Weekend To-Do List: Harry Potter and the Confessions of the Dancefloor Edition

153254__madonnapotter_lDear readers, I’m throwin’ down a challenge: Please connect Harry Potter and Madge’s Dancefloor in six steps or less. Here’s the catch, though: Each step must provide a good (and viable) entertainment option for one’s weekend. I’ll go first:

1. Madonna’s Confessions on a Dancefloor makes me want to boogie-woogie.

2. Lest we forget, Madonna scored a Golden Globe for her work in Evita, which was directed by Alan Parker…

3. …who also directed Angela’s Ashes, based on the acclaimed novel by Frank McCourt (whose new book, Teacher Man, happens to be out this week).

4. Angela’s Ashes starred Emily Watson, who costarred in Gosford Park with…

5. …Maggie Smith, who graces the screen in this weekend’s likely box-office champ, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (whose characters inspired this particularly jaunty performance by — no joke — Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Dancers). Ch-ch-check it out.

There! It wasn’t easy, but I did it! Now, in the words of Destiny’s Child, ”move, groove, prove you can hang with me” and take the PopWatch Weekend To-Do List Challenge. See you Monday!

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  • Ariel

    1. In “Confessions From The Dance Floor,” Madonna sings that, “I like New York/Other places make me feel like a dork.”
    2. Danielle Radcliffe looked like a dork at the New York City premiere of Harry Potter. http://tinyurl.com/dam84
    …TADA!

  • Sara

    1. Madonna is married to Guy Ritchie.
    2. Guy Ritchie directed Brad Pitt in Snatch.
    3. Brad Pitt was in True Romance with Gary Oldman.
    4. Gary Oldman plays Sirius Black
    :)

  • Chaz

    1) Madonna sang on the soundtrack to Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me which featured Elizabeth Hurley…
    2) Who was romantically linked (duh) to Hugh Grant…
    3) Who starred in 9 Months directed by Chris Columbus…
    4) Who directed the first 2 Harry Potter installments…
    5) and also directed Stepmom starring Julia Roberts…
    6) who appeared in Flatliners w/ Kevin Bacon!
    Do I get bonus points for the extra connect?!?

  • Joey

    1. Madonna was in Die Another Day with Pierce Brosnan.
    2. Brosnan was in GoldenEye with Robbie Coltraine.
    3. Coltraine is Rubbeus Hagrid in Harry Potter.

  • Anne

    1) In confessions- Madonna has a song titled “I like New York”
    2) I like New York is the overall sentiment of Sex and the City, starring Cynthia Nixon
    3)Cynthia Nixon starred in Warm Springs with Kenneth Branagh
    4)Kenneth Branagh was married to (and co-starred with in Henry V) Emma Thompson
    5)They both appeared in the second Harry Potter with the rest of the cast
    6)They don’t appear in the latest movie- but the rest of the cast does of course(and Madame Trawley- Emma’s character is in the fourth book although edited from the film)

  • Jim

    It looks as if Madonna will go down as the BIGGEST RIP OFF ARTIST of all time if Aisha has her day in court!
    On her website Aisha lists all the myriad and various ways Madonna has ripped off other artists and recycled it for her own glory. Lately she has exploited and literally stolen Aisha’s material.
    What a shame. Not surprised though.
    Geeez..can’t believe I was a fan.

  • Alexa

    Hahaha, Sara – that’s just fab! You should have seen the velvet coat of doom at the London premiere…
    Anyway: 1) Madonna sampled Abba’s Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) on the track “Hung Up”
    2) Comedic duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams spoofed ABBA on Rock Profile (special feature on Little Britain series 1 DVD).
    3) Lucas had a cameo role in the UK mini-series Casanova, starring David Tennant.
    4) Tennant plays Barty Crouch Jr. in The Goblet of Fire (and Radcliffe has said he loved him in Casanova).
    Also: 1) Madonna was in a segment of The Hire with Clive Owen.
    2) Owen starred in the BBC show Second Sight, one episode of which guest-starred Tom Felton.
    3) Felton plays Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter.
    Man, I could keep going :P

  • LuWanna

    1. Madonna was in The Next Best Thing w/ Rupert Everett
    2. Rupert was in My Best Friend’s Wedding w/ Julia Roberts
    3. Julia was in Hook w/ Maggie Smith
    4. Maggie is of course in Harry Potter!!!

  • Mario

    Jim…
    go suck on Aisha’s used tampon.. that was so irrelevant to the thread.

  • Tiffany

    1. Madonna was in the BMW short film “The Hire: Star” with Clive Owen.
    2. Clive Owen was in “Gosford Park” with Maggie Smith.
    3. Maggie Smith is in the Harry Potter franchise.

  • Brittany

    wow. The Hogwarts Dancers are INCREDIBLE! i needed that laugh this morning.

  • BTD Greg

    Maddona is married to Guy Ritchie…
    …who directed Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells…
    …with Dexter Fletcher, who was also in Topsy Turvey…
    …with Jim Broadbent, who was in Enchanted April…
    …with Miranda Richardson, who plays Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
    Five steps. Sort of average, I guess.

  • Kim

    1) Madonna was in Shaghai Surprise with Sean Penn
    2) Sean Penn was in State of Grace with Gary Oldman
    3) Gary Oldman is Sirius Black

  • Kim

    Here’s another I just thought of:
    1) Madonna was in Body of Evidence with Wilem Dafoe
    2) Wilem Dafoe was in The English Patient with Ralph Fiennes
    3) Ralph Fiennes is Voldermont. :)

  • booma

    Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan with Rosanna Arquette
    Who was in Pulp Fiction with Bruce Willis
    Who was in The Fifth Element with Gary Oldman
    Who is Sirius Black in Goblet of Fire

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