Lady Gaga, Elton John, and More Famous Godparents

Really, just imagine having Gaga as a godmother
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 10:53 AM CDT
Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John perform together during the Rainforest Fund's 21st Birthday Celebration benefit concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, May 13, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – What with her meat dresses and egg chariots, Lady Gaga has all the makings of a kooky godmother. Gaga, who is exactly that to Elton John's son, is just one of the celebrity godparents rounded up in a Daily Beast slideshow:

  • Elton John: In a tight-knit circle o' godparents, he is godfather to two of three of Victoria and David Beckham's boys, as well as to Elizabeth Hurley's son ... and Hurley is the Beckham boys' godmother.
  • Johnny Depp: In addition to starring in many of Tim Burton's films, he also acts as godfather to the director's son with Helena Bonham-Carter.
  • Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman: Both famous Australians act as godparents to fellow Aussie Rupert Murdoch's two daughters with Wendi Deng.

  • Michael Jackson: The late King of Pop was godfather to reality star and daughter-of-Lionel, Nicole Richie.
  • Bono: The U2 frontman is the most recent godfather tapped for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's brood; he's godfather to their twins.
  • Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul is godmother to Whitney Houston, and the two once recorded a duet together.
  • Drew Barrymore: She's Steven Spielberg's goddaughter, and Frances Bean Cobain's godmother (Cobain's godfather is Michael Stipe).
Click for the complete list, which includes Jennifer Aniston.

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