30 White Lies, Huge Fibs and Glaring Omissions Made by Celebrities

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30 White Lies, Huge Fibs and Glaring Omissions Made by Celebrities

As a very English man once said, “All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Thats never been truer than now, in the golden age of celebrity and reality television. Ultimately, it shouldnt trip anyone up when a celebrity lies — theyre just acting, after all.

And yet, some of these fibs really stuck in our collective, societal craw…

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Manti Te'o said his girlfriend died of cancer. The story pushed him to a a Heisman Trophy. Girlfriend Kekua wasn't real. Te'o claims he only learned he'd been catfished right before the winner was announced. But he also claimed to have met Kekua in person ... years before the catfisher made contact. CRACKED.COM

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Rick Ross raps about non-stop hustling. Не even took his name from a drug kingpin. Не was actually a prison guard before rapping. After the story broke, Ross originally denied it, but the media managed to get ahold of pay stubs that proved it was true. CRACKED.COM

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Joaquin Phoenix said he was engaged on Letterman. Within 24 hours, he admitted it was a lie. There's plenty of joking on late-night, but he'd feigned enough seriousness that the story was reported as true by various outlets-including ABC, whose original story about the engagement CRACKED.COM remains online to this day.

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Tom Six deliberately left out a huge detail when he pitched The Human Centipede (First Sequence). SIAMESE TRIPLET In order to get investors on board for his twisted movie, the writer/director told them that it would be about a surgeon sewing people together. Six never mentioned that the people would be sewn ass to mouth. To his surprise, the movie's financiers ended up loving the final product. CRACKED.COM

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To get funding for CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL Matt Stone and Trey Parker shot a three-minute preview, complete with costumes and songs, and, as Parker says, went around to people and said 'Hey, we need finishing money for our movie. They'd leave out that they also needed starting money, as they would be starting over from scratch. CRACKED.COM

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According to Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi, in 1987 CBS executives refused to grant Ralph Bakshi and him a contract unless they had the rights to something already well known. Bakshi went nuts and said he owned the rights to Mighty Mouse. FRITZ g) - MILE - THE NEW ADVENTURES MIGHTY OF MOUSE The execs bought the lie. After leaving, Bakshi said, Find out who the hell owns Mighty Mouse, quick! This was arguably the start of the New Golden Age of Cartoons. CRACKED.COM

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Multi-award-winner Betty Thomas owes her directorial debut to a lie. IC CONCER SUPPORT DE The Second AKE N CANCER city TOGETHER ACT She told a Variety reporter she would be LDA'S CLUB directing an episode of John Ritter's series G Hooperman, and even though she was called about the lie by the show's producer, she wound up directing the Christmas episode because no one wanted it. GRACKED.COM

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