Lindsay Lohan channels a cracked-out version of Liz Taylor: horrible & offensive?

True story – as I glanced through the just-released photos of at our agencies last night, my eye barely stopped on these. You know why? Because I’ve trained myself to glance through thumbnails like a champ, and my eye only registered “Snooki… ignore.” But this is not Snooki. This is Lindsay Lohan. Who does that insult? The Cracken or Snooki?

Anyway, these are photos of Lindsay Lohan filming Liz & Dick in Los Angeles yesterday. I don’t know what time frame this is even supposed to be – like, is this when Elizabeth and Richard Burton were still in their “courtship” (while Taylor was still married to Eddie Fisher)? Or is this boat supposed to be Kalizma, the famous yacht that Richard and Elizabeth bought during their first marriage? Unknown.

I’m sort of glad the photos are so blurry and Snooki-tastic. I haven’t built up the strength for lots of close-up images of Lindsay’s crack-face as she attempts to morph into Elizabeth. TMZ did get their hands on what seemed like an official promotional still from the production - you can see it here. Horrible wig. Horrible colored contact lenses. She really looks absolutely nothing like Elizabeth Taylor. She just looks like a crackhead in a busted wig and a decent costume.

Oh, and Lifetime just released this first official promotional image. Okay, ignore the Cracken for a second – that dude (Grant Bowler) really is channeling Richard Burton, isn’t he? I’m worried about poor Grant Bowler. I’m worried that he’s going to get high just from nuzzling Lindsay’s neck.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. I.want.shoes says:

    Poor Elizabeth Taylor…

    And that is a really budget, busted wig she has on.

    The Cracken has such a weird body: skinny legs, flat ass, and a pudgy belly, bloated face.

  2. flan says:

    This is for tv, right? Think quite a few people will just tune in with the purpose of getting annoyed.

  3. Amelia says:

    0_o
    *is sick*
    BLASPHEMY!!!!! ROUND UP THE PITCHFORKS AND FARMERS, WE NEED TO PUT A STOP TO THIS MONSTROSITY!!!!

  4. hateonit. says:

    she looks horrible in that swimsuit. is it me or does she look like she has a little gut? and the bruise or birthmark on her leg…um? lol but that photoshopped pic of that guy nuzzling her neck actually looks good. she looks pretty again.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      No way is that black & white photo her…exact profile of Rachel McAdams. Lilo had a breakdown, and knew she could call on none other than her Mean Girl’s costar who dreams of one day having a Lifetime flick herself. Sigh, Rachel McAdams, we only hope you could gain half this level of fame and beauty.

  5. kate says:

    Calm down. It’s a Lifetime move, right? Let’s just let Lindsay have this. Good to see her finally working.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I agree. I am sooooooo over the over zealous reverence of early movie stars like taylor and monroe, its way too artificial now.

      • cupidtyrox says:

        True.
        In this days of the internet & over exposure I assure you these revered movie stars wouldn’t have seemed so perfect..
        As for Lohan.. No words. She’s over & therefore underserving of my attention

      • Bad Fairy says:

        I am not certain how it is “artificial” and I understand your opinion. And yet people just carried themselves better in public back then. It wasn’t better, but it is something lost. i.e. you didn’t go to the grocery store in your sweat pants, if you were a movie star you didn’t drop f bombs in interviews. If you urinated on a fifteen year old girl (R Kelly) you were shunned, not given a Grammy.
        Something lost, something gained right?
        And Lindsay Lohan is sort of a perfect example of that loss isn’t she?

      • Minty says:

        I agree, Bad Fairy. Lohan is the sad trainwreck of a guest who won’t leave. Stars of Old Hollywood were groomed by the movie studios, so they generally conducted themselves with poise and refinement in the public eye. It was part of their job. Also, standards for public behavior were much higher decades ago. Of course they weren’t perfect, but you didn’t see them stumbling around high or drunk, or exiting cars in short skirts with no underwear. What they did in private, behind closed doors, was another matter.

        Today, fools look up to the Kardashians and other reality tv famewhores. They would not have been given even 15 minutes of attention 50 years ago. The type of behavior shown by R. Kelly and Chris Brown would have killed anyone’s career back then, too. In this age of cheap internet “fame”, oversharing, stunt gimmicks, and overall shameless self-promotion (I’m looking at you, Madonna), it does seem like civilization is circling the drain.

