Stars Who Revealed The Rudest Celebs They Ever Met

We may receive a commission on purchases made from links.

The following article includes brief mentions of religious abuse allegations and suicide.

Not every celebrity can say they hold the heartwarming title of "Hollywood's Nice Guy," like industry vet Tom Hanks and so-called "internet boyfriend" Keanu Reeves. On one side are the stars everyone loves working with, while the other boasts some of the most arrogant and shady of A-listers that popular peers simply can't stand. Somewhere in the middle are those famous faces who might hide behind the guise of their public persona, shaking hands, posing with fans, and never once taking off the PR mask they so cleverly wear. 

That being said, nobody's perfect and celebrities aren't machines. We all have bad days, slip-ups, and moments where we just don't want to be bothered. But if a celeb shares a rude encounter with another star, you best believe it'll be the talk of Tinseltown. While not everyone is petty enough to put all the people that have wronged them on full blast (yes, we mean Kim Kardashian's epic "burn book"), others have publicly let slip a few awkward run-ins they've had. 

Although our title shouldn't be taken literally in all cases, let's all gasp in wonder at some remarkably rude celebrity interactions — as dished by a handful of Hollywood's own elite.

James Corden was left 'shaken, not stirred' by this rude encounter

At first glance, you'd probably never think Pierce Brosnan could be a rude man. Between his sultry voice and dashing looks, the Irish actor won our hearts as James Bond in the late '90s. In more recent years, he's kept up the appearance of being a true gentleman. However, funnyman James Corden might beg to differ with this glowing reputation. 

In a headline-making segment of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" on "The Late Late Show" in 2017, guest Khloé Kardashian asked the British host about the rudest celeb he's ever met. "Pierce Brosnan," Corden revealed, but added, "I don't think he's a rude man, he just happened to be [to me]." The late-night star went on to claim, "I went to see U2 ... and Pierce Brosnan was with some friends here, and they left halfway through the gig to go off. ... So me and my wife moved into this area. And literally ... this arm went on here and just pushed me out the way. And I looked at him like that, and he didn't even glance at me."

We never thought the actor best known as Agent 007 could allegedly be this harsh in real life, but as Corden put it, "Maybe he's just a bit f**king rude." Yikes.

Did Gene Simmons bully this TV star's mom?

Gene Simmons may look scary with all the makeup he wears as the bassist in KISS, but nobody would have thought he'd be ... rude to the elderly. Wait, what? 

It all started when "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet shared a series of texts from his mom, Jamey, on Instagram in 2014. "I think [Gene] Simmons is on my flight. Do you think I should go give him a kiss," she jokingly texted (via the Daily Mail), to which her famous son quipped, "Yes. With tongue." However, it wasn't long until Stonestreet publicly put Simmons and bandmate Paul Stanley on blast. "Gene tried to bully my mom out of her seat and when she said no, he said, 'it's ok, I just bought the plane' and then asked her for HER autograph," the actor claimed in a text-post on Twitter. Calling it a "d**k move," Stonestreet added, "I can't wait to run into you two old a** makeup wearing f**ks and tell you in person; you should have been nicer to my mom." Uh-oh.

Simmons denied the entire situation in a series of since-deleted tweets, which included the message: "LOOK, I HAVE A MOTHER, TOO." Meanwhile, Stanley squashed the beef by apologizing to the mother-son duo. As for Stonestreet? He thanked Stanley, adding, "I will tape my glow in the dark KISS posters back together."

These two celebs fought for their 'good' sides

Rumors surrounding Ariana Grande's alleged diva behavior have been swirling for years now. The pint-sized crooner even combated the claims in a 2014 appearance on the Australian radio show "Mike E & Emma." "That's not real, that's nonsense," Grande said (via the Toronto Sun). "My fans know who I am, my family knows who I am, my friends know who I am, and that's all that matters."

Someone who disagreed with Grande's claim? E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic. "I think she does have a little bit of a diva thing going on," the TV host revealed around that time (via the Daily Mail). "I remember, I think it was at the AMAs, she came up on the platform, and normally I stand on this side [her left side] to the camera. I had to fight 13 years to get this side to the camera, it's my good side, but I fought 13 years for this, OK? Little Ariana comes over, I feel like 'bing,' elbow in my side, I'm like, 'What's going on?' And they push me to the other side."

