Kim Cattrall vs. Sarah Jessica Parker
It seems like a never-ending feud between these two former “Sex and the City” co-stars, with the most recent clash starting after SJP confirmed that a third installment of the popular movie franchise wouldn’t be happening.
Reports circulated that Cattrall was the reason the movie didn’t make it to the big screen. She quickly shot down the rumours on Twitter, saying, “The only DEMAND I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film….& that was back in 2016.” However, Cattrall wasn’t done talking about the situation, going on to tell Piers Morgan on an appearance on his ITV show that Parker could have been nicer about the demise of "SATC 3".
Donald Trump vs. Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin, best known for her stand-up acts, was pictured with a fake severed Donald Trump head back in May that prompted her career and friendships to falter. She apologized, saying, “I crossed the line, I went way too far. The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny, I get it.”
Trump was quick to respond on Twitter, saying, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My Children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” Griffin quickly took back her apology for the stunt, saying that the whole thing was blown out of proportion.
‘The View’ vs. ’The Talk’
“The View”...”The Talk”... the shade. These rival talk shows have had a history of feuding that was reignited when “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg wasn’t too happy with how the Emmy nominations were announced. The show panellists on “The Talk” announced nominees from select categories and when it came to announcing “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host”, Sara Gilbert had trouble announcing the last names of the rivalling talk show co-hosts. Goldberg decided to speak out about the error, saying “I think [the nominations] were announced on 'The Talk' and I think a couple of the women weren't sure about the pronunciation of everyone's names so please introduce yourself so people know.
Gilbert later apologized while kicking off an episode of “The Talk” saying she was nervous. “I'm very, very sorry to any of the women whose names I got wrong. It was a true mistake. I respect you guys. I congratulate you. I would never want to take away from your moment. So, I am truly sorry,” she added.
Aunt Viv vs. Fresh Prince
Well now we know that a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reunion will definitely not be happening. In case you missed it, earlier this year Alfonso Ribeiro posted a photo of the cast on Instagram, however not with original Aunt Vivian, played by Janet Hubert.
Hubert responded to the photo on her personal Facebook page calling Ribeiro a “media hoe,” shooting down any chance of a reunion, at least with her. “I know the media hoe Alphonso Ribeiro has posted his so-called reunion photo. Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the a– wipe for Will. There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level,” Hubert posted.
Taylor Swift vs. Kimye
If you haven’t heard of this back and forth mess of a feud, where have you been? This feud has reached a global audience - but who can blame them since it’s been going on for what feels like forever. This year, before Swift released her first single since the leaked phone call between her and Kanye on Snapchat, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star banned the use of the snake emoji on her Instagram.
Swift on the other hand, embraced the reptile and used it to promote her new music. Swift made a triumphant return with the announcement of her album “Reputation” and first single “Look What You Made Me Do”, which made very clear digs at Kanye and Kim. And if you thought it was over then, think again. Just this month, Kim took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of Kanye’s “Famous” exhibit, which shows a row of nude celebs in bed with the rapper - including Swift. This enraged Swift’s fan base, who flooded Kim’s social media with rat emojis. This feud is long from over.
Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma
Although the beef between these two rappers has been going on for years now, this year sparked a whole new battle. Nicki Minaj had the internet buzzing with a verse in a Gucci Mane’s song “Make Love” that made it appear she was dissing Remy Ma’s less-than stellar sales of her latest album: “Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?/One platinum plaque, album flopped, b—tch, where?”. Minaj’s indirect shots hit a nerve with Remy Ma, who released the seven minute diss track “ShETHER”, directly calling out Minaj.
The cover art calls out Minaj by featuring a dismembered bloody doll, referring to Minaj’s “Black Barbie” alter-ego. Minaj responded quickly, posting a video of Beyonce calling her the rap queen. From March through June, a number of of diss tracks were thrown back and forth. At this year’s BET Awards, Remy dethroned Minaj’s seven year run of Best Female Hip Hop Artist. She opened her acceptance speech with the first lines of “ShETHER”. The night after, Minaj posted photo on Instagram, sharing all of her accomplishments, in case anyone forgot. This seems like a never-ending feud between these two rappers.
Donald Trump vs. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has made it pretty clear that he’s not a fan of President Donald Trump, detailed in one of his songs “Make America Crip Again”, a clear shot at the Commander in Chief. In the most recent development of the Snoop Dogg vs. Trump saga, Snoop posted a minute-long video, blasting Trump for criticizing Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the National Anthem.
“Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem," Trump tweeted. "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down." The strongly worded video rant finished with “Y'all should be ashamed to call this piece of s**t your president. He ain't mine.”
Meryl Streep vs. Karl Lagerfeld
Meryl Streep seems to have a lot of beef with people this year no? Not long after the Golden Globes, Streep fired back at designer Karl Lagerfeld after he claimed that she decided not to wear a Chanel dress in favour of one that she would be paid to wear at the Oscars. In an article with WWD, Lagerfeld claimed that he made a sketch, began designing the dress.
He said that a few days later, however, he received a call from someone in Streep’s camp that said, “Don’t continue the dress. We found someone who will pay us.” Streep issued a statement to the media the morning ahead of the awards show saying “Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record-breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honour in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience.”
Lagerfeld issued an apology shortly after saying that he misunderstood the situation. However, Streep added into her statement that Lagerfeld’s apology wouldn’t suffice.
Mariah Carey vs. Dick Clark Productions
Guess it wasn’t such a rockin’ New Year’s Eve, after Mariah Carey accused Dick Clark Productions of sabotaging her New Year’s performance in Times Square. Carey’s rep told Billboard that “production set her up to fail.” Carey had rehearsed and had no problems with sound until right before the show, where she complained about her earpiece. She blamed technical issues and her inability to hear the music for the problems during her performance.
But not too fast, DCP fired back at Carey with a statement to Deadline saying “To suggest that dcp, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.” There probably won’t be any more collaborations between these two...like ever again.
Donald Trump vs. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is one of the multiple stars who’ve been found in hot water with the current President. While making an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Depp made a controversial comment saying, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”. “I want to qualify I’m not an actor. I lie for a living,” he added. “However, it has been a while and maybe it’s time.”
Shortly after news broke of Depp’s comments, the White House issued a statement strongly condemning the joke, calling on other Hollywood A-listers to speak out. “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the statement read. “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official.” Depp later apologized for the comments, saying in a statement to People: “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
Kathy Griffin vs. Andy Cohen
Now former-friends Kathy Griffin and Andy Cohen have been wrapped up in a feud that has left longtime fans of the two in shock. The duo worked together for several years at Bravo, but after Griffin’s picture of the fake severed Donald Trump head circulated (and evidently ruined her career), Cohen took over co-host duties for CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live”.
What really set Griffin off was when Cohen pulled a Mariah Carey, seemingly shading Griffin, pretending not to know who she was. “Who? I don’t know her,” Cohen repeatedly told TMZ. Griffin responded on Twitter saying “Even when it's on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic.” Cohen however, insisted that he was just making a bad joke.
Griffin continued to share her frustration with Cohen, sharing a 17-minute long video targeting Cohen and TMZ founder Harvey Levin. In the video, Griffin alleged Cohen asked her to do cocaine before a taping of his show. Cohen denied Griffin’s accusations on Twitter saying “I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100 per cent false and totally made up.” There is clearly bad-blood between these two that doesn’t sound like it will ever be over.
Justin Bieber vs. Marilyn Manson
Who knew that this whole feud started over a t-shirt? Here’s the rundown. Justin Bieber featured an image of Marilyn Manson on a t-shirt that was part of his Purpose World Tour merchandise. Manson’s face was featured on the shirt, along with a picture of Bieber and the words “Bigger than God” written on the back. Designer Jerry Lorenzo posted a photo of the t-shirt on Instagram, thanking Manson for “signing off” on the design. Problem is, Manson didn’t agree to have his face on the t-shirt. In an interview with Billboard, Manson said that he saw Bieber at a bar and sat down with him and called him out for the design. Bieber allegedly told Manson “I made you relevant again.” Despite their differences, the situation never resulted in a legal battle.
In September, Manson appeared on “The Howard Stern Show”, reading out a text message from the pop star, apologizing saying “Also, if anything wasn't squared away with the T-shirts, I'm so sorry. Anyway, regardless, it kind of stung seeing that I came off as an a--hole or even just was an a--hole, I'm sorry?” Manson told Bieber in the text message exchange that they’re good. Guess it’s never too late to say sorry.
Ewan McGregor vs. Piers Morgan
The feud between these two Brits was a rough one, after Morgan accused McGregor of being a “pedophile-loving hypocrite” after the actor cancelled his appearance on “Good Morning Britain”.
