A celebrity (sometimes referred to as a celeb in popular culture) is a person who is easily recognized in a society or culture, or who has a wide-span reputation. Generally speaking, a celebrity is someone who gets media attention and in certain circumstances shows an extroverted personality. There is a wide range of ways by which people may become celebrities. In the 21st century, the insatiable public fascination for celebrities and demand for celebrity gossip has given rise to the gossip columnist, tabloid, paparazzi and celebrity blogging. Pictures of some of the hottest celebrities when they were kids.