Tag: Elizabeth Taylor
Lindsay Lohan has been accused of pocketing a bracelet that once belonged to screen legend Elizabeth Taylor. During the filming of “Liz And Dick”, Lindsay befriended Elizabeth’s longtime nurse who was given a very expensive bracelet. The minute Lindsay saw it, she fell in love with it — and of course, she wanted it.
A source said, “Lindsay became very good friends with Elizabeth Taylor’s longtime nurse while shooting Liz And Dick. Elizabeth had given the nurse an expensive bracelet that was very meaningful to her and the nurse absolutely cherished it. Lindsay immediately fell in love with the bracelet the minute she saw it and was very vocal about how much she admired it. A short time later, the bracelet disappeared from the nurse’s house…on the very same day Lindsay had been to visit.”
The snitch went on to say, “The nurse initially gave Lindsay the benefit of the doubt, thinking that she had just accidentally forgotten to take the bracelet off after trying it on. However, that theory was soon shot down after she called Lindsay and she swore she did not take the bracelet and categorically denied having it in her possession. The nurse knew that was a blatant lie as the bracelet disappeared after Lindsay was at the house and she knew that it had to have been Lindsay who took it. In the end, it took over a week to get the bracelet back from Lindsay and it was only returned after the nurse threatened to call the cops. One of Lindsay’s people eventually returned the bracelet to the nurse, who was extremely upset about what had transpired.”
The kicker was that during the time when the nurse was trying to get the bracelet back, Lindsay texted her saying, “Elizabeth would be very upset with how you are behaving.”
After slicing and dicing up Elizabeth Taylor’s memory in that awful Lifetime movie, Lindsay Lohan apparently thinks that she’s got what it takes to star in her own sitcom. The TV movie garnered 3.5 million viewers and probably even more awful reviews. Lindsay is in her own haze, thinking that she should go for the whole television show thing. We’re guessing that too many people told her that she actually performed well as Liz Taylor — and it has clouded her self judgment just a teensy bit.
A source said, “Lindsay has asked her manager and agent to look into getting her her own television sitcom. Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet. Lindsay feels most comfortable doing comedy and it was Charlie Sheen that told her she should do it. Charlie told Lindsay that it was an easy way to make very good money and help her get her movie career back on track. Lindsay is loving the idea of having her own sitcom and would love to play someone in a story based on her crazy life.”
And she’s actually listening to Charlie Sheen? I guess she feels that he can turn tin cans into gold, so she’s taking it to heart?
Her father, Michael Lohan, actually raved about her performance in “Liz & Dick.” He said, “All the critics should find new jobs!”
He tweeted, “They know about @lindsaylohan talent! She has more talent in her pinky then all of them together. You proved the critics wrong @LindsayLohan you are one of the best, so gifted, so amazing! Now apply it ALL! God bless you! And our family!”
One thing Lindsay isn’t taking to heart is all of the criticism that has been pointed in her general direction. The source added, “Lindsay isn’t fazed at all by the criticism. She thinks everyone is insanely jealous of her, and like it or not, she was trending on Twitter last night. Lindsay hopes that she could get her own television sitcom like Kirstie Alley did with Fat Actress. Lindsay admires what Kirstie did and wants to follow in her footsteps.”
So basically Mike Lohan wants to put a ton of critics out of work for telling the truth and Lindsay looks up to Kirstie Alley? Interesting. Would you watch Lindsay in a TV sitcom?
If you watched Lindsay Lohan’s portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in “Liz & Dick”, you were among the 3.5 million viewers who tuned in to see her bash the late screen legend’s memory. If you’ve watched the TV movie just to turn it off or turn it into a giant GIF fest, then congratulations, you have a pulse. The movie was panned by critics before and after it aired, but there was one person who genuinely enjoyed the butchering of a legend — Lady Gaga.
Gaga and Lindsay are BFFs now, you know. They have spent the night together at the Marmont and Lindsay even convinced Gaga to get her lips injected. So of course Gaga is going to throw her support at Lindsay — just as much as Lindsay-as-Liz threw vodka bottles at a wall — one after another.
Lady Gaga’s tweet for Lindsay:
What did you think of Lindsay’s portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor? Did you tune into the movie? If so, was it what you were expecting? Did you think Lindsay would lose her faux British accent so much during the movie? Did she do the best she could with what she had, script-wise? Hit the comments below and give us your thoughts on the TV movie…. Masterpiece or monstrous failure?
“Liz & Dick” producer Larry Thompson opens up about casting Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie about her relationship with Richard Burton (played by Grant Bowler).
The movie airs tonight on the Lifetime channel and it’s reported “unintentional hilarity” is supposed to pay homage to the first superstar couple who has attracted the unwanted attention of the paparazzi.
