NEW YORK – When Kate Hudson first burst onto the scene in the movie “Almost Famous,” the uncanny resemblance to her mother Goldie Hawn had everybody talking.

Hudson didn’t see it. But now that she’s a mother herself – of two sons, Rider and Bingham – the 34-year-old actress says she treasures the comparison.

The mother-daughter pair – Hawn was an Oscar winner for “Cactus Flower” and Hudson was a nominee for “Almost Famous” – has never acted together, but they teamed up for an Almay ad for Mother’s Day. In a discussion of motherhood and beauty, both said their glow comes from the inside. Hawn also said daily meditation allows her to “connect to spirit.”

“Growing up with my mom there was always a sense of fun and it comes down to optimism as well,” Hudson said. “When you learn how to be optimistic and wake up in the morning and appreciate things and create that in your brain, I think you start to have an enjoyment of life and it shows.”

So, how do they relate to each other as adults?

“The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother,” said Hawn. “And it’s a very powerful relationship if it’s healthy. I miss my mother today. I think the transition does happen but I don’t think we ever lose our positioning because we don’t want to lose our mother.”

Singer suspected of trying to hire man to kill wife

The lead singer of the Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying was in jail Wednesday in Southern California on suspicion he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.

Tim Lambesis, 32, was stopped by police while shopping in Oceanside, five days after detectives received information that the singer had solicited someone to kill his wife, who lives in the nearby beach town of Encinitas, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

A task force from several law enforcement agencies launched an investigation that led to the arrest late Tuesday. The department would give no further details on the investigation.