Hollywood Power Feuds: Don't Seat These A-Listers Near Each Other

6:00 AM 6/23/2016

by Carson Griffith

From Ted Sarandos and Ryan Kavanaugh to Harvey Weinstein and his many enemies, Hollywood party planners give THR some tips on how to arrange a sit-down dinner without starting a food fight.

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  • Ted Sarandos and Ryan Kavanaugh

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    In January, Kavanaugh accused Netflix’s Sarandos — a former friend — of sabotaging his plans to salvage his bankrupt Relativity Media, saying the Netflix chief even went so far as to take actor Kevin Spacey to dinner in an attempt to convince him to not accept an offered position at Relativity. “Seriously sleazy, even for you,” Kavanaugh wrote to Sarandos in an email that went public (and viral). Meanwhile, Netflix filed a legal objection to Relativity’s reorganization, questioning Relativity’s ability to create content for the streamer.

  • Nicole Winhoffer and Tracy Anderson and Madonna

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    “There’s no way in hell you could get Nicole and Tracy in the same room, no matter how good the party is,” says a source close to both fitness gurus. Winhoffer once worked for Anderson, but things went south when Madonna replaced Anderson with Winhoffer. Winhoffer didn’t keep the job for long. “She f—ed my boyfriend,” Madonna said at a 2014 concert. “I fired her.” Winhoffer’s clients include Rachel Weisz and Spike Jones; Anderson has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian.

  • Ron Perelman and Larry Gagosian

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    “They still can’t stand to be in a room together,” says a source close to Gagosian, the mega art dealer who once owned an East Hampton restaurant, The Blue Parrot, with Perelman. Their feud dates to 2012, when Perelman filed legal complaints against Gagosian over the purchase of an unfinished Jeff Koons sculpture. The case was dismissed in 2014 after a judge suggested that the parties “get themselves together at a cocktail party in the Hamptons” and work things out. So far, they haven’t taken that advice.

  • Harvey Weinstein and His Many Enemies

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    You could fill the dining room at Bouchon with the hordes of people who refuse to eat with Weinstein. He’s still fuming at Megan Ellison (right) for poaching TWC’s Erik Lomis. And although Alec Baldwin’s (center) publicist claims the actor has made up with Weinstein since their 2012 altercation at a Calvin Klein party — when Baldwin announced to the crowd that Weinstein was a “douchebag” for opting out of a Cannes documentary Baldwin was shooting at the time — sources close to Weinstein say the mogul “still can’t stand” Baldwin.

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