Lindsay Lohan's father has jumped to the defense of the actress following criticism levelled at her by Rosie O'Donnell, insisting the former chat show host is in no place to judge her casting as Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie.
Outspoken O'Donnell has gone public with her thoughts about the now-confirmed movie project, in which troubled Lohan will portray the late movie legend - and she's far from convinced the idea is a good one.
While appearing as a panellist on the Today show on Tuesday (24Apr12), O'Donnell said, "The last thing she (Lohan) did good (was when) she was 16. 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."
Lohan's angry father Michael has since responded by issuing a statement to TMZ.com.
He rages, "Who the hell is Rosie O'Donnell to judge anyone, especially Lindsay, who has far more talent than Rosie ever had?
"Lindsay's talent isn't limited to being a comedienne or getting notoriety for adopting and raising a bunch of kids. Sure, she has her pitfalls, but she is 25, and how old is Rosie?
"Two failed talk shows, a failed marriage, etc..."