Movie star Kate Hudson is obsessed with splashing water over herself to protect her from her "negative" Hollywood peers.

The Almost Famous actress, who is married to The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, is terrified of attracting bad karma, and wears sacred crystals to protect herself.

The 26-year-old says, "When I'm around people who have bad energy, I usually carry some water and I just kind of, like, put it on myself.

"It's not like a holy water, just something to cleanse myself if someone's really negative.

"And I carry around crystals too.

"I feel it's important to protect yourself."

29/07/2005 02:03