Celebrities are only human. This means that they get into fights with other people, co-workers, and even their friends, just like everyone else. The only difference is that their feuds are often blasted all over gossip rags and online platforms so everyone knows about them. We all love a good celeb feud and sometimes they are the talk of the town – just take the current alleged conflict between Duchesses Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, for instance.
That being said, there are often so many celeb feuds that sometimes things fall through the cracks. Some of the best and juiciest things no one even hears about. While everyone knows about the feuds, they may not know about some of the words exchanged during them. Thankfully, we’ve been keeping track and we’ve gathered some of the cruelest and most hurtful things celebs have said about each other. Sometimes they’re funny; sometimes they’re mean; and other times they’re just plain weird. Here are some times celebs said not so nice things either to or about each other.
Stefano Gabbana about Selena Gomez
If you’re a pop music fan, there’s a good chance you know who Selena Gomez is. She may be takin a break now, but that sure doesn’t mean she isn’t still one of the biggest stars in the world. Most people think that Gomez has a unique intrigue about her and that she is extremely good-looking.
Apparently there are others out there who don’t agree. Stefano Gabbana commented on a photo of the pop star saying that she is “so ugly.” Thankfully her fans, and even other celebs jumped to her defense and shamed Gabbana for rather his rude words.
Nicki Minaj about Mariah Carey
Nicki Minaj may be currently fighting with Cardi B, but long before the two started their bickering, Minaj had an infamous feud with Mariah Carey. The two had so much drama during their time as American Idol judges that it’s no wonder neither of them are on the show anymore.
While we’re sure Nicki is not the only one to blame, it has been said that Carey tried to be nothing but nice to the rapper, but was met with hostile behavior. Minaj allegedly said that it’s weird that “a woman SO successful at her age, is still so insecure and bitter.” In a way, it’s a backhanded compliment, right?
Brooke Shields about Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields had a pretty heated and controversial debate going for a bit, but thankfully all was resolved when he came to her house to give her a heartfelt apology. She even attended his wedding to Katie Holmes. This was all after Shields said Cruise “should stick to saving the world from aliens” after he made a comment about the use of prescriptions to treat mental illness.
Shields had suffered from postpartum depression and felt it was up to her to decide how to treat it, not someone who knows nothing about it. Cruise feels strongly toward this due to his religious beliefs, but obviously he felt he was in the wrong and apologized anyway.
Martha Stewart about Gwyneth Paltrow
Martha Stewart wanted the world to know how she felt toward Gwyneth Paltrow starting a lifestyle brand. In case you couldn’t guess, she has a strong opinion about it, and not in a good way. Stewart said, “She just needs to be quiet. She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.”
Paltrow replied sarcastically to this with, “No one has ever said anything bad about me before, so I’m shocked and devastated. I’ll try to recover.” It seems Paltrow liked the idea that Martha thought of her company Goop as a threat, otherwise she wouldn’t have felt the need to insult it.
Tina Turner about Aretha Franklin
When you’re considered a “Queen” of something, it can often turn into a competition amongst others who want to be a queen – especially when it comes to musicians. For instance, Tina Turner is known as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the late Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul.
That being said, Franklin was offended when Beyonce introduced Turner as “The Queen” at the Grammys. Turner responded by saying, “Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one.” There was an ongoing feud between the two even up until Franklin’s passing in 2018. She often said Turner used the press to keep the feud going and boost her popularity.
Madonna about Courtney Love
For those who don’t remember, there was once an incredibly awkward and uncomfortable time Courtney Love interrupted Madonna’s interview at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.
We probably have to side with Madonna when she said Courtney was “in dire need of attention” that night as she threw her makeup compact and shoe at her and then joined in on the interview as if nothing happened. It seems the battle of the blondes has continued for over 20 years and the two never really say nice things about each other.
Janet Hubert-Whitten about Will Smith
For Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans, the moment Aunt Viv was replaced with a new actress is probably still a confusing memory. Janet Hubert-Whitten had been playing the character for years when she was suddenly replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid.
This is because her and Will Smith just couldn’t get along. Years after their feud started, Hubert-Whitten has allegedly said that she has no intention of ever seeing that cast again and she “will never do anything with an a****** like Will Smith” when asked about a Fresh Prince reunion.
