Date: 8th January 2004

Kate Hudson has baby boy

Hollywood star Kate Hudson and her husband, musician Chris Robinson, are celebrating the birth of their first son.

Ryder Russell Robinson was born earlier in Los Angeles. He weighed 8lb 11oz, said the couple's spokesman, Brad Cafarelli.

Hudson, 24, is the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn. She and former Black Crowes singer Robinson, 37, have been married since 2000.

An Academy Award nominee for supporting actress for Almost Famous (2000), Hudson most recently starred in last year's hit romances How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) and Divorce, Le (2003).

Source: Press Release