9 Ways to Get Famous for Doing (Almost) Nothing

Sometimes, talent is secondary to becoming a celebrity. See the creative methods that got these notable names (Balloon Boy! Paris Hilton!) in the news. By Ali Gray (10 Photos)

Ali Gray on Oct 19, 2009 at 3:14PM

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9 Ways to Get Famous for Doing (Almost) Nothing

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Date a (Much!) Older Man

Large age gaps in couples are always fodder for speculation. But to stand out in Tinseltown, the difference has to be extreme. Anna Nicole Smith started the trend by marrying 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall when she was just 26. A decade later, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson perfected the art by simultaneously dating Hugh Hefner while filming The Girls Next Door. Their bizarre four-way relationship intrigued audiences and made them demi-celebrities in their own right. The girls may be done with their Playboy reality show, but each has landed her own solo gig: Planet Holly, Kendra and Bridget's Sexiest Beaches.

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