Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Seven Degrees of Kirsten Dunst: My Connection to the Stars

It all started with the ESPYs. Justin Timberlake, who Traci looooves, handed Jimmer Fredette the award for Male College Athlete of the Year.

"I'm friends with Jimmer's sister and Jimmer's meeting Justin Timberlake," Traci exclaimed. "That's like two degrees of separation!"

Hmm. That got me thinking (all the way through Sunday School and halfway through Elders Quorum). How far removed am I from my favorite folks?

(I'm sure I could have gotten to some of these people a bit more directly, but I only have so much mental RAM on Sundays.)

John Elway
  • I met Steve Young at a seminary fireside in high school. (I also fluffed a dozen LoveSacs at his Park City cabin.)
  • Steve Young's San Francisco 49ers defeated John Elway's Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV (a fact that still saddens me).
The Beatles
  • I worked for Shawn Nelson at the LoveSac Corporation
  • He won a million bucks on Richard Branson's TV show "Rebel Billionaire"
  • Branson was knighted by the Queen of England,
  • Who knighted Paul McCartney,
  • Who was a Beatle

Michael Jackson
  • I interviewed Deron Williams for Utah Business Magazine
  • He and the Jazz always get beat by the Lakers and Kobe Bryant,
  • Who dunked on Michael Jordan in 1997,
  • Who was in the video for Michael Jackson's "Jam"
Kurt Cobain
  • I met Dave Grohl after the first ever Foo Fighters show in Salt Lake
  • Dave was, of course, the drummer of a little band called Nirvana
Kylie Minogue
  • I interview Anthony Wiggle of The Wiggles,
  • Who featured Kylie Minogue on their hit single "The Monkey Man" (Kyle was dubbed the Pink Wiggle)
Lauren Conrad

  • I've interviewed Alkaline Trio a few times
  • On one episode of The Hills, Audrina Patridge goes to the studio to watch the band record an album
  • Lauren Conrad shows up to the studio as well, but gets bored and decides to go get coffee with Lo.
Paris Hilton

  • My friend Chris Wilson played in Good Charlotte with those Madden twins
  • One of them dated Paris Hilton
Britney Spears

  • I interviewed Linkin Park recently,
  • Who was touring with the Prodigy,
  • Who was asked by Madonna to produce her record in the late '90s (they refused)
  • Madonna french kissed Britney Spears once
Barack Obama
  • Jon Hunstman came to Insurance a few years ago to celebrate our 25th anniversary
  • That made him want to move to China and work for Mr. Obama
Lady GaGa
  • I talked to Vanilla Ice on the phone a few years ago
  • He got all the royalties to "Ice, Ice Baby" shaken out of him by Suge Knight,
  • Who was Tupac's label owner,
  • Who was originally friends with Biggie Smalls,
  • Who was homies with Jay-Z,
  • Who's married to Beyonce,
  • Who recorded "Telephone" with Lady GaGa
Kirsten Dunst
  • I chatted with Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr the other day
  • He's in a band with Ben Gibbard,
  • Who married Zooey Deschanel,
  • Who was in Elf with Will Ferrell,
  • Who was in Megamind with Brad Pitt,
  • Who starred in Interview with a Vampire with Kirsten Dunst

1 comment:

IcarusArts said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't shorten any of those for you. What I can offer? Gary Coleman. Billy Baldwin. Maculy Culkin. Oooh yeah!