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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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paparazzo \paparazzo\ pl. paparazzi. n. [from Signore Paparazzo, a photographer in Fellini's film La Dolce Vita.] 1. A free-lance photographer that specializes in following and photographing celebrities such as movie stars, especially to obtain candid photographs in private situations; as, her dogged pursuit by the paparazzi was believed to be a major factor in Princess Diana's death.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1961, from Italian Paparazzo (plural paparazzi) surname of the freelance photographer in Federico Fellini's 1959 film "La Dolce Vita." The surname itself is of no special significance; it is said to be a common one in Calabria, and Fellini is said to have borrowed it from a travel book, "By the Ionian Sea," in which occurs the name of hotel owner Coriolano Paparazzo.
n. 1 (plural of paparazzo nodot=1 English)Category:English plurals; freelance photographers who sell photographs of celebrities to the media, ''especially'' ones who pursue celebrities and attempt to obtain candid photographs. 2 ''Used as a Appendix:Glossary#plurale tantum.'' 3 (context nonstandard English) A paparazzo. 4 (context nonstandard uncountable English) Paparazzi taken as a group.
n. a freelance photographer who pursues celebrities trying to take candid photographs of them to sell to newspapers or magazines
[also: paparazzi (pl)]
"Paparazzi" is a song by Xzibit, issued as the lead single from his debut album At the Speed of Life. The song's official music video was directed by Michael Lucero.
The songs samples Barbra Streisand's "Pavane (Vocalise)", itself a version of Gabriel Fauré's Pavane.
Paparazzi are photographers who take candid pictures of celebrities.
Paparazzi may also refer to:
- "Paparazzi" (Lady Gaga song)
- "Paparazzi" (Girls' Generation song)
- "Paparazzi" (Xzibit song)
- Paparazzi (2004 film), an American thriller
- Paparazzi (1998 film), a French comedy
- Paparazzi (1998 Italian film), an Italian comedy starring Massimo Boldi and Christian De Sica
- Paparazzi (video game)
- Paparazzi (TV series), a Philippine talk show
- Paparazzi Productions, a professional wrestling faction
- Paparazzi Project, open-source hardware and software for autopiloting aircraft
Paparazzi (known as Simple 2000 Series Vol. 53: The Camera Kozou in Japan) is a 2005 simulation game published by 505 Gamestreet for the PlayStation 2. It is a simulation of being a photographer and the game revolves around taking pictures of models and winning competitions by taking good photos.
Paparazzi is a 1998 French comedy film, directed by Alain Berbérian.
"Paparazzi" is a song by American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008). It was released as the fifth and final single by Interscope Records. Gaga wrote and produced the song with Rob Fusari. The song portrays Gaga's struggles in her quest for fame, as well as balancing success and love. Musically, it is an up-tempo dance-pop song whose lyrics describe a stalker following somebody to grab attention and fame.
Although released on July 6, 2009, in the United Kingdom and four days later in Australia, " LoveGame" initially had been planned as the third single release in the former but deeming its lyrics and music video potentially controversial, it was decided that "Paparazzi" would be released instead. "Paparazzi" was critically acclaimed for its "fun-filled" and club-friendly nature. It was also commercially successful, reaching top-ten positions in the music charts of Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and topping the charts in the Czech Republic and Germany.
The accompanying music video portrays Gaga as a doomed starlet, hounded by photographers, who is almost killed by her boyfriend. It shows her survival, comeback, revenge on her boyfriend, and experiences on the way to fame. The video won two MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 for Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. Gaga also performed the song at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in a performance art piece symbolizing the negative effect of fame leading to death. Additional live performances of the song include on The Fame Ball Tour, where it was the opening song, on an October 2009 episode of Saturday Night Live and on The Monster Ball Tour. On the first leg of the tour, she appeared as a Rapunzel-like character; from the second leg onward, she performed the song alongside a giant anglerfish ("The Fame Monster") who, attempting to devour her, was killed after her leotard shot sparks into the creature.
On May 22, 2011, the show's timeslot was changed from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. On June 5, 2011, its original timeslot throughout its run was 4:00pm. On February 11, 2012, the shows timeslot was changed at 1:30pm.
The New Afternoon Talk Show gained positive reviews and critical acclaim and feedback by international followers because of its advances in the global talk through social media sites and websites available to watch with proper use of the program.
"Paparazzi" is a song recorded in the Japanese language by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation for their second Japanese-language studio album, Girls & Peace (2012). It was released as the album's lead single on June 27, 2012. Written by Fredrik Thomander, Johan Becker, and Junji Ishiwatari, and produced by Miles Walker, the track was described as an electropop and R&B song. To promote the single, Girls' Generation appeared on Japanese music programs Music Station and Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ, while a music video for the song directed by Toshiyuki Suzuki premiered on June 10, 2012 in order to accompany the release of the song.
Upon its release, "Paparazzi" received mixed reviews from music critics, who compared the song to the group's previous Japanese-language single " Mr. Taxi" in 2011. The track was ranked number 19 on Spin's list of top 20 K-pop songs of 2012. The single was a commercial success in Japan, peaking atop the Japan Hot 100 and at number two on both the Oricon Singles Chart and RIAJ Digital Track Chart. "Paparazzi" was certified Gold in Japan for the sales of the single's digital and physical release, respectively.
Usage examples of "paparazzi".
Lieutenant Griggs and the other troopers in Griggs' unit detached from the regiment as an escort for the Princess in her trip were heavily armed, scowling as ferociously as such well-trained and disciplined soldiers ever did, and making absolutely clear with their body language alone that they would instantly gun down any paparazzi who managed to break through the police line.
Everywhere she went there were paparazzi lurking, waiting to see who she was with and what she was up to.
As soon as they walked out of the restaurant, the paparazzi sprang into action.
But I am glad we’re not going to have to deal with paparazzi for a while.
As one of the fifty wealthiest women in the world, she became the puppy of the paparazzi again.
No paparazzi, and he hasn't the faintest idea that you're anyone but K.
The paparazzi would have a field day with this—heiress Kezia Saint Martin dashing through airport, knocking people down, for a kiss from ex-con agitator Lucas Johns.
Queen Elizabeth had waited until the last minute to leak the news, but the Star Kingdom's paparazzi had the same lightning reflexes possessed by that breed throughout the galaxy.
As many of the paparazzi seemed interested in getting holopics of him as they were of the Princess.
But the paparazzi were kept at a distance by the police, and all their carefully cropped holopics would show was the sight of a pretty young woman dressed up like a princess apparently slobbering over a much older man.
I'm told the paparazzi were almost as thick on the ground there as they were at the landing field.
Queen Elizabeth had waited until the last minute to leak the news, but the Star Kingdom’s paparazzi had the same lightning reflexes possessed by that breed throughout the galaxy.
Lieutenant Griggs and the other troopers in Griggs’ unit detached from the regiment as an escort for the Princess in her trip were heavily armed, scowling as ferociously as such well-trained and disciplined soldiers ever did, and making absolutely clear with their body language alone that they would instantly gun down any paparazzi who managed to break through the police line.
I’m told the paparazzi were almost as thick on the ground there as they were at the landing field.
But I am glad were not going to have to deal with paparazzi for a while.