One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having no recognizable reason for one's fame other than high media exposure.‘television reporters are now often more famous for being famous than for their work’
- ‘Both women are certainly easy on the eye, but both are merely famous for being famous and that is about the sum of their achievements.’
- ‘That is always the way of artists, for only mere celebrities are famous for being famous and need to cultivate a profile.’
- ‘In this age of Z-list celebrities who are famous for being famous, it's so refreshing to meet a real star.’
- ‘These are people who are famous for being famous, ciphers for our fantasies, cartoon characters with extravagant lives.’
- ‘Celebrities are famous for being famous; heroes change lives.’
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