Actress Kate Hudson keeps her romance with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy on track by refusing to spend more than two weeks away from him and planning regular date nights. The Almost Famous star tells the new issue of Women's Health magazine that the couple often jumps on a plane so they can spend a little quality time together, and she never worries about the distance between them.
Hudson says, "We are not that long distance. And we both travel for work. How I make it work is we try not to spend too much time apart. We try not to spend more than two weeks apart.
"When you have kids it kind of goes without saying. You don't want to be away from your kids for more than two weeks. And we travel together... We are lucky to not have to do the real long distance thing.
"To me, I think when women who have children are fighting overseas, that's long distance. And that's very challenging. I really honour those families that do that."
When Hudson and Bellamy are together, they make time for date nights: "We are lucky to be able to have the ability to take time with each other and make sure we have that time with each other. So date nights for us are all over. From a movie, to dinner, to just not leaving our bed, to concerts. We like our dates."
Actress Kate Hudson has slammed rumours she's battling an eating disorder, insisting she will "never have" the problem as she is determined to be a good role model for young girls. Speculation surfaced that the Almost Famous star's petite frame was due to an eating disorder, but Hudson has shut down the reports in an interview with America's Red magazine.
She insists, "If there is one thing I will never have, it is an eating disorder. I won't have girls - even if it is just one or two who care - thinking that. Because it is a serious sickness, not something to plaster on the cover of a magazine. And I am the opposite...
"I want girls to love themselves. I want them to feel good about who they are... The thing is, I'm lucky because I was loved. But I have seen so many young women who can't feel good about themselves because they just don't have...that love."
It isn't the first time Hudson has had to fight back at similar rumours - in 2006, she hit bosses of the National Enquirer with a lawsuit over an article suggesting she suffered from an eating disorder and describing her as "painfully thin".
The actress said the statements were a "blatant lie" and subsequently won the legal battle, with the tabloid executives issuing an apology and compensation.
"My favourite onscreen kiss was Heath. That was pretty excellent. He was just so beautiful and sweet and gentle. He was lovely. That's a tough one to answer, but an amazing memory." Kate Hudson fondly remembers her The Four Feathers co-star, late actor Heath Ledger.
"I don't think I would ever want to do something like that because my mum plays such iconic roles that I couldn't really see anybody for that matter being able to embody or encompass what it is that she is. It's a funny thing to kind of take on that (responsibility)." Actress Kate Hudson has no plans to remake any of her mother Goldie Hawn's classic movies.
"We're married, I mean, we've got kids and a family and... we are in it. I think if we do get married it'll be for the kids really, whereas for us we're just... we're happy. There is something beautiful about the security of marriage, but I mean, we'll get there when we get there." Kate Hudson insists marriage is no longer a priority for her. She became engaged to rocker Matt Bellamy in 2011. The couple has a three-year-old son named Bingham together, while the actress is also mum to 10-year-old boy Ryder, from her first marriage to Chris Robinson.
"He's such a wonderful boy. He terrorises Ryder, which is weird because Ryder's so much older than him... Ryder's very patient with him. But he's getting big." Actress Kate Hudson admits Bingham, her three-year-old son with rocker fiance Matt Bellamy, can be a handful for his older half-brother, 10-year-old Ryder, her only child with ex-husband Chris Robinson.
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Zach Braff is a funny guy. He can sell a joke (or, even more triumphantly, a reactionary take) with genuine comic chops. That's what makes the first half of Wish I Was Here so watchable — pleasant to the point that we might even expect it to carry forth successfully into the later acts. But beyond Braff's dry rejoinders and quirky stammers is something deliberately less impressive: his stab at the dramatic.
Braff falters in the realm of the serious not as an actor — at least not predominantly — but as a writer and director. Wish I Was Here sets up a story loaded with the potential for sharp pangs. Braff plays Aiden Bloom, a man with an unhappy wife (Kate Hudson), a dying father (Mandy Patinkin), a lonesome daughter (Joey King), a disgruntled manchild brother (Josh Gad), and a crumbling dream (acting). Each construct is set up with relative validity, but none really hits home in a way that rings remotely authentic.
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The reason for this is, ultimately, because Wish I Was Here doesn't seem particularly concerned with what it says. It tosses around emotional maxims to tie father to son and wife to husband when convenient, digging up contrivances about ice cream, swear jars, and surfing memories that have no real bearing beyond the benefits of a momentary poetic aesthetic. More worried about how it sounds and looks than any of the messages it propagates, Wish I Was Here tends to contradict itself — Braff and Hudson both seek happiness, but only the former is granted a real relationship (or any screentime) with their children — or fall short of painting its picture. While brother Noah (Gad) is sold as a major piece of the Bloom family's fractured puzzle, we never get the chance to learn anything about him beyond a few points of biographical trivia.
Still, the movie isn't entirely unbearable. As said, Braff can handle a comedic moment with aplomb. His daughter, played by King, is masterfully charming. The saving grace of Wish I Was Here is that the vast majority of its attention is on these two and their relationship. But when we stray elsewhere, it's as if the movie is doing everything it can to pad its runtime with ostensibly deep ideas. Ideas about childhood fantasies, science-fiction, paternal disappointment, Jewish scripture, punching people, and Comic-Con. None of it packs anything beneath the surface, so we can't help but groan and wonder why it was put there in the first place. Just get back to Braff and King bickering comedically.
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Director Cameron Crowe is reportedly developing his first TV series centring around a fictional U.S. rock band's tour.
The Almost Famous filmmaker is preparing for his first foray into the small screen with an ensemble comedy titled Roadies, according to NikkiFinke.com. Crowe, who created the series and is producing the programme with J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot, is also slated to direct the pilot.
The Oscar winner is currently wrapping up an as-yet-untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, which is set to hit cinemas by the end of the year (14).
"The negativity is just so vast. Will everybody stop being so damned judgemental? If someone wants to go get butt implants, then sure, go get butt implants. The real question is, how do they treat the person next to them? Are they a-holes or are they awesome?" Actress Kate Hudson wants to put an end to nasty comments in Hollywood.
"I was as shocked as anyone, but I personally think that you make the choices you make and you should reap the consequences. That is exactly what you deserve." Actress Kate Hudson shares her thoughts on the doping confession which cost her ex-boyfriend, cyclist Lance Armstrong, his seven Tour de France titles, and the steroids scandal which threatens to end the career of another former lover, baseball star Alex Rodriguez.