A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 28, 2015
Spellebrity (spelling bee + celebrity)

"Spellebrity” (“spelling bee” + celebrity) refers to a notable contestant in a spelling bee, such as the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The E.W. Scripps Company trademarked “spellebrity” with a claimed first use on May 27, 2012.

“Some teams came to the event (a spelling bee—ed.) dressed to represent their team name, such as the ‘Spellebrities’” was cited in 2009. “He’s a Spellebrity!” was cited on Twitter on May 27, 2012.


Southern Maryland Newspapers Online
BEEing literate
Calvert Literacy Council hosts annual BEE for Literacy, raises thousands of dollars

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
By ROB PERRY
Staff writer
(...)
Some teams came to the event dressed to represent their team name, such as the “Spellebrities,” where two members were dressed as if they were ready to walk the red carpet.

Twitter
DawgCast
‏@DawgCast
In DC for the Bee, finally, and people are treating Reagan like a legit celebrity. It’s kinda crazy. He’s a Spellebrity!
3:41 PM - 27 May 2012

Twitter
Michael
‏@AshcraftCoin
SCRIPPS SPELLING BEE: ‘Spellebrities’ take on written test at Bee - San Angelo Standard Times http://ow.ly/1k5eBI
10:00 PM - 29 May 2012

Twitter
Gaylord National
‏@GaylordNational
Words we’ve learned at the #spellingbee: “Spellebrities” (as one reporter has so named the spellers of the National @scrippsbee)
12:40 PM - 30 May 2012

USA Today
50 advance in National Spelling Bee
By Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY Updated 5/31/2012 4:23 PM
(...)
Fifty of the original 278 spellers remain in the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, but Thursday night a winner walks away with a $30,000 cash prize, a $5,000 scholarship, and a Nook Color tablet. But most important — a championship.

Sportsmanship is obvious as the “spellebrities” exchange thumbs-ups and high-fives on stage throughout the tournament.

USA Today
Who’s who at the bee: The final 11 ‘spellebrities’
Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY 9:13 p.m. EDT May 30, 2013
The moment is here. The lights are bright. Parents are hyperventilating and ESPN is broadcasting worldwide.

It’s the championship finals of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee, and there are only 11 spellers left to fight for the giant golden trophy. Here is a closer look at the competitors: ...

USA Today
The Short List: National Spelling Bee; our new ancestor; biolab accidents
Compiled by Alia E. Dastagir and Cara Richardson, USA TODAY 10:30 p.m. EDT May 28, 2015
(...)
Oh, and in honor of all of this year’s “spellebrities” (portmanteau, courtesy of the contestants), here’s a look back at the role that spelling bees have played in pop culture, from Akeelah to Jason Bateman’s foul-mouthed, 40-year-old middle-school dropout.

(Trademark)
Word Mark SPELLEBRITY
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Word board game
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77728967
Filing Date May 5, 2009
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition September 15, 2009
Owner (APPLICANT) Fifth Street Productions, Inc AKA Williams & Company CORPORATION NEW YORK PO Box 700 Greenport NEW YORK 11944
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date July 11, 2011

(Trademark)
Word Mark SPELLEBRITY
Goods and Services IC 018. US 001 002 003 022 041. G & S: backpacks, book bags, sports bags and courier bags. FIRST USE: 20120527. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20120527
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85820459
Filing Date January 10, 2013
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 16, 2013
Registration Number 4361556
Registration Date July 2, 2013
Owner (REGISTRANT) The E.W. Scripps Company CORPORATION OHIO Suite 2800 312 Walnut Street Cincinnati OHIO 45202
Attorney of Record Samantha M. Quimby
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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