UPDATE: ‘Late Show’ Duped, ‘Mystery’ Lohan Booker Revealed

by | February 16, 2011 at 1:40 PM | Late Night, The Late Show with David Letterman, TV News

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UPDATE: Michael Lohan, the father of Lindsay Lohan, admits he was the “mystery” person who scheduled an appearance for his daughter on “The Late Show,” according to TMZ. Papa Lohan claims he had Lindsay’s full blessing to book the gig to read Dave’s “Top 10 List” Thursday night, but the actress’s reps allegedly shot the idea down, forcing CBS to issue a retraction.

Michael Lohan told TMZ Wednesday, “Anything positive that I bring into her life … [her people] try to nix it.”

Previously…

NEW YORK – Maybe “Late Show With David Letterman” should present the Top Ten ways it should be more careful booking its guests.

Just hours after CBS announced on Tuesday that Lindsay Lohan would appear on Thursday’s show to present the Top Ten list, Lohan tweeted: “I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I’m not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion…”

Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Letterman’s production company acknowledged that “Late Show” had been duped.

“We made a mistake,” said Worldwide Pants’ Tom Keaney in a statement. “Someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay’s reached out to the show yesterday, allegedly on her behalf, and booked her to appear.

“Clearly, this person was not authorized to make commitments on her behalf,” the statement continued. “We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future.”

Lohan, who has been on the show four times in the past, now would seem to have more urgent matters to which to attend. Most recently, the troubled actress was arraigned on felony charges for the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store.

A Recent Top 10 List Targeted Lindsay Lohan:

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Meanwhile, her travails have been a source of humor for Letterman. Last week he read the Top Ten Signs that “Lohan is out of control.” They included: “Friends worry that her shoplifting is getting in the way of her drinking.”

But thanks to this week’s booking boo-boo, for once, the joke’s on Dave.

Watch Dave Interview Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Cover Model Irina Shayk Tuesday Night:

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