(Closed) Let's Play A Game! Six Degrees of Separation

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Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

These are all going to be pretty circuitous, haha.

1. David Bowie’s son who is now a director, Duncan Jones, went to my alma mater, so several of my professors knew him and also met David Bowie while he was there. This is also true of some other famous people who attended the same college as me: another director named J. C. Chandor and S. Rob Walton of the Wal-Mart Waltons.

2. I went to Disney World with my family in the nineties. ‘N Sync was performing when they were just starting to get famous, and they launched a beach ball of the stage and hit my mother in the head (we weren’t even attending the performance, only passing by the performance on our way elsewhere).

3. I met Ellen Muth at an airport, and you get 17 starpoints if you know who that even is. Dead Like Me was in its second or third season at the time.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I can only think of one for me… my coworker: her uncle dated Freddie Mercury.
She didn’t beleive him until she looked it up, it’s true!

Other than that, all I can think of is that the town where I grew up is full of famous people… I think my sister got into an argument with Thelonious Monk’s son in highschool. 

Post # 34
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Busy bee

I went to high school with Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries, but she was two years behind me.

My SO’s father used to know Morgan Freeman, way back in the day.

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My friend works on the Castle TV show (while visiting LA she took me around the set) and she might be working on the new Veronica Mars Movie (SQUEEEEE!)

My good friend’s lawyer is New Kids on The Blocks lawyer.

A good friend from HS’s half brother was best friends with Prince William and Prince Harry’s cousin Peter Phillips (Princess Anne’s son).

My college roomate’s little brother is John Driscoll (Young and the Restless and Guiding Light). I remember him when he was a little, little kid

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My mom and aunts grew up with Jayz’s mom. My aunt still keeps in touch with her til this day and we have old pics of him but I’ve never met him personally. I went to college with Donovan McNabb and Dwight Freeney, pretty big names in football. A guy I know was Kimora lee Simmons personal chef. 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

OH! I taught at the high school that Eric Church went to and we went to the same college. He’s a few years older than I am, but I think my college roommate had some classes with his little sister. They were both elementary education majors. One of my coworkers was the photographer at his little sister’s wedding too. I’ve never heard his music though because my type of country music is Taylor Swift.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My grandpa taught Uma Thurman in high school.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A movie that Robert Downey Jr. did in the 90s (Heart and Souls) was filmed at the Air Force Base my dad worked at and they needed extras… my dad ended up getting a small role and got to hang out with him for a few weeks. They actually exchanged ties on set because RDJ liked my dads better. My dad got to keep it and still has brags about it! Lol!

Also, Jon Stewart went to my high school (obviously many years before me), but my history teacher at the time was still there and claimed to be Jon’s favorite teacher. Lol.

Last one- one of good childhood friends was 2nd cousins with Brittany Murphy (may she RIP), and she had a great story from a family wedding. The power went out during the reception and there was no music- so Brittany got up on a table and sang for everyone so the couple could still have their first dance! How cute!!

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Aww, this is fun! My high school chem teacher (shout out, Mr. Ballard!) said he went to grade school with Vanilla Ice…

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My (2nd?) cousin was the crew chief for Jeff Gordon…

He is still in the business… and I believe is now the crew chief for Greg Biffel….

I don’t follow Nascar at all.. so I could be incorrect about the names >_<

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I live in a house that was built in 1924 in central FL. My neighbors who live across the street from me and are in their 80’s have lived in that home for over 40 years. They informed me when I moved in that Walt Disney’s Aunt use to live in my home. They said they always knew when Walt was there visiting her because he drove around in the limo. Haha!

 

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My sophomore Spanish teacher went to high school with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

A girl I was friends with in college was a Red Sox groupie and knew a bunch of the players.

My mom was a 2nd grade teacher when the singer Jojo (Joanna Levesque) went through school and she performed in her classroom several times.

My mom also taught a cousin or nephew or something of someone in Godsmack.

My dad has done work for the relatives of some famous Bostonians, but I can’t remember who at the moment.

I dated a guy for a couple months who went to high school with Alison Krauss. She was a couple years behind him I think.

Post # 44
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

My cousin played guitar for Madonna for a while, and was her “love interest” in the video for La Isla Bonita:

Two of my cousins were in Desperately Seeking Susan and two in La Bamba. Because they’re musicians it wasn’t uncommon to have people like Poncho Sanches and Celia Cruz show up at weddings and things. 

On a side note… my SO seems to have a LOT of brushes with celebrities. On our second date we started out at Barnes & Noble, where Eriq La Salle (from ER) came up because he thought SO worked there. He ended up coming up to us a few times to start conversations and then started to hard-sell us his new book! So weird. Later that day we ran into Dane Cook. Well, I did… like, literally. We were at The Grove in LA, so it isn’t THAT uncommon to run into famous people there. Later that week, SO sent me a picture of him & “Wee Man” (from Jackass). SO was at a taco shop near his apartment that Wee Man owns and he happened to show up. 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I lived in LA and my dad’s in the music industry, so we have a lot of super random stories 🙂 But some good ones based on more than just run-ins:

– My dad’s old band opened for Ozzie Osbourne in Black Sabbath’s first US tour!

– My cousin went to HS with all of the members of Boys II Men, and is still friends with them; supposedly they’re great guys

-Denzel Washington was BFF with my old boss in LA, so he’d come hang out at the restaurant a lot and chat with us. Before I moved back East, we had my going away party at the restaurant, and Denzel ended up coming and joining us. He was in a sweatsuit and happily divulged that he had to gain weight for a role, so the sweatsuit it was!

And my two favorite run-ins:

– Leo DiCaprio winked at me once when I was at work. He was there with a big producer discussing an upcoming movie, and when the producer was talking with our manager he came up to say hi. I almost died.

– Dennis Rodman hit on me at a bar wearing lipstick. Awkward. 

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My dad knew Enya once upon a time, and I think I’m distantly related to one of the guy’s from Westlife (don’t even think they’re together anymore), but I’m honestly not sure. 

Oh, and a friend of mine’s older brother used to play guitar for Bif Naked.

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