25+ Celebrities Who Have Feuded and Thrown Seriously Vicious Shade at Other Celebs

Being a celebrity has a lot of perks like fame, fortune, designer clothes, and attending events where red carpets are rolled out just for them. But the best perk of all is people caring about every petty squabble, mean tweet, and cheap comment celebrities make. Celebrities definitely have a flair for the dramatic and that often gets put on full display when they start or escalate a feud.

Celebrity feuds are an American pastime and just as entertaining as a football game. Fans get to pick a side and then cheer for their preferred personality. Things can get ugly, and unlike a ball game, fouls aren’t easily called. Let’s take a look at some of the weirdest (and more importantly: the most viciously amusing) celebrity shade. Here are 25 celebs who’ve gotten confrontational and even a bit nasty with other celebs.

Martha Stewart & Gwyneth Paltrow

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The lifestyle moguls started beefing in 2014 after Martha Stewart slammed Gwyneth Paltrow for starting Goop. Martha told Porter Magazine, “She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.”

The drama didn’t end there. After Gwyneth announced her split with Chris Marten, she didn’t use the word divorce, instead, she called it a “conscious uncoupling.”

Martha wasn’t too impressed and trolled Gwyneth by naming a pie recipe “conscious coupling” and publishing it in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Gwyneth decided to hit back with a recipe of her own. She shared the recipe for a “jailbird cake,” a reference to Martha’s time spent in prison.

Cardi B & Nicki Minaj

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Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj got into a big fight (literally) at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS by Carine Roitfeld party in New York City on September 7, 2018. After the police ended the brawl, Cardi shared a statement, “When you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f–kin off!!”

Nicki denied everything in an interview on her Queen Radio show, saying, “I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting. It’s so crazy to me that people always need to make [me] the bad guy. When you have to say that I said or did something that I never said or did … I am not a clown. That’s clown s—t.”

Then, Nicki escalated the situation further by accusing Cardi of calling black people “roaches.” She said, “You calling black women roaches, you getting girls beat up because of what your man doing,” she said. “Real b—ches never do that. You never attack the woman. You take that up with your f— man.”

Nicole Richie & Paris Hilton

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Childhood friends Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton became reality TV stars together after they filmed The Simple Life in 2003. But, just two years later, at the peak of their fame, the friends turned to enemies.

“It’s no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends,” Paris said in a press statement in April 2005. “Nicole knows what she did and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.”

Apparently, Nicole was jealous of the attention Hilton was getting. Hilton was being invited to parties and events, including a taping of “Saturday Night Live.” Nicole threw a party to ‘celebrate’ Paris’s SNL appearance. The party ended with a screening of Paris’s sex tape.

Things got dicey, but the two eventually did get over it.

“The short answer is I haven’t spoken to her in a while,” Nicole said on an episode Watch What Happens Live. “But we are very good friends and I love her and love her family and have a lot of respect for her.”

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50 Cent & JaRule

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Rappers 50 Cent and Ja Rule have been fighting with one another since 1999. Their latest spat happened in October 2018 when 50 Cent said he bought 200 tickets to Ja Rule’s concert to keep the seats empty. Ja Rule retaliated with some non-flattering, photoshopped images of 50 Cent he posted on social media. 

Lauren Conrad & Heidi Montag

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The year was 2007 and MTV’s The Hills documented a lot of this fight. Lauren Conrad cut ties with Heidi Montag after season two of the reality series when Heidi’s husband, Spencer Pratt, spread a rumor that Lauren made an adult tape with ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.

Lauren denied the rumors and did her best to stay away from the couple until she finally left The Hills in 2009. Since then, Heidi and Spencer have apologized. But, they still maintain that the sex tape is real!

In an interview with Complex, Spencer said, “Lauren is a cold-hearted killer. That’s what people don’t get. She will cut you in your sleep. She tried to destroy us. If you want to throw missiles, I’m throwing a nuke. This is how I operate.”

