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As usual, Rosie O’Donnell is no stranger to stirring up trouble. On the “Today” show last week she met with Matt Lauer and Ann Currie to discuss Lindsay Lohan again.
It’s created a fire storm online, said Ann Currie. “Are you surprised by the reaction?”
“I was actually. I didn’t think anything of it.” “ I went out to lunch and then I came home.” O’Donnell was actually surprised that perhaps Lindsay Lohan and her family would be upset by her comments?
“I did meet her when she was young and on my show,” said O’Donnell. “And then we’ve all seen what’s happened in the last decade and it’s tragic.”
“I don’t want to make it sound like everything you said about her is harsh,” said Lauer. In your blog yesterday you said, “Lindsay Lohan is worth saving. She’s the only one who can do it before it’s too late. I hope she finds her value off camera and then when she returns on camera, she’ll wow us all once more at peace.”
Then O’Donnell had to ruin her kind words by comparing Lindsay Lohan to Whitney Houston. Slamming both stars, she claimed that Houston was irresponsible and caught up in a world of addiction. “Watching Whitney Houston’s funeral thinking why wouldn’t people say what they knew,” said O’Donnell. “We all knew when she would not show up to do this show, not to do my show.”
Immediately she compared Houston to Lohan. “To look at Lindsay Lohan you can’t help but feel for her.”
Matt Lauer wondered what this knew unapologetic Rosie O’Donnell interview would stir up. Rosie was right about one thing, “There’s gonna be a whole nother controversy.”
Access Hollywood Live hosts Kit Hoover and Billy Bush spoke about the feud that Rosie O’Donnell erupted over Lindsay Lohan on the “Today” show Tuesday.
Hoover described Rosie’s remarks yesterday on Access Hollywood as a “war of words on Lindsay Lohan.”
Lohan has been cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s new movie Liz & Dick. “Is it a good idea to cast her in this movie?” asked Matt Lauer on the “Today” show, with good old Rosie poking her nose where it simply didn’t belong once again.
“No,” said Rosie. Rosie jumped on Lohan stating, “I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help she needs a lot of time away.”
She doesn‘t believe Lohan should be given any second chances. Of all people, Rosie O‘Donnell needs to take a good look in the mirror.
According to Rosie, Lohan doesn’t deserve the role, “Because 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,” barked O’Donnell. “I don’t think she’s right for the role and I don’t think she’s capable at this point.”
“I think Rosie’s coming from a good place,” said Kit Hoover. “But the way she’s saying it looks like she’s dissing Lindsay and I don’t think that’s what she’s trying to do.”
While it sure didn’t look like she was complimenting the young woman. Billy Bush thought that the “Today” show made a wise choice to have Rosie on because it made for good television. Bush said, “They brought Rosie in for a good reason on the “Today” show. Professionals say it can be called the lightening rod segment, the fire-starter segment.”
Afterwards, Billy Bush claimed LL’s dad Michael fired back at Rosie with these words for her on twitter. “Of ALL people, I can’t believe YOU would judge my daughter or her ability. Second chances aren’t up to you, they’re up to God.”
Lindsay Lohan herself was too kind when asked how she felt about the nasty comments. “It’s funny that someone that you don’t know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing,” said Lohan.
Kit Hoover closed the segment praising Lohan, “I think she’s going to be great in this movie.”