5 Epic Latino Rivalries

CHiPs alum Erik Estrada and comedian George Lopez have been feuding for years. Lopez has often made fun of Estrada in his stand-up comedy and they've both traded insults—sometimes via video. At one time, Estrada said that he even went as far as to confront Lopez at a church carnival and said that Lopez was too chicken to fight him.

When we spoke to Estrada this week about his upcoming appearance on Univision's hit show, ¡Mira Quien Baila!, the Puerto Rican actor made it clear that the feud between him and Lopez is still on. “His show was supposed to be cancelled after the first season, but Conan [O'Brien] wanted to keep it on,” Estrada said of TBS's decision to cancel Lopez's late-night talk show, Lopez Tonight“There’s a lot of things people don’t know about this guy," he said of Lopez. "For me to talk about this guy—I’m wasting my time. The law of God—the law of Karma, is on him right now. He is doomed." Clearly this is an epic Latino rivalry, but it's not the only one that exists. Here are five other epic Latino rivalries that have been going on for years. 

1. Rivalries: Jennifer & Ojani

Jennifer Lopez vs. Ojani Noa

They tied the knot in 1997 and untied the same knot 11 months later. Since then, Jennifer Lopez and her ex-husband Ojani Noa have been involved in one of the most bitter rivalries of all-time! In 2006, when Ojani tried to publish a tell-all book about their marriage, Lopez sued him and won over $500,00 in compensatory damages. She sued him again in 2009 for $10 million when he attempted to release a film called How I married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa StoryMost recently, Noa tried to release a video tape of Lopez as a movie, but last Friday, an appeals court sided with J.Lo and ordered that an invasion of privacy lawsuit she filed against her first husband be handled in arbitration rather than through a public court case. While their latest fight is over, something tells us this rivalry isn't. Talk about unhappily ever after!


2. Rivalries: Univision & Telemundo

Univision vs. Telemundo

Univision's got the hit reality show, Nuestra Belleza Latina, Telemundo's got the top-rated telenovela La Reina del Sur and they've both got one big problem: each other! While Univision is considered the Spanish-language giant and has announced plans to launch three new networks by 2012, Telemundo is hot on the network's heels as the second-largest Spanish-language network in the United States. This spring, Telemundo even managed to steal "The Latina Oprah" (Christina Saralegui) from Univision, which should bode well for the network's ratings next year. On January 28th, 2011, Comcast completed a $6.5 billion dollar deal acquisition of a 51% majority stake in NBC Universal, acquiring control of Telemundo as part of the deal, so don't be surprised if Telemundo eventually dethrones Univision. 


3. Rivalries: Perez & Hollywood

Perez Hilton vs. Carrie Prejean

The Queen of all Media has had plenty of rivals in Hollywood, including Black Eyed Peas singer, Will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Rumer Willis and Lindsay Lohan, but his rivalry with Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean in 2009 is the Cuban blogger's most epic public fight. It all started when Perez served as a guest judge during the Miss USA pageant, and asked Prejean a question about same-sex marriage. Prejean replied that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and Perez, who thought the answer was homophobic, proceeded to blast Prejean daily on his website, Perezhilton.com, calling her answer the 'worst answer in pageant history," and calling her a dumb bi***." Ouch.


4. Rivalries: Demi/Selena & Miley

Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato vs. Miley Cyrus 

In 2009, best friends Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato made funny videos on youtube together where they danced, and joked around for hours. While we thought the videos were very funny and cute, there was someone who wasn't so impressed with them: Miley Cyrus. Cyrus and her best friend Mandy Jiroux must not have liked the attention Selena and Demi were getting, because they posted a video in which they mocked and imitated Demi and Selena, making fun of their outfits and their physical appearance. 


5. Rivalries: Daisy & Mariah

Daisy Fuentes and Mariah Carey 

Here's what went down: While Luis Miguel was dating Daisy Fuentes, the playboy singer cheated on Daisy with Mariah Carey. And in 1998, he also dumped Fuentes, his girlfriend of three years, for Carey. Something tells us Daisy's not a big fan of Mimi's music. 


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