My point of view is irrelevant because I'm an Aussie, and you're an American? I don't think so. I'm honestly not trying to start shit, but I only recognize 1 out of 5 names that are supposed to be celebrity. I realize there are differences with local and cultural celebrities. My point is just because they're known locally, doesn't make them celebrities. Celebrities are famous personalities known around the world, regardless of context. How about as consolation, people explain who the celebrity is, like JSC4President did. Even though I know who Frank Miller is, not everyone would. It puts them in context, and you may realize that even though you don't know the name, you know the person's work. Your point of view is not irrelevant, but your opinion of what constitutes celebrity is, and not because you are australian but because you are criticizing non-Australians. I think you're idea for the explanation is a good one. If you've read the whole thread, a lot of these people aren't necessarily "celebrities" in the world famous sense, but the posters' encounters with them are interesting all the same. If you had met the Aussie PM, he would not be considered a "celebrity" but your anecdote about meeting him would likely be interesting to a lot of people, including me.