Anjelica Huston & Jacki Weaver

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Actors Anjelica Huston and Jacki Weaver got into a fight via the press in 2019. Anjelica was asked her opinion about Jacki’s film Poms and she had a strong one! “I’m looking for movies that impress me in some way, that aren’t apologetically humble or humiliating like, ‘Band of cheerleaders gets back together for one last hurrah,’ you know,” she said. “An old-lady cheerleader movie. I don’t like that kind of thing.” 

Jacki clapped back by telling Vanity Fair, “I just laughed. And then I said, ‘Well, she can go f— herself,'” she said, adding, “I thought, ‘That’s a bit mean and petty.’ … I would say she must be going through menopause, but she must have had that ages ago.”

Lindsay Lohan & Hilary Duff

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In 2003, actors Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff were fighting over a boy, Aaron Carter. Aaron was dating Hilary after they appeared on her show, Lizzie Maguire together in 2001. Aaron ended up leaving Hillary for Lindsey out of boredom.

Aaron didn’t last with Lindsey long and went back to Hilary. Lindsey was not having it! She accused Hilary of stealing her man.

Hilary told Allure, “I’ve never stolen anyone’s boyfriend! I don’t know how you do that!”

“She was talking about it and I wasn’t. It made us both look bad and put up a big weirdness.”

Elton John & Madonna

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Superstar musicians Elton John and Madonna have had a contentious relationship over the years. The pot seemed to boil over in 2012 at the Golden Globe Awards when Elton did an interview with Carson Daly. Elton was asked who had the best chance of winning the category of “best original song.” When Madonna’s name came up, he said she didn’t have a “f—ing chance of winning.”

Madonna responded by saying, “Those are fighting words.”

Then, Madonna won the award.

Shonda Rhimes & Katherine Heigl

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Powerhouse TV creator Shonda Rhimes and actor Katherine Heigl got into it after Katherine turned down an Emmy nomination for her role as Izzie Stevens on Shonda’s show, Grey’s Anatomy.

“I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention,” Katherine said in a statement in 2008.

Shonda fired Katherine from the show in 2010 after six seasons.  Shonda later opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the Emmy nomination snub, saying that she wasn’t surprised by her actions. “On some level, it stung and on some level I was not surprised,” Shonda said. “When people show you who they are, believe them.”

Joan Rivers & Johnny Carson

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Funny television personalities Johnny Carson and Joan Rivers had a falling out in 1983. Joan became a permanent guest host of the Tonight Show and worked closely with Johnny for years until Fox offered her own show. Johnny was furious that Joan never contacted him for his advice or blessing. Joan denied Johnny’s claims.

“The first person I called was Johnny and he hung up on me — and never, ever spoke to me again. And then denied that I called him. I couldn’t figure it out. I would see him in a restaurant and go over and say hello. He wouldn’t talk to me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Naomi Campbell & Tyra Banks

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Those supermodel beefs from the nineties were fun! Let’s revisit the Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks affair. Tyra said that her and Naomi were pitted against one another when she first started modeling.

“The industry was saying, ‘Look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell sit your butt down, this younger one is coming to take your place,'” E! News reported.

Tyra went on to explain that Naomi had her fired from jobs, said hurtful things behind the scenes, and was just an all-around bully. Years later, Tyra had Naomi on her show and Naomi “couldn’t remember” doing any of those things.

Julia Roberts & Nick Nolte

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in 1994, actors Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte had a meltdown onset of the film, I Love Trouble. The two grew so frustrated with each other that they refused to film together and instead, filmed scenes with stand-ins.

The Los Angeles Times reported at the time, “Roberts reportedly wasn’t thrilled with Nolte’s machismo, so she would deride and insult her co-star. Some on the set claim that he became so annoyed with her attitude that he would do things to agitate her even more. The discord was so intense, the sources say, the two played more to stand-ins than to each other.”

