's dad has called for his young actress daughter to stop blasting him in the press. Bill Hudson, former husband of Kate's mother Goldie Hawn
and current husband of "Laverne & Shirley" (1976)
star Cindy Williams, says he's had enough of opening magazines only to be greeted by hurtful comments from his own offspring. He says, "It's infuriating. I'm so upset. I'm not going to take this on the chin from my daughter anymore." Bill, who found fame in 1970s pop duo The Hudson Brothers, is particularly upset over the Almost Famous (2000)
star's insistence on pitting him against Goldie's longtime lover, Kurt Russell
. Speaking in Vanity Fair magazine, Kate, 20, said, "He doesn't know me from a hole in the wall. But I don't care. I have a dad [Russell]. The bottom line is, you call your kids on their birthday. I'm glad I had a dad who was there on my birthday." But Hudson hits back, "I've been silent for 20 years, but I'm not going be vilified anymore. I have to stop the bleeding. Kate and Goldie are doing this for the press. Kate is very talented and sweet and I love her dearly. She's had a life of privilege from both parents. And the only thing that she has to really talk about is emotional devastation, that she's exaggerating."