Where Do These Famous Celebrity Feuds Stand Now?

While everyone loves some good drama now and again, some celebrities take their petty fights too far. Whether they're trading blows with colleagues or romantic rivals, certain stars can't help but turn their small battles into years-long wars. But can time heal all wounds? Here's the current condition on some of the most high-profile feuds of all time.

Kim Cattrall vs. Sarah Jessica Parker

These two actresses may have played BFFs on TV, but in real life, they were anything but close, and over the years, the drama between Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall has rivaled every salacious plot point on the show. 

It all started in 2004, when Cattrall lobbied for the show's main cast to earn $1 million per episode (via E!). That didn't happen, which may have caused some resentment on Cattrall's part because Parker, who was also an executive producer, was earning more than her co-stars. Naturally, that sparked feud rumors for Parker and Cattrall, who initially supported each other publicly. Well, that didn't last long. 

The mask fully came off in 2017 after Cattrall's outlandish demands were said to have tanked SATC 3. Parker avoided calling Cattrall out to the press, but Cattrall found no problem telling Piers Morgan that her former co-star "could have been nicer" and that they weren't actually friends in real life. Asked about Cattrall's remarks on WWHL in 2018, Parker she was "heartbroken." Several days after that, Cattrall called Parker a "hypocrite" on Instagram, and accused her of "exploiting" the tragic death of Cattrall's brother, after Parker publicly offered condolences.

Fast-forward to 2021, when the feud exploded all over again thanks to the HBO Max reboot of SATC — but with a catch: Samantha Jones isn't in it. As of this writing, Cattrall hasn't commented on her absence, however Parker still inexplicably insists there's no bad blood between them

Tyrese Gibson vs. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

The Fast & the Furious family always appeared to be tight-knit, so when Tyrese Gibson started calling out co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, fans were understandably surprised. The drama unfolded after news broke that Johnson, who played Hobbs, would star in a Fast spin-off with Jason Statham, which reportedly pushed the release of the franchises' ninth film to April 2020 (via Deadline).

In a post to Instagram in early October 2017, Gibson, who'd previously warned Johnson against doing a solo Hobbs movie, shared a picture of Fast 9's new release date, accusing Johnson of making the film franchise all about him. He later shared an old photo of the cast of Fast & the Furious (without Johnson), writing, "Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family...... Until Dewayne showed up." He added, "I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn't the ONLY ONE on the movie poster."

While Johnson hasn't addressed the feud directly, he did appear to hint at the drama during a workout video on Instagram, stating, "Real men work. Big dogs eat. Little crying puppies stay on the porch."

Sounds like this battle is far from over.

Jay-Z vs. Kanye West

Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West used to be best buds. Despite the occasional spar, the two got along well enough to team up for a number of music projects over the years. However, something clearly seemed amiss in 2014 when Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, were no-shows at West's wedding to Kim Kardashian. Two years later, West bashed Jay-Z for "trying to be like... Steve [Jobs]" and launching the streaming service Tidal, even though West had initially supported the endeavor.

Things escalated when West went on a rant during a concert in October 2016, complaining about how his daughter, North, had never had a playdate with Jay-Z's kid, Blue Ivy. He also blasted Jay-Z and Beyoncé for not reaching out after Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. 

In response, Jay-Z slammed West on his 2017 album 4:44, calling his former friend "insane." Jay-Z also told Tidal's Rap Radar podcast (via E! News) that he was upset West had brought his wife and child into their fight, saying, "We've gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it, now it's a problem."

Clearly, this beef is still on the menu.

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift

This is one for the history books, kids. West's feud with Taylor Swift started way back in 2009 when the country singer-turned-pop star snagged the MTV Video Music Award for best female video for her song "You Belong With Me." While Swift accepted the award, West stormed the stage, famously stating, "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."

Swift later fired back by writing the song "Innocent" (supposedly about West) and performing it at the VMAs in 2010. While West had publicly apologized for the incident at one point, he later appeared to take it back, claiming Swift was using his outburst for publicity (via Us Weekly).

In 2015, the two appeared to bury the hatchet, reportedly collaborating on new music together. Swift even presented West with the Vanguard Award at the 2015 VMAs, but this truce was too good to be true. 

