Diana Ross plays nice with Mary Wilson at Oscars party

Diana Ross had a fright at Elton John’s Oscars party when she bumped into Mary Wilson, her archenemy since the days when they were two-thirds of the Supremes.

Ross, with her son Evan, came over to say hello to Quincy Jones, seemingly without realizing that Wilson — who first wrote about their feud in “Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme” in 1986 — was sitting next to him.

Seeing Wilson, “Diana looked like a deer caught in the headlights,” said Mark Bego, Wilson’s ghostwriter, who was sitting at the same table with Lorna Luft. “Mary had a smile on her face.”

“Lorna said, ‘OK kids, get to the bunker. This is going to be explosive,’ ” Bego told me.

But no drinks were thrown.

Wilson graciously said, “Hi, Diana,” hugged her nemesis, and the awkward confrontation was over.

Ross’ spokesman Mark Young told me, “She 100 percent knew Ms. Wilson was at the table, that is why she went over. It was a really nice moment.”

Wilson blames the ambitious Ross for destroying the Supremes by forcing out Florence Ballard, and then leaving the group to go solo. Ballard struggled with alcohol, depression and poverty before dying of a heart attack in 1976.

At a 25th anniversary of Motown event, when Ross forgot the lyrics to “Someday We’ll Be Together” and Wilson started singing lead, the two fought over the microphone.

“It just continued over the years,” said Bego, who is collaborating with Wilson on her third book, “Supreme Glamour,” due May 30 from Thames & Hudson.

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