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Saturday 22 November 2014

Colfer 'joins stars for Liz & Dick viewing party'

Chris Colfer
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".

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