Let’s all just get along!! It’s a simple thing to say but actually being able to do it something that mankind has struggled with throughout its existence. It’s somewhat of a Utopian dream that will never likely never be realized. There isn’t a person on Earth that hasn’t disliked somebody else at one time or another. It’s just human nature. We probably all had a hate on for someone at school and we likely all know somebody in the workplace that we dislike. There are many reasons for this. Maybe you are envious of another or maybe they did you wrong? Perhaps you don’t like somebody’s attitude or you somehow feel inferior? Heck, you just might not like their face. It’s possible to dislike another person for no reason at all.
In almost any professional setting, people that don’t like each other must still work together. Those that don’t will soon find themselves out of a job. This is no different in Hollywood. Sure, some stars have a little more clout and can have another cast or crew member fired but, in most cases, they have to suck it up and carry on for the good of the project. Here are 15 TV co-stars who can’t stand each other. Most manage to act professionally but some let personal feelings get the better of them.
15 Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair (Anger Management)
In the wake of the infamous Charlie Sheen meltdown in which he popularized the terms “tiger blood” and “winning”, he tried to get back in the saddle with his hit show, Anger Management. Charlie’s co-star was the beautiful Selma Blair. Like any other attractive females, Charlie had the hots for her. However, the feeling was not mutual and Selma began to tire of Charlie’s antics. She would complain that the former Two and a Half Men star was always late on the set and for other show events. She also referred to him as a “menace”. Charlie quickly became annoyed and finally announced that he would no longer work with her. He allegedly delivered an ultimatum and Blair was quickly sent packing. Despite being initially well received, the show lasted just two seasons.
14 Audrina Patridge and Lauren Conrad (The Hills)
The Hills was semi-popular reality television series that ran for six seasons. The show followed the daily lives of a houseful of hot women who were trying to find success in Los Angeles. The main story line revolved around Lauren Conrad’s pursuit of a career in the fashion industry but viewers also got to witness a whole lot of cattiness. As one would expect, putting a bunch of driven women with big egos into this situation resulted in a few entertaining feuds. One such case of bitter animosity exploded between Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge. There were obvious on-screen tensions between the two and they actually got into a pretty good catfight over some makeup. While one of the show’s main themes was personal conflict, it doesn’t seem like these two needed any extra incentives to dislike each other.
13 Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano (Charmed)
The number of co-stars that Shannen Doherty has clashed with worthy of its own list but we will focus on one of her more infamous squabbles. Shannen was cast in the television show Charmed which had a decent 8-year run. The show was about three sisters that were powerful witches. In real life, co-stars Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty were among the 15 co-stars who can’t stand each other. They sparred on the set and they battled off the set. It is uncertain whether Shannen left the show after the third season because producers were fed up with her or whether she was fed up with all the drama. Either way, Shannen departed and the show ran for another 5 years. Oh, to be a fly on the wall during the first three seasons!
12 Lea Michele and Naya Rivera (Glee)
Up-and-comers Lea Michele and Naya Rivera were cast in the television musical-come-comedy-come-drama, Glee. The two never really hit it off right from the start and this led to both of them making the list of 15 TV co-stars that can’t stand each other. The show’s co-creator described the show as a “s**tstorm of difficulty”. He speculated that the two co-stars had troubles handling their sudden stardom. It may have started out as a simple and natural rivalry but it grew into something much bigger. Of course, both actresses downplay the intensity of the ongoing feud but neither denies that it existed nor do they indicate that the fences are mended. Even though there was so much animosity on the set, the creators were able to hold things together for six successful seasons.
11 Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy)
Grey’s Anatomy is certainly an immensely popular television show that has been running for 13 seasons. It is the second-longest running scripted primetime series on ABC. The show is about the goings on at Seattle Grace Hospital. There’s a ton of drama, love stories, tragedy, and all the other components that make for entertaining viewing. It got really entertaining on the set in 2006 when Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington came to blows. The much bigger Washington grabbed the slight Dempsey by the throat and the scuffle was on. Washington could have had some simmering resentment towards Dempsey as Patrick beat him out of the role of “Dr. McDreamy”. You may also recall that Washington’s public image took a bit of a beating when he used a homophobic slur to describe another co-star, T.R. Knight.
10 Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj (American Idol)
Who would have thought that putting two self-centered drama queens on the same stage would create friction? Well, perhaps that’s exactly what the producers of American Idol were looking for? Divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were judges on the popular television show but the bad blood was quick to boil over and the show became more about their antics than the talents of the contestants. The two would argue at the judge’s table while poor Keith Urban had to sit between the two. Minaj, who appeared as a guest on The View, stated that if she had a gun that she would shoot Mariah. There have also been several snippy comments posted on various social media sites that are less than flattering. Maybe the producers should consider having the two don some negligees and duke it out in a pillow fight. Now that would be entertaining!!
9 Selena Gomez and Most of Her Past Disney Co-Stars
OK, Selena Gomez is a pretty attractive and sweet looking young lady but looks can be quite deceiving. The former Disney star has feuded with pretty much everybody she’s ever crossed paths with. Let’s forget about her idiotic ongoing feuds with fellow Disney stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. Let’s also forget about her childish Twitter battle with Justin Bieber and we won’t talk about her beef with Bella Hadid. She fought with co-stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse when she was on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and she had a major falling out with her Wizards of Waverly Place co-star Jake T. Austin. It’s a good thing that the young starlet is a solo performer because she doesn’t seem to be able to play nice with too many people. That is unless it’s a co-stars ex-boyfriend.
