The Biggest Celebrity Fall-Outs In Hollywood History
Marc Gordon - March 3, 2020

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Hollywood is a small industry full of people with huge egos, so it’s no surprise that celebrities sometimes have conflicts with one another. Whether it’s real or just the media’s interest to pit celebrities against each other for stories and headlines, the bad blood between these stars may never end. From Kanye West vs. Wiz Khalifa to Paris Hilton vs. Nicole Richie, take a look at the most heated celebrity feuds and find out where they stand today.


Madonna vs. Elton John


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The reason: John shading Madonna and her singing abilities 

Sir Elton John and Madonna have been bickering for years. Their feud began in 2004 when John was awarded Best Classic Songwriter. In his shady speech, John said: “Madonna, best live act? Since when has lip-syncing been live? Sorry about that, but I think everyone who lip-sings on stage in public when you pay like 75 quid to see them should be shot.” The two carried on the feud for over a decade, before finally burying the hatchet.

Current Status: Over



Sarah Jessica Parker vs. Kim Cattrall


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The reason: Cattrall was jealous of Parker 

Samantha and Carey don’t get along! Yes, Sex and the City co-stars, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall have a long-standing feud. Reportedly, the reason for it is Cattrall’s jealousy of Parker’s success and the fact that she was promoted to a producer position. Cattrall pushed through six seasons and two films, but when a possible third movie was suggested, Cattrall couldn’t keep silent any longer. In a 2017 tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, Cattrall came clean about her dislike towards her former co-star. Things escalated even further in 2018 after Parker posted a post of empathy for Cattrall, who lost her brother. Cattrall responded with a fiery post that said, among other things: “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now… You are not my family. You are not my friend.” Looks like a third movie is never gonna happen, with these two together at least.

Current Status: Still going


Lena Headey vs. Jerome Flynn


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The reason: ugly break-up

Game of Thrones co-stars, Lena Heady and Jerome Flynn, aren’t even on speaking terms. As it turns out, Heady and Flynn dated briefly in 2002. Their relationship reportedly ended so badly that the two refuse to be in the same room together. Fans of the show investigated the matter and discovered that in all eight seasons of the show, the two only had one scene together once, and didn’t exchange a word.

Current Status: Still going



Mariah Carey vs. Eminem


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The reason: Carey denied Eminem’s claim that he was intimate with her 

The feud officially began in 2003, after Mariah Carey parodied Eminem on tour, showcasing Eminem puppets. The singer also has a song titled Clown that references the rapper. The background story is that Eminem claimed he had a fling Carey, which she denied. Carey released another diss song titled Obsessed, which featured the singer dressed as a male stalker dressed in Eminem’s trademark hooded sweatshirt. Eminem fired back with a song of his own, The Warning. In a 2013 interview with Andy Cohen, Carey was asked to say three nice things about Eminem. Carey responded by saying: “They come in a package that you can carry wherever you go. People love them around the world, and they’re tasty.” Don’t expect a collaboration any time soon.

Current Status: Still going


Rihanna vs. Ciara


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The reason: Rihanna wasn’t nice to Ciara 

In February 2011, singer Ciara appeared on E!’s Fashion Police. During her appearance, Ciara discussed a party she attended with Rihanna, saying the fellow singer “wasn’t the nicest.” Rihanna didn’t sit silently, tweeting: “My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u?”. It doesn’t stop there. In 2013 Ciara revisited the feud, stating: “I don’t know what her problem is. I think she’s nuts right now. Like, whatever’s going on, because for me, it doesn’t make any sense.” Continuing this feud also doesn’t make any sense to us.