      • G says:

        Unlike stars of yesteryear Lohan actively promotes and sells herself warts and all to the tabloids. Unlike Taylor et al, she has no real film credits, it’s all tabs. She’s made her deal.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Not only that, Bad Fairy & Minty, but the studios also medicated them with uppers or downers, whichever was required at the time.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      +1. Again, the outrage seems a little over the to for a silly Lifetime biopic.

    • deep says:

      Totally..laughable, ridiculously gross! This movie is so produced by Dina! Nobody in their right mind would cast the has been. druggy, used up, very old looking LILO for the part of Liz Taylor. She looks horrible in her day to day life AND trying..and that’s a BIG TRY to play the part of Liz Taylor in a movie. I just don’t get it.

  6. QQ says:

    Christ in the cross!!. This is awful

  7. Stephanie says:

    A drag queen would look better. Gag.

  8. brin says:

    I think you just insulted Snooki!
    Poor Grant Bowler! Poor Elizabeth Taylor’s family! This will be awful!!!

  9. nettie says:

    I agree about the black and white photo. That looks good and i can suspend my disbelief/horror at the Cracken…just keep repeating, it’s only Lifetime, it’s only Lifetime…

  10. Nessa says:

    Awful. Just awful. Everything the cracken touches turns to $hit. This will be no different.

  11. Sisi says:

    say something nice… The crackens drawn on eyebrows are quite pretty…?

    I would love to be on the post production team for this movie. Should be an interesting experience to make it look somewhat appealing. Every frame will need to be shopped.

    How many months pregnant is Snookie? ouch Lilo.

  12. Lizzie K says:

    Please, please, Lifetime, please take the advice of the genius celebitchy.com commenter who suggested a behind-the-scenes film where we see the crab person break out of the Liz Taylor/Lindsay suit and see the crew run screaming in horror! Oh please, oh please!

  13. Neelyo says:

    This movie will join the ranks of such recent Lifetime camp classics as LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE: THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY, THE CLIENT LIST and Rob Lowe in DREW PETERSON: UNTOUCHABLE. They’re complete low-budget trash only worth viewing for a good laugh when you’re hungover on a Sunday morning.

  14. Stella says:

    I think that black&white photo is ab fab. Can’t wait for the movie.

    • bondbabe says:

      I think it’s quite good also! (Imagine that—I’m actually being nice today.)

    • deep says:

      Like I posted earlier..that black and white promo shot is so totally photo shopped. Of course it looks good…It doesn’t look like LiLo. In order to make her look like that in the movie they would have to go frame to frame and photo shop. And, it’s a low budget film so I doubt that Dina can afford to have that done. so, enjoy the black and white shot..after that…it is all down hill. Look at the pictures above. Awful…truly awful.

  15. Lizzie K says:

    Oh, and to answer the headline … YES, HORRIBLE AND OFFENSIVE!!!!!!!

  16. logan says:

    She wouldn’t have to look exactly like Liz Taylor, but the twit can’t act. All she can do is read cue cards. But it’s only Lifetime so I guess girl gotta eat (smoke*drink*swallow*inhale). Don’t plan on watching though. Haven’t watched anything she has done since that Love Bug movie.

  17. TXCinderella says:

    That wig looks so bad. They should have had her dye her hair. If Cracken really wanted this part, she would have made the sacrifice and dyed her hair for it. I don’t get how they think that Cracken in any way resembles Elizabeth. Elizabeth was a true beauty.

  18. DanaG says:

    The hair is not a wig at least according to TMZ. Cracken cut and dyed her hair she shouldn’t have bothered if this is the best she can do. I think Dame Elizabeth would be rolling in her grave. Cracken looks nothing like her and I bet her accent will be just as bad. You can’t “act” classy and ladylike Cracken has no idea on how to be either. Good thing it is just a Lifetime movie I don’t think this will be good for Grant Bowler’s career. Lindsay’s is over she needs to find something else to do. I hope they are paying the production staff extra I think there is going to be a lot of television tricks needed to make this movie even watchable.

  19. Zelda says:

    According to hair and makeup (via TMZ) That’s not a wig.

  20. Jayna says:

    This is going to be a budget trainwreck of huge proportions. Worst of all, Lindsay has a rough voice. Liz had a very unique but soft voice.

    • Tina says:

      OMG , I never thought about the voice. Lindsay sounds like she just finished a pack of Marborl Reds, and Liz was so Girly. You know at this point maybe everyone should just laugh about this, I mean what can you do. I read that Liz had a wicked sense of humor so maybe she would find this hilarious. Who knows.

