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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Show Off Your Assets

Taking it all off to gain attention is nothing new -- but usually it's the ladies baring their bodies for fame. Yes, Heidi Montag, we're talking about you. But Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's baby daddy, wants in on the action. He'll reportedly  strip down to his skivvies for Playgirl magazine. And when it comes to fame-mongering, Levi is becoming a pro: He escorted Kathy Griffin to the Teen Choice Awards, spilled secrets about the Palins to Vanity Fair and shot a funny yet wildly inappropriate commercial for Wonderful Pistachios. What's next? 

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