Current Status: Still going



Megan Fox vs. Michael Bay


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The reason: Fox compared Bay to famous dictators from history 

In a 2009 interview with Wonderland, Megan Fox equated the Transformers director, Michael Bay, to Napoleon, saying: “He wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation…He’s a nightmare to work for.” In the same interview, Fox also praised May, but didn’t stop him from firing the actress, reportedly urged by fellow director Steven Spielberg. The two were estranged for many years, before reconciling and collaborating yet again on the 2014 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Current Status: Over


Angelina Jolie vs. Chelsea Handler


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The reason: Handler was team Jen  

Chelsea Handler is a longtime friend of Jennifer Aniston, ex-wife of Brad Pitt, who reportedly cheated on her with Angelina Jolie. Handler took, as expected, Aniston’s side, throwing shade at Jolie for years. Handler called Jolie a “lunatic”, soon after she and Pitt announced their separation. Handler went on to joke about Pitt’s “emancipation” while attending a charity event honoring celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who represented Jolie in the split. We’re not sure where Jolie stands, but Handler said she’s “upset that I was so upset with Angelina Jolie” wishing the actress good luck.

Current Status: Still going



Ariana Grande vs. Piers Morgan


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The reason: Morgan accusing Grande of using her appearance to sell albums 

This feud started after British journalist Piers Morgan, criticized a promotional art of girl group, Little Mix, for their single Strip. The image shows all four members posing covered only in slurs, what Piers saw as “using nudity to sell their album.” The group and Morgan exchanged jabs before Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan Grande, came to Little Mix’s defense. Morgan clapped back, tweeting that like the band, Grande uses nudity to sell albums. That’s when Ariana came in the picture, tweeting: ‘I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because I choose to. Women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified. it’s OUR choice.” There is no knowing what is going to happen next in this feud.

Current Status: Still going


Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift


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The reason: Swift thought Minaj was shading her

In July 2016, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift got into a heated argument on Twitter. The cause for the conflict was the MTV nominations for the Video of The Year award. The thing is, Minaj’s video Anaconda was excluded from the list of nominees, which featured Swift’s Bad Blood. Minaj tweeted first, saying the show “celebrates women with very slim bodies.” Swift, assuming Minaj referenced her video, fired back: “@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot…” However, a few weeks later, the two reconciled and even performed together at the award show.

Current Status: Over



Julianna Margulies vs. Archie Panjabi


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The reason: Margulies used her producer title to push Panjabi away 

Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi, who were best of friends on The Good Wife, were actually straight up enemies in real life. In 2015, the feud became more than just a rumor. That year, Panjabi announced that she is leaving the show, and for her final episode, her character was supposed to share the screen with Margulies’ character. However, it was revealed that the women filmed separately, and a green screen was used in post-production. In an interview, Margulies claimed: “[Panjabi] was also doing another show, called The Fall. I went along with whatever Robert asked me to do, and I did it happily.” Panjabi claimed differently, tweeting: “ “@TheFallTV was not even in production at that time, and I was in New York ready to film the scene!”

Current Status: Still going


Zendaya vs. Giuliana Rancic


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The reason: Rancic’s controversial comment about Zendaya’s hair

It’s the feud that ended Fashion Police. During an episode that covered the 2015 Oscars red carpet, co-host Giuliana Rancic noted that Zendaya’s dreadlocks must have smelled like “patchouli oil and marijuana”. Zendaya replied to the offensive comment with a long Instagram post, calling Rancic remarks “outrageously offensive.” Rancic responded with both an on-air and a written apology. After the incident, Kelly Osbourne quit the show and so did Kathy Griffin a few weeks later.

Current Status: Still going



Brandy vs. Monica


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The reason: Brandy and Monica got into a physical altercation 

When Monica and Brandy released their feud centered mega-hit, The Boy Is Mine, many suspected the beef also existed in real life. These rumors turned out to be true when Monica eventually admitted to getting in a physical fight with Brandy. The two tried to squash the rumors and released a new collaboration, It All Belongs To Me. However, in 2016 Monica fans started the #SoGoneChallenge, and when they asked Brandy to participate, she replied: “Chile bye.” Following the comment, Monica gave an interview and came clean about the long-lasting feud. Unfortunately, it seems the two aren’t going to resolve their differences any time soon.

Current Status: Still going