Kate Hudson's Dad Proves He's Not a 'Real Father'

When I first read that Kate Hudson's dad was writing a poison-pen memoir about his famous daughter, I was totally confused. Kurt Russell is writing a mean tell-all about Kate? What the hell? It turns out that it's actually her biological father Bill Hudson who's shouldering the difficult burden of crawling out of the woodwork to air the dirty laundry, ostensibly for the purpose of triggering a "healthy adult relationship" between the estranged family members.

What can possibly go wrong? It's a foolproof plan! After this sensationalist piece of garbage comes out, I bet Kate will be snuggling up to Daddy Hudson in no time.


Titled 2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family, Hudson's book is expected to detail his marriage to Goldie Hawn from 1976 to 1980, and the subsequent strained relationship he had with their children, Oliver and Kate. Shortly after her divorce, Goldie met her life partner, Kurt Russell, and he's the one Kate has referred to in multiple interviews as being her "real father." Of Bill Hudson and how he compared to Russell on the parenting front, Kate once said,

My father doesn't know me from a hole in the wall. Kurt is a savior who came into my life. He's been there for everything.  

Naturally, Bill has a different story to tell, which is that he found himself alienated as a father after the divorce. The promotional copy for his book claims, "His rights as a father to see his children were often played out in the media because Oliver and Kate became actors themselves."

It's true that family situations are often much more complicated than they appear to outsiders, and I'd be more inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt if he hadn't made the signature move of soulless famewhore parents everywhere—he complained about his kid to RadarOnline.com. Here's what dear old Dad had to say about Kate:

Kate doesn't have to talk to me and she doesn't have to give her a dime of her millions. All I want is for her to call and say, "Hi grandma," before it's too late. I love Kate, but ... She has done stuff which is just awful. She is a spoiled brat in my eyes and at the end of the day, she should meet her little sister. I should meet my grandchild and she should help her grandmother.

What's the over/under on this guy being in a reality show with Michael Lohan within the year? (PS: Confidential to Mr. Hudson: your daughter has two children.)

While his book claims that it's not a Hollywood tell-all, but rather an "emotional outreach to those who have been in or are in the same situations Bill saw," I'm pretty sure it's the very definition of a tell-all. I'm also pretty sure you don't start repairing a broken relationship by publicly calling your adult daughter a spoiled brat. If you ask me, this man just sold the very last chance in hell he had of meeting his grandson for a dubious 15 minutes of fame and whatever crappy royalties he gets from the book. What a fantastic deal!

Do you think you'll be buying 2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family?

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