Lohan Receives Apology From Letterman Over Show Mix-up

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February 17, 2011 | 7:40am EST

TV host David Letterman has apologized to Lindsay Lohan after he mistakenly announced she would be appearing in a segment poking fun at herself on his talk show.
Chiefs at CBS sent out a release on Tuesday, stating the troubled actress would be reading the nightly Top Ten list on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday via satellite from her home in California.

However, the Mean Girls star claimed she had not agreed to appear on the program and it was later discovered her estranged father Michael made the call to book the 24 year old on the show.

Letterman admits he was left red-faced when he realized the blunder – and he apologized to Lohan during his program on Wednesday night.

He said, “Last week I did a thing on the Grammys and there was a Lindsay Lohan joke about her stealing a Grammy award and the next day I get a call and it’s a guy saying, ‘Lindsay thought the joke was hilarious… she wants to be on your show.’

“I said great! I called publicity and I said get the press release out immediately… so it goes around the world and people are saying, ‘Are you kidding me, this is going to be fantastic’. And then Lindsay Lohan said none of that’s happening, it’s not true.

“It turns out we were duped. I have no one to blame but myself, and boy is my face red. Now I need to apologize to the Lindsay Lohan family, I hope I didn’t embarrass you Lindsay and your family.”

Lohan has been charged with felony grand theft over allegations she stole a necklace from a jeweller’s in Venice, California last month. She’s currently free on bail and is due back in court on 23 February.

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