They hosted NYC’s New Year’s Eve show for 10 years. The playful friendship fell into the abyss after Kathy Griffin posted a gruesome photo of herself holding a photoshopped image of Donald Trump’s decapitated head. She was fired from the gig after Anderson spoke out against it.
Griffin was devastated saying, “It still hurts. I mean, I really loved him. I don’t have a punchline for that.” Cooper says he wishes her the best but there’s no end in sight for this riff.
David O. Russell and George Clooney
This “clash of the egos” was real. Amid filming a battle scene with bullets whizzing, explosions exploding and aircraft hovering, George Clooney spotted director David Russell screaming at some extras so they could hear his voice above the din.
Clooney rushes over like a superhero to save the poor extras. After a few words, they’re rolling on the ground fighting “the dumb fight.”
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey
Their rivalry got lit on American Idol. Mariah was chosen as a judge first. A couple of months later, Nicki Minaj joined the panel. Sparks flew. During an audition in 2012, the divas clashed. The expletive-laden discussion prompted Minaj to say, “I told them, I’m not putting up with her highness over there.”
First of all, she did not want to be called “gangster.” Mariah had a few other choice words. She griped, “I don't get to see my kids because you decided to act like a crazy diva.” The show had to wrap for the day.
Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair
These two will never work together again. Their love-hate relationship snapped via text. Charlie Sheen fired his Anger Management co-star in a rage without sparing the c-word. He flipped out on her for criticizing his work ethic. Sheen, who is also the executive producer, abruptly wrote the role of his therapist out of the show.
Some sources say Selma Blair went outside of production to complain about his lackadaisical approach to work.
Elton John and Madonna
These two famous musicians have sparred off and on since 2002. To be honest, it was Elton John who started it. He ridiculed her for lip-synching (before it was legit) joking that all lip-synchers need to be shot! He also called her Die Another Day 007 track, “the worst theme ever for a Bond movie.”
On her part, Madonna returned Christmas cards two years in a row and snubbed his offer to perform at his bachelor’s party at a West End nightclub. He went after her again when she criticized Gaga for imitating her style with these words: “ungracious and nasty.”