After the film wrapped, Julia said, “From the moment I met him we sort of gave each other a hard time, and naturally we get on each other’s nerves. He can be completely charming and very nice, he’s also completely disgusting. He’s going to hate me for saying this, but he seems to go out of his way to repel people. He’s a kick.”

Nick responded by saying, “It’s not nice to call someone ‘disgusting.’ But she’s not a nice person. Everyone knows that.”

Will Smith & Janet Hubert-Whitten

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Apparently there was some serious drama on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Actors Will Smith and Janet Hubert-Whitten had a falling out so bad that Janet was replaced on the sitcom by Daphne Maxwell Reid in the role of Vivian Banks.

Janet was asked years later if she’d consider doing a reunion with the cast of the show and she responded, “I will never do anything with an a— hole like Will Smith.”

In 2017, Janet was shown a picture of the cast reunion and commented about the photo on Facebook, “I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level.”

Kim Cattrall & Sarah Jessica Parker

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Actors from Sex and the City Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker really do not get along. There have been so many rumors over the years about these two and the degree of their distaste gotten even more bitter in 2018. Kim was grieving the loss of her brother and took to Twitter to thank fans and former castmates of the show.

Sarah sent her condolences to Kim, but Kim didn’t want any it. She shared a message on Instagram that read, “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker.”

“My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ ” she wrote in the post’s lengthy caption. “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now.”

Kim added she wanted to be “VERY clear” that she wants nothing to do with SJP.

Kim Kardashian & Lindsay Lohan

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In January of 2018, TV personalities Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan (hello again, Lindsay!) got into a teeny tiny little fight online. Kim posted an image of herself with a new hairstyle that included some controversial braids. Lindsay commented on the post, “I am confused.”

Kim was also suffering from some confusion, she fired back, “You know what’s confusing… your sudden foreign accent.”

Don’t come for Kim on Insta.

Bette Midler & Kim Kardashian

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In March of 2016, Kim Kardashian (oh hey, Kim!) posted a nude selfie to Twitter and Instagram. The comments on the photo, of course, were divisive (divisiveness is the Kardashian secret sauce). Star, Bette Midler was not having it and went after the reality star on Twitter.

“Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera,” Bette wrote.

Kim responded on Twitter, “hey @BetteMidler I know it’s past your bedtime but if you’re still up and reading this send nudes #justkidding.”

Don’t come for Kim on Twitter and pray don’t ever catch Bette’s attention.

Chloë Sevigny & Jennifer Lawrence

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This instance should really only include actor Chloë Sevigny, who went out of her way to shade Jennifer Lawrence!  In talking about some of her fellow actresses to V Magazine, Chloë said, “Jennifer Lawrence, I find annoying. Too crass.”

Chloë just came out and said that! Wow!

Lady Gaga & Kelly Osbourne

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Back in 2013, celebs Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne got into it or rather, got deeper into it. It all started when Kelly criticized Gaga for not walking the red carpet at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Gaga’s fans did not like it!

Kelly later said she was trolled and even received death threats from Gaga’s loyal fans.

In 2013, Gaga tried to bury the hatchet by reconciling with Kelly through Kelly’s mother, Sharon Osbourne. In short, Gaga gave Sharon a birthday cake for Kelly on TV (it’s as ridiculous as you might think).

Kelly responded by writing, “Not to be ungrateful but why would you send me a birthday cake via my MOTHER in a country half the (world) away? … #EatMyS***.”

Andy Cohen & Jillian Michaels

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The host of Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen shared in 2013 that his least favorite guest on the show was Jillian Michaels, host of The Biggest Loser. Any explained, “She freaked out after the show and was so mean to my staff.”

It took an entire five years for Jillian to respond and claimed that Andy “hates women” and she also trashed his Real Housewives franchise.

Andy fired back, “This is the woman who screamed at people for a living on The Biggest Loser. She should stay in her own lane.”

Whoopi Goldberg & Roseanne Barr

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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg responded to has-been Roseanne Barr after Roseanne posted a doctored photo of Whoopi at the Women’s March. The fake photo showed Whoopi wearing a t-shirt that had a vulgar image of the President superimposed on it.