Sylvester Stallone about Bruce Willis
It’s always a shame when people can’t get along with their coworkers. Things tend to escalate when the colleagues are actors because they bring a lot of drama. Apparently Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis are not exactly buddy-buddy and that became increasingly clear when Willis was not in Expendables 3.
Stallone tweeted his excitement, saying, “WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” He then tweeted, “GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE” This was later confirmed by sources to have been about Willis.
Giuliana Rancic about Zendaya
Giuliana Rancic put herself in hot water after making an extremely rude, and off-color remark regarding singer-actress Zendaya’s hair on her show Fashion Police. She mentioned that her dreadlocks probably smelt like patchouli oil and a certain illegal green substance.
Kelly Osbourne immediately jumped to Zendaya’s defense, and Rancic later apologized, saying she meant to compare her to Bohemian chic style. Zendaya responded in a way that subtly called Rancic ignorant and commented on how she was trying to put a positive light on African American hair.
Charlie Sheen about Selma Blair and Chuck Lorre
We all remember when Charlie Sheen kind of went of the deep end for a little bit back in the day. He had multiple choice words for various people he worked with and he was not afraid to share them with the world. He was #winning, after all.
His biggest issues appear to have been with his Anger Management co-star Selma Blair and Two and a Half Men’s producer Chuck Lorre. He said some derogatory things about Blair, basically comparing her to a female dog, and called Lorre miserable and talentless.
Joan Rivers about Lena Dunham
It’s pretty clear that Lena Dunham doesn’t really care what people have to say about her, and this was the case when the late Joan Rivers decided to speak up about Dunham’s weight.
The comedian said that Lena promotes obesity and by not changing the way she looks, it sends a message to other women that “It’s okay, stay fat.” Dunham didn’t let these words hurt her, but the actress did mention the insults in a tweet shortly before Rivers passed away and made a few jokes at her expense.
Spencer Pratt about Lauren Conrad
For those who keep up with reality television, you’ll remember the drama that was The Hills. Needless to say, you also probably remember the feud between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag.
In actuality, the person who has the biggest problem with Conrad is Montag’s husband, Spencer Pratt. He has gone out of his way to spread hate about the reality star turned fashion designer. He claims, Lauren is “cold-hearted” and that “she will cut you in your sleep.” Harsh words, indeed.
Anthony Bourdain about Paula Deen
Unfortunately, though he is no longer with us, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain did not have anything nice to say about fellow cook Paula Deen.
He claimed she is “the worst, most dangerous person to America” because she basically tells “an already obese nation that it is OK to eat food that is killing us” with her butter-heavy and unhealthy recipes. Bourdain also says that Deen’s food simply isn’t good and she is proud of how fattening it is.
Elton John about Madonna
Longtime frenemies Elton John and Madonna had a cute little quip going at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Sir Elton John said Madonna had no chance of taking home the award for Best Original song.
Madonna responded with “those are fighting words” and “may the best man win.” Well it looks like the best (wom)an won that night, because Madonna did end up winning. Sorry Elton, but it looks like you might have jinxed your win with your comment.
Jon Hamm about Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton
Let’s start by saying this: Jon Hamm’s net worth is near $30 million; Paris Hilton’s is around $300 million; and Kim Kardashian’s is about $350 million. Somehow, Hamm still had the courage to call both of them idiots.
Sir, do you realize that you insulted the intelligence of two women who are probably richer than you will ever be? He claims that they make their millions by acting stupid on television. He must not know about their fashion and makeup empires.
Katy Perry about Taylor Swift
Everyone who follows celeb gossip knows about Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s feud. It has been going on for years, which is actually sad considering they used to be good friends. Though neither has ever called the other out by name, they’ve made enough references for us to catch on.
It is believed that T-Swift’s song Bad Blood is about Perry and Katy’s song Swish Swish is about Swift. After Taylor subtly brought up their feud in an interview, Perry tweeted “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”
Cher about Miley Cyrus
If you ever wondered what Cher thought about Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs performance in 2013, she “didn’t like it.” The iconic artist spoke candidly in an interview about how she applauded Miley for taking a chance with her twerking and risque demeanor, but it didn’t work because “it wasn’t good.”
Cher said that her professional opinion was that pretty much every aspect of the performance was “terrible.” She went on for several minutes to explain this. Sorry, Miley. We wonder how Cher feels about her later work.