by Free Britney at . Comments

In news that shocks us about as much as Alex Rodriguez turning into a prolific playoff slugger, he and Kate Hudson have called it quits as a couple.

The New York Yankees star and the actress were believed to be going strong as recently as last week and even talking engagement earlier this fall.

Perhaps Kate playing it coy on Letterman Thursday was a sign.

Hudson was strangely mum when asked about A-Rod on the Late Show. We say strangely because she seemed to publicly flourish dating the star.

Kate Hudson and father Kurt Russell in their usual spot.

After the two began dating in May, Hudson followed him throughout the MLB season, sitting front and center at many games, even on the road.

No reason for the Kate Hudson-A-Rod breakup was specified.

Maybe Kate is a serial monogamist but can't commit. Maybe Alex was pining for Cynthia Rodriguez after he learned she's now with Laszlo Fazekas.

Okay, we guarantee it's not that scenario.

Nevertheless, A-Rod will apparently be returning to bachelorhood. He and Tiger Woods should get together and compare notes on mistresses.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Flaunted on very-public dates and outings, and at every single Yankees home game, Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez's steamy relationship is not a secret.

Still, on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, the actress didn't give in to the host's humorously nosy questions about her romance with A-Rod.

When Letterman opened up the questioning with, "So ... uou're a big Yankees fan, and you're friends with Alex Rodriguez," Hudson giggled sheepishly.

"Yeah, he's a friend of mine. Nice guy," she said.

So how did she and the Rod meet? "Can't we talk about the holidays?" she asked. Did she and the baseball star spend Thanksgiving together? Nothing.

Kate Hudson played it coy on the subject of A-Rod ... for once.

Letterman then prodded, "So is he a nice guy?" Hudson finally caved, saying, "Yeah, he's a nice guy ... You just can't help yourself! You just can't!"

"I knew it was going to come at some point!"

When Dave pointed out, "His game changed when you started showing up regularly at ball games," Hudson responded, "It was a really fun summer."

She refused to take credit for the Yankees' 27th World Series title, but there's no doubt Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez dating had a positive effect.

Follow the jump for a clip of Kate's question-dodging:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Kate Hudson made quite an appearance last night at the American Music Awards, kissing New York Yankees star boyfriend Alex Rodriguez in full, public view.

On top of that, she flashed her chest in a sparkly Gianni Versace dress with a plunging neckline, suggesting that she may not have eaten since about 2007.

A-Rod Photo

Possible anorexic near-nipple slips aside, Kate Hudson and A-Rod palled around with friends, making sweet music backstage at the American Music Awards.

As Kate got cold, possibly due to malnourishment, Alex stepped up, a source said: "A-Rod gave Kate a big squeeze to keep her warm, and a sweet smooch."

She was "beaming, glowing actually." Consider our heart strings tugged at.

YIKES: Kate Hudson's dress at the American Music Awards left much to be desired, and yet little to the imagination. At least A-Rod was there to comfort her.

Hudson, along with Nicole Kidman, who both star in the upcoming Nine with Fergie, introduced the singer-actress's performance with the Black Eyed Peas.

A-Rod, who just won his first World Series title with the Yankees this month, introduced Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, who sang their hit, "Empire State Of Mind."

Hudson, in her barely-there silver dress, ignited giggles from the crowd, and at our headquarters, when she repeatedly adjusted her plunging neck line.

Eat a burger or two sometime, girl. Or some more tofu if that's what you're into. But yeesh, that's just not healthy. No matter what Kate Moss says.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Kurt Russell simply could not be happier about his smitten stepdaughter Kate Hudson's undying, passionate love for a rod. A rod named Alex Rodriguez.

“Of course, with Alex, since this summer and our getting to know him, I’m so happy for him,” Kurt said after the Yankees won the World Series last week.

Sounds like he's definitely put the stamp of approval on the relationship of Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez, which has been going on since the summer.

“He’s a terrific kid. He’s worked hard for a long, long time and now, all questions have been put to rest for everything and hopefully he will live a wonderful life and show us things in baseball that perhaps we’ve never seen,” Kurt adds.

Kurt and Kate's mom, his longtime partner Goldie Hawn, definitely think of Alex Rodriguez as family by now, and are standing behind him 100 percent.

