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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring back Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity gossip world.

This edition of TOTT takes on special meaning with the beginning of the World Series in Yankee Stadium tonight. One of our participants will be there.

The other? She'll just be updating her blog and begging for attention. But she is also back together with her NFL star boyfriend as of earlier this year!

Kate Hudson. Kim Kardashian. Two hot stars. Dating star athletes. Who'll prevail when they duke it out in a grueling, 10-round battle? We'll find out.

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1. DAUGHTER OF ...

Kate Hudson: Goldie Hawn
Kim Kardashian: Kris Jenner
Edge: Kate (big time)

2. STEPDAD'S GREATEST OLYMPIC ACHIEVEMENT

Kate Hudson: Playing hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle
Kim Kardashian: Winning gold in the decathlon in 1976
Edge: Tie

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3. MOST STRIKING FEATURE

Kate Hudson: Skinny frame; Long, blonde hair
Kim Kardashian: Enormous booty
Edge: Kate

4. BAGGAGE

Kate Hudson: Five-year-old son Ryder
Kim Kardashian: Enormous booty
Edge: Kim

5. OFTEN SEEN ON ...

Kate Hudson: Silver screens, Yankee Stadium scoreboard
Kim Kardashian: Every celebrity gossip site on the planet
Edge: Kim

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Yes, Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson have only been dating a few months. But love is love, and Kate wants to have the New York Yankees star's child.

She’s hoping to start a family with him, In Touch Weekly reports.

While there's no way this is actually true, it's a great piece of celebrity gossip just the same. Especially since they went public only a few weeks ago.

Hudson has a 5-year-old son, Ryder, from her marriage to Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, but feels like it's time for a sibling, according to the mag.

“(Hudson) just turned 30 and she’s ready to have a second child,” an alleged Kate Hudson insider told In Touch. “She wants Ryder to have a sibling."

"She brought up the idea to Alex and told him that they would make a beautiful baby together, and that she would assume all financial responsibility.”

At least you can't accuse her of digging for gold, Tameka Foster style.

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Kate Hudson longs for A-Rod ... and a little Rod of her own?

While some Yankees backers are pleased with A-Rod's positive stats since he started hitting home runs off the field with Kate, others believe this is destined to become distraction - and that pregnancy rumors will only make things worse.

Fortunately for all, the same “insider” says that A-Rod, who has two daughters, Natasha, 4, and Ella, 16 months, with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez, is just not ready for more kids right now. Convenient, as the whole story's made up anyway.

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A-Rod may have a new lucky charm.

The New York Yankees slugger, who sparks even more celebrity gossip rumors than he does MLB rumors, recently went public with movie star Kate Hudson, and he's been on top of his game ever since, raising his average to .259!

His average since their first public smooch on July 25 is up almost 25 points. And not only is he hitting home runs off the field (if you know what we mean!) he swatted two balls out of the yard in a weekend sweep of the Boston Red Sox as well.

Yankee fans are pleased with the impact his relationship is having.

"It's gotta help him out a little," said baseball fan Mike Grassi, 20, from Long Island. "I would definitely play a lot better if I had her as my girlfriend."

"He's got a hot girl on his side," agreed Erik Vesper, 22, a Yankees backer from South Plainfield, N.J. "It's making up for all of her terrible movies."

K-ROD: Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez have gone public.

The bubbly blond Kate Hudson, 30, has been rooting for Alex Rodriguez, 34, all summer, laughing and waving from a front row seat at Yankee Stadium.

The New York Daily News caught up with the actress last night at Los Dados restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District and she declined comment - but smiled - when asked if her presence has been helping A-Rod's game.

The MLB's active home run leader made his relationship with her official at the team's family picnic day, cuddling and smooching for the cameras. Since that day A-Rod is batting .283 and striking out a lot less ... in more ways than one! 

On Saturday, Hudson even brought parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell to the game. The family went wild as the Yankees beat the Sox, 5-0.

We think they're onto something here ...

LUCKY CHARM: A-Rod waits for his next at-bat as K-Hud looks on.

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According to recent reports, baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez - who went 0-for-4 with a strikeout last night at Fenway Park - has been smashing home runs off the field with Kate Hudson more often than on it with the New York Yankees.

Not everyone is thrilled with this new, sexy couple however. Kate's mother, Goldie Hawn, has reportedly cautioned Kate about the new relationship.

Kate was first linked to the baseball star last month and both are said to be “somewhat serious” about the relationship - with A-Rod introducing the actress to his pals (which he apparently has) and Kate attending a bunch of his recent games.

But a source close to the family has said that Goldie Hawn is worried that the romance will go the same as her previous relationships since splitting from husband Chris Robinson, with whom she has a son, Ryder, in the summer of 2006.

Alex Rodriguez is batting a lackluster .238 so far this MLB season, but with his conquest of Kate Hudson, he's proving himself a prime time player just the same.

“Goldie feels it’s time Kate left the dating scene for a while," says a source. “Kate’s had a string of boyfriends since her divorce from Chris and it’s always the same pattern - she falls hard and fast, then gets bored or has her heart broken.

