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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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Bri    

Liz

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Bri    

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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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Danielle    

It's always the enablers who have excuses for lindsay, exactly like her and i knew they would blame the holiday for the ratings #predictable

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Bri    

Liz

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Its Nikki Bitches    

NEW THREAD

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Danielle    

Its always the enablers who have excuses for lindsay..oh it was the holiday that kept people from watching it, but if it had great ratings the enablers would rant "oh people love linday so much they delayed there traveling plans to watch it" #predictable

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Bri    

Liz

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Suzy Q     

Something weird is going on. I replied to Olivia and it showed up in Jay's replies then it showed up in both places multiple times!


It's the ghost of Elizabeth Taylor! Be afraid Lindsay. Be very afraid!

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janet    

@luv...too funny.

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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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eliz2much    

I couldn't watch it last night because of home responsibilities, however, I made it my business to DVR it... I don't care if people have issues about me recording it but I will say, that I enjoyed it. It's more than just acting and Lindsay should know even if she feels like she didn't get the help from her coach for this film. The thing with people is that they so focus on the things she has done that they will not give her credit to even come back and act again. I don't think she even gave herself credit to do it. It takes a lot for someone who had done so much to make a name for themselves to knock thyself down but try to come back. Just ask any addict who is not in front of cameras or millions of people in whom they have to entertain. I'm just saying, I enjoyed this movie. It's about Elizabeth Taylor and her romance with Richard Burton and their life together.

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Hot Farts    

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Hot Farts    

im selling an item on ebay and it shows up as the specific item as an ad on tmz like immediately

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