(NEW YORK) -- David Letterman commented Wednesday night about Lindsay Lohan not doing the Late Show’s Top 10 list, telling viewers he was “duped.”
Reports surfaced this week the actress had been booked to do the list, but those reports turned out to be false. Letterman apologized to the actress and her family for the incident.
As Letterman explained it, he received a phone call “from a guy” the day after Sunday’s Grammy Awards broadcast, during which Letterman made a joke about Lohan’s recent grand theft charges, saying she had been spotted sneaking out the awards ceremony with a "Grammy-shaped bulge under her jacket.” Letterman said the guy on the phone told him Lohan “thought the joke was hilarious and she wants to do your show.”
Letterman soon learned Lohan had no idea she was being booked to do the list.
Worldwide Pants, which produces the show, released a statement Wednesday, saying, “Lindsay Lohan will not be delivering a Top Ten list on Thursday's Late Show with David Letterman, as had been previously announced. We made a mistake. Someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay's reached out to the show...allegedly on her behalf, and booked her to appear. Clearly, this person was not authorized to make commitments on her behalf. We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future.”
Lohan's father, Michael, tells TMZ.com he's actually the one who brokered the deal to get her on the show. He claims his daughter "knew full well" about the appearance and was happy to be part of it. He claims the deal fell apart when Lohan's reps found out and canceled the idea.
Lohan won’t be doing Thursday’s Top 10 list, but she was part of Wednesday’s list, which ran down the highlights of North Korea President Kim Jong Il’s birthday celebration. Number one: “Special Top 10 list presented by Lindsay Lohan.”
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