Did a mad scientist send pop culture back to 2006? It feels that way, with Lindsay Lohan and Rosie O’Donnell garnering so many headlines lately. This morning, the former Queen of Nice paid another visit to the Today show, and though O’Donnell was there to serve on a “Professionals” panel, she also defended comments she made about Lohan on Tuesday.
To recap: Two days ago, O’Donnell told Matt Lauer she thinks Lohan needs “a lot of help.” More specifically, she continued, “She’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. I think she’s not in a place to work.”
O’Donnell says she was surprised by the way the blogosphere reacted to her comments. Even so, she’s standing by her harsh words — “We’ve all seen what’s happened [to Lohan] in the last decade,” O’Donnell told Lauer today. “Because it’s tragic.”
What’s more, O’Donnell believes the industry has an obligation to help Lohan. She explained her position by invoking another fallen star: Whitney Houston. READ FULL STORY