Celebrity

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Celebrity is the fame and public attention accorded by the mass media to individuals or groups or, occasionally, animals, but is usually applied to the persons or groups of people (celebrity couples, families, etc.) themselves who receive such a status of fame and attention.wikipedia
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Movie star

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Public fascination went well beyond the on-screen exploits of movie stars and their private lives became headline news: for example, in Hollywood the marriages of Elizabeth Taylor and in Bollywood the affairs of Raj Kapoor in the 1950s.
A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is an actor who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures.

The Muppets

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Thanks to the global reach of film and television characters like King Kong, Godzilla, The Flintstones, The Muppets and The Simpsons are instantly recognizable to millions.
The Muppets attained celebrity status and international recognition through The Muppet Show (1976–1981), which received four Primetime Emmy Award wins and twenty-one nominations during its five-year run.

15 minutes of fame

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Someone who achieves a small amount of transient fame (through, say, hype or mass media) may become labeled a "B-grade celebrity". Andy Warhol famously coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame" in reference to a short-lived publicity.
There is a third and even more remote interpretation of the term, as used by an individual who has been legitimately famous or skirted celebrity for a brief period of time, that period of time being his or her "fifteen minutes."

A-list

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English-speaking media commentators and journalists will sometimes refer to celebrities as belonging to the A-List or state that a certain actor belongs to the B-List, the latter being a disparaging context.

Martha Stewart

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Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra; ; born August 3, 1941) is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, former model, and convicted felon.

Perez Hilton

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Celebrity blogging have also spawned stars such as Perez Hilton who is well known for not only blogging, but also outing celebrities.
His blog, PerezHilton.com (formerly PageSixSixSix.com), is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities.

Famous for being famous

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The coinages "famesque" and "celebutante" are of similar pejorative gist.
Famous for being famous is a pejorative term for someone who attains celebrity status for no particularly identifiable reason (as opposed to fame based on achievements, skill, or talent) and appears to generate his or her own fame, or someone who achieves fame through a family or relationship association with an existing celebrity.

Internet celebrity

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Also known as being internet famous, contemporary fame does not always involve a physical red carpet.

Outline of entertainment

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Actors sometimes alternate between theater, television, and film or even branch into other occupations within the entertainment industry such as becoming a singer, comedian, producer, or a television host in order to be monetarily diversified, as doing one gig pays comparatively very little.

Autograph

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Celebrities often hire one or more bodyguards (or close protection officer) to protect themselves and their families from threats ranging from the mundane (intrusive paparazzi photographers or autograph-seeking fans) to serious (assault, kidnapping, assassination, or stalking).
The term is used particularly in connection with the collecting of autographs of celebrities; the hobby of collecting autographs is known as "philography".

Assassination

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Celebrities often hire one or more bodyguards (or close protection officer) to protect themselves and their families from threats ranging from the mundane (intrusive paparazzi photographers or autograph-seeking fans) to serious (assault, kidnapping, assassination, or stalking).
It is an act that may be done for financial gain, to avenge a grievance, from a desire to acquire fame or notoriety, or because of a military, security, insurgent or secret police group's command to carry out the homicide.

Bodyguard

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Access to celebrities is strictly controlled by their entourage of staff which includes managers, publicists, agents, personal assistants, and bodyguards.
A number of high-profile celebrities and CEOs also use bodyguards.

Paparazzi

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Celebrities often hire one or more bodyguards (or close protection officer) to protect themselves and their families from threats ranging from the mundane (intrusive paparazzi photographers or autograph-seeking fans) to serious (assault, kidnapping, assassination, or stalking).
Paparazzi (, ; ; singular: masculine paparazzo or feminine paparazza) are independent photographers who take pictures of high-profile people, such as actors, athletes, politicians, and other celebrities, typically while subjects go about their usual life routines.

Publicist

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Access to celebrities is strictly controlled by their entourage of staff which includes managers, publicists, agents, personal assistants, and bodyguards.
A publicist is a person whose job is to generate and manage publicity for a company, a brand, or public figure – especially a celebrity – or for a work such as a book, film, or album.

Celebrity worship syndrome

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Common threats such as stalking have spawned celebrity worship syndrome where a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal life.
Celebrity worship syndrome (CWS) is an obsessive addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal and professional life.

Maurice Hilleman

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American microbiologist Maurice Hilleman is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist of the 20th century.
After Hilleman's death Ralph Nader wrote, "Yet almost no one knew about him, saw him on television, or read about him in newspapers or magazines. His anonymity, in comparison with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Jose Canseco, or an assortment of grade B actors, tells something about our society's and media's concepts of celebrity; much less of the heroic."

Fan (person)

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Celebrities often hire one or more bodyguards (or close protection officer) to protect themselves and their families from threats ranging from the mundane (intrusive paparazzi photographers or autograph-seeking fans) to serious (assault, kidnapping, assassination, or stalking).
These fans will often hold a crush on a major movie star, pop star, athlete or celebrity (see teen idol).

People (magazine)

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Social media humanizes celebrities in a way that arouses public fascination as evident by the success of magazines such as Us Weekly and People Weekly.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation.

Nightclub

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The guest list is typically used for private parties and events held by celebrities.

Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol famously coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame" in reference to a short-lived publicity.
He loved celebrities, so he painted them as well.

Planet Hollywood

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Us Weekly

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Social media humanizes celebrities in a way that arouses public fascination as evident by the success of magazines such as Us Weekly and People Weekly.

Leonid Grinin

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Grinin also investigates the influence of the personal celebrity factor on the social life of modern society, analyses celebrities as a special stratum and reasons for the rapid increase in the importance of social role of personal celebrity.

Mass media

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Celebrity is the fame and public attention accorded by the mass media to individuals or groups or, occasionally, animals, but is usually applied to the persons or groups of people (celebrity couples, families, etc.) themselves who receive such a status of fame and attention.

Wealth

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Celebrity status is often associated with wealth (commonly referred to as fame and fortune), while fame [entertainment]] are commonly associated with celebrity status, while political leaders often become celebrities.