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There's Trouble in Hollywood: Celebs With Ongoing Beef

Celebs

| LAST UPDATE 03/06/2022

By Molly Houghton

From Red Carpet events to Twitter fights, many of Hollywood's top celebrities certainly know how to bring the drama. Here are some of the biggest rivalries between stars who really didn't like each other.

Lauren Conrad vs. Heidi Montag

Fans of The Hills witnessed the demise of Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag's friendship as the reality show progressed. The main instigator of the rivalry was arguably Spencer Pratt. In one episode, Pratt said to his girlfriend, "Lauren is a cold-hearted killer. She tried to destroy us."

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Getty Images via Jean Baptiste Lacroix / Getty Images via Chris Weeks

Conrad and Montag took viewers on a rollercoaster of events and emotions as they went from best friends to ultimate rivals. "I actually came dangerously close to not doing season three because I really didn't want to do the show with Heidi and Spencer," Lauren admitted.

Shane Dawson vs. The Smith Family

YouTuber Shane Dawson was shunned by the tight-knit Smith family after a video of the YouTuber daydreaming about the clan's youngest daughter, Willow, came to light. Jade Pinkett-Smith took to Twitter in June of 2020 to show her disapproval. "To Shane Dawson... I'm done with the excuses," she wrote.

Shane Dawson and Smith family, feud, celebrity dramaShane Dawson and Smith family, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @shanedawson / Getty Images via Larry Busacca

Jaden Smith also publicly showed his dislike for the video creator's content. "You sexualizing an 11-year-old girl who happens to be my sister... is the furthest thing from funny and not OK in the slightest bit," Smith tweeted. "This man was also doing black face on the regular. this is not okay."

Naomi Campbell vs. Tyra Banks

The drama between Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks goes back over 25 years to 1992 and came to light after the models worked together on a Vogue photoshoot. "People didn't realize that I was going home crying my eyes out because a woman that I was looking up to seemed like she just didn't want me to be there," Naomi said.

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Getty Images via Steven Ferdman / Getty Images via Alexander Tamargo

The world-renowned supermodels kept it professional on camera and continued working with each other, but behind the scenes was a different story. The America's Next Top Model host revealed to E! that Campbell tried getting Tyra fired from gigs and was rude during runway shows.

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Cole Carrigan vs. Jake Paul

Like with many internet influencer feuds, Cole Carrigan and Jake Paul were once friends and collaborators before some issues developed between the two. The YouTubers' friendship came undone when Carrigan left Team 10, Jake Paul's content house, and detailed his disappointing experience with the group.

Cole Carrigan and Jake Paul, feud, celebrity dramaCole Carrigan and Jake Paul, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @colecarrigan / Getty Images via Paul Morigi

"The environment was very toxic," Cole said. "No one cared about each other. No one supported each other." Carrigan further alleged that Paul graffitied offensive messages over a mural that he had created. The drama peaked when Jake fought with his ex-wife, Tana Mongeau, to uninvite his former friend from her birthday bash.

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Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez

Chaos erupted in July of 2020 when Megan Thee Stallion disclosed that Canadian rapper Tory Lanez had hurt her. The artist was allegedly shot and suffered serious injuries after the altercation, but Tory denied the allegations later that year in his song, Money Over Fallout.

Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez, feud, shooting, celebrity dramaMegan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez, feud, shooting, celebrity drama
Getty Images via Tommaso Boddi / Instagram via @torylanez

"People tryna frame me... Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on the affidavit, knowing I ain't do it," the lyrics said. Megan eventually recovered, and the truth became clear after law enforcement charged Lanez with carrying an unregistered firearm and shooting Thee Stallion.

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Katherine Heigl vs. Shonda Rhimes

The beef between actress Katherine Heigle and producer Shonda Rhimes began when the former withdrew her nomination from the 2008 Emmys. The starlet didn't think the "material" she worked with on Grey's Anatomy was worthy enough "to warrant an Emmy nomination." Being the creator and producer of the show, Rhimes was offended.

