15 minutes of fame

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15 minutes of fame

A brief period of celebrity or notoriety. The term was coined by artist Andy Warhol. Jane had her 15 minutes of fame when she appeared on the nightly news broadcast.
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Nevertheless, we do want ours to have its fifteen minutes of fame.
Inevitably the participants cause havoc around the boardroom table, invoke inappropriate changes to production processes, upset the workforce and generally cause havoc before returning after a week to their previous job where they disappear into anonymity having experienced their fifteen minutes of fame.
Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of fame has now been trimmed down to fit into a sponsored commercial slot in between reality TV shows.
Fifteen minutes of fame can be fleeting, but for Carmine Goglia, those few minutes have lasted 12 years, due in part to a simple Christmas gift presented to a family member in 1986.
The media are so good at taking a word like "fascinating" and evacuating it of its definition until it now means "enjoyed fifteen minutes of fame and did nothing politically threatening.
Fifteen minutes of fame awaits an adventurous woman willing to lend her womb for scientific purposes.
That's their thing, their contribution to their fifteen minutes of fame.
O'Brien had Maderno, Castle Gandolfo and Roar Of The Tiger entered at Longchamp, with Warhol at Gowran Park, but none of the quartet made it to the races for their fifteen minutes of fame.
Because Swenson's critical success depended so heavily on Pop's rising star, his eminence threatened to fade as newer art cut short the movement's fifteen minutes of fame.
FIFTEEN minutes of fame is about quarter of an hour more than most so-called celebrities deserve.
WOMEN'S Minister Tessa Jowell reinforces the old adage that everyone can expect to enjoy fifteen minutes of fame during their lifetime.
Although sometimes it seems as if the flow of a capella groups specialising in Renaissance liturgical music will overwhelm us, most of them find a niche in which to work, some undiscovered or underperformed composer to give fifteen minutes of fame 500 years post mortem.
This give the kids a chance to have their place in the spotlight - their fifteen minutes of fame I guess you could say,'' said Tina Hunt, co-director and third-grade teacher at Conejo Elementary.
seats on the 50-yard line during the Allstate BCS Championship Game, getting behind-the-scenes access to the Fox pre-game show and burning up some of their fifteen minutes of fame by being shown on the Fox broadcast during the game.