McGregor pulled his appearance on the show because he didn’t agree with Morgan’s comments about the Women’s March against Donald Trump. Morgan suggested that he thought global protests were “vacuous” and attracted “rabid feminists”. “Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn't realize Piers Morgan was host. Won't go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch,” he wrote on Twitter. Morgan fired back saying, “Sorry to hear that Ewan McGregor - you should be big enough to allow people different political opinions. You're just an actor after all.” Seems like someone’s a little bit bitter.
Kanye vs. Jay Z
Although this duo has been friends for a long time, over the past year, certain situations have caused tension between the successful rappers. The first notable rift was during an Oct. 2016 concert where Kanye went on a rant about the fact that their daughters have yet to have a play date. West also addressed Kim’s horrific Paris robbery, saying that Jay and Beyonce didn’t reach out enough after the difficult incident. “Don’t call me, after the robbery and say ‘how you feelin?’” he said to the concert-goers, “You wanna know how I’m feelin’? Come by my house.” The pair’s rocky relationship hit its peak when Jay called out Kanye’s erratic behavior on his track “Kill JAY-Z” off of his 2017 studio album “4:44”.
In a recent candid interview with The New York Times Style Magazine, Jay revealed that he’s back on speaking terms with West. “I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us, 'Cause, you know — Kanye came into this business on my label. So, I’ve always been like his big brother,” said Jay. Jay continued: "It's just that there's certain things that happened that’s not really acceptable to me. And we just need to speak about it. But there’s genuine love there."
Josh Peck vs. Drake Bell
The drama between these two former Nickelodeon stars began earlier this year, after Josh Peck married his longtime girlfriend in June, apparently without inviting Drake Bell. Bell expressed his displeasure in a series of now deleted tweets. “When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear,” he had said. “Loyalty is key … ALWAYS remember where you came from.”
Speaking to People magazine after his Twitter rant, Bell said that he had been caught off guard by Peck’s actions. “I hadn’t heard anything about it. He’s been my best friend for 18 years. In all honesty, we talk all the time, we’ve been talking.” But the feud between the longtime pals didn’t last long, with the two hanging out after the MTV Video Music Awards and later posting a picture on Twitter together.
Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry
Over the past few years, the beef between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry has been all over the internet. They've each dropped not so subtle hints about their deteriorating friendship.
The latest drama happened this year, starting in May when Perry spoke with Entertainment Weekly before the release of her upcoming album “Witness”. When asked if the project would respond to Swift’s 2015 hit “Bad Blood”, Perry gave a vague answer, “Let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey.”
Just a week later, Perry dropped “Swish Swish”, an apparent diss track towards Swift that enlisted Nicki Minaj. A few days later, Perry appeared on “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden and addressed the feud head on. “She started it,” Perry said. “And it’s time for her to finish it. I tried to talk to her about it, and she wouldn’t speak to me.” Following the release of her album, Perry hosted a 72-hour livestream, during which she addressed the feud AGAIN, but this time expressing her desire to move on. “I am ready to let it go,” she said. “I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her. I think it’s actually like, I think it’s time. There are bigger fish to fry, and there are real problems in the world.”
A few months after the debut of “Witness”, Swift released her first single off of her new album “Reputation” called “Look What You Made Me Do”. The music video premiered at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, where Perry was the host. While the video contains plenty of shots at the people she thinks ruined her reputation, Swift appeared to impersonate Perry in one scene, sporting a similar haircut and wearing leopard print (Perry refers to her fans as “Katy Cats”). She’s also holding a Grammy award, which Swift has won several and Perry has won none despite multiple nominations.
And in what appears to be a Christmas miracle, on Dec. 21, 2017 news broke that the feud might be over!
Caitlyn Jenner vs. The Kardashians
It’s no secret that Caitlyn Jenner and the whole Kardashian clan haven’t been on the best of terms for quite some time now. It all started when Jenner published her memoir The Secrets of My Life, opening old wounds that alleged Kris Jenner knew more about her struggle with gender identity than she publicly led on.
To add more fuel to the fire, Kim was one of the first people to read her book, but when the final version was published, Kim lashed out after reading passages about her father that Jenner omitted from her copy. Since then, Jenner has revealed that she doesn’t speak to Kris anymore and hasn’t spoken to Kim in months.
