Let's be honest, we all live for drama. The very first thing most of us do every day when we wake up is check our social media accounts, watch TV, and read the tabloids, hoping for just one thing: drama. It's a good thing Hollywood is full of petty celebs who are all about drama and fights, right? As dramatic and useless some of these Hollywood dramatics are, they'll always make headlines because we'll always keep reading, After all, Hollywood is centered around stardom, talent, and drama, right? As long as fans are entertained, these celebrities are going to keep doing what they do best.
So, for whatever reason, if someone can't think about one piece of Hollywood drama that went down in the past couple of years, I've got it covered. Here are 15 of the most outrageous on-set feuds and dramas that will go down in Hollywood drama history.
18 Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj On The Set Of 'American Idol'
The conflict between these two divas started during the taping of the 12th season of American Idol. If you’ve seen some of the episodes from the past season, then you must have noticed the tension between these two ladies. But the real question is, why though? There are two sides of this story and here's Nicki’s version:
"I was just like sitting there, and I guess before I went in there, I heard all the stuff that was being said, but I didn’t believe it. I heard them saying ‘Mariah doesn’t want you on the panel’ but I was like, ‘No. I am friends with Mariah.’ I was like arguing people down. Like, ‘Don’t believe everything you read, you’re crazy.’ And so I went there and I started to feel a bit of the shade. And I just kind of overcompensated by being crazier."
And Mariah's side? We don't know it yet...
17 Katherine Heigl vs. Shonda Rhimes On The Set Of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Katherine Heigl is another actress who you definitely wouldn't want to have in one of your movies (or anywhere near the set). Back in 2008, Katherine raised some eyebrows after withdrawing from her role in Grey's Anatomy from an Emmy consideration (even though she had won an Emmy for her role the year before). When she was asked for her reasoning, she said, "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention."
It didn't take too long until Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator, responded. "Katherine asked me to write her light so that she could do her movie," she said, adding that she wasn't insulted, only surprised...
16 Ryan Gosling vs. Rachel McAdams On The Set Of 'The Notebook'
Even though The Notebook is often described as one of the movies with the most intense and most believable chemistry between the lead actors, the situation on set was completely different. According to director, Nick Cassavetes, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams hated each other when starting off.
Ryan and Rachel had this improvised therapy session and everything worked out in the end. Cassavetes said, "We went into a room with a producer—they started screaming and yelling at each other. I walked out. At that point I was smoking cigarettes. I smoked a cigarette and everybody came out like, 'All right, let’s do this.' And it got better after that, you know? They had it out,". Funnily enough, these two even went on to date for a couple of years after the film's release!
15 Teri Hatcher vs. Everyone Else On The Set Of 'Desperate Housewives'
We all loved Desperate Housewives, right? It was such an amazing show, it literally had everything that the audience wanted! Drama? Check! Comedy? Check! Beautiful and sassy ladies? Check! And last but not least, a plethora of hot guys.
While the show had its particular dramas, there was also some major drama behind the camera as well. According to many sources—and some of the cast—Teri Hatcher was the main reason behind the drama. Apparently, she thought she deserved better treatment than the rest of the cast. This was evident during a 2005 photo shoot where Hatcher believed she should be front and center during the group shot, only to further their dislike in her.
Cast-mates Longoria, Cross, Huffman and Sheridan would han gout together during their breaks, but Hatcher would never join. Instead, she'd go to her trailer. Nicollette Sheridan even called Hatcher the "meanest woman in the world."
14 Shannen Doherty vs. Alyssa Milano On The Set Of 'Charmed'
You've definitely heard about the drama between Charmed co-stars Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty (and Combs, who sided with her bestie Shannen).
"Holly and Shannen were best friends for, like, 10 years before the show started, so it was very much sort of like high school," Milano told Andy Cohen when she was a guest on Watch What Happens Live. "I would hope that in our thirties it wouldn't be like that anymore." And when Doherty's character was killed off after three seasons, everybody began speculating that it was because of the feud. "We never really found out what happened," said Alyssa about Doherty's departure from the show.
Shannen Doherty is known for being a nightmare on set, though. She was also difficult to work with while filming Beverly Hills, 90210, so her character was eventually written off the show. You'll read more about that next.
13 Shannen Doherty vs. Jennie Garth On The Set Of 'Beverly Hill, 90210'
Beverly Hills, 90210 was everybody's favorite TV show back in the '90s. But the drama on screen wasn't that much different than the drama off screen. According to many sources, Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth couldn't stand each other."There were times when we loved each other and there were times when we wanted to claw each other’s eyes out," wrote Garth in her book Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde. "It was more of just young girls finding their way and finding their individual voices. Shannen and I are both Aries women, we're both very strong, independent women, so we butt heads a lot. Now, as grown women, we happen to get along as well," she concluded. It's interesting that sometimes people's reputation follows them around, regardless of the gig, like Doherty.
10 Chad Michael Murray vs. Sophia Bush On The Set Of 'One Tree Hill'
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush's romance started while they were shooting One Tree Hill, a hit TV show that everybody was obsessed with in the early 2000s. Just like their respective roles, Chad and Sophia were just not meant to be. According to many sources, including Us Weekly, Murray cheated on Sophia with Paris Hilton.
Now, imagine how terrible it was for Sophia to work with Chad every day, knowing that he supposedly cheated on her. "At the end of the day, we're grown-ups, and I actually think it's interesting that when people split in a way that's unpleasant, they usually just go on quite literally hating each other - or the person in my situation hates the other person, whatever - but when you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it," she told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live!
