posted by Jennifer • November 21st, 2013 • Comments Off

Olivia Wilde is hosting a fundraiser and contest at crowdrise.com/oliviaholiday to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice.

Everyone who donates or raises at least $25 from 11/18 at 12:00pm ET to 1/9 at 11:59:59am ET will be automatically entered for a chance to win a Live Chat with me.

 

We can win $100,000 for Artists for Peace and Justice this holiday season. Click on the Donate button to the right or go a step further and join my fundraiser and help me raise the most money. When we beat all these other fundraisers here, we’ll win! 

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and 50% of the population there lives on less than $1.25 per day. Over 80% of students drop out of school after 6th grade because they can’t afford to continue their education. 

We’re trying to change that. Artists for Peace and Justice encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. Our immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity. 

We are committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people. Our model is simple: we believe in empowering local communities, fostering economic growth, and above all the power of education to change a nation. 

PLEASE give the gift of a donation to APJ and the children of Haiti for the holiday and help us win the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge. 

I’m proud to be a part of Artists for Peace and Justice. We keep our promises and we deliver. We are making sure that the dreams of our students in Haiti will come true.

With love,

Olivia

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posted by Jennifer • November 14th, 2013 • Comments Off

Olivia Wilde is featured on the cover and inside the December 2013 issue of “Cosmopolitan” magazine in Singapore! Check out her cover image below…

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posted by Jennifer • November 13th, 2013 • Comments Off

Olivia Wilde is featured in the newest “Beauty Issue” of “The Hollywood Reporter” magazine. She is profiled along with her makeup artist Melanie Inglessis and hairstylist Mara Roszak. Check out a video from their photo shoot below.

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posted by Jennifer • November 7th, 2013 • Comments Off

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S., German and Scandinavian rights to “Third Person,” directed by Paul Haggis, two months after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Written and directed by Haggis, the film stars Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, and Maria Bello. Michael Nozik of Hwy61 and Haggis produced the film along with Paul Breuls of Corsan, who also provided the financing.

Sony Pictures Classics said, “Paul Haggis is one of our great movie storytellers and ‘Third Person’ is one of his best works featuring an exceptional cast led by Liam Neeson (also at his best).”

Haggis told Variety after the premiere that audiences would have a strong reaction to the romance.

“People are going to either love it or hate it, like ‘Crash,’” Haggis told Variety. “A lot of people want their movies to be easily understood, underlined and in bold. I want people to talk about this movie afterwards. As an industry, we need to respect the audience more.”

The premiere at the Elgin evoked sustained applause for the complex drama of three intertwined relationships: James Franco and Mila Kunis in New York; Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde in Paris; and Adrien Brody and Moran Atias in Rome.

Haggis began writing the film after completing work on “The Next Three Days,” drawing largely from his own life with an emphasis on the themes of denial, loss and love. He began shooting in January with a 45-day shoot, adding, “It was a healthy budget for an indie but a little uncomfortable.”

It was the third time that Haggis has premiered a film at Toronto. “Crash” screened in 2004 and “In the Valley of Elah” opened there in 2007.

Haggis was nominated for screenwriting Oscars for three straight years for “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” and “Letters From Iwo Jima.” He won screenplay and picture Oscars for “Crash.”

Haggis approached the challenge of writing three stories by doing them one at a time and then mixing and matching the components — with much of that work done in the editing process and in small screenings earlier this year.

Bruels came on board in May 2012 when Neeson and Wilde were attached.

Corsan got 50% of the funding through Belgian tax credits, which require spending money on Belgian elements like development, crew and post-production. “Having that is a formidable cornerstone for the rest of your financing,’ Breuls added.

variety.com

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posted by Jennifer • November 3rd, 2013 • Comments Off

The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 362 HQ and MQ images of Olivia Wilde attending the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles on November 2nd.

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• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala – Inside

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posted by Jennifer • November 2nd, 2013 • Comments Off

The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 51 images of Olivia Wilde attending the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Game in Los Angeles on November 1st.

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• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Game – November 1st

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posted by Jennifer • November 2nd, 2013 • Comments Off

The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 844 HQ and MQ images of Olivia Wilde attending various during the month of October.

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• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > The 51st New York Film Festival – Closing Night Gala Presentation Of “Her”
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > The 51st New York Film Festival – “Her” Press Conference
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > Anthropologie Celebrates An Exclusive Collaboration by Yoana Baraschi & Conscious Commerce
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > 2013 Courage In Journalism Awards
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > 2013 Courage In Journalism Awards – Inside
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > 2013 Courage In Journalism Awards – Show
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > 1st Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball
• Olivia Wilde Source > Public Events > In 2013 > Arcade Fire Halloween Concert

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posted by Jennifer • October 27th, 2013 • Comments Off

And baby makes three!

Olivia Wilde, 29, and Jason Sudeikis, 38, are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“They are incredibly happy,” says a source close to both. “They’re very excited to welcome a new member into their family.”

Reps for the couple confirm to PEOPLE that Wilde is pregnant with their first child.

The two first met on the season finale of Saturday Night Live in 2011 and began dating six months later. They got engaged in January.

