famous for 15 minutes

famous for 15 minutes

Experiencing a brief period of celebrity or notoriety. A variation on "15 minutes of fame," a term coined by artist Andy Warhol. Jane was famous for 15 minutes after appearing on the nightly news broadcast.
See also: 15, famous, minute

famous for fifteen minutes

(especially of an ordinary person) enjoying a brief period of fame before fading back into obscurity.
In 1968 , the pop artist Andy Warhol ( 1927–87 ) predicted that ‘in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes’. Short-lived celebrity or notoriety is now often referred to as fifteen minutes of fame .
See also: famous, fifteen, minute
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The contestants are famous for 15 minutes, then suddenly they are working at the Post Office again.
But celebrity life had changed, and he knew it: "Andy Warhol said 'Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes' - it has now become 'Everyone will be famous IN 15 minutes.'" Talking of which, I wonder if Jodie Marsh has recovered from the verbal onslaught he unleashed on her?
Andy Warhol said one day everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. But with so much reality TV around, Ricky Gervais says: "There's no difference now between fame and infamy."
"Andy Warhol said everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Now it seems everyone can be a candidate for prime minister for 15 minutes.
I haven't told him to his face but I would" Classicist Mary Beard on Boris Johnson "I can dress like an 18-year-old, because my spirit is 18" Lawyer and writer Nancy Dell'Olio, 54, above "Andy Warhol said everyone wouldbe famous for 15 minutes. Now it seems everyone can be a candidate for Prime Minister for 15 minutes.
He was spot on, in 1968, when he declared: "In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes."
A slight tilt in the course of history, and Warhol might only have been famous for 15 minutes -- as the subject of a voyeuristic reality show.
The ex-justice secretary referred to the American artist - who said everyone would be famous for 15 minutes - as he admitted he had no idea freeing Abdelbaset al-Megrahi would cause such outrage.
Raymond was a rock star, famous for 15 minutes, who now needs medication to calm him down.
He quotes American artist Andy Warhol in saying that "everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes, so maybe this is already my 15 minutes," which he happily uses to arouse art discussions, whether internationally or locally.
He made his most admirable contribution to our lives and times by proclaiming that in future, everybody would be famous for 15 minutes.
We are approaching a time, as Andy Warhol said, when everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol knew a thing or two when he said back in 1968: "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes".
One of his fellow contestants called Dave "The Wizard" when he first saw him in his robes, and - in light of that and the well-known theory about reality stars being famous for 15 minutes - the rest of us decided on another name, dubbing him not Andy Warhol, but Wandy A***hole instead.
Which American artist wrote: "In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes."?