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'Liz & Dick'

The Ratings Are In ...

It's No 'Steel Magnolias'

11/26/2012 2:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The ratings are in -- and Lindsay Lohan's "Liz & Dick" did NOT get the viewers it needed to become Lifetime's most watched TV movie of 2012 ... not even close.

According to Lifetime, L&D drew 3.5 million viewers during its premiere last night -- solid, but not the earth-shattering numbers Lifetime was gunning for with all the buzz around the film.

Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" -- the most-watched TV movie this year -- attracted 6.5 million.

The numbers make "Liz & Dick" the fourth most-watched Lifetime movie this year behind "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" (with 5.8 million viewers) and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story" (with 4.09 million viewers).

Still, Lifetime says L&D was up 40% versus other Lifetime original movies in 2012.

So, we gotta ask ...

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Suzy Q     

This movie presents Elizabeth Taylor in a way I'm sure she wouldn't want as her legacy. The ET estate should buy this movie and pack it away. One day, aliens will invade and find it, and decide they don't want to stay.

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182.

janet    

Lohan can't blame or spin this. It's not like SNL live and she bombed. This is a movie. Ok, Lindsay take 1, ok, take 2, ok take 23.

This is low budget, no money for a no talent self -proclaimed actress who just plain stinks.

610 days ago
183.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Danielle DONT DO IT !! Be strong girl

610 days ago
184.

Danielle    

MUMRA THE EVER LIVING
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Danielle, just watch this instead. It's only 3 minutes long and is the true essence of the movie distilled down to a few, precious moments:
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http://gawker.com/5963250/here-are-the-highlights-of-lindsay-lohans-atrocious-acting-in-liz--dick
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Her incompetence is awe inspiring - well at least to people like Red Cloud.


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/26/liz-and-dick-ratings-lindsay-lohan/#ixzz2DO1tls6y

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OMG...LMFAO!!!

610 days ago
185.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Real, you're on a FVCKIN ROLL baby, I'd like ya but my 'checker' is broken :-(

610 days ago
186.

SoWhat    

This crapfest was a huge bomb. This piece of crap was so bad info-mercials at 2am get higher ratings. Bet the producers are really kicking themselves now after going through all Lindsay's crap before, during and after filming and getting this as a result. HAHAHA everyone told you it would go this way!!

610 days ago
187.

Danielle    

Nikki...I need a good laugh though!!!!

610 days ago
188.

EarthAngel    

That onscreen crime should be a parole violation IMO

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189.

Red Cloud    


ilovegossip

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Ummmm...you do realize that it was slated to run prior to this weekend, and then they moved it OUT OF SWEEPS week, onto a holiday weekend ON PURPOSE!
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It would have to be shown the entire week when the whole country is preparing for Thanksgiving. Not a good idea.

610 days ago
190.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Emily Teachout‏@Emiteach

Watched 5 minutes of Liz and Dick and wanted to jump out of my dorm room window. It's that bad. LINDSAY LOHAN IS THAT BAD

610 days ago
191.

Olivia358    

Does nobody here get it?!? "Liz & Dick" garnered 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS SUNDAY NIGHT ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND - all while millions of people were busy traveling home & unable to watch TV! Also, what about all the victims of Superstorm Sandy who are still struggling to survive - much less sit & watch TV... THEREFORE, if Lindsay's movie had aired on any normal weekend, IT WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE GARNERED MILLIONS MORE VIEWERS - PERHAPS HIGHER THAN STEEL MAGNOLIAS!! So, Lindsay did an amazing job getting great viewership. And she was willing to forge ahead & brave all the critics... cudos to her.

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192.

Jay    

Wow that is actually really bad. I mean it would be one thing if Lifetime barely advertised this but they pimped this out like it was part of the Star Wars series for f*ksake.


The fact that 6 other movies that lifetime spent way way less of advertisting shows something, It shows that the American public actually wants to watch decent films and not some gimick with trainwreck appeal and thats all Liz and Dick was. Watching Lohan do a few SNL skits for laughs is one thing but to dedicate yourself to a full length film for sh*ts and giggles is an entire different ball games, I couldnt do it.


So in conclusion I am very happy to see Lifetimes plan backfire. Looks like this wasnt the "tv event of the year after all".

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193.

ilovegossip    

LOL... I just watched Mumra's link. How anyone can say she looks like Liz, I just don't get. I can't get past her hamster cheeks!

There was barely any dialogue in the clip (just a lot of sighing), so I didn't get to hear her "Liz voice" -

The acting was pretty funny though. And that is what people are calling a Great Actress? She's not even "Good"!

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194.

Bri    

Liz

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195.

Luv    

Lindsay Lohan has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her former acting coach, claiming fraud after she watched her critically-panned performance in Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick,” which aired last night.


Before production of “Liz & Dick” began, Lohan hired respected Hollywood acting coach Neil Braham-Scanlon to help prepare her for the role of Elizabeth Taylor. But Lohan claims that instead of helping her, she turned in a laughable portrayal of Taylor, which the lawsuit claims is a direct result of the worst coaching Los Angeles has seen since Mike Brown was still employed by the Lakers.


“Anyone that has ever watched ‘Herbie Fully Loaded,’ or ‘Just My Luck,’ knows the type of quality acting I’m capable of,” Lohan told Hollywood & Swine. “And if that’s not enough proof of how convincing of an actress I can be, just take another look at my last sentencing hearing when I promised the judge I would never do drugs or drive drunk again.”



Lohan’s lawsuit also claims the damage her acting coach has done to her career has already cost her jobs. According to Lohan, she recently tried to land the lead in in the porn version of “Liz & Dick” also entitled “Liz & Dick,” but was turned by the film’s producers who were looking for a better actress.



Legal experts predict a key witness in Lohan’s lawsuit will likely be “Liz & Dick” director Lloyd Kramer, who admitted how bad Lohan’s acting was even with the help of an acting coach.



“In several critical scenes, I was forced to resort to a trick used on the horse in the 1960...’s sitcom ‘Mister Ed.’ We’d apply peanut butter to Lindsay’s gums to get her lips to move and dubbed in the voice with a better actress during post-production,” said Kramer. “And also like the star of ‘Mister Ed,’ Lohan frequently used horse tranquilizers between takes to relax.”


http://hollywoodandswine.com/lindsay-lohan-sues-acting-coach-for-fraud-after-watching-her-own-performance-in-liz-and-dick/

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