  21. Mara says:

    She is so wrong for this role ,Elisabeth Taylor was a stunning actress with grace and elegance ,her beauty was one of a kind .

  22. Jag says:

    Getting high off her fumes should be the least of his worries. How many diseases could he allegedly catch just from kissing her? It turns my stomach to even think about it. (From her alleged paid-tramp ways, I mean.)

  23. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    What a disgrace! It would have been waaaaay less repulsive if if they’d cast Megan Fox for it. The Cracken realy triggers my barf reflex, the walking Petri dish that she is.

  24. Waldemar says:

    Saw pictures of her in a fighting scene with “Dick”. Extremely funny (her facial expressions) and her boob popped out. So classy.

  25. Agnes says:

    i mean, this is budget and all, but i don’t see it as “offensive”. who cares, really? it’s a lifetime movie, it means nothing.

  26. serena says:

    Oh gosh, how ugly.
    At least hire a personal trainer, she does look anything but fit.
    Ugh.

  27. Boo says:

    That bathing suit is just embarrassing. All the costumes seem so …wrong, just off in key ways to make them (and her)look super cheap. And did you all get a load of the Daily Mail pics where her boob popped out of her dress? We haven’t seen that move in a few months. I’m sure this was her subtle way of seducing Grant Whateverhisnameis…those pictures show her “acting” angry. Looks just like every nasty faced picture we’ve ever seen of her, sneering. And the bloat has reached cosmic proportions. It’s like she is playing Elizabeth after she has been dead in the water for three days.

  28. fabgrrl says:

    Wow, that is one unflattering swimsuit.

  29. sup says:

    no matter how many wigs you purchase she still looks dirty and icky.

  30. Lindsey says:

    Isn’t that the guy from Mission Impossible II? I guess beggars can’t be choosers…

  31. hillbilly in the corner says:

    That most certainly is a wig !!!! Note the hairline ..her own resedes have way back on her head and that one is glue in way to low for her face….LOL…as for the swimsuit I think her ass may have slipped around and settled on her belly cause it’s missing in the back and pooching out in the front like shes 5 mos preggers…
    And you got to see those fight scene picture on ROL they are halarios…talk about over acting she looks like Theda Barre in a Silent movie scene acting outraged. !!! or my three yr old grandson trying to pretend cry at a supposed hurt….LOL

  32. Diane says:

    There isn’t enough make-up or CGI in the world to make Lindsey look like Liz.

  33. blinkblue says:

    She looks exactly like Joan Crawford in the TMZ promotional still link.

  34. Trish says:

    why didn’t they just hire an unknown to portray Liz?.. I’m sure if they hunted, they could find someone who REALLY resembles her more than LiLo…I just don’t get how they’re going to hide all of those freckles. Nothing against them, but Liz was alabaster gorgeous. I get that in still photos they can photoshop, but what about the movie itself?…. can makeup cover that?…. also, geez, in that black and white still photo you can pretty much make anyone look like Liz. Lipstick, dark eyebrows, dark wig.. going to think positive and wish good things for LiLo and the film…. you never know, it could be decent.

  35. Green_Eyes says:

    Saw some photos yesterday on another site (same photos the The Today Show revealed…she looked like CRAWFORD NOT @ALL LIKE TAYLOR!! A VAST difference between the two Icons! Then again when you looked longer than a glance you just saw Lohan in a busted wig & drag makeup (which Crawford did especially w/ the lips)!!

  36. Green_Eyes says:

    Which is ironic Lohan looking like Crawford, bet she and Ali couldwrite a “Mommie Dearest” Book On their “loving”, blind eyed, deny everything, pimp my kids, fame whore Dina and call it Mommy Dearest II, portrait of a wannabe “Hollywood Mom”!

  37. kibbles says:

    Grant Bowler isn’t a household name in the USA yet but he is so much better than this. I feel like this is career suicide for anyone in this film. Maybe Grant thinks any publicity is good publicity for him to get more film or television roles in America?

  38. Jordan says:

    As for the photoshop pic, I wish someone would publish the real one so that we could do a real side by side comparison. As for bathing suit pics, LL is too skinny! Elizabeth Taylor had curves, even when she was thin, she had a shape to her. LL busted wig and orange skin should be ashamed!