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Getty Images via Jeff Vespa / Getty Images via Monica Schipper

"On some level, it stung, and on some level, I was not surprised," Shonda said. "When people show you who they are, believe them." The actresses' actions resulted in her character being cut from the hit series. Katherine later explained that she withdrew her nomination because she was dissatisfied with her acting, not the material.

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Megan Fox vs. Michael Bay

On the first day of filming 2007's Transformers, director Michael Bay told Megan Fox to clean his car. The task had no connection to the actress's part in the movie and was the start of a rough time on set. After working on the first two films of the franchise, Fox chose not to return because of the directors' behavior.

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Getty Images via Victor Chavez / Getty Images via Dr. Billy Ingram

The female lead tried to get help for the unreasonable working conditions, but she "was rejected because of qualities that are now being praised in other women coming forward." Megan described Michael as "a nightmare to work for." But Bay said that he kicked off her rise to fame, and Fox was unappreciative.

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Lindsay Lohan vs. Jennifer Lawrence

In an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert a couple years of back, Lawrence discussed her career and how exhausting it can be. "I get like, Lindsay Lohan-grade exhaustion," the starlet said before clarifying she doesn't party the way Lohan does.

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Getty Images via Kevin Mazur / Getty Images via Dave J. Hogan

Lindsay and her family were dismayed by Lawrence's words. "I never breathe life into negativity. But I stand by my family. Disappointed in Jennifer Lawrence. You lost a fan," tweeted Lindsay's sister. Lohan's mom told Entertainment Tonight, "It was disappointing that she didn't have her peers' back... My family sticks together."

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Andy Cohen vs. Jillian Michaels

Andy Cohen and fitness trainer Jillian Michaels have had numerous feuds over time. The drama dates back to Michael's first time on Cohen's show, where she alleged that he acted "condescending and unprofessional." The quarrel continued when their thoughts on a popular diet differed.

Andy Cohen and Jillian Michaels, feud, celebrity dramaAndy Cohen and Jillian Michaels, feud, celebrity drama
Getty Images via Rommel Demano / Getty Images via John Lamparski

Andy called Jillian a "jackhole" after she told listeners to "avoid the keto diet." Michaels got her payback when she bad-mouthed the Real Housewives franchise. "It's like [the show] was created by someone who hates women," the personal trainer said. Cohen proceeded to further insult his rival, and the celebs did not reconcile.

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Alexandra Cooper vs. Sofia Franklyn

Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn became podcast icons with the success of Call Her Daddy, where the two women discussed relationships, dating, and life in their 20s. So fans were confused when the business partners didn't release any new episodes for a few weeks in the spring of 2020.

Alexandra Cooper vs. Sofia Franklyn, feud, celebrity dramaAlexandra Cooper vs. Sofia Franklyn, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @alexandracooper / Instagram via @sofiafranklyn

Cooper eventually disclosed that Franklyn had problems with their Barstool Sports contract, and the former friends couldn't come to an agreement on the arrangement. They ended up splitting as Alex took over Call Her Daddy, and Sofia started a different series.

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Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B's feud dates back to the start of Cardi's rise to fame with her hit single, Bodak Yellow. As she gained popularity, the new star became Minaj's most threatening competitor in female rap. Over the years, their relationship became more strained as they continued to dominate the female rap scene.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, feud, celebrity dramaNicki Minaj and Cardi B, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @nickiminaj / Instagram via @iamcardib

The stars had a severe altercation after Cardi alleged that Minaj had talked poorly about her child."When you mention my child... all bets are off!" she said. Then before the new year, Cardi took to Twitter and wrote, "I don't want to end this year on bad terms with anyone... APOLOGIZE TO ME." The message was pretty straightforward.

