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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‘I sort of thought that had blown up’: When Robert Pattinson spoke about becoming Batman and why Lighthouse was weird

Pinkvilla 29 Sep 2023
Robert Pattinson once shared that he lost it when the news concerning his role as Batman broke ... The news came at a critical time as Pattinson was not signed up for this role then, and the superstar and his team were forced to believe that this news outbreak would take away his opportunity to play the role of Batman....

A look back at one of the most iconic photographs in hip-hop history

Sandhills Express 29 Sep 2023
“I knew it,” Fat Joe, one of rap’s first Latino superstars, told CBS News on whether he was aware at the time the image would become historic ... that jazz, came out of that genius,” Sheena Lester, who was the XXL editor-in-chief at the time the photograph was taken, told CBS News....

WWE Superstar Bianca Belair Teams up with NBC Sports to Help Fans Tackle the Sunday ...

Longview News-Journal 29 Sep 2023
29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- WWE Superstar Bianca Belair is joining forces with NBC Sports in their efforts to give fans an outlet for the Sunday Scaries ... View original content.https.//

Not Ranbir Kapoor, but this superstar was Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s first choice for Animal

DNA India 29 Sep 2023
According to reports, Animal was first offered to South superstar Mahesh Babu who turned down the offer ... Prabhas reacts to Ranbir Kapoor's first look from crime thriller, calls him 'superstar' ... Find your daily dose of news & explainers in your WhatsApp ... Delhi news....

With So Many Hits, How Will ‘Barbie’ Songs Compete at the Oscars?

The Hollywood Reporter 29 Sep 2023
... the rock and alternative charts; and Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” has us all wanting the superstar to rush out his own album ASAP ... News 'Barbie' Album Producers on "I'm Just Ken" Success and How Greta Gerwig Landed Nicki Minaj....

Patrick Mahomes Has Classy Stance on Future Questions About Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift

Sports Illustrated 28 Sep 2023
.@Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes confirmed that he got to meet @taylorswift13, but he's didn't want to feed anymore into the media machine swirling around the budding romance (right?) between his friend and commercial-making buddy, Travis Kelce, and the pop superstar....

State-wide bandh in Karnataka tomorrow: Here's what to expect

Hindustan Times 28 Sep 2023
From Belagavi or Bidar to Chamarajanagara and from Mangaluru to Kolar, everyone is ready to observe bandh," 'Kannada Okkuta' leader Vatal Nagaraj told news agency PTI. Nagaraj also said film superstar Rajinikanth should not come to Karnataka, and that his films should be boycotted in the state....

Global Entertainment Superstar Jason Derulo Increases His Stake in Pro Volleyball Federation, Makes a Major ...

The Galveston Daily News 28 Sep 2023
~~ Derulo will continue his role as a partner in the League's Omaha Supernovas ~~. COLUMBUS, Ohio and FRISCO, Texas, Sept ... 15 Rules for Living Your Dream ... https.//

Yankees Superstar Aaron Judge Unlikely to Need Offseason Surgery

Star Telegram 27 Sep 2023
The New York Yankees received some good news on their superstar. As manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Tuesday, Aaron Judge is unlikely to need offseason surgery on his right ... ....

Will Taylor Swift be at Jets vs Chiefs game at MetLife? Here's how much tickets cost now

Poughkeepsie Journal 27 Sep 2023
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Dunki will be nothing like Jawan? Shah Rukh Khan reveals his action scenes might get edited

Bollywood Life 27 Sep 2023
The superstar who confirmed Dunki's release in December revealed that Rajkummar Hirani's directorial will be nothing like Jawan or Pathaan and even mentioned that he is worried that his action scenes might also get deleted from the film as Rajkummar Hirani is not only the director of the film but has even turned an editor for this film....

Salaar star Prabhas following Shah Rukh Khan's footsteps after blindly trusting Om Raut with Adipurush?

Bollywood Life 27 Sep 2023
The Pan-India star does not wish to repeat Adipurush debacle. By Shivani Pawaskar. Published ... Also Read - Salaar ... Prabhas' filmmaker friend reveals the actor's next move to the entertainment news portal ... And just like the superstars of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Prabhas will also give his input during the filming of movies from now on ... ....

Nebraska keeping close eye on Allison Weidner's comeback from knee injury

Lincoln Journal Star 27 Sep 2023
Last season's "what-if" for the Nebraska women’s basketball team was Allison Weidner ... Amy Williams previews Nebraska's 2023-24 season. Sept. 26. Nebraska head coach Amy Williams speaks during a news conference on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. Before the injury, the small school superstar from Humphrey St. Francis was averaging 10.2 points per game ... No ... ....