Bacon and Sedgwick have been acting for a long time, and their talent has evolved over the years, enabling them to be one of those New York actor couples who accept solid roles in interesting films and series, and who are so accessible to everyone that they're just part of the scenery when you're living in NY. ("I saw Kevin Bacon walking his dog today," my roommate used to come home saying at least once a month, and she can't identify any celebrities on the street.)
Their success gave rise to the popularity of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game that became so popular at parties (For instance, as an extra in "Keeping the Faith," I have a Bacon number of 3 -- any of the three leads had a Bacon number of 2, so I'm one step removed from that.) And that game launched the online charity site SixDegrees.org, providing everyone a chance to connect with charities and raise money for their favorite causes. (I wrote about that back in the day on Jewlicious.)
The reason I bring this up is because instead of just celebrities losing their money, this news story also means it's another good-doing operation that falls victim to Madoff's madness. Communities across the country can't stop talking about this scandal, and one rabbi thinks Madoff should be kicked out of the Jewish people.
Where will it end? According to the Fundermentalist, JTA's philanthropy blog, Wednesday is the deadline for Madoff's people (can you believe the man still has people?) to provide a list of all his clients/victims.
This is a start, but I say Bacon should just head down there, perhaps with everyone with a Bacon number of 2 or lower, and start kicking ass in a way that Ren, straight from the streets of Chicago, would be proud of. (Check minute 1:03-1:05 below for the particular move I'm suggesting. And then again at 1:39.)