In 2016, West released the track "Famous," in which he raps, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**** famous." Yikes! Needless to say, Swift wasn't pleased, and so the bad blood keeps beating.

Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian

Taylor Swift's battle with West sparked an entirely new feud with his wife. After Swift condemned West's "Famous" track, Kardashian accused her of playing the victim, claiming Swift knew about the song prior to its release. 

In July 2016, Kardashian released footage of a phone call between West and Swift, alleging that the songstress can be heard approving of the track. Though Swift does seem to be in on at least part of the song's controversial content, Swift suggested that the context of that leaked conversation was incomplete. "You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that b****' in front of the entire world," she said (via Us Weekly).

After some time away from the spotlight, Swift reemerged in 2017. In her first single off her album Reputation, titled "Look What You Made Me Do," Swift took not-so-subtle aim at her enemies and even embraced the snake emoji assigned to her by Kardashian's camp.

Status of this feud: ongoing ad nauseam.

Donald Trump vs. Rosie O'Donnell

It's no secret that the 45th president of the United States has started some trouble in Hollywood—most notably with comedian Rosie O'Donnell. According to People, their feud reportedly began in 2006 when O'Donnell criticized Trump's authority as the owner of the Miss USA pageant, calling him a "snake-oil salesman" and blasting him for his history of marital affairs. Trump responded by calling O'Donnell a "real loser." Threatening to sue the former co-host of The View, he added, "I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie."

O'Donnell and Trump continued a similar pattern of fighting over the years, with Trump even bringing his nemesis up during the 2016 GOP primary debate. After he took office, O'Donnell was among those who gathered outside the White House in February 2017 to protest his presidency.

Blac Chyna vs. Rob Kardashian

Lovers' quarrels can get ugly—fast, but Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna took fighting between exes to an extreme. In July 2017, Kardashian shared sexually explicit photos of the mother of his daughter, Dream, on social media, accusing her of cheating on him, doing drugs, and only having a child with him to "spite" her ex, rapper Tyga—who'd famously dated Kardashian's younger sister, Kylie Jenner. Did you get all that? 

In response, Chyna hired celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom and filed for a restraining order against him, alleging his posts were revenge porn and domestic abuse (via CNN). Since then, both Chyna and Kardashian have attacked each other online and in the press, accusing one another of domestic violence.

It's doubtful these two will kiss and make up anytime soon, but let's just hope they can figure out a way to be civil, if only for their daughter.

Tom Cruise vs. Brooke Shields

Who can forget Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields' media battle of 2005? It all started when Cruise criticized Shields for taking medication to treat postpartum depression. Cruise, a noted Scientologist, called the model "irresponsible" for asserting that antidepressants could "cure anything." He suggested she should have exercised and taken vitamins instead. Shields hit back at his faith and his advice: "Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them," she said (via People).

According to Redbook magazine, Shields said Cruise sat down with her one-on-one for a talk at her home following their highly-publicized fight. While not exactly best buds, these two appear to have moved on. She even attended his wedding to Katie Holmes.

Hilary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan

These two former teen stars made headlines in the 2000s for fighting over former pop star Aaron Carter, and it wasn't pretty. Carter told The Big Idea that dated Hilary Duff for about a year and a half before he "got a little bored" and started dating Lindsay Lohan, effectively cheating on the Lizzie McGuire (2001-04) star with the Mean Girls (2004) lead. Rather than go after the boy who allegedly played them both, Duff and Lohan turned on each other.

A standout moment in their feud came in 2004 when Lohan made a joke about Duff during her Saturday Night Live monologue, which Duff clearly did not appreciate. In response, Duff told Access Hollywood, "I don't think it's an honor to be made fun of on Saturday Night Live," adding, "I'm not here to talk bad about her like she talks bad about me all the time."

Fortunately, these child stars have since moved on from their teen drama. In 2007, Duff called their fight "silly," adding (via People). "We are both adults and whatever happened, happened when we were young." 

Iggy Azalea vs. Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks has engaged in a slew of celebrity feuds over the years, but one of her most famous involved rival rapper Iggy Azalea, whom she's (not so affectionately) dubbed "Igloo Australia." Banks accused the "Fancy" artist of appropriating black culture but not engaging on racial issues. Things only got worse when Azalea was nominated for a Grammy in 2014. 

