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    Anime and manga 

You didn't notice me? This handsome... Me! Me! Me!
Tiger's Eye, Sailor Moon, Episode 136

    Comic Books 

In the future, perhaps you could choose a less destructive manner to beg for attention from your classmates?

I won't be ignored anymore. I won't be contained. You'll learn. All of you. You'll learn how special I am. And you'll be sorry...
Basil Karlo - AKA: Clayface Batman: The Dark Knight #24 - Captive Audience


    Fan Works 

"What can I say? I'm a born show-off."

First of all, when she arrived at school, Shinji in tow, she discovered that she was no longer the center of attention, and this inflamed her sensibilities deeply.
Asuka, Last Child of Krypton, chapter 8

Regardless of your opinion on Asuka, one thing that I think really cannot be debated is that she's, well, an attention whore. And quite frankly, I can't see any other reason why she'd throw on a cape and start doing random heroic acts as this point. Especially considering that she feels, not without justification, that she's already busting her ass to save the world.

    Film - Animated 

I'm Turbo, the greatest racer ever! And I did NOT reprogram this world to let YOU, and that halitosis-riddled WARTHOG, TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!
King Candy aka Turbo, Wreck-It Ralph

    Film - Live-Action 

Batman...Batman...Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!

My friends? What world are you living in? I don't need friends. I need fans.
Jill Roberts, Scream 4

    Live-Action TV 

Gina Linetti: I take my job very seriously. That's why I'm here right now helping you, and I'm the only one dong it. Or I was, until you insulted me. Now watch me walk away.
Gina walks out of the room while Terry looks away, guilty.
Gina: Bangs on the window I said watch me!

North Korea is willing to go to any lengths for the whole world to honor its demands of 'Ooh, please pay attention to us.'

Liz Lemon: You're so insecure, you get jealous of babies for their soft skin!
Jenna Maroney: And how much attention they get.

I'm being extremely clever up here and there's no one to stand around looking impressed! What's the point in having you all?!
The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who


I wanna be in the headlines
Anything to be in the headlines
As long as they spell my name right
I hope that they catch my best side
Alice Cooper, "Headlines"

I don't care what you think as long as it's about me

We're shameless, we will do anything
To get our fifteen minutes of fame
We have no integrity, we're ready to crawl
To attain celebrity, we'll do anything at all
Pet Shop Boys, "Shameless"

You asked me what I wanted to be
And now I think the answer is plain to see!
I want to be famous!
— "Wanna Be Famous", by Voodoo Highway

When I was young I wanted attention
And I promised myself that I'd do anything
Anything at all for them to notice me...
— "When I Grow Up", by The Pussycat Dolls


    Tabletop Games 

You are the star, and if you're not, you will upstage him. Unlife is a competition for finite glamour, and no-one remembers the loser.
The Degenerate, Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Giovanni (Revised)

    Video Games 

Look at me!
The Scout, Team Fortress 2

Also, check on the curtain in Pirate Cove from time to time. The character in there seems unique in that he becomes more active if the cameras remain off for long periods of time. I guess he doesn't like being watched. I don't know.

    Web Original 

Someone who craves the spotlight. Usually this person has no talent to begin with. which makes it all the more horrid.

If you go to public lectures, you know there’s always that one person who asks a question at the end. Only it’s not a question: it’s a rambling, meandering monologue. Eventually it hits five minutes and they have seemingly asked just about everything under the sun about pretty much nothing at all. The only reason they’ve sat down is they’ve run out of breath. If they had a pull-string on them, you could give it a tug and they’d spew shit for another five minutes. Now you get to enjoy that uncomfortable pause as the rest of the audience and the speakers try desperately hard to work out and salvage something from that pointless intervention. Bottle that train-wreck aesthetic and put it online and you’ve got Schneider’s literary interview series.
Tom Morris on Dan Schneider, "Sanger meets Schneider; I hit the bottle"

Kanye goes to award shows and makes an ass of himself because that's his thing now. Beyoncé gets to sit there and look stunned and above all of it. Kim gets another five seconds of camera time. And Jay-Z gets to sit there and look indifferent and somehow bring up his drug-dealing days yet again so that people don't focus on the fact that he's just a rich old Samsung brand-manager now.

