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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Make a Sex Tape

This method is an obvious classic and has put several supposedly unwitting gals on the map. And when you're not already on a hit TV show like Leighton Meester and Eric Dane, it's a guaranteed way to get attention. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian's respective sex tapes catapulted their careers, bringing them television deals and magazine covers. Though both were reportedly mortified when the tapes were leaked without their knowledge, there's no denying the fame they brought them.

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