Celebrities who openly loathe each other

Lets say you were inviting celebrities to a dinner party (not very likely in my case). Who would definitely not wish to be in the same room? Or what two perfomers could never be in the cast of a film together?

The nastiest feud I know of is that between Harvey Keitel and Edward James Olmos, who were both married to Lorraine Bracco and have practically accused each other of child abuse.

Also I am sure Nicole Kidman would not be too thrilled about Penelope Cruz. Or Dennis Quaid and Russell Crowe aren’t likely to share the screen anytime soon…but are there just any old fashioned public rivalries that don’t necesarily involve ex spouses?

If I could, I would invite Eminem and Moby to a dinner party, just so I could be entertained as a drunken Eminem fustigated Moby. But yeah, that’s a decent spat nowadays.

eminem and almost anyone else would be interesting…

Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft - sibling rivalry.

Eric Roberts and Julia Roberts - ditto

James Randi and Uri Gellar

Dickey Betts and the current Allman Bros. Band line-up

Artemus Pyle and the remaining members of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Christopher Hitchens and Henry Kissinger

Don Imus and Howard Stern

Courtney Love and the surviving members of Nirvana

Courtney Love and Madonna

Courtney Love and any male rock star she has worked with/slept with/both/and so on (Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, Billy Corrigan, etc.).

Chevy Chase and the remaining original “Not Ready For Prime Time Players”

Marion “Suge” Knight and Sean “Puffy” Combs. Suge has also fueded with or slammed Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 'Lil Bow Wow.

Diana Ross and Mary Wilson

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley

Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer

Gore Vidal and Charlton Heston (they’ve had a feud for 40 years over whether there was gay subtext in Ben Hur or whether Gore Vidal wrote the screenplay)

Elton John and Madonna (due to his comments on her Bond song)

Geraldo Rivera and Bette Midler- Midler claims he lied in his autobio and they both sued each other over it

Gerald Rivera and Kurt Vonnegut (he was once the very unfaithful husband of Kurt’s daughter and Vonnegut makes no bones about still thinking he’s “a total degenerate bag of sleaze”)

Spike Lee and Eddie Murphy (Lee called Murphy an Uncle Tom several years ago and Murphy didn’t much appreciate it)

Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky

Linda Tripp and John Goodman

Jane Fonda and Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston and Michael Moore

Liz Taylor and Joan Rivers (not that any remembers either of them)

Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight

Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Voight

Woody Allen and Andre Previn

Francis Ford Coppola and any member of the Ryan O’Neal clan (Coppola blames Ryan’s son Griffin on the death of his own son in a dui boating accident)

Tatum O’Neal and John Macenroe

Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Selleck

(any openly gay celebrity) and (Rush Limbaugh or Mel Gibson or Jerry Falwell or Ann Coulter)

Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine (he said that working on a movie with her was the worst experience of his life and that she’s a thoroughly obnoxious, self-absorbed, intolerable prima donna)

Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger (when they worked together on TERMS OF ENDEARMENT it was supposedly bloodier than the Thirty Years War)

Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave (they were once so close that Jane’s daughter is named Vanessa, but they had a falling out some years ago)

Elia Kazan and any actor who was blacklisted (though they’d all have to come with their nurses)

One of my favorite cases of celebrities hating each other was the late Bette Davis and the later Joan Crawford. It’s responsible for Davis’s famous remark “You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good… Joan Crawford is dead… good!”)

David Letterman and Jay Leno

BTW, I didn’t know Eric and Julia Roberts were at odds w/ one another.

Kathleen Turner and Burt Reynolds (both have trashed the other in interviews, though I’d side with Kathleen because I think Burt is a phony s.o.b.)

Oprah and Jonathan Franzen (he’s the author who blew off her book club nomination)

Julian Lennon and Yoko Ono- for years Julian spoke of Yoko with nothing but respect, but ever since he finally got a settlement from her he’s trashed her without mercy. (He inherited half of a $1 million trust fund from his father’s half-billion dollar estate [his half-brother Sean received the other half] but later sued Yoko and got a $20 million settlement; he also trashes his father in every interview he gives as a hypocrite, liar, philanderer, and general total bastard)

Rivalries of the dead:

Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford (though co-members of the Rat Pack, after his rejection by the Kennedys, Frank hated Lawford so much he wouldn’t perform if Lawford was in the audience and though he was worth gazillions and was known for his generosity he let Lawford be evicted and turn to porn movies for a living)

Frank Sinatra and any man who ever dated Ava Gardner before or after they were married

Frank Sinatra and Jackie Mason (he had the hell beaten out of Mason due to some jokes he didn’t like about his May-Dec marriage to Mia Farrow)

Jackie Mason and Ed Sullivan (Sullivan thought Mason shot him the bird on an episode of the series)

Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons

John Lennon and George Harrison (they had a falling out when John wasn’t mentioned in George’s autobio)

They haven’t spoken for years, though strangely Julia is close to his wife and daughter.

Speaking of,

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland

Julia Roberts and Jason Patric

Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt

(I think she and Lyle Lovett parted amicably)

Sean Connery and Alex Trebek :smiley:

Joe Don Baker and the writers of MST3k.

I’ve heard that King Friday XIII from Mister Rogers can’t be in the same room as Wishbone without threatening to bust a’ cap in some doggy *ss… And Tinky-Winky can’t be near Barney ever since he got drunk and made a pass.

James Woods and Sean Young?

John Ritter/Joyce Dewitt and Suzanne Somers (I understand that 20 years later they still can’t stand each other)

Kevin Smith and Tim Burton

Popeye and Bluto.

Bill and Hillary?

Robbie Williams and Liam Gallagher.

I’m not sure if Fred Allen and Jack Benny really despised each other, or if it was all just a work.

I have heard that Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett clashed frequently on Malcolm X. According to the person, Washington is a very “greedy” actor, always having to dominate the scene. Bassett, while not an egotist, is one tough sister, and wouldn’t be intimidated. And speaking of Spike Lee, he said after School Daze that he would never again work with Tisha Campbell even if his life depended on it.

I wonder what it would be like if Sean Penn and Madonna met up again.

D’oh! Should have checked before posting!

IMDB sez:

Linda Fiorentino and just about every director she’s worked with, rumor has it.

Jarvis Cocker and Michael Jackson.