Maureen Ryan takes a look at Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick.” Added bonus: She made a drinking game.

All it really does is make you sad about what’s become of Lindsay Lohan, and wonder at the motivations of the filmmakers who put her in this cheap-looking, exploitative movie.

Exploitation really is the name of the game here; the whole point of casting Lohan was to draft off her status as a formerly promising actress who some time ago became a tabloid fodder thanks to her career-destroying antics. The casting of Lohan would ensure coverage of the production itself, and then more “Can she manage a comeback” chatter once the movie’s air date approached. It’s one way to get attention for a project, I guess.

Here’s Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor, the older version, and Cleopatra. Happy Thursday.

The time more than a million people switched the channel or turned off the TV between “Dance Moms” (1.8 million viewers) and “Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp” (726,000 viewers).

The time more than a million people switched the channel or turned off the TV between “Dance Moms” (1.8 million viewers) and “Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp” (726,000 viewers).

Tentatively titled “The Houston Family Chronicles,” the show will follow Whitney’s family, including Bobbi Kristina and mom Cissy Houston, “as they take on their greatest challenge, supporting and guiding Bobbi Kristina as she faces the world alone, without the one person she relied on the most, her Mother.”

Queen Latifah will star as M’Lynn opposite Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Condola Rashad as Shelby.

How did I miss this!? Jennifer Love Hewitt performing “Hey Big Spender” in a promo for Lifetime’s “The Client List.”

This is different than the one BIO originally ordered than quietly killed. “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” will feature Bristol in Alaska adjusting to life back in her home state as a single parent. No premiere date has been set. Will you watch?

Armani has some mouth on him. This 4-year-old from “America’s Supernanny” curses more than I do!

(Source: The Huffington Post)

It’s OK to be jealous of me for talking to Patricia Clarkson because she’s amazing. Lifetime’s ‘Five’ had me in tears more than once … about 5 times. The all-star cast turns in wonderful performances. Here’s an excerpt from my story:

4. She doesn’t want to stage her own funeral, unlike her character, Mia. "No, I would not stage my own funeral," Clarkson said laughing. "I want to die thinking I know what people are going to say. It will be lovely and I want it to remain that way."