Angelina Jolie may be taking great pains to avoid having to see or speak to her father Jon Voight, but that does little to deter him from trying, using the somewhat unorthodox, bad-grandpa technique of sending messages of love to his daughter, son-in-law, and their pancultural grandchildren through the nearest available red carpet lens.

In a world where many celebrities have to hide from the paparazzi and fans, it's refreshing to see one that posts his whereabouts on the Internet and begs for company. When Herb Jefferson Jr., "Boomer" from the original Battlestar Galactica, comes home from a long day at the autograph booth with 17 dollars, he reads Carlos Mencia's Twitter and says, 'Man, that's just sad.'

Is there a division of Animal Control that is able to remove reality has-beens who won’t leave? I have a Kate Gosselin problem. No matter how often she’s kicked out, Kate keeps coming back with her pups and trying to nest, and it’s becoming a real pain in the ass. I tried searching the Animal Control website, but all I could find was a number for possum extermination (which might work).
Michael K., "Kate Gosselin Doesn’t Talk To Her Family Because They’re Not Famous Enough"

‘Scuse me a moment as I whore myself out to Equestria Daily. This’ll get us featured for sure!

The dumbest and worst among you are probably saying, "Those two made money by doing nothing — they just knew how to game the system!" They didn't. Heidi and Spencer are DNA swabs that somehow grew to adulthood and escaped the crime lab. Their book makes it clear that all they did was anything and everything to get attention with no foresight or regard to their dignity. Spencer Pratt would put his cock in his own father if he thought it would get his proctologist to ask him to move. And it's strange that I bring up fathers and asses, because Heidi Montag's penis was actually formed from her father's ass tissue. It was an unorthodox procedure, but when the Argentine plastic surgeon with a bag of her father's ass and a gun to his head asked her if she was sure, she replied, "Yay, someone's looking at me!"

    Western Animation 

I can't stand this any longer. Somebody please pay attention to me! Hello, pay attention to me! Look at me! I'm Bart, I'm Bart! Look at me, look at me, look at me! ''(waggles tongue)
Bart Simpson, The Simpsons, "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy"

I want to be famous.... I want my name spoken with awe. I want people to throw themselves at my feet!
Pizzazz, Jem, "Starbright, Pt. 1: Falling Star

Jake Spidermonkey, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, "Disregarding Henry"

S.H.A.R.I., What's New, Scooby-Doo?, "High-Tech House of Horrors"

Noah: Dudes, this is messed. You're singing in a plane.
Harold: What did you expect? / Chris is freaking insane!
Gwen: Yeah, but guys, you're singing on TV!
Courtney: Haven't you always wanted to? / It can't just be me!
Total Drama: World Tour

Mama Miao (to Sheegwa): You're a princess now.
Sagwa (playing with flowers): Hey everybody look at me!!
Baba Miao (to Sheegwa):...and as a princess, you have a reputation to uphold. You have to be calm, graceful, and above all, wise.
Sheegwa: Really? Do you think they'll bring me tasty fish dishes?
Sagwa (ignoring them all): Look at my hat!!
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, "Princess Sheegwa]]"

I will never get the credit that I deserve for the attention-grabbing things that I do.
Master Shake, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    Real Life 

They're vile little creatures who would step on their mother's head to have a hit.
The famously frugal and forgiving Simon Cowell on Jedward.

You know, I bitch all the time about Hunter, but trust me, that guy has NOTHING on Hogan, who manipulated Vince to such a degree that he basically buried two top stars in Hart and Yokozuna just to appease his ego by putting the strap on him once again.
At WrestleMania.
In a match he wasn’t even in!

At time of writing, Shia LaBeouf is pretending to be crazy, as opposed to just being a tedious bell-end, because he thinks rebranding himself as a pretentious performance artist will make people forget that he's an artless plagiarist with nothing to say, who got famous in those shitty giant robot movies where shapes hit other shapes. Not only is he wrong, but it was painfully apparent what he was doing from the second he sent the first carefully-worded tweet.
Stuart Millard, Smoke and Mirrors & Steven Seagal

"Like/share if you agree!"
—Message boards everywhere

"'Out of sight, out of mind' is my motto. I avoid attractive young women. I avert my gaze or switch the channel. I've noticed (out of the corner of my eye) that some women do a double take. They're not used to being ignored. Their vanity requires constant reassurance."



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