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
A kick ass station wagon made by Chevrolet from 82 to 88. Usually seen in a gold color, with a pimpin spoiler on the back. The interior is made from genuine hide of nauga, with vinyl and brushed aluminum detailing. Worth almost $25 nowadays.
My '87 Celebrity requires you to unlock the passenger's side front door and then hit the unlock button in order to unlock the driver's side front door with the key
by CaptainProjectile December 18, 2004
Someone who gets breast implants just to make money.
Look at her boobs!
by whoop dee doo June 23, 2003
someone who is lazy, gains everything without paying
that celebrity is a parasite
by didier May 05, 2007
A Person who Thinks they're better then everyone else on the planet because They've played in a couple of Movies Or They've been on the cover of a few Magazines. 30% Of the Media only has Really cool Celebs Like Cillain Murphy Or David Bowie
Paris Hilton Doesn't Diserve to be a celebrity because All She does is sleep around.
by Darkest.Hour.Rules February 01, 2006
To film any sexual act for home viewing or personal use only. Then to have it accidently posted on the internet or sold as amatuer porn.
Don't go pull a celebrity like Eve or you'll find your footage online!
by Rudy Valdez June 29, 2005
The tards flapping about on MTV, admired by girls aged 11-18 and anyone else with their mobile phone up their ass. Nobody should be obsessed over celebrities and if they are they are either a) a girl or b) a sped.
If you watch E! News, TRL (Total Retard Live) or anything to do with MTV other than programs that actually play music (and Beavis and Butthead - they rule) then you are a turd and should burn.
by Didda Tinkle May 21, 2004
A celebrity is someone who is popular and is usually in entertainment industry. Celebrity can also be used for people in other fields like scientists, doctors, fashion designers, writers who are usually at the top of their field and like to give interviews to the media and usually have a relatively strong social presence compared to other top people in their field. Celebrities usually have a dedicated fan base.
1. Johnny Depp is a celebrity.

2. Stephen Hawking is a celebrity scientist.

3. John Grisham is a celebrity author.

4. Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black are celebrities.(unfortunately)
by notacelebrityyyyyyy July 10, 2011
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