Cameron Crowe wanted Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman to star in Almost Famous.In 2000, the director released his semi-autobiographical film, which saw Kate Hudson play groupie Penny Lane, Billy Crudup as rock star Russell Hammond, and Fran…
Cameron Crowe wanted Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman to star in Almost Famous.
In 2000, the director released his semi-autobiographical film, which saw Kate Hudson play groupie Penny Lane, Billy Crudup as rock star Russell Hammond, and Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller, the mother of aspiring teenage reporter protagonist William.
However, Crowe has now revealed that three other Hollywood stars were in the running to play the movie’s main characters.
He revealed on the Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty podcast that Billy’s Sleepers co-star Brad was his original choice to star as Russell, with Natalie playing Penny, his on/off love interest.
“Brad Pitt was on my mind because I had a really good meeting with him around the time of (my movie) Say Anything, and he was just starting out, and he just really had something,” Crowe recalled. “So I called him with this to play Russell Hammond, and we spent about four months working on it. He read with Natalie Portman.”
Meryl was in contention to play strict matriarch Elaine, but the role eventually went to fellow Oscar-winning actress Frances.
Crowe was devastated when Pitt declined to play Russell, and said he still believes the Fight Club star was uncomfortable with the age difference between his character and young groupie Penny.
“I wept. I knew that he had never fully fallen in love with the character. He had fallen in love with the idea of the character. But maybe there just wasn’t enough on the page,” he explained. “He told me (money) wasn’t the case. I think it was probably half and half. I think he was also uncomfortable with the age difference between Russell and Penny Lane.”
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Kate Hudson has finally “mastered” the art of at-home hair removal.The Almost Famous actress recently joined her older brother Oliver Hudson for a chat on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and during the interview, the siblings candidly opened u…
Kate Hudson has finally “mastered” the art of at-home hair removal.
The Almost Famous actress recently joined her older brother Oliver Hudson for a chat on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and during the interview, the siblings candidly opened up on their grooming regimes.
When one viewer asked if Oliver “still waxes his junk”, the 43-year-old joked that he’s switched over to shaving.
“No, I haven’t done that in a long time, but I do shave and I put a razor on it,” the Rules of Engagement star shared. “And by the way, it is not as bad as people might think. It’s clean. It’s pretty. It’s good.”
Kate then decided to divulge her own hair removal regime and confessed she is now an expert at waxing.
“I wax myself! I can wax myself. I’ve mastered it,” the 41-year-old stated, prompting host Andy to ask if she enjoyed the process.
To which she replied: “It’s not about enjoying it. I enjoy the aftermath of it!”
The mother-of-three also shared how the ongoing coronavirus lockdown has improved her relationship with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
When Andy asked if self-isolating at home with the musician has been good for their sex life, Kate coyly replied, “Yes,” as she took a sip from her wine glass.
She continued: “I think it’s even more than that. I think it’s positive for knowing that I’m with the right person. There’s nobody else I’d want to be quarantined with right now. He’s just the best.”
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Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and her baby daughter Rani Rose have been tapped to star on the cover of People magazine’s annual The Beautiful Issue.The famous mother-and-daughter duo wore white for the ethereal photoshoot, and in the accompanying interview…
Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and her baby daughter Rani Rose have been tapped to star on the cover of People magazine’s annual The Beautiful Issue.
The famous mother-and-daughter duo wore white for the ethereal photoshoot, and in the accompanying interview, they discussed how they’re tackling the current restrictions while in lockdown in Los Angeles.
“It’s definitely an interesting time for reflecting on what is truly important,” the 41-year-old actress told the outlet, as she practices social distancing and self-isolation at home with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, and her sons Ryder, 16, and eight-year-old Bing.
And Goldie credits focusing on “meditation, nurturing, loving kindness for all in my heart and staying safe inside” as she stays at home with her partner of 37 years, Kurt Russell.
