The Almost Famous star confirmed earlier this week (begs24Jan11) she's expecting a baby with rocker boyfriend Matt Bellamy in the summer (11).
Hudson was determined to keep the news out of the headlines until she had passed her first trimester and remained at home in Los Angeles to prevent the paparazzi from learning her secret.
But the actress sparked concerns for her health among her friends, who thought she was ill.
Hudson tells Britain's The Times, "My friends all thought I was depressed, because I wouldn't leave the house. But I didn't want anyone to know for a long time.
"I was just hoping that all of a sudden I could show up somewhere with a belly. But, of course, you're somewhere in L.A., and somebody says something, and it ends up somewhere. And here we are."
The blonde beauty also opens up about the pitfalls of carrying a baby, admitting: "I'm pregnant and I'm really sick! I babble a lot. I forget words. And how to put sentences together. I just give up!"
The baby will be Hudson's second child; she already has a son, Ryder, from her relationship with ex-husband Chris Robinson.
The baby news surfaced earlier this month (Jan11) and was later confirmed by Hudson's mother Goldie Hawn, who told of her joy at the prospect of becoming a grandmother again.
Hudson has now opened up about her personal life in a new interview on Britain's The Graham Norton Show, revealing she's convinced she's expecting a daughter and is already discussing possible names with the Muse rocker.
The actress says, "I'm just starting to pop. We have a couple of names but we're not telling anyone. People tell you so much (about being pregnant) it drives me nuts. It feels like a girl, but I don't know. (My son) Ryder thinks it's a girl."
And when asked whether the happy couple will be walking down the aisle, Hudson dismissed rumours of an engagement - insisting she is not planning to get married again following her 2007 divorce from Chris Robinson, the father of her four-year-old son Ryder.
She says, "No, no, not that I know of! I don't like putting that sort of pressure on it and I don't feel it necessary to get married. I am 31, I already have one child and have had one divorce so it is not necessarily the golden ticket. I just want to be happy."
The full interview airs in the U.K. on Friday (28Jan11).
The actress and Muse rocker Matt Bellamy, who have been dating since last spring (10), are expecting their first child together later this year (11) - and Russell, the longterm partner of Hudson's mother Goldie Hawn, can't wait for a new addition to the family.
He tells People.com, "It's fun having babies once again. We just really like that. And it's fun to watch them grow. It's fun to see what they're grasping. I think secretly we're all hoping for a girl."
The 59 year old also admits he gets on well with Bellamy, adding, "He's really fun. We all enjoy him. We understand what Katie sees in the guy. He's a great guy."
But Russell insists there are no wedding bells on the horizon.
Hudson already has a son, Ryder, from her relationship with ex-husband Chris Robinson.
Reports emerged earlier this month (Jan11) that the actress and her boyfriend, who she has been dating since last summer (10), are expecting their first baby together.
The pair has refused to comment on the rumours, but an overjoyed Hawn has revealed the news is true - and she can't wait to become a grandmother again.
She tells UsMagazine.com, "I'm excited! It's exciting. You know, we're just all very happy... happy for them both. What's more to say?"
Hudson already has a son, Ryder, seven, with her ex-husband Chris Robinson.
The 31-year-old actress has been dating the Muse frontman since last summer (10) and the couple is now reportedly about to become parents, according to Us Weekly.
Hudson, who has a son Ryder with her ex-husband Chris Robinson, is said to be three months pregnant.
A source tells the publication, "It was not planned, but they are excited and embracing it. She is happy for Ryder to finally have a brother or sister."
Bosses at U.S. legal firm Mayer Brown have created a school for budding legal eagles in Iraq and they're instructing wannabe attorneys to watch the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Harper Lee's tale of racism and injustice, so they can better serve future clients.
Mayer Brown partner Matt Rooney tells MSNBC, "I took movie clips from To Kill A Mockingbird in order to show what (Gregory Peck's character) Atticus Finch was doing... and then I critiqued Atticus' performance in terms of the lawyering skills.
"I was convinced that it was a really good teaching tool to use, because, when I thought about who these people were, these are lawyers that are very similar to Atticus Finch - they represent women who are battered women in the justice system, juveniles, people caught up in sexual trafficking... That was what was going on with Atticus representing (character) Tom Robinson.
"They appear in front of hostile forums just like Atticus Finch did, they're in front of an all-white jury, the community they're in is not necessarily supporting of them. A lot of these lawyers are women in an all-male judicial system... in front of hostile judges. They're sometimes scorned for representing the people that they represent."
