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BEYONCE AND RIHANNA ARE FRIENDLIER THAN YOU REALIZED

Feud, what feud? For years, rumors have swirled that two of music’s biggest stars, Rihanna and Beyonce, were at odds. The tales got so vicious that some claimed Rihanna had an affair with Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z. While that rumor was quickly dispelled, the feud story seems to live on. According to our source there is NO feud. Need more proof? For Beyoncé’s 42nd birthday on September 4, Riri sent her 420 long stemmed roses arranged in a Buccellati sterling silver vase. Why Sterling silver? Beyoncé has been asking her concert guests to wear silver to help her celebrate the last month of her tour.

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PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY HAVE A BIG SURPRISE FOR KING CHARLES

The feud between Prince William and Prince Harry is cooling and it’s all thanks to their father, King Charles’ upcoming 75th birthday. According to our source, Harry was the one who reached out to his estranged brother and offered to cohost a surprise party for the King’s milestone birthday on November 14. The biggest surprise will be that the boys have buried the hatchet! Now here’s where it gets tricky – while Harry and William’s brotherly relationship is on the road to recovery, their wives Catherine and Meghan are far from being on speaking terms. The boys made a pact to each work on their spouses in hopes of mending fences, and while no one expects the wives to become best friends, being cordial would be a step in the right direction. For now, Harry and William are communicating regularly as they plan their father’s birthday party with family and loved ones in November. Only time will tell if Meghan will attend, but since he’s cohosting, Harry will definitely be there.

 

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MICKEY ROURKE KNOWS HOW TO HOLD A GRUDGE

Little did we know that Mickey Rourke has had a 30 year feud with Robert De Niro that might have cost him some acting jobs. In 1987 they filmed Angel Heart together – Rourke played a private eye hired by De Niro to solve the disappearance of an acquaintance. SOMETHING happened during filming, and they’ve disliked each other ever since. Mickey claimed that Martin Scorsese wanted to meet with him for a role in The Irishman, but it was called off because De Niro refused to work with him. Mickey admits “I needed the money.” Although De Niro denied blackballing him, Mickey says “I don’t look up to him no more- I look THROUGH him.” De Niro continues to deny it happened, but he might want to avoid Rourke. Mickey promised “When I see you I gonna embarrass you severely 100%!”

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THE ROCK RISES ABOVE HIS FEUD WITH VIN DIESEL

We have to admit we were just a little bit disappointed that the feud between Vin Diesel and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) did not flourish. Apparently Vin KNEW that Dwayne was NOT fond of him (he had criticized Johnson’s acting) when he published a plea on social media for Johnson to return to the Fast & Furious franchise. Certainly The Rock’s popularity added a lot to the films, but he made it clear he did NOT want to work with Diesel again, without actually naming him. (Diesel has a rep for being egotistical, late for work, and disrespectful to other actors.) Diesel’s social media message started out with the belittling ”My Little Brother Dwayne” and went downhill from there. Johnson’s reply was carefully worded and terse – he did NOT say anything personal about Diesel, but verified he wouldn’t be returning and wished everyone in the franchise well. It’s apparent the Dwayne has future public service on his mind- we think he will run for office someday…and why NOT?

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THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH AND AN OLD FEUD

Here’s an oldie but goodie worth revisiting for a number of reasons. The Lords of Flatbush is a movie from the 70’s about a group of greasers from the 50’s. It starred Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, and Perry King- all unknown at the time. Perry King had the lead because he got the girl played by Susan Blakely. Perry’s role was originally played by Richard Gere (who we would LOVE to have seen as a greaser) but Sly didn’t get along with Gere (called him egotistical) and eventually he told the director ”It’s him or me” and the director replaced Gere with Perry King. The feud still smolders- Sly and Richard Gere still don’t get along. Henry Winkler was SO memorable in this film that he went on to become the “ultimate greaser” on Happy Days.

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CAN JORDYN WOODS MAKE IT ON HER OWN?

