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A-Rod, Cameron Diaz's romance angers Kate Hudson

It is believed that Cameron, 37, is sleeping with Alex, 34, to pay back Kate, 31, who started romancing Timberlake in January 2007, just days after Cameron split with him.

After breaking up with Kate Hudson, the New York Yankees stud Alex Rodriguez has recently hooked up with Cameron Diaz, which has infuriated Kate who was in a relationship with Alex from May to December last year.

Kate thinks Cameron is dating Alex to get revenge on her for hooking up with Justin Timberlake, Cameron’s former boyfriend. The two blond beauties are now locked in a bitter battle to win over Yankee slugger, it has emerged.

The new issue of Us Weekly reports that the feud between Kate and Cameron began after the Knight and Day actress was seen leaving Alex's Central Park West penthouse with overnight bags on May 2, fuelling rumors that she was dating him.

Diaz dating A. Rod out of revenge?
It is believed that Cameron, 37, is sleeping with Alex, 34, to pay back Kate, 31, who started romancing Timberlake in January 2007, just days after Cameron split with him.

"Kate thinks it's payback, pure and simple," the New York Post quoted a source as telling Us Weekly.

Kate thinks Cameron is dating Alex to get revenge on her for hooking up with Justin Timberlake, Cameron’s former boyfriend. The two blond beauties are now locked in a bitter battle to win over Yankee slugger.

But, Cameron thinks it’s hilarious that Kate is mad at her for hooking up with Alex.

"Cameron was actually in a serious long-term relationship with Justin. She thinks it's a joke Kate would be mad. Kate is only upset because she hates being single," one of the actress’ pals told New York Post gossip column Page Six.

Hudson is fuming
The magazine claims rivalry between the actresses reached an all-time, as Kate reportedly exclaimed that Cameron is an aging star who is trying hard to keep her youthful looks, struggling to keep sexy.

"Kate hates Cameron," an insider tells the magazine. "She's pissed Cameron is dating A-Rod."

"Kate thinks Cameron is an aging old-lady actress struggling to remain sexy and relevant," the source said.

The "Nine" star Kate dated A-Rod last year and was in every New York Game and also went to some of Alex’s practice. According to an insider, Kate was so desperate for Alex that she even got breast implants post split to hold on to him, but it didn't work.

A-Rod and Diaz want to keep a low profile
Unlike Kate, Alex wants to keep his relationship with Cameron casual. The baseball star reportedly has banned Cameron from coming to his games because he wants to keep a low profile relationship.

"He doesn't want what happened to him and Kate to happen between him and Cameron. Kate was at every New York game and then some and even went to Alex's game practice. Things got too clingy, too fast," TVNZ quoted an insider as saying.

The trio’s past relationships
Previously, A-Rod had reportedly dated Madonna and was believed to be partly responsible for the singer’s divorce from Guy Ritchie.

Kate Hudson was previously married to Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson. Together they have a son, Ryder, 6. After divorcing Robinson, she had a two-year on-off relationship with actor Owen Wilson and was also linked with Lance Armstrong.

Before dating singer Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz was in relationship with video director Carlos de la Torre from 1990 to 1995.

She then began dating actor Matt Dillon, with whom she co-starred in “There's Something About Mary” and broke up with in 1998. She also had a relationship with singer/actor Jared Leto from 1999 to 2003.