Hollywood really is a small world. Sharon Stone
a few years ago that she is distantly related to fellow actress Gina Gershon. She kept her familial connection a secret for the most important of all reasons—a reality show. Tracy Gershon, Gina’s sister, was a judge on the hit show
, and because Stone’s brother’s girlfriend was a contestant, they didn’t want to be accused of favoritism. But it was
, so… how much could it matter? Plus, Gershon didn’t know she shared genes with the
star, who said, “She didn't know me—or that we were cousins. We're country people!” Country people who love country music, apparently.