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Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were good pals until they hired some of the same dancers for their respective music tours. The performers left Swift's tour early in order to work with Perry, and drama ensued. Shortly after the scheduling mishap, Taylor debuted her hit song, Bad Blood.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, feud, celebrity dramaKaty Perry and Taylor Swift, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @katyperry / Instagram via @taylorswift

The Grammy-winning singer told Rolling Stone Magazine that her new track was inspired by another female artist who did something "so horrible" that they became "straight-up enemies." Perry later responded, "She started it, and it's time for her to finish it." They rekindled their friendship in 2017 after Katy apologized to Taylor.

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Vin Diesel vs. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

The drama between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson started after Johnson joined the Fast and Furious cast for the franchise's fifth installment, Fast Five. The franchise struggled to be a box office hit until The Rock starred in the 2011 sequel. The Rock's contribution to the film's success caused tensions between him and Diesel.

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Getty Images via Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images via Jesse Grant

Vin believed he'd worked to grow the franchise, and his new co-worker came in and dominated the scene. The feud went public when Dwayne said, "Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't." He then gave thanks to his "Fast Fam" but excluded Diesel. They made amends some years later.

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Amy Schumer vs. Khloe Kardashian

Amy Schumer is known for her self-deprecating jokes and pointed humor as she makes fun of herself and others. While hosting Saturday Night Live in 2019, Schumer poked fun at the Kardashian family, and Khloe thought she took it too far with one of her lines.

Amy Schumer and Khloe Kardashian, feud, celebrity dramaAmy Schumer and Khloe Kardashian, feud, celebrity drama
Getty Images via James McCarthy / Instagram via @khloekardashian

Amy talked about the famous family in her opening monologue. The comedian hinted that Khloe was the only "real" role model in the group because she didn't have any cosmetic enhancements or surgeries. But, Schumer added, that changed when "[Khloe] lost half her body weight. She lost a Kendall." After that, Amy lost a Kardashian.

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Tati Westbrook vs. James Charles

When James Charles first appeared in the beauty industry, Tati Westbrook helped the makeup artist feel welcomed and lent him many helping hands. But their relationship fell apart when Charles didn't promote Westbrook's new line of vitamins and endorsed her rival brand instead.

Tati Westbrook and James Charles, feud, celebrity dramaTati Westbrook and James Charles, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @glamlifeguru / Instagram via @jamescharles

Tati felt betrayed, and she wasn't afraid to show it. "I feel really used," Westbrook said. "I don't think there's any getting through to you, and I don't want to be friends with you." Charles then posted an apology video, but the damage was done, and he was not forgiven.

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Chrissy Teigen vs. Alison Roman

This beef started when chef Alison Roman criticized Teigen in an interview with the New Consumer. "What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me," she said. "She had a successful cookbook, And then it was like: boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page... where it's just... people running a content farm for her."

Chrissy Teigen and Alison Roman, feud, celebrity dramaChrissy Teigen and Alison Roman, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @chrissteigen / Instagram via @alisoneroman

"This is a huge bummer, and it hit me hard," Teigen said about Roman's statements. "We do this work ourselves, and there is NO monetary gain yet. It is just work work work and the reward is you liking it." Alison later realized her mistake and said sorry to the beloved celebrity, but it's unknown if the feud continues.

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Miley Cyrus vs. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj did not hide her disappointment when her hit song Anaconda wasn't a nominee for Video of the Year in 2015. "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," she said. Cyrus later said Minaj was "not too kind" when asked about her in an interview.

Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, feud, celebrity dramaMiley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @mileycyrus / Instagram via @nickiminaj

Nicki was once again unafraid to respond and said to Cyrus, "Back to this b***h that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press; Miley, what's good?" The feud refueled a few years later when Cyrus sang, "I love you, Nicki, but I listen to Cardi" in her new song Cattitude.

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Jeffree Star vs. James Charles

When James Charles and Tati Westbrook's friendship ended, beauty influencer Jeffree Star did not stay neutral. Star's response to the public feud led to a giant rift in his friendship with Charles. "There's a reason why I haven't seen him since @GlamLifeGuru's birthday in February," he tweeted.