  39. Dani says:

    Elizabeth Taylor had her scandals. Back in the day, the Eddie F., Debbie R. scandal was huge. She did not come off looking good on that one. Debbie R. was America’s sweetheart.

    But a big difference for me regarding ET is her work with the Aids foundation. She has given back much. So there is that too when judging one’s character.

    Looking at Lindsay in the swimsuit, it is all wrong. What happened to her cleavage? Liz always had clevage. It may be minor but it stands out to me and wouldn’t it be a simple thing to fix.

    • kiyoshigirl says:

      There’s a lot of “little things” the stylist should be fixing. Yes, Liz ALWAYS had cleavage and Lohan certainly has it, so why isn’t it being used? Also, Liz Taylor had a large bust, small waist and large hips. Why haven’t they styled Lohan in a swimsuit that portrays that, or in the same suit padded properly as to show the proper proportions? I get that this is Lifetime, but these are simple fixes.

  40. Bess says:

    Does anyone else think that this is an overabundance of photos and publicity for a basic cable movie that just started shooting?

    what are the producers trying to achieve by releasing all of these photos?

  41. Michele says:

    I don’t think she looks anything at all like Elizabeth Taylor in those swimsuit pictures. She looks like herself in a black weave.

  42. Rio says:

    Holy crap, this is going to be so epically bad it turns around to amazeballs.

    A GF of mine and I already have plans to watch it. We’re trying to come up with a drinking game to go with, but are concerned we’d have to get our stomachs pumped by the first commercial break.

  43. Stubbylove says:

    I’m at a loss as to why people are making such a big deal about this movie – it’s a friggin’ LIFETIME MOVIE. Thought it has its place, WTF cares what Lifetime puts out? Though whoever green-lighted casting the Cracken as Taylor must be smokin’ the same shit she is – even if she pulls off a mediocre performance – it a LIFETIME MOVIE.

  44. Sassy says:

    Did Elizabeth Taylor ever look that orange? Pretty sure she didn’t. Yikes. 0_0

  45. Nanz says:

    Read a quote about LL on set that said, “She’s in a good mood.”What the hell does that even mean? Maybe it’s code for “she hasn’t crack-smacked the crew (yet) and for that we are eternally grateful.” probably no big deal, but my smut sense tells me that people tip-toe around her as usual.

  46. celine says:

    people please don’t forget, lindsay used to be a hell of a good actress…..just sayin’.

    she looks shitty right here but what can u do. i think she will be soon member of the Club 27.

  47. MST says:

    This is a bit off-topic, but my sister and mother (sort of) met Liz Taylor. This was when she was married to that senator from Virginia (I forget his name — Warner)? She was walking around an outdoor mall, looking in the window at some cheap shoes. My mom said, “isn’t that Liz Taylor?” and she turned and smiled at them. My sister said she had the most amazing eyes, and I wonder how they are going to capture that in the film.

  48. juju says:

    she couldnt pull this off even if she trys, she is nothing even close to elizabeth taylor

  49. Newtsgal says:

    They must have photoshopped the sh*t out of her lips…they haven’t been that thin since before Mean girls

  50. lover says:

    Erm liz was an alcoholic junkie

  51. Kim says:

    I feel so bad for Liz. She was a legend and doesnt deserve this.

  52. Maritza says:

    That black and white photo looks exactly like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Unfortunately the movie is in color and she won’t be doing the film only showing her profile.

  53. taxi says:

    I saw Liz with Dick when I was a kid, on vacation in Mexico in the ’70s. Liz had a completely different body type, very shapely with curvy legs. She was also much shorter than Lindsey, maybe 5’1″.

    Lilo’s hair is still several inches too long. Liz never had long hair irl. In movies, yes, Nat’l Velvet, Raintree County.

  54. Krock says:

    The promo pic is really nice. Yeah I said it. lol However, the other pics are frighteningly hideous. I do like what they did with the promo pic though. God help us all.

  55. skuddles says:

    Same old Bloathan but in a black wig (weave??).

  56. Madisyn says:

    Where’s my TWIN Belle?

  57. Kaya says:

    What’s that sound? its the sound of Liz Taylor spinning in her coffin like a cat in a tumble drier.

  58. Penguin says:

    Her figure is terrible for her age. She is so untoned & unhealthy looking.

  59. bitca says:

    Lifetime’s promoting heck out of this because–dreadful as it may be–they will get massive ratings… just from everyone wanting to see Lohan belly-flop.

