Can you see them? Can you smell them? Can you feel them?
We're talking about the flames coming off a certain clothing item on the celebrities below. Because they are liars, liars and their pants are on fire!
Maybe not always. But these are some of the biggest lies famous people have ever told. Which strikes you as the most bewildering?
I worked at the World Trade Center on 9/11...
We're starting with a doozy: The League actor Steve Rannazzisi had to issue an apology in September 2015 for saying many years beforehand that he worked in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He did not.
I did not have sexual relations with that woman...
Yes, President Bill Clinton, you did. Her name was Monica Lewinsky and, thanksto you, we'll never look at cigars the same way ever again.
I never took performance enhancing drugs...
Lance Armstrong didn't just say this. He said it over and over and over again, suing people who said otherwise for defamation. Dude is good for cancer fundraising, bad for truth telling.
I nearly died in Iraq!
Okay, Brian Williams didn't go quite this far. But the anchor lost his spot on the NBC Nightly News due to his extreme exaggeration of how close he got to enemy fire during time spent in the Middle East.
I'm totally married!
Brandy announced in 2002 that she was pregnant, and also secretly married to producer Robert Smith. This led to a reality show that chronicled Brandy's pregnancy, except that Brandy eventually admitted she lied; she was never married, she just wanted to protect her image.
I went through SO much as an addict!
James Frey sold millions of books after penning a memoir about his struggles with addiction. Except that he made most of those struggles up. He was humiliated by Oprah Winfrey on television over the major faux pas.
We're such good singers!
No, Milli Vanilli, you were not. This duo had to give back its Grammy after admitting they actually lip-synced on their record. Oops!
What affair? What baby?!?
The former Democratic nominee for President may take the disingenuous cake. Back in 2008, he paid a staffer in to say that this staffer fathered a child with a woman named Rielle Hunter. But, 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. He never again ran for President.
I'm all natural, folks!
Back in 2003, lawyer/comedian/annoying persnality Star Jones credited her impressive weight loss to exercise and diet. But... nope! She underwent gastic bypass surgery.
That sex tape ruined my life!
Where to start with this one? That sex tape MADE your life, Kim Kardashian. And can we be honest, please? Can you admit you helped leaked it?!?
Steroids? Huh? What are those?!?
Any number of baseball players could go here (you suck, Barry Bonds!), but Alex Rodriguez leads the way for lying about steroid use on so many occasions and for just being such a tool.
In related news...
Jack and Meg White claimed to be brother and sister... but the musicians were actually married. Despite documents revealing their 1996 marriage license in 2001 and later their 2000 divorce filing - which took place right before they made it big - Jack and Meg claimed they were related all the way until Jack gave Rolling Stone an interview in 2006.
I'm great at songwriting!
Thicke initially said that he wrote "Blurred Lines." But after a lawsuit filed by Marvin Gaye's family, Thicke admitted that Pharrell had actually wrote the entire song... and he was "just lucky enough to be in the room" when he wrote it.
NOT Straight Outta Compton
Tyga claimed for years that he hailed from Compton. Turns out, however, that he was raised in The Valley... by a pretty wealthy family.
I'm as pure as it gets...
Britney Spears claimed for years that she was saving herself for marriage. But Justin Timberlake told Barbara Walters, after splitting from the singer, that he totally banged Brit! She eventually told W Magazine: "It was two years into my relationship with Justin, and I thought he was the one — but I was wrong. I didn’t think he was gonna go on Barbara Walters and sell me out."
They may be spectacular, but Victoria Beckham does not have real boobs. She claimed as much in a 1999 interview, saying her "inflated" look was due to push-up bras only. But the truth came out in a 2011 interview with Vogue UK after the model let it slip that she had her implants removed.
Okay, Tiger Woods didn't actually say this. And plenty of men have cheated on their wives. But the extent of Tiger's infidelity (SO many cocktail waitresses!) lands him a spot on this list.
I've never made a bet in my life...
It took Pete Rose a very long time to admit that he did, indeed, gamble on professional baseball. He really wants to get into the Hall of Fame, despite being a rotten, dirty liar.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie said for years that they were just friends while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith. But they eventually admitted they fell in love on set, though it's unclear if intercourse was involved until Pitt split from Jennifer Aniston.
An illegal lie...
Martha Stewart was actually convicted of lying, obstruction of justice and conspiracy for insider trading in late 2001. She spent five months in jail and five more months on house arrest. Her bad!
At least she wasn't drunk driving... this time
After getting into a car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in June 2012, Lindsay Lohan at first told police that her assistant was driving her Porsche because she was on probation. The truth then came out and the troubled star pleaded no contest, accepting a plea deal that included community service, rehab and a two-year extension of her probation.
In the backdoor...
Farrah Abraham hilariously tried to claim that she did NOT pork porn star James Deen on camera with the goal of selling their tape for profit. She finally admitted in a February 2014 episode of Couples Therapy that the video was, in fact, a porn.