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|1||Celebrity sex tape||38,644|
|7||Time Person of the Year||2,526|
|8||Imagery of nude celebrities||2,078|
|13||Famous for being famous||975|
|23||Fame in the 20th Century||156|
|29||Davie-Brown Index (DBI)||49|
|31||Asian of the Century||38|
|32||Reebok Ad Campaigns||38|
|34||Celebrity board director||31|
A celebrity is a famous person. The etymological origin of the word is "one who is celebrated." Alternatively, a celebrity is a person who is famous for being famous (regardless of what first brought him or her to fame). A person that is considered a celebrity depends on the cultural context and the period in history. The advent of mass media increased the public interest in celebrities, and has even developed into a self-substantiating circuit (the "cult of celebrity"—being famous for being famous, and not for having achieved anything else). Some ordinary people volunteer to become known on television (for example, in reality television shows) for a taste of celebrity, though celebrity from a reality show is usually called "fleeting celebrity" or "15 Minutes of fame" (a term coined by Andy Warhol).
Individuals should only be included in this category if they do not fit into another occupational category.
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This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total.
The following 37 pages are in this category, out of 37 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).