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Biggest Feuds of 2011

Lady Gaga vs. Bette Midler

Midler launched a seemingly out-of-the-blue rant against Lady Gaga this year for ripping off her ideas – including the rather specific idea of performing in a wheelchair while dressed as a mermaid, which Gaga did during a concert in Sydney, Australia.

"I'm not sure Lady Gaga knows that I've performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people - and many of them are still alive,” Midler tweeted.

“Dear Lady Gaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar - it's because it is!” she added. “You can see it on youtube 24/7 - with ME performing it.”

And then, in what looked to be her parting shot, Midler wrote, “Dear Lady Gaga I've been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980 - You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker t**s - mermaid's mine."—Jeff Royer

(Photos: Michael Loccisano, Getty Images; Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images)

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