8 Blake Lively and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl)
Both Leighton Meester and Blake Lively became very well known for their roles on the teen drama Gossip Girl. The show ran for 6 seasons between 2007 and 2012. There were indications of simmering tensions in the early years of the show but that can be expected. Unfortunately, things began to boil over between the two and it resulted in the two being on hostile terms by the time the series entered its final two seasons. The grind of being together for hours on end, day after day, finally took its toll. They apparently weren’t on speaking terms except for the occasional verbal darts that would be tossed at each other. At least they were professional enough to begrudgingly work together. Lively did not even offer congratulations to her ex-cast mate when Leighton got engaged. Meow!!
7 Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill)
It should be easy to muster up a bit of sympathy for the cast and crew of the television show One Tree Hill which aired for 8 seasons until it ran its course in 2012. Why feel sorry for them? Well, they had to put up with working alongside Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush who married and promptly divorced early in the television show’s run. Chad allegedly had a fling with Paris Hilton a couple months after he and Bush wed. Yeah, there’d be a few tensions on the set. Murray further complicated things by starting an intimate relationship with another female crew member. Chad Michael really knows how to add gas to the fire!! This would have made for some enjoyable reality television but it couldn’t have been all that pleasant for those involved.
6 Jason Alexander and Heidi Swedberg (Seinfeld)
There aren’t too many shows that will be as fondly remembered as Seinfeld. Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer kept the viewing audience in stitches for 9 seasons. Well, maybe that last episode might be an exception. Jason Alexander’s character, George, was a wildly neurotic and insecure individual who was almost cartoonish. He never had a steady relationship until he met Susan Ross who was portrayed by Heidi Swedberg. Unfortunately, Swedberg didn’t have the sharp comedic instincts of her fellow cast mates and could not form a good chemistry with any of them, especially Alexander who quietly complained to his co-stars. Alexander claims that it was nothing personal. The decision was made to kill Swedberg’s character off and it happened at the end of Season 7. Susan died as a result of licking wedding envelopes that contained toxic glue. Problem solved!!
5 Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
The television drama The Good Wife just completed its 7th and final season. The show received quite a few awards as did various cast members including Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi. These two actresses played major roles and were portrayed as being quite close but it seems that all was not well between the two in real life. In fact, it has been reported that the two never shared any screen time at all in 51 episodes. Even the final scene in which the two were seen having drinks together at a bar was done on a green screen and the two were never actually there together. If it looks, walks, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck. While neither has publicly acknowledged the feud, their responses to the allegations are less than believable. There have even been a few subtle digs made on their respective social media pages.
4 Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment (Hannah Montana)
Miley Cyrus was just a pre-teen when she got her big break as the lead character in Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. Her co-star was a young Emily Osment who had already had a fair amount of experience on television and in movies. The two were the best of friend’s on the show but that was far from the case in real life. The two would continuously bicker. In her book, Miles to Go, Miley claims that the two hated each other. Cyrus admitted that she had feelings of insecurity and felt like she was in competition with Osment because her co-star was already relatively established while Miley was still trying to make her mark. Cyrus and Osment appear to have put their differences behind them although you wouldn’t describe them as BFFs.
3 Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City)
While they give the illusion of putting up a united front, the female stars of Sex and the City have obviously had their problems with each other. No other falling out is more talked about than the one between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. It is said that money is the root of all evil and it appears to be at the root of this catty dispute. The already rocky relationship took a turn for the worse prior to the beginning of the final season when Cattrall discovered that Parker was getting paid more than she was. In fact, a considerable amount more. This not only caused problems on the set of the show, it also lead to significant delays in the filming of the two Sex and the City movies.
2 Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny (X-Files)
The X-Files was one of the most-watched shows on television from 1993 until 2002. It even spawned a couple of feature films and a recent series revival. The show revolved around special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigated cases involving the supernatural. Mulder believed in aliens and the paranormal while Scully took a more scientific and skeptical approach. The two didn’t exactly see eye to eye on the set either although when you work side by side with someone for 16 hours a day there are bound to be disagreements. Anderson didn’t like that she was paid considerably less that David Duchovny and their personalities often clashed. The show’s creator, Chris Carter actually suggested that the two seek counselling to fix their problems. The two have started to patch things up.
1 Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion (Castle)
The television show Castle premiered in 2009 and it quickly gained a large audience. Viewers tuned in to watch mystery writer Richard Castle and homicide detective Kate Beckett solve various complicated crimes. Of course, what’s a show without sexual tension and romance? Castle and Beckett go through the usual clichéd arc. At first, they clash, then they grow closer, and then they eventually fall in love. The two characters married in the seventh season which is usually the death knell for these types of shows. However, the actors apparently despised each other in real life. They rarely talked to each other outside of the set and when they did it would be to argue. Katic announced that she would be leaving the show which forced the creators to write a hasty and sloppy ending to the award-winning series.