Brian Williams was paid to deliver the news for NBC. But he delivered lies about his experience in Iraq when telling viewers on January 30, 2015 that a helicopter he was riding in many years earlier had been shot down.
Yes, Bill Clinton, you DID have sexual relations with that woman; that woman, of course, being Monica Lewinsky.
Lance Armstrong lied for years and years and years about his performance-enhancing drug use, finally coming clean via an interview with Oprah Winfrey. But talk about too little too late, huh?
In 2002, Brandy stunned fans when she announced she was pregnant ... and had secretly gotten hitched to producer Robert Smith in 2001. The couple then starred on the reality show Brandy: Special Delivery, which tracked the birth of daughter Sy'rai in summer 2002. A year later, the couple announced its separation, but Smith waited another year to reveal that the two were never actually married; they faked it to protect the artist's image.
Tiger Woods crashed his car in November 2009 and was then forced to admit why a couple months later. At a press conference, he owned up to many extramarital affairs and stated: "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me."
Milli Vanilli won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1990... and then handed it back months later after admitting they didn't actually sing any of their tracks.
James Frey wrote a searing memoir titled "A Million Little Pieces." It supposedly chronicled his intense drug use. And then he went on Oprah and was humilated when forced to admit he made it all up.
May take the disingenuous cake. He paid a staffer in 2008 to claim that the staffer fathered a child with a woman named Rielle Hunter. Eventually, Edwards admitted to cheating on his wife with Hunter and, yes, also to being the father of her child. He then dated Hunter, following his divorce, until mid-2012.
That girlfriend whose death the Notre Dame linebacker mourned? He never met her. She never existed. He was totally Catfished.
In 2003, Star Jones credited her giant weight loss to exercise and diet. No gastic bypass here, she claimed! She was lying.
Farrah Abraham initially said she merely made a sex tape with porn star James Deen. She had no idea how it got leaked online. She later admitted: yes, she purposely made a porn.
The White Stripes
Jack and Meg White claimed to be siblings — the youngest of 10, no less - but the musicians were actually married. Despite papers revealing their 1996 marriage license in 2001 and later their 2000 divorce filing — right before they struck it big — they vowed they were related all the way until Jack gave Rolling Stone an interview in 2006.
Alex Rodriguez said he never took steroids, he never took steroids, he never took steroids. Turns out, he took steroids.