Bringing Up Old Ish: Old-School Celebrity Feuds We Forgot About
Diana Ross vs. Patti Labelle
Remember that time Patti called Diana a heifer on live TV?
These two divas have been frenemies for years and Patti put their tiff into words in 2000 during an interview with Lifetime’s Intimate Portrait:
“Diana Ross, oh that little heifer would come in [the dressing room] and see what we were wearing. We got these stretch gold lame suits. For some reason we were going on after The Supremes, which didn’t make sense to me because they were the big stars. But of course we only had that one gold outift, and they had worn their’s already, and it looked like we were copying them. I wanted to pimp slap her…I wanted to beat her up.”
Can we please have this reenacted in a biopic?
Shanna Moakler vs. Travis Barker and Paris Hilton
Remember when Paris Hilton and Shanna Moakler got into a fist fight in a night club?
It was the final blow in the fallout between Shanna Moakler and Travis Barkers Meet The Barkers marriage.
Shortly after taping, Shanna and Travis filed for divorce. But before the ink on the paper was dry, Travis started dating Paris Hilton. That didn’t go over well with Shanna and the next time the two saw each other the blonde extensions started flying.
Destiny’s Child vs. Farrah Franklin
Everybody remembers the time when LaToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson told their manager Mr. Knowles that they weren’t getting their fair cut and got kicked out of the band.
But fewer folks remember Farrah Franklin who thought she was a replacement Destiny’s Child — until she found out she was fired through an MTV News Report…
Tyra v. Naomi
For years the tabloids played up the Naomi v. Tyra feud where diva Naomi did not want to move over and make room for up-and-coming Tyra. Then rumors of their rivalry resurfaced when Naomi debuted on The Face — a very America’s Next Top Model-like show — and hired Nigel Barker to boot.
But these two seem to have put their (denied) drama to bed. Naomi said recently,
“[Today] you can have more than one woman of color in a fashion show. Unfortunately, back then, you could only have one so the other felt … put out. I’m very proud of Tyra and what she’s done with America’s Next Top Model. I’m proud of her, I’m proud to know her.”
I blame the fashion industry for this one…
Christina Aguilera v. Eminem
Remember when Christina Aguilera released a diss track?
Years before Eminem took shots at Mariah Carey, he targeted Xtina by accusing her of sleeping with Fred Durst and Carson Daly in the song “The Real Slim Shady.” Christina responded by releasing “Will the Real Slim Shady Please Shut Up?” and told the world that Marshall Mathers was just mad that she turned him down for a date.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt vs. Al Roker
Al Roker had beef? Yes. And it all unfolded on live TV when Al decided he’d had enough of Heidi and Spencer’s reality show foolishness in the middle of an episode of the Today Show.
When Heidi and Spencer’s reality show antics reached a tipping point, Al Roker stopped the interview dead in it’s tracks to ask them if they were proud of their behavior.
The Twitter fallout went on for days. Heidi said Al should feel bad for making her cry after the show and Spencer said that Al was lucky that he found Jesus and could for give Al.
Al simply tweeted: “Bad and vacuous behavior. I think we’re at minute 11 of their 15.”
Sarah Jessica Parker vs. Kim Cattrall
Carrie and Samanta apparently weren’t BFFs in real life.
Although the Sex and the City cast did a good job of keeping it quiet, more than a few rumors of Sarah and Kim’s onset fights became public.
What did SJP have to say years later?
“When you’re on set, you’re working 90-hour weeks, you’re never home, you’re exhausted. There are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt. But I don’t have any regrets about how I’ve treated people.”
Oprah vs. Letterman
Oprah and Letterman managed to drag their feud out for 15 years — or rather, Letterman did. It all started with Oprah’s 1989 appearance on Letterman where she says David made her the butt of all of his jokes. Oprah swore she’d never do the show again. And Letterman returned the favor by making fun of Oprah periodically on the show — for the next decade and a half.
But in 2005, the two finally made amends and put their feud to bed.
Tori Spelling vs. Candy Spelling
This mother-daughter feud started when still-married Tori hooked up with Dean McDermott less than a year after her mother Candy threw her a million dollar wedding with someone else.
Candy evicted Tori from her apartment, cut her out of the will and sent her an e-mail to tell her that her father died. Tori went on to build her own reality-show empire with her new husband and Tori and Candy eventually buried the habit.
Matt Damon and Minnie Driver
This 1997 drama never went on the books as an official feud. But I imagine Minnie Driver still feels some type of way about the time Matt went on Oprah and denied having a girlfriend despite the fact that these two were very publicly dating.
Shannen Doherty vs. Alyssa Milano
Sex and the City wasn’t the only show with drama on set. Remember when Pru suddenly disappeared from Charmed?
That was because Shannen and Alyssa’s on-set feud was so bad that producers had to let one of them go to keep the star on the air. And because Alyssa suddenly shot past Shannen in popularity that meant Alyssa had to go.
That didn’t help the jealousy that feuled this feud and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that these two still haven’t patched things up.
Rosie O’Donnell vs. Star Jones
Rosie O’Donnell may have started this one when she told Star Jones that she should stick up for convicted felon Martha Stewart because she was a woman just like black people stick up for OJ because they are black.
Star called Rosie’s comments racially insensitive, and Rosie swore to never appear on stage with Star again. Then Star found out that her contract was being cancelled — and Rosie was her replacement…
Hilary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan
Before there was Chris Brown, Rihanna and Karreuche there was Aaron Carter, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan. And no one explains this messy teenage love triangle better than Aaron himself:
“I started dating Hilary on my 13th birthday… I was dating her for like a year-and-a-half and then I just got a little bored so I went and I started getting to know Lindsay, dating Lindsay.
Then I didn’t want to do that anymore, so I got back with Hilary. And then I ended up cheating on Hilary with her best friend. That’s nothing to smile about. She wasn’t even that good looking either.”
Justin Timberlake v. Britney Spears
Cry Me A River will go down as one of the chart-toppingest ends to a celebrity relationship in history. We may never know exactly what went on with Brit and JT. But while JT may have been too much of a gentleman to puclicly spill the details, his hit single did feature a Britney Spears look alike who cheats on him.
And since this song put an end to Britney’s pop virgin image, we haven’t seen these two photographed together since.