10 Biggest Hollywood's Divorce Battles

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney likened his bitter divorce battle with Heather Mills to "going through hell" this week.

But the songwriter is faring surprisingly well compared to some of his celebrity comrades.

We trawled through the archives to countdown the ten most acrimonious celebrity divorces...

10. Shanna Moakler & Travis Barker

Former beauty queen Shanna Moakler divorced Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker in November last year, celebrating the occasion with a very public "divorce party" in Las Vegas.

While Barker refrained from entering a public slanging match with his ex-wife, he sought revenge by hooking up with Moakler's sworn enemy, Paris Hilton.

Indeed, Moakler reportedly attacked Hilton in an Los Angeles nightclub over the incident.

Despite their differences, the couple reunited in March this year, but separated again in July.

9. Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson

It may only have lasted four short months, but it was long enough to leave Kid Rock bitter and twisted.

Earlier this month, the singer publicly accused Anderson of lying about a miscarriage in a bid to guilt trip her then-husband.

The former Baywatch star shot back, saying that Rock was bitter and desperate.

8. Anne Heche & Coley Laffoon

After five years of marriage, actress Anne Heche left husband Coley Laffoon for her Men in Trees co-star James Tupper last year.

Since separating, the divorce has become increasingly heated, with Laffoon publicly criticising the actress' parenting skills and Heche's "bizarre and delusional behavior".

Heche then fought back accusing the cameraman of frequenting strip clubs, playing poker and ping-pong and watching online porn while they were together.

Last month, Laffoon accused Heche of entering their former home while he was away and removing furniture. He also claimed she entered his closet and ripped the buttons off several of his shirts.

Heche denied the allegations. Legal proceedings are still underway.

7. Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

Whitney Houston showed just how cold a diva she can be when she kicked ex-husband Bobby Brown to the curb.

According to court documents, Brown lived in his car following the separation, while paying for Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristo to stay in a plush hotel.

Brown also claimed that Houston blocked his phone number and banned their daughter from receiving phone calls from her father.

After 14 years of marriage, the couple's divorce was finalised this year, with Houston getting sole custody of their child.

Houston told the judge she did not need spousal or child support and that 14-year-old Bobbi Kristina could not depend on Brown.

"He's unreliable. If he says he's going to come, sometimes he does. Usually he doesn't."

6. Eminem & Kim Mathers

Some people just don't learn...

When rapper Eminem divorced Kim Mathers in 2001, he said: "I'd rather have a baby through my penis than get married again."

She said: "I can't stand him. He's an absolutely horrible person, and he gets worse every day. I vomit in my mouth whenever I'm around him or I hear his name."

Despite such bitter sentiments, the couple reunited in 2005 and remarried in January 2006, before the rapper filed for divorce less than 90 days later.

5. Gary Oldman & Donya Fiorentino

Harry Potter star Gary Oldman may play the role of caring godfather Sirius Black in the film franchise but according to his ex Donya Fiorentino, he is a drunken bully.

Fiorentino made the allegations in court documents, claiming Oldman accidentally burned their four-year-old son Charlie with a cigarette and failed to notice when he had broken his foot.

She also claimed Oldman is a drunk and a drug addict, who once packed painkillers in their sons' overnight bags.

Oldman denies the allegations.

4. Liza Minnelli & David Gest

The claws came out during Liza Minnelli and David Gest's divorce in May last year.

During the proceedings, Gest told the court Minnelli had herpes and did not tell him until after they were married in 2002.

If Minnelli had herpes before March 2002, that would constitute fraud and their prenuptial agreement would be void.

Minnelli hit back, accusing Gest of trying to "poison her with drugs".

3. David Hasselhoff & Pamela Bach

After 16 years of marriage there is no love lost between former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach.

He says she is a stalker who broke into his house and hid in his closet.

She says he emotionally and physically abused her.

In court documents she said: "He grabbed me and pushed me hard into a car. In the past, he has also broken my nose and called me 'whore,' 'bitch,' 'slut' and 'drug addict' in front of our children."

He then said, she is nuts (perhaps not in so many words...)

Both deny the allegations.

2. Kim Basinger & Alec Baldwin

Since divorcing in 2001, Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin continue to have one of the most acrimonious relationships in Hollywood.

Lowlights of the ongoing feud include Baldwin leaving an abusive voicemail on his daughter Ireland's cell phone, calling her "rude, thoughtless little pig".

Baldwin then accused Basinger of leaking the voicemail to media.

Over the years, Baldwin's family have stepped into the fray, with Billy Baldwin calling Basinger a "black widow" and "a nutcase".

Baldwin himself has claimed Basinger is a manipulative liar, who taught their daughter to "function as a spy".

Basinger once compared her ex to Saddam Hussein.

1. Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards

It started off amicably enough but soon became one of the most bitter divorce proceedings in Hollywood history.

Despite settling their divorce in November last year, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards continue to wage a war of words on one other.

Richards recently filed court papers seeking to limit Sheen's visitations with their daughters, following a spate of abusive emails allegedly sent by Sheen to Richards.

On August 22, this year Sheen wrote: "You are a pig. A sad, jobless pig who is sad and talentless and, um, oh yeah, sad and jobless and evil and a bad mom, so go [expletive] yourself, sad, jobless pig."

In another email, Sheen refers to Richard's mother, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, saying: "Go cry to your bald mom, you [expletive] loser."

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