J.R. vs. Bobby
Sometimes you just loving watching the bad guy. On "Dallas," conniving J.R. Ewing was forever squaring off against his good-guy brother Bobby. The show's been resurrected with that battle at the center. But with Larry Hagman's death, J.R. vs. Bobby -- probably the biggest brother vs. brother rivalry in TV history -- will likely end as well, after the episodes Hagman already shot for the new season that began this week.
(Coincidental corporate synergy alert: The new "Dallas" is airing on TNT, which, like CNN, is a part of Time Warner.)
When brothers disband
Brotherly feuds have poisoned the waters for successful musical acts, including the Everly Brothers, which Rolling Stone calls "Rock's First Sibling Rivalry."
And more recently, similar bitterness helped bust the popular band Oasis. Liam and Noel Gallagher's feud included public spats and legal action. (See also The Kinks, the Isley Brothers and more in this spread from zencollegelife.com.)
Battle of the billionaires
Who doesn't hate feuding with their billionaire sibling over the future of a massive empire?
So we can all commiserate with Mukesh and Anil Ambani, who split up their father's Reliance Group and have fought to see whose vision for the future of Indian business will prevail.
Brotherly love trumps competition