He trekked the most exotic regions of the world battling ghouls, banshees, and yetis. A glittering smile was permanently etched on his face. His handsome physique dropped plenty of pantaloons. Unfortunately, none of Gilderoy Lockhart's published adventures were true.
This painfully superficial celebrity wiped out witches and wizards memories and stole their stories to make his own. After one particular memory charm backfired on him, Lockhart couldn't remember his persona, his star faded away and the famous wizard disappeared as a patient of St. Mungo's Hospital.
But his greatest piece of advice might have been to a young Harry Potter in Chamber of Secrets: "Fame is a fickle friend. Celebrity is as celebrity does." When you get fifteen minutes of fame, you can do whatever you want; blow it all on booze and one night stands, help others through organizations and charities, get mixed up in the tabloids. Dipping into celebritydom, we point out ten good and bad examples of his few worthwhile words of wisdom.