— Just days after the news of her split with Owen Wilson hit the headlines, Kate Hudson hit the town with Lance Armstrong. Recent public outings between the pair fueled fresh rumors of a rebound romance for the “Fool’s Gold” actress, and some reports suggest the match has been in the works for weeks.
On Friday night, the new duo dined at Austin’s Eddie V’s restaurant. “They came in and had dinner together, it's true,” an insider told People.
By Saturday, Kate and Lance were back for more at Hula Hut — this time accompanied by friends and the cyclist’s children, Luke, Isabelle and Grace. “They ordered dinner – tacos, burgers and fries and that sort of stuff,” a spywitness from the restaurant revealed. “They looked like they were having fun.”
Though the love match seemed to come out of nowhere, the Daily Mail reports it’s been brewing for some time. “Kate and Lance have been dating for a couple of weeks,” said a source. “She thought it was funny when people were writing recently that she was engaged to Owen because the reality was that they had split again and she was secretly seeing Lance.”
As it turns out, Owen unwittingly introduced his ex to her new best beau. “(Kate and Lance) have known each other for a while and Lance is one of Owen's good friends,” the source told the Daily Mail. “When Kate was with Owen, she got to know Lance really well but they hooked up again recently at a dinner party thrown by a mutual friend and that's when the romance began. They have both been keeping it very quiet.”
It seems like Lance is making a habit out of dating Owen’s exes. In 2003 the seven-time Tour de France winner started dating (and later proposed to) Sheryl Crow. Sheryl was Owen’s main squeeze back in 2002.
The secret to John Mayer’s appeal
Despite his love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation, John Mayer has no problem making an A-list love connection. His current ladylove, Jennifer Aniston, is said to be “giddy like a schoolgirl” about him. So what’s his secret? Well, other than that hunky-troubadour-with-a-great-sense-for-humor routine? The New York Daily News reports it’s his body that keeps the ladies coming back.
Yes, the reason everyone’s favorite former “Friend” is so darned “happy and giggly” is just skin deep. “His body actually is a wonderland,” according to a former flame.
Dish on the fly
Fans eagerly awaiting the return of “24” take heart: Kiefer Sutherland promises the best is yet to come. “After so many postponements, I can assure you that none of us at ‘24’ took for granted the significance of this upcoming season,” the star of the show told TV Guide. “But the time allowed us to do something that has never been done before — create a map of the entire season before we started shooting. So I can tell you without hesitation, I know for a fact, that season seven is going to be the best season yet.” … Life & Style reports Carmen Electra and fiancé Rob Patterson are on the rocks, thanks in part to the unfortunate rock Rob presented to the former “Baywatch” babe. Last month Carmen was spotted sporting a seemingly unique black diamond engagement ring, but an insider revealed to L&S Rob bought the bling from e-tailer MySolitaire.com, and Carmen’s not so happy about it. “She seems really embarrassed,” the source said. “She thought she’d be getting this giant rock. Instead, Rob bought it online for a bargain price!”
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.