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Ryan Murphy's newest anthology series hasn't even premiered yet, but it looks ripe to be another surefire hit. follows the story of one of Hollywood's most epic rivalries, that of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The show premieres in early March and is already creating a buzz to see these two Hollywood Golden Age stars clash in an ultimate battle of the icons.

Likely to join his other FX anthologies, is gearing up to be one of the best new shows of the year. With names like Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Stanley Tucci, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, it's hard to imagine it'll be anything short of another masterpiece; it's only a matter of time before the show receives a second season renewal. So, what other notorious celebrity feuds out there are worthy to battle it out on the small screen?

7. Debbie Harry & Patti Smith

Credit: Chrysalis Records / Arista Records
Credit: Chrysalis Records / Arista Records
  • Feud Status: Resolved

This one's a bit more one-sided than most of the others. It was well-known during the early years of punk rock at the legendary CBGB that female musicians would clash over who deserved more stage time. Patti Smith initially took quite the disliking to Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry and once told her that she couldn't sing — and that the punk scene at CBGB only had room for one woman on the roster. Let's just say it didn't sit too well with Patti when Blondie made the big time.

6. John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Credit: Capitol Records
Credit: Capitol Records
  • Feud Status: Permanently unresolved

Is anyone unaware that John and Paul really couldn't stand one another? They constantly fought over song choices and when Lennon left the band, it took McCartney by surprise. He later announced he, too, was leaving the band, ultimately breaking up what remained of The Beatles. Paul and John never really got the chance to resolve their issues before Lennon was killed in 1980. Even though Paul claims to have put the feud to rest in his mind, the ongoing jabs between himself and Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, somewhat seem to undermine that.

5. Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders

  • Feud Status: Resolved (Debatable)

Politics is a tough game. You need thick skin if you're going to survive. Over the course of the last presidential election, the primary democratic race saw the rise of millennial champion Bernie Sanders against women's rights icon and eventual nominee, Hillary Clinton. In short, during the primary campaign, things were said and insults were tossed around on both sides like teens chucking toilet paper on Halloween night.

Sanders did end up endorsing Clinton when she became the Democratic nominee for President, but I have a strong gut feeling there's definitely some hurt still residing within both their hearts.

4. Donald Trump & Rosie O'Donnell

Credit: 60 Minutes (CBS)/ The Fosters (Freeform)
Credit: 60 Minutes (CBS)/ The Fosters (Freeform)
  • Feud Status: Ongoing

This feud began years before Donald Trump slithered his way into the Oval Office. O'Donnell called him out, he slung countless insults, they kept going at one another, and it just went on and on and on. Even now, the fight between the two rages O'Donnell offering to play Chief Strategist Steve Bannon alongside Alec Baldwin on

Though it seemed at an end when Trump sent well wishes to O'Donnell after her heart attack, currently, no end in sight is seen for this epic rivalry reignited during the 2016 election.

3. Joan Rivers & Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show [Credit: NBC]
The Tonight Show [Credit: NBC]
  • Feud Status: Made peace

Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson were close as close could be during the years Joan performed and substitute hosted for Carson on . When Joan announced she was leaving show to pursue her own talk show on Fox, the first person she called to tell was Carson — but he hung up on her and never spoke to her again.

During the filming of her reality series with daughter Melissa, Joan stopped by Carson's memorial with the plan to do a little dance on his grave. Though when she arrived, she was overcome with grief and remorse for what could've been. She instead laid flowers beside the memorial and forgave him for turning his back on her.

2. Debbie Reynolds & Elizabeth Taylor

These Old Broads [Credit: Sony]
These Old Broads [Credit: Sony]
  • Feud Status: Resolved

This is one for the Hollywood history books. Icons of the cinema, Debbie Reynolds (Singing In The Rain, Tammy) and Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra, Giant) were considered thick as thieves at one point in time. But after Debbie's husband, Eddie Fisher, gallantly flew to grieving widow Taylor with more than open arms, their friendship was over. Debbie's daughter, , famously described the two in her HBO comedy special, Wishful Drinking, as the old Hollywood version of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.

The two reconciled many years later aboard a cruise ship by exchanging letters and later filming a movie together where they hilariously mocked their former rivalry.

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1. Marilyn Monroe & Laurence Olivier

  • Feud Status: Unresolved

During the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier developed quite the disdain for one another. Their constant bickering over Monroe's method acting, Olivier's harsh directing habits, and Marilyn's team causing constant havoc on the set made their time together nearly unbearable.

It was when Olivier came to Marilyn and asked her, "Can't you just be sexy? Isn't that what you do?" that any chance of the two of them having a healthy working relationship was out the window. Marilyn later confessed that she began to punish him by forgetting her lines and being hours late to the set. The two never resolved their issues and never worked or spoke to one another ever again.


Which epic celebrity feud would you like to see displayed on the small screen?


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