Kate Hudson is officially off the market! (Normally, the fact that she’s pregnant would have been a tipoff, but hey, we’re talking Hollywood here.)
Yes, the “Fool’s Gold” star is flashing some major left-hand bling — a square-cut diamond that Us magazine reported is about 9 carats — since becoming engaged to baby-daddy-to-be Matt Bellamy.
She told “Today” host Matt Lauer, who observed the ring, “I’m engaged! It just happened a week ago. I’m so glad you noticed. I haven’t really announced it. I was waiting for someone to notice.”
“He’s a beautiful man and I’m very excited,” Kate said.
The expectant mom said of the proposal, “It was very sweet. It was very romantic.” She’s been dating the Muse frontman for almost a year. Kate has a 7-year-old son, Ryder, with her first rock-star husband, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. The exes remain amicable, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Chris — and his new wife and daughter — are invited to the wedding.
Victory for Katie
Kudos to Katie Holmes for actually forcing Star magazine to admit what every true gossip hound knows: They just plain make stuff up. The tabloid issued an apology after the actress filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit over its January cover story titled “Addiction Nightmare: Katie Drug Shocker!”
The magazine published an apology reading in part, “Star did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for a drug addiction. Star apologizes to Ms. Holmes for any misperception.” (Because why would anyone misconstrue the headline “Addiction Nightmare: Katie Drug Shocker!” as suggesting that she’s a drug addict?)
The tabloid’s publisher, American Media, will be making a “substantial donation” to charity on the former “Dawson’s Creek” star’s behalf. Katie responded in a statement, “I’m pleased that this lawsuit could be resolved amicably and accept American Media’s apology.”
However, there’s one person who probably isn’t pleased: We suspect Suri Cruise was calculating how many pairs of shoes $50 million would buy.
Tila’s Younger Man
Just when we thought their respective 15 minutes of fame were up and we would never have to report on them again, former reality TV stars Tila Tequila and Nick Hogan had a hot-and-heavy hookup on a movie set, Radar Online reported.
While filming a new flick in Nashville, Tenn., “Tila and Nick spent a lot of time together both on and off the set and totally hooked up,” a source said. “Nick went into Tila’s trailer a lot, and whenever they were in there the door was locked!
“There was some major chemistry going on between them, and even though they tried to hide it, everyone on the set knew what was going on. They were constantly together, sneaking off and being affectionate when they thought no one was looking.”
The 29-year-old “A Shot at Love” star evidently didn’t discover until after the hookup that her boy toy is only 20. But that doesn’t appear to have dampened their ardor.
“There was one steamy scene they had together, and even after [the director] yelled, ‘Cut,’ Tila and Nick just kept going at it!” the source said.
It certainly doesn’t surprise us that these two hooked up. But what does shock us is that someone actually cast them both in a movie! Can you say “straight to DVD”?
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.