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Celebrity is the attachment of honorific or sensational status to an individual. There are two forms of celebrity. Ascribed celebrity refers to the attachment of honorific status to an individual by reason of bloodline. Prince William, Caroline Kennedy, and Jade Jagger possess honorific status because they are physically related to famous dynasties. Achieved celebrity refers to the attachment of honorific or sensational status to a person by reason of accomplishments. For example, Pete Sampras and Lennox Lewis are sports celebrities by virtue of their achievements in tennis and boxing; Jennifer Lopez and Brad Pitt are known for their star status in film; Stephen King and J. K. Rowling are famous for writing fiction. Sensational celebrities acquire fame for their notoriety. Examples include Lee Harvey Oswald, ...

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