6 Retarded Publicity Stunts (That Fooled Everyone)

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Paris Hilton is a household name these days, but Cracked.com contends that if she hadn't made a porn tape back in the early 2000s (and then promoted it through a fake publicity campaign where she, at first, denied making it and then denied being of legal age when she shot it), no one would know who she is today. | John Lamparski/Getty Images

Wow! Sacha Baron Cohen totally made Eminem look like a fool on the MTV Movie Awards by landing with his ass in his face! Daaaaamn!!

Or did he?

Turns out it was all a staged publicity stunt. But even after it came out that the whole thing was planned with Eminem's cooperation, you could still find comment threads full of people defending it as real.

Here are other fake publicity stunts that weren't really worth the trouble.

Read the whole story at Cracked.com

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