In Hollywood, if there’s one thing that’s bigger than the bank accounts, it’s the egos. Because of this, celebrities unsurprisingly find themselves at each other’s throats more often than not, each one jockeying for a bigger spot in the limelight.
For the most part, though, the celebrity feuds that transpire are as short lived as the flash from a paparazzo’s camera. One celebrity says one thing, the other says something else, and then before you know it, they’re kissing and making up on national television.
Sometimes, however, feuds between celebrities break out that can span months, years and even decades. Below, we’re going to review seven of the most notorious celebrity feuds of all time, some of which endure to this day. We guarantee that a few of them are even going to blow your mind – especially #6!
1. Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Tom Cruise, as you might know, is a bigwig in the Church of Scientology. Among the many strange tenets of the church (like ancient aliens and thetans that stress people out) is the belief that psychiatry and prescription medication are tantamount to the devil. (In fact, you can visit their museum “Psychiatry: A Museum of Death” in Hollywood; it’s located mere steps from the Chinese Theater.)
At any rate, actress Brooke Shields once found herself battling severe postpartum depression, something she was eventually able to overcome. In a book she wrote called “Down Came the Rain,” she told of how anti-depressants helped her on her journey. Appearing on television, Tom Cruise criticized Brooke for using medication. Brooke basically told Tom Cruise to stick it where the sun don’t shine. We can’t say we blame her.