The Top 10 Unlikely Celebrity Friends
5. Dax Sheppard and Tom Arnold
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Tom Arnold and Dax Shepard share a special sort of man-love. They spend a lot of quality time together going on man-dates to the beach or park. Such outings are usually attended by a third wheel in the form of Shepard’s finance Kristen Bell.
Dax and Tom’s bond is so strong that in 2009, when Arnold walked down the aisle for the fourth time, he asked Sheppard to be his best man. At first Sheppard was slightly insulted, saying, "I was like, 'I'm his fourth best man!' That's like if someone asks you to be the fourth godparent to their kid - like, 'If these three people die, you take care of him.'” He eventually said yes, even though it meant missing out on spending Thanksgiving with his family. Now that’s what you call a mate.
4. Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler
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It seems obvious why these two ladies are friends. They’re both single, around the same age, and enjoy vodka. The two became friends after meeting on Handler’s talk show and recently spent Thanksgiving together on vacation in Mexico. They have joked that their friendship involves working out together at the gym, partaking in “vodka-fuelled fiestas,” and hunting for men. Handler says she likes Jennifer because, in her words, “Aniston makes me laugh. She's irreverent and hilarious, and she sends me really, really funny e-mails.”
Just before Christmas Handler showed her loyalty to Team Aniston when she publicly criticized Angelina Jolie, labeling the actress who is now partners with Aniston’s ex, a “home-wrecking b***h.” The public tirade was said to have dampened the friendship between Handler and Aniston, however the Friends star is set to appear on Handler’s talk show to promote her new film Just Go With It.
3. David Beckham and Snoop Dogg
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When David Beckham moved to Los Angeles to play for the L.A. Galaxy, little did he know he’d gain a friend in rapper Snoop Dogg. The friendship between the two is definitely strange and Snoop Dogg is the first to admit it. Snoop says, “No one would have thought me and my boy David would have anything in common - we come from separate worlds. But he has the dollars at his disposal and we’re talking about putting our money together to do a movie.” Apart from having wealth in common, Snoop says he and Beckham share a love of family and fashion.
Snoop also turns to Beckham to for musical advice. Just days before the release of his last album, Mr. Dogg asked Mr. Beckham what he thought of his latest album. Beckham listened to every track, noticed Snoop’s two huge bouncers, and replied he loved every single song. Smart move.
What’s next for these two unlikely buddies? The two are talking about starting a fashion label together.
2. Elton John and Eminem
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It’s an unlikely friendship, but one that Eminem says saved his life. The two first met in 2001 when they performed together at the Grammy Awards. Their performance of "Stan" was the most talked about act of the night. The newly blossoming friendship quickly soured over Eminem’s commonly misogynistic and homophobic song lyrics.
The rapper reached out to John while battling an addiction to prescription drugs nearly two years ago. In return John, who himself is a recovering addict, offered a helping hand and guided Eminem to recovery. Eminem says, “When I first wanted to get sober, I called [Elton] and spoke to him about it. He's somebody who's in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands ... the pressure and any other reasons that you want to come up with for doing drugs.” Elton in return said that Eminem has been “doing brilliantly.” Eminem has been sober since 2009 and still talks with his “friend” Elton.
1. Mel Gibson and Britney Spears
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Back in 2008, when Britney Spears was in the middle of a very public meltdown, Mel Gibson offered a helping hand and Spears took it. The two were neighbors in Malibu and she traveled with Gibson and his family to his Costa Rican vacation home. At the time Gibson said, “I feel compassion for someone like Britney…She never gets a moment. She's, like, dogged all the time and followed and she's trying to have a life. Your heart goes out to her because I'm positive that, at her core, she's a good woman.” Soon after her Costa Rican escape, Spears turned things around and got back on the straight and narrow.
Now the tables have turned and it is Spears who’s offering Gibson a helping hand. According to the tabloid magazines, the pop star is Gibson’s “only friend” and “guardian angel.” They talk regularly and Spears is praying for him. According to In Touch, “They speak on the phone all the time, usually late at night. Mel was one of the only people who reached out to help Britney when she was at her lowest point, and she believes that demonstrates what a loving and wonderful man he is.” Maybe with the power of Spears, Gibson too can turn it all around.