Relative term for someone who is known by people who have never met them because they have done something worth talking about or putting in the media.
For example, you may hear about a guy who saved a drowning baby in your city, but no one outside of you county has heard of him. So celebrity is a relative term.
Most people usually only think of celebrities as the kind who are in the entertainment industry, because they are the best known, and even if they fade out of mainstream, they will usually still have cult status.
The guy who saves the baby, if he makes national news, will be popular for maybe a week or two, then no one will give a damn anymore.
People with the more stable celebrity status are not just entertainers, but also politicians and bussinessmen. Can anyone honestly say that Bill Gates and George W. Bush aren`t celebrities? But they never had to sing or act.
Also, people should not hate on celebrities so much. Not all of them are bad, and most of the things people complain about(ie all the other definitions for celebrity) are not the real problems with them anyway.
People who hate celebrities are just jealous. There is not any need to be jealous, and celeb-haters will pretend to agree with that because they are just insecure losers who take refuge by being poser and by dissing people they know are better than them.
Celebrities are no different from anyone else. The only reason ignorant assholes think so is because you are obviously going to hear more about the guy who buys half and island is obviously going to draw more media attention than the guy who goes to help in Africa for a month(unless its Bono).
Problems with celebrities are the people`s fault, not the celebrities. Not that they are not responsible for themselves, but it is societies fault that the jackasses get famous.
You(being a moron) are jealous of celebrity. So you are more interested in the story where he is DUI than the story about him donating $100,000 to fight cancer. Surveys are taken all over the country, showing that assholes like you prefer the negative stuff. The mass media wants best possible ratings, so they show the bad stuff the most, and mostly follow the celebrities who always screw up.
Level of celebrity is about fame(generally caused by media attention) more than by money.
I can personally guarantee you that more Americans have heard of Eminem than Ross Perot, who has more money.
And you are also an idiot if you think celebrities cause people do be poor. Give poor people their money, how retarded are you? Who do you think gives celebrities money. Not all poor people are stuck being poor. Some are poor because they spend more money to go to the movies that they should be saving for rent. Instead, they get evicted. And it is their fault not some celebrity who just made a movie.
Celebrities` popularity is also the whole reason they get payed so much. They used to just get a flat paycheck, until Danny DeVito realized it makes no sense for the producers to make more profit based on the movie`s success, and that actors should to. He demanded to take a percentage for his role as the Penguin in Batman Returns, and actors have been payed this way ever since.
You hear a new movie stars Jennifer Lopez and Chris Rock(this is hypothetical) so you make sure to get to the movie even though it doesn`t sound very interesting. It sucks, but makes $40.6 million in box offices thanks to people like you who watch it just because of the celebrities who you claim to hate, but really wish you were them because you know how worthless your own pathetic life is.
Also, they aren`t all lazy, not that there is a problem with being lazy. Being lazy is only bad if you need money but are just sitting around doing nothing instead of trying to make money, then blaming your poorness on the system.
If your are poor enough that you have to chastise celebrities, you should be out working instead of spending money you don`t have for and internet connection to bitch about how everyone else is better than you.
Loser`s thoughts: Damn. I am ugly and poor. Justin Timberlake is rich and famous, and gets all the chicks. I wish I was him. His music is awesome, too. But I can`t let my friends know, I have to keep up this hardcore gangsta image of mine. If it comes up, I`ll just call him a deushbag and blame him for societies problems. I`m popular enough that they`ll even pretend to agree!
The reason why we have poor people. All they do is act\sing\get naked\some other thing that we don't need and they get millions of dollars for. 90% of America's wealth belongs to 1% of the population. If these people weren't so spoiled and gave some money to the poor, we might not have as many bums and hobos and families on the streets.
Celebrities are worthless.
simply put...absofuckinlutley useless in everyway shape or form. they do nothing for the economy except spend our hard earned money. we could definitley do better without them around
normal person: "sir can you help me i've been shot in the stomach by a rapper, and i'm beleeding to death."
celebrity: "and what...get my armani dirty...dude wipe up your blood and get away from my bentley before i call the police and have you arrested for article 108.376-any attempt to get any celebrity to do anything productive shall be punished by death"
A lucky slacker multi-millionaire. Rarely has more talent than you or me
The least useful type of job there is available for anyone to do, they make money 10x the amount of money in a day any average person can make in his life and contribute nothing to humanity other than giving people entertainment that cost more than the minimum wage for one hour
There are some celebrities that are actually good like people who save someone or develop theroies, medicine and technology to help the rest of humanity
People who get money for their look should really work in a steel mill for 2 years
1. A person who goes on "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here", but is not in the slightest bit famous.
2. A person who is payed a disproportionately large ammount of money, but does a disproportionately small ammount of work. (Note that some jobs, fall under this catagory but are not celebrity)
1. Tara Palmer Thompkinson (or is it Palmer Thompkinson Tara)
2. Micheal Owen, Busted. (George Bush)
ppl who just appear and act out in movies that ppl like following around instead of the ppl who actually put thought, time and money into making the movie. the only thing celebrities do are whine about their mini insignificant problems without even concidering that normal ppl have problems that actually MATTER and expect everyone to care. i might see some light in stupid ppl following singers around, but not actors. if neone can just go act in a movie or get $10 million per episode then all of us can or should! ppl who actually contribute to the economy should be the ones who get $100 billion a year.
they often have 10 marriages per year. they deserve to be miserable.
Me: "Hey, I just created the cure for Cancer, ended poverty and ended war."
Loser: "Brittany Spears got knocked up again."
Friends of Loser: "REALLY?!?!?!"
Me: "Fucking Assholes. you're all losers and you'll die losers."
the only ppl who are remotely interested in celebrities are poor lonely losers, old perverted computer geeks who still live with their parents and bimbos with eating disorders who despretely wanna look like another bimbo like jennifer aniston.
1. Modern day monarch.
2. Those with pride which exceeds dollars and "sense."
3. Social upper-class minority on similar evil level of sneakiness as a Lawyer or Politician.
1. "Queen Elizabeth, who? Long Live Her Majesty Jennifer Lopez, and her foul royal Hollywood underlings!"
2. "That guy's a real fuck. Look at the way which he struts around as if he were a celebrity."
3. "Power marriages, millions of unjust dollars, social 'elite' controlling minds across the nations; Celebrity power."