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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NBC Bay Area 15 Aug 2022
Actress Robyn Griggs has passed away at the age of 49. The soap star's death was announced by a friend in a statement posted to Griggs' Facebook page. "With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn's passing," the Aug. 13 statement read ... Stay informed about local news and weather ... From Soap Stars to Superstars Entertainment News ... ....

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CTV 14 Aug 2022
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MLB News: Fernando Tatis Jr. Issues Statement in Response to Suspension

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Photo credit. Only in Dade / Instagram. Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny opened a restaurant in Miami on Thursday. Normally, this is not car news ... The star and new restauranteur brought his Bugatti Chiron to the event, as one does when opening a restaurant in Miami ... Incredibly, this is not the first time Bad Bunny's specific Chiron has been in the news ... 1....

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The Daily Mail 14 Aug 2022
Eva Longoria kept it sporty chic while talking about climate change at a Vote Like A Madre event in Coral Gables, Florida on Saturday. The 47-year-old actress posed up in a white sleeveless blouse styled with a pair of black tapered joggers ... Sporty chic ... Share ... Longoria's appearance at the event came in the midst of great career news for the superstar....

Kevin Durant holding out of training camp not off the table: source

Boston Herald 13 Aug 2022
Durant doubled down on his request and told Tsai he has lost faith in the direction of the organization and that Tsai must choose between the superstar forward and the pair of general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash, according to The Athletic ... Tribune News Service....

Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ featured on Oscar Awards Instagram page

The Siasat Daily 13 Aug 2022
Mumbai ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by The Academy (@theacademy) ... The film starred superstar Tom Hanks ... The film also saw a cameo appearance from superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels ... ....

Egyptian star Mai Omar is first judge for Miss Universe Bahrain 2022

Arab News 13 Aug 2022
DUBAI ... The superstar announced the news in an Instagram post, along with the official Miss Universe Bahrain account ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Miss Universe Bahrain (@missuniversebahrain) ... 26 ... .......

MLB News: Fans React to Shocking Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension News

Star Telegram 13 Aug 2022
Baseball Twitter sounded off after the surprising news that Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. will miss the rest of the season and beyond due to a 80-game suspension. On Friday, ... ....

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CTV 13 Aug 2022
CTV News London has learned that London native and NHL superstar Nazem Kadri will bring the Stanley Cup to London later this month ... ....

Siddhant Chaturvedi pens a heartfelt note as he wraps up for Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, says ‘it was an honour’

Financial Express 13 Aug 2022
The actor added a heartfelt caption ... Laal Singh Chaddha ... Siddhant has been bestowed with so many titles in his name that makes him a favourite superstar of this generation. While the audience was eagerly waiting for his next, this news of wrapping up ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ has come as a treat for his fans to watch him on the big screen soon....

There are better fast bowlers in Indian T20 cricket than Shami: Ponting

The Siasat Daily 13 Aug 2022
Dubai ... Also Read ... That’s taking nothing away from Pakistan because they are an incredible cricket nation that continue to present out-and-out superstar players.”. Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels ... ....

Bob Raissman: Kevin Durant uncertainty is bad for business for both the Nets and the NBA

Eagle-Tribune 13 Aug 2022
The latest plot twists are courtesy of Kevin Durant who wants to be traded unless owner Joe Tsai tells GM Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash to hit the bricks ... Can the owners expect that kind of dough from their TV partners when they can’t even guarantee superstars, under contract, will be a part of their team’s roster?. ©2022 New York Daily News ... ....

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