Lindsay Lohan Fires Back at Rosie O'Donnell: "I Know I'm Great"

Lohan responds to O'Donnell's criticism that she's not "right for the role" of Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz and Dick

Lindsay Lohan has heard the negative things Rosie O'Donnell had to say about her being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, but she's not buying it. In fact, she doesn't care what the 50-year-old comedian has to say.

"I don't think I need to tell (Rosie) anything," Lohan, 25, told E! News at an event Tuesday night. "I know that I'm great. I know that I know Liz Taylor very well, and I share the same makeup artist and the same hair stylist. We've worked with a lot of the same people."

What's more, Lohan says that O'Donnell -- who said that Lindsay is "not in a place to work" -- isn't qualified to make any sort of judgements about her.

"It's funny that someone you don't know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing," she said. "You know, I did one of my first interviews with (Rosie) when I was little. I was so excited."

O'Donnell ignited the feud during a Tuesday appearance on Today, where Lohan's casting was a topic for debate during the "Today's Professionals" segment.

"I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away," O'Donnell, who was sitting in on the panel, said bluntly. "She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not at rehearsal and I think she's not in a place to work... 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."

When Donny Deutsch said he though Lohan could be our generation's Elizabeth Taylor, O'Donnell shot back, "You're out of your mind! ... The last thing she did good she was 16!"
 



Needless to say, the Lohan camp was not very pleased.

"I think Rosie should be focused on her own career right now and not everyone else's," Lohan's rep told Newsday. "It's a shame she has to be so cruel towards another person in order to keep herself in the news."

Lindsay's father Michael Lohan took to TMZ to express his outrage.

"Who the hell is Rosie O'Donnell to judge anyone, especially Lindsay, who has far more talent than Rosie ever had?" he said. "Lindsay's talent isn't limited to being a comedian or getting notoriety for adopting and raising a bunch of kids. Sure, [Lindsay] has her pitfalls, but she is 25, and how old is Rosie? Two failed talk shows, a failed marriage, etc ... He/she who is without sin, may they cast the first stone."

But apparently O'Donnell does feel a kinship of sorts with Lohan. Following her Today visit, Rosie tweeted that she only said what she did because she empathizes with the starlet.

"I just care about her -- she grew up right near me on long island -- her mom is my age -- I feel sorry 4 LL -- that's all," Rosie wrote. "Elizabeth too struggled with addiction - she was absurdly kind - think she would have loved lindsay."

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