I did not have sex with that man: Liz Hurley denies Clinton affair
AS celebrity gossip goes, it takes some beating: actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has a year-long affair with Bill Clinton while he was US president.
Throw in the suggestion that they had a liaison in the White House while Hillary Clinton was next door, and that Mr Clinton ended it when he realised he was falling in love, and you have a story that rivals Marilyn Monroe's alleged fling with John F Kennedy.
But when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, as Ms Hurley pointed out yesterday when she was forced to deny the "ludicrously silly" report as it gathered pace online.
The allegations were made by Tom Sizemore, a Hollywood actor who claims to have dated Ms Hurley in the 1990s.
Sizemore was recorded on video boasting to friends that he had arranged Ms Hurley's first rendezvous with the president in 1988 following a White House screening of 'Saving Private Ryan'.
In the video, obtained by the gossip website 'Radar Online', Sizemore says Clinton asked him: "Did you go with Liz Hurley for four years? Do you still see her?"
When Sizemore confirmed the couple had dated but were no longer an item, Clinton is said to have asked for Ms Hurley's phone number.
He then reportedly telephoned her, announced himself with the words, "Elizabeth, this is your Commander-in-Chief" and dispatched an aircraft to whisk her to Washington.
Responding on Twitter, Ms Hurley said: "Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers.
"Yawn." (© Daily Telegraph, London)