He was like Norma Desmond up there, still craving the spotlight after the spotlight had long since been dimmed.
Celebrity is fleeting, as the many stars who have been dimmed by the brash blogger can attest.
But a couple of years in the spotlight, and his star has dimmed a little.
Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
Stupid; uncomprehending: Anybody who pays to watch these teams has to be considered just a bit dim (1892+)