What is celebrity?

  • (noun): The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed.
    Synonyms: fame, renown
    See also — Additional definitions below


A celebrity is a person who has a prominent profile and commands a great degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media. The term is synonymous with wealth (commonly denoted as a person with fame and fortune), implied with great popular appeal, prominence in a particular field, and is easily recognized by the general public.

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Some articles on celebrity:

Cash In The Attic - Cash in The Celebrity Attic
... In celebrity episodes, the well-known guest contributors rummage around their homes for antiques to be valued and sold at auction ... The celebrity donates the proceeds to his or her charity of choice ...
Celebrity Series Of Boston - History - Boston Debuts
... have made their Boston debuts with the Celebrity Series ... Pollak Dance Company Pianist Paul Lewis Each season from early fall to late spring, the Celebrity Series presents more than 50 multi-cultural and international artists and ... a number of different performance venues throughout the Boston area, each year the Celebrity Series presents programs of classical music, modern and classical dance, jazz, folk, world ...
Celebrity - Health Implications
... Common threats such as stalking have spawned a term called Celebrity Worship Syndrome, which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal life ...
Daily Fill - Partners
... “The Most Visited Black Website in the World.” Gossip Girls – “Celebrity and Entertainment News Leaders.” Page Six – The gossip section of the New York Post ... Egotastic – “The Sexy Side of Celebrity Gossip.” ExpoSay - "Celebrity Photos, Fashion and Entertainment News." ...
Mickey Sherman - Celebrity
... Sherman has an adult son and an adult daughter from a previous marriage ... Wiehl, about 14 years younger than Sherman, has a daughter and a son from a previous marriage ...

More definitions of "celebrity":

  • (noun): A widely known person.
    Example: "He was a baseball celebrity"
    Synonyms: famous person

Famous quotes containing the word celebrity:

    My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    The hero was distinguished by his achievement; the celebrity by his image or trademark. The hero created himself; the celebrity is created by the media. The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)