    Do browse the DM pix though: I’d swear True-Blood-Guy seems to loathe her. It’s written all over his face, & body language is hilarious. Have never seen so many publicity/pap shots in which an actor’s not even trying to appear chummy with a co-star.

  60. deep says:

    OMG just make it stop and please make LILO go away. This is just too bad for words. What a disgrace..even for lifetime. Ugh!

  61. ZenB!tch says:

    I don’t get the Liz Taylor love. I never got why she was famous other than for being the original J-Ho but prettier. How many marriages? Oh and she hung out with pedo-Jackson. Yes, I first “met” Liz Taylor in the 80s when she hooked up with that trashy dude she met at rehab.

    Still regardless of my lack of interest in the real Liz Taylor.

    This looks bad. The swimsuit makes her look fat and the hair in the official still is too light.

    She looks nothing like her.

    • ohplease says:

      @ zenbitch, you seem to have forgotten her major contribution to helping the AIDs/gay cause at a time when other stars were hesitant to do so. plus, she also saved her friend montgomery clift’s life after he had his car accident. how many times has lindsay ever done anything as heroic as that? please, this b*tch can only dream to be like elizabeth. she is not fit to play her at all.

  62. M78 says:

    I know Liz Taylor is dead and it’s important for people to honor those who have passed, and she wore fantastic jewelry and lived an action packed life, but lets not forget that Liz Taylor battled drug and alcohol addictions most of her life and overdosed several times, so Lindsey Lohan playing her shouldn’t be that far off. Facts are facts. That said, I really don’t see the resemblance physically.

  63. Fay says:

    It’s a wig. She did darken her hair but that’s a wig she’s wearing. Her hair is destroyed from the extensions and dye jobs. She looks nothing like Liz. The coke bloated face and stomach aren’t helping either. The b&w pic looks decent.

  64. LittleDeadGirl says:

    God damn you Lifetime

  65. Dubbie says:

    This will be just as tragic as Flex playing Michael Jackson.

    Liz was no angel in her day, but she deserves wayyyyyy better than this! I get chills whenever I watch “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Lifetime should be ashamed. But they put out such crappy movies, so I doubt they’d feel shame.

  66. Pat Dorty says:

    I can’t wait until she quits (Yeah right! lol) this acting Bull S@@t and starts doing porno’s where she’s destined tend up anyway.

  67. the original bellaluna says:

    Ok, I’m back and properly bandaged.

    There’s so much wrong with this, I don’ t know where to begin.

    (Broken knuckle people – have mercy for the typos!)

    • Sugar says:

      sorry to hear of your injury. We don’t realize how the smallest parts of our bodies work until we hurt them. In Feb I knocked over a plantstand while standing barefoot on a tile floor only to have the ceramic planter land on top of my foot breaking my big toe clear thru the bone. A little tiny bone & the pain (YIPES) plus I had to wear a boot (halle berry style) for 9 weeks until the bone healed enough & still bothers me.
      back to LILO vs Liz It is wrong on so many levels Even if it’s only a lifetime movie of the week.
      Yes Liz fought her demons but she was Elizabeth Taylor. I have several of her movies from early B&W to color & I’ve been guilty of hitting pause to to stare @ her beauty. And she worked with F’n James Dean, Montgomery Cliff, Paul Newman, Rock Hudson…dreamy list if u ask me.

  68. LeeLoo says:

    I hope the ghosts of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton come down and haunt Lilo into a crack induced meltdown frenzy.

  69. foozy says:

    she’s a talented actress and she looks good in these pics. i just hope she’ll get her act together before it’s way too late

  70. laura says:

    I don’t get why everyone expects her to look the spitting image of LT. I’m not Amerixan but even I’ve worked out Lifetime isn’t a great network, therefore why would she have the best wigs/makeup/body match? It’s just not gonna happen. What about when Michelle Williams played Marilyn Monroe? She in no way resembles MM, so why did no one crucify the producers of that MUCH larger film for their choice? Yes, I know MW can actually act, unlike LL these days, however the ability to act doesn’t seem to be a requirement for a Lifetime film. I mean, I’ve seen Eddie Cibrian on Sunset Beach and it’s obvious his acting skills aren’t Oscar-worthy, so who cares if LL’s the same on a crappy tv film?

  71. Nico says:

    The only good thing I can think of to say is… maybe the gofugyourself girls will do a Fug the Fromage on this…? Those are always hysterical.