Bob Geldolf: Top of the Pops?
Tom Cruise could learn a thing or two from Bob Geldof. Geldof has been named "Best Celebrity Dad" by esteemed Web site remind4u.com. (A few weeks ago Sharon Osbourne was named best celebrity mum by the equally distinguished Freemans of London.)
Geldof, long an advocate of father's rights, won full custody of his three daughters (Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie) with Paula Yates in 1997. After Yates' death from a drug overdose he became legal guardian of her daughter with deceased INXS singer Michael Hutchence, Heavenly Hiraani Tigerlily.
The Brit-centric list of winners also features David Beckham in second place and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in third. Americans Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt also both made the list, but Depp effectively lives in France and Pitt is reportedly holed up in an African game reserve with expectant partner Angelina Jolie.
While remind4u.com didn't share the criteria used to hone the nominees, to help next year's nominees, I've compiled a few desirable qualities below.
A best celebrity dad...
...would allow mom to have an epidural and actually have contact with her newborn child immediately.
...would never cast his daughter in a cheesy
'80s '90s teen ensemble show set in southern California (but would still produce the show, because it totally rocked and we all know what and who we're talking about here.). This also applies to music videos: no sexed-up daughters frolicking in lingerie (fourth video on page).
...would never dangle his offspring from balconies, name more than one child the same name, refer to one as "blanket" or cover his kids in burqas.
...probably shouldn't sleep with the nanny (though this didn't keep Jude Law off this year's list).
Think we can grow this list? Add your suggestions below.
| April 12, 2006; 10:43 AM ET
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