John McEnroe vs. Serena Williams
Serena Williams, the former number-one ranked female tennis player in the world who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, was slammed by retired seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe, saying in an interview with NPR: “If she played the men's circuit she'd be, like, 700 in the world." He continued, "That doesn't mean I don't think Serena is an incredible player, and I suppose anything's possible; maybe at some point a women's tennis player can be better than anybody." He then added, "I just haven't seen that in any other sport, and I haven't seen it in tennis. If she had to just play the men's circuit, it would be an entirely different story." The comments in this interview quickly drew backlash for diminishing Williams’ career in a disrespectful manner.
Later that same day, Williams’ responded to the comments on Twitter saying, “Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.” In a separate tweet she added, “I've never played anyone ranked "there" nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I'm trying to have a baby. Good day sir.” Williams’ says she’s not finished with her legacy yet, hopefully returning to tennis in Jan. 2018, showing she’s capable of achieving more.
John Boyega vs. Samuel L. Jackson
John Boyega is still not quite over the controversy that Samuel L. Jackson created over the horror hit “Get Out”. Jackson came under fire when he criticized the decision to hire British actor Daniel Kaluuya in a movie that was seemingly about American racial tension."So, there are a lot of black British actors in these movies. I tend to wonder what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that," he said.
Boyega, a British-born actor, was one of the first to clap back at Jackson, saying that Jackson created a stupid conflict that ‘we don’t have time for’. “I get it, I just think there's no end result in black Brits and African Americans going back and forth at each other... I rate Sam and he's always showed me love — he's like a big unc — but, across the planet, the black experience is a layered one and his comments didn't represent that,” Boyega said in an interview with ES Magazine. Following the outrage, Jackson stressed that his complaint was not directed towards director Jordan Peele or star Daniel Kaluuya.
James Cameron vs. Patty Jenkins
“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins hit back at James Cameron after he called the superhero film “a step backwards.” “She’s an objectified icon and it’s just a male Hollywood doing the same old thing!” Cameron said in an interview. His remarks were quickly criticized on social media for being sexist.
In a tweet, Jenkins responded, saying, “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.” Also in her response, Jenkins added, “I believe women can and should be EVERYTHING just like male lead characters should be. There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman.”
Lady Gaga vs. Madonna
Like many feuds, this one has a long history to go with it. In 2012 interview with ABC, Madonna referred to Lady Gaga’s music as “reductive” in response to the similarities between their songs “Born This Way” and “Express Yourself”.
Even though both artists haven’t blown the feud up into a drama, this year in Lady Gaga’s Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two”, Gaga comes clean about her beef with Madonna and the comment she made in that 2012 interview. “The thing with me and Madonna is that I admired her always and still admire her, no matter what she might think of me,” said Gaga. “The only thing that really bothers me about her is [that] I’m Italian and from New York, so if I have a problem with somebody, I’m gonna tell you to your face.” So basically, if Madonna took her comments to Gaga and told them straight to her face, there’d be no beef.
Beyonce vs. The Grammys
Although Beyonce didn’t say anything herself, many of her adoring fans and celebs supporters spoke out on the Grammy Awards snubs. Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album and song “Formation” lost Record of the Year and Song of the Year to Adele’s “25” and “Hello”. Even Adele herself seemed frustrated that she was winning the awards over Beyonce, saying onstage “My album of the year is “Lemonade””, breaking off her award in a “Mean Girls”-esque way to give to singer. In a rare backstage interview in the Grammys press room, echoing her comments about Beyonce’s visual album.
“I spoke to her before just to let her know how honored and privileged I felt to be nominated alongside her, and we spoke afterward as well and she was very gracious and humble, as always, as we've come to expect," Adele told reporters. "And the reason I felt the need to say something is because my album of the year is “Lemonade”. She is my icon of my whole life." I mean, what does it take for Beyonce to win Record of the Year? Only time will tell.
Chris Brown vs. Soulja Boy
Chris Brown and Soulja Boy’s feud began brewing right at the beginning of this year after Soulja Boy claimed Brown had called him to give him a mouthful after the rapper had commented on one of Brown’s ex-girlfriend’s Instagram posts. Brown issued his own response, challenging Soulja Boy to a boxing match to settle their differences. After talking a mean game, the highly-anticipated celebrity-endorsed boxing match, egged on by 50 Cent, was no more, which included the fight between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown. And according to Soulja Boy, the fight flopped due to Chris Brown.
