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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For those publicity hounds, the SPCA Florida 2013 Spokesdog Contest will launch in October.
html) interview with NBC , Zerilli has been frustrated over the decades to watch the FBI chase countless tips from publicity hounds seeking attention by saying they know Hoffa's burial spot
The automaker needs to tell its publicity hounds to stop using images of the Volt concept in a fashion that insinuates the design theme created in the concept will see the light of day, because it won't.
When a photo surfaced early this year showing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a flirtatious Paris Hilton schmoozing at a post-Grammy party, their pairing was written off as Los Angeles' two biggest publicity hounds capitalizing on yet another photo op.
The Nielsens prove plenty of us do, and prime time isn't big enough for all the publicity hounds eager to mug and bicker before a national audience.
I'll bet that tourists in London with camera round their neck must be taken aback if they bump into any of these publicity hounds and they (out of force of habit) start undoing top buttons, etc.
While it's possible to feel sympathy for publicity hounds who get more than they bargained for, Hollywood stars hardly need any special legal treatment.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- A controversial new television ad campaign launched this week by the Center for Consumer Freedom is certain to give the publicity hounds at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) the sort of attention they don't actually want.
There will be 1,800 purebred dogs in 130 different breeds -- and they are all publicity hounds.
At a time when antigovernment extremists seemed to be everywhere, the FBI's failure gave self-serving publicity hounds like members of Congress Bob Barr, R-Georgia, and Helen Chenowith, R-Idaho, a chance to make points with their friends on the fringe.
These cheap-shot publicity hounds let crime go on for one to several years so they can get notoriety for ``the biggest sting on record.
The nation's Top 10 Publicity Hounds are featured in the June/July issue of George, which focuses on politicians and thus manages to leave Demi Moore and Alan Dershowitz off the list.