Whoopi explained that the shirt she had actually been wearing said, “And you thought I was a nasty woman before? Buckle up, buttercup.” 

Whoopi hit Roseanne again after she posted a racist tweet, “Roseanne. Just because you were caught with your pants down, don’t try to drag other people down with you,” Whoopi said. “You understand? Don’t do that … The bottom line is simply this: I didn’t fake my shirt, someone else faked my shirt. But that’s your tweet. That tweet came from you. So that’s yours. You did this to yourself.”

The Rock & Vin Diesel

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In August 2016, The Rock AKA Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram and posted a now-deleted rant about one of his costars from the Fast and Furious franchise. He said that he had “zero-tolerance for candy-a—s.” So who was the candy-a—? None other than actor, Vin Diesel.

The post was deleted and the matter seemed to be resolved, but Vin Diesel still had something to say about the rumor. He told the Today show “I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way. I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don’t think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”

Yay! Problem solved.

Jane Fonda & Megyn Kelly

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In September of 2017, Jane Fonda was asked by Megyn Kelly about her history of plastic surgery on live television. Visibly shaken Jane replied, “We really want to talk about that now?”

A few months later, Jane and Lily Tomlin were promoting their show, Grace & Frankie on the Today show. Lily made a joke that Jane and herself had been friends since their “first face-lift.”

 “We don’t need to hear that. Who are you, Megyn Kelly?” Jane responded.

Megyn responded by calling the actor “Hanoi Jane.”

Megyn’s daytime talk show has since been canceled.

Giuliana Rancic & Zendaya

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As part of the coverage of the 2015 Oscars, E! News enlisted the help of Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic to cover the red carpet. Actor Zendaya wore locs to the event and Giuliana criticized the 18-year-old actor’s hair saying her dreadlocks must have smelled like, “patchouli oil and weed.”

Zendaya responded on Instagram in a thoughtful post that said in part, “There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect.”

Giuliana eventually apologized for the comments on air. Both Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin quit the show in protest.

Taylor Swift & Katy Perry

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Pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were rumored to be feuding in 2012 about John Mayer. It turned out the issue wasn’t over a boy, it was about business.

“[Katy] basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational — you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now, I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.” Taylor told Rolling Stone.

Taylor went on to release a diss track, “Bad Blood.”

Then, Katy responded by telling Entertainment Weekly that when “women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place.”

Then Katy released “Swish Swish” which many considered a diss track for Taylor.

Kanye West & JAY-Z

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Up until 2016, Kanye West and Jay-Z had been friends and collaborators. But something changed, and while in concert in Sacramento, Kanye went on an infamous rant about Jay-Z saying, “Jay Z, call me, bruh. You still ain’t calling me. Jay Z, call me… Jay Z. Hey, don’t send killers at my head, bro. This ain’t the Malcolm X movie. We growing from that moment. Let ‘Ye be ‘Ye.”

Kanye went on to criticize Jay-Z for not calling after Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris and not setting up playdates for their kids… It was weird.

Jay-Z hit back on his “4:44” album. In the song “Kill Jay-Z,” he raps: “You ain’t a saint / This ain’t KumbaYe / But you got hurt because you did cool by Ye / You gave him $20 without blinking / He gave you 20 minutes on stage / [What] was he thinkin’?”

In an interview with Rap Radar Jay-Z addressed the feud saying, “What really hurt me was you can’t bring my kid or my wife into it. You brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. And he knows it’s a problem.”

That was a whole lot of celebrity beef! We could never choose a favorite celeb feud because each one is uniquely annoying and stupid in its own special way. Feuds are fun because they generally don’t result in any real harm. If you liked these feuds, you can keep scrolling through some infamous celebrity mugshots that are also keeping things 100 in terms of celebrity relatability… Enjoy these celebrity mugshots!

