USMagazine, Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:15am (PDT)
Kate Hudson shook what her mama gave her on the fourth season premiere of Glee!
More than a year after she gave birth to son Bingham (with fiancee Matthew Bellamy, 34), the 33-year-old actress flashed her six-pack abs in a midriff-baring ensemble during the September 13 episode. (Hudson is also mom to son Ryder, 8, with ex-husband and Black Crowes musician Chris Robinson, 45.)
To get her post-baby body back, Hudson had a dance studio built in her L.A. home -- complete with state-of-the-art stereo system -- for daily, hourlong dance workouts, a source told Us Weekly in April. The cheery actress also kept to strict portions of protein and veggies and stopped eating after 7 p.m. "It worked," raved a friend. "She has no baby fat left!"
On Glee, Hudson plays the perpetually unimpressed Cassandra July, a dance instructor at the fictional New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Her character torments McKinley High School graduate Rachel Berry (Lea Michele, 25), who moved to the Big Apple to fulfill her dream of becoming a Broadway star.
Like her famous mother Goldie Hawn, 66, Hudson grew up dancing. "Dancing with all the people who are on Glee -- I don't know! I'm a huge fan of So You Think You Can Dance, and I showed up to set, and [former contestants played] students in my dance class: Melanie [Moore] and Marko [Germar]," Hudson said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show September 13. "I just flipped out. And I'm a huge Melanie fan, so I was a total geek going, 'Oh, my god! I love you so much!' And they're sitting there going, 'This is so weird. Thanks!'"
"I get to be mean to all of them, so it's really fun," Hudson added.