Celebrity Feuds: Sizing Up Five Star-Powered Squabbles

Fallout factor: Moderate. The women have "public tiffs, but in the end, they do care about each other and respect having the other one around to have a public feud with," Goodson says.

Incendiary scale: * *

Taylor Swift vs. Joe Jonas

The feud: Swift appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show last month and she told the comedian she was shocked at how quickly she was dumped by the Jonas Brother. "I looked at the call log -- it was like 27 seconds. That's got to be a record." She continued to talk about the split on the Internet and in interviews. "That's why we broke up -- because he met (new girlfriend Camilla Belle), she told The Tennessean on the red carpet at the Country Music Association Awards Nov. 12. Jonas, however, remained mum until last month, when he responded on his MySpace page. "Phone calls can only last as long as the person on the other end of the line is willing to talk," he wrote. "The only difference in this conversation was that I shared something the other person did not want to hear."

The status: Extinguished. "It was a fun few weeks for everyone to follow, but we shouldn't let the fallout last longer than the relationship did," Goodson advises. "She'll bounce back with another cute boy before we know it."

Fallout factor: Minimal. "They should be able to be friends in the future. If they can't laugh about this really soon, then what can they laugh at?" Goodson says.

Incendiary scale: *

Hulk Hogan vs. Linda Hogan

The feud: In divorce papers, Linda asked for half of the couple's nearly $10 million in assets. She also began dating then-19-year-old Charley Hill, who attended high school with her children. The Hogans had been married 24 years and in 2005 filmed the VH1 reality series "Hogan Knows Best." "This is the classic curse of the reality show: bringing your family into the public spotlight, and then tragedy hits, and you just disintegrate," Goodson says." Last month, Linda asked a judge for more money in addition to her monthly alimony payments of $40,000.

The status: Five-alarm fire. In addition to Linda's plea for more cash, Hill alleged that Hulk was stalking him. Hill filed for a restraining order against the wrestler in November, which a judge rejected.

Fallout factor: Severe. There doesn't seem to be an end in sight in this messy divorce. "It's sad because The Hulk was such an icon, and now he's just crumbling a little bit before all of his fans' eyes," Goodson says.

Incendiary scale: * * * * *

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6404708. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6404708. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6404708.
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...