Saturday, 2 July 2011

My six degrees of separation from George Clooney and President Obama

A few years ago there was a lot of hoo-haa about a play called Six Degrees of Separation. It was later made into a film starring Kevin Bacon.

The idea of the six degrees is that everyone on the planet is only separated from everyone else by six steps or less.

For example I can prove that I am less than 6 steps away from George Clooney. Oh yes I can!

Step 1: a very good friend of mine used to work in the film industry
Step 2: she once worked on a film starring Ben Affleck and was responsible for looking after him
Step 3: at the time he was dating Gwyneth Paltrow
Step 4: Gwyneth has also been in a relationship with Brad Pitt
Step 5: Brad Pitt has starred in several films with his good friend, George Clooney!

So near but so far!

Not only that, but how about my tenuous close links to President Obama...

I have met Gary Barlow's mum.....Gary Barlow is now a judge on X-factor.....his colleague on the show is Kelly Rowland a former member of Destiny's Child......Beyoncรจ was also in Destiny's Child.....and she sang at President Obama's inauguration party. Voila!

I could go on to list my links to the Pope, Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez but I'm far too modest, and anyway I never talk about close friends *ahem*

So...who are you connected to? Go on, I'm dying to hear about it.