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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Nintendo Download: You’re Invited to the Party of the Year!

Hastings Tribune 28 Oct 2021
https.// Mario Party Superstars will be available on Oct ... Nintendo eShop on Nintendo SwitchMario Party Superstars – Get ready for an all-star blast of minigame mayhem! The Mario Party series is back with classic gameboards and minigames, including five boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games....

Aryan Khan gets bail, Shah Rukh Khan’s fans celebrate

Indian Express 28 Oct 2021
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was arrested in a alleged drug bust aboard a cruise ship by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3, has received bail. Fans of the superstar are overjoyed with the news ... For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App ... Latest News ... Trending News....

Salary of Shah Rukh Khan's personal bodyguard Ravi Singh is more than CTC of many CEOs

DNA India 28 Oct 2021
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's family is constantly in news these days as Shah Rukh's elder son Aryan Khan is lodged in Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai in connection with a drugs case ... Ravi SIngh's salary will leave you stunned ... Ravi Singh was once involved in controversy ... ....

Mumbai court grants bail to son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan

Reuters 28 Oct 2021
MUMBAI, Oct 28 (Reuters) - An Indian court on Thursday granted bail to the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, more than three weeks after he was arrested in a drugs case that has dominated news headlines and polarised social media in the cinema-obsessed nation ... 2 after a raid on a cruise ship sailing off Mumbai's coastline ... .......

Vahe Gregorian: How Kansas City's NWSL stadium project sends resounding message of identity, inclusion

Hastings Tribune 28 Oct 2021
On social media, the news was shared with a heart-eyes emoji from soccer superstar Alex Morgan (with 3.8 million followers on Twitter) and tennis icon and advocate for equity and inclusion Billie Jean King....

Isaiah Hill has that ‘Swagger.’ Kevin Durant’s Apple basketball series stars N.J. teen.

NJ dot com 28 Oct 2021
Isaiah Hill was in the mall with his mother, shopping for prom, when he got the call. Executive producer Brian Grazer would be ringing in an hour ... He would be leading the cast of “Swagger,” a new Apple TV Plus series produced by NBA superstar Kevin Durant. The news arrived in a FaceTime call with director and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood ... .......

'Have you seen Space Jam 2?' -- 'Squid Game' creator chirps back at LeBron James

ABC7 27 Oct 2021
Last month, a South Korean drama titled "Squid Game" was released on Netflix and took the world by storm ... Two of those record-breaking fans were Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. In an Oct. 12 news conference, James was heard discussing his thoughts about the show's finale with Davis. Spoiler alert ... Like what are you doing?"....

Shehnaaz Gill-Diljit Dosanjh’s Honsla Rakh earns Rs 38.15 cr in 11 days, becomes ‘North Indian ...

Indian Express 27 Oct 2021
Superstars honge ghar mein. Sharing the news, Diljit, who has also turned a producer with Honsla Rakh, wrote on Twitter, “#HonslaRakh Madam Ji Can You Correct My Poje 👶🏽 ENJOY FOLKS 👩🏻‍🍼👨🏻‍🍼🍿🍿 @bajwasonam @ishehnaaz_gill #ShindaGrewal.” The actor posted a poster of the film featuring Shehnaaz, Sonam Bajwa and Shinda Grewal ... Latest News....

Cristiano Ronaldo is 'holding the dressing room TOGETHER at Man United and is urging team-mates ...

The Daily Mail 27 Oct 2021
Beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the support of his highest-profile player in Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese superstar encouraging his team-mates to get behind the Norwegian. According to the Manchester Evening News, Ronaldo is 'holding the ......

Home Ministry wants 3,000 extra posts at NCB

The Economic Times 26 Oct 2021
The Narcotics Control Bureau is currently in the news over the arrest of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act ... ....

'Fox & Friends' hosts defend Dave Chappelle: 'They came for conservatives, and they're getting comedians'

Business Insider 26 Oct 2021
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Fox News defended comedian Dave Chappelle Thursday morning in a segment framed around cancel culture ... In an earlier stand-up special, Chappelle singled out Fox News primetime host Laura Ingraham over her criticism of NBA superstar LeBron James for speaking out against racism....

N64 games have launched on the Switch – here’s which games are available now

NME 26 Oct 2021
Here’s the games that are playable today, and which ones are planned for the future. READ MORE ... The Legend Of Zelda ... In other Nintendo news, Mario Party Superstars has brought back the notorious Tug o’ War minigame with a new health warning, after the Mario Party event caused a string of injuries after launching on the N64 in 1999 ... ....

Denuvo was reportedly slowing down ‘Shadow Of The Tomb Raider’

NME 26 Oct 2021
Recent reports allege that Shadow Of The Tomb Raider has received a notable increase in performance since Denuvo anti-piracy DRM was removed. READ MORE. ‘The Dark Pictures Anthology ... Credit ... In other news, Mario Party Superstars will add a health warning to the notorious Tug o’ War minigame, after it caused a slew of injuries between 1999-2000 ... ....