All things considered, I really shouldn’t like Kate Hudson that much. Her Hollywood acting career has consisted of one decent performance that could probably be attributed more to Cameron Crowe’s directing skills than any true talent on her part; and she’s coasted upon the goodwill from Almost Famous to make many millions of dollars from a deluge of insipid romantic comedies. Of course, she probably also got her start in acting thanks to her famous mother and father figure too, so there’s a great deal of nepotism at work. On some level though, I admire that Kate just doesn’t give a crap what people think. She makes the movies that pay her the most, dates a continual stream of eligible bachelors (some grubbier than others), and gives us all the metaphorical finger in the process. I can sort of respect that Kate lives her life the way she wants to even though her alleged potential seems so wasted.
However, Kate has not managed to charm everyone with her ways, and The Enquirer reports that the bandmates of her latest man (and baby dady), Matt Bellamy, absolutely detest Kate’s very existence as a rock groupie of sorts:
Kate Hudson may have won the heart of Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, but she’s not scoring any points with his band mates!
The “Almost Famous” actress has been accused of stifling her fiance’s creativity, getting too involved in band affairs, and being an annoying distraction. In fact, sources say the other Muse members are now calling her “Yoko Ono,” referring to the late John Lennon’s wife, whose meddling was blamed for The Beatles’ breakup.
“Kate was a constant presence at Muse’s songwriting sessions until she recently left to film her new movie. She thinks she’s a musical expert and nitpicks over Matt’s lyrics and pushes her unsolicited opinion on songs,” a source revealed. “Her interference was highly frustrating to the other band members.”
The 32-year-old Oscar-nominated actress began dating Matt in May 2010 and gave birth to their son, Bingham (“Bing”), this past July. Kate also has a 7-year-old son, Ryder, with her ex-husband, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson.
“Now that Matt and Kate have a baby together, Matt has been more prone to skipping recording sessions or cutting out early because he claims Kate needs him to help out at home or pick up something from the store,” continued the source.
“He’s turned from an edgy rocker into a house husband.”
Matt and the rest of the Muse musicians are currently working on their sixth album, a follow-up to their Grammy-winning release, The Resistance.
Although no one in the band has been willing to tell Kate to back off, they finally pulled Matt aside to talk to him about their concerns.
“They told him Kate is dampening his creativity and draining his energy,” noted the source. “They suggeted it might be better to limit her influence about their music.”
Hopefully, Matt will get the message.
[From Enquirer, print edition, November 7, 2011]
I can sort of buy that Kate would think she’s a “musical expert” after previously being married to a rock musician for several years, but she’s a bloody actress, and not a very good one at that. If she’s truly breathing down the band’s collective neck at rehearsals, maybe she should stay home and let them do their business. Then again, if Bellamy is writing lyrics that are about her that could be interpreted as unflattering, well, maybe she has a right to say something, but that’s the extent of it. And I doubt that Bellamy would say anything bad about his woman because he knows, just as well as everyone else, that he’s dating a serial monogamist. Bellamy is very easily replaceable in Kate’s life, so writing lyrics that compared her hair to freshly harvested corn husks would be a very stupid thing to do.
On the other hand, the “Yoko” comparisons are out of line and are likely spawned from frustration, but that doesn’t make them any better. While I’m sure that the Muse guys would prefer Bellamy to stick around and be funky with them for hours instead of heading home to help with the baby, calling a woman “Yoko” won’t work progress in any shape or form. It will only make Bellamy angry in the long run. I recall Trent Reznor’s fangirls referring to his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, as the Yoko of NIN, which was pretty unjustified as well, since Reznor had announced his intention to shelve NIN long before Mariqueen came into the picture. As for the implication that, somehow, Matt Bellamy is equal to John Lennon — whatever. Muse might be popular with the kiddies, but they’re certainly not the modern-day incarnation of The Beatles.
By the way, this guy isn’t exactly upset at being photographed by the paparazzi, right? He actually seems positively chuffed by the prospect.
Photos courtesy of Fame