By InTouch Weekly
Competing for the limelight isn't easy — that is, unless you're willing to push the envelope with some crazy publicity stunts. The following stars definitely did exactly what it took to stay (or become) relevant. As outrageous as their actions may be, they worked!
Madonna and Britney's VMA make-out session was probably one of the biggest publicity stunts of the 2000s! The 2003 lip-lock between the pop princess of the past and present generated a media frenzy. No other VMA performance (maybe except for Miley's) will EVER be as memorable. Ever.
Miley's outrageous and overtly sexual performance at the 2013 VMAs — who can forget that tongue and the twerking on Robin Thicke?! — definitely caused an uproar. Not only was she making headlines EVERYWHERE, but she also made EVERYONE remember her name.
Kim's 72-day marriage to the NBA player is probably one of the most jarring publicity stunts the Kardashians have ever pulled. She made a reported $2 million from her widely televised wedding — and even Kris admits that it was all a sham!
Just before 'The Simple Life' was set to debut, Paris' sex tape mysteriously "leaked" all over the Internet. While the Heiress has always been a socialite, no one really knew who she was pre-scandal. Thanks to the whole debacle, her reality show drew in 13 million viewers when it premiered!
Similar to ex-BFF Paris, few people knew who "Kim Kardashian" was prior to the leak of her sex tape with then-boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J. However, after the whole ordeal, Kim landed on everyone's radar, and the rest is history.
Crazy publicity stunt or just another day for Gaga? Whatever the case may be, the media was definitely abuzz when the controversial singer stepped onto the VMA red carpet back in 2010, wearing a dress made of raw meat!