While the thought of the two stars fighting for their good side may sound hilarious, we aren't surprised Grande won this round. After all, she has notoriously crooned, "I want it, I got it."

Valerie Bertinelli rubbed this rude 'genie in a bottle' the wrong way

Christina Aguilera has built quite the reputation for not being the friendliest person among Hollywood's elite. One celeb this pop star apparently rubbed the wrong way? "One Day at a Time's" own Valerie Bertinelli. 

TV host Andy Cohen asked Bertinelli to dish the dirt on what went on between the two starlets during a 2014 episode of "Watch What Happens Live." While the actor clarified that she and Aguilera didn't have an all-out feud, the "Dirrty" singer did apparently snub her at one of ex-husband Eddie Van Halen's concerts. "I was a fan at that time," Bertinelli began, before alleging, "And I went up to her because she was at a Van Halen concert, and I said, 'Oh my God, I think you're a beautiful singer.' ... And she just went like, 'Yeah, whatever.' She gave me the cold shoulder, and I thought, 'B***h, I'm a fan. You can't be nice to me?'"

After Cohen asked Bertinelli if she'd seen Aguilera since, the "Hot in Cleveland" star replied, "I have not, no. But you know what? She might have gotten better, but I heard she hasn't." Zing. 

Maybe don't bother Charlize Theron while she's working out

You probably shouldn't bother someone while they're in the middle of an intense workout sesh, but that's exactly what "Sister, Sister" alum Tia Mowry decided to do during one particular SoulCycle class. In 2014, the former child star recounted the time she was allegedly — and awkwardly — snubbed by one of her fave actors, Charlize Theron. "She wasn't very nice to me," Mowry told In Touch. "I said, 'Hi,' and she actually rolled her eyes and said, 'Oh my God.' I wasn't over-the-top. I know how to approach another celebrity." 

Andy Cohen later decided to rehash the goss with Theron herself on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live." "What a b***h," the starlet joked when asked about the sitch. "No, I heard this story — did she really say it? Was it just written?" Once Cohen explained that the tale originated in a tabloid, Theron replied, "Oh, well, you can't go by that, right? I'm really nice at SoulCycle, actually, because once my endorphins kick in ... I'm actually almost too friendly." 

Ready to get to the bottom of this rumored feud, E! News caught up with Mowry, who finally cleared the air in 2017: "It was all blown out of proportion. I respect her. I think she's amazing." 

Discussing this song with Snow Patrol may lead to a rude hand gesture

Aussie radio host Em Rusciano has probably had her fair share of run-ins with rude celebrities. Considering it's part of her job to speak to A-listers, she surprisingly had no trouble narrowing down the rudest star she'd ever met.

"Easy, lead singer of Snow Patrol," she replied to a fan who'd asked on Instagram in 2018 (via News.com.au). Her story about an interview she and co-host Michael "Wippa" Wipfli conducted with Gary Lightbody made this piece of celeb gossip that much more amusing. "Wippa and I went to interview [the band] ... and they had that one big song on 'Grey's Anatomy' ('Chasing Cars')," Rusciano explained. "We got told, 'Don't ask him about it because he gets angry' but we did because that's all anyone cared about," she continued, before holding up her middle finger and adding, "And he sat for the rest of the interview like this."

Perhaps we can chalk up the entire sitch to Lightbody having an off day, considering he gushed about the iconic track to BBC News years after this interview. "I still have a really deep relationship to that song," he said, adding, "It's a beautiful moment every time you play it." We're sure some "Grey's Anatomy" fans would agree with him there.

Jon Hamm may hold a grudge against a certain comedian

Kathy Griffin is no stranger to speaking her mind. The comedy veteran has often been called out and faced repercussions over her sometimes blunt portrayal of fellow celebs. "I tell the real stuff," she told Salon in 2018. "And there's some serious parts, like the death threats." Nevertheless, this hasn't stopped Griffin from telling it like it is, such as dishing all her hot celeb secrets in her book "Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins." One star she couldn't say anything positive about? Actor Jon Hamm. 