“Goldie hates the idea of seeing Kate getting hurt again.”

Over the past three years, Kate Hudson has dated Lance Armstrong, Owen Wilson and Dax Shepard, among others. Last year, A-Rod’s wife Cynthia Rodriguez filed for a divorce on the grounds of his “spiritual affair” with Madonna.

Madge later dumped him for a physical affair with Jesus Luz, but still claims credit for elevating his celebrity status and enabling him to bag Hudson.

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Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a run in the Yankees' 4-3 win over the Rays yesterday ... then may have scored in a different way later that night!

Enjoying a swanky evening out, the Rod and rumored fling Kate Hudson were spotted out and about in New York City at the famed 40/40 nightclub.

They exited separately to avoid being photographed together, but don't think it was a coincidence that both happened to be there at the same time ...

K-ROD: Kate Hudson and A-Rod step out again in N.Y. City.

Kate Hudson looked sexy in a teal green dress with black heels, while Alex Rodriguez was his casual, handsome self in a button-up shirt and jeans.

Rumors that A-Rod and Kate are dating popped up two weeks ago, then were fueled by Hudson's frequent visits to Yankee Stadium to see her man.

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Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is just 6-for-26 with three RBIs in his last seven games. Maybe he's simply reserving all of his home runs for Kate Hudson!

Awful baseball intros aside, A-Rod and Kate Hudson were spotted getting cozy last month, and a source now confirms that the two stars are dating.

"It's somewhat serious," a People spy says in its upcoming issue.

"He's already introduced her to a bunch of his friends."

We're not sure what info from the above two sentences is harder to believe - that it's somewhat serious already, or that A-Rod has any friends left.

All we know is Madonna takes credit for the sexy new couple!

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A-Rod and K-Hud = K-Rod? [Photos: Fame Pictures]

For her part, Kate Hudson followed Rodriguez on the road late last month to Dallas, when the Yankees played the Texas Rangers in a three-game series.

The actress and son Ryder, 5 (whose dad is Chris Robinson), stayed at the same hotel as A-Rod, and the couple "worked out together in the fitness center."

Guess that's what they're calling it now.

For one of the games, she sent Ryder and his nanny to the ballpark while she "stayed behind and watched the game from the hotel," adds the eyewitness.

"She remarked several times about what a big baseball fan she is!"

Will the off-field fireworks last through the grueling season? Will A-Rod pull out ... of his recent mini-slump and actually hit after September?

Another source says it's too early to tell: "You never know."

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What benefits come with that friendship? Use your imagination!

After learning that Jesus Luz is referring to her as "just a friend," Madonna is gonna be far from pleased. Heck, she may even kick his ass off the couch in her New York City apartment ... where he has allegedly been living.

Madonna Mauls Jesus Luz

"She is my friend ... only my friend," the hunky 22-year-old model said in his first-ever TV interview on the Brazilian TV program Fantastico.

Luz also denied he and Madge are "going to the temple" anytime soon to make it official - even though his dad, Luiz Heitor Pinto da Luz, recently spoke to Quem magazine about the pair's upcoming commitment ceremony.

"Madonna is a person who I admire very much, a friend who has entered my life and [with whom] I keep in contact. I cannot say anything more than I don't have plans of marrying her. I can't say if she is the woman in my life," he said.

Jesus Luz also touched on the oft-used moniker ascribed to him, "boy toy," and strangely didn't seem all that bothered by the less-than-flattering term.

"Frankly, I never give importance to what others say about me," the chosen one said. "They can write that I'm a 'toy boy' or 'boy toy.' And I won't care."

According to reports, Jesus Luz is currently living in the Central Park West apartment owned by Madge. Well, at least until he moves to the doghouse.

How Madonna truly feels about his comments, we can't say - but she is happy that another recent ex, Alex Rodriguez, has moved on with actress Kate Hudson.

"Madonna is actually relieved that A-Rod seems so happy with Kate," says a source. "He's always treated women like he treats home runs anyway."

"He's getting a great batting average here. In fact, Madonna is actually proud that she's raised the bar for him, so he can date a better caliber of women."

Sources say that Kate Hudson and A-Rod have been secretly seeing one another for the past month and a half, but are still trying to keep things quiet.

"When she hits Yankee Stadium, she sits in A-Rod's private seats," says a New York Daily News source. "They're absolutely giddy when they're together."

Too bad Madonna and Jesus Luz are just "friends" and a double-date is out of the question. He's already got the Yankees cap on and everything.

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Kate Hudson may or may not be dating Alex Rodriguez, but the gorgeous movie star is most definitely turning heads with her new hair color!

The star rocked a new brunette 'do while out in Oklahoma, most likely for a role in her new film The Killer Inside Me alongside Casey Affleck.

What do you think? Should it be a permanent change, or should she bring back her sun-kissed blonde locks as soon as the filming wraps up?

Take a look at these Kate Hudson photos for comparison and tell us which hair color you think looks best on her in the little survey below:

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