Scooter Braun Vs. Taylor Swift
Probably the most infamous feud of 2019, which remains unsettled, is between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun. It began publicly back in June, when the music exec (who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and now Demi Lovato) purchased Swift’s former record label Big Machine Label Group, giving Braun ownership of all Swift masters.
“Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” she wrote to social media at the time.
But it got even messier when Swift claimed Braun and Big Machine head Scott Borchetta blocked her from performing her old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards in November - a claim reps for Braun and Big Machine denied.
In November, Braun finally broke his silence posting a lengthy letter to Swift, explaining that he and his family had received death threats in the wake of her claims. He also urged her to meet with him in person to hash out their differences.
Jordyn Woods Vs. Khloe Kardashian
One of the most public feuds of the year was between “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star Khloe Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner’s former BFF Jordyn Woods.
Back in February, it was revealed that Khloe’s on-and-off boyfriend, and father to her daughter True, Tristan Thompson cheated on the reality star (again) with Woods.
The dramatic affair played out on “KUWTK” and resulted in Thompson getting the boot from Khloe and Woods being exiled by the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan.
50 Cent Vs. Randall Emmett And Lala Kent
Ahh, the “Fifty Feud”.
The music industry and reality TV meshed with this messy feud between rapper 50 Cent and “Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent and her fiancé Randall Emmett.
It all started when 50 shared clips of the hit series, featuring Kent talking about gifts she got from Emmett - who'd worked as an executive producer on "Power" along with 50 - including a Range Rover.
50 claimed the exec owed him $1 million and demanded the money back and while he waited for the cash, 50 continued to out Emmett on social media, sharing personal texts he exchanged with Emmett reading, "I'm sorry Fofty" - dubbing it the “Fofty Feud”.
Eventually, according to 50, Emmett paid him back.
Jameela Jamil Vs. The Kardashian/Jenner Clan
Jameela Jamil took her hate for the Kardashians/Jenners public in a rant about sharing sponsored ads for the unhealthy diet aids like weightloss teas, “The Good Place” actress claimed the ads promoted an unhealthy body image for their young fans.
She later came for Kim Kardashian when the reality star was gearing up to release her KKW Beauty body makeup, "I'd rather just make peace with my million stretchmarks and eczema."
Tituss Burgess Vs. Andy Cohen
“Watch What Happens Live” viewers got to watch the drama between Andy Cohen and Tituss Burgess unfold live during the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt” star’s appearance on the hit late night show.
It went down when host Cohen asked Burgess about working with Eddie Murphy on "Dolemite Is My Name," referring to Murphy’s past homophobic comments. Cohen, like Burgess, is gay.
Burgess later took to Instagram to rant about the interview, calling the Bravo mogul "a messy queen,” writing, "He should remember his talk show isn't an episode of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'! It's a place where artists come to talk about art and have a little fun. NOT a place to rehash old rumours or bring a star negative press."
Cohen responded to Burgess’ comments on his SiriusXM radio show, "Andy Cohen Live”. "He wasn't having me," he explained, adding, "What can I tell you? From the jump, I was trying, but no idea."
Ariana Grande Vs. The Grammys
Ariana Grande had a problem with The Grammys and Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich earlier this year.
It all started when Grande’s name was attached to the live show, but just days before it was revealed the singer wouldn’t actually be attending.
Ehrlich addressed the drama, telling The Associated Press it was Grande who pulled the plug because she thought it was "too late for her to pull something together."
But Grande quickly took to Twitter to sound-off, "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me. I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken," she wrote, adding, “It was when my creativity and self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend." She also mentioned she offered to perform “three different songs" but ultimately it was about "politics" and that she no longer wanted to be involved. Grande later won Best Pop Vocal Album despite not being in attendance. Grande also gave Instagram followers a treat during the live show while showing off the dress she was going to wear had she attended.
Kelly Ripa Vs. Hannah Brown
After Kelly Ripa said “The Bachelorette”/“The Bachelor” franchise “disgusted” her, the current “Bachelorette” stopped by “Live With Kelly And Ryan” to defend herself and the show.
"It disgusts me," she told co-host Ryan Seacrest at the time. "I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn't stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one, ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how I feel ladies! We are too special to be arguing over a guy."
"Like you, I didn't really follow the show, wasn't a big fan," Brown told Ripa during her appearance on the morning show. "But, being a part of the show, it's not women fighting against each other. Really, some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive. When you have a group of 30 people together, there's going to be people who don't like each other. That's simple facts."
She added, “But, ultimately, it was one of the most empowering things that I ever have done because I had to push myself and grow as an individual.”
Dwayne Johnson Vs. Tyrese Gibson
While this feud began in 2016, Tyrese Gibson’s beef with Dwayne Johnson resurfaced in 2019.
Back in 2016, Gibson shared his distaste for his “Fast And Furious” co-star when it was announced Johnson would star in a spin-off movie “Hobbs And Shaw”. At the time, Gibson called Johnson a “selfish candya**.”
After the flick was finally released over the summer, Gibson threw shade at Johnson, in a now deleted post, for the initial less than impressive box office stats, “I have to show my respects for one thing… He tried…Folks called me a hater… Attacked me for speaking out… Breaking up the family clearly doesn't have the value that one would assume it does."
But The Rock had the last laugh: "Thank you everyone for makin' this an exciting first week of box office for our lil' spin-off ... #1 movie and $333M worldwide, ain't too shabby," he wrote on social media. "And remember, the best way to shut the mouth of a [clown] is to flex with success and a smile."
The film ended up earning $760M.
Anjelica Huston Vs. Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver and Anjelica Huston got into it this year over the movie “Poms”, which starred Weaver. The film follows a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.
Huston shaded the flick during an interview with Vulture, claiming she would only sign on to films that "impress" her and "that aren't apologetically humble or humiliating like 'Band of cheerleaders gets back together for one last hurrah,' you know." She added, "An old-lady cheerleader movie. I don't like that kind of thing."
In response, Weaver hit back telling Vanity Fair, "'Well, she can go f**k herself… I thought, 'That's a bit mean and petty.'"
Weaver added, “I would say she must be going through menopause, but she must have had that ages ago."