On his latest show, David Letterman apologized for saying in a press release that Lindsay Lohan would read out the Top 10 in one of the upcoming shows. He was “duped,” he said in the sarcastic apology.
As the video below will show, it all began with Letterman doing the Top 10 for the Grammy Awards 2011. He also included Lindsay in it.
The legally-troubled actress, who is now standing trial in a grand theft case after she reportedly stole a $2,500 gold necklace, made the cut at number 10, as we also informed you at the time.
“Lindsay Lohan seen leaving the Staples Center with a Grammy-shaped bulge,” Letterman said at the awards ceremony that took place some days ago.
Apparently, Lindsay saw this and found the joke very funny – so funny, in fact, that she agreed to be the next celebrity to read the Top 10 on Letterman’s show, via satellite transmission from the LA studio.
Letterman says it was “someone who purported to be a friend of Lindsay’s” who called him with an offer – and he understandably jumped at the chance.
He had the PR people immediately issue a statement, even picturing to himself how the episode in question “would be like the Super Bowl.”
Hours after the press release came out, Lohan took to her Twitter to say that, despite of ongoing rumors and the statement from CBS, she “NEVER” agreed to put on the show.
Hence, Letterman’s most recent apology – which he makes sure to word in such a way as to reveal his true thoughts on the matter.
On the same note, the “friend” that called Letterman with the offer is none other than Michael Lohan, Lindsay’s estranged father, who claims to have acted after consulting with his daughter, who had given her ok for it.
“Michael says Lindsay ‘knew full well’ about the booking… they even discussed transportation from the LA studio, where Lindsay would be doing the bit via satellite,” TMZ reports.
Lindsay did not change her mind – her people did, because reading the Top 10 would have cast her in a bad light, it would seem.
“Michael insists everything was going smoothly – until Lindsay’s reps got wind of the appearance and shut it down. Now, Michael tells us he’s [upset] – adding, ‘Anything positive that I bring into her life... [her people] try to nix it’,” TMZ further writes.
Below is David Letterman’s sarcastic apology to Lindsay Lohan. Enjoy.