Recently fired OWN talk show host Rosie O’Donnell stirred the pot during a TODAY appearance on Tuesday while chatting about hot topics with Star Jones and Donny Deutsch.
Rosie isn’t thrilled about the prospect of Lindsay Lohan portraying Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime movie.
She said, “The last thing she did good, she was 16. I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away. On SNL it wasn’t as though she delivered. People watched expecting, hoping, wishing, but she needs a lot of help.”
Star Jones believes the movie will be widely viewed for no other reason than to see a “train wreck.”
O’Donnell continued, “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 to portray the character. I think the interest level in her has waned significantly.”
Donny Deutsch pointed out that Lohan has the potential to be the Elizabeth Taylor of this generation both on and off-screen. Rosie huffed, “You’re out of your mind.”
Lohan’s spokesman Steve Honig responded to the O’Donnell snit: “I think Rosie should be focused on her own career right now and not everyone else’s. It’s a shame that she has to be so cruel towards another person in order to keep herself in the news.”
We can’t help but agree that this appears to be a clear cut case of the pot calling the kettle black…
Check out the entire exchange on video below: