Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Colfer 'joins stars for Liz & Dick viewing party'

Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is reportedly among stars gathering to see Lindsay Lohan's panned telemovie Liz & Dick.

Lindsay stars as screen legend Elizabeth Taylor opposite Grant Bowler as Richard Burton in the US television movie billed by Lifetime network as her comeback role.

Early reviews skewered the pair, ironically heightening interest in the project.

A critic for The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Lindsay is "woeful as Taylor from start to finish", calling the biopic "half train wreck, half skit".

Newsday reported Lindsay's acting skills were "rudimentary", while a critic for San Francisco Chronicle urged any viewer to "ice your face when it's over to ease the pain of wincing for two hours".

According to RadarOnline, American comedienne Kathy Griffin is hosting a viewing party for the film's Sunday debut.

Glee's Chris Colfer and former 'N Sync star Lance Bass are said to be among the invited guests.

Meanwhile bars from West Hollywood, California to private homes spanning to America's East Coast are hosting viewing parties. Many hosts asking guests to come in costume, according to Radar.

Lindsay has reportedly refused to read any reviews of Liz & Dick.

The actress earlier this month opened up about her role and how she connected to the late Hollywood icon.

"I personally understand Liz because you're living your life for everyone to see… living in the public eye," she told Extra, adding she's had experience "dealing with the stress of what other people say, whether it's true or not".

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You feel optimistic and for good reason. An admirer has been trying to win your heart. All this attention is flattering. If you're single, keep playing hard to get. The more you resist, the more they'll persist. Are you already in a relationship? Start pursuing a cherished dream. Fulfilling your heart's desire will make you a better partner and friend. Dwelling on what might have been will just make you bitter. Take a risk. It's better to try and fail than be paralysed by fear.More