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Six Degrees: Dan Brown to Victoria Beckham?

September 15th, 2009
01:59 PM ET
What links Victoria Beckham to Dan Brown? (PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
What links Victoria Beckham to Dan Brown? (PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

LONDON, England - It's time for "Six Degrees" - our weekly challenge for Connect the World viewers and Web users. In case you haven't figured it out yet, it's easy to play. Just link two of the week's newsmakers in exactly six steps.

This week we want you to tell us what links Dan Brown, best-selling author of "The Da Vinci Code" whose new book "The Lost Symbol" hits book stores on Sept. 16, to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, whose third catwalk collection went on show Monday at New York Fashion Week.

Leave your submissions in the comments section below, and the team will pick the most creative connection, and I’ll announce the winner on Friday’s show.

Need some inspiration? Check out last week's winner K. Lingaraju, who managed to link tennis star and new U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters with Saif Gadaffi, the son of the Libyan leader.

Here's how they did it:

Kim Clisters was engaged to...

Lleyton Hewitt, who was presented the Wimbledon trophy in 2002 by...

the Duchess of Kent, whose husband is...

the Duke of Kent, 27th in line to the throne of...

Queen Elizabeth, whose Lord President of the Privy Council...

Lord Mandelson, met with...

Saif Gadaffi at Corfu this August.

Remember: you need five other people between those two: no more, no less. If you want your friends to take the challenge as well, then click the “share post” button below.

To see previous challenges, click here. Happy connecting!

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Troy Barrett

    Victoria Beckham is married to...
    David Beckham, who, upon moving to Los Angeles with his family, was thrown a welcoming party in 2007 which was attended by...
    Tom Cruise, who is a scientologist, along with...
    John Travolta, who starred in Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, a documentary that also featured a role voiced by...
    Rita Wilson, who is married to...
    Tom Hanks, who starred in the Da Vinci Code, a book written by...
    Dan Brown

    September 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  2. Sally H

    Dan Brown…..wrote the book “Angels and Demons” which was the basis of the film of the same name directed by
    RON HOWARD…who starred in the TV comedy “Happy Days” with
    HENRY WINKLER….who attended Yale Drama School with
    JILL EIKENBERRY who co-produced the documentary “Destined to Live” featuring former First Lady
    NANCY REAGAN….who has done work for the Afghanistan World Foundation, as has
    ROBERTO CAVALLI….who designs clothes for and is good friends with
    Victoria Beckham

    Best wishes
    Sally H

    September 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  3. Troy Barrett

    I'm not sure if you're allowed to contribute more than one entry, but here's another one. It probably gets a bit wonky towards the end.

    Dan Brown, wrote a book that was made into a movie starring...
    Tom Hanks, who is married to...
    Rita Wilson, who helped raise $100,000 for the Democratic party and was a vocal supporter of...
    Barack Obama, who, in July this year met...
    The Pope, who travelled to Israel in May, where...
    Madonna attended a Kabbalah centre during her tour in July. Among Kabbalah’s numerous celebrity devotees, there's...
    Victoria Beckham.

    September 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  4. J.I. Damstra

    Dan Brown released a cd with artwork by...
    John Langdon, who has said to be influenced by...
    René Magritte, who's work in turn inspired, amongst others...
    Terry Gilliam, who worked for Help! magazine under...
    Harvey Kurtzman, who was also the editor of Trump magazine, published by...
    Hugh Hefner, who in 2007 stated he wanted to do a photo shoot with...
    Victoria Beckham, who seems more interested in putting clothes on...

    September 16, 2009 at 10:20 am | Reply
  5. Maureen V

    DAN BROWN wrote The Da Vinci Code which became a film starring...
    SIR IAN McKELLEN who is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, along with....
    PATRICK STEWART who has appeared in several TV and film productions with....
    KELSEY GRAMMER who endorsed the 2008 presidential primary campaign of.....
    RUDI GIULIANI who appeared in the 9/11 benefit Concert For New York City along with.....
    SIR ELTON JOHN who is the godfather to the eldest children of....

