There are a lot of mean-spirited fights among pugnacious celebrities, especially on Twitter. Some famous people are so belligerent they could have filled all 10 spots on this list by themselves, but we’ll focus on the ones that are as juicy…but not as popular. Here are the top 10 celebrity Twitter feuds of all time.
10. George Lopez vs. Kirstie Alley
The canceled talk-show host George Lopez tweeted jokes, the butt of which was actress Kirstie Alley, after an end-of-March performance by the former Fat Actress on “Dancing with the Stars.” Lopez referred to Alley as a little piggy, tweeting that before the show “she went to the market and then she had roast beef.” Alley wasn’t too thrilled with the comments. After her fans demanded an apology from Lopez, Alley came back gunning for Lopez when she cleverly compared Lopez, a self-professed alcoholic, to a “big bad, drunk woolf” who meets his demise by falling “in a boiling pot of vodka.”
9. American Airlines vs. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin really loves the iPhone game Words With Friends. He was playing it last year while parked at the gate on an American Airlines flight, and was asked to kindly power down his device by a flight attendant. Nobody’s exactly sure what happened next, but he was asked to leave the flight. (Boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was on the same plane, said Baldwin was “a little angry.”) Well, that anger erupted into a vengeful Twitter-volcano. (These tweets have since been deleted.) He claims he was “reamed” for playing on his phone at LAX before takeoff — and his publicist tweeted that it’s a #hypocrisy. Baldwin added, “Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.” The airline responded on Facebook, saying, “The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding”. Good Lord, Lemon.
8. Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj
After a night of bickering behind the judges’ table, Nicki Minaj launched an all-out Twitter war against her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey -in May of 2013 – and the tweets weren’t pretty. Apparently, Mariah Carey thought her fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj wants to kill her. All this stems from a Barbara Walters interview, phone call, or some sort of conversation she had with Carey, where Mariah said she wasn’t “comfortable emotionally” around Minaj, who allegedly declared, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the bitch.” Minaj responded by tweeting “Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Barbara n milk it.” This probably was nothing but a publicity stunt to increase American Idol ratings.
7. Adam Levine vs. MTV
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine got his skinny skivvies in a bunch over the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired the last Sunday in August. “The Voice” coach tweeted, “the VMA’s. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I’m drawing the line in the sand. fuck you VMA’s.” MTV didn’t let the jab slide. The network shot back, “Soooo you’ll be tuning in at 9/8C tomorrow night? (BTW, bonus points if you TwitPic your 2004 Moonman!)”. Not to be undone, Levine replied, “still waiting to have my ‘jerry macquire mission statement moment of deep regret…’ not happening. phew!” Uh huh, he may have those moves like Jagger, but he’s got the comedic wit of Tom Cruise.
6. Kim Kardashian vs. Jon Ham
Kim Kardashian has had more battles on Twitter than Pikachu has had in the Poké Stadium. She’s had squabbles with Beyoncé, Nicole Richie, and even the Casey Anthony verdict. But did you know Jon Hamm also threw down against her? It’s true. In an Elle UK magazine interview, Hamm voiced his confusion over the public’s fascination with Kim’s “stupidity” and concluded that she’s a “fucking idiot.” Kim responded via Twitter that his comments were “careless.” Hamm said he didn’t regret his comments, but that they were taken out of context, and then concluded there are “better things to celebrate.” Then he glanced at his watch, realized it was time for his Diet Coke break and ripped his shirt off while a bunch of school teachers salivated from across the basketball court.
