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!
by tanukisanyo June 04, 2005
spoiled junkies hoarding all their cash living in 200 bedroom mansions with personal servants and everything, self obsessed,caring only about their own wealth, and getting married/getting divorced about 10 times a year. Sure some celebrities have talent, but do they really deserve 10 million bucks a year because of how they look?

consider this, lindsay lohan is an actress whos job it is to play someone in a movie, but your next door neighbor is a fireman whos job it is to save lives. Which do you think is harder to do, putting your life on the line to save other people, or pretending to be someone your not? Now think about this, who gets paid about 30 times as much as the other person?

now think about this, a few years ago some guy saved another guy who was trapped in the subway rails by lying on him and pushing him to the floor, now that took some guts, while on the same day, jennifer lopez just came out with a new hit album two weeks later, the guy who saved someones life is forgotten, but people are still gossiping and saying how jennifers album is so "hot" in fact, years from now were STILL talking about how jennifer lopez is a great singer/actress/skank whatever
celebrities are overated and dont deserve fame, money, or anything else they take for granted, such as getting an airplane for christmas or owning 4 ferarris. stupid celebrity
by bob mckob March 04, 2008
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."
by LORD HELL FEAR BLOOD March 16, 2003
Could be considered to be a concept or perhaps an illness or condition.

It is important to distinguish between someone who is just famous and someone who is a celebrity however, the two are not mutually exclusive. Someone who is famous is merely well-known whereas a celebrity is someone who engages in celebrity behaviour, for example, appearing in “Celebrity” magazines such as OK and Hello in pictures designed to show how fabulously wealthy/good looking they are; appearing in magazines under such articles titles as “How I lost 50 pounds in 4 days!” or “How I overcame some kind of heartbreak!” like any evolved, thinking person gives a shit. For Christ’s sake, how insecure are these people.

Celebrities are confused. They have lost sight of what important in life i.e. spiritual fulfilment and well being of all people, and now cling to their own celebrity status as though it is that which keeps them alive. It has become the sickly sweet teat from which they must be constantly nourished in order to feel like a functioning member of society whereas in fact they are a plague on the society they crave acceptance from or a feeling of belonging to. We would all be better off if they just went away.

Theirs is indeed a cruel fate: their status suggests to them importance and acceptance yet they are simply one of too many soulless ciphers existing in some kind of sub-human circle of self-perpetuating self-promotion.
Posh Spice: a celebrity so helplessly self-absorbed that her own promotion is all she has left.

J-Lo: The one human being in the world upon which I would gladly wish death.

To name but two from an endless list consisting of unmitigated sewage constantly poluting our precious, precious world with their own bile.
by MPCmonkey February 09, 2006
1. A loser who walks on red carpets and gets more eyes than a Shelby Cobra.

2. Someone who gets money that they don't deserve.

3. Someone who is perceived a deity in American culture.
Stop focusing on celebrity issues. Who cares who got married/divorced/cheated on/or has a baby, everyone else does!

And for those damn teenage girls: Ignore these people, they are not important, they are not a role model who you believe is posisitive influence.

I condemn celebrities because they are stuck-up morons who can't do anything good for the world and are a distraction to real issues. They are artificial people, and I am not jealous of them, just don't pay any attention to them, and anything so see in a damn supermarket or whatever, don't buy it if you see their name/face on it. It's pointless shit, really, it is...
by idonthavaname August 04, 2006
In a sense I agree with all of the definitions here. However, a distiction must be drawn between celebrities and actors/musicians. Actors/musicians work relatively hard to become succesful in there chosen profession, and despite all the contests that provides lazy TV execs with reality TV, very few actors/musicians make it big. A celebrity on the other hand is somewhat opposite, i.e. they are famous without trying very hard to earn fame.
Actor - Johnny Depp
Musician - Dave Ghrol (Please forgive me if i've misspelled his name)
Celebrity - Paris Hilton

Case closed
by A L Harvey December 02, 2005
Just a regular person with lots of money and lots of attention.
Jack, "Would you consider me a celebrity?"
Frank, "Go buy me a soda."
Jack, "Think I've got a million dollars or something?"
Frank, "Then no."
by Lord Razzola February 18, 2008
Only about 5% of celebrities actually have talent and contribute to society. Celebrities like Paris Hiltonare just a waste of oxygen and offer nothing besides sex appeal.
A celebrity is the thing of the past, with celebrities like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie there will be no future.
by Jersey Kid January 27, 2008

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