Bill Gates

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Albuquerque Police Department

Billionaire and speed-demon, Bill Gates was arrested in December 1977 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The exact circumstances of this arrest are not known, but it is said to be for a traffic violation. He had been arrested earlier in 1975 for speeding and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Shailene Woodley

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Morton County Sheriff’s Department

Actress Shailene Woodley, star of Big Little Lies and the Divergent films, was arrested on October 10, 2016. At the time, she was protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. She was charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot. She eventually entered a plea and served no jail time.

John Mayer

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City of Atlanta Department of Corrections 

Welcome to the real world! Singer, John Mayer looks about as clueless in his mugshot as you’d expect after being arrested for driving without a license in Atlanta. We guess he found out there’s such a thing as the real world. It wasn’t a lie he could rise above.

Khloé Kardashian

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian turned herself over to the police in 2018 after violating her probation. This mugshot is one of our favorites because you can tell that Kardashian knew it was coming. She was prepared! Her makeup is flawless and we’d guess she got her hair done beforehand as well. She was released just three hours after due to overcrowding. We really can’t keep up with this Kardashian.

Chace Crawford

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Plano Police Department

Gossip Girl actor, Chace Crawford gave us something to gossip about after he was arrested in Plano, Texas in 2010. As part of a routine traffic stop, an officer allegedly found pot on the actor and arrested him for possession. He looks like someone who worked at that Abercrombie & Fitch you went to in middle school.

Nick Nolte

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

As we said, this mugshot of Nick Nolte is pretty infamous. From the disheveled Hawaiin shirt to his gravity-defying hair, this mugshot has it all. Nolte was arrested for DUI and later blamed the incident on the drug GHB. He described it in detail in his memoir writing, “It went viral — my hair wild, my expression unsettling, looking like an asylum inmate out for a lark. In 1992, People magazine had named me the Sexiest Man Alive, and now, 10 years later, I looked to all the world like a madman.”

Justin Bieber

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Miami-Dade Police Department

Musician Justin Bieber is known for hits like “Sorry” and “Baby,” but he’s also known as a bit of a wild child. Before settling down with now-wife Hailey Baldwin, Bieber lived his late teens and early twenties in a sometimes-reckless manner. In 2014, he was arrested in Miami and charged with misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence after police encountered him driving under the influence of mary jane and prescription pills.

Jeremy Meeks, aka “The Hot Felon”

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City of Stockton Police Department

Jeremy Meeks is the only person on this list who became famous because of his mugshot. Meeks, a former member of the Crips, was arrested in 2014 in Stockton, California during a gang sweep. His mugshot went viral while he was in prison, solely because, at least according to the internet, Meeks is hot. Like really, really hot. So hot he earned the nickname “The Hot Felon.” Since his release from prison, Meeks has landed work as a model. See what thirst can do? Most fortuitous mugshot of all time!

Amber Portwood

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was arrested on domestic battery charges in 2019. It’s been a wild ride for the young mom who has struggled with mental health issues. This culminated with Portwood threatening her boyfriend Andrew Glenwood with a machete.

Flava Flav

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Hip hop artist and reality TV star Flava Flav was arrested near Las Vegas in 2015 for a myriad of reasons. Charges included: driving under the influence, possession of mary jane, having an open container of alcohol, speeding, having an invalid registration and driving with a suspended license.

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Michelle Rodriguez

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Los Angeles Century Regional Detention Facility

In December 2007, actress Michelle Rodriguez, best known for her roles on Lost, the Fast and Furious movies, and Girlfight, was booked into a Los Angeles County jail. She had failed to complete community service and alcohol monitoring during probation stemming from an earlier drunk driving arrest. She served six months in jail.


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Seaside Heights Police Department

At the peak of her Jersey Shore fame in 2010, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was arrested in Seaside Heights, New Jersey and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports at the time, Snooki got very, very, very drunk and rowdy on a Friday night and was seen looking disheveled, falling all over herself, and basically and looking and acting “too drunk.”

