20 Celeb Frenemies Who Used To Be BFFs

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The only thing more intense than a Hollywood divorce is a bestie breakup. Maybe it’s the lack of money, kids, and property involved. They don’t hold back when they’ve got nothing lose. Whatever the reason, many stars aren’t afraid to burn a friendship bridge.

Losing friends is an unfortunate part of life for everyone. But for celebrity friendships, the feuding parties are losing some of the few people in their lives who genuinely understand the extremely strange and surreal experience that they share: being admired and judged worldwide by people who don’t even know them.

These days, it seems apropos that BFF is so close to “beef”. For some of the former celebrity BFFs on this list, their issues have been marinating for years. Sometimes they stew in silence until something triggers them to boil over. Other famous friends like to keep the drama fresh and public.

With the advent of social media, a great many of these bestie breakups played out on Twitter or Instagram, giving fans front row seats to every sling of mud or toss of shade.

Here are 20 Celeb Enemies Who Used To Be Best Friends.

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17 Stars You Had No Idea Were Blackmailed

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Renowned celebrity publicist Michael Levin has said that he doesn’t “know any celebrity in America that isn’t shaken down for money, blackmailed, extorted.” Blackmail can happen to anyone, but Hollywood stars and celebrities are especially ripe for the picking because their lucrative careers depend on the purity of their image. Plus all that money!

If a celebrity has a skeleton or two in their closet, they will sometimes acquiesce to outrageous demands to keep the door closed.

If it works in the extortionists’ favor, chances are the general public will never even hear about it. On the other hand, Richard Hilton imparted some excellent advice to his daughter, Paris, in regard to the practice: “As soon as you pay somebody, then you’re gonna be paying for the rest of your life. My dad always taught me. They’ll keep the tape anyway.”

Many of the stars on this list were hiding something truly shameful. It couldn’t have been easy for those who chose to come clean to the public rather than give in to the blackmailer’s demands. In some cases, the blackmailers wanted revenge. Most just wanted to get paid.

Here are 17 Stars Who Were Blackmailed.

Read the list at Screenrant!

18 Stars Who Are Banned From Other Countries

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It might seem like celebrities get special treatment wherever they go. But all the money and fame in the world means nothing when an entire country decides they aren’t welcome.

Stars like Richard Gere, Harrison Ford, Bjork, and Jon Bon Jovi are all too familiar with how easy it is to get banned from China. All you have to do is publicly support Tibetan independence or the Dalai Lama. Canada doesn’t take kindly to DUIs which means that a good chunk of Hollywood elite, including 50 Cent, Michelle Rodriguez, and even native son Keanu Reeves are technically forbidden from crossing into The Great White North.

The actors and musicians on this list all found themselves eighty-sixed from their destinations for a variety of reasons. Often, the ban is politically motivated, particularly in nations that are ruled by strict religious law. Sometimes, the star’s over-the-top behavior is to blame. Occasionally, the celebrity in question has been convicted of a crime that the country’s government can’t abide. As far as border control is concerned, a platinum record or hit movie does not trump a police record.

Whatever the reason, it has usually resulted in the star having to cancel public appearances and change their travel plans posthaste.

Here are 18 Stars Who Are Banned From Entering Other Countries.

Read the list at Screenrant!

15 Stars Who Had To Work For A-Listers Before They Made It Big

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We’ve all had that fantasy about telling our bosses to stuff it and quitting our day jobs to follow our dreams. But in Hollywood, sometimes your boss just happens to be a big star and working for them is an important step on the road to success. Maybe one day, you can cash in on the fact that you babysat one of the Jolie-Pitts or picked up Bradley Cooper’s dry cleaning.

Before they hit it big the stars on this list were workaday stiffs just like the rest of us. Okay, so some of these stars had connections and opportunities that weren’t open to the average Joe or Josephine. Maybe some of them didn’t even really need the work for, say, monetary purposes. The important thing is that these celebrities spent time working under someone else before they found success and became their own bosses.

Plus, the struggle is relative. Kim Kardashian’s early employment probably seemed really hard to her. Maybe Allison Williams is extra nice to her personal assistant because she’s been on the other side of things. Aspiring young actors take note: babysitting child stars and famous offspring is a perfectly legitimate jumping off point for a career in the entertainment industry.

Here are 15 Stars Who Had To Work For Other Stars Before They Made It.

Read the list at Screenrant!

Screenrant List: Actors Who Cheated w/ Their Co-Stars

bratt-pitt-angelina-jolie-mr-and-mrs-smith-house-explosionStars are just like us! They get coffee, take their kids to the park, and have sordid affairs with their co-workers. Only, when your office is Hollywood, the whole world becomes privy to your dirty deeds. There are many reasons why a star might choose to rehearse their love scenes after hours. Sometimes, their relationship was already as good as over. Often, it’s as simple as an inability to remain monogamous when their partner’s not around. Very occasionally, it’s a matter of finding a love they never thought possible. Or maybe they’re just so bored with the movie they’re making that they can’t help messing around with their hot co-star. Is it a coincidence that most of the films these thespian philanderers used as their own personal Ashley Madison were total flops? Is there something to the Seven Year Itch theory?

Whatever the reason, there is never a shortage of “close friends” willing to spill the juicy details to the press, which is why we can bring you 15 pairs of actors who couldn’t keep it in their pants on the job.

Read the list at Screenrant!