WWE vs. Kobe Bryant
Monday Night Raw featured some "smackdown" this week (wrestling nerds will get that pun). Titus O'Neil's manager, Abraham Washington, was mic'd up during the beat down, providing some annoying play-by-play ringside, when O'Neil dropped his opponent and Washington dropped this bomb: "Like Kobe Bryant at a hotel room in Colorado -- he's unstoppable!" If rape jokes don't fly in comedy clubs (see Tosh, Daniel), they sure don't fly in family-entertainment venues. The WWE immediately issued an apology, and Washington said he felt horrible immediately after the quip. You know who else feels horrible? Kobe's on-again(?) wife, Vanessa, who's had to deal with controversial photos of her husband-again(?) in London recently.
By now I'm sure everyone has heard that Kristen Stewart may not be as big of a "Team Edward" fan as we all thought. Stewart was caught cheating on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders -- which is only the second worst thing to come from Snow White and the Huntsman. Stewart has tried every apology possible, but there's just one problem -- her now ex-boyfriend Robert can pretty much have his pick of the litter. Speaking of which, he and Stewart are now battling over their pick of a litter -- a mutt named Bear. I doubt it will be a tough decision for the courts considering Pattinson is Bear's legal owner and just had his heart ripped out.
Cuba Gooding Jr. vs. The Help
Just to be clear -- Cuba Gooding Jr. is not feuding with the cast of the movie The Help -- though that would have been pretty sweet. He is accused of shoving a female bartender against a wall (not once, but twice) at The Old Absinthe House in New Orleans. Gooding Jr. is charged with misdemeanor battery and, at the time of this writing, is wanted. Evidently, Cuba got more than a little annoyed at bar patrons trying to take his picture, and began cursing loudly at them. When the bartender attempted to intervene, Cuba proved that despite what his IMDb page may state, he is truly not a "Man of Honor."
Michael Phelps vs. The Fans
We may not be feuding per se, but plenty of fans are quite upset with Michael Phelps. There have been accusations of lazy training routines (or nearly a total lack thereof) -- perhaps getting a little too big for his little swimming britches. While his 2012 Olympics have had some redeeming moments, including setting a record for the most medals ever won by an Olympic athlete, there have also been disappointments that were nothing short of shocking. Fair or unfair, we hold our super humans to super human standards -- we feel like they owe us their best all the time. Regardless of how history will see Phelps's 2012 games, nothing from his career could be remembered worse than when he hosted Saturday Night Live.