Fame is fleeting. One minute, you're on top of the world, raking in awards for a particular role or a series of them, and the next you're on a celebrity reality show.
Perhaps the most tragic fall from grace was Gary Busey, who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the late, great Buddy Holly before becoming the butt of every joke for his eccentricity. We're not saying it isn't easy to laugh at Gary Busey's over-the-top, borderline crazy behaviour on I'm With Busey and, to a lesser extent, Donald Trump's The Apprentice, but it's a long fall from Oscar nominee to being insulted by Meatloaf.
But oftentimes, that fall is well deserved and a long time coming. In those cases, those who taste it fall into the temptations of vanity and fear losing it most of all. "I used to be famous," is a sad thing to say. So they'll resort to anything to get their name and reputation back to what it once was.
Here are the strangest, sometimes disturbing ways people have tried to earn back their fame.