Conversation topic Wednesday 21st September 2016

The fame game

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton… Many of us read about them, or even want to look like them. But what exactly makes a celebrity?

Neil and Finn talk about what Canadian singer Justin Bieber has in common with the English poet Lord Byron, born in 1788. And learn some expressions about fame and celebrity.

This week’s question:

This item of clothing became very famous in the 1980s when Michael Jackson presented his moonwalk to the world…

How much was Michael Jackson’s leather glove with shiny crystals sold for at auction in 2009?

a) US$ 150,000

b) US$ 250,000

c) US$ 350,000

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.