Rosie O’Donnell appeared on the Today show Tuesday morning, and caused quite a stir when she announced Lindsay Lohan should not play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming lifetime movie.ÃÂ “I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away,” ÃÂ O’Donnell said. “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.”
Lindsay’s rep Steve Honig fired off a statement to PerezHilton.com that saidÃÂ ÃÂ “I think Rosie should focus on her own career instead of worrying about everyone else’s.”
Now it’s Michael Lohan’s turn. Her dad had a few stronger words for O’Donnell. He sent an email to the Huffington Post:
From what I remember, the Bible says for he/she who is without sin, let them cast the first stone and judge not, lest you be judged. With that being said, is Rosie in ANY position to judge anyone? Failed marriage, two failed shows, slamming other celebs and high profile people. PLEASE! My daughter and even I, may have had our issues in life, but it’s about making things right and turning things around, right Rosie? I was and am the first one to point out my own faults, Lindsay’s and even others’ when we are wrong, but when we are not, I will fight tooth and nail for what’s right! In this case, Rosie, you are wrong. So why don’t you, and all in agreement with you, just sit back. Shut up and see if Lindsay proves herself before blabbing your unwarranted opinions.
What do you think – should Rosie have kept her comments to herself?
Photos: Here are some new pictures of Lindsay and Ali having lunch together at Joans on Third in Hollywood.