Celebrity Feuds: Human Nature’s Addiction to Drama

The term catfight has rarely been used by tabloids in the past decade, but it used to be a term that ruled the headlines. Journalists would collect every crumb they could of potential girl vs girl happenings in Hollywood and make that their beat. But, doesn’t help that celebrity feuds feed human nature’s addiction to drama.

In this week’s episode, we’re looking back at some of the most talked-about music feuds of the early 2000s. From Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan fighting over Aaron Carter to Mariah Carey’s infamous “I don’t know her” quote about Jennifer Lopez, these so-called feuds were hard to ignore and helped line the pockets of every tabloid on the stands.

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Sources for Celebrity Feuds: Human Nature’s Addiction to Drama

Me-OW! It’s the End of the Catfight (New York Times, Kayleen Schaefer, 2019)

The Maddening Media Obsession With Female Feuds, Katy Perry Edition (The Atlantic, Spencer Kornhobler, 2017)

Where’s The Beef: Why We’re So Obsessed With Celebrity Feuds (The Spark Group)

Celebrity Feuds on Social Media: Delicious or Dangerous? (Vogue, Christian Allaire, 2019)

What I, Tonya Can Teach Us About Hollywood’s History With Female Feuds (Refinery29, Anne Cohen, 2018)

A Psychologist Explains Why You Need Celebrity Gossip in Your Life (attn, Lucy Tiven, 2016)

The Media’s Obsession With Celebrities: Fame’s Negative Side (Soapboxy, Polly C, 2020)

Victoria Justice Says Media Was ‘Fanning Those Flames’ Around Rumoured Ariana Grande Feud (Msn, Corey Atad, 2021)

Tommy and J.Lo sabotage Mariah’s “Glitter” (Mariah Carey Archives, 2002)

Mariah ‘Ripped Off’ Twice on Same Record (Fox News, 2002)

A Complete History Of Jennifer Lopez’s And Mariah Carey’s Feud

Real reason behind Mariah Carey’s feud with Jennifer Lopez as she gets claws out in tell-all new book

A Comprehensive Guide to the Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud From 2009 to the ‘You Need to Calm Down’ Happy Meal Reunion

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s Feud: A Timeline (Glamour, 2020) 

What Happened Between Taylor Swift And Katy Perry? Their Feud Turned Friendship Explained

Katy Perry Says She and Taylor Swift ‘Text a Lot’ Since Ending Six-Year Feud

Katy Perry explains why her feud with Taylor Swift lasted so long

Taylor Swift sent Katy Perry’s newborn daughter a hand-embroidered blanket that says ‘Baby Bloom’

Ashlee Simpson Confirms That ‘Boyfriend’ Was About Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama

Lindsay and Jessica at War?

Ashlee Simpson refused entry to Lindsay Lohan’s party

A Dramatic Timeline of Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan’s Iconic 2000s Feud

Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff: Looking back at iconic feud that got Hollywood, Barbie and Paris Hilton involved

Louis Tomlinson Revealed the Real Reason He’s Not Friends with Zayn Malik Anymore (Stylecaster, 2019)

A timeline of One Direction shading each other (Cosmopolitan, 2021)

Louis Tomlinson Can’t Forgive One Direction Bandmate Zayn Malik For Leaving The Group To Go Solo (Capital FM, 2019)

Ed Sheeran says he’s forgiven Niall Horan after Ellie Goulding cheating rumours (The Mirror, 2014)

Ed Sheeran VS Niall Horan: When THIS Diva Caused Feud Between The Two Singers – CELEBRITY RIVALS #6 (koimoi, 2020)

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