prima donna

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prima donna

a female operatic star; diva
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Petersburg but also because of the international merits of prima donnas such as Alma Fohstrom.
The third, "Cultures of Celebrity," presents a series of case studies on individual prima donnas.
I'm sure I don't speak for myself when I say it is refreshing to forget about prima donnas for a while.
INTERESTING to see how Fabio Capello's iron fist inside an even bigger iron glove plays out with England's prima donnas.
ONCE again the current crop of Toon prima donnas have tried their best to spoil our Christmas with awful displays of trying to play football against two teams who are maybe heading back to the championship.
He talks of the likes of Robin Cook, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson constantly jostling for position and behaving like prima donnas when they didn't get it.
We are carrying too many prima donnas who don't want to go in where it hurts for their money.
But it's gripping stuff and the perfect antidote to all those other dull reality shows full of stroppy prima donnas.
I AM totally against the honours system but if medals are to be awarded they should be awarded to people who deserve them, eg, our armed forces, doctors, nurses and people who give up there valuable time to help others by volunteering and not to a bunch of overpaid prima donnas who won a trophy by performing for 20 minutes in a football match that lasted two hours.
Otherwise the the prima donnas on the pitch will soon have no one to pay their obscenely-high wages
She graciously shares the copious details from her performances and collaborations with renowned directors, conductors and famed prima donnas and primo dons.
Toker says there are good (real producers) and bad (troublemakers) prima donnas.