"You'll never convince me to like Jon Hamm," Griffin wrote in 2016, before recounting an alleged tale of an ill-fated dinner party (via Us Weekly). "Hammy showed up. ... He even said to me, 'What are you doing here?' I said ... 'What are you doing here?'" If you're not cringing yet, she explained that while talking to Jack Nicholson later on, an intoxicated Hamm reportedly started whispering in her ear: "First it was, 'You know your Emmy isn't a real Emmy' ... then he whispered, 'You're so o-o-o-old.'" 

Considering the fact that Hamm previously told GQ that he realized his popular "Mad Men" character, Don Draper, is a bad dude yet, "I'm the guy who lives with the guy every day," perhaps he was taking one too many pointers from his on-screen alter ego.

Jon Stewart banned this rude celeb from The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was the legendary host of "The Daily Show" for 16 years, during which he made audiences laugh, cry, and often got political — all while maintaining the perfect balance needed for every situation. For the most part, he was able to handle everything thrown at him, except for one seemingly unbearable celeb who was banned from the comedian's studio: actor Hugh Grant.

In 2012, Stewart spoke with fellow late-night host and bestie Stephen Colbert at a Q&A in New Jersey and revealed that while "The Daily Show's" guests have sometimes included dictators, it was Grant who was "giving everyone s**t the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a**" (via Third Beat Magazine). While promoting his new film at the time, "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" the movie star openly griped about the clip chosen to run on the show. "What is that clip? It's a terrible clip," Grant angrily asked, to which the host shot back, "Well, then make a better f**king movie." Awkward! 

So, what did Grant have to say about this? To his credit, he took to Twitter with some self-deprecating humor: "Turns out my inner crab got the better of me with TV producer in 09. Unforgivable. J Stewart correct to give me kicking."

Chamillionaire had a rude experience with Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is considered the G.O.A.T. in the history of the NBA. Unfortunately, it seems the legendary player's intensity on the court has sometimes translated off of it, as well — which huge fan and rapper Chamillionaire realized following an alleged incident with the basketball giant in 2009. "I had saw Michael Jordan taking pictures with girls. ... I was like 'Man, this is just that one moment ... I'm gonna ask Mike for a picture,'" he told fans on Ustream. "I kind of expected him to say no, so I wasn't mad if he said no. But the way he said it? He said, 'Oh hell nah, man! I ain't taking no pictures with no n****s.'" Don't worry, we're completely wide-eyed, too.

The story obviously picked up steam at the time, even among ESPN, which noted, "There's also widespread support for the idea that Jordan is no saint ... [we] can't help but wonder if the public perception of Jordan is shifting." As for No. 23 himself? Jordan seemingly decided to prove Chamillionaire's claims wrong, as years later, he was seen posing with fellow rap artist 2 Chainz in an Instagram snap.

Lea Michele accidentally made a 13-year-old Hailee Steinfeld cry

If you're an A-list celeb, you should probably avoid being rude to an up-and-comer on the rise. Cue 13-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, who was en route home after a successful audition in December 2009. "When I was auditioning for 'True Grit,' I was on the Paramount lot," she later told J-14 (via the Daily Mail). The future "Pitch Perfect" starlet continued, "'Glee' also films on the lot and I love that show. I saw Lea Michele just walking to her trailer. ... So I walked up to her and asked for her autograph, but she walked by and a guy came and said, 'Sorry, now's not a good time!' I was so sad! I was practically crying on the way home." Aww!

Michele later told Gossip Cop (via Just Jared), "I heard Hailee was upset and feel terrible. The 'Glee' schedule is so jam-packed that the PA probably pulled me so that I wouldn't be late to set. I never meant to hurt her feelings. She's an extraordinary talent and I look forward to meeting her one day." 

Squash their unsettling first meeting she did, as the two actors met once again at the 2011 SAG Awards just weeks later — where Michele took the time to pose for a photo with Steinfeld.

Jennifer Lawrence admitted she's one rude celeb

Jennifer Lawrence has been considered by many to be Hollywood's quirky "It Girl" for years. She's the one who always speaks her mind, tends to fall in public, and is just generally viewed as super relatable by her fans. But was this Oscar winner starting to take her fame for granted?