Elsewhere in the interview, Kate revealed how her mother had taught her how to be confident from a young age, and gave her the tools to have faith in her decisions.
“My mom gave me the floor to be able to feel confident enough to go out and feel like my life could be my own,” the Almost Famous star explained. “Mom was my greatest cheerleader. And it just made me think about Rani… going, ‘I hope I give her that kind of confidence,’ you know?”
And she’s thankful for the 74-year-old Hollywood icon for giving her good advice, and encouraging her how to succeed on her own.
“Mom always said to me, ‘Don’t you ever let a man dim your light,'” Kate recalled. “So, I’ve never defined myself through the way a man sees me, but I can define myself in the unit that we can create together. That is what mom gave to me.”
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Kate Hudson was left unimpressed when she stepped on the scales after indulging over the holiday period.The Almost Famous actress is one of the faces of diet plan WW USA, and frequently shares tips and recipes on social media. But in a post on Thursday…
Kate Hudson was left unimpressed when she stepped on the scales after indulging over the holiday period.
The Almost Famous actress is one of the faces of diet plan WW USA, and frequently shares tips and recipes on social media. But in a post on Thursday, Kate admitted it was time to set some new fitness goals for 2020 after letting herself go over Christmas and New Year.
“It’s January second, 2020,” Kate said as she cradled a coffee mug in a video on her Instagram Stories. “I got on the scale – I wasn’t impressed. But that’s O.K. because I know how to do this.”
She then candidly shared a clip of herself on the scales, weighing in at 135.9 pounds (61 kilograms).
“So, post-holiday, I’m basically 136 (pounds)… I always round up,” the 40-year-old wrote over the scales snap. “Ideal weight for me (is) 125 pounds (56 kilograms). I’m gonna say 3-5 pounds is mostly water and I’m a muscular frame so I weigh more even though I’m lean. Important for people to understand that! Weight in muscle is a happy number!”
Kate then told her 11 million followers that she would be kickstarting her new eating and fitness regime as soon as possible.
“I’m gonna bring you along on this ride,” she insisted.
The mother-of-three shared an example of her daily diet plan too, explaining that she starts her day with black coffee and celery juice, both of which are zero points on the WW USA diet plan. For lunch, she had shrimp cooked with sherry vinegar and garlic, for zero points, and later exercised for 30 minutes.
Kate previously credited following the WW USA plan for helping her get back into shape following the birth of her daughter Rani Rose in October 2018.
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Kate Hudson “took a bit longer” to lose the baby weight after welcoming her daughter Rani Rose.The actress gave birth to the tot – her first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa – in October 2018. In a new interview with People, Kate opened up about her…
Kate Hudson “took a bit longer” to lose the baby weight after welcoming her daughter Rani Rose.
The actress gave birth to the tot – her first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa – in October 2018.
In a new interview with People, Kate opened up about her life with three children and noted that she decided to adopt a different method when it was time to get back into shape.
“This one took a little bit longer. It was like 12 months, but I did it differently,” Kate, who is also mother to sons Ryder, 15, and eight-year-old Bingham, stated.
The Almost Famous star went on to explain that she chose to follow a plan by WW, formally known as Weight Watchers, in a bid to lose the weight. And the regime really worked for her.
“It was a smarter way to take (the) weight off, because it stays off,” the 40-year-old commented. “I think the wonderful thing about what that is, is you can eat what you want, you just have to be conscious. It teaches you about food.”
The WW ambassador took six months to lose weight after having her son Bing and added that her approach to food is now very similar to how her parents – Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell – raised her.
“I really understand food,” she shared. “I understand what I’m putting in my body, I grew up like that. My parents are who taught me about that. But there’s a lot of people out there who don’t have that relationship to food.”
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Kate Hudson’s post-baby weight loss journey was tougher with her third child in comparison to her other two. The Almost Famous actress welcomed daughter Rani Rose with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa in October 2018, and the following month, she announced sh…
Kate Hudson’s post-baby weight loss journey was tougher with her third child in comparison to her other two.
