Getting famous these days is pretty easy. Go get yourself arrested or pop a video up on YouTube and your fifteen minutes are just around the corner. But for those that have fame as a career, accolades and acclaim are as sought after as gold and oil. The calculated measures stars will go to in order to gain the glory -- and sustain it -- are aplenty. Popeater breaks down some of the ways stars grab for the proverbial gold.

Get Ugly
Nothing screams Oscar like attractive people uglying themselves up for a role. Charlize Theron has done it twice ('Monster,' 'North Country') and nabbed a golden statue for making herself unrecognizable to play Aileen Wournos.