Jared Leto -- Publicity Whore?

6/2/2006 8:16 PM PDT

Jared Leto -- Publicity Whore?

If anyone is looking for tips on how to stay relevant in a city whose tastes change faster than Paris Hilton's boyfriends, look no further than 'My-So-Called Life' hottie Jared Leto. It seems like he'll do anything to keep in the limelight, including dousing himself on-stage in fake blood during a performance with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
As if the bloody performance wasn't enough, Leto scores even more attention by being spotted with paparazzi magnet Lindsay Lohan afterwards, where the two apparently spent time together in his tour bus...what happened once inside, who knows, but the two have been romantically linked in the past.

This isn't the first instance of Leto trying to generate publicity for his band though, just last month the frontman told a reporter at AOL Music that he was gay, saying, "I'll give you an exclusive...I'm gay...as a goose...If people only knew the real stories."

He later contacted AOL and said that his "coming out" should not have been taken so seriously and he is, in fact, not gay. Sorry Jared, a little too late-- blogs across the internet picked up the story and tried to further the speculation, citing an OUT interview with him from 2004 where he flirted with the interviewer while promoting the homoerotic flick 'Alexander', saying "I know I'm gay. I must be gay. I flicked your nipple." He then corrected himself saying, "I'm only half gay."

With his band on the rise and his new movie 'Chapter 27,' where he plays John Lennon's murderer Mark David Chapman, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of the stud in the future. With stunts like these, it's sure to be anything but boring.