Earlier this year, Wilde said she was excited to start a family with Sudeikis in the future. “He’s so good with kids,” she told Marie Claire. “I’m open-minded about how many, but three is like a little party.”

people.com

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posted by Jennifer • October 10th, 2013 • Comments Off

Ex-princess, ex-TV star and current movie star Olivia Wilde is so good at Obamacare.

Wilde appeared on Billy Eichner’s Funny or Die’s curbside game show “Obamacare or Shut Up,” in which she had to separate the facts about the Affordable Care Act from Eichner’s unrelated ramblings.

Here are a few Obamacare facts: Preventative care is now free, if you’re sick insurance can’t limit your benefits cap, and if you’re under 26, then you can stay on your parents insurance plan.

And Gwyneth Paltrow was in a movie about sex addiction. Shut up.

thewrap.com

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posted by Jennifer • October 3rd, 2013 • Comments Off

In the world according to Olivia Wilde, social responsibility is as necessary to being human as breathing—or shopping. While the face of Revlon may be best known for seducing married men in The Change Up and Butter (and sometimes women on The O.C.) she is also an avid humanitarian. Her latest pet project is Conscious Commerce, an organization she launched with her best friend Barbara Burchfield (the woman behind Global Citizen Festival), with the goal of changing how people shop. The premise is simple: pair retail items with a vetted, charitable cause, and turn shopping into a fundraising tool.

For its latest collaboration, Conscious Commerce paired up with Anthropologie and designer Yoana Baraschi to create a garment that gives back (and is available online now). The sweet, tulle-embroidered “New Light” dress (often worn by Wilde herself) will benefit the New Light school in Kolkata, India. The organization serves as an orphanage and health clinic that allows children in the low income, red light districts of the city to escape sex trafficking and violence. One hundred percent of the profits from the first 1,000 dresses sold will go directly to funding the school.

We talked to Wilde to learn about the future of Conscious Commerce and why world aid might just be the coolest youth movement.

How did Conscious Commerce come about?
The idea was born out of a desire to find alternative ways of fundraising. Barbara [Burchfield] and I had been working in Haiti since 2008, desperately trying to raise money for education and healthcare projects. We kind of grew together as philanthropists. She’s a really tremendous mover-and-shaker. And we were just tired of fundraisers in the typical form. We thought there had to be another way to use the money that people are already spending—billions of dollars a day—and to funnel some of that to these worthy, small, locally run organizations.

Why did you choose to collaborate with Anthropologie?
Anthropologie is a company we really wanted to work with because we respect their ethics and their world view. It was the perfect way for us to broaden our horizons. But the core of the mission remains the same: That we were going to help a very specific organization that was run locally and educate consumers here about who they [are] helping. This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for consumers from Anthropologie to learn about New Light. And each tag on the dress has information about [the organization].

What’s the main problem children in Kolkata face?
Prostitution is a big, big problem. It’s passed on through generations. So, women who are born into it, tend to stay in it, and so do their children. There are girls who have already been working on the streets and they’re 8 years old. It’s really horrifying. So, Urmi Basu [the founder] built this school and orphanage for these girls, allowing them to go to school, to live in a safe community, and to have an opportunity to find work outside of prostitution, [while staying] connected to their families.

What is next for Conscious Commerce?
It will launch this fall as a website that’s really a guide to living consciously in all different ways and buying products for a purpose. You can come to our site and see which [products] are actually benefiting the organization they’re claiming to. We’re two girls who are very interested in fashion and style, as well as philanthropy. We wanted to give people a chance to see which pair of sunglasses are actually worth investing in. And eventually we want to grow from just style to guiding people to build consciously: architecture, food, health. We are just beginning.

What drives you to do this?
Seeing our secondary school go from being a patch of dirt in a field with cows to a thriving school with over 1,000 students, who would otherwise not be provided a secondary education, is extraordinary. I just can’t believe [it] came from just an idea.

How did your interest in this conscientious way of living develop?
I’ve been interested in aid work, activism, and philanthropy since I was really young. I grew up in Washington, D.C. with two journalist parents who were both very active and wanted to make the world a better place. We were raised with the ethos that that’s your responsibility as a human.

What is your dream project?
I’d love to work with Stella McCartney and have a Conscious Commerce collaboration that benefits animals.

Tell us about your involvement with ‘Half the Sky’?
I read the book [by Nicholas Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn], and I found it totally amazing, just incredibly life-changing. I loved how optimistic it was as a call to action. These women are overcoming unimaginable odds to build organizations, start companies, to survive, when you just can’t imagine how you would survive. I leaped at the chance to become a part of the documentary and traveled all over the world: to Cambodia, to Sierra Leone, to Kenya, and India.

What did you learn from working with them?
Optimism is the key. There’s a movement happening through our generation that I’m really proud to be a part of. Toms, Warby Parker, and Invisible Children, are all run by young people with a sense of excitement and optimism. Philanthropy is no longer a world for the old or rich. It belongs to the young people again because we’re finding the most innovative ways of alleviating poverty. Global Citizen Festival is a great example of that.

What other philanthropic models inspire you?
Ryot.org. They’re former aid workers that started a news site that provides an opportunity for the reader to become immediately active after reading a news story. You read about something happening in Syria, and at the bottom of the article, there’s an opportunity to volunteer, sign a petition, and donate money. I just love that really optimistic, active way of involving people in the news. We would like to do the same thing for consumers.

elle.com

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