Lindsay Lohan's father has come to her defense after Rosie O'Donnell criticized the troubled actress over her casting in an upcoming biopic of late Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor..

During an appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" on Tuesday, O'Donnell said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away... She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL (Saturday Night Live). She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work."

O'Donnell then took a shot at Lindsay's career, questioning whether or not she could handle playing such an icon.

"The last thing she did good (was when) she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."

But now Lindsay's father has fired back at Rosie over her comments.

He tells, "Who the hell is Rosie O'Donnell to judge anyone, especially Lindsay, who has far more talent than Rosie ever had? Lindsay's talent isn't limited to being a comedienne or getting notoriety for adopting and raising a bunch of kids. Sure, she has her pitfalls, but she is 25, and how old is Rosie?

"Two failed talk shows, a failed marriage, etc..."