Does actress Kate Hudson know what she wants?
She bounces from boyfriend to boyfriend, chooses roles with varied box office success and, now that she's dating Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez, is looking more like Madonna than Goldie's golden girl.
Hudson vamps it up for the December issue of British Elle, out on newsstands today. In a photo spread, she appears Madonna-buff in a black swimsuit, black satin gloves and cat-inspired eyeliner.
Hudson's new muscled look comes after she dropped 20 pounds for an upcoming role as a terminally ill woman. She lost the weight by eliminating alcohol from her diet.
"I love my glass of wine. I love tequila. To be in New York for two weeks and not have one beverage, I'm not sure I've ever done that!" Hudson told Elle in an exclusive interview for the December issue.
Hudson also loves her men. Since her split with ex-husband Chris Robinson, the Black Crowes frontman, with whom she has a 5-year-old son Ryder, Hudson has had several high-profile boyfriends, including her latest, Madonna's ex Rodriguez.
Hudson's rep did not respond to a request for comment for this story.
"She's living the life she probably missed out on," Us Weekly entertainment director Dina Sansing told ABCNews.com. "I think what happened is she got out of this marriage, realized she's still young and decided to have fun. She has dated around in a way that she probably didn't get to do before because she married so young."
Though it appears Hudson is still trying to figure out what kind of man she wants, she says she's got men, in general, figured out.
"I love boys...but I believe they're really simple," Hudson said in the interview. "Every guy likes to say that they're complicated, but they're so easy to figure out. What did that Dr. Laura say? Something like, 'All men want is sex and for you to make them a sandwich.' I thought that was really funny -- and not entirely untrue.
"I sometimes feel like when you're talking to boys, they just hear certain keywords," Hudson continued. "But if you had a bubble above their head, they'd be thinking about game scores, masturbation and food."
These days, Hudson is only concerned about what one man thinks, and according to Us, Rodriguez thinks a lot about sex.
"They love having sex," a source told the magazine in its latest issue. "People will call her and she'll say, 'We're having nap time,' which is what they call their sex time."
"They seem to really be enjoying each other," Sansing said. "The relationship is lasting longer than anyone would have thought, and some people are even crediting her with his recent success in the post-season. She seems like she's having the time of her life."
Contrary to reports, Hudson told Elle she is not engaged to Rodriguez. But the actress has become a fixture at Yankees games, cheering the slugger all the way to the World Series. In August, she brought her mom, Goldie Hawn, and Hawn's longtime partner Kurt Russell, whom she calls "Pa," to see the Yankees play the Boston Red Sox.
Hawn was reportedly cool on the relationship when it started in May. A source told Britain's Daily Mail that Hawn wanted her daughter to settle down and leave the dating scene.
"Kate's had a string of boyfriends since her divorce from Chris Robinson and it's always the same pattern -- she falls hard and fast, then gets bored or has her heart broken," the source said. "Goldie hates the idea of seeing Kate getting hurt again."