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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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76.

Miss Cleo    

Way to go Daddy-O.
More concerned with pimping out his daughter than he is concerned about her sobriety/health.

1310 days ago
77.

Anya    

Too bad she missed the "opportunity" to make an azz of herself....once again.

1310 days ago
78.

ernie    

Positive? That move was positive? Hardly, Michael.

Why do you keep screwing up your daughter's life? What is wrong with you?

She has her own people to book her. Now, all of a sudden you because she let you back in her life you think you have the right to run things without checking with her people?

You maybe her father but you have a long way to go to get the trust and respect you think you should have. That takes time and when you do more stupid things like this moves you back five steps.

1310 days ago
79.

Kathyo    

Soooo Michael thinks it is a good idea to basically REWARD her bad behavior and put her on t.v.....MAYBE this would be a good idea if she had been exonerated....but it would just have pissed me off to see her snubbing her nose and NOT taking responsibility one more time. Theft or even alleged theft is serious business and she should be behaving as such NOT appearing on tv like everything is just wonderful. Interesting that Michael used to call her a drug addicted liar but now he believes everything she says....there's one born every minute!

1310 days ago
80.

Kathyo    

@Barbara (#82)

At first I thought it might be a good idea also.....but in my opinion, it is too soon and if we really believe that she has such serious problems like drug addiction and stealing, then this no laughing matter and Lindsay is the LAST person that should be laughing about the fact that she is nothing more than a punchline in her own life. Probably one of the reasons she keeps stupid things is because she can steal and still get on tv. The fact that Michael thinks this is positive is just really sick.

1310 days ago
81.

ernie    

Hello,Michael.... your daughter has a felony court date a week from today. HELLLO.... and you think it is a good idea to put her on national television without first checking with her attorney? What kind of idiot are you?

And you try to bribe a Betty Ford Ripoff worker?

AND ... you say you are a Christian and yet look at your own lifestyle. How many women have you lived with since coming out of prison? How many have you beaten up?

Look, Michael ... move back to Long Island ... cause whatever you do in California has turned to crap... anything you touch... never works out ... reality tv, drug rehab, etc.

1310 days ago
82.

ilovegossip    

If the top 10 didn't have to do with Lindsay herself (although she does like to poke fun at herself) why would this be so negative for her? Why wouldn't it be a positive thing? She'd be on National TV. Her handlers don't seem to be booking her for much else lately (unless you want to consider her being booked into jail shortly, that is).

1310 days ago
83.

gretchen    

Best comment ever on x17

"Top Ten Signs Lindsay Lohan Is Out of Control."

10. stole a watch to match the ankle bracelet.

9.. etrade baby who played her is now suing her for embarrassment.

8. Samantha Ronson is now dating men..

7. her Sevin Nyne tanning lotion is now available in a convenient snortable powder.

6. Shawn Holly Chapman is now camping outside the LA County Court house awaiting the "NEXT TIME"

5. Her leggings line now have a hidden stash pocket.

4. Her dad Michael Lohan is now looking like he's the sane Lohan.

3. She's now having her jail house jumpsuits tailor made.

2. Her mother Dina finally got a REAL job.

1. She's still thinking that the necklace was a loaner.

Posted at 11:45 PM on Feb 15, 2011 by gretchen

1310 days ago
84.

ernie    

What message does that give to the state attorney, judge, probation officer???

Lindsay Lohan is going to court next Wednesday on a FELONY charge. FELONY..... hello.

This is not the time to have her appear anywhere yet alone on national television.

1310 days ago
85.

ilovegossip    

@ernie,

Why Ernie? What should she be doing? This is what her job is. She is supposed to be an actress. Why should she not be working? If the list has nothing to do with mocking herself, what is the problem with that?

1310 days ago
86.

Jill    

the fact is Dina still has LL's ear and will work it to dirty him up.

Posted at 12:09 PM on Feb 16, 2011 by JLS
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dina doesn't have to do anything. michael's been screwing his chances up with lindsay all by himself by still attacking dina in the media, talking about lindsay every chance he gets even after he promised he wouldn't, trying to make a deal with dawn holland behind lindsay's back and now this.

i'm just waiting for when he's done with his chances and he will be just like last time.

1310 days ago
87.

Johnny    

NOTICE HOHAN IS NOT APPEARING ON LETTERMAN, I JUST TALKED TO CBS AND THEY HAVE CONFIRMED THAT SINCE SO MANY CALLS HAVE COME IN COMPLAINING THEY HAVE REMOVED HER FROM THE THURSDAY.

1310 days ago
88.

ernie    

@ ilovegossip..... Working? She is facing a very serious court hearing on Wednesday .... Going on David Lettermen poking fun is not a good idea just prior to a FELONY hearing ....

There is nothing funny right now ... just relax for a bit ... go to your court hearing ... do whatever you can to stay out of trouble and the limelight ... for the time being.

There is not one attorney around who would have advised her to go on national television right before a very serious court hearing ... looking also at a violation of probation.

What message is that sending ??? Not only to the courts but to her fans as well.... whatever fans she has left.

Just stay home ... wait out your court hearing results .. THEN get on with your life.

Don't put the cart before the horse. YOU ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.

1310 days ago
89.

Amy    

He needs to leave her work to the people she pays to look after her career...why on earth would her father think it was his business to book her on a show?!? He needs to get a life.

1310 days ago
90.

John    

I think Hollywood and all it's media types should just turn the cameras off on these people for good, Lindsay, Paris, Charlie Sheen and any others who wish to do drugs and glorify the fact that they do. It is Hollywood who whores these people out, They are the ones in control, or out of control should I say. I say, Drug Tests for Celebrities and if they fail they should be fired and forgotten like the normal population.

1310 days ago
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