Best of 2013: 10 of the Year's Biggest Celebrity Feuds
Hollywood turned on itself this year in a big way.
From Kanye West's feud with Jimmy Kimmel to Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's American Idol showdown, there was no shortage of feuding stars. Here are 10 of the biggest Hollywood disputes of 2013.
Jimmy Kimmel vs. Kanye West
After milking his "feud" with Matt Damon for laughs, late-night host Kimmel got into an actual feud with rapper West. It al started after Kimmel debuted a sketch on his show in which children re-enacted an interview West gave to BBC Radio 1. West then went on an all-caps Twitter rant against Kimmel during which he said Kimmel's ex Sarah Silverman was "a thousand times funnier than you and the whole world knows it" and also demanded an apology from the host. What happened next was ratings gold: West appeared on Kimmel's talk show to publicly end their feud. "A lot of people think you are a jerk. I often in my own personal conversations say, 'No. I know this guy. He is not a jerk,'" Kimmel said. For his part, West said he had poured all his frustrations at tabloids and the media into Kimmel since personally knew him.
Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey
The American Idol feud that started in fall 2012 continued well into 2013. Reports surfaced before the season even premiered that Minaj and Carey weren't getting along during the auditions, and video surfaced of a heated exchange between the two during which Minaj could be heard yelling: "I told them I'm not f---in' putting up with her f---in' highness over there." In 2013, viewers got a look at what went down in Charlotte, N.C., during which Minaj stormed out after the two got into a heated debate over a contestant. While neither is returning to the judges panel next season, the feud continues. In November, Carey told New York radio station Hot 97: "Honestly, I thought it was gonna be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment,” she said. While she didn't name Minaj specifically, she added: “It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan."
Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus
After O'Connor wrote an open letter to Cyrus, during which she cautioned her about letting herself be "pimped" by the music industry, Cyrus responded by mocking O'Connor's mental health issues of two years ago with screengrabs on Twitter. "Before there was Amanda Bynes," Cyrus wrote of the actress,who has also battled mental health issues. Hours later, O'Connor wrote a second letter criticizing Cyrus for posting tweets from a time when "I was unwell and seeking help" but not indicating they were two years old. "I mean really really… who advises you?" she asks incredulously. "Have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness? You will yourself one day suffer such illness, that is without doubt. The course you have set yourself upon can only end in that, trust me." The feud continued with more letters and tweets until O'Connor threatened legal action unless Cyrus apologized. O'Connor later explained to Time: "The music business is corrupt, a spiritually corrupt arena. It’s full of nothing but vampires and pimps, honestly. You couldn’t understand it unless you were in it. The only way to survive it is to love music."
Lady Gaga vs. Perez Hilton