Lawrence sat down with Adam Sandler in 2017 for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series, where the duo discussed the negative aspects of fans sometimes not respecting their personal space. "Once I enter a public place, I become incredibly rude," Lawrence dished. "I turn into a huge a**hole." Explaining that it's her way of defending herself, she added, "[They say], 'Can I have a selfie?' and I'm like, 'No!'" Yikes!

While Sandler awkwardly laughed at the remark, he then tried offering up his own two cents to the young starlet. "I don't shut 'em down," he said. "My new move has been that works alright when it's an older guy ... I say, 'You don't want that, man.'" Nevertheless, the damage was seemingly done. At the time of this writing, the YouTube video has over 4,000 likes, but also holds over twice that number in dislikes — presumably by some fans who were rubbed the wrong way.

Amy Hill didn't enjoy working with Mike Myers

For most actors, working with Mike Myers would be a dream. The man has starred in some of the most popular modern comedies, like the "Austin Powers" and "Shrek" trilogies. But unfortunately, not everyone's on-set experience with Myers has been positive. In fact, Amy Hill, who worked with Myers on 2003's "The Cat in the Hat," described her time with him as "a horrible, nightmarish experience" during a 2016 interview with the AV Club.

"I don't think he got to know anybody," Hill continued. "He'd just be with his people and walk away. People would come and then he'd stand there. There was a guy who held his chocolates in a little Tupperware. Whenever he needed chocolate, he'd come running over and give him a chocolate. That's what divas are like, I guess. Or people who need therapy."

Hill, who played Mrs. Kwan in the live-action adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, is known for her work in a variety of films and television series, like "50 First Dates," "Mom," and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." She was also featured on several episodes of "The Naked Truth" in the mid-'90s, another experience she wasn't fond of thanks to the show's star Tea Leoni. "She hated the show and wanted to be off the show and, for the whole season, tried every way to be fired," Hill claimed. "So every episode, rehearsing was hell, and taping was hell."

Pete Davidson simply doesn't like Chevy Chase

Pete Davidson has had his fair share of celebrity feuds, and one of his sparring partners is no stranger to controversy. Another former "Saturday Night Live" star, Chevy Chase wasn't a fan of the show's 2018 cast. As he told The Washington Post, "I'm amazed that Lorne [Michaels] has gone so low. ... How could you dare give that generation worse s**t than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts."

Davidson didn't take kindly to the remarks. As reported by Variety, he responded by telling Howard Stern, "He's a f**king douchebag. F**k Chevy Chase. I hate that dude. He's just a genuinely bad, racist person, and I don't like him. ... He's a putz. I don't like him." But in true Chase fashion, the comedy star told "CBS Sunday Morning" with a laugh in February 2022, "I don't give a crap! I am who I am, and I like who I am. ... And it's part of me that I don't care. I've thought about that a lot. And I don't know what to tell you, man. I just don't care."

Chase, of course, has long been accused of controversial behavior on set, with his former "Community" co-star, Donald Glover, allegedly being the target of racist jokes, as show creator Dan Harmon told The New Yorker in 2018. For his part, Glover said, "I just saw Chevy as fighting time — a true artist has to be O.K. with his reign being over. ... But I know there's a human in there somewhere."

Demi Lovato thinks Mariah Carey is 'mean'

Lots of celebrities have been accused of diva behavior, and some have even owned it. But perhaps few have been called a diva as many times as Mariah Carey. The elusive chanteuse, though incredibly talented, apparently isn't everyone's cup of celebrity tea — just ask fellow singer Demi Lovato. Back in 2016, the former Disney Channel star made her feelings about Carey perfectly clear. 

"The woman is mean for no reason. Extremely talented? Yes. Superhuman? Possibly. Unnecessarily rude? Absolutely," Lovato commented in a since-deleted Instagram post, as reported by ET. Lovato's comments came on the heels of another later-removed post of Carey's, in which the "Always Be My Baby" hitmaker seemingly dissed Ariana Grande, as well as Carey's infamously continued "I don't know her" comments regarding Jennifer Lopez.

We imagine Lopez, Lovato, and Carey likely won't be gathering any time soon, but whatever distaste Carey did or didn't have for Grande must have dissipated. In 2020, the two — along with Jennifer Hudson — collaborated on Carey's Christmas track "Oh Santa!" with Grande even joining Carey at the end to harmonize with the latter's signature whistle tone runs.