"Iggy Azalea is not excellent," Banks told radio station Hot 97 (via PopSugar). "When they give these Grammys out, all it says to white kids is: 'Oh yeah, you're great, you're amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to.' And it says to black kids: 'You don't have s**t.'" Azalea hit back on Twitter, calling Banks a "bigot" and a bully.

While both parties landed a few more shots over the years, they appear to have gotten over their feud—for now. Azalea even confirmed that they were collaborating on a track for her Digital Distortion record.

Mariah Carey vs. Eminem

Love can make a person do crazy things—like get into a musical battle with your former flame. While Mariah Carey has denied all claims that she even hooked up with Eminem, much less fell in love, the Detroit rapper has remained unwavering in his assertion that he and the "Touch My Body" singer were once an item. Eminem dropped her name in tracks "Superman" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" and told the press they dated for six or seven months; Carey claimed they only met up a handful of times and never engaged in any kind of sexual relationship, reported Complex.

Eventually, Carey fired back at Eminem with "Clown" and 2009's "Obsessed." In the latter's video she even dressed up like the Detroit rapper.

Today, Carey and Eminem don't have much to say about each other in the press. However, Life & Style reported that she's ready to forget about the past...as long as Eminem makes the first move and calls her.

David Letterman vs. Jay Leno

Famed late night TV hosts David Letterman and Jay Leno got into a bit of a tiff back in the day, after Leno was handed Johnny Carson's Tonight Show gig—a job Letterman thought was his for the taking, as he recounted to Oprah Winfrey in 2013. However, Letterman said their rivalry wasn't the result of Leno's newfound hosting position but rather, the manifestation of Leno's own insecurities.

Fortunately, Letterman seems to hold no ill will toward his fellow comedian, dismissing their antics as par for the course. He told Oprah, "the way Jay and I have behaved toward each other is the way comics tend to behave toward one another."

Madonna vs. Elton John

These two music industry power players first clashed in 2002, after Elton John called Madonna's song for 2002's Die Another Day "the worst Bond theme ever." The claws really came out when John bashed Madonna's best live act nomination for the 2004 Q Awards, stating, "Madonna, best live act? F*** off. Since when has lip-syncing been live?"

While Madonna has mostly played nice in the press, John couldn't stop himself from spewing Madonna hate all over the tabloids, going so far as to call her a "f***ing fairground stripper." Ouch!

The two icons reportedly made up after coincidentally running into each other at a restaurant in 2012. John told Graham Norton (via the Daily Mail) that he'd sent Madonna a note, apologizing for his past behavior and offering to buy her dinner, which she accepted. "We are fine," John announced, "it was just me and my big mouth."

Anthony Bourdain vs. Paula Deen

Movie stars and musicians aren't the only celebrities that can serve up the beef. Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen had a spat of their own. After Bourdain criticized Deen in 2011 for her unhealthy recipes—calling her "the worst, most dangerous person to America," she accused him of essentially being a snob. "You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine," she said. "My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills."

Bourdain later slamming Deen her for teaming up with a pharmaceutical company to announce she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. "Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later," he tweeted.

While we doubt Bourdain and Deen are on good terms today, it's likely fans have tasted the last of their drama. After Deen was lambasted for using racial slurs, Bourdain told the Orlando Sentinel (via Today), "It gives me no pleasure to see her torn apart by the people who were kissing her a** a week before."

Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry

This relationship turned sour after Swift opened up about the story behind her hit song, "Bad Blood." Speaking with Rolling Stone, Swift claimed an unnamed female artist "basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour." Fans soon connected Swift's allegations with Katy Perry, who had reportedly hired dancers who'd been working for Swift.

Perry, who famously called Swift a "Regina George in sheep's clothing," eventually released her own track, "Swish Swish," which many allege takes a shot at Swift. 

Still, Perry claims she's willing to put the feud behind her. "I forgive her and I'm sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her," she told The Thrive Global Podcast (via E! News) in 2017. "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."

Maybe the worst is behind these two, but we won't be holding our breath for a collaboration.