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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Saif Ali Khan Can't Stop Fussing Over His Pregnant And Glowing Begum Kareena Kapoor Khan; Pataudis To Move Into A Bigger House Very Soon - EXCLUSIVE

Yahoo Daily News 21 Oct 2020
Taimur Ali Khan will soon have a sibling to play with ... Sources close to the family have confirmed the news to this writer ... More ... We wish Saif and Kareena the very best and hope that Taimur’s sibling would be as big a superstar on social media as Taimur ... Check out more news on SpotboyE. ....
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Sohail Khan purchases Sri Lanka's Kandy franchisee in LPL, Gayle picked for team

Mid Day 21 Oct 2020
We couldn't have asked for a better partner than him.” ... I am sure Lankan fans will enjoy the Superstars’ presence in the League.” *Keep scrolling to read more news*. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here ... Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news ....
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WWE News: Six-Time Former Champion Reportedly Set To Return Following Long-Term Absence Due To Injury

Inquisitr 20 Oct 2020
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Radio , by way of Sportskeeda , WWE superstar Jimmy Uso will reportedly return to action sometime between November and January ... for the superstar....
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Nagarjuna Akkineni joins the team of action thriller Wild Dog for a new shoot schedule ...

Pinkvilla 20 Oct 2020
The latest news update about southern megastar Nagarjuna Akkineni states that the actor has started the filming work of his upcoming project called Wild Dog for a new shooting schedule in Manali ... The actor recently made headlines when there was news of a fire incident at Annapurna Studios....
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Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi bows out of Sri Lankan cricketer biopic ‘800’

Gulf News 20 Oct 2020
South Indian superstar Vijay Sethupathi announced his decision on October 19 to step away from the cricketing biopic ‘800’, after his casting sparked massive online outrage and calls for his boycott ... He has no trappings of a superstar, he’s so real and grounded and was perfect to play this part,” said Arul in an interview with Gulf News....
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Why Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi bowed out of Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic ‘800’

Gulf News 20 Oct 2020
South Indian superstar Vijay Sethupathi announced his decision on October 19 to step away from the cricketing biopic ‘800’, after his casting sparked massive online outrage and calls for his boycott ... He has no trappings of a superstar, he’s so real and grounded and was perfect to play this part,” said Arul in an interview with Gulf News....
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NASCAR Clears Kyle Larson to Return After Suspension for Using Racial Slur

NBCBayArea 20 Oct 2020
... a suspension Monday imposed after the budding superstar used a racial slur during an April virtual racing event, NBC News reports....
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Prithviraj Sukumaran tests COVID positive, actor in self-isolation

International Business Times 20 Oct 2020
Mollywood superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran has been tested positive for coronavirus. The actor himself confirmed the news on his Facebook page and made it clear that he is asymptomatic. The actor contracted COVID during the shoot for Dijo Jose Antony's 'Jana Gana Mana'. Prithviraj issues statement ... I'm asymptomatic and am doing fine now ... Related ... ....
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Mumbai Diary: Tuesday Dossier

Mid Day 20 Oct 2020
Fans of the Goan singing icon Remo Fernandes can raise a toast to this bit of news. This diarist has learnt that the musician superstar who became a national craze in the 1980s is ready with his memoir ... Keep scrolling to read more news ... Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news ....
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Lilian Garcia confirms WWE return as former ring announcer reveals homecoming details

Metro UK 19 Oct 2020
The former star is coming ‘home’ (Photo. WWE) ... ‘BREAKING NEWS!! It’s w great excitement & gratitude that I announce my return HOME to the @WWE! BUT in a very diff capacity… ... 💥BREAKING NEWS!!💥 ... BUT in a very diff capacity… ... The news has gone down well with fans and fellow superstars, with Natalya amongst those to respond on social media ... More ... ....
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Getafe 1-0 Barcelona, La Liga 2020-21: Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi Fire Blanks in Shock Defeat Ahead of El Clasico (Watch Goal Video Highights)

Yahoo Daily News 18 Oct 2020
The Catalan team are ninth in team standings but have a game in their hands as they take on arch-rivals Madrid in El Clasico next week. Lionel Messi Transfer News Latest Update. Manchester City Planning January Move For Barcelona Superstar ... Lionel Messi Transfer News Latest Update. Manchester City Planning January Move For Barcelona Superstar ... ....
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Keerthy Suresh joins Mahesh Babu starrer Sarkaru Vaari Paata, makers announce on her birthday

India TV 17 Oct 2020
Actress Keerthy Suresh has officially joined the star cast of Parasuram Petle's upcoming film Sarkaru Vaari Paata, starring superstar Mahesh Babu. The makers announced the news on the actress's birthday on Saturday ... Now, that she is officially on board, Keerthy Suresh's fans can't stop celebrating ... .......
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Juve players go into isolation after McKennie’s virus test

Shenzhen Daily 16 Oct 2020
The news that McKennie had contracted the coronavirus came a day after it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo, Juve’s superstar forward, had also contracted the virus, which has killed more than a million people around the world in less than a year ... Two other Juventus staffers had recently returned confirmed positive tests ... (SD-Agencies). ....

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