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  • n. A celebrity. Originally coined for a very famous or successful celebrity but now routinely used to describe anyone who has public exposure.


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  • Jennifer Hudson was famously a failed American Idol contestant before she became a Dreamgirls megastar, which is an incredible achievement – you can't see the same thing happening to, say, Chico from X Factor – so you could say that Jennifer Hudson Day was well-deserved.

    Jennifer Hudson In ‘Gets Engaged To Bloke’ Shock

  • We know the megastar is a private person, but we'd like to see his handsome face just once in a while!

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  • After "megastar" Peppa Pig was stopped from appearing at a Labour Party mini-manifesto launch by her licensing company, Children's Secretary Ed Balls said: "Peppa did tell me that not only is she a supporter of universal Sure Start but would be quite worried if George Pig lost his child trust fund."

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  • Media advisor Alistair Campbell who had spun the media via Twitter into expecting a "megastar" to join Mr Brown, claimed the post-rally entertainment combined "substance with style". - News

  • Formula One's McLaren chief Ron Dennis told Autosport magazine: "Paul Newman was one of those very few people for whom the term 'megastar' was no exaggeration: truly, he was a legend of the silver screen." - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • (Editor's note: we think they meant to call Jenni a "megastar" not just


  • R & B megastar Whitney Houston may be most loved for the moment when that universally recognized drum beat strikes and she powers in with "And I will always love you."

    Whitney Houston Tribute: A Look Back At The Star's Enduring Giving Legacy (SLIDESHOW)

  • That means Schwarzenegger's earnings from a career as a Hollywood megastar, which allowed him to forgo a salary as governor and commute by private jet to Sacramento, likely will be evenly divided with his estranged wife.

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  • Equally surreal was the chance to chat for a while with megastar crime author Michael Connolly.

    Home again!

  • Then a tentative romance with female reporter Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and an unexpected reunion with country music megastar Tommy Sweet (Farrell), who was coming up when Bad was still riding high, inspire the older man both to write again and address his personal demons.

    John Farr: Actor's Actor: A Birthday Salute to Robert Duvall


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