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The Joke’s On Dave, Lohan Not Going On Letterman

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Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for her arraignment for a felony count of grand theft on February 9, 2011, in Los Angeles. Lohan was charged with a felony count of grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice. (credit: Mario Anzuoni/Getty Images)

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for her arraignment for a felony count of grand theft on February 9, 2011, in Los Angeles. Lohan was charged with a felony count of grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice. (credit: Mario Anzuoni/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe “Late Show With David Letterman” should present the Top Ten ways it should be more careful booking its guests.

Just hours after CBS announced on Tuesday that Lindsay Lohan would appear on Thursday’s show to present the Top Ten list, Lohan tweeted: “I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I’m not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion…”

Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Letterman’s production company acknowledged that “Late Show” had been duped.

“We made a mistake,” said Worldwide Pants’ Tom Keaney in a statement. “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,” the statement continued. “We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future.”

Meanwhile, her travails have been a source of humor for Letterman. Last week he read the Top Ten Signs that “Lohan is out of control.” They included: “Friends worry that her shoplifting is getting in the way of her drinking.”

Lohan has been on the show four times in the past.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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