megastar

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megastar

(ˈmɛɡəˌstɑː)
n
a very well-known personality in the entertainment business
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Translations
megasztár
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According to Page Six, Foxx seems to be training the singer for megastardom and has been showing her off to his influential pals in the business.
This followed an earlier bigscreen adaptation of his first novel, Starter for Ten, starring a young James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch, all of whom have gone on to megastardom.
This charted her life and career, from her childhood growing up with a single mum in a tiny flat, to bursting on to the music scene in 2008, then hitting megastardom.
Loved by the mainstream for her passionate lyrics and distinctive rocker vocals, Etheridge broke through to megastardom in 1993 after coming out ahead of the release of her album Yes I Am.
For Perry, whose main credits before '90210' had been a handful of episodes of the soap opera 'Another World', megastardom was unexpected.
"It was 10 years ago, and she would've been how old, 15?" The role went to Blake Lively and Lawrence went on to find megastardom as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series.
Despite his megastardom, Justin has had to grapple with his vocal transformation as he got older.
In spite of the trappings of megastardom, singer-actress Sharon Cuneta insists that she is oh-so-simple and easy to please.
Playing out in chronological order, we learn through home-movie footage, concert recordings and interviews with her nearest - but not necessarily dearest - of her ascent from North London obscurity to megastardom, before her alcohol-related death in 2011, aged 27.
The X Factor outfit who are set to follow One Direction to megastardom take a major step with an SECC show.
I will focus here on the discussion of two Kwahule plays, the one depicting an African American superstar, the other a trio of Black African immigrants who wind up dreaming about megastardom in "America" Since a US cultural identity draws heavily from a "star system" even a megastar system, (15) and Kwahule's most fundamental experience of America is a product of media and mediated imagery, it is not surprising that, as we will see, the "star system'--primarily promoted by the film and TV industries, but also through journalistic portrayals of American politics and culture--functions as a prominent motif as well as a dramaturgical trigger in Kwahule's corpus.