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Just add sequins: In 'Nine,' Kate Hudson emerges as a song-and-dance diva

November 16, 2009 |  1:03 pm



The rock 'n' roll flick "Almost Famous" wasn't Kate Hudson's first movie, but it was the first that made big audiences give her a big "wow." As Penny Lane, she was almost perfect as the groupie young enough to get someone arrested, but fabulous enough to get away with it.

Now she's kicking it up a notch with her song-and-dance prowess in "Nine," above. Before seeing this "ET" clip of Hudson singing (and dancing to) "Cinema Italiano," who knew?

Looks as if  something must've rubbed off during her marriage to Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. Maybe mom Goldie Hawn gave her a few tips? Or maybe not.

We can't imagine that boyfriend A-Rod would be pushing Kate toward a music career -- not after his whole Madonna kerfuffle. Still, maybe he prefers Kate's singing.

The movie, which also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench and Fergie, opens in L.A. and New York on Dec. 18 and goes wide on Christmas.

Says Kate's character Stephanie, a film critic for American Vogue: "Style is the new content! It's what my readers love ... they want to live in an Italian movie."

To which we say, "Ciao!"

Hit the jump to see Kate singing along to "Tiny Dancer" in "Almost Famous" (eSmooches to Cameron Crowe), plus more surprising movie-star song turns.

Meryl Streep in "Postcards From the Edge" (one of our fave flicks ever -- eSmooches to writer Carrie Fisher):



And Michelle Pfeiffer in "Fabulous Baker Boys" (another one of our faves -- eSmooches to Jeff Bridges simply for being in the flick).

We'd add more, but this is just getting self-indulgent.

Enjoy.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Related dispatches and approved information from the Ministry of Gossip:

Dressing a set to the 'Nine'

What the heck did Vogue do to the ladies in the cast of 'Nine'? 

Kate Hudson's kid was an early adopter of Sophie the adorable and expensive teething giraffe

Hey, Tom Hanks, keep on singing Beyonce's 'Single Ladies'!

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