Rosie O'Donnell has defended her comments about Lindsay Lohan landing the part of Elizabeth Taylor, insisting she wants the star to be at her best before returning to work.
The outspoken TV host slammed Lifestyle network producers' decision to cast the Mean Girls actress as the late Hollywood icon, saying, "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."
Lohan responded to the criticism, insisting she was shocked to be on the receiving end of O'Donnell's rant, because she had always got one well with her since appearing on her talk show as a kid.
Now, O'Donnell has explained her outburst on her website, insisting she wants Lohan to get the help she needs to make a full comeback - and would hate the star to end up like Whitney Houston, who died in February.
In poetic form, she writes, "To me working right now seems like a bad idea it is not about her talent it is about her health Lindsay Lohan needs help.
"I met her when she was a young girl smart adorable and full of light we all watched her this last decade a true Hollywood story... the exact feeling I had watching Whitney Houston's funeral in Newark we all should have spoken up for her too.
"We believe in u, u r not alone help is available u r loved. Lindsay Lohan is worth saving she is the only one who can do it before it is 2 late, I hope she can finds (sic) her value - off camera. And then - when she returns - on camera she will wow us all once more peace."