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Rosie O'Donnell Disses Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor (VIDEO)

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Rosie O'Donnell said Lindsay Lohan should not play Liz Taylor.
Rosie O'Donnell said Lindsay Lohan should not play Liz Taylor.

Rosie O'Donnell doesn't think Lindsay Lohan should play Elizabeth Taylor. O'Donnell joined "Today's Professionals" on Tues., April 24 and took issue with Lohan's new Lifetime role.

"I feel very sorry for her," O'Donnell said. "I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away." Matt Lauer pressed O'Donnell further, asking if she thought it was a good idea to cast her in the movie. "No," O'Donnell said. "She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including 'SNL.' She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work."

UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan's rep Steve Honig has spoken out and issued a statement to PerezHilton.com. "I think Rosie should focus on her own career instead of worrying about everyone else's," he said.

Star Jones said she believed Lohan to be very talented, but hasn't seen enough of her acting work to tell if she could pull off the legendary role. However, Donny Deutsch said Lohan is "our generation's Elizabeth Taylor!"

O'Donnell fired back. "You're out of your mind! You're a crackhead! The last thing she did good she was 16," she said. Despite Deutsch's assertion that Lohan will be this generation's Elizabeth Taylor, O'Donnell stood by her earlier statements.

"I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character," O'Donnell said.

That's not all O'Donnell and Deutsch clashed about. Click over to HuffPost Media for more of their morning show clashing.

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