Kurt Russell Pic

Alex Rodriguez need not worry about Kurt Russell's approval!

“I think support is always a good thing from family, but Alex does what he does because he's good at it and because he’s worked hard at it,” explains Kurt.

“I think that it's a good thing that he has a connection with some people that appreciate it with him, but this is about the Yankees,” he said of the big win.

A quick A-Rod pro-con list reveals the following positives:

  • Can hit a baseball very well
  • Makes $30 million a year
  • Is good-looking

But these negatives:

  • Is divorced with two kids
  • Often thinks with a rod
  • Likes manly strippers
  • Is total d-bag
  • PED user

Good to see the pros won out!

by Free Britney at . Comments

Yesterday's THG Caption Contest yielded great entries, as per usual.

Our readers were given the challenge of writing the best caption for this photo of World Series winner Alex Rodriguez taking a champagne shower of sorts.

Your winner is JL.

Congratulations on a job well done! The winning entry appears below the photo, and you can click here to read the full list of submissions sent in to us.

Thanks to everybody for playing and best of luck in our next contest!

Ah, refreshing. I never knew a man could make me feel this good, I have some thinking to do....

by Free Britney at . Comments

Welcome to another edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, where readers try to write the funniest caption for the celebrity photo posted below!

The rules are simple. Look at the image. Click comments and send in your caption(s). As many as you like. Have fun. Tomorrow, we announce the winner.

That's it. Today's Caption Contest features newly-crowned World Series winner Alex Rodriguez getting a celebratory champagne bath after last night's win.

What could Alex be saying or thinking here? You tell us ...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Kate Hudson has men figured out.

"I sometimes feel like when you're talking to boys, they just hear certain keywords," she tells Elle UK. "But if you had a thought bubble above their head, they would be thinking about game scores, masturbation and food."

Well, that about sums it up.

In case you forgot, Kate Hudson is actually an actress who makes and promotes movies, not a full-time cheerleader for Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees.

She was ostensibly doing PR for her upcoming movie Nine, although her interview focused largely on her opinions on men, relationships, sex and the like.

Here's another choice quote:

"I love boys... but I believe they're all really simple. Every guy likes to say that they are complicated, but they're so easy to figure out. What did that Dr. Laura say? Something like, 'All men want is sex and for you to make them a sandwich.'"

"I thought that was really funny, and not entirely untrue."

So basically, she has a lot of sex with Alex Rodriguez, and also makes him lunch afterward. No wonder the guy is one game away from winning the World Series.

Somehow, Kate's comments seem a little off-putting, since unlike, say, Megan Fox or Kim Kardashian, she is 30, divorced and mother to a five-year-old, Ryder.

Then again, what do you expect from someone who becomes instantly enamored with an egomaniac who has portraits of himself as a centaur above his bed?

Here's hoping for an A-Rod and Kate Hudson engagement announcement prior to Game Six of the Fall Classic tomorrow, followed by more sex-oriented banter.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Alex Rodriguez is batting .438 with six home runs and 12 RBIs so far this postseason. Amazingly, he may be performing even better off the baseball field!

That's what girlfriend Kate Hudson has been telling pals.

"They love sex!" a friend of the couple dished recently. "They talk about it all day long. Kate gets graphic talking about his body, even to her parents."

Seriously? Is this for real? She probably talks about "PEDs" and the aging Goldie Hawn mishears it for something. Eh, eh? Hello? Is this thing on? No?

K-Hud apparently hasn't been deterred by the fact that A-Rod just divorced Cynthia Rodriguez following an affair with Joslyn Noel Morse (and others).

Another fling recalls portraits of the New York Yankees slugger as a centaur hanging over his bed. We can't decide if that's creepy, funny or just weird.

Blonde Kate Hudson Picture

Ever since Kate Hudson became a Yankee Stadium staple, the team has dominated. Sure, their payroll is like a billion dollars, but a pretty good luck charm never hurt.

In any case, Rodriguez has supposedly confided to Kate that she means more to him than Madonna, who he famously had an "affair of the heart with" last year, or even Cynthia, and that Kate is "changing him for the better."

How so?

"He's less of a jerk," jokes a pal. "He's also more free-spirited." How special.