    Leeds, UK

    September 17, 2009 at 7:54 am | Reply
  6. dan smith

    DAN BROWN wrote
    DIGITAL FORTRESS, a story set in the city of
    SEVILLE, which has a football team called
    SEVILLA, who play in the same league as
    REAL MADRID, who once employed
    DAVID BECKHAM, who is married to

    September 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  7. Bill

    I am so overwhelmed by the horror photo of Posh in Halloween costume that I cannot possibly imagine that she has any connection with any mortal creature

    September 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  8. Bob

    Why all the head breaking, ask Dan and Posh surely they would knwo what the link is ?

    September 17, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  9. Duncan

    Connection in three.

    Posh is married to David Beckham...
    Whose initials are DB...
    As are Dan Brown's.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Reply
  10. ted jack

    Dan Brown wrote a book and made a lot of money and lives well and eats well Victoria Beckham has a lot of money and has visited food: less then six !

    September 17, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Reply
  11. George

    They met in the lobby of the VIP lounge at the Heathrow airport, and are friends since.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  12. Jay

    lord mandelson is not a member of the privy council

    September 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Reply
  13. maxencef

    Victoria Beckham played in the movie Spiceworld, starring all the Spice Girls and...
    Alan Cumming who portrayed the superhero Nightcrawler in the movie X2 alongside the actor playing Magneto:...
    Sir Ian McKellen who played in the movie adaptation of the DaVinci Code, the best-seller written by...
    Dan Brown

    September 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Reply
  14. Adam Webber

    Posh Spice or Victoria Beckham, who just recently released her latest dress collection, is friends with…

    Jennifer Lopez, who wore one of Beckham’s dresses when, while in Washington for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala, she went to Capitol Hill to meet with…

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi and talk about education and her husband, …

    Marc Anthony’s, new scholarship fund. At the Gala, where Anthony was also honored for his 41st Birthday, the couple sat next to…

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor, whose first recorded vote on August 18, 2009 joined a dissent by three liberal justices, including veteran U.S. Supreme Court colleague, …

    Justice John Paul Stevens, who, as an undergrad at University of Chicago, was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, as was…

    Dan Brown, while at Amherst College.

    Seattle, WA

    September 17, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  15. uzo London

    How will this news help solve many of the World problems. ie Iraq, Sudan, North Kora

    September 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  16. Peo

    bad taste?

    September 17, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  17. Anand Bala

    I'd like to register an objection to the way you judge these entries. In last weeks "winning" entry, the connection between the Duke of Kent and the Queen was that he is 27th in line to her throne – how does this make it six degrees of separation between Kim and Saif?? It's more like 32. Also, as another person has pointed out, Lord Mandelson is not a member of the Privy Council.
    My entry was based entirely on factual connections. This whole Six Degrees business is becoming a bit of a farce. Please review the process by which you determine the winner.

    September 18, 2009 at 12:35 am | Reply
  18. dan smith

    DAN BROWN writes books starring
    ROBERT LANGDON, who in the "The Da Vinci Code", was described as looking like: "HARRISON FORD in Harris tweed". Harrison Ford acts as INDIANA JONES. Indiana Jones was impersonated by DAVID BECKHAM in a 2008 Pepsi ad, and David Beckham is married to VICTORIA BECKHAM.

    September 18, 2009 at 10:28 am | Reply
  19. Benito Mileski

    Beckham was part of a group of young players at the club who guided the club to win the FA Youth Cup in May 1992, with Beckham scoring in the second leg of the final against Crystal Palace. He made his first appearance for United's first-team that year, as a substitute in a League Cup match against Brighton & Hove Albion, and signed his first professional contract shortly afterwards. *"

    With best regards

    May 1, 2013 at 7:46 am | Reply

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