Soulja Boy took to Twitter to air out his frustrations, saying that the fight was no longer happening because Brown apparently refused to sign a contract to make their fight official. He elaborated saying that the reason he thinks Brown didn’t go through with the fight had to do with his reputation scaring him off. "I caught two fades in the streets since this whole beef s**t and I won both fights I guess Chris must heard and got scared lol come on boy,” he added in a tweet.
Meryl Streep vs. Donald Trump
Meryl Streep kicked off 2017 with a bang after calling out Donald Trump during her Golden Globes acceptance speech. As Hollywood stars and executives sat in silence, Streep said: "There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back."
These comments were in reference to a rally in Nov. 2015 where Trump imitated a New York Times reporter, who has a condition that affects his joint movements. In an interview the day after the show, Trump said that he wasn’t all surprised at the criticism from the “liberal movie people”, calling Streep a “Hillary lover.”
Camila Cabello vs. Fifth Harmony
It’s been just over a year since Camila Cabello announced she would be leaving the uber successful girl group Fifth Harmony - who she seemingly blindsided with her decision. While Fifth Harmony and Cabello seemed to be on good terms, wishing each other the best after the split, the girl group threw some major shade at Cabello during their performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
When the foursome took to the stage to sing their song “Angel”, a fifth person could clearly be seen standing between Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui, but it was neither one of the other remaining members Dinah Jane or Ally Brooke. Once the beat kicked in, the obviously implied fifth silhouette of former member Cabello was thrown backwards off the stage. Seems like the group completely cut ties with Cabello, if it wasn’t obvious enough.
Justin Bieber vs. The Weeknd
The feud between the two Canadian superstars started after The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) was spotted with Justin Bieber’s ex, Selena Gomez in January of this year. A TMZ story cited an anonymous source saying the Bieber thought their relationship was a publicity stunt meant to promote their new music. Bieber at this point hadn’t made his own comment about the two, but came not long after a persistent videographer finds Bieber leaving a Hollywood hotspot, prompting him to ask the question “Can you listen to a Weeknd song?”. Bieber finally broke his silence saying “Hell no...that’s whack.”
In February, The Weeknd performed “Starboy” at the Grammys, while Bieber decided to skip the ceremony (even though he was nominated for four awards) and instead stream a video on Instagram. During the video, his friend asked him what his favourite song is. JB responded saying “Starboy by The Weeknd” followed by bursting out into laughter. And then to top it all off, just a couple of months ago news broke that Gomez and The Weeknd split. Shortly after that announcement, Gomez and Bieber were seen hanging out several times. If you ask me, this whole situation is just confusing.
Aretha Franklin vs. Dionne Warwick
More than five years ago, Dionne Warwick made a comment at Whitney Houston’s funeral and Aretha Franklin clearly is still not happy about it. Earlier this year, Franklin sent a lengthy letter to the Associated Press before calling in to their office to detail exactly what Warwick said at the funeral. According the Franklin, Warwick said, “’Ree's not here, but she is here. She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.”
Per the AP, Franklin said that she met Houston when she was a child but was far too busy to be anyone’s godmother. Franklin said that Warwick “blatantly lied” and “knew exactly what she was doing.” Franklin was unable to attend Whitney’s funeral because she had swollen feet and she needed to rest before her upcoming performance. Franklin said she found Warwick’s comments to be damaging.
Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Donald Trump
The social media war between everyone and Trump continues, but this time Arnold Schwarzenegger took the first swing. The former California governor posted a blunt video voicing his concern about Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement. “One man cannot destroy our progress,” he says sternly. “One man can’t stop our clean energy revolution. And one man can’t go back in time — only I can do that,” Schwarzenegger said.
This is just the latest installment on the ongoing social media battle. The first battle of words started when Schwarzenegger took over hosting “Celebrity Apprentice”. Trump jabbed the show’s low ratings with Schwarzenegger as the host and hen the “Terminator” star would shoot back, digging at Trump’s leadership abilities. It’s just an endless battle of back and forth between these two.
Tyrese Gibson vs. Dwayne Johnson
The “Fast and Furious” franchise has made multiple box office hits. But in the recent months, it’s become clear that Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to some aspects of the projects.
In October, Tyrese took to Instagram with a lengthy post, implying that he may no longer be sharing the big screen with some of his co-stars. "Hello world.......... hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe........ I'm sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce - You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours......... close your eyes dude you're a 'Clown'”. Johnson has yet to respond.