE for one of the very few people in Hollywood who was honest and open about her love for someone of the same sex?
I really do think her drug/family problems actually make her a case of "more to be pitied than censured."
Anyone I can think of who looks a lot like Taylor is too old for the part now.
The movie is for Lifetime. I am sure Jennifer Love Hewitt is already rehearsing her Gladiator pronounciation as we post fully banking on Lohan fucking the gig up.
And while I post this in jest (and you can say a lot of dismissive things about JLH), but she is at least a professional worker bee.
Megan Fox....but I doubt she'd do Lifetime
Hewitt would be good for Elizabeth Taylor the fat years.
[quote]Megan Fox....but I doubt she'd do Lifetime
Why not? It's not like she has a career anymore.
Camilla Belle has the looks for it. Since it's a Lifetime movie, she doesn't need to be all that talented.
Chung Ho see Rosie who is fattie asking why Lohan is druggie. Same thing one loves twinkles one loves the rufies.
Does Chung Ho prefer wide of skinny noodle?
She missed the flight because she choose to party all night. What a fuck up. And to top it off her lawyer was supposed to go with her so she could attend the dinner (and possible meet the president). Instead she (the lawyer) was stuck going all by herself and the press got pictures of her at the airport being stood up by her useless garbage client. George Clooney was also on the flight. I'll bet he's thankful he didn't have to be anywhere near trashy lindsay
Honestly, lohan is a junkie, piece of shit, loser. People give her chance after chance after chance. Is she thankful? NO! she's like fuck you, nothing's getting in the way of my partying
I've always liked Lindsay. Even her one big moment/great performance in Mean Girls is one more than most of the starlets foisted upon us in flop after flop after flop until they just fade away. And that movie is STILL funny.
Anyway, I can't feel anything but pity for her. With those parents that girl never stood a chance. The only shot she's got is to completely cut them off and dry out in someplace like Utah for a freaking year to work through her shit, but it will never happen.
I should play Elizabeth Taylor. I'm the contemporary equivalent of Liz, look more like her, and have the same feeling toward marriage.
Media whore Rosie needs to relentlessly feud with people on social media so she can give her fat untalented miserbale persona daily exposure
SUCH a bullshit statement. Everyone knew Whitney was on crack and people were brutal about it. Them entertainment media is all over LiLo's addictions and beyond brutal about it. To imply that adding to this would be somehow helping them is beyond idiotic.
I guess Rosie was right again.
Rosie needs to worry about her own damn issues
What happened to the plans for the Liz Taylor movie? Did it get cancelled?
R57, it already aired a couple of months ago. It was horrific.
O'Donnell has solutions for everyone except her own fat, angry, fucked up self.
She's worse than Oprah!