Kate Hudson was the evening’s honoree at the fourth annual Kaleidoscope Ball by Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, held Saturday night at 3Labs in Culver City. Dressed in a midnight blue Amanda Wakeley dress and a fortune in borrowed Harry Winston bling, the actress and ath-leisure mogul said the event was “humbling, always. When you come to events like this you get to meet some people who are doing extraordinary work in these fields. You feel a little bit like you want to be honoring them, but it’s nice to be able to bring awareness to this because this is incredible.” Gene Simmons and Randy Jackson were also in the mix for the event.
As for her burgeoning Fabletics empire, the company just opened its seventh retail store in Mall of America, and hopes to be nearing 18 by year-end. “It’s really nice to get into retail because our customer can look and touch and experience the product overall that we’re doing,” she said. Swimwear launched in April, and Hudson said she plans to be wearing some of her own bikinis on her summer vacation, to be spent in Europe visiting with ex-Matthew Bellamy’s family.
“Matt, Bing’s dad, is English so we like to have the kids spend some time in England because there’s a whole other family over there. So we usually hunker down on the other side of the pond.” Sisters Sara and Erin Foster, whose show “Barely Famous” returns for its second season on June 9 — with more guest appearances by Hudson — were on hand to present Hudson with her award. Joked Erin, “I feel like Gwyneth [Paltrow] wasn’t available, so they asked us.”