This sure isn't Richard Dawson's "Family Feud!"
Contrary to the pretty picture painted during Oprah Winfrey's recent interview with Paris and Katherine Jackson, there's major turmoil within the Jackson family. According to MTV, the scene of the latest family fight was at Mama Jackson's, Calabasas, California home, where the late Michael Jackson's sibs-- Randy, Jermaine and Janet-- showed up and tried to take his three kids to Arizona.
But when 14-year old Paris resisted, her aunt Janet Jackson allegedly slapped her and called her "a spoiled little bitch!" Paris's response? "This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f--k out!" TMZ reported that things took an even uglier turn when Tito Jackson's son, Trent, put Randy in a headlock and punched Jermaine in the mouth!
As the Jackson's weather this freaky family feud (we hope they do, for the kids' sake), here's a look back at five more notorious family feuds.
In her 2009 memoir "High on Arrival," actress Mackenzie Phillips detailed a drug-fueled, decade-long sexual relationship with her dad, the late Mamas and the Papas front man John Phillips. But the public revelation caused a major rift with her siblings and former stepmom. Michelle Phillips told Showbiz411.com: "Mackenzie has a lot of mental illness. She's had a needle stuck up her arm for 35 years. She was arrested for heroin and coke just recently. She did 'Celebrity Rehab' and now she writes a book. The whole thing is timed." Half sister Bijou Phillips said in a statement to Us Magazine: "Mackenzie's history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse…I understand Mackenzie's need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but it's devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn't here to defend himself."
Comedian Tracy Morgan's family matters are definitely no laughing matter. Family members criticized the multimillionaire "30 Rock" star for failing to help his mother save her house from foreclosure, according to the New York Daily News. Morgan's younger sister, Asia, 41, called her famous brother a "d-- bag" and added, "He's never been a nice person. And money's just made it worse." But in a statement to E News, Morgan said: "I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family. For reasons that are between us, I have not seen my Mother in 11 years and outside of a random call here and there have had little to no contact with my sister."
Actress Tori Spelling was estranged from her mother, Candy, for years following the death of her TV producer father, Aaron. The mom-daughter duo exchanged jabs via their books ("STORItelling" and "Stories From Candyland," respectively) and Candy notoriously penned an open letter to Tori titled "Middle-Aged Reality Show Stars (Like My Daughter)," in which she slammed her daughter for using her kids as "reality show props." The pair eventually mended fences, and Candy was on hand for the birth of third grandchild, Hattie.
This isn't Oprah's best chapter. After she purchased her dad, Vernon's, Nashville barber shop out of foreclosure, Oprah Winfrey's stepmom, Barbara, slammed the OWN head honcho. Barbara Winfrey told WSMV-TV: "I know what is going on. I'm tired of it, and I've had enough….People are giving [Vernon] the wrong advice and it's leaving me in a situation." While Barbara Winfrey claimed she had plans for a loan in place, she said Vernon refused to sign off on it and Oprah ultimately purchased the property for $475,000. "His daughter doesn't care about the community," Barbara said. "His daughter doesn't care about the barber shop. I do."
In her 2004 memoir, "A Paper Life," actress Tatum O'Neal detailed her family's dirty laundry, which included a two-decade estrangement from her father, actor Ryan O'Neal. Fast forward to 2011 and the OWN docu-series "The O'Neals: Ryan and Tatum," which chronicled the tumultuous relationship and made-for-TV reconciliation between the Oscar-winning actress and her father. But was it all for show? According to TV Guide, once the cameras stopped rolling so did the reconciliation. "We only reconciled on the show," Ryan said. "Not in life….we don't speak. In fact, we're further apart now than we were when we started the show. So thanks, Oprah, for all your help."
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