Nicki Minaj isn't a fan of Mariah Carey either

How does that old phrase go, don't meet your heroes? Nicki Minaj can attest to the adage. In 2010, when Minaj's music career was just taking off, she and Carey collaborated on "Up Out My Face." Their first interaction was positive, as the rapper told MTV News, "When I met her, she was so funny and silly. I thought when I was gonna work with Mariah, [she] was gonna be like this diva. But we were cracking jokes the whole day. She's a sweet, down-to-earth person."

Unfortunately, Minaj's view of Carey quickly changed when the pair reunited as "American Idol" judges in 2012 and infamously clashed on set. In a video released by TMZ, the "Super Bass" rapper is heard saying, "I told them I'm not f**kin' putting up with her f**kin' highness over there," with Carey being the supposed royal in question. Minaj also seemingly tweeted about the singer, "All I do is compliment u. That's not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don't have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady..."

For her part, Carey has been less vocal about their feud, but during a 2015 interview on "The Kyle and Jackie O Show," she said of her time on the show: "That was the worst experience of my life. ... I don't think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn't cool." Even over a decade later, we don't foresee this duo collaborating again.

Leah Remini alleged Tom Cruise is 'abusive'

Leah Remini and Tom Cruise are both known for their affiliation with the Church of Scientology, but that's where their similarities end — especially given their wildly different views on the controversial religious organization. Remini's made it her mission to reveal the abuse and trauma she and others have allegedly suffered at the hands of the church, while Cruise has remained a committed member.

While filming "Mission: Impossible 7" in December 2020, Cruise was recorded yelling at crew members over COVID-19 safety protocols not being followed, per The Sun. The headline-making incident caused some to quit, and the overall public response was mixed: Some approved of the movie star's message, but others found the rant to be abusive coming from someone in a position of power. For her part, Remini alleged in The Underground Bunker that Cruise's words were a charade, writing, "Tom does not believe in illness." She also claimed, "Tom's reaction that was released yesterday shows his true personality. He is an abusive person. I witnessed it, I've been a recipient of it on a small level, and I've been told of similar abuse by his former girlfriend, his employees, and his friends. This is the real Tom."

Cruise defended himself the following March, however. "I said what I said. There was a lot at stake at that point," he told Empire magazine, the Los Angeles Times reported. Making no mention of Remini's reprimand, Cruise added, "All those emotions were going through my mind. I was thinking about the people I work with, and my industry."

If you or someone you know is dealing with spiritual abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.

Carnie Wilson was fat-shamed by Howard Stern

Howard Stern is known for his honesty — but said honesty has also labeled him rude by some celebrities. Carnie Wilson, a member of the group Wilson Philips, is one such celebrity who had a poor experience as a guest on Stern's radio show back in 1999. As she shared on "The Talk" in 2017, things didn't go so well from the start. "When I walked in, the producer Gary said, 'Step over here and wait for Howard,'" she explained (via ET). "Well I didn't know this, but I was stepping on a scale. And I looked up and in red, big numbers, 233 lbs. showed up on this thing. I said, 'Wait a minute?' and I looked down and all I could think was 'Howard, ready to shame me?' They purposely did it."

Stern reportedly said to Wilson's husband, musician Rob Bonfiglio, "There's something wrong here. ... No guy's going to go out with a broad who looks like this.'" Major yikes. To make matters even worse, Wilson also noted on "The Talk" that her appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" was shortly after she had gastric bypass surgery for the first time. The singer, who has struggled with her weight for much of her life, later underwent a second procedure in 2012, per People.

As Wilson recalled of Stern, "It's like a joke to him, but it wasn't to me. It was one of the worst experiences I ever had. I was so devastated and so embarrassed. Humiliated really."

Anthony Bourdain called Bill Maher 'insufferably smug'

Bill Maher has been interviewing celebrities on "Real Time with Bill Maher" since 2003, and he's made more than a few enemies in the process. For his part, Anthony Bourdain appeared on the HBO show as a member of a panel in 2011, sharing his thoughts on food and sex. Before his tragic death in June 2018, Bourdain openly shared with Reason his opinion of the controversial comedian.

