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Michael Lohan

I Booked Lindsay on Letterman

2/16/2011 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Lohan has revealed HE is the mystery person who booked Lindsay Lohan on "Letterman" this week ... and tells TMZ he only signed her up after getting the green light from Lindsay herself.

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In case you haven't heard -- Letterman had to issue a retraction this morning, explaining Lindsay would not be doing the "Top 10" bit on Thursday as they had announced yesterday -- after Lindsay tweeted that she NEVER agreed to do the show.

Letterman's people released a statement explaining how someone "purporting to be a friend of Lindsays" reached out to them and made the booking ... but Dave's camp didn't reveal the name of the friend.

But Michael says he was behind it -- telling TMZ he got the idea after Dave cracked a joke at Lindsay's expense during Friday's "Top 10" ... and Lindsay was into it. 

Michael says Lindsay "knew full well" about the booking ... they even discussed transportation from the L.A. studio, where Lindsay would be doing the bit via satellite.

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 pissed -- adding, "Anything positive that I bring into her life ... [her people] try to nix it."

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181.

Angel    

Has Michael Lohan EVER shut his mouth?? It is ALWAYS open!!

1311 days ago
182.

Sad sad    

Angel actually yes. He refused to testify in court over his broker buddies which landed his butt in jail in 1990 according to wiki.

1311 days ago
183.

Jason    

Just when we thought Daddy had Disappeared - low and behold he resurfaces, most likely to make a quick buck to pay off his latest hospital bill.

1311 days ago
184.

Chaps    

Charlie and LiLoHo both have had enough money to get up to speed and run headlong into a brick wall.

That comment by john smith, from the LoHo camp, is another symptom of their disease.

Go back to Long Island!

1311 days ago
185.

Xteban    

Jack Lalanne will tumble for Boy George, but insurance provides no elephant coverage.

1311 days ago
186.

lynn    

just leave her alone. her dad is so messed up and he tries so bad to sell her whenever he can...she just needs some good advice...we have all done things we dont want anyone to know about..but we didnt have a trashy father...

1311 days ago
187.

Jared from Subway but Fat    

with parents like Lindsay's ya gotta give her at least a bit of a break. sure she's a smug, ****y, defiant and entitled ignoramus, but if you want a couple real pathetic misfits, take a peek at Mike and Dina. Long Island's finest money grubbing white trash.

1311 days ago
188.

jwoolman    

Well, it really didn't make sense for her to go on Letterman. She was bound to say something stupid and he was bound to call her on it. She's in the middle of a felony case, her lawyer should be fired if she didn't say "h-ll no!" right away to the idea. Michael has the judgment of a gerbil.

1310 days ago
189.

jwoolman    

P.S. I'm surprised her lawyer hasn't shut down her twitter account... Really, makes her look like such a, er, twit. She should just go radio silence until she's out from under all the legal stuff.

1310 days ago
190.

jwoolman    

Rose5491 at #177: "People would say nicer things about Lindsay here if there was any shred of evidence that she was a nice, honest, generous, compassionate, law-abiding human being."

That's really the point. I think people can be quite forgiving of problems with drugs and alcohol. Even shoplifting can be forgiven if people realize the behavior stems from the same root causes as the drug/alcohol compulsions and if there is any sign that the person has developed remorse about it and wants to change. Lindsay currently is not in the remorse stage. The first judge on her case (Judge Revel) pegged it right on the mark. She said something in court about Lindsay only thinking that it was cheating if she got caught. That's still Lindsay's problem, except even when caught she doesn't seem to think it's cheating (or stealing...).

But Lindsay is also just plain mean. She tosses other people under the bus routinely in an attempt to avoid responsibility for her actions. I don't care how charming she can be when she wants - she goes in for the kill whenever she thinks she can. She shows no respect for anybody but herself and her immediate family. Look at how she trashed the Betty Ford tech in public, and how she is smearing the jewelry store, and all the smears against judges and prosecutors and anybody else who tries to hold her accountable. That's very disturbing behavior and a continuing pattern. The judges in LA probably draw straws to see who deals with her next (the short straw loses and has to take her case).

I don't know if there's a cure for mean. Maybe yes, sometimes people do entirely turn themselves around and stop hurting other people. Maybe if she ever gets to the point of real lifelong commitment to sobriety (she is just playing the role of "recovering addict" at the moment, she doesn't really believe she has a problem) - she'll be ready to change into a 24/7 decent, kind, caring person. One hopeful sign is her real affection for her little sister, in my opinion. If she can just stretch that feeling out further - she might be okay.

When people have bad behaviors due to addiction and a lousy childhood, it doesn't mean they don't have free will. We can recognize that their road is harder than for most while insisting that they have responsibility for their own actions. Plenty of other people with lousy, traumatic childhoods don't steal or drive drunk/drugged or blame everybody but themselves. It can indeed be done.

1310 days ago
191.

patty    

ATTENTION: MICHAEL LOHAN...

I BEG TO DIFFER WITH YOU AND YOUR COMMENT...YOU DO NOT BRING ANYTHING POSITIVE INTO LINSEY'S LIFE..YOU ARE HER WORST ENEMY AS WELL AS HER MOTHER AND YOU ARE "ENABLERS."

YOU BOTH ARE IN COMPLETE DENIAL OF YOUR DAUGHTER'S DRUG PROBLEM..AND YOU DO NOT GIVE A RIP ABOUT HER BEHAVIOR AND ENDANGERING INNOCENT VICTIMS, I.E. REMEMBER HER DRIVING PROBLEM??

1309 days ago
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