Celebrities Who Sought Revenge On Their Exes (PHOTOS)
The second part of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion was all about ripping open closed wounds, when Brandi Glanville faced off against Taylor Armstrong. Armstrong tried to embarrass Glanville by accusing her of slashing ex-husband Eddie Cibrian's tires, after he left her for LeAnn Rimes in 2009.
Glanville, 39, should have been mortified, but she took it in stride, admitting: "I just took the tires and I put the knife into his motorcycles. Then I told him, 'Don't ride them, because you're probably going to get hurt.'"
Of course, it's not the first time Glanville 'fessed up. "Yes, I slashed his tires. It felt awesome!" she told E! News in 2009.
The former model didn't seem shamed by her actions back then either, explaining: "He broke my heart, so I broke his Harleys." "It was right after I found out about girl No. 2, and I had that Carrie Underwood song in my head and just went for it!"
Sadly, Glanville is not the only one in Hollywood who has resorted to seeking revenge on an ex. Here are some of the most devious -- and creative -- cases of revenge in Hollywood. Let us know who you think went too far:
The old adage "cheaters never prosper" is especially true when you cheat on a woman who has access to your credit cards. Daniel Craig learned that the hard way when he broke things off with film producer Satsuki Mitchell for actress Rachel Weisz. Mitchell found a creative and lucrative way to handle things when he reportedly just didn't come home one night. She racked up a <a href="which for some reason, she had permission to use." target="_hplink">reported $1 million on his credit cards</a>, which she had permission to use.
Someone got back at "Glee" star Mark Salling, but the details are still a bit murky. Though <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/Mark_Salling/status/22141003922" target="_hplink">Salling denied reports</a> his "Glee" costar and <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/04/glee-rumors-naya-rivera-mark-salling-morrison-paltrow.html" target="_hplink">girlfriend at the time</a>, Naya Rivera, keyed his car and then covered it with eggs, bird seed, and dog food, <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/08/photos-mark-salling-gleefully-skateboards-work" target="_hplink">eyewitnesses told RadarOnline otherwise.</a> Sources told the website, Rivera got back at Salling after she suspected he'd been seeing other girls. "She looked like she was having a party, cheering wildly each time she and her friend threw something on the car," said the witness
Taylor Swift is all kittens and rainbows until you cross her. Ending up on Swift's bad side often means finding yourself in a song. After Joe Jonas <a href="http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/11/13/taylor-swift-joe-jonas-cheater/" target="_hplink">reportedly cheated on Swift with actress Camilla Belle</a>, Swift decided to settle the score with the aptly titled song, "Better Than Revenge." In the song Swift alludes to Belle, singing: "She's not a saint, and she's not what you think/ She's an actress/ She's better known for the things that she does, on the mattress/Soon she's gonna find stealing other people's toys on the playground won't make you many friends." Boyfriend stealing isn't cool, but <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/10/taylor-swift-kisses-and-tells-and-goes-too-far/65097/" target="_hplink">no one was impressed </a>with Swift's immature behavior or the infantilzing song lyrics. Swift, of course, also wrote the song "Dear John" about her tryst with John Mayer, and <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20238434,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines" target="_hplink">she later admitted</a> that the song "Forever & Always" was about her split with Jonas. In the lyrics she asked: "Was I out of line? / Did I say something way too honest? / That made you run and hide like a scared little boy?"
It definitely wasn't her finest moment. In 2010, Katy Perry, then 25, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1312218/Katy-Perrys-revenge-teenage-crush-Shane-Lopes-concert.html" target="_hplink">retreated to the days of high school insecurity</a> when she spotted an ex-crush in the crowd at a performance for past and present students at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California. Poor Shane Lopes couldn't have seen it coming when Katy called out his name and told the whole crowd: "You were the most popular kid in my class! But you never wanted to date me, it was always Amanda Wayne. Oh yeah, you really chose right honey. What's up? What's up now player?" she asked before launching into her next song, "Ur So Gay," dedicating it to the poor guy. Perry had already been widely criticized for the pejorative use of the word "gay" in the song and if she was this immature at 25, we can't say we blame Lopes for not wanting to date her in high school.
This might not be classified as revenge, per se, but it must have ticked Kim Kardashian off when she learned her ex-boyfriend <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/melissa-molinaro-reggie-bush-girlfriend_n_882375.html#s296416" target="_hplink">Reggie Bush was dating her doppelganger</a>. Bush began dating actress and singer Melissa Molinaro last June and we think Kim might have taken it personally. It just so happens that soon after the two began dating, Kim <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110720/us-people-kim-kardashian/" target="_hplink">filed a lawsuit against Old Navy</a> for a commercial that featured Molinaro, claiming that the company intentionally misled the public into thinking she was the endorser, by using the look-alike. It seemed like suspicious timing for Kim to file the lawsuit, given that the ads had already been <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20468456,00.html" target="_hplink">airing for nearly six months</a>.
