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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Rajini and Kamal to come together for Lokesh Kanagaraj's next?

Sify 25 Jan 2020
... the actor will be used in politics and it could be against the Superstar too in future!. Neither Rajinikanth nor Kamal Haasan reacted to this news yet....

Eating disorder left me close to collapse on stage, says pop superstar Taylor Swift

Irish Independent 25 Jan 2020
Ben Riley-Smith. January 25 2020 2.30 AM. 0 Comments Eating disorder left me close to collapse on stage, says pop superstar Taylor Swift. ... https.// ... Email ... Log In ... She added ... ....

Thalapathy Vijay's next film will have Samuthirakani as it's direct? Find Out

Pinkvilla 24 Jan 2020
As per the latest news reports on the south superstar Thalapathy Vijay, the actor will be essaying the role of a professor ... This film also featured Lady Superstar Nayanthara ... The film proved to be a massive success at the box office, and soon, news broke that Lokesh Kanagaraj will direct Thalapathy Vijay....

Fans’ poster of Thalaivar 168 goes viral

Deccan Chronicle 24 Jan 2020
Superstar Rajinikanth has been in the news for the political remarks about Periyarhe made at a Tughlaq magazine function and his fans have hailed him for standing by the remarks and refusing to apologize for speaking the truth as he saw it....

Latest Bollywood News: 'Bob Biswas' on floors, Will Smith's 'Bad Boys For Life'-Rohit's 'Sooryavanshi' crossover ...

DNA India 24 Jan 2020
Today in trending Bollywood news, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan produced film 'Bob Biswas' went on floors ... The movie is produced by superstar Ajay Devgn ... Confirming the news, Kangana said, "I';ve always wanted to play a soldier and have been fascinated ......

Rajinikanth and Siruthai Siva's film titled 'Mannavan'?

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020
According to a report on an online news portal, the team has decided two names for the film’s title - 'Mannavan' and 'Annatha'. However, Superstar Rajinikanth is yet to finalize the title of the film ... ....

Rajkamal Productions to bankroll Rajinikanth’s next? Find Out

Pinkvilla 24 Jan 2020
Attach Main Entertaiment Image.. rajini_kamal.jpg. In what comes as an exciting news to the fans of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, buzz is that the next film of superstar Rajinikanth will be bankrolled by Kamal Haasan’s Rajkamal Productions ... Meanwhile, Rajinikanth is currently busy with the shooting of Thalaivar 168, which is being shot in Hyderabad....

Greeson: Crying over lost onions as Krystal declares Chapter 11

Times Free Press 24 Jan 2020
Photo Gallery Krystal through the years. View 28 Photos ... Who knows? Maybe I am partially to blame ... For lots of us, news of a bankrupt Krystal means another chapter closing on our young adulthood ... So TFP superstar Dave Flessner's breaking news from earlier in the week that Krystal was going bulging-belly up was staggering ... Calorie counters ... ....

Thalaivar 168: Rajinikanth starrer to see Siddharth in a pivotal role?

Pinkvilla 23 Jan 2020
Attach Main Entertaiment Image.. thalaivar_168_rajinikanth_starrer_to_see_siddharth_in_a_pivotal_role_main.jpg. Superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently basking in the success of his Pongal release Darbar, is already in the news for his next i.e. Thalaivar 168 ... The actor will be sharing screen space for the first time with Rajinikanth ... ALSO READ....

After Pink Remake, Pawan Kalyan to Star in a Period Drama?

One India 22 Jan 2020
Off late, actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan has been in the news because of his comeback to the films. Just a while back, we reported how the superstar has started shooting in Hyderabad for the much-awaited Telugu remake of Pink which is being ... ....

Royal Rumble: These WWE superstars made the crowd go crazy with the loudest pops

Mid Day 22 Jan 2020
Over the years, many WWE superstars have had mixed reactions during the Rumble match. While some faced major booing, other superstars have received a huge pop (chant) from the WWE Universe and fans. Today, we take a look at the top 10 superstars as stated by WWE, who received the loudest pop during their Royal Rumble entrance....

Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan Partners With Cornerstone Building Brands As 2020 Home For Good ...

The Record 22 Jan 2020
This year, they will partner with country music superstar Luke Bryan to continue their efforts to help build affordable homes across the U.S ... http.//

Prince's posthumous book released as fans continue to mourn

The Malta Independent 22 Jan 2020
... by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar's death while the book was in its early stages....