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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
breaking news

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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^^great piece.....excerpts:

"We were left to meta-contemplate how Lindsay Lohan went from "It" girl to has-been between the ages of 11 and 26. Watching her don the Linda Richman wig and pearls of White Diamonds–era Liz felt like watching a porn star in her waning years prepare to show off her latest set of surgeries......Lohan is this weird Norma Desmond figure that we pity for being self-aggrandizing and so off the mark. Everyone remembers her promise in Mean Girls, and the million chances she blew......there's so much general sadness about her career arc. It's like no one wants to tell her she's been entirely replaced by Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence..........the film is an exercise in waste, which makes it too depressing for me to really be able to watch "ironically." It's a not-so-veiled acknowledgement of the waste of Lindsay Lohan's once-promising career.......

The reviews may have minced words, but on Twitter, the eagerness to trash Lohan was the kind that only comes up when everyone is certain that the person in question is too removed from reality to realize what's happening. Which I guess is a fair assumption? I don't know, in all of Lohan's junketing in the last couple of weeks I couldn't help but wonder if the Lifetime flacks were telling her to talk about the film like it was a serious endeavor of filmmaking/acting so as to keep the campy disbelief suspended, or if she didn't need any direction because she genuinely thinks everyone else is on the same page as she is.

........there was definitely a depressing snuff-movie feel to the whole deal. Like the objective was clearly to gawk at someone who doesn't realize that you're laughing at her. 

She's been socialized since childhood to regard any type of attention as positive. It's hard watching a person with no self-awareness attempt to seem self-aware. Remember those horrible Funny or Die dating videos she made? Lindsay may have Liz Taylor's same mix of feverish insecurities, big ego, and great rack, but it doesn't make her believable in the role. I don't know if there's a director that could pry a revelatory performance out of her......... Maybe she should call David Lynch?".

663 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

For Janet

Lindsay Lohan Family Loved 'Liz & Dick,' Says Dina Lohan

Posted: 11/27/2012 1:45 pm EST

Lindsay Lohan's family loved "Liz & Dick."

After reading harsh reviews of her performance in "Liz & Dick," Lindsay Lohan is defending her acting skills and the Lifetime movie that everyone is still talking about.

"We all loved the movie," Lindsay's mom, Dina Lohan, told The Huffington Post in describing her own and her daughter's thoughts.

She signed her email with a happy face above the words "onwards and upwards."

Lindsay, who was left "devastated" after reading some of the vicious reviews that ran before the movie, decided to spare herself the pain and ignore the live debate on Twitter that erupted as the film debuted Sunday night, according to her mother.

"We don't read that," said Dina, regarding the negative tweets.

Although Lindsay and her family are putting their best face on, the most devastating news might be the ratings, which showed only 3.5 million viewers tuned in -- a number well below the viewership of Lifetime's other original movie premieres, such as "Steel Magnolias," "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story."

"Those reviews would have been irrelevant had she delivered massive numbers," Media Masters' Amy Rosenblum told The Huffington Post. "'Steel Magnolias' got 6.5 million viewers. Had Lindsay got a number like that, that would be the story. The reviews and Twitter comments would become invisible. Unfortunately for Lindsay, that wasn't the case."

663 days ago

Marvin"Lindsay Lohan plays Liz Taylor to perfection."

663 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

SO this guy says he was out and about last night and got his photo taken with Lohan. He calls her his "Homie" so is this taken in Long Island? I do believe Darby is a club in NYC. Anyway, she looks, as usual, like shyte:
Pecas ‏@therealpecas
Had a blast with my homie LILO last night. #darby
Here's his twitter page:

663 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Another Tweet:
Amber Walter ‏@Amba2
At the Darby and Lindsay Lohan is accusing Asian Brit of stealing her phone.. Do some more blow red head ho!

663 days ago


Ha...Lifetime is on to promoting their next bio movie.....“@lifetimetv: Prosecuting #CaseyAnthony premieres Jan. 19 at 8/7c."
Sure to be a ratings winner.

663 days ago


lindsay must of paid alot of money for Acupuncture..
because there is a hell of alot of pricks going into her

663 days ago


It was awesome BECAUSE it sucked!

663 days ago


her life is in complete shambles and I don't need to be in her inner circle of "friends" or "sources said" to figure that one out. Someone tell me what part of her life is not in shambles.

663 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    


when is Lindsay Lohan ever not in trouble with someone or soomething?

True that tweet !!

663 days ago


@nikki..Yeah, I know, what else would you expect these idiots to sucked big time which it did.

Poor little Lindsay, notice how she didn't speed dial TMZ "I didn't bomb". She can't even boast and bragg because of her Lifetime got their best ratings ever. That bombed like the movie.

Yet, right off the bat she had no problem blaming Lifetime for her bombing in the movie. See no talent will do that.

Lohan tried to pull the same crap with SNL it was the writers fault she bombed. What people didn't know at the time Lohans lawyers approved all of the skits. So much for Lohan boasting and bragging all over the place how she was her own words going to be "fair game" Another lie.

Same thing she tried to pull on SM5. Lohan tried to bail on that because it poked too much fun of her and she didn't like it.

Her scathing reviews sums it all up. She just plain stinks. That simple. Too late to go back to acting 101. People just can't stand working with her. She's a no talent, no professional nightmare.

663 days ago


This just in, I love it!

663 days ago


So Lifetime just sat on this filing a lawsuit until after the Liz and Dick showing. The sh!t is finally hitting the fan and being flung straight back in Lindsay's face. LOL

663 days ago


I hope Lifetime sues the crap out of her. Not just for the accident but Lohan trying to dump her 46k CM bill she intensionally stiffed on. I know they can't do anything with that but still just the fact Lohan tried to pull that. Lohan doesn't have any more bridges to burn.

Wonder how long before her PR firm and agents dump her. They work off of comission and 10% of nothing is still nothing.

Guess she will try and use Sheen. As messed up as Sheen gets he is still quite business savy. I don't think Sheen is going to make a habit of helping her.

663 days ago


@firefly...Oh yeah thats exactly what they were waiting for. Now it's over. Lifetime was beyond livid at Lohan for the accident and her sheer F*ck you I'm Lindsay Lohan and I'll do what I want attitude.

Hell she totaled an 80k rental Porsche that she tried to Blame Porsche that her breaks failed. They are probally going after her too.

Lohan nailed her own coffin shut.

663 days ago
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