Luann de Lesseps

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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps was arrested on Christmas Eve 2017 for kicking a police officer, public intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person in Palm Beach, Florida. She allegedly yelled at people around her, “I’m going to kill you all,” before her arrest. The holidays are tough, okay?

Heather Locklear

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department

Melrose Place star Heather Locklear was arrested in 2008 in Montecito, California after she was spotted driving erratically in a parking lot. Police ruled out alcohol as a factor, but they determined that the actress was under the influence of prescription pills at the time. It would not be the last time Locklear was arrested. She was arrested again in 2018 for battery against emergency personnel.

David Bowie

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Rochester Police Department

The late, great David Bowie was arrested in 1976 on pot possession charges. The legendary rocker was arrested in the early hours of the morning on March 21, 1976, following a concert in Rochester, NY. Police apparently confiscated half a pound of pot from Bowie and others with him at the time, including fellow musician Iggy Pop. Bowie was released on bond and eventually pled not guilty before a grand jury decided not to pursue charges further.

Aaron Carter

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Habersham County Sheriff’s Office

Child rapper Aaron Carter was arrested in Georgia in 2017 for suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of pot. Aaron Carter is Nick Carter’s little brother, but maybe Aaron is the most real “bad boy” of them all. That hair. Just, wow.

Paris Hilton

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Las Vegas Police Department

Heiress Paris Hilton is certainly no stranger to arrests or mugshots. At least three of her mugshots are in wide circulation on the internet. This one, taken in 2010, followed the reality star’s arrest for coke possession in Las Vegas. Hey, at least, according to her expression, she found the whole thing at least a little amusing…

Frank Sinatra

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Bergen County Sheriff’s Office

Frank Sinatra, one of the most beloved singers history has ever seen, was arrested at the young age of 23 in Bergen County, New Jersey. The young crooner was arrested on charges of seduction and adultery in 1938. Essentially what happened is that he was arrested for sleeping with a woman (the “seduction” charge — yes, that really used to be a thing!), and the charge was later revised to “adultery” when authorities learned the woman in question was married. Charges were eventually dismissed.

Shia LaBeouf

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Chicago Police Department

Child actor turned grownup actor Shia LaBeouf has had many run-ins with the law over the years. He was arrested in 2017 on charges of obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness in Savannah, Georgia. He was arrested in 2014 for disrupting a play in New York. The above mugshot was taken after his arrest in 2007 for misdemeanor trespassing in Chicago. The story goes that he drunkenly kept visiting the same Walgreens store and refused to leave when asked.

Jane Fonda

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AP Images

It wouldn’t be a list of celebrity mugshots without Jane Fonda! The iconic actress and activist is still to this very day making headlines for being arrested while protesting. Her most iconic mugshot, above, was taken in 1970. Fonda had been making very powerful enemies by loudly protesting the Vietnam War, and she was arrested in Cleveland for — wait for it! — having vitamins in her luggage.

Nina Dobrev and the Cast of The Vampire Diaries

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

In 2009, Nina Dobrev and her Vampire Diaries castmates were all arrested in Smarr, Georgia. In addition to Dobrev, Sara CanningCandice Accola, Kayla Ewell, photographer Tyler Shields, and actress Krystal Vayda (who was not on Vampire Diaries) were arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The group was allegedly distracting drivers by dangling off a bridge, flashing cars, and otherwise being “disorderly” in public during a photoshoot.


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Macomb County Sheriff’s Department

Rapper Eminem is no stranger to trouble, and at the height of his fame in 2000, he was arrested not once, but twice. The above mugshot was taken after Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers was arrested following a bar fight in Warren, Michigan.

Jay Z

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New York Police Department

Rapper, mogul husband of Beyoncé, and… criminal? Jay Z was arrested in 1999 just as he was becoming the most famous rapper on the planet. Jay reportedly stabbed record producer Lance “Un” Rivera at a club in New York City. Jay was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, but he eventually pled guilty to misdemeanor assault and served three years’ probation.


