Letterman Gets Duped: No Lohan

Show thought bailed star would appear via satellite, read Top 10
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2011 3:03 AM CST
Updated Feb 16, 2011 9:57 AM CST
Lindsay Lohan to Read Letterman Top Ten
Lindsay Lohan appears in court during her arraignment on a felony grand theft charge at the LAX Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles last week.   (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)

Oh, the irony! After announcing that none other than Lindsay Lohan would be appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow, the show announced that, wait, she wouldn't be gracing it with her presence. Turns out Letterman got suckered by "someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay's," who was apparently the one who set the whole thing up. "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," the statement added. As for the ironic part, Vulture quips, "This is just about the only time in recent memory someone actually wanted to work with Lohan, and she bailed, as opposed to vice versa."

The star, who last appeared on the show in 2007, has been the target of plenty of Letterman jokes lately, the New York Times notes. Earlier this week Letterman said someone had noted King Tut's necklace was missing after the upheaval in Egypt. "Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay," he sighed. (More Lindsay Lohan stories.)

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