prominent person who commands some degree of public fascination and appears in the media
Celebrity is fame and public attention.
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- Celebrity worship syndrome … is indicative of a kind of a complete dissolution of the self in favor of another. … Whether it's a mob mentality or a desire to be controlled by something higher than you, these cases are indicative of how charisma can replace the ego.
- Celebrity is life in the third person.
- Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World (2014), "Harriet Burden: Notebook D". London: Sceptre, 2014, p. 346