Pink has proved that she and Christina Aguilera have truly drawn a line under their former feud, by recording a duet together.
The ‘What About Us’ singer, who is currently promoting her most recent album ‘Beautiful Trauma’, is thought to have had a long-standing rivalry with Christina, dating back to when they both emerged on the pop scene at the same time.
Despite having both appeared on the ‘Moulin Rouge!’ collaboration ‘Lady Marmalade’, rumours of a feud culminated in Pink having to address claims she was visibly grimacing during a recent performance from Christina at the American Music Awards, which paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
Revealing just how far she and her former rival had come, she told The Sun: “We did a duet for her album and I don’t know when it’s coming out but it’s amazing.
“We did it two years ago so I don’t remember the title, but she’s incredible.”
Addressing the ongoing trope of pitting female stars against one another, Pink continued: “It is really frustrating, but I fight back. I do it less than I used to but I do when I think the narrative needs to be changed.
“It’s bullshit, I’m not gonna stand for it… And this never happens to men, it’s very specific to females.”
Christina Aguilera’s fans have been waiting five years for her to unveil a new album, with her most recent collection, ‘Lotus’, having been released in 2012.
It’s thought she’s worked with Mark Ronson and Tayla Parx on her forthcoming seventh album, as well as long-time collaborator Linda Perry, who co-wrote past Christina cuts ‘Beautiful’, ‘Candyman’ and ‘Hurt’.
Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue (‘X Factor’)
She was able to mask it well enough at first, but by the end of the series, she was running around the ‘Graham Norton Show’ studio, doing an unflattering impression of the Australian judge, making fun of her Botox and eventually comparing Dannii’s face to her own bum.
Dannii never retaliated until years later, when she detailed Mrs O’s treatment of her in her autobiography, with Kelly Osbourne wading in on Twitter and branding the ‘Put The Needle On It’ singer “the devil”.
Literally. “The devil”. That’s what someone said about Dannii Minogue.
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj (‘The X Factor’)
The story goes that Mariah had been told she’d be the only woman on the panel, so was unpleasantly surprised when Nicki was later confirmed as a judge.
The two then repeatedly rubbed each other up the wrong way, and it culminated in the details of an onset argument being leaked online, during which Nicki apparently said: “I’m not fucking putting up with her fucking highness over there.”
Although they managed to play nice (nice enough, at least) in the live shows, Nicki later referenced the beef in one of her songs, to which Mariah infamously sighed in a Barbara Walters interview: “I don’t know [if she’s singing about me], I didn’t know she sang, I thought she rapped or whatever.”
Will Smith and Janet Hubert (‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’)
This was due to a behind-the-scenes feud between leading man Will Smith and Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv.
It’s still not known exactly what went down between them, with Will and co-star Alfonso Ribeiro’s version of events sounding noticeably different to Janet’s, but what we do know is that, after some tension between the two, she wound up disappearing after three years, to be replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid for the rest of the show’s run.
Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie (‘EastEnders’)
During a court testimony in the phone hacking scandal trials, he admitted that the two would often leave other voice messages about what was going on in their professional and personal lives, but they eventually wound up falling out due to mistrust, when they were both the victims of hacks.
He said in 2015: “That impacts a lot on shows like ‘EastEnders’ where you are working so close. You end up just not talking to each other because you end up not trusting each other.”
After a while, me and Jessie didn’t speak for five years because she didn’t trust me and I didn’t trust her because we both thought we were selling each other down the river with stories, which it turned out of course wasn’t true.”
Thankfully, now they know the truth, they’re once again great friends, and are gearing up to play Kat and Alfie Moon in an ‘EastEnders’ spin-off in 2017.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall (‘Sex And The City’)
In 2016, the Carrie Bradshaw actress spoke of how upset she was about the false reports, telling Howard Stern: “Nobody ever questioned the relationships of the men on that show. Was every day perfect? Was everybody always desperately hopelessly in love with each other. No.
“But this is a family of people who needed each other, relied upon each other and loved each other. And this ongoing narrative… it really upset me.”
Janet Street-Porter and Denise Welch (‘Loose Women’)
Well, folks, they were deliberately kept apart to stop any kind of flare-up on the ITV daytime show.Denise told Piers Morgan back in 2013 that she and Janet worked different days, when asked whether there were any of her co-presenters that she didn’t get on with.
A source later told the Mirror: “To say relations between Denise and Janet are frosty would be an understatement. The reality is they really don’t like each other and they probably never will.”
Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman (‘Desperate Housewives’)
A source bluntly told Celebuzz: “The girls don’t get along with Teri… so they organised [the gift] and left her out.”
Bea Arthur and Betty White (‘The Golden Girls’)
They might have been “thanking each other for being a friend” when the show was on the air, but behind the scenes, leading lady Bea Arthur didn’t have much to do with her co-stars.
A friend of the late Bea Arthur’s once recalled: “One day, early on in the series, Bea said she just couldn’t hold back any more and she let rip at Betty [White], turning the air blue with her tirade.”The series became such a huge hit, but the show’s execs had a major headache because of the Bea and Betty feud.
“By the end of the run, it often became unbearable to be around them… they simply hated each other.”
Patrick Kielty and Kelly Brook (‘Love Island’)
Back in 2005, it was reported that Kelly was furious with her co-host, after he disclosed on air that she’d once been intimate with contestant Paul Danan.
A source claimed at the time: “You could almost see the steam coming out of her ears. She went red in the face and just bellowed at Patrick. She was desperate to put him in his place.”
Don’t worry, Kelly, we don’t think that affected your presenting career…
Fern Britton and Artem Chigvintsev (‘Strictly Come Dancing’)
The former ‘This Morning’ host said years later that Artem would “look at her feet and just kick or shove” her, as well as jokingly telling her to “shut her face” and “go home before I kill you”.
The two eventually wound up finishing in 10th place.
Aliona Vilani and Gregg Wallace (‘Strictly Come Dancing’)
Throwing shade in an interview with OK! Magazine, he remarked that Aliona was responsible for their elimination, claiming: “I love dancing, but if I were paired with somebody who liked me then I would have done better.”
John Torode and Gregg Wallace (‘Masterchef’)
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan (‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’)
In news that just might spoil your childhood memories of the supernatural show, the two’s squabbles reached fever pitch when Sarah Michelle Gellar announced she was stepping down from the show in Entertainment Weekly, reportedly without consulting the rest of the cast.
Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty (‘Charmed’)
This was because Shannen’s frosty relationship with co-star Alyssa Milano had reached such an extent that they could no longer work together, meaning someone had to go.
Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner (‘Star Trek’)
He was also unimpressed with the way both their characters were portrayed, growing concerned that Spock outshone his own role.
Eamonn Holmes and Anthea Turner (‘GMTV’)
She was eventually sacked when he told bosses that he’d walk unless she was given the axe, but they made it up 12 years later, appearing together on ‘Daybreak’.
Anthea, as good a sport as ever, joked at the time: “If we can do it maybe Sir Alex Ferguson and Rafa Benitez will become friends, too.”