The Almost Famous actress welcomed daughter Rani Rose with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa in October 2018, and the following month, she announced she wanted to lose 25 pounds before she filmed a movie in the spring.
Kate, an ambassador for WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, kept her Instagram followers up to date about her weight loss journey and celebrated achieving her goal.
In a new cover interview with Women’s Health magazine, the star revealed that dropping the pregnancy weight was a longer, tougher process in comparison to her experience following the birth of her sons Ryder, 15, and Bingham, eight.
“Unlike with the other two, I didn’t really have time to work out… It took a different kind of discipline,” she confessed to the publication, admitting the aim to get fit while running her businesses and looking after her family didn’t go “as planned”.
Because Kate didn’t have as much time to hit the gym, the 40-year-old relied on stricter eating habits using the WW points system. And the commitment paid off, as she now feels “good, energetic, and strong”.
Goldie Hawn’s daughter now eats around five times a day and fits in workouts three to four times a week. She prefers to mix up her exercise regime to alternate between running on the treadmill, pole dancing, hot yoga, and Pilates.
However, Pilates is always her go-to class, as she explained: “I love how flexible I get and what it does to the shape of my body.”
Kate shows off her enviable abs and lean figure in a variety of athleisure outfits for the accompanying photoshoot.
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Kate Hudson hopes her clothing line Happy X Nature inspires other brands to embrace sustainability.The actress will launch her new evening collection on Wednesday, with the line featuring dresses and jumpsuits made from recycled materials, and in an in…
Kate Hudson hopes her clothing line Happy X Nature inspires other brands to embrace sustainability.
The actress will launch her new evening collection on Wednesday, with the line featuring dresses and jumpsuits made from recycled materials, and in an interview with WWD, Kate confessed that setting an ethical example in the fashion industry has been a challenge.
“I’m hoping that more people in affordable fashion will start to change the way they’re designing and producing clothes. We’re looking to change the way people look at affordable clothes,” the 40-year-old explained to the publication. “We’re producing responsibly. We’re focused on creating a great statement piece with every garment. We approach designing like any other high-end collection. It’s a real challenge and it’s not an easy thing to do. We’re constantly learning.”
Happy X Nature uses responsibly sourced cotton and a fibre formed out of recycled plastic bottles for garments, and ships customer orders in biodegradable bags that decompose within 12 to 18 months.
“I look at it as if I’m no expert, but I really like hanging with (consumers) and being their eyes and ears – the artistic piece of the puzzle. I’m really loving Happy X Nature. I’m excited about my mission and I absolutely love fashion. I think it’s just a blast,” she shared.
And the Almost Famous star is planning on expanding her businesses in an environmentally-friendly manner in the near future, as she takes a step back from Hollywood to focus on her family.
“I’ve never had an ambitious plan. I wanted to sing and dance and act, and I wanted to tell stories. I didn’t realise my storytelling would take me into fashion and other businesses… I’m looking forward to building different businesses that exist on their own and are about conscious consumerism,” the mother-of-three stated.
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Kate Hudson has no regrets over posing nude for a past photoshoot because she “likes being naked”. In an interview to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S. InStyle magazine, the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress reflected on her eight covers for th…
Kate Hudson has no regrets over posing nude for a past photoshoot because she “likes being naked”.
In an interview to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S. InStyle magazine, the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress reflected on her eight covers for the publication.
Kate focused on the time she stripped off for her controversial 2001 cover and discussed how the criticism didn’t affect her, even when the magazine was banned from some stores.
“Whatever, we sold a whole bunch of them,” she quipped. “To be honest, it doesn’t take a lot for me to take my clothes off. People can say whatever they want, but I like being naked. Always have!
“I was newly married (to her now ex-husband Chris Robinson), and my whole career had just shot up after (2000 film) Almost Famous came out. I posed naked for the cover, and I was strategically draped with what was basically chain mail. The stylist had a very hard job!”