When Alanis Morissette burst onto the scene with 1995's "Jagged Little Pill," she raised some eyebrows with her song "You Oughta Know." Everyone wanted to know who was the guy Morissette was calling "Mr. Duplicity" and asking if his new girlfriend would "go down on you in a theater." More than 10 years later, comedian Dave Coulier, better known as Joey on "Full House," <a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008-08-14/gossip/17903943_1_alanis-morissette-oughta-full-house" target="_hplink">admitted that</a> yes, he was the man who inspired Alanis' wrath. <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20219114,00.html" target="_hplink">Coulier said he had no idea</a> she had plans to take their breakup public, and when he first heard the song, he recalls listening to it over and over again, and realizing, "I think I have really hurt this person."
Justin Timberlake got revenge on Britney Spears after they broke up and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1459124/justin-britney-at-war.jhtml" target="_hplink">rumors began to circulate</a> that pop's golden couple split because Britney cheated with backup dancer and choreographer Wade Robson. Like many other celebs, Timberlake got a hit song out the ordeal. He cast a Spears look-alike in his <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksSPZTZES0" target="_hplink">video for "Cry Me a River,"</a> and sang "I already know/ I found out from him/Now there's just no chance/ For you and me, there'll never be." and later, " Your bridges were burned and now it's your turn/To cry, cry me a river." We all know who won that breakup, but Britney apparently wasn't satisfied to let Timberlake cash in on their sad story. <a href="http://popdirt.com/britney-writes-harsh-lyrics-about-justin/12266/" target="_hplink">On an unreleased track called "Clubsong," Britney allegedly responded</a>: "Once upon a time there was a little boy who tried so hard to be down/ Playing me publicly, twisting the story, see/ Made it the talk of the town," and later, "Cry me..cry me.. done/Here's a bridge to walk over it too."
Again, we're not sure if this was an act of revenge or just insanity. According to <a href="http://www.thefix.com/content/courtney-love-cobain-addictions-e-book8787" target="_hplink">court documents published in an ebook </a>titled "Courtney Comes Clean" by TheFix.com editor Maer Roshan, on Dec. 10, 2009, Love took her daughter Frances Bean with her in the middle of the night, to her ex-boyfriend Jim Barber's home. According to Frances, "She screamed at him, threw rocks at the house, and threatened to burn his house down. His children were inside the house, but that did not stop my mother." Other former flames have felt the wrath of Love as well. After hooking up with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Renznor way back in the '90s, <a href="http://www.pinkisthenewblog.com/2008/07/courtney-love-takes-on-trent-reznor/" target="_hplink">Courtney turned to her MySpace blog in June 2008,</a> to reiterate a comment she had made to <em>Spin</em> magazine years earlier. She wrote, "Anyways, In a Spin interview, I stated the truth. Frankly, [Reznor] started it. ... He shouldn't call his band Nine Inch Nails when he has a three inch one."
Breaking up in the digital age means risking that your ex might run their mouth off about you to millions of people. That's what happened to comedian Steve Harvey years after he split with his second wife in 2005. Mary Harvey, (nee Shackelford) decided to make their divorce very public when she took to YouTube in December 2010 to bash her ex-husband, giving her <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/01/steve-harvey-ex-wife-mary-harvey.html" target="_hplink">version of why they broke up in a thee-video series. </a> The videos came after Steve filed a lawsuit against her in Texas, alleging that he was passed up to host an Oprah Winfrey-backed show because of her. In the videos she detailed the birth of their son, Wynton, and spoke of Steve's alleged affair with Marjorie Bridges, whom he married in 2007. She claimed that Steve turned her son against her and had her evicted from her house. Steve fired back against his ex-wife, getting a judge to order Mary to <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/02/steve-harvey-ex-wife-mary-harvey-youtube.html" target="_hplink">take the videos down and stop talking about the lawsuit</a>.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
In what might be the biggest overreaction ever, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes will always be remembered for <a href="http://www.thefablife.com/2008-08-04/35-lisa-left-eye-lopez/" target="_hplink">setting the house of her boyfriend, football player Andre Rison, on fire </a>after she found out he had been cheating on her. On June 9, 1994, Lopes tried to set Rison's sneakers on fire and ended up burning down his $1 million house. The then-24-year-old member of TLC was sentenced to five years probation, fined $10,000 and had to enter a alcohol rehab program. Lopes and Rison actually stayed together for several years after the fire, announcing their engagement in 2001 before later calling it off. The two never reconciled, as Lopes was killed in a car crash in Honduras in 2002.