Scoop: Rumors swirl around Kate’s, A-Rod’s split

Though they haven’t confirmed it, Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez have “definitely broken up,” a source declares to the New York Post — and he was sighted in Miami over the weekend looking quite single.

So why did what seemed to be a blossoming romance abruptly end? After all, they were such a photogenic couple, always smiling for the cameras … and actually, according to one report, that might have been part of the problem.

Kate “wanted more camera time each and every game,” a friend of the slugger explains of the starlet, a fixture at Yankee Stadium throughout the baseball season. “She would always want to be styled before games and she’d insist on front-row seats.”

Though many fans speculated that Alex’s gal pal was a “lucky charm” who helped his team clinch the World Series, he allegedly resented her ubiquity. “It was a turnoff to have a girlfriend who always wanted to be on camera,” says the pal. “Alex wanted someone who was more interested in building a long-term relationship than just building their profile.”

“Alex wanted to end this relationship well over a month ago,” says the friend. But given Kate’s promotional schedule for “Nine,” he opted to remain by her side rather than break things off: “He felt that would be counterproductive and unfair to her.”

Ironically, that sounds a lot like wanting to be seen with someone for publicity.

 

The Wire

Another day, another set of embarrassing revelations about the beleaguered Tiger Woods. As wife Elin was spotted for the second time since Saturday not wearing her wedding ring, MSNBC reported that several women claim they were paid to keep quiet about affairs with the golf great.

Multiple alleged paramours of the randy Tiger say they were wired from $5,000 to $10,000 per month, with some speculating that as much as $20,000 was doled out monthly to certain women.

“The money comes via a wire transfer,” one explained. “There’s no contract about it, there’s no discussion about what it’s for, but it’s implied that it’s in exchange for keeping quiet about his affair.” Apparently, Tiger’s ladies are smarter than they look.

 

John ‘Freaked Out’

We can’t say we’re too sorry to hear this: John Mayer is taking a break from women. Poor John’s problem: He just can’t seem to stop going for A-listers.

“For some reason, whoever I date has been famous for a while,” John lamented to Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “I can’t sit here and be like, ‘Oh, please let me live my life in private with this famous person who’s been around for 15 years.’”

“Been around for 15 years”? Gee, was that a dig at Jennifer Aniston’s age by any chance?

 

Jake: Game Over?

Are Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon over? Amid breakup rumors, the “Brothers” star showed up solo to present two prizes at Spike’s Video Game Awards.

“He looked tired and expressionless,” an observer told In Touch magazine. “He stayed in his trailer for most of the night.”

Well, this doesn’t exactly prove anything one way or another — even if they were still going strong, we can’t really picture Reese jumping at the chance to attend a big geek-fest.

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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