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Lindsay Lohan

I'm Living & Breathing Liz Taylor

to Prep for Movie Role

2/21/2012 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay just inked a deal with Lifetime to play Liz Taylor.
Lindsay Lohan ain't no slacker -- TMZ has learned, the actress is studying up hardcore for her new movie role ... doing everything she can to accurately portray a young Elizabeth Taylor.

In case you haven't heard -- Lindsay just inked a deal with Lifetime to play Liz Taylor in the network's new made-for-TV biopic called "Liz and Dick." Production is scheduled to kick off late March, after Lindsay's probation is terminated.

Lindsay is telling friends, she's taking her new gig extremely seriously -- "obsessing over getting the part right" for the film.

According to sources, Lindsay is doing nothing but watching old Liz Taylor movies to help her recreate the Hollywood icon's posture, speech, and every other little detail.

We're told Lindsay has also been watching old Liz interviews online and reading a bunch of Liz biographies.

Lifetime is taking a hard stance with Lindsay too -- demanding she complete ALL her probation requirements before filming begins ... which Lindsay has promised to do.

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91.

janet    

Lohan, even with all the wigs, colered contact lenses, makeup, not even close.

953 days ago
92.

andyscandy    

Damn TMZ is allowed to say "DCK" and we cant..just not right..I see a massive fail coming on...lindsay looks more like Liz taylors stool sample.
why are they showing a 4 year old pic of lindsay..show the hunch back of merrick now.

953 days ago
93.

ketjo    

Red Cloud ....look I can copy and paste to ....


Talk about rolling over in the grave and Elizabeth Taylor comes immediately to mind – now that Lindsay Lohan has been given the nod to play the iconic actress in a new film based on Taylor’s long-term romance and two marriages with Richard Burton. What are they thinking in Hollywood? Why not have Lindsay Lohan play Hilary Clinton or Queen Elizabeth II – she is just as well suited for those roles as to play the great actress, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Lindsay had to beat our another dud, Meagan Fox to win the role in the made for TV movie, ‘Liz and ****.’ Apparently Kate Winslet was interested at one point in the part but she wised up. I guess that when Kate realized that they were seriously considering hiring Lindsay and Megan for the role, she knew the film would be a joke and opted out.

953 days ago
94.

Gretel    

Oh dear Lord. Is this for real? Liz Taylor and Richard Burton were so hot together if you poured water on them it would turn to steam. So is Lindsay going to do the finger in her mouth pose again so we think she's sexy. Their union was absolutely fascinating and this could have been well done but with Lindsay as Liz? Seriously? Lindsay?

953 days ago
95.

Skeptical    

Hey RC you lobotomized abortion, we already know you completely FABRICATE all of that sh*t. Your fictional statistics aren't swaying anyone's opinions. You really don't have to keep trying so hard.

953 days ago
96.

Hot Farts    

Elizabeth Taylor was known for her violet eyes and black hair, relationships with men, and being a mother. She was also always known for her selfless charitable work.

Call me cray cray, but linsay just does not have the depth to play this role. This is not Herbie, Freaky Friday or Mean girls. She should go back to the Jello commercials (YEAH JELLO WRESTLING)

953 days ago
97.

mia    

I wonder if Lifetime considered who Elizabeth would have wanted to play her.
I like to watch Lifetime but WILL NOT watch this joke of a production.
No money of mine will line the pockets of blohan.

953 days ago
98.

Ric    

Good God Almighty! Why don't they just dig the poor woman up and slap her! Same difference! What a freakin' insult to a legend. Makes me sick!

953 days ago
99.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    


Linds is "up for" a role in the unauthorized biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, originally called "Untitled", but now confirmed as "Ms. Big O".

"As soon as I heard the real title, I knew that was the part I was born to play", hacked Linds at a poolside interview at the Hey Baby hourly motel in Pico Rivera, Ca. "I'm a natural, what can I say? Everybody says so".

"Sources close to Lifetime" claim there is no word from the Estate Of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but 2 minutes after the press release went viral, the entire Lifetime production compound lost all electricity.

Must be coincidence.

953 days ago
100.

andyscandy    

I told you the story is all wrong she is not doing elizabeth Taylor. she is doing ET the extra testical..
its a Off Vivid production..called "E.T. and DCK"..

953 days ago
101.

EarthAngel    

Unfortunately good/bad notoriety=free publicity=ratings.....and ratings mean $$$ in Hollywood...they are just using each other.....very little room for integrity in this town....

953 days ago
102.

CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

From the NY Post

Lindsay Lohan's mom cancels Dr. Drew interview on eve of actress's court date
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Last Updated: 3:13 PM, February 21, 2012
Posted: 3:09 PM, February 21, 2012

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Lindsay Lohan's mother abruptly pulled the plug on an interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky Tuesday, just a day before the actress is due in court for a probation hearing.
Dina Lohan 49, was expected to delve into her family's struggle with substance abuse on Pinsky's HLN program "Dr. Drew" Tuesday night but canceled and "provided no explanation," a network spokesperson told NewsCore.
Lindsay Lohan will be in court Wednesday for a probation hearing, the spokesperson said, adding the timing was "interesting to note."
The addiction specialist, who also hosts the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab," was hoping to ask about the highly publicized addiction issues plaguing the Lohan clan -- primarily Lindsay and her father Michael.

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Dina Lohan abruptly pulled the plug on an interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky Tuesday, just a day before her daughter Lindsay is due in court for a probation hearing.


The 25-year-old "Mean Girls" star has been to rehab five times, in addition to multiple stints in jail for DUI charges and violating her probation.
Dina Lohan's ex-husband Michael, 51, has also struggled with alcohol abuse and was sentenced to a domestic violence treatment program in November, as part of his probation for assaulting ex-girlfriend Kate Major.
Lindsay Lohan will be in court Wednesday in Los Angeles to review her progress in completing her probation for pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft in May 2010.
Should the actress remain on the straight and narrow, she is expected to soon make her showbiz comeback.
Rumors are swirling she will star in the Elizabeth Taylor biopic for Lifetime and "Saturday Night Live" announced over the weekend that Lohan will be hosting the comedy show on March
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953 days ago
103.

Judith    

I would think the TV industry could come up with some one more acceptable to play the role of Liz Taylor. The choice of Ms Lohan is simply inappropriate and an insult to a fine actress, a benevolent human being, and a woman who earned a reputation. Ms. Lohan's has chosen to squander and sully her own reputation from the get-go. Look elsewhere to fill the role.

953 days ago
104.

Enough Already    

Are you fricking kidding me???? LoLife to portray Elizabeth Taylor, one of Hollywoods beloved icons??? LoLife and Ms. Taylor are so far apart on the spectrum its not even funny. I cannot believe Lifetime would even consider such a disrespectful move to Ms. Taylor let alone follow thru with it. If this story turns out to be true, I will never watch Lifetime again!!! Ms. Taylor, we are so sorry. May you continue to rest in peace!!!

953 days ago
105.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

A curiosity - does Vikram wear a mini-turban on his "gentleman sausage"? I bet he does when it gets close to Linds.

953 days ago
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