Celebrities who took "forever" out of BFF

Apr 7, 2014 at 8:56 a.m. ET

You'd be hard pressed to find a more fickle best-friends-today-gone-tomorrow place than Tinseltown. Here are a few of the more memorable examples of celebrities who took the "forever" out of BFF.

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Nicole Richie & Paris Hilton

Remember how those two crazy, self-indulged, clueless kids Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie starred in The Simple Life? They almost made being superficial and spoiled beyond reason kind of amusing, and they definitely made being famous for absolutely no reason fashionable. The two had a major falling out before Season 4 of The Simple Life for reasons neither of them has fully divulged to the media (though Hilton has hinted that Richie was jealous that she received more attention than Richie did). They called a truce in 2006, but Hilton was noticeably absent when Richie walked down the aisle with her baby daddy, Joel Madden, in 2010. Richie told Marie Claire Mexico, "Motherhood makes you way more conscious of how you distribute your spare time. Kids are so precious that your priorities change completely."


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Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian

Speaking of people who are famous for absolutely no reason, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian were also BFFs and were spotted together frequently after the Richie/Paris split. The two (like Richie and Hilton) had been friends from a young age, but — as seems to be consistent with Hilton's MO — as soon as Kardashian started to receive a bit of the spotlight, Hilton proceeded to take cheap shots at her. While on the air during a radio show in 2008, Hilton described Kardashian's butt as "gross" and that it reminded her of "cottage cheese in a trash can." Wow, with friends like that, right?

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Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé 

Tales of Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé being BFFs have become tabloid gold. First, they were photographed at events together, then Beyoncé allegedly snubbed Kardashian at a Jay Z concert featuring Kanye West. Rumors swirled that Beyoncé's fans lashed out at her for rubbing elbows with Kardashian and that Jay Z (a longtime BFF of West's) had no use for the Kardashian/West union. Now the tabloids are speculating that Mrs. Carter may not attend the Kimye nuptials. We'll just have to wait this one out to see if Beyoncé and Kardashian are BFFs or BFFTC (best friends for the camera).

Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna

Who can forget the days of Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna chumming around, combining their supreme ability to annoy? The false sense of superiority because they both lived in London, the fake British accents — it all seemed like a match made in the U.K. But alas, there was only room for one annoying diva in this relationship, so these two had to separate so they could divide and conquer with their irritating ways. Let's face it — their feud is way more fun than their friendship ever was. Madonna snubbed Paltrow at last year's Met Gala (gasp), and Paltrow said her abs were better than Madge's (double gasp).

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Usher and Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber and Usher

Ah, for the good old days when Justin Bieber was a cute kid taking the tween community by storm and Usher smiled on like a proud papa. Now that the Biebs is all grown up and behaving like a spoiled misfit, Usher seems to have created some distance from his former BFF/protégé. Usher posted pictures on Instagram showing that he was in Panama the same time as the Biebs right after JB's arrest in Miami. Did Usher tie on his cape to try to save the day for his young former BFF?

Lindsay Lohan

Kristen Stewart

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Lindsay Lohan and Kristen Stewart

Lindsay Lohan and Kristen Stewart were BFFs for about 48 hours (that's a long time by Hollywood standards, and certainly by Lohan's standards) until Lohan threw shade on Stewart when she guest-hosted Chelsea Lately back in August 2013. Lohan said she was happy Stewart "finally showed some emotion," referencing a picture that showed KStew yelling at photogs. Lohan went on to say, "I will say this, of course she hates photographers — they got a picture of her kissing a married man in a Mini Cooper." LiLo was, of course, referring to Stewart's July 2012 affair with her Snow White and the Huntsmen director Rupert Sanders while she was still in a relationship with Robert Pattinson.