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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Little did he know, his fifteen minutes of fame had just started to tick.
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.
Like the woman on the airplane, they crave their fifteen minutes of fame, with its illusion of success and importance.
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.
Fifteen minutes of fame awaits an adventurous woman willing to lend her womb for scientific purposes.
Shoppers at the Black Country's Merry Hill Centre have this week been offered the chance to take up their fifteen minutes of fame - as characters in a Robin Hood story.
I had the chance of fifteen minutes of fame, but the chance was gone in two minutes flat.
This truly gives everyone in a community a shot at their fifteen minutes of fame," said Ali Diab, Co-Founder and President, Products & Technology for Ripple.
But a 3-0 win over Rangers last Saturday, followed by Tuesday's CIS Cup triumph over the Easter Road side, has meant the Ayrshire club are now getting their own fifteen minutes of fame.
Day-by-day and night-by-night we film everything that happens when the world's most popular reality stars extend their fifteen minutes of fame.