Superstar

Superstar is a term used to refer to a celebrity who has great popular appeal and is widely known, prominent or successful in some field. Celebrities referred to as "superstars" may include individuals who work as actors, actresses, musicians, athletes, and other media-based professions. Particularly notable superstars now receive the appellation "megastar".

Origin of term

The origin of the term in the context of celebrity is uncertain, but a similar expression is attested in The Cricketers of My Time, a famous cricket book by John Nyren about the Hambledon Club. Writing in 1832, Nyren described the outstanding 18th-century batsman John Small as "a star of the first magnitude".

The earliest use of the term "superstar" has been credited to Frank Patrick in reference to the great hockey players on his Vancouver Millionaires teams of the 1910s-1920s, specifically Cyclone Taylor.

The term was later used in the 1960s by Andy Warhol: "A friend of mine named Ingrid from New Jersey came up with a new last name, just right for her new, loosely defined show-business career. She called herself "Ingrid Superstar." I'm positive Ingrid invented that word. At least, I invite anyone with "superstar" clippings that predate Ingrid's to show them to me. The more parties we went to, the more they wrote her name in the papers, Ingrid Superstar, and "superstar" was starting its media run. Ingrid called me a few weeks ago. She's operating a sewing machine now. But her name is still going. It seems incredible, doesn't it?" (Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol)

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Norm Macdonald, former Saturday Night Live comic, dies after long battle with cancer

Indian Express 15 Sep 2021
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Pratik Gandhi: ‘I’m excited that people want to see more of me’

Indian Express 15 Sep 2021
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Producers Guild of America as member, says ‘grateful to be inducted’

Indian Express 15 Sep 2021
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Ahed’s Knee and The Devil’s Drivers search for hope: Express at TIFF

Indian Express 15 Sep 2021
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Pepsi® Recruits NFL Superstars To Teach Fans How To Talk Trash - And Recycle - ...

The Salamanca Press 15 Sep 2021
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MLB Superstar, Walker Buehler, Partners with SweetSpot Sports to Promote a New Line of Signature ...

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Hopefully country star can come to town this time

Belfast Telegraph 14 Sep 2021
It is the news that every Irish country music fan has been waiting years to hear — superstar Garth Brooks is planning a series of concerts in Ireland in September, seven years after the cancellation of five gigs led to front page news and questions in the Irish parliament....
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Pinkvilla 14 Sep 2021
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Tucker Carlson admits he’s a liar but tries not to lie on television

The Charlotte Observer 14 Sep 2021
NEW YORK — Fox News superstar Tucker Carlson is a liar — or so he says. The primetime pundit appeared on a right-wing YouTube program Sunday in which he was ... ....
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Are we set for another Garth-gate at Croker in 2022?

RTE 14 Sep 2021
With news that the country superstar is planning a five-night stand at Croke Park next September, Alan Corr takes a look at what happened seven years ago when Garth Brooks tried to pull off a similar music marathon ... RTÉ News understands that Brooks will try to stage the concerts over two weekends at Croke Park in September 2022....
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Dancer testifies she walked in on R. Kelly and underage Aaliyah in midst of sex act

The Post-Standard 14 Sep 2021
Updated. 7.15 a.m. Published. 7.15 a.m. This combination photo shows singer R ... At age 27, R. Kelly married 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah D. Haughton ... (AP Photo) ... By Tribune News Service. Noah Goldberg, New York Daily News (TNS) ... Kelly testified Monday that she walked in on the R&B superstar in the midst of a sex act with Aaliyah, who was underage ... ....
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Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi and Khushi receive UAE’s golden visa after Mammootty, Mohanlal

Indian Express 14 Sep 2021
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