publicity hound

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publicity hound

Someone who seeks to have the attention of the public constantly focused on him- or herself, typically by means of attracting media coverage. The former actor's run at politics is seen by many as just another stunt by a publicity hound desperate to keep the spotlight on himself.
See also: hound
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Moore, a publicity hound who has been appearing in the media attacking same-sex marriage, technically recused himself from the decision - but his fingerprints are all over it.
Forever the publicity hound, Paris was in the news recently for publicly making out with pop star Miley Cyrus in front of the latter's boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger last Thursday.
It's currently chaired by California Representative Darrell Issa, an inveterate publicity hound who has focused his efforts on Fox News-friendly topics like Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service without much to show for it.
Additionally, the Director of Barketing should be a publicity hound, as he or she will be featured at www.
And then there is the perennial publicity hound Simcha Jacobovici (TV's The Naked Archaeologist), who, along with James Cameron (whenever the latter is not tied up making bad movies about blue people or sinking boats), spends a lot of his time looking for the lost tomb of Jesus.
It quoted the editorial in an English language newspaper that described Ijaz as a publicity hound with a healthy sense of self-regard, adding: As a US citizen, Mr.
If it was not so risible, whoever dreamt up this extravaganza is a publicity hound, because it was circulated as a news release to the media.
It's an odd hero-to-zero reversal: from the most sainted of journalistic types, the in-depth reporter, to one of society's most despised bottom feeders, the publicity hound.
Whatever labels stick to him, publicity hound, philanthropist, tireless self-promoter, arts patron, literary outsider, compulsive page filler of Dickensian passions, one fact is undeniable: this writer commands attention.
But now, sadly, I believe it's been turned into a bandwagon - with every politician and publicity hound hopping aboard.
The lure of shopping for vintage rock 'n' roll tees, Levis, cowboy boots and the WCAGA vintage-inspired line at Seth Weisser and Gerard Maione's new digs at Space15Twenty drew a very obviously pregnant Nicole Richie to Ivar and Sunset, "Dancing With the Stars" pro Lacey Schwimmer and publicity hound Lisa Rinna, along with pink-haired punks and prim ladies.
In his desperation to come across as a nice guy rather than a publicity hound, we're entitled to ask this question about a man providing pop stars with a private jet in exchange for PR - where was he for John Denver's last world tour?
Thus, it was difficult for the embedded journalists not to recognize the pot calling the kettle black when these same cabinet ministers decried Coderre as a publicity hound.
But he's also obviously eager to cut out the middleman that is the Boston sports media, which has often portrayed him as a publicity hound and heaped scorn on his religious faith and Republican politics.
EVERYONE knows Santa doesn't come until Christmas Eve - but try telling that to publicity hound Michael O'Leary.