In a new interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, the TV movie’s producer Larry Thompson spoke about casting Lindsay as Elizabeth, working on the movie and Grant Bowler.
With regard to casting Grant as Richard Burton, he said, “It wasn’t until I had Grant that I slept. It wasn’t until I saw Grant Bowler and Lindsay meet in that room and I saw the chemistry that I knew I could make Liz and Dick live again.”
With regard to Lindsay’s relation to Elizabeth, he said, “It was in the ethereal soundstage in black that she most related to Elizabeth Taylor. It was when they’re speaking to the camera and breaking the fourth wall. Liz and Dick were the first Brangelina, the most famous hunted couple in the world, the first paparazzi couple that’s given birth to the celebrity-crazed world that we now live in. That’s what fame’s about. Fame is the accumulation of all the good, bad, true, untrue, flattering, and non-flattering things said and written about someone when you become iconic. We respect Liz and Dick so much that we wanted to give them the last word, meaning that fourth-wall interview of them speaking to camera [throughout the film] is the two of them speaking from the grave.”
When asked about the decision to cast Lindsay, he added, “I want the best for Lindsay Lohan and anybody who ever hires her. But they have to know that making a movie with Lindsay Lohan is like jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet with a bolt of white nylon, a string and a sewing machine. You’re building a parachute as fast as you can.”
That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement, you think?
Lindsay Lohan is getting lambasted by critics for her Lifetime movie role as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie biopic “Liz & Dick”. She has already said that she wanted the role so badly that she would’ve done it for free, despite her agent’s obvious interjection. Still, Lindsay is being blasted by critics for the trainwreck that we knew this movie was going to be.
Reviews for the Lifetime movie are already trickling in and they are not looking good for Lindsay. This was being touted by some as Lindsay’s comeback role, despite being laden with a car accident, a collapse and stories of how she allegedly trashed Liz’s old trailer. That does provide a good amount of publicity for the movie project, but it did not guarantee that her performance was on par.
A critic for “The Hollywood Reporter” Tim Goodman called her performance a “bad idea in the dramatic sense”, but said that people should still watch the movie for some of its comedic qualities. Another critic, David Hinckley of the “New York Daily News” said it was not a great performance, adding that “the movie’s big problem is that Lohan is no Liz Taylor.”
The movie is set to air on Lifetime on November 25th. Will you be tuning in for the Lohan drama?
Lindsay Lohan has probably convinced herself so much that she is the living, breathing reincarnation of Elizabeth Taylor because it has now been revealed that she offered to do the role for free. Can you believe that? Is that being secure in your acting talent, stupid or just hard up for acting jobs?
The movie “Liz & Dick” will make its premiere on the Lifetime Channel later on this month, but in order to win the part it was said that Lindsay would have forgone her salary. On Wednesday, Lindsay was part of a question and answer period at the Los Angeles screening of the movie when she talked of her dedication to the role and doing it justice.
She said, “I didn’t get the project at first. I started calling and harassing agents…because I felt people were hesitant [to cast me], which I understood. I actually said, ‘I’ll just do it for free’. My agent was like, ‘No, no, no, don’t say that.’”
We still have to wonder how much she got paid to desecrate the memory of the late, great legend Elizabeth Taylor. Lindsay actually had/has people convincing her that she actually resembles Liz — and she doesn’t at all. It’s sad, really, don’t you think?
According to the producer of Lindsay Lohan’s Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick”, the famed actress faced some “serious challenges.”
The movie’s executive producer Larry Thompson said, “Producing a movie with Lindsay is not for the faint of heart. We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history. Therefore we had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if’ clauses. There never was a ‘what if she can act’ clause. It was about, ‘What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation and she’s incarcerated?’ Those ‘what ifs’ were plenty. She might be the most insured actress who ever walked on a soundstage. We tried to insure ourselves against things that could and, in fact, did happen.”
He had nothing but good things to say about her performance, however. He said, “Overall, my gosh, relative to the performance we got and the movie we were able to make because of her, the pain was worth the pleasure. And the audience is going to benefit from the risk we took and the reward that was gained.”
Lindsay also talked of her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie. She said, “I fought to get the role in Liz and Dick because I related to her so much because of her position in the public eye and the media obsession with her, and the ups and downs in her relationships and life. And that’s aside from her love for diamonds!”
She added, “I love acting and that’s what I started out doing and it’s unfortunate that people began to know me as a celebrity rather than an actress. I can only hope to gain respect back through my work. I’ve drawn from experiences and from things I’ve seen and grown up with and I don’t want to go back.”
Are you going to watch “Liz & Dick” when it’s on the Lifetime Channel this month?