15 Surprising Celebrity Friendships

50 Cent and Bette Midler?

Who would Fred be without Ginger? Elaine May without Mike Nichols? What about Russell Crowe without Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA? Wait…

Turns out, even though many celeb pairings totally make sense, others--namely, these 15--simply don’t. Check out these unlikely famous friendships, then get a good laugh imagining a casual convo between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un.

celeb friends meryl

Meryl Streep And 50 Cent

Courtside cuddles abound.

celeb friends bette

50 Cent And Bette Midler

You are the wind beneath my candy shop.

celeb friends elton

Elton John And Eminem

Just two bros sharing a moment.

celeb friends eddie

Eddie Redmayne And Prince William

These fine chaps went to boarding school together. (Shout-out to the guy in the zebra vest.)

celeb friends martha

Snoop Dogg And Martha Stewart

Friends who mash potatoes together...

celeb friends beckham

Snoop Dogg And David Beckham

DB is one of the first people Snoop sends his new music to.

celeb friends braff

Zach Braff And Lauryn Hill

We’re not sure if these two were actually friends, but they went to high school together, and Braff invited Hill to his bar mitzvah.

celeb friends helen

Russell Brand And Helen Mirren

Brand has said of his Arthur co-star, "I continue to be fascinated and infatuated with her, and the more time I spend with her and the more I get to know her, the more the fascination increases. She is an incredible woman."

celeb friends angelina

Angelina Jolie And Mindy Cohn

Neither party has confirmed, but word on the street is Natalie from The Facts of Life is godmother to some of Brangelina’s brood.

celeb friends ed

Ed Sheeran And Courteney Cox

The British singer stayed at Cox’s L.A. home for months while writing an album.

celeb friends rihanna

Jim Parsons And Rihanna

Here’s hoping Sheldon Cooper will be in bad gal RiRi’s next video.

celeb friends rza

Rza And Russell Crowe

Not really sure what’s going on here.

celeb friends benedict

Dakota Johnson And Benedict Cumberbatch

50 shades of confusion at how this friendship came about.

celeb friends leighton

Leighton Meester And Zuzanna Szadkowski

Blair and Dorota are friends in real life and all is right in the world.

celeb friends rodman

Kim Jong Un And Dennis Rodman

So many questions.

susan waits

Lousy baker, stellar shopping buddy

You can find Susan either blissfully buried in a pile of clothes or on a plane between L.A. and NYC.