Some fresher beef. Johnson, a popular comedian, has dogged Brown for a long time, and after he tweeted in the last week of November, about how much he thinks he's aged, Johnson responded, "I know! Being a worthless piece of s--- can really age a person." Brown took up the challenge, telling Johnson to "take them teeth out" while performing sex acts on him, eventually adding that his mother had told him to defecate in her eyes. As for the core issue of contention, he added, "Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????" In a rare moment of self-realization, Brown then deleted his Twitter account—as he has before, and surely will again.
8. MARIAH CAREY vs. NICKI MINAJ
If you haven't heard that these two new Idol judges are not BFFs, welcome back from the space shuttle. Carey allegedly called Minaj a "b---" early in the tapings, according to TMZ, and it didn't get better from there. On the second episode of her My Truth reality show on E!, Minaj said of Carey, "She's admitted that she did not want another female doing the show, thinking somebody's coming to steal her shine. And nitpicking, nitpicking, nitpicking—I don't do well with that passive aggressive s---. I'm not gonna allow it no more. I can't."
9. NICKI MINAJ vs. BARBARA WALTERS
The spillover never ends. Having played the race card on Steven Tyler, Minaj also wondered if the TV host might be racist, for not having asked her side of the "gun" story after interviewing Carey. "I hear that Mariah went to Barbara Walters with some more fabrication that even the producers told her was never said. Telling Barbara I said something about a gun, which everybody knows that I'm way smarter than that. Literally my jaw was just hanging open and I was in shock… Am I not good enough for you to get my side, because I'm a little black girl that raps? Because if I was J. Lo, you would've called J. Lo's camp. But are we not good enough for you, Barbara… I'm only good enough for you to tell people I'm 'unpredictable,' when you don't f---ing know me?" If Nicki were a tree, Barbara, we know what kind of tree she'd be: the kind with a lot of bark.
10. BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT vs. ERIC CHURCH
The illusion of Nashville unity—shattered at last. Church went off on reality shows in a highly controversial Rolling Stone interview: "Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f---ing turn around in a red chair, you got a deal? That's crazy. I don't know what would make an artist do that. You're not an artist... If I was concerned about my legacy, there's no f---ing way I would ever sit there... Once your career becomes about something other than the music, then that's what it is. I'll never make that mistake. I don't care if I f---ing starve." Naturally, Shelton was not pleased—nor was wife Lambert, who got her start competing on just such a show. "I wish I misunderstood this," Shelton tweeted in terse response. Lambert was more barbed: "Thanks Eric Church for saying I'm not a real artist. Or @kelly_clarkson, @carrieunderwood & @KeithUrban. Your (sic) welcome for the tour in 2010," she added, referring to having once taken Church out as her featured support act. Can't the producers of ABC's Nashville turn this into a subplot?
11. DRAKE vs. CHRIS BROWN
The brawl that broke out at a New York nightclub—allegedly having to do with the performers' mutual interest in Rihanna—may have resulted in a million gossip reports, but it didn't finally end up in any charges being filed against either. But the feud between Tony Parker and the club persists, anyway: The NBA star sued for $20 million, saying he was injured in the melee.
12. MIKE LOVE vs. BRIAN WILSON
The Beach Boys' good vibrations during their hugely successful summer reunion tour were too good to be true. They hadn't even done their last show together when word got out that Mike Love was planning to resume touring with a Brian-less edition of the group. "The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks," Love and Bruce Johnston said in a statement. "The 50th Reunion Tour was designed to be a set tour with a beginning and an end…" The planned cessation of reunion activity seemed to come as news to Wilson, who told CNN, "I'm disappointed and can't understand why he doesn't want to tour with Al, David and me." Fans didn't waste any time dividing the newly re-estranged Boys up into heroes and villains.