Lady Gaga and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, once the dearest of friends, are all of a sudden at each other's throats.
And when one of the most uninhibited entertainers in the business gets at it with a blogger known for his often catty and nasty attacks on celebs he doesn't like or approve of, you know things will turn ugly.
And they have.
Gaga has accused Perez of stalking her and tastelessly mocking her when she needed hip surgery last year.
Perez says Gaga's allegations are lies. And he doesn't particularly like the way her many fans flooded him with homophobic slurs and other insults when he criticized her new single "Applause."
Perez is used to feuding with people, having carried out public tiffs with the likes of will.i.am., Miley Cyrus, Khloe Kardashian and many others. But Gaga was until recently one of his favorites, someone upon whom he lavished unconditional praise and adoration. Her message of inclusiveness and freedom of expression appealed deeply to Hilton, who is gay and tireless supporter of marriage equality and other LGBT issues.
Plus, claims his nasty, feuding ways are over, especially now that he is a single dad to a son born earlier this year via surrogate.
But don't tell that to Lady Gaga. She recently posted an angry tweet, claiming Hilton taunted her after she injured her hip last year, reports the Los Angeles Times.
"Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident," she tweeted on Aug. 16.
But Gaga's biggest beef with Perez is that, in her eyes, he's stalking her. He recently viewed a Manhattan apartment in the same building Gaga resides in, with an eye toward moving in.
According to the Los Angeles Times, that prompted this tweet from Gaga on Sunday:
"@perezhilton STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!"
She also posted this:
"DO I NEED TO BE SHOT IT IN THE HEAD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HARASSES ME HAS GONE TOO FAR? IM A HUMAN BEING"
The post has since been deleted. The Hollywood Reporter says Hilton claims he had no idea Gaga lived in the building he toured (which seems a tad implausible, given his profession).
"I'm a new father and I am primarily focused on my family and where we will be most happy," he said in a post on his gossip website. "I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now. Sunday, my realtor showed us a list of possible apartments to rent. I learned only after the fact that Lady Gaga lives in one of the buildings we looked at, and she was across the country in Los Angeles when I viewed that building. After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, a person I used to call my 'wifey' and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter."
He added, "Any allegation that I am stalking her, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family in danger."
Awww ... can't these two dear old friends patch things up?
Probably, if their demographics call for it.