As a teen, I was a straight-shooter, National Honor Society member and nerd. I never had the “my parents are out of town” party, but I’m sure that if I did, my mother wouldn’t have reacted like Kate Hudson’s mom, the eternally radiant Goldie Hawn, when she caught her kids having a teenage throw down in the family home.
The 38-year-old actress, making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday to promote her upcoming second book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition (hitting bookstores on October 31), recalled getting busted by Goldie when she and her brother Oliver (who will always be Jeff Fordham from Nashville to me…RIP) threw a little unsupervised shindig. She recalled, “We thought our parents were out of town,” adding, “And my parents like to party. They’re a very open door type of family. And that’s how we felt as teenagers.” The celebrity siblings invited a few friends to come over in their folks’ absence and, as it usually does, things got slightly out of hand. Kate said, “We thought it was going to be like twenty people, but fifty friends were at the house and we’re having a blast.”
Unfortunately for Kate, her folks were not out of town and mama Goldie made her presence known in a very Goldie way. Kate recounted that “record scratch moment,” noting, “All of a sudden the door flings open and it’s my mother and everything just stopped. And she was in a negligee, and she looked around as you think she would in one of her films and then she goes to the lights and she turns the lights way down and she goes, ‘Kids, lighting is everything,” before exiting the room. Talk about a mic drop. Damn, I love Goldie. Kate’s friends did as well, telling her that her mom was cool, but Kate knew better, remembering, “Ollie and I are were like, ‘No, it’s going to be so bad in the morning.’”
As you can see in that clip, Kate’s still rocking the buzz cut she got for her upcoming movie Sister, directed by Sia. On a recent appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to promote her film Marshall, Kate lamented about the process of growing out her locks, admitting “I’m starting to handle the first awkward stage of the growing out,” adding “There are pieces sticking up and I have to put it down with product.” She later mused that she could possibly make a mullet work, noting it might help her social media posting, joking “If I had a mullet, I’d be on my Snapchat game.”
I’m not nuts about the buzzcut myself, but Kate looked lovely at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades on Saturday. Kate joined celebrities including Tracee Ellis Ross, Jaime Foxx and Sophia Bush for an afternoon of ponies and popping champagne. Her short hair allowed her to show off some floral earrings, which complemented her striped cross top and palazzo pants combo by designer Johanna Ortiz. The outfit looks perfect for an afternoon of polo, not like I’d know or anything. #helpmeimpoor