Celebrity Feuds May 2017

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Celebrity Feuds May 2017

By Shari Weiss |

Celebrity Feuds May 2017

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May 2017 brought some juicy and serious celebrity feuds to the forefront of pop culture. Interestingly, though, these weren’t new battles for the most part, but reheated wars between some pretty big stars. And Donald Trump figured into two of them. Check out our monthly feud recap below!

1. Stephen Colbert vs. Donald Trump: The “Late Show” host has used the monologues on his weekday program to go after the president night after night. But in the end of April and the beginning of May, Colbert came under fire for a rant against Trump, in which he cracked, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster.” The TV personality was accused of being homophobic and generally inappropriate given that he was talking about the president of the United States. Critics used the “#FireColbert” hashtag in hopes of getting Colbert canned from CBS. He wasn’t fired, but he did apologize for the “crude” choice of words. Trump himself responded more than a week later, slamming the former “Colbert Report” host as “filthy” and a “no-talent guy.”

2. Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift: The two superstars have been pitted against each other for years, with the gossip media assuming Swift’s “Bad Blood” was targeted at her supposed pop rival. This month, Perry denied her new album was against “any one person,” but the single “Swish Swish” was quickly deemed a diss track against Swift. Perry told Jimmy Fallon the song is about “bullies,” but openly addressed her issues with Swift during “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden. “Honestly, she started it and it’s time for her to finish it,” Perry said. But so far, Swift hasn’t taken the bait.

3. Noel Gallagher vs. Harry Styles: The Oasis icon has spent years ripping Styles and One Direction, blaming the group for the “banal pop music” in the industry today. But after laying off his fellow Brit for a while, Gallagher slammed Styles in a radio interview this week, accusing him of putting out “sh*t” music that he didn’t write himself. “I can assure you, he doesn’t got an acoustic guitar out trying to write a middle-eight,” Gallagher insisted, further dissing “Sign Of The Times” by saying, “My cat could’ve written it in about 10 minutes.” Like Swift, Styles has not responded to the attack.

4. Chris Brown vs. Karrueche Tran: The former couple’s legal battle continued as Tran sought to make her temporary restraining order against Brown permanent. But when the hearing was continued, the singer’s camp tried spinning it at as a loss for the actress-model, making it seem like her request was denied. In actuality, Brown’s team failed to get the petition against him dismissed. While Tran was criticized for giving seven days’ notice that she would be unable to attend the hearing in person instead of 12, the judge slammed Brown for skipping court when Ryan LaCour, Tran’s best friend, was there and “ready” to move forward with his own restraining order request. Now this feud is set to carry over into June, as Brown and Tran have been ordered to face-off at a new hearing.

5. Kathy Griffin vs. Donald Trump: Similar to Colbert, the comedienne hasn’t been shy about criticizing the president. But virtually everyone agreed a line was crossed this week when Griffin posed with Trump’s bloody head, as if she decapitated him. She was ripped on social media for the gruesome imagery of the commander-in-chief, leading Griffin to post an apology video acknowledging she went “too far.” Trump fired back on Wednesday morning, the last day of the month, tweeting, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” Hours later, CNN announced it had terminated its New Year’s Eve contract with Anderson Cooper’s longtime on-air partner.

Will these star fights continue on in June? Quite possibly, so stay tuned for the next edition of celebrity feuds!

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