Jeffree Star and James Charles, feud, celebrity dramaJeffree Star and James Charles, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @jeffreestar / Instagram via @jamescharles

"He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true," Jeffree continued. "There is a reason that Nathan [Jeffree's boyfriend at the time] banned James Charles from ever coming to our home again." The saga later concluded when Star posted an apology video for Charles.

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Kendra Wilkinson vs. Holly Madison

Former Playboy playmates Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison appeared to get along well when the two starred in The Girls Next Door. But that changed when Madison released a memoir detailing a troublesome culture in the Playboy Mansion. "When I arrived, I saw women tell lies about other women and get them kicked out," she wrote.

Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison, feud, celebrity dramaKendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @kendrawilkinson / Instagram via @hollymadison

After the book was published, Kendra publicly challenged Holly's allegations. Wilkinson claimed Madison had wanted to marry Hef for his wealth. Things got real heated when Kendra used footage from Holly's book signing on her reality show, Kendra On Top.

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Gwyneth Paltrow vs. Martha Stewart

Since starting Goop as a weekly lifestyle newsletter in 2008, Gwyneth Paltrow's brand has grown into a versatile health and wellness company. Years after Goop's founding, lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart said, "If [Paltrow] were confident in her acting, she wouldn't be trying to be Martha Stewart."

Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart, feud, celebrity dramaGwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @gwynethpaltrow / Getty Images via Slaven Vlasic

The feud intensified when someone asked Stewart about Paltrow's latest product, a new candle, on Watch What Happens Live. "I'm sure it sold out," Martha said. "She does that kind of irritatingly -- she's trying to zhuzh up the public to listen to her, and that's great... I wouldn't buy that candle."

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Ariana Grande vs. James Charles

After Ariana Grande invited James Charles backstage at a 2018 performance, the makeup guru posted a YouTube video confessing his real thoughts about the singer. It turns out he wasn't a big fan. Get ready for this juice, because we don't think you're ready to handle the tea.

Ariana Grande and James Charles, feud, celebrity dramaAriana Grande and James Charles, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @arianagrande / Instagram via @jamescharles

Charles called Grande the "rudest celebrity" he knew. The drama continued when Ariana unfollowed the YouTuber on social media, and he reached out to ask why. "I saw a lot of angry tweets from my fans... so I unfollowed," she replied. Not the first time the songstress has used the Thank You, Next motto.

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Rihanna vs. Ciara

The beef between these two superstars began in 2011 after Riri allegedly ignored Ciara when they encountered each other at a Red Carpet event. When chatting on E! Fashion Police, the singer said of Rihanna, "I ran into her recently at a party. She wasn't the nicest... It wasn't the most pleasant run-in."

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Instagram via @badgalriri / Instagram via @ciara

A public fight on Twitter ensued, with Rihanna tweeting, "My bad Ci, did I forget to tip you? #howrudeofme." Ciara responded, "Trust me, Rihanna, you don't want to see me on or off the stage." The celebrities reconciled in 2018 after Riri sang a cover of her former rival's song, Goodies.

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Lady Gaga vs. Madonna

When Lady Gaga's Born This Way debuted, listeners quickly drew similarities between the new song and Madonna's Express Yourself. Even the music legend herself had something to say. "I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was... interesting," Madonna said.

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Instagram via @ladygaga / Getty Images via JB Lacroix

Lady Gaga disagreed and claimed the only the chord progressions were similar. "It's the same on that's been in disco music for the last 50 years," Lady Gaga said. "Just because I'm the first f***ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist, it means that I'm f***ing smart. Sorry."

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Will Smith vs. Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert starred as Aunt Viv in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for the show's first three seasons until Daphne Maxwell Reid took over the role. Hubert said it was Smith's fault that she was replaced, which led to a decade's long feud that only recently ended in 2020.