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Los Angeles County Police Department

Fun fact: A 13- or 14-year-old Cher was arrested in 1959 in Los Angeles, California. The charge? The teenager apparently “borrowed” a friend’s car and was driving around the city in it without a license. Teenage shenanigans! Cher apparently has little recollection of the event, but her mom shared the story for a Lifetime special in 2013.

Hugh Grant

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Los Angeles Police Department

British actor Hugh Grant was arrested in Los Angeles way back in 1995. He was arrested for solicitation and none of the 90’s romcom experience prepared him for time behind bars. Why does this mugshot always make us laugh? It looks like he’s about to run away, so there’s that.

Lindsay Lohan

Say Cheese! 30 Celebrity Mugshots That Show the Darker Side of Hollywood
Various Los Angeles Area Jails

You didn’t think you’d read a list of celebrity mugshots and not see Lindsay Lohan‘s face, right? The child actor has certainly had her fair share of run-ins with the police over the years. Her mugshots have become something of a meme, in fact. Lohan’s troubles really began in 2007, when she was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and coke possession after she crashed her car in Los Angeles. Since then, Lohan has been repeatedly arrested on charges of DUI, drug possession, and not following through on the terms of her various probations.

Al Pacino

Say Cheese! 30 Celebrity Mugshots That Show the Darker Side of Hollywood
Providence County Sherrif’s Department

In 1961, legendary actor Al Pacino was arrested in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for carrying a concealed weapon. Pacino and two friends were allegedly driving around the same block repeatedly while wearing black masks before being pulled over by police, who found a loaded .38 caliber in the trunk. Pacino spent three days in jail, but charges were later dropped.

June Shannon

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Henry County Sherriff’s Office

Mama June, aka June Shannon, has had a few run-ins with the law. This particular mugshot is from 2008 after June was arrested for theft of child support payments and contempt of court. The expression the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star is making says it all.

Joshua Jackson

Say Cheese! 30 Celebrity Mugshots That Show the Darker Side of Hollywood
Wake County Sheriff’s Department

Joshua Jackson, who is best known for playing Pacey Witter on Dawson’s Creek, was arrested in 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The charge? Jackson, apparently under the influence of alcohol, assaulted a security guard at a hockey game.

Macaulay Culkin

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Oklahoma City Sheriff’s Office

Child actor Macaulay Culkin grew up fast! In 2004, Culkin was arrested for possession of mary jane and two controlled substances without a prescription. The Home Alone actor plead guilty and was given three one-year suspended prison terms and ordered to pay a $540 fine. Did he tell the judge to ‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal!”?

Keanu Reeves

Say Cheese! 30 Celebrity Mugshots That Show the Darker Side of Hollywood
Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department

Actor Keanu Reeves was arrested in Los Angeles in 1993, shortly after his rise to fame, for drunk driving. Police apparently pulled him over after they spotted him driving erratically. He admitted to being under the influence in order to avoid charges. But hey, of all the people on this list, at least Reeves can say he looks the best in his mugshot.

Bug Hall

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Weatherford Police Department

Former The Little Rascals film star Bug Hall was arrested in Texas. He was charged with misdemeanor possession for use to inhale or ingest a volatile chemical after he was found with numerous air duster cans in a Texas hotel room. 

Nicole Richie

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Glendale Police Department

Fashion designer Nicole Richie looks like she’s trying not to laugh in this mugshot. She was arrested in 2006 after her car was spotted driving the wrong direction on the highway in Burbank, California. Richie admitted to using pot and Vicodin before getting behind the wheel. Not living The Simple Life after all.

Robert Downey, Jr.

Say Cheese! 30 Celebrity Mugshots That Show the Darker Side of Hollywood
California Department of Corrections

Actor Robert Downey, Jr. went through a well-documented battle with addiction, which led to him being arrested multiple times in the late 90s and early 2000s. The above mugshot was taken in 2001 after he was arrested in Culver City, California for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Armie Hammer

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Hudspeth County Sheriff

Before he was eating peaches with Timothée Chalamet or letting his children suck on his toes, Actor, Armie Hammer spent some time in jail in Texas. The actor, who was driving a u-haul truck, was pulled over by the Hudspeth County Sheriff and pot was discovered. He made bail, but prosecutors eventually dropped the charges.

