When Lindsay Lohan faced harsh criticism for her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in "Liz & Dick" earlier this week, loyal friend Lady Gaga came to her defense, tweeting "@lindsaylohan you did a beautiful job on Liz & Dick, Let no one bring u down, Liz didnt, they always try to knock the greats down a few pegs."

Lohan responded, "@ladygaga thank you so much! You are such an incredible force and that means the world to me :) love & hugs xo hope to see you soon bella."

Who knew that Mother Monster and LiLo were such good pals?

But they're just one of the celebrity friendships that has struck as surprising. Here are some other unlikely pairings.

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  • Lady Gaga & Lindsay Lohan

    Back in July, Gaga and LiLo had a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/lindsay-lohan-lady-gaga-lana-del-rey-slumber-party_n_1669511.html">slumber party</a> at the Chateau Marmont, and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/lady-gaga-lindsay-lohan-liz-and-dick-beautiful-twitter_n_2197240.html">Gaga offered praise</a> via Twitter for Lohan's much-criticized performance in "Liz & Dick" this week.

  • Russell Brand & the Beckhams

    In October, the comedian, 37, cheered on David Beckham at and LA Galaxy match along with Victoria Beckham and the couple's children.

  • Charlie Sheen & Lindsay Lohan

    After the pair reportedly became close on the set of "Scary Movie 5," <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/25/charlie-sheen-lindsay-lohan-taxes/">Sheen gave Lindsay Lohan</a> a $100,000 check to cover her tax dept.

  • Kim Kardashian & Britney Spears

    After the pair were seen hanging out at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy bash earlier this year, <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/britney-spears-and-kim-kardashian-talk-girlie-things-at-grammys-bash-2012132">a source told Us Weekly</a>, "Kim and Britney met a few times before. Kim has been to her concert a few times. Britney and Kim love each other."

  • Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill

    The two actors shared a bromance while shooting "21 Jump Street" earlier this year "I've never met anyone like Jonah that can go in and literally win an entire room and get away with just about anything," <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20578512,00.html">Tatum told People.</a>

  • Andy Cohen & John Mayer

    The Bravo host and singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.justjared.com/2012/09/17/john-mayer-soho-outing-with-andy-cohen/">were spotted</a> enjoying the fall weather -- and each other's company -- in September.

  • Snooki & Newt Gingrich

    The odd pair got along famously <a href="http://jezebel.com/5927305/snooki--newt-gingrich-become-bffs-as-apocalypse-draws-nigh">during an interview</a> with Jay Leno. Gingrich congratulated the "Jersey Shore" star on her best-selling literary achievements, and she replied, "Thanks. I'm trying to be like you."

  • 50 Cent & Bette Midler

    The pair professed their mutual admiration for each other at an event for Midler's New York Restoration Project in 2009. "He is such a gorgeous star - holy cow!" Midler <a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-05-21/gossip/17924046_1_holy-cow-new-york-restoration-project-bette-midler">told the New York Daily News</a>. "He's like the Godfather of Jamaica, Queens."

  • David Beckham & Snoop Dogg

    "When I make my records, he’s one of the first people I send the record to before it’s done," Snoop <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/music/864277-snoop-dogg-david-beckham-is-always-the-first-to-hear-my-music">has said</a> of the soccer star.

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