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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Barcelona must resist Liverpool and Chelsea’s overtures for young superstar at all costs

Caughtoffside 01 Dec 2021
MORE. Klopp’s brutality ... Despite his young age, he really does have it all ... More Stories / Latest News. Barcelona must resist Liverpool and Chelsea’s overtures for young superstar at all costs ... The post Barcelona must resist Liverpool and Chelsea’s overtures for young superstar at all costs appeared first on CaughtOffside. ....
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Tiger Woods hit the brakes on any notion that a comeback is near

Chicago Sun-Times 01 Dec 2021
The superstar golfer had nothing to say about his February car wreck in first news conference since the crash NASSAU, BahamasTiger Woods had nothing to say about the February car crash that shattered his right leg and he had even less of an idea what his future in golf holds ......
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Exclusive: Crime Patrol's Swati Bhadave files FIR against Sahkutumb Sahaparivar's production controller Swapnil Lokhande, says 'he asked me to get intimate with him for a role'

The Times of India 01 Dec 2021
Popular Marathi family TV show Sahkutumb Sahaparivar has been in the news ever since veteran actress Annapurna Vitthal accused the show's artists and makers for mentally torturing and provoking her to commit suicide ... The netizens and the viewers are super excited ever since the news has come out, and they are eagerly waiting to watch the episode....
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Mahira Khan faces criticism for promoting emotionally ‘abusive relationships'

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2021
KARACHI. (UrduPoint/UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-Nov 30th, 2021) Lollywood superstar Mahira Khan is under fire on social media for her portrayal of “wrong woman” on screen ... She also said ... .......
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Missoulian 30 Nov 2021
Pat's to help with staffing Missing Missoula man killed in crash in Idaho, police say DUI convictions for Wednesday, November 24 More than 50 now dead in coal mine blast; plus other top news today Blackfeet law enforcement trying to locating missing 4-year-old. Superstar....
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Max Muncy: “I’m Not Recovering As Quick As I Would Like”

CBS Sports 30 Nov 2021
... his second All-Star Game.MORE NEWS ... This news comes as part of a tough day for Dodgers fans, who watched superstar pitcher Max Scherzer sign a three-year deal with the New York Mets, and longtime shortstop and fan-favorite Corey Seager sign a 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers....
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Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dead of cancer at 41

New York Post 29 Nov 2021
“We are all shocked after this terrible news,” company CEO Bernard Arnault said in a statement on Twitter ...Virgil, I am lost for words,” fashion designer Donatella Versace wrote on Instagram, among the scores of celebrities who reacted to news of Abloh’s death. “The world has lost a fashion superstar,” she wrote ... .......
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New superstar credits Manny Pacquiao with ‘shaping him into a champion’

WBN 28 Nov 2021
New superstar credits Manny Pacquiao with ‘shaping him into a champion’. World Boxing News ... New boxing superstar George Kambosos Jr ... A few years ago, manager Peter Kahn contacted World Boxing News to inform us of this newcomer who will rule the world ... SHAPED ... World Boxing News has had over one billion views since its inception in 2010 ... .......
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Man United have two clear candidates if Red Devils fail to land Pochettino

Caughtoffside 27 Nov 2021
Although Manchester United look set to relieve some of their worries with the impending arrival of interim manager Ralf Rangnick, the Red Devils are still on the lookout for a permanent manager in time for next season ... MORE.�Man United turn attention to Real Madrid superstar in effort to appease sponsor More Stories / Latest News ... Nov 27 2021, 7.36 ... ....
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Barcelona attacker not interested in joining Newcastle despite �15m yearly salary offer

Caughtoffside 27 Nov 2021
Following their bumper takeover last month, Newcastle United, who are now considered to be the wealthiest club in world football, will be looking to the January transfer market in an attempt to bolster their squad ... MORE.�Man United turn attention to Real Madrid superstar in effort to appease sponsor More Stories / Latest News ... Nov 27 2021, 8.29 ... ....
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Pete Davidson’s Impressive Dating Resume: Everything We Know About The SNL Comedian’s Love Life

Inquisitr 27 Nov 2021
SNL comedian Pete Davidson is making headlines for his dating life again nationwide. This time, his leading lady is the beauty empire mogul Kim Kardashian . We first saw the couple in September when they kissed during Kim’s SNL special ... This info wouldn’t be news if Davidson didn’t have a long list of superstar celebrity exes ... ]]> ....
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Juventus banking on Jurgen Klopp to make move for out-of-favour midfielder

Caughtoffside 26 Nov 2021
Since leaving Arsenal and joining Juventus on a free transfer back in 2019, Ramsey, 30, has struggled to recapture his best form ... MORE. Man United turn attention to Real Madrid superstar in effort to appease sponsor More Stories / Latest News ... Nov 26 2021, 20.40. Man United turn attention to Real Madrid superstar in effort to appease sponsor ... ....
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Michael Carrick hints at positional change for previously out-of-favour midfielder

Caughtoffside 26 Nov 2021
MORE.�Man United turn attention to Real Madrid superstar in effort to appease sponsor More Stories / Latest News. Michael Carrick hints at positional change for previously out-of-favour midfielder. Nov 26 2021, 21.59 ... Nov 26 2021, 20.40. Man United turn attention to Real Madrid superstar in effort to appease sponsor. Nov 26 2021, 19.51 ... ....
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