September 7th, 2011
01:29 PM ET
Kate Hudson may be a privileged actress, but she’s about to experience one of the downsides of fame – relatives writing tell-alls.
According to Radar Online, the star’s dad, Bill Hudson, has a book coming out titled “2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family” (which also seems to have two titles: Online retailers display it as "So You Are a Star: The Other Side of Fame and Family").
It's expected to detail Bill Hudson’s marriage to Goldie Hawn and his complicated relationship with their actor children, Oliver and Kate Hudson.
"Life in the spotlight is not without its consequences, and the Hudson family was no exception," the book's website reads.
Bill, 61, was married to Goldie from 1976 to 1980, during which time the couple had Oliver and Kate. Shortly after their divorce, Goldie met life partner Kurt Russell.
The book description says that after the divorce, “Bill found himself in the middle of the controversial issue of parental alienation.”
Bill Hudson has previously accused Kate of being a “spoiled brat” who's "neglected" her Alzheimer’s-stricken grandmother.
"Kate doesn't have to talk to me and she doesn't have to give her a dime of her millions," he said in an interview with RadarOnline in January. "All I want is for her to call and say, 'Hi grandma,' before it's too late… She should help her grandmother." He also wants the actress to meet her little sister.
"I love Kate," he said, "but... She has done stuff which is just awful.”
Bill, who found fame with 1970s group The Hudson Brothers, also married “Laverne & Shirley” star Cindy Williams.
The book's website says that "Bill is ready to share his fascinating Hollywood stories of life as a teen idol and husband to two famous women, Goldie Hawn and Cindy Williams," adding, "Hopefully, at some point, this family will be able to have a healthy adult relationship before it's too late."
Bill Hudson’s book will be released on November 1. Will you read it?
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