9 of the Most Cringeworthy Celebrity Confrontations Ever

Just because two people are famous doesn't mean they're friends.

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There's nowhere to run. There's nowhere to hide. And not even a sassy hair flick* can save you. When a celebrity gets shrugged off by another celebrity at a red carpet event while being photographed for the whole world to see—sometimes, you've just gotta take the shame.

(*Sorry, Lea, but we do mean you.)

Prepare for some major shade, below.

1. Kesha and Jerry Seinfeld

Kesha trying to give Jerry Seinfeld a hug, not once but twice before being pied off with a polite, "no, thank you", is almost too painful to watch. Kesha did what we all would in the circumstances—covered her face with her hair and ran off to pretend it never happened. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.

2. Gigi Hadid and Harry Styles

Was Gigi just being a loyal friend to Harry's reported exes Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift when she snubbed the One Direction singer but went in for big, happy hugs with his fellow band members?

The pair awkwardly shook hands instead, and when Harry tapped her on the arm as he walked away, Gigi's face turned to stone, and we were all left shivering in her shade.

3. Jennifer Lawrence and Jack Nicholson

Just as JLaw was coming to terms with her Best Actress Oscar win, Jack Nicholson came a lurking while gently moping his fevered brow with a hanky (which really didn't help matters).

After telling her she looked just like an old girlfriend of his, the actor seemed to vanish back into the crowd as quickly as he had first appeared. But just when you thought it was safe to remove the cushion from your face, Jack was back again...

"I'll be waiting," were his parting words to Jennifer. More scary than The Shining.

4. Ryan Reynolds and Kylie Jenner

An invite to the Met Gala, a stunning Versace dress, and a table seat next to Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds. And still Kylie Jenner looked like she would rather be at home watching Love Island. Even when power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend came over for a powwow, the 19-year-old reality star was pictured playing on her phone. Teenagers, eh?

5. Amy Schumer and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Amy Schumer was not worthy when she fell on her face before Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the Time red carpet. Obviously Kanye saw the funny side though, and laughed it off.

Nah, not really. He pulled standard grumpy Kanye face of course.

6. Jessica Lange and Lea Michele

Unfortunately Lea had to learn the hard way that you wait for Hollywood legend Jessica Lange to approach you, not the other way around. Love ya, Lea.

7. Bella Hadid and The Weeknd

This was the awkward moment Bella came face to face with her ex boyfriend The Weeknd. But it was while she was strutting her sexy stuff on the catwalk for Victoria's Secret, so swings and roundabouts...

8. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

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Surely the most awkward red carpet hug of all time has to go to former couple Charlize and Sean at the premiere of their film at Cannes.

Make it go away.

9. Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta

It's probably best as a rule to greet someone from the front, rather than stealth-like from behind. But Scar-Jo insisted her encounter with JT was in fact "very sweet and totally welcome." Phew.


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