hit the headlines

hit the headlines AND make the headlines AND get the headlines (to become important news and be reported in the newspapers and on the television and radio) — привлечь внимание (прессы)

Example 1: The accident got headlines.

Example 2: The latest scandal to hit the headlines is about a minister's son arrested for drug-dealing. (CIDI)

See also
[в центре внимания]
[in the spotlight]
[греться в лучах славы]
get the eye
steal the show