Kate of the Week: Kate Hudson not secretly married, Katie Couric the next Oprah?

Katy Perry surrounded at French train station

Looks likes the Kates, Katys, and Catherines of the world have been mighty busy this week. Here, your weekly roundup of name-specific news.

  • Katy Perry covered Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N***** in Paris” for BBC Radio 1 in London. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • The next day, she headed to Paris, where she was met at the train station by new beau Baptiste Giabiconi. That photo above gives me a new understanding of what it’s like to have photographers charting your every move. Terrifying! [Daily Mail]
  • Apparently, Perry also warned a woman celebrating her bachelorette party at a London club, “Don’t do it! Don’t get married.” [NY Post]
  • And shot back at reports that she insulted Beyoncé by tweeting, “Havin a slow news day or what?!? Get a life, cuz it’s not mine!” [E! Online]
  • Author Kate Stone Lombardi shoots big ole holes in theory that guys who are close to their mothers are wimps in her book “The Mama’s Boy Myth.” [ABC News]
  • After saying earlier in the week “when my daughter married a British rocker,” and launching intense media speculation that Kate Hudson had secretly married Matthew Bellamy of Muse, Goldie Hawn has corrected the record and said it’s not true. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Speaking of Hudson, here she is without makeup. Shopping—gasp—at a cosmetics store. [Us Weekly]
  • Katie Mallock, the host of Canadian radio show “Jazzbeat,” has retired after four decades. Good luck, Katie! [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Kate Middleton is “over the moon” that Prince William has returned to the Falkland Islands. Here’s hoping that she keeps up her tradition of speeches and appearances now that her hubby is back. [Daily Beast]
  • Kate Moss goes to the Ritz Hotel for Vogue in this stunning photo spread. [Vogue]
  • An op-ed at Politico says that the public tearing down of female politicians was also a problem in Catherine the Great’s time. Sigh. [Politico]

  • The Chicago Tribune wonders, “Can Katie Couric Claim Oprah’s Old Daytime Crown?” Couric’s new show “Katie” debuts in the fall. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Speaking of Couric, here she reflects on her famous Sarah Palin interview during the 2008 interview. [Huffington Post]
  • Camilla Luddington, who played Kate Middleton in a Lifetime movie, has been cast on “True Blood.” [Zap2It]
  • Katie Holmes headed out to one of my favorite restaurants in New York City on Tuesday with daughter Suri. In her pajamas. [Just Jared]
  • TV Land has hired Rose Catherine Pinkney as its VP of Development and Original Programming, to add to their hit “Hot in Cleveland.” [Deadline]
  • Katherine Heigl says that she has gone “craft crazy” thanks to Pinterest. [Twitter]
  • Watch the trailer for Kate Bosworth’s new movie, “Life Happens!” Co-starring Rachel Bilson. [Celebrity Gossip]
  • Katie Strange of ESPN writes about the nasty game this week between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. So many fights. Sheesh. [ESPN]
  • And Fotofest Katy is currently going down this week in Katy, Texas. [Glasstire.com]

Any Kate-related news I missed? Leave a link in the comments section.

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