"Insufferably smug," Bourdain said of Maher in 2016. "Really the worst of the smug, self-congratulatory left. I have a low opinion of him. I did not have an enjoyable experience on his show. Not a show I plan to do again." Bourdain added, "He's a classic example of the smirking, contemptuous, privileged guy who lives in a bubble. And he is in no way looking to reach outside, or even look outside, of that bubble, in an empathetic way."

Maher must not have been too perturbed by the comments as he didn't respond, but the comic did crack a, um, joke at Bourdain's expense just weeks after his death by suicide. While reading a fake headline, Maher said, "Comet destroys Asia. White people on Facebook still talking about Anthony Bourdain."

If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline​ by dialing 988 or by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255)​.

Tommy Lee Jones had some choice words for Jim Carrey

Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones is apparently not a fan of Jim Carrey. The two worked together on "Batman Forever" back in the '90s, and as Carrey recounted on "Norm Macdonald Live" in 2017 (via The Hollywood Reporter), Jones didn't mince words when it came to his lack of fondness for his comedic co-star after Carrey spotted him having dinner at the same restaurant as him.

"I went over and I said, 'Hey Tommy, how are you doing?' and the blood just drained from his face. And he got up shaking — he must have been in mid kill me fantasy or something like that," Carrey recalled of the unpleasant interaction. "And he went to hug me and he said, 'I hate you. I really don't like you.' And I said, 'What's the problem?' and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn't smart. And he said, 'I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'" Carrey kept a mostly good attitude about the incident, surmising, "I was the star and that was the problem. He's a phenomenal actor, though. I still love him."

Some have defended Jones' apparent attitude, however. As pal Richard Jones once told Texas Monthly, "You just need to remember that Tommy's got a lot of cowboy in him. He's got a cowboy's skepticism about people he doesn't know."

Rosie Perez claimed Jennifer Lopez acted like a diva on set

Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez worked together on "In Living Color" in the early '90s — Perez was a choreographer for the sketch comedy show and even fought for Lopez, who appeared in over 60 episodes, to get her big break as a Fly Girl. In her 2014 memoir "Handbook for an Unpredictable Life" (via the New York Post), however, Perez claimed that the "Waiting for Tonight" hitmaker's on-set behavior was inappropriate.

"All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage," Perez wrote, further claiming that, when she addressed the issue with Lopez, she responded like "some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!" Unfortunately, their apparent feud heated up following Lopez's exit from the show, with Perez accusing her of acting faux-friendly despite making "disparaging comments" and then ghosting her. "I was blindsided. I'd thought we were cool," Perez wrote. "I called her up. She wouldn't pick up." Of seeing Lopez at a club shortly after, Perez recalled, "I should've let it go, played it off too. Instead, I killed her with my biting tongue."

On the positive side, it seems that Perez actually holds no ill will toward Lopez these days. "I don't hate Jennifer Lopez. I have great respect for her," she told CNN in 2016, adding, "Yes, we had a tiff, and it was 20 years ago, and I write it in my book. ... I've moved on, and I'm sure she has also."

Kathy Hilton called Lisa Rinna 'the biggest bully in Hollywood'

Season 12 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was arguably one of the most explosive on record. Between break-ins and $750,000 earrings making headlines, it was hard to keep track of all the Bravo drama, especially the end-of-season feud between Kyle Richards and her half-sister, Kathy Hilton ... which was compounded by another feud between Hilton and Lisa Rinna.

The latter beef started in Aspen, Colorado, where Hilton reportedly berated Richards in front of Rinna. Rinna detailed her experience to other cast members, and she confronted Hilton about her apparent behavior when the group returned to Beverly Hills. But the drama didn't end there, both on camera and off, including accusations during the finale that Rinna (along with castmate Erika Jayne) leaked details about an un-filmed Hilton rant to the media (which both denied). When Hilton and Rinna discussed the ongoing issue at the season's reunion, which aired in October 2022, the former said, "You fight with everybody. ... I mean the list can go on and on. And then saying that you've been bullied? You are the biggest bully in Hollywood, and everyone knows it."

The two seem to have made amends, though. That December, Rinna shared with ET, "I saw Kathy last night, and we had a lovely chat. ... All good, all good. All I need to say. We had a fun time last night. We all did. It was a fun night."