If you were hoping that Lifetime would put down the crack pipe (a Lohan family heirloom) and come to their senses by casting their queen Meredith Baxter-Birney as Elizabeth Taylor in their basic cable biopic, you wasted all your hopes on that shit. Because Lifetime made it official last night by announcing that Lindsay Lohan, who isn’t even hot enough to play Rip Taylor in a movie, will take on the role of La Liz in Liz & Dick (which you shouldn’t confuse with the title of LiLo’s upcoming memoirs, Lez & Dick).
Lifetime’s VP of Programming, Rob Sharenow, queefed out a press release to Deadline and in it he made it perfectly clear that his thoughts are powered by White Oprah’s ass farts. Think of all the words you’d use to describe LiLo (examples: haggard, beat, whory, etc..) Well, Rob used the opposite of those words:
Lindsay Lohan is set to star as the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick, based on the true story of the screen icon’s historic romance with actor Richard Burton. Principal photography on the movie will begin in early June in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks.
Regarding the announcement, Lohan said, “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”
“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,” added Sharenow. “She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.”
Many hos (including your memaw who will definitely call you up after watching this mess to ask, “Why did The Albino from Princess Bride play Elizabeth Taylor?“) aren’t happy about this and one of those hos is Rosie O’Donnell. Rosie O was one of the heads, along with Star Jones and Donny Deutsch, on the Today show’s cerberus of terror this morning and she let it be known that she’s turning her thumb down to this shit:
Rosie: I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away. She’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie including SNL. She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she’s not in a place to work.”
Star: I used to think she was extremely talented, but I have not seen enough of her as an actress in recent years to really make an evaluation.
Donnie: It’s a great idea. She’s our generation’s Elizabeth Taylor. The only one-
Rosie: You’re out of your mind! You’re a crackhead! Get out of here! The last thing she did good she was 16! ……I don’t think she’s right for the role and I don’t think she’s capable at this point of doing what is needed to portray that character.
I know the story here should be that some of us need to take a group Silkwood Shower together since we’ve been tainted with the feeling of actually agreeing with Star and Rose, but the real story here is that Donny Douche hates Elizabeth Taylor as much as Lifetime does.