When Co-Stars Attack: The Juiciest Celebrity Feuds

We've all had the misfortune of dealing with difficult co-workers but while we regular folk can safely vent to our friends over wine, when famouses have an issue with a co-star and word gets out it's often a SCANDAL. Here are 12 of the best/worst feuds

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The Rock vs Vin Diesel
When The Rock ragged on his male co-stars on Facebook, calling some of them unprofessional and “candy asses,” he started a Cold War on the Fast & Furious 8 set. No one knows for sure who he was talking about, but fellow bulked-up bro Vin Diesel seems to be the prime suspect.

Katherine Heigl vs Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow
It’s been nine years since Knocked Up catapulted Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen to household name status, but time apparently doesn’t heal all wounds. When Heigl criticized the Judd Apatow movie for being “a little sexist” and for framing the women “as shrews, as humorless and uptight” in an interview with Vanity Fair, her career tanked. She most recently said she regretted “shitting on” Rogen and Apatow while chatting with Howard Stern and Rogen has apparently forgiven her, but he still called her out for the way she did it, saying “When I apologize to people, generally I don’t take a public forum to do it.” Maybe the only way to really quash this beef is with a sequel. A Ben and Alison cameo would have greatly improved This is 40.

Shannen Doherty vs Jennie Garth
Let’s face it: the ’90s belong to Brenda Walsh—she was one of the most exciting teen characters to ever grace our TV screens. Die-hard 90210 fans were devastated when her portrayer Shannen Doherty was fired from the show for fighting with her co-stars (particularly Jennie Garth) and general rebellious bad girl behaviour, which seems quite tame by today’s standards TBH.

Nicki Minaj vs Mariah Carey
Nicki and Mariah were a bad fit from the start: just two weeks into sharing the judges’ panel on American Idol there were accusations of diva behaviour and threats. Mariah turned to her good friend Barbara Walters to talk about how she felt unsafe, while Nicki took to Twitter to blast Mariah’s attitude. To this day, Mariah calls it the “most abusive experience” of her career.

Ryan Gosling vs Rachel McAdams
There’s a reason Ryan and Rachel didn’t hook up until long after The Notebook wrapped—they couldn’t stand each other. More specifically, Ryan tried to have Rachel kicked off the set, according to the film’s director Nick Cassavetes, after which the two had a blow-out fight. Probably foreplay, right? After all, it’s a fine line between love and hate.

Chad Michael Murray vs Sophia Bush
The One Tree Hill co-stars got married in 2005, at 24 and 23 respectively, and after five months of wedded bliss called it quits. You know that feeling when you run into an ex but you’d much rather try and pretend that person doesn’t exist? Imagine the awkwardness of having to see him or everyday at work, post-divorce, when your office is the set of a teen drama. Sophia Bush has since spoken about the doomed relationship saying, “We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place.”

Nikki Reid vs Kristen Stewart
Twihards worshipped at the altar of Robsten, but not many know that there was some mega angst on set—other than the emo vampire storylines—thanks to Robert and Nikki’s relationship early in filming. So, she was kind of the real-life Jacob, then?

Katherine Heigl vs Shonda Rhimes
When Katherine was pulling in $12 million a movie and already an Emmy winner, pissing off her Grey’s Anatomy fam probably didn’t seem like a big deal. She took herself out of Emmy contention the following year, blaming the show’s poor writing for not giving her meaty enough material, and was unceremoniously written off in 2010. In 2014, Shonda said she does not put up with any BS behaviour on set, saying about her hit show Scandal, “there are no Heigls in this situation.” Ouch.

Lea Michele vs Naya Rivera
Like 90210, Glee saw a cast of unknowns skyrocket to fame almost overnight. One tense on-screen relationship that spilled into real life was between Lea and Naya—they reportedly battled for the spotlight and Naya went to the producers complaining about Lea’s “diva” behaviour. Will all the juicy deets be revealed in Naya’s upcoming memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up? (Yes,that’s the real title.)

SJP vs Kim Cattrall
Perhaps it was the audience’s desire to see Carrie and Samantha act like BFFs in real life, or maybe it was the sexist assumption that women who work together must be at odds, but rumours of a chilly relationship (fueled by SJP’s bigger paycheque) never really died. For the record, both deny any bad blood.

Selma Blair vs Charlie Sheen
Charlie’s erratic on-set behaviour is (maybe too) well-documented so animosity between him a co-star seems about right. Selma Blair shared the sound stage with him for a few years on Anger Management and she threatened to sue after she was fired via text from Charlie himself that allegedly included the c-word. That sounds like an HR nightmare.

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