KATE Hudson has shot down claims shes engaged to her New York Yankees slugger beau Alex Rodriguez. The Bride Wars star, 30, says paparazzi pictures of her hands are to blame for the engagement speculation. Did you know that it was this ring, on my right hand? Hudson tells the latest of Elle magazine. Im like, 'Why would I even respond? What would I say if youre going to lie about something ridiculous? Hudson - who has been dating Rodriguez for the past six months and has a son, Ryder, with her ex-husband Chris Robinson - believes that most men are pretty straightforward. I believe theyre really simple, she said. Every guy likes to say theyre complicated but theyre so easy to figure out. - SS