15 Celebrities Who Are Known for Silly Attention-Grabbing PR Stunts

Ephraim Obare
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Ah, celebrities! They’re just like us, right? Well, maybe, until they decide to jump out of a cake for a product launch or marry a statue to grab the limelight. Welcome, dear reader, to the wacky world of celebrity PR stunts, where tomfoolery reigns supreme, and all publicity is, indeed, good publicity!

Celebrities Who Are Known for Silly Attention-Grabbing PR Stunts

Here’s a wild ride through 15 of the most hilariously outrageous, attention-grabbing PR stunts pulled off by some of the most well-known faces in showbiz. Trust us, you’re in for some solid entertainment!

Lady Gaga

Celebrities Who Are Known for Silly Attention-Grabbing PR Stunts
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Remember when she showed up at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in a dress made entirely of raw meat? Talk about a carnivorous fashion statement!

According to Wikipedia, in a truly unforgettable moment at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga made headlines with a dress made entirely of raw beef. This daring fashion statement, designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, sparked controversy and secured its place in history. Named Time’s top fashion statement of 2010, Lady Gaga surprises us all.

Sacha Baron Cohen

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According to Daily Mail, his Borat character made headlines when he arrived at the premiere of his film in a cart pulled by women.

Miley Cyrus

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Her infamous twerking performance at the 2013 VMAs was nothing short of headline-grabbing. According to People Entertainment, Miley Cyrus openly voiced her regrets for the infamous foam finger ride during her electrifying 2013 VMAs performance alongside Robin Thicke.

Shia LaBeouf

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He wore a paper bag over his head at the premiere of his 2014 film, declaring ‘I am not famous anymore.’

USA Today states that dressed in a classy tuxedo, the actor playfully posed for photos, peering through two eye cutouts in a paper bag. The words “I am not famous anymore” were boldly written on it. Interestingly, this sentence has become a recurring tweet from him.

Kim Kardashian

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Broke the internet with her Paper Magazine cover in 2014. Too cheeky, don’t you think? Absolutely! And guess what? It didn’t cost a dime! The reigning queen of reality TV, who’s worth a fortune, apparently jumped at the chance to collaborate with the renowned French photographer and graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude.

According to TMZ, the magazine even lacked the funds to pay her from the get-go. Talk about a fascinating twist!

Kanye West

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Announced his run for the presidency in 2020. Nothing screams attention like a presidential bid! Wikipedia states that West announced his campaign on Independence Day via Twitter, writing, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! 🇺🇸 #2020VISION.”

Madonna

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Her on-stage kiss with Britney Spears at the 2003 VMAs had everyone talking, and it’s still legendary.

Dennis Rodman

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His friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raised many eyebrows worldwide. According to ABC News, Rodman, a five-time NBA champ, embarked on an extraordinary journey. Accompanied by three players from the Harlem Globetrotters and a group of journalists from Vice, he ventured to meet the enigmatic leader.

As the cameras captured the moment, the basketball star embraced Kim, sparking controversy among human rights activists. “You have a friend for life,” he whispered, forever etching their encounter in history.

Charlie Sheen

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Remember his strange antics during his infamous meltdown in 2011? Winning! Fox News states that in a fiery outburst in 2011, Sheen launched a scathing attack on Lorre after the creator halted production of “Two and a Half Men” while the “Anger Management” star sought rehab.

Venting his frustration, Sheen penned a letter to TMZ, branding Lorre a “little maggot” and a “stupid, stupid man.” The drama was real, and the words were brutal.

Justin Bieber

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His photo in Calvin Klein underwear caused quite a stir, though some claimed it was Photoshopped.

Paris Hilton

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Who could forget her carrying her pet Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, everywhere she went? Hilton announced the death of her “Tinky” on her Facebook account overnight. “My heart is broken. I am so sad & devastated. After 14 amazing years together, my baby Tinkerbell has passed away of old age,” the heiress wrote. “I feel like I’ve lost a member of my family.

Britney Spears

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Her head-shaving incident in 2007 was a heartbreaking cry for help that garnered worldwide attention.

TODAY.com states Spears wrote that she “gave (paparazzi) some material.” “I went into a hair salon, and I took the clippers, and I shaved off all my hair,” Spears writes. “Everyone thought it was hilarious. Look how crazy she is!

Beyoncé

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Her surprise album ‘Beyoncé’ in 2013, released without any prior announcement, took the music world by storm.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Beyoncé dropped her self-titled album on Dec. 13, 2013, taking the world by storm!

Ashton Kutcher

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His successful prank show ‘Punk’d’ made celebrities cautious around every corner. Once upon a time, Ashton Kutcher took the reins as the mastermind behind one of the first wildly popular prank shows. Curious minds wondered: which A-listers despised the show the most?

Johnny Depp

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His eccentric characters and outlandish outfits, both on-screen and off, never fail to grab attention.

Screen Rant says Johnny Depp, the enigmatic Hollywood movie star, captivates audiences with his uncanny ability to embody strange and eccentric characters on the silver screen. His frequent collaborations with visionary director Tim Burton only add to the allure of his performances.

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    Ephraim Obare is a versatile member of the Frenz Hub writing team, bringing a rich background in economics to his work. An avid swimmer, reader, and cyclist, Ephraim blends analytical insights with his diverse interests.

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