8 Forgotten Celebrity Rivalries
Celebrity rivalries are just one of those things that naturally seem to happen. We think that it is because Hollywood is filled with so many fragile egos and, when they bump up against each other, bad things happen. We all know about many of the current celebrity rivalries. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry can’t stand each other and it is mostly because of their association with John Mayer. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are also two dueling divas. We figured now would a good time to look at some forgotten feuds – the ones from many years past. Here are 8 that many people have already forgotten!
8. Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder
Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder were the best of friends back in the ‘90s. When Paltrow broke up with Brad Pitt, she stayed with Ryder. When she began dating Ben Affleck, she hooked her friend up with his best friend, Matt Damon. Their friendship seemed pretty solid until they suddenly stopped speaking for no apparent reason.
Rumor has it that Paltrow and Ryder fell out because gwyneth stole the script for “Shakespeare in Love” from Winona’s apartment. The “Iron Man” actress has denied it but, in a blind item on her website GOOP, she alluded to a falling out that she had with a former friend, which many believe is Ryder. “Back in the day, I had a ‘frenemy’ who, as it turned out, was pretty hellbent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous,” she wrote. “I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and happiness.”
7. Bill Murray and Chevy Chase
These two men became rivals back when in the day. Bill Murray had been brought on “Saturday Night Live” to replace Chevy Chase who had left to pursue a film career, as well as a relationship with a woman. The cast was pretty unhappy with Chase. When he returned to host an episode, the cast reportedly asked Murray to confront him. The two traded insults backstage and then punches; however, it is all good now.
“It was really a Hollywood fight, a ‘Don’t touch my face!’ kind of thing,” Murray said. “Chevy is a big man, I’m not a small guy, and we were separated by my brother Brian [Doyle-Murray], who comes up to my chest. So it was kind of a non-event. It was just the significance of it. It was an Oedipal thing, a rupture. Because we all felt mad he had left us, and somehow I was the anointed avenging angel, who had to speak for everyone. But Chevy and I are friends now. It’s all fine.”