February 17th, 2011
09:47 AM ET
For once the joke was on David Letterman — the talk-show host has admitted he was "duped" into thinking that Lindsay Lohan had agreed to appear on the "Late Show."
As Marquee previously reported, Lohan recently denied the "Late Show's" claims that she was set to deliver the Top Ten list tonight, tweeting, "I'm not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion."
Now Letterman is clearing the air on how it all went down.
The debacle began last week, following an episode in which he devoted his entire Top Ten list to Lohan and poked fun at the troubled star.
"The next day I get a call and it's a guy and he says, 'Lindsay thought the joke was hilarious.' Now you know Lindsay is gonna stand trial for stealing stuff," Letterman explained last night. "So the guy says, 'Lindsay thought that joke was hilarious, she wants to be on your show,' and I said, 'Great, great!' "
Letterman told the show's publicist to spread the word immediately.
"It goes around the world," he said. "People are just, 'are you kidding me? This is gonna be fantastic, this is gonna be like the Super Bowl'... And then Lindsay Lohan says, 'Oh, you know none of that's happening.' ...It turns out we were duped. And I have no one to blame but myself, and boy is my face red."
Ultimately, Letterman joked, "I need to apologize to the Lindsay Lohan family. I hope I didn't embarrass you, Lindsay, or your family."
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