5. Olivia Wilde vs. The Beliebers
Everyone knows not to tamper with the Bieber fandom. The group, consisting of approximately 50 million hopelessly devoted “Beliebers”, has historically proven its rationality to be blinded by a perpetually love-struck psychosis (this plague is illustrated by the January trend #CutforBieber). Despite this knowledge, earlier this year, 29-year-old “House” star Olivia Wilde allegedly decided to “poke fun” at photos that teenage sensation Justin Bieber posted online via her Twitter account. While the tweet may have elicited a grin or even a chuckle from some of Wilde’s million fans, hyper-sensitive Beliebers interpreted her statement as an irrefutable attack on their beloved superstar. The enraged followers took to their keyboards in retaliation, devising a flood of their most scathing Tweets and projecting them in Olivia Wilde’s direction. During an appearance on the Tonight Show, Wilde expressed her genuine fear of the passionate Beliebers as she read a few of their heated Tweets aloud. “‘Are you a lesbian or are you too old?’” read one of the poignant responses, similar to the eloquent “Put your shirt over your mouth.” Despite 35 million abusive tweets clogging Wilde’s account, it seems that the actress had the last word.
4. Deadmau5 vs. Madonna
Madonna’s latest album, MDNA, dropped back in March, and to celebrate it the singer announced she’d be joining Twitter for just one day to answer fan questions about it. Boy was she in for a shock: DJ Deadmau5 seized that opportunity to rant about how irresponsible Madonna was for the album’s title. (He also took to Facebook and Tumblr with the same M.O.) “That’s your big contribution to EDM? Thats your big message to ultra attendies? Hipsterspeak for looking for drugs? F**k off you f***ing IDIOT. F**k.” Madge tweeted an image of herself wearing Mickey Mouse ears with a word balloon explaining her stance on drug use (she ain’t fer it) and then put a ribbon on it by suggesting he should have just called her to have “cleared it up privately.” But then, if he’d done that, he wouldn’t have gotten Trent Reznor or El-P to tweet about their newfound respect for the guy who DJs in a gigantic mouse mask. Now if only someone would tell us what an “ultra attendie” is…
3. Lady Gaga vs. Adam Levine
Adam Levine tweeted that Lady Gaga was recycling old art for her material and that doesn’t make her an artist. The pop star shot back calling Levine an “art police.” Interestingly, she also had a feud with real life fashion police Kelly Osbourne over body image comments and a picture of a cake with insulting hashtags. Lastly, she also had a tense exchange between her former friend Perez Hilton as they threw numerous accusations at one another. While outsiders might not know what really went on, their dislike for one another is anything but subtle. This wasn’t the only time the eccentric pop star traded a few harsh words online and it will probably not be her last.
2. Leah Remini vs. Sharon Osbourne
There was a lot of chitchat about why Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were unceremoniously fired from daytime talk show “The Talk” after just one season. Remini took her opinions on Twitter, pointing a giant finger at former co-host Sharon Osbourne. “Sharon thought me and Holly were ‘ghetto’ … we were not funny, awkward and didn’t know ourselves,” she wrote. “She has the power that was given to her.” In response to Remini’s tweets,, Osbourne took a much more diplomatic stance. “Let me just go on the record to say I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure from the show and have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip.” That did not stop Remini from firing back, “If someone wants me to stop, they should call a lawyer and tell them what I am NOT telling the truth about….” No one really knows what happened because it’s all just a secrecy.
1. Courtney Love vs. Absolutely Everybody
“Twitter should ban my mother,” Frances Bean Cobain said of her mother. Courtney has been accused of libel in tweets against Lawyer Rhonda Holmes (who was hired to help recoup money she thought was stolen from her husband’s estate), designer Dawn Simorangkir (who she said was a drug-pushing prostitute), but Dave Grohl and Billy Corgan have been far less litigious. When Courtney tweeted that Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl allegedly tried to have sex with Frances Bean (“He had that romney rape thing about him…I am about to shoot [him], dead”), he told Rolling Stone that it was “upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue.” Corgan weighed in on Love’s parenting skills, tweeting, “Only u could abandon such a beautiful, incredible child who is smarter than u, cooler than u, and better than u. Oops, did I say too much?” Courtney replied, “I really think its truly creepy how jealous and obsessed w [Frances Bean Cobain, Love’s daughter] he is.” This is presumably exactly what the ‘90s would have been like if we’d had Twitter, only with more self-harming and pretending we liked Pavement.