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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Rajinikanth & Ilaiyaraaja pose for a PIC as spent quality time at superstar's home in Chennai

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Attach Main Entertaiment Image.. rajinikanth_ilaiyaraaja_pic_1.jpg ... It is said that Ilayaraaja performed a musical session for the superstar and he thoroughly enjoyed it ... Superstar Rajinikanth and legendary music composer Ilayaraja may work together in R. Balki’s next ... The news has created a lot of excitement among superstar fans ... Also Read ... Twitter ....
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Thor Love and Thunder trailer: Chris Hemsworth goes from dad-bod to God-bod, Christian Bale’s menacing ...

Indian Express 24 May 2022
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Snap cuts revenue forecast, will slow down hiring

Indian Express 24 May 2022
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Rita Moreno Joins ‘Fast X’ to Play Vin Diesel’s Grandmother

The Hollywood Reporter 24 May 2022
Show additional share options. Show additional share options. Logo text ... Franchise superstar Vin Diesel shared the news via a video on his Instagram page ... The Moreno news comes weeks after Louis Leterrier was named the new director of the film, replacing director Justin Lin, who abruptly left the job just days into shooting ... View this post on Instagram....
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Inside Aishwarya Rai’s mother’s birthday party with Abhishek Bachchan and Aaradhya: ‘Love you forever and beyond’

Indian Express 24 May 2022
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Alia Bhatt's maiden production 'Darlings' to release on Netflix'Darlings', a dark comedy, marks the directorial ...

Deccan Herald 24 May 2022
The 29-year-old actor is starring in and producing the film through her banner Eternal Sunshine Productions, in collaboration with superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. Bhatt shared the news of the film's Netflix debut on her social media handles ... Deccan Herald News now on Telegram - Click here to subscribe ... Entertainment News....
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Djokovic says Wimbledon's ban on Russian players 'wrong'

Urdu Point 24 May 2022
ANKARA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th May, 2022 ) .Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon's decision about Russian players as it previously banned them for the Russia-Ukraine war. "I think it (Wimbledon's ban on Russian and Belarusian players) was a wrong decision. I don't support that at all ... 24 ... .......
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Taapsee Pannu goes on a lunch date with Mathias Boe. See photos

Indian Express 24 May 2022
Celebrating the news, Taapsee tweeted, “Yes it’s hard to make it till here, and it’s harder when you are all by yourself but then a superstar once said ‘agar kisi cheez ko puri shiddat se chaaho toh puri kainaat usse tumse milane mein lag jaati hai’ cheers to honesty, hard work and perseverance ... Latest News ... Trending News....
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Opinion – Chelsea must banish superstar recruitment strategy and show faith in Cobham products

Caughtoffside 23 May 2022
Since the takeover of Chelsea from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003, Stamford�Bridge has been flooded with superstars, but it might be time to change that ... With vast amounts of cash and pressure to succeed, academy products are often overlooked, and the superstars of European football are trusted with helping the team....
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Mahesh Babu gets candid about his personal life like NEVER before!

Bollywood Life 23 May 2022
Mahesh Babu is one of the biggest superstars in the south industry and right now he was in the news of his statement on Bollywood cannot afford him, He is right wo enjoying the success of 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata' got candid like never before in one his interactions where he revealed a lot about his personal life ... Also Read - Trending South News Today....
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Actor-filmmaker T Rajendar hospitalised

Indian Express 23 May 2022
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Dipika Chikhlia says her school uniform photo was ‘a mistake’: ‘I am feeling bad that ...

Indian Express 23 May 2022
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