Celebrities

The term Celebrity refers to fame, persona and the public media and social media attention given to individuals, groups and occasionally animals.

celebrities blondie parkMost often the reference applies to a person or groups of people who have reached stardom and are known for a specific such as acting, sports, politics, fashion, bizarre outlandishness and behaviors for which they have gained fame and attention.

Celebrity status is often associated with wealth (commonly referred to as fame and fortune), while fame often provides opportunities to earn revenue.

Successful careers in sports and entertainment are commonly associated with celebrity status and wealth, while political leaders often reach similar celebrity status their actions in public eye. People may also become celebrities due to media attention on their lifestyle, wealth, or controversial actions, or for their connection to a famous person as well.

People may become celebrities in a wide range of ways; from their professions, following appearances in the media, or by complete accident. The term “instant celebrity” describes someone who becomes a celebrity in a very short period of time. Someone who achieves a small amount of transient fame (through, say, hype or mass media) may become labeled a “B-grade celebrity”. Often, the generalization extends to someone who falls short of mainstream or persistent fame but who seeks to extend or exploit it.

There are, of course, no guarantees of success for an individual to become a celebrity. Though celebrities come from many different working fields, most celebrities are typically associated with the fields of sports and entertainment, or a person may be a public figure who is commonly recognizable in mass media with commercial and critical acclaim.

Though glamour and wealth may certainly play a role for only famous celebrities, most people in the sports and entertainments spheres, be it music, film, television, radio, modelling, comedy, literature etc. live in obscurity and only a small percentage achieve fame and fortune.

Regardless of who they are or what they do… society has a fascination to fame and the people associated.