Jordyn Woods is putting on a brave face as she arrives at her Eyelure x Jordyn Woods lashes launch party at a London hotel. (Actually she LOOKS a lot like her former friend Kylie Jenner in that blonde wig!) Certainly the Eyelure company is worried about the commitment since Jordyn is on the outs with the Kardashians. Jordyn will have to prove to her business connections that she is still a powerful entity WITHOUT her Kardashian connections. And it won’t be easy.

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THE TRUMP/ARNOLD FEUD IS BOUND TO BE MORE SENSATIONAL THAN THE BETTE/JOAN FEUD!

We are tickled pink by the mounting feud between two Republicans: Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold has been a die-hard Reagan Republican since he moved to LA and became a huge fan of the California governor. Last year, for the first time ever, Arnold could not support his party’s presidential candidate and tried to say so diplomatically – he advised voters to consider what’s best for their country instead of their party. Trump never forgets a slight and was delighted to pounce on Arnold when opening night ratings for Celebrity Apprentice (which Trump formerly hosted and still produces) were only so-so. Trump denounced Arnold and called himself a “ratings machine.” When Arnold announced Friday that he was not returning to host the show, Donald was thrilled and tweeted that he didn’t quit – “He was TERMINATED over pathetic ratings!” Arnold’s tweeted reply: ”You should think about hiring a new joke writer and fact checker!” He feels viewers shunned the show because of Trump’s connection. All we know is – this feud is going to get BETTER and BETTER- just watch and see!

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JOAN CRAWFORD AND BETTE DAVIS WOULD HAVE LOVED RYAN MURPHY

Ryan Murphy has already successfully filmed six out of eight episodes of FX’s “Feud” and he’s made SURE that not a single photo of Jessica Lange or Susan Sarandon in character has leaked out. We hear that Jessica in makeup is a dead ringer for her character Joan Crawford, and Susan already has those Bette Davis eyes! The story celebrates the two stars’ rivalry, and takes place at a dinner at gossip columnist Hedda Hopper’s (played by Judy Davis) house right before the two stars were set to film “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” Two women over 50 starring in a movie would never happen today and the plot examines the desperation that mature women in Hollywood suffered then and now. We hear that Jessica Lange and Judy Davis have become fast friends on and off the set. Thanks heavens for TV, or these women wouldn’t be working!

(Above, the real Bette and Joan pretending to be civil.)

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SACHA BARON COHEN HAS NEWS FOR DONALD TRUMP

We didn’t realize that Sacha Baron Cohen has been feuding with Donald Trump for thirteen years. It all started back in 2003 when Cohen, playing his character Ali G, coaxed Trump into doing an interview for his HBO show. It only lasted for 60 seconds and Trump walked off in a huff. He failed to see the humor in Cohen’s show and described Cohen as a “third-rate loser” and a “disgrace.” When Cohen playfully pranked Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars, Trump observed that Cohen should have been beaten to the ground by security guards. Cohen’s character in the upcoming movie Greed is a takeoff on the vulgar rich. He’s an over-tanned cutthroat billionaire businessman who stashes his money offshore to avoid taxes and lives a gold-plated lavish lifestyle. Sounds like fun.
(Above Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher and their three kids, Olive, Elula, and Montgomery.)

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BETTE DAVIS AND JOAN CRAWFORD?

Is Ryan Murphy actually thinking of reinventing the essentially PERFECT 1962 movie “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” It featured two of the greatest all time movie legends and gay icons, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, in their decline. In perhaps the best B movie ever made, screen queens Bette and Joan appeared in shockingly unflattering roles – each one desperate to out-act the other. (Coincidentally, it was also filmed at recognizable places in our own Hollywood neighborhood.) Fortunately, Ryan is NOT remaking the film. He’s documenting the bitter rivalry behind the scenes between the two actresses leading up to Baby Jane in an anthology series for FX called Feud. Sounds like fun, but it’s hard to picture Susan Sarandon as Bette – Jessica Lange as Joan seems more plausible. Surprise – Brad Pitt is co-producing with Ryan.

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