NEW YORK – Even in absence, Lindsay Lohan makes news. The teen starlet missed a scheduled appearance on "Live with Regis and Kelly" Tuesday morning. Though stars frequently change appointments with TV shows, Lohan's no-show was unusual because the live program was informed minutes after showtime.
On air, Regis Philbin announced: "Lindsay Lohan is sick. She's not coming. Well, that's kind of a blow."
"She has food poisoning," Philbin said. "What'd they find out, about (9:05)? ... She tried to make it."
The talk show filled time with an interview and performance by Ashanti.
The 19-year-old actress-pop star did make it to MTV's "TRL" Tuesday afternoon. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Lohan acknowledged feeling very tired having only gotten two hours sleep; she arrived in New York early that morning after her plane from Los Angeles was delayed several hours. Later Monday, she was seen at the "King Kong" premiere.
On Wednesday, Lohan told syndicated entertainment show "Access Hollywood" that, "I had some food poisoning, which wasn't really fun."
She apologized to Philbin and co-host Kelly Ripa on "Access": "I know it came across really bad ... I'll make it up to you, I swear!"
Lohan is currently promoting her sophomore album, "A Little More Personal (Raw)," which was released Tuesday.