SHE'S A WINNER: Kate Hudson was glowing in her peach and bronze beaded Jean Paul Gaultier silk gown at the Monday-night premiere of her new romantic comedy ``How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.''
Hudson posed cozily for photos with hunky ``Days'' co-star Matthew McConaughey at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. But she ran no risk of losing her real guy, Black Crowes bearded lead singer hubby Chris Robinson, who stuck to his sweetie's side all night, even at the crowded after-party across the street at the Sunset Room.
When the couple first met, apparently Hudson didn't commit the typical female faux pas (leaving cooing baby-talk messages on answering machines, buying him a love fern) in their relationship. But she didn't exactly play hard-to-get either.
``She moved in with me,'' Robinson joked. ``She showed up on my doorstep with her dog and a bag and moved in. I couldn't argue and now here we are.'' The couple has been married for two years.
Hudson has been busy in her professional career. She stars in the cross- cultural romantic comedy ``Le Divorce,'' based on Diane Johnson's novel and directed by James Ivory. That film opens in June. And she stars in yet another romantic comedy, ``Loosely Based on a True Love Story,'' adapted from a Dostoyevsky tale and directed by Rob Reiner, opening in September.
This week she starts shooting a new comedy titled ``Raising Helen,'' directed by Garry Marshall. ``It's really great to be working with Kate after having directed her mom Goldie (Hawn) and Kurt (Russell) in ``Overboard'' in '87,'' says Marshall, who came to the premiere to support his new star.
Besides Hudson and hubby, the other hot couple was ``Days'' producer Robert (Bob) Evans, and his blond and buxom brand-new wife (No. 6 - but who's counting?) Leslie-Ann Woodward. The couple met at a book signing for his autobiography, ``The Kid Stays in the Picture.'' Initially, the Amazon-size bombshell spurned him, saying he was older than both of her last boyfriends' fathers. ``But did you have magic?'' Evans, 72, countered.
Well, apparently not. Before you could say, ``Get me to the church on time,'' the couple married last November. Evans has reportedly boasted, ``She didn't marry me for my money. I don't have any.''
CELEBRITY ENCROACHMENT: Athletes, actors, musicians and politicians all converged under sun-protecting tents at the San Diego Zoo last Saturday afternoon to jump-start the party frenzy leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl XXXVII.
Sports agents Leigh Steinberg and Jeffrey Moorad's annual bash drew the requisite pro players who hadn't made the big game this year. Also making the scene were teen heartthrobs Lance Bass and Joey Fatone of 'N Sync, who frolicked with the exotic animals provided by the zoo just for the event. Imagine Lance snuggling a koala and you've got the picture.
``CSI'' favorite Marg Helgenberger looked appropriately casual in worn jeans and an orange top, while ``Far From Heaven'' star Dennis Haysbert went for casual chic.
Clothing was optional later that night at the fourth annual Playboy Super Bowl party. The 50-year-old men's magazine took over the middle of San Diego's Balboa Park, transforming the beautiful hospitality center into ``Casa de Playboy,'' with Bunny logos glittering in neon lights across the face of the adobe building. Hugh Hefner (disappointingly clad in a dark suit and red shirt, not pajamas), Sony PlayStation and a bevy of Playboy Playmates, many with their ``clothes'' painted on, hosted the hottest ticket in town. Word was that passes to the event were going for $1,300 on the Web.
Carmen Electra looked positively overdressed in a form-fitting turquoise sheath. Dita Von Teese, Playboy fetish cover girl, started out in a little black dress but eventually stripped down to just about nothing, much to the delight of the predominantly male onlookers.
``Just Married'' star Brittany Murphy and her main squeeze and co-star Ashton Kutcher turned up late, as did Tara Reid and Queen Latifah. Not one to miss a good party, Lance Bass moved from cuddling koalas at the zoo to hugging Latifah at the Playboy bash.
(1) HUDSON, ROBINSON: She chased him? Riiight.
(2) BASS, LATIFAH: Buss stop.