In any case, Kate's does not seem worried, nor does she have any reason to be. That's because "she's with him every second," according to a source.

Whatever leash he's on, Yankee fans hope she keeps riding his ass one more week. The World Series begins tonight in New York, weather permitting.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Last night, Alex Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs and snapped an 0-for-29 skid with men on base as the New York Yankees defeated visiting Minnesota, 7-2.

Things are looking up for baseball's highest-paid player, who didn't suck in a playoff game for the first time in forever. Does his new girlfriend get the credit?

A day earlier and a few miles away, Kate Hudson was seen donning a wedding dress in Manhattan. Does that mean they are ready to walk down the aisle?

No. She was just doing a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar.

But Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez are serious about making a life together. Pals say the smitten New York Yankees slugger is ready to make the Bride Wars star his wife, even getting her mom Goldie Hawn involved.

“Alex called Goldie and asked if she and [her partner] Kurt Russell would give their blessing to his asking Kate to marry him,” a friend reports.

“Alex is planning on doing it around New Year’s," the source adds.

We expect an on-field proposal from A-Rod after the Yankees clinch. But only after they clinch the Division Series, so there are more games left and it's kind of awkward.

"Usually Kate goes away with her family to Aspen, and Alex thought it would be romantic to do it front of a fireplace while snow was falling outside.”

Already acting like a married couple, A-Rod and Kate brought Ryder, her five-year-old son with rocker ex-husband Chris Robinson, along to look at luxury properties in NYC’s trendy Greenwich Village, SoHo and TriBeCa.

The previous week, Kate played mom to Natasha, 4, and Ella, 17 months, A-Rod’s two daughters with his ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez, as the pair toured six-bedroom homes on the West Coast, where the couple plans to reside this winter.

While Kate’s rep claims rumors that the beauty is engaged and already pregnant are “absolutely not true,” friends still worry she's moving too quickly.

“She did it with Chris, Owen Wilson and now Alex,” notes an insider. “[Kate's] a hopeless romantic. She jumps in head first and ignores the red flags.”

by Free Britney at . Comments

She's already rounded third and headed for home with Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, but Kate Hudson won't get any hugs in the dugout from Minka Kelly.

The Friday Night Lights star is the girlfriend of New York's captain - and perceived A-Rod rival - Derek Jeter. And Minka doesn't like A-Rod's new play thing!

At home games, relations between the two actresses are said to be colder than fan reactions to those $2,000 seats at the new Yankee Stadium.

"There's been visible coldness between Minka and Kate," an insider told the New York Post. "I don't know if it's a personal thing, or just an extension of the ongoing A-Rod-Derek Jeter rivalry. But people are choosing sides."

Forget Red Sox-Yankees. This rivalry on the periphery the team with baseball's best record is far more interesting than your average MLB rumors.

Minka vs. Kate

Who would you rather ...

 

According to New York media sources, Minka Kelly has been dating Jeter since last year, although you'd scarcely know it. She prefers to cheer him on from his private seats and keeps a low profile, rarely being photographed with him.

Then Kate Hudson burst on the scene.

She's been snapped kissing Alex Rodriguez in the stands, and recently switched from sitting in a private box to hanging out in the family seats, cheering on the team with Yankees wives such as Amber Sabathia and Karen Burnett.

Hudson, who also enthusiastically attended the Bombers' family picnic, seems to have gotten an early thumbs-up from veteran Yankee spouses Michelle Damon and Laura Posada, whose stamp of approval is crucial, a Post source said.

Reps for Hudson and Kelly didn't respond to requests for comment, but we are holding out hope for a public war of words, and/or a cat fight in the stands.

  • Derek Jeter in Black
  • A Rod By Any Other Name ...

Who would you rather ...

 

Alex Rodriguez Biography

Cynthia Rodriguez: F-Rod! Alex Rodriguez is the New York Yankees third baseman. He is by all accounts a superstar slugger. He is also very rich. And he is... More »
Born
Birthplace
New York, New York
Full Name
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez Quotes

Times are a bit difficult. But I've been through tougher times. I'll get through them. And the support of the New York fans is incredible.

Alex Rodriguez

She's my f--king soulmate, dude.

Alex Rodriguez [on Madonna, allegedly]
x Close Ad