Your weekly Best of Seven is here! Here's what's happening on TV this week:
9PM: Last Comic Standing, NBC. Craig Robinson (The Office) hosts the 7th season of the search to find America's next big stand-up comedian.
11PM: The Daily Show, Comedy Central. Guest Denis Leary joins Jon Stewart to talk about the 7th season of his show Rescue Me, plus all of the usual snarky political commentary.
9:45PM Revenge of the Nerds, Encore. This juvenile college sex comedy is 1984's American Pie, but much funnier. With Robert Carradine as Adams College's nerdy hero. 80s nostalgia galore!
11PM: Louie, FX. Comedian Louis C.K.'s latest show is getting great reviews, so don't miss this opportunity to check out the 2nd episode at 11PM, with the premiere replaying at 11:30.
8PM: Con Air, Encore. It's not exactly clear why this over-the-top Nicolas Cage vehicle is so awesome: the classic Jerry Bruckheimer action, the witty dialogue, John Cusack... but this is pure summer popcorn at its best. Director Simon West's action-thriller proves that a little self-conscious absurdity often goes a long way in a big blockbuster. Especially when your action star is as incomparable as Nicolas Cage.
10PM: Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Bravo. The latest reality show from Bravo features 14 artists competing for a solo exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and $100,000 cash prize. I was skeptical at first that an art-based reality competition could work, but this show is surprisingly entertaining, especially if you're interested in modern art.
11:15PM: Spy Game, Starz. Tony Scott directs in one of my favorite movies of all time. With Robert Redford as a CIA agent who has to work a little harder than expected on his last day of work before retirement when his former protege (Brad Pitt) gets captured on a rogue mission in China.
7PM: Seinfeld, TBS. In "The Comeback," George goes to great lengths to come up with a now-classic comeback, Jerry learns his tennis instructor's terrible secret, and Elaine begins a tragic romance with a video rental employee who shares her taste in movies.
8PM: Oceans 13, USA. Steven Soderbergh's third outing with George Clooney and his merry band of thieves find's Danny Ocean (Clooney) going up against casino owner WIlly Bank (Al Pacino) when he double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff. The best 'Ocean' film after Oceans 11.
8PM: American Gangster, TNT. Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe co-star in director Ridley Scott's strong contender for entry into the gangster movie canon. Centers on the rise of drug lord Frank Lucas' heroin empire in 1970s New York and the cop who's devoted to taking him down.
11PM: Comedy Central Presents: Donald Glover, Comedy Central. Donald Glover (Troy on NBC's Community) proves he's funny on and off the set in this half-hour stand-up comedy special.
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7:30PM: Wedding Crashers, Comedy Central. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn co-star as a pair of womanizing divorce mediators who crash weddings in their spare time. But their old shtick starts to fall apart when one of the men falls for a Senator's daughter (Rachel McAdams) at a Washington wedding. One of the funniest comedies of 2005.
10PM: The Bourne Supremacy, TNT. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) finds himself the target of the CIA once again in this smart sequel to the 2002 thriller The Bourne Identity.
The Almost Famous actress has been single since splitting from baseball star Alex Rodriguez late last year (09).
But Hudson appears to be putting the failed relationship behind her by hooking up with the British musician, according to U.K. newspaper The Sun.
The publication claims the pair started dating last month (May10) and plan to go public with their romance at Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival later this month (Jun10), when Muse headline the event.
An insider tells the newspaper, "Matt has been over to America to hang out with Kate. But they have done everything they can to avoid being seen together in the early stages of their relationship.
"Things are going so well Kate is planning to fly to the U.K. to hang out with Matt at the festival. She wants to watch the band from the side of the stage and meet his pals."
Bellamy wouldn't be Hudson's first rocker beau - she was previously married to The Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, the father of her son, Ryder.
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.
Actors Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen and Marisa Tomei are among the stars who will re-enact the past for a documentary chronicling American history.
A number of celebrities are teaming up with TV network The History Channel to film dramatic performances for The People Speak, which will shed light on how the country's democracy was shaped by ordinary Americans.
Damon will appear in a vignette about John Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath, while Tomei will play factory worker Harriet Hanson Robinson.
These clips will be aired together with actual interviews and archival footage.
Damon says, "I am a firm believer in this project, proud to be part of it and proud that we are working jointly with History. The message that is so critical to disseminate is that change doesn't come from the top but rather from the bottom, and that without everyday citizens pushing to make a difference, there would be no America."
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