Tuesday 20 March 2018

Top Five: The Best of Buddies... including Clooney and Pitt

As we talk to top models and their best friends, Pat Fitzpatrick takes a look at some famous celeb buddies from here and abroad

Best buds: Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Best buds: Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox
Linda Martin
John Giles and Eamon Dunphy
Ant and Dec

Pat Fitzpatrick

As we talk to top models and their best friends, we take a look at some famous celeb buddies from here and abroad


Best friends forever, from way back before George became a coffee-machine salesman. Famous for the comic chemistry between them in Ocean's Eleven. Sure, didn't they get plenty chance to work on it in Ocean's One to Ten, says you, with your finger firmly off the pulse. Some say the women loved Ocean's Eleven because Brad and George were so funny together. The women say, "Listen, we have no idea if they were funny or not, we watched that movie with the sound turned down - 872 times."


Some say they are a modern twist on the classic straight-man, funny-man double acts. We say the twist is they are both the straight-man, after months of watching Saturday Night Takeaway without laughing once. Others say Ant and Dec are the new Morecambe and Wise. You'll get no argument here, given that Morecambe and Wise were nearly as funny as the 1970s. And the 1970s were as entertaining as watching Fair City while someone blows smoke in your eyes.


There was a time when Eamon used to mock poor Gilesey for drinking Bacardi and Coke on their trips to late-night clubs. Not any more. Some think they were told to stop by the Please Drink Responsibly crowd. Others are convinced they got a call from the Please Act Your Age campaign. This Government-funded group was set up to make sure RTE stars behave age-appropriately. Their main goal is to stop Tubridy acting as if he's 67. Challenging.


Please stop sniggering at the mash-up of their surnames. So what if it seems like the name of a sex toy emporium? Jennifer and Courteney have come a long way since their days on Friends. They have certainly taken on a lot of meatier roles. This is in contrast to Matthew Perry, who sometimes looks like he might have taken on meatier rolls. As in foot-long subs with a kilo of salami and cheese, says you, amazed at what the Yanks call a snack.


No, Twink Linda isn't a lispy Jonathan Ross trying to help Linda Martin find her keys. "Twink Linda, twink, they must be here somewhere." Linda was great friends with Twink until she overheard her bezzie use the c-word about her. And we don't mean culchie. Not that there's anything wrong with being a culchie. At least nothing that couldn't be fixed with a shower and elocution lessons. Says you.

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