1. 50 Cent and Bette Midler.
Perhaps one of the most unlikely friendships ever to have happened, 50 Cent and Bette Midler met and made friends when they worked together on the New York Restoration Project.
She later said of him: ”He’s one of the newest members of our tribe. He’s really made my life worth living.”
2. Helen Mirren and Russell Brand.
They bonded on the set of Arthur and have remained close friends ever since.
In fact, Helen spoke very highly of Russell after the film wrapped, saying, “He is the archetypal bad boy, who is really just the best, goodest boy you could possibly meet”.
3. Eminem and Elton John.
They performed together at the 2001 Grammys, but they stayed in touch and remained friends.
Eminem has even revealed that he went to Elton for help and advice when he was trying to get sober. He said: ”I told him, ‘Look, I’m going through a problem and I need your advice’”.
4. Elton John and Chris Brown.
Proving himself to be quite the mentor for younger stars, Elton was also there for Chris Brown in the wake of his assault on Rihanna in 2009.
Chris revealed that Elton was “a good friend” when the rest of the world shunned him at the time.
5. Kim Kardashian and Mel B.
Despite the fact we can’t think of a single thing these two have in common, they became close friends after Mel moved to L.A. in 2012.
In fact, Mel attended Kim’s wedding to Kris Humphries and was one of just a few close celebrity pals to be invited to her baby shower when she was expecting little North West.
6. Vince Vaughn and Robert Pattinson.
Vince Vaughn and Robert Pattinson have been spotted partying together on a couple of occassions. It was even reported that Vince acted as a shoulder to cry on when Kristen Stewart admitted to cheating on Robert, and offered him advice on what to do.
7. Emma Thompson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
They met when they filmed the movie Junior, and 20 years later are still close friends.
8. Jennifer Lawrence and Drew Barrymore.
No one knew that these two were pals until they looked overjoyed to see one another on the Golden Globes 2014 red carpet.
Jennifer even stopped posing for photos to give Drew a massive hug, and the pair stood chatting and laughing in front of photographers instead of striking a pose.
9. Harry Styles and Zach Braff.
We knew that Harry was pretty popular in showbiz circles, with some of his best mates including James Corden and Nick Grimshaw.
But it turns out he’s also got friends in high places in the States too with Zach posting this snap of them enjoying dinner together on Twitter back in December.
10. Lindsay Lohan and Woody Allen.
Woody has admitted that he and Lindsay have what he calls a “social friendship”, and they’ve been spotted numerous times enjoying dinner together.
He’s spoken highly of her in the past, saying: “She’s an extremely talented girl”.
11. Miranda Kerr and Miley Cyrus.
They met during a photo shoot and immediately went out for dinner afterwards, with Miranda sharing this photo of her and her “gorgeous” new friend on Instagram.
12. Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez.
Despite the five-year age difference — Selena is 21 and Kylie is 16 — the pair have been pretty inseparable over recent months, and even went to the Coachella Music and Arts Festival together.
13. Snooki and John McCain.
Whoever would’ve thought that Jersey Shore’s Snooki would be friends with the Republican presidential nominee John McCain?
Turns out they are pals, though. After Snooki gave birth to her first child, John tweeted his congratulations to her. She responded: ”I love you John McCain.”
14. Drew Barrymore and Courtney Love.
These two go way back, and Drew is even godmother to Courtney’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
15. Mel Gibson and Britney Spears.
Mel and Britney’s unlikely friendship goes back a long way. Following Britney’s dramatic psychiatric hospitalisation in 2008, Mel offered her and her father his Costa Rica home for her to recuperate.
16. Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller.
They met on the set of The Edge of Love and apparently bonded over their “nerdiness”. They even rented a house together in Wales during filming, so we’d imagine they know a fair few secrets about each other.
17. Lady Gaga and Julian Assange.
Lady Gaga caused a lot of controversy after deciding she wanted to meet and befriend WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
She visited him at the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 and spent five hours with him.
18. Kate Hudson and Fergie.
They may seem like an odd friendship match, but they’ve been pals for years and have been known to take to the red carpet together.
Fergie even attended Kate’s massive celebrity Halloween party last year with husband Josh Duhamel.
19. Kate Hudson and Lea Michele.
Kate and Lea met in 2012 when Kate appeared on Glee.
However, no one really knew they’d remained close friends until Lea tragically lost her boyfriend Cory Monteith to a heroin overdose, and Kate offered up her home for Lea.
Lea explained: “I called her and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed with reporters. She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house’, like it was nothing”.
She continued: “She let my family stay there, and any of my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favourite juices. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me”.
20. Joan Collins and Cara Delevingne.
Cara Delevingne has a lot of A-list friends, including Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld, but she’s also close with Joan Collins.
In fact, Joan is even her godmother.
21. Cheryl Cole and Khloe Kardashian.
Cheryl Cole has long been a fan of the Kardashian family, and when she met them recently it seemed that she and Khloe made a particularly strong bond.
Cheryl shared a photo of Khloe on Instagram with the caption: “My girl!”
Khloe then returned the favour, sharing a snap of Cheryl with the caption: “Sometimes you meet people and you click instantly. Her beauty is more than skin deep… I love this lady’s spirit.”
22. Courteney Cox and Isla Fisher.
We all know that Jennifer Aniston is Courteney Cox’s best friend, but Isla Fisher comes a close second.
They keep their friendship pretty under wraps, but apparently enjoy regular lunches — and Isla even attended Courteney’s recent 49th birthday.
23. Trinny Woodall and Keanu Reeves.
Trinny met Keanu by chance in London and apparently the pair “clicked” immediately, and stayed in touch.
Shortly after her marriage broke down in 2008, Trinny found herself in L.A. and was snapped going out for dinner with her new friend and his long-term girlfriend.
24. Jim Parsons and Rihanna.
The unlikely pair met while recording vocals for an animated film and apparently bonded over their joint ‘geekery’.
25. Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler.
Jennifer and Chelsea have been close friends for years, although never speak publicly about their relationship.
However, they’ve recently been struck with rumours that Jennifer’s friendship with Chelsea is driving a wedge between her and fiance Justin Theroux. Apparently he doesn’t like Chelsea, and thinks she’s “rude and obnoxious”.
26. Snoop Dogg and David Beckham.
They met after starring in an animated short film based on A Christmas Carol and have seemingly remained friends ever since.
Becks even gave Snoop Dogg’s football team a complimentary lesson, appeared on Snoop’s reality show and now David even gets to hear Snoop’s new music before anyone else.
27. Chris Martin and Simon Pegg.
These two are such good pals that Chris even chose Simon to be godfather to his daughter, Apple.
No doubt Simon is helping Chris through his conscious uncoupling from Gwyneth Paltrow.
28. Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham.
Girls star Lena Dunham spoke at length about how much she loved Taylor Swift and wanted to become friends with her.
Then they contacted each other via Twitter, met at an awards ceremony, and Lena’s dreams came true with Taylor saying: “It became apparent that we were very similar. Very similar. I feel like I can tell her anything”.
29. And finally, Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un.
Basketball star Dennis Rodman made it his mission to meet the North Korean leader and became the most high-profile American to do so.
Dennis vowed eternal friendship with Kim Jong-Un after meeting him at a basketball game in Pyonhyang and called him an “awesome guy”, saying that he, his father and his grandfather were all “great leaders”.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- At least 24 homes have been lost and one firefighter killed as dozens of wildfires continue to ravage drought-stricken California.