CBS host David Letterman snookered by fake Lindsay Lohan booking
At first, it sounded like an amazing talk show "get": troubled star Lindsay Lohan would read one of CBS host David Letterman's famous Top Ten lists on Thursday, just a week after facing a judge over charges she improperly kept a necklace worth $2,500.
The news rocketed through the gossip world like a rocket, sparked by CBS' own press releases and the fact that Lohan hasn't appeared on the show since 2007. But all the anticipation deflated this morning, as Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company admitted Lohan wasn't showing up after all.
"We made a mistake," read the statement from Tom Keaney, Worldwide Pants spokesman. "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. We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future."
Trouble in the booking surfaced Tuesday, when Lohan published a note on her official Twitter page saying "I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I'm not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion..."
The appearance also seemed odd because Letterman has been making fun of Lohan's recent troubles for quite a while, airing a Top Ten list last week centered on signs "Lohan is out of control" that included, "Friends worry that her shoplifting is getting in the way of her drinking," according to CBS News.
So now the most tantalizing questionleft: Was Letterman snookered by a fake Lohan representative or someone she actually knows who just spoke out of turn?
Given how chaotic her life can be, we may never learn the answer to that one.