Late 14c., “celebrated in public report, renowned, well-known” also “notorious, infamous,” from Latin famosus “much talked of, renowned,” Old English namcuð, literally “name-known.”
Celebrity is a condition (symptom) of being famous.
PROBABLE FUTURE PRESENT-DAY CONVERSATION:
On his rights versus yours…
A baby pic, his personal address, a pic of him on a date (with gasp! Not Cait! Gasp!), meeting with friends for dinner or a director for an upcoming blockbuster, leaving his mum’s house?
What is yours and what is his?
Or is it? Why would you need to see it?
On balance, I’d rather remove my own spleen with a butter knife than be famous.
Fame leaves people exposed.
So that every indiscretion, every mistake, every personal tragedy and even private joys and sorrows become subject to public scrutiny.
Those who embrace and crave fame must be either extraordinarily naive, unbelievably driven or psychologically unbalanced.”
– Helen Martin, ”The Price of Fame” The Scotsman, Feb. 2009-
Lottery winners experience a similar fate as those who rise to sudden stardom. The surprising thread between the two: be careful what you wish for.
Or the kerfuffle over production pics. It’s the third time production pics have been posted profusely, due to public filming locations. And if many fans have no qualms about posting production pics of season two before it airs, even after a plea from the costume designer Terry Dresbach herself, why wouldn’t you rush to post a baby pic of Sam, or a pic of him locked in a parking lot kiss, if you took one or found one?
Given the views of the subway pics, I see more than a few of us fans have no qualms.
Contrary to one fan’s comment, he SHOULD be able to ride the subway, enjoy a full life, and not have to live in a priest’s hole- we all know what that experience did to Jamie.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.