Blac Chyna

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Austin Police Department

Model and Rob Kardashian‘s ex, Blac Chyna, was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas in 2016. After getting kicked off of her flight to London for disorderly conduct, she was taken into custody by police in Texas and later found with ecstasy. We hate flying too.

Nick Carter

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Another one of the Carter boys made the list! Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was arrested in Key West, Florida in 2016 after he got into a barfight at the Hog’s Breath Saloon. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office showed him the meaning of being lonely, behind bars.

Vanilla Ice

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Lantana Police Department

Kind-of-rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested in Florida in 2015 for allegedly burglarizing the house next door to his. He was filming a reality TV show, Vanilla Ice Project, about renovating the home. That’s insane. Want to know something even crazier? Vanilla Ice’s real name is Robert Van Winkle. We call him Rob’ Van Winkle for short.

Reese Witherspoon

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
City of Atlanta Department of Corrections 

America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, was arrested in Atlanta in 2013 for disorderly conduct after she refused to leave the car she was in. Her husband, Jim Toth, was busy getting a field sobriety test at the time and was booked for DUI. We wonder if she used some of her law skills from Legally Blonde to get out of this one. We should take this mugshot as a warning because if it can happen to Reese Witherspoon, it can happen to anyone!

R. Kelly

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Chicago Police Department

R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on February 22nd, 2019. Kelly turned himself in and was arrested after being charged with 10 alleged counts of class two felony criminal sexual abuse ranging from 1998 to 2010. He was later found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking.

Jussie Smollett

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Chicago Police Department

Jussie Smollett was sentenced after he was found guilty of filing a false police report, claiming that he was a victim of a hate crime in January 2019. Smollett claimed he was attacked by homophobic racists, but the jury agreed with the prosecution that the actor paid two brothers he used to work with and created the hoax. He was sentenced to a 150-day sentence but was released after being in jail for seven days.

Ezra Miller

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Hawaii Police Department (left is most recent/right is from March)

Ezra Miller was arrested on the island of Hawaii in April 2022, the second time in as many months that the actor who plays the Flash in the DC Extended Universe has been taken into custody. The Hawaii Police Department said in a statement that Miller was arrested for second-degree assault on the lower Puna district of the Big Island. The actor had allegedly thrown a chair, striking a 26-year-old woman on the forehead, leaving her with a half-inch cut, police said.

He was released on bond but Hawaii police are still investigating the incident.

Marilyn Manson

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Oakland County Sheriff’s Department

Shock rocker, Marilyn Manson was arrested after grinding on a security guard at a concert in Detroit in 2001. Without his makeup, he looks like a lost dog. Since then, Manson has faced credible accusations of abuse. Several civil lawsuits have been filed against the musician.

Tiffany Haddish

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Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tiffany Haddish was arrested and charged with a DUI in January 2022 in Georgia. Her mugshot garnered a lot of attention due to her cheeky grin and expression. Police believed Haddish had smoked marijuana before getting behind the wheel. Just a couple of hours later, Haddish posted the $1,666 bond to get out of police custody. She remains free today after this momentary blip.

Bruno Mars

Say Cheese! 20 Celebrity Mugshots You Need to See to Believe
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

“Uptown Funk” singer Bruno Mars allegedly had the funk up his nose. Mars was arrested in 2010 and charged with possession of 2.6 grams of blow. Perhaps that explains why he’s so cheesy in this mugshot.

We hope you enjoyed these mugshots as much as we have. If you are ever having a bad day or feeling down or just need a little pick-me-up, return to this list, dear reader. Seeing rich, beautiful, famous people at their worst is a tonic like no other. A celebrity mugshot will never fail you.

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