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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Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, will be giving her final public presentation.
Avenatti's rise in the public arena has been met by some skepticism a he's been called a publicity hound with aggressive and brash tactics.
Barely deigning to call its target by name, Vogel's manifesto "13 Confusions," published in 1967, accuses Mekas of being a provincial, tasteless, historically ignorant publicity hound while suggesting that his unspecified proteges (most likely Jack Smith, Ken Jacobs, and the Kuchar Brothers, and perhaps Barbara Rubin and Andrew Noren as well, none of whom ever showed their work at Vogel's Cinema 16) were untalented slobs.
Earheart was supposedly a publicity hound and seeker of notoriety, and, in all fairness, courageous.
She is as shameless as he is, a publicity hound who is as comfortable in the limelight as the demagogue himself.
She is as shameless as him and a publicity hound who is as comfortable in the limelight as the demagogue himself.
The sale of The Loop and the sudden demise of his morning show was still too raw and too upsetting even for a notorious publicity hound like Muller.
But the contradictions that characterize Roque's checkered career - human rights and international law specialist, often accused of being a publicity hound, who took a courageous stand against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, was primary supporter of Vice President Jejomar Binay's presidential candidacy, became a fake minority leader supportive of President Duterte - also define his first statements and remarks as spokesperson-designate.
"It is comforting to have another woman in No 10 who knows who is boss and is not a publicity hound" - Sir Bernard Ingham.
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.
No publicity hound and never one to do anything for private adulation, Maroon was a kind-hearted soul who loved people.
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.
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.