As far as entertainment fans are concerned, a spicy celebrity feud is always fun. Some feuds, though, get so bad that the stars involved vow never to be caught on the same project ever again. Here are 10 of the most interesting such feuds in Hollywood.
1. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte
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Twenty years ago, Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte did a romantic comedy together called I Love Trouble. While the movie was entirely forgettable, the stars didn’t forget how much they hated each other through the movie. Reportedly, there was so much venom in the air that they had to shoot for most of their scenes separately. After the movie, Roberts called Nolte “disgusting “and Nolte called Roberts “not nice.” Understandably, they refuse to ever work together again.
2. Lucy Liu and Bill Murray
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Bill Murray was in the first Charlie’s Angels movie as Bosley, Charlie’s assistant. There’s a reason why Murray didn’t come back for the sequel – he couldn’t bear to work with Liu. In the first movie, Murray insulted Liu as completely talentless, for which insult, Liu attempted to attack him. Since the studio didn’t want to replace Liu for the sequel, they replaced Murray, instead.
3. Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere
Stallone and Gere were supposed to act together in the Lords of Flatbush, a 1974 movie. The two didn’t get along well. At the time, there were rumors in the tabloid press about how Gere liked a certain paraphilia involving a gerbil up his behind. Gere believed that Stallone started the stubborn rumor. The two got into a fistfight, the conclusion of which was that Gere threw chicken grease on Stallone. He was fired as a result. The two hate each other so much that they have refused to work together ever since.
4. Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano
Shannen Doherty has often had trouble with her co-stars, starting with Beverly Hills 90210. Doherty and Milano worked together on the supernatural show Charmed. The two simply didn’t get along. After Doherty left Charmed, the two actresses vowed never to act together, again.
5. William Shatner and George Takei
William Shatner memorably played Capt. Kirk in Star Trek and George Takei played Sulu. The two had no problems while shooting Star Trek, but they had a public falling out later. William Shatner was unhappy that George Takei didn’t invite him to his wedding. One thing led to another, and Takei publicly called Shatner “self-centered” and “a douche”. Shatner called Takei “sick” and “psychotic” in return.
6. Faye Dunaway and Roman Polanski
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Polanski cast Dunaway in his 1974 hit Chinatown. Trouble began when Dunaway tried to discuss her character with Polanski. Polanski, didn’t respect her acting talent enough to bother with an explanation. He told her that her job was to mouth the words in the script, and nothing more. After Polanski refused to let her take bathroom breaks during the shoot, Dunaway responded by flinging a cup full of her pee in his face. Of course, the director and the actress haven’t been keen on collaborating since.
7. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj
In 2013, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were both judges on American Idol. They never worked well together. They had expletive-filled fights from time to time. No one could fathom why they hated each other so much. At one point, though, Nicki revealed in an interview that while she considered Mariah a true legend, she believed that she was trying to get her bumped off the panel.
8. William Baldwin and Sharon Stone
Baldwin and Stone worked together in the 1993 erotic thriller Sliver. The actors hated each other throughout the production of the movie for reasons they never revealed. At one point, Stone’s hostility for Baldwin was so strong that she chose in an erotic scene to bite his tongue so hard that he needed to be taken to hospital.
9. Pierce Brosnan and Teri Hatcher
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Brosnan and Hatcher acted together in the Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. They didn’t have a good time together. In a 2005 interview in The Daily Mirror, Brosnan accepted that the problem was his fault. Hatcher was often late to the set because she was pregnant at the time and suffered from morning sickness. At one point, he lost his temper with her. She never liked him after that.
10. Sean Young and practically everyone
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After the movie Stripes, Bill Murray swore never to act with Sean Young ever again. Harrison Ford didn’t like her after Blade Runner, and Kevin Costner hated her after No Way Out. James Woods had major problems with Sean Young on the sets of Boost.
Everyone has trouble with someone they work with from time to time. When artists collaborate, though, they need to work very closely. Perhaps the closeness is a reason why they frequently have trouble getting along. Do you know about any other feuds in Hollywood?