I'm rooting for Kate Hudson as much as anyone.
As a kid, I was obsessed with her mother, Goldie Hawn's movies, from Private Benjamin to Protocol to Overboard.
And when Kate came along, I was thrilled. She seemed on track to be every bit the comedic actress her mother was.
But lately, judging from her photos, things seem to be going downhill for our girl Kate.
Check her out at Elle's Women in Hollywood Tribute this past week-- and this wasn't just a bad shot. All of her photos from the event look this way.
Of course, even Hollywood starlets have bad days, but more often than not, I find myself coming across photos of Kate and thinking, "What happened?!"
Well, I have a few ideas...
This is the Kate from her golden period, otherwise known as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
For a while there, Kate was always put together and glowing, even when she gained a rumored 70 pounds during her pregnancy and afterward as a new mom. But in the last year or so, things have really started slipping.
I'm reminded of Britney Spears now when I see Kate out and about. She's obviously heavier than she was pre-motherhood, but she hasn't gained a significant amount of weight, and I don't think that's it.
The problem is that she often looks tired and disheveled- even at red carpet events. I'm inclined to think that there's trouble brewing in her personal life- The fact that she's a single mom and the number of boyfriends she's had lately would attest to that.
I also wonder if she's fallen victim to Botox. I've noticed a lot of female celebrities who are creeping toward 40 and beyond suddenly have an almost imperceptible "deadening" of their faces. Julia Roberts comes to mind (although she says she hasn't gotten Botox) and so does Nicole Kidman. Even Angelina Jolie looks somehow different lately.
Since I find myself feeling concerned each time I look at Kate Hudson's recent photos, I can't help but wonder if her bland, tired expression is at least partially a result of facial injections.
What do you think? Do you see a difference in Kate Hudson lately?
Images via John Shearer/Getty and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days/IMDB