Kate went on to note that photoshoots in the early 2000s were much more relaxed.
“That time in my life was so much fun. There were no cell phones or social media or ‘content’. It was way more intimate and special,” the 40-year-old mused.
She also spoke about her 2003 cover, in which she was expecting her first child, son Ryder, and recalled how she refused to give up stilettos and told editors that she hoped to be “fashionably pregnant”.
Since then, she’s welcomed son Bingham, eight, with ex-fiance Matt Bellamy, and 10-month-old daughter Rani Rose, with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
“I was 24 and back then I really didn’t give up my high heels. But 15 years later, during this last pregnancy, I sure did,” she laughed.
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Kate Hudson is planning to hit the high street with new designs from her first ready-to-wear line.The Almost Famous actress is already a fashion mogul with her popular online subscription activewear brand, Fabletics, but now fans don’t have to sign up …
Kate Hudson is planning to hit the high street with new designs from her first ready-to-wear line.
The Almost Famous actress is already a fashion mogul with her popular online subscription activewear brand, Fabletics, but now fans don’t have to sign up to wear her creations – the is gearing up to send her clothes to brick and mortar stores.
“ANNOUNCING my first ever ready-to-wear line called HAPPY X NATURE!” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday (28Mar19) in a caption attached to a campaign video for her new clothes. “We’re almost ready! Get your sneak peek @happyxnatureofficial (sign up at happyxnature.com LINK IN BIO) Striving to make you and nature happy Hope you love it!”
The Happy X Nature website revealed a little more about the brand, but a release date has not yet been revealed.
Kate dons some of her designs in the campaign advertisement she shared on Instagram, with the star wearing cute casual pieces such as jean overalls, a beige jumpsuit, a yellow summer dress and other everyday garments.
The actress, who welcomed her third child, a daughter, in October (18) with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, has been in the fashion business since 2013 when she launched Fabletics.
The inclusive brand, which offers athleisure gear from sizes zero to 30, will celebrate its sixth year in business in July, and Kate has previously spoken about her desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives through her clothing ventures.
“I don’t believe that you can have a company that is about inspiring and empowering women and not include everyone,” she told Stylecaster.
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Pregnant actress Kate Hudson is expanding her Fabletics activewear range to include new clothing weekly.The subscription based athleisure label has been a huge success since its 2013 launch by the Almost Famous star, and Kate and her partners have deci…
Pregnant actress Kate Hudson is expanding her Fabletics activewear range to include new clothing weekly.
The subscription based athleisure label has been a huge success since its 2013 launch by the Almost Famous star, and Kate and her partners have decided to introduce exciting fresh additions to their clothing line-up in honour of the achievements they’ve reached in five years of business.
“When we launched Fabletics, it was about more than just selling activewear,” she writes in a statement. “We set out to create an inclusive community, where we could make an active lifestyle fun and accessible. I never imagined that in just five years we would have 1.4 million inspiring and powerful women in our community that we engage with daily.
“Hearing their stories of how we’ve helped them along their journey are what truly inspires and drives us… We’re celebrating by delivering even better fit, fabric, style and performance that we know our members will love, all at the same amazing value, for which Fabletics is known.”
In addition to featuring weekly capsule collections, Fabletics designers are offering new state-of-the-art performance fabrics in the brand’s clothes, including SculptKnit, a compressed textile created for sweaty, high-impact workouts that offers extra flexibility and support.
The revamped Cashel legging will combine the label’s signature soft PowerForm fabric with breathable mesh in addition to a foldover waistband and other design features that allows for versatility of wear.
Finally, a new take on Fabletics sports bras is on offer, including the Zoe Sports Bra, which boasts moldable cups, breathable mesh inserts and other technical fabrics designed to bolster support during fitness sessions.
The new Fabletics apparel is available starting this month (Sep18).
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