9 Bill Murray vs. Lucy Liu On The Set Of 'Charlie's Angels'
This might be one of the most interesting beefs so far. Why? Because it involved actual fighting! Yes, that's right! Rumor has it that, in the middle of shooting a scene, Bill Murray decided to give his opinion on the three main ladies (Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu). In order, he pointed to each girl and said, "I get why you're here, and you've got talent, but what in the hell are you doing here. You can't act," and that last part was about Liu. Naturally, that pissed her off so she started throwing some punches and had to be restrained.
But that's not all, Murray also said that the director of Charlie's Angels "deserves to die." So, if you've ever wondered why Murray didn't appear in the sequel of Charlie's Angels (his character was in the movie but played by a different actor), now you know!
7 Will Smith vs. Janet Hubert On The Set Of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
If you were a fan of the '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, then you know that Aunt Viv was portrayed by Janet Hubert in the first three seasons; after that, she was played by Daphne Reid (who was a much better Aunt Viv, if you ask me). Hubert, apparently, hated Smith, and called him an "egomaniac," claiming that he was behind her getting fired. But rumor has it that Hubert also wanted more money and more screen-time, and that that was the main reason for her replacement.
A few months ago, a cast reunion photo was posted on Instagram by Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks, and the original Aunt Viv was not happy about it. She took to her Facebook page and said, "There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level."
6 David Duchovny vs. Gillian Anderson On The Set Of 'The X-Files'
Mulder and Scully might have been the best duo in the history of television, but off-screen, it was completely different. "Familiarity breeds contempt. It’s nothing to do with the other person,” said Duchovny. “We used to argue about nothing. We couldn’t stand the sight of each other."
Fans and the media soon began speculating about the real reason behind the relationship, and one of the plausible explanations was money. According to Gillian Anderson, her male co-star was paid twice her salary for the same job. "Was it sexism? Maybe. It’s like the way we were directed by the studios, I was to walk behind him, never side by side. I mean, that is f*cking priceless when I think about it now," Gillian explained. "When we would get out the car and walk towards the house I would have to be behind him, even though I had equal dialogue," she continued saying about the inequality on the set.
5 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vs. Vin Diesel On The Set Of 'The Fate of the Furious'
In August of last year, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a message to his Facebook page, calling out some of his The Fate of the Furious co-stars. He praised the crew and all of his female co-stars, but when it came to the male ones, he said that some of them acted like "chicken sh*t" and "candy as*es." He continued saying, "When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling – you’re right," continued the Rock.
It didn't take long for the fans and the media to assume that it was Vin Diesel who was being targeted by this post. According to the crew who sided with The Rock, Diesel was always late to shoot his scenes, his arrogance was out of control, and his work ethic in general was not good at all.
4 Julia Roberts vs. Nick Nolte On The Set Of 'I Love Trouble'
Another juicy beef is the one between Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, on the set of I Love Trouble, back in 1994. Apparently, Notle wasn't easy to work with. Julia even said that, while her co-star can be "completely charming and very nice, he’s also completely disgusting. He’s going to hate me for saying this, but he seems to go out of his way to repel people." Nolte responded to Roberts, saying, "It’s not nice to call someone ‘disgusting.’ But she’s not a nice person. Everyone knows that."
And it seems that both sides are right. Other actors who worked with Nolte said that he really is a nightmare on set, while Julia Robert's diva behavior has been a known fact for quite some time now.
3 Julia Roberts vs. Steven Spielberg On The Set Of 'Hook'
That's right, it's Julia Roberts once again. This time she had some "beef" with the famous director, Steven Spielberg, with whom she worked on the 1991 movie Hook. In the movie, Roberts played Tinkerbell, but because she was so difficult and diva-ish, the crew nicknamed her Tinkerhell. After the movie was finished filming, Spielberg said during a talk show that "it was an unfortunate time for Julia and I to be working together." And when he was asked whether he'd work with Roberts again, he refused to answer and said, "This is a 60 Minutes question, isn’t it?".
Several years later, Julia Roberts commented on the whole thing in an interview for Vanity Fair, saying, "I saw that and my eyes popped out of my head. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that this person that I knew and trusted was actually hesitating to come to my defense. It was a hard lesson to learn. It was the first time that I felt I had a turncoat in my midst."
2 Seth Rogen vs. Katherine Heigl On The Set Of 'Knocked Up'
If somebody had asked you who Katherine Heigl was in 2006, you would have no idea. Why? Because her acting career got a huge boost when Knocked Up, a comedy starring herself and Seth Rogen, was released. And instead of being thankful for that, Katherine decided to criticize the movie.
"It was a little sexist," she said. "It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie."
1 Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford On The Set Of 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'
Ah, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford... This here is, hands down, the most famous feud Hollywood has ever seen. These two legendary actresses had sneaky ways to annoy each other. For example, Davis actually kicked Crawford in the head when they were filming a kicking scene. Then, Crawford would put weights in her pockets for one specific scene where Bette Davis was supposed to drag Joan's body around (that's really sneaky, I love it). And of course, the most known example of these sneaky things was when Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress over Crawford.
Allegedly, Crawford contacted every other nominee in that category and convinced them to let her accept the award if they won and were unable to attend the show. And guess what — actress Anne Bancroft won, but she couldn't attend because she was on Broadway at that time, so Crawford went to the stage and accepted the Oscar on her behalf. I can only imagine how pissed Davis was.