Will Smith and Janet Hubert, feud, celebrity dramaWill Smith and Janet Hubert, feud, celebrity drama
Getty Images via Harry Langdon / The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air via NBC

"No matter what, to her [Hubert], I'm just the Antichrist," Smith said in the early 90s. In 2011, Janet said, "He's still an egomaniac and has not grown up... This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn't know the word."

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Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun

In 2019, Scooter Braun bought Big Machine Records and consequently owned the rights masters for its music. Among the musicians who recorded with the label was Taylor Swift, and Swift was less than happy with the transaction. Taylor took to social media and said she was "sad and grossed out."

Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun, feud, celebrity dramaTaylor Swift and Scooter Braun, feud, celebrity drama
Getty Images via Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images via Jason LaVeris

Swift alleged that no one had told her about the agreement, while Braun said that was not true. "Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter," Taylor said. The singer later left Big Machine Records, and the feud remained unresolved.

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J. Lo vs. Mariah Carey

A long-term feud between Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey started about 20 years ago when the women both collaborated with Cary's ex-husband, Tommy Mottola, at Sony Music. It was this triangle that stirred trouble when Mottola invested in J. Lo after he and Mariah separated.

Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, feud, celebrity dramaJennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @jlo / Getty Images via Scott Barbour

"I don't know her," Carey once said of her rival. Mariah also alleged that Lopez took two hit songs that were initially supposed to be for her. She believed Mottola used Jennifer to undermine her career and questioned if J. Lo would have been so successful without the stolen songs.

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Drake vs. Meek Mill

Drake and Meek Mill got into some drama after Mill took to social media and made some serious claims about his fellow rapper. "Stop comparing Drake to me too... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!" Meek tweeted.

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Getty Images via Robyn Beck / Getty Images via Kevin Winter

"He ain't even write that verse on my album," he continued. "And if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album..... I don't trick my fans!" What followed was a years' long feud that took place from Twitter to the recording studio. From Drake's Charged Up to Meek's Wanna Know, the artists released insulting music aimed at each other.

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Lana Del Rey vs. Azealia Banks

A feud between Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks stemmed from some beef between Lana and Kanye West. Del Rey tweeted her disagreement with some of Kanye's political views, which Banks took issue with. "Wow, okay, Lana, this would be cute if you were consistent with your outrage and refused to collab with ASAP Rocky," Azealia said.

Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks, feud, celebrity dramaLana Del Rey and Azealia Banks, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @lanadelrey / Instagram via @azealiabanks

Banks then tweeted various times about Del Rey and said she used Kanye to appear educated and politically informed. Lana tweeted back, "Banks. u coulda been the greatest female rapper alive, but u blew it. don't take it out on the only person who had ur back," Lana responded.

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50 Cent vs. French Montana

Problems between these two rappers stemmed from some comments made about the beef between artists in the past. "You should avoid beef if you trying to make money," French said in an interview. "They [used to] do that with 50 because 50 was on the bank. They knew he was going to win."

50 Cent and French Montana, feud, celebrity drama50 Cent and French Montana, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @50cent / Getty Images via Bennett Raglin

50 Cent did not take nicely to the statements. "French Montana, you ain't sh** boy," he replied. "You out your league talking about me." Most recently, Cent and his fan base claimed that Montanna falsified his Spotify streaming records in January 2020.

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Kim Kardashian vs. Chloe Grace Moretz

It's no secret that Kim Kardashian loves to post pictures on social media. But many took issue with a caption on one of the star's shots. It read, "When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL." Among those irritated by Kardashian's words was Chloe Grace Moretz.

Kim Kardashian and Chloe Grace Moretz, feud, celebrity dramaKim Kardashian and Chloe Grace Moretz, feud, celebrity drama
Instagram via @kimkardashian / Instagram via @chloegmoretz

Moretz said to Kim, "I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies." Kim responded, "Let's all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to Twitter since no one knows who she is." It's unlikely these two will be seen out to coffee anytime soon!

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