ce·​leb | \ sə-ˈleb \

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a trendy restaurant much favored by Tinseltown celebs

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Selena is not the only stylish celeb to wear this particular Balenciaga style. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Wore the Same Outfit and Both Looked Amazing," 4 Jan. 2019 Bieber isn't the only celeb who visits the church on Sundays. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What You Need to Know About Hillsong Church and the Celebs Who Attend It," 3 Aug. 2018 And apparently Biel isn't the only celeb supporting the tour: Photos of Canadian rapper Drake enjoying the show from a suite surfaced as well. Natalie Maher, Billboard, "Watch Jessica Biel Jam Out at Justin Timberlake's First Night of Man of the Woods Tour," 14 Mar. 2018 And the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress wasn't the only celeb in attendance, either. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blake Lively Channels Serena van der Woodsen on the Met Steps in Chanel," 9 Dec. 2018 Wright, a relatively low-key celeb, didn't comment on his ousting. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "Robin Wright Addresses Co-Star Kevin Spacey: "I Didn't Know Him"," 9 July 2018 Blake was also not the only celeb to miss out on parts of the evening, either. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Skipped the CMA Awards and Everyone's Wondering Why," 15 Nov. 2018 In 2004, master hotelier Jeff Klein bought the property and put it back on the map—hang around long enough and you're guaranteed to spot a celeb or two. Brooke Porter Katz, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Hotels in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 Since then, Kim Kardashian West has sported a flashy Tom Ford-era Gucci thong in the comfort of her own home, but Lopez might be the first major celeb to take the attention-grabbing trend out and onto the street. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Takes the Exposed Thong Trend To the Next Level," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of celeb

1907, in the meaning defined above

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