Arizona victims related to celebrities

The tragic shooting last Saturday in Arizona that has so far claimed the lives of five people may have seemed to be entirely in the political realm, but there’s a connection to the celebrity world, too.  U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is the cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, and actress Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill is the cousin of Christina Green, the 9-year-old child who lost her life in the shooting.

Both celebrities have issued statements about the shooting, but it’s pretty clear these were not close family relations.  Sophia Bush has talked about her cousin’s family in Arizona as if she barely knows them, and Gwyneth outright admitted that she’s never actually met Gabrielle Giffords, even though they’re cousins.