Sunday, March 30, 2008

Behind The Scenes: Kate's Wild Photo shoot

Hudson headed to Africa with famed photographer Peter Lindbergh to shoot the ad campaign for her new eco-friendly haircare line, David Babaii for WildAid (done in partnership with her longtime hairdresser). "We have a blast together," she says of Babaii. "I'm just lucky to have him as my companion while I travel and work."

Hudson, whose line will donate 10 percent of all sales to WildAid, shares camera time with a cheetah. She tells PEOPLE, "I really have a thing about natural product. It's very difficult to make things that are completely organic and sustainable. David and I got so excited about making something like that. Making something conscious and making it good."

Of the shoot, Hudson tells PEOPLE that working with a cheetah was "the most fun. He was purring. I remember listening to it and [asking], 'Should I be running right now because his purr sounds more like a growl?' But they're like, 'No. He's just super happy.' And I got really comfortable with it. And I would literally lay on the cheetah. It was really pretty cool."

The self-described "low-maintenance" star credits Babaii with keeping her blonde locks looking fabulous. "I'm really not good at doing my own hair," she admits to PEOPLE, relying on "sleep and water" to look good otherwise.

Babaii makes sure Hudson's hair is flawless for the cameras. "It's so great collaborating with Kate," he says. "I adore her. She's my muse and inspiration. We get in trouble all the time."

At the wildlife preserve, mom Hudson also bonded with some little ones – lion cubs! "Even though they're babies, they are lions. They were very sweet. I would put them on their back and rub their tummy. And they would love it!"

Kate Goes Wild

Kate has teamed up with David Babaii to create David Babaii for WildAid, a hair-care line that donates 10 percent of proceeds to the animal-protection organization. Kate went to South Africa to shoot the ads for the upcoming line

On Set of Bride Wars

Kate was on the set of her new movie "Bride Wars" with Anne Hathaway on March 27th in New York.

It’s a romantic comedy about Two best friends that become rivals when they schedule their weddings on the same day.

Kate & Owen Back Together!

On March 20, Owen Wilson, who is shooting Marley & Me in Miami, had a day off from filming, so he did what any other good boyfriend would do — he spent the day with his on-again squeeze Kate Hudson and her son, Ryder Russell.

The three relaxed at Owen's rented Star Island home and, according to one eyewitness, "Ryder was running around naked," the insider tells OK!. "He was laughing and playing around while Kate and Owen were inside."

Two days later, on March 22, Kate, 28, Owen, 39, and Ryder, 4, all went for a bike ride through South Beach, stopping to hide in a Starbucks when it started to rain. Later, an eyewitness spotted Kate and Owen holding hands as they caught an afternoon movie.

Hudson: 'I often walk around naked'

Kate Hudson has claimed that she often walks around her family home naked.

The Hollywood star, 28, revealed that she often relaxes in just her pants while staying with her parents.

She told Fabric magazine: "My mum and dad never gave a big deal about nudity in our house. I often walk around naked or just wearing my panties."

Hudson is the daughter of veteran actress Goldie Hawn. Kurt Russell is her stepdad.