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.”

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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.

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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.

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posted by Jennifer • September 30th, 2013 • Comments Off

Olivia Wilde is back on the big screen after starring in the comedy “Drinking Buddies.” This time, she’s part of the Ron Howard film “Rush,” playing a 1970s supermodel.

“I love the ’70s, and I’ve always loved the ’70s – the music, the fashion. I’m inspired by it. I think I would’ve done well then,” said Wilde.

In “Rush,” Wilde plays supermodel Suzy Miller, who would one day marry actor Richard Burton. But before Burton, she had a relationship with Formula One star James Hunt, and that relationship is part of “Rush.”

“I did a lot of background research. I did as much as I could about Suzy and James,” said Wilde. “And it was fun because they were a really interesting couple. They were exciting. They were sort of like Johnny Depp and Kate Moss. They fill bathtubs full of champagne and go crazy in it?”

“There was something so wild about them, and yet they got married which was this incredibly insane, kind of optimistic thing to do. It was short-lived but powerful,” said Wilde.

Death is definitely a possibility in the racing world, and in this movie, you see the danger spinning all over the track.

“I didn’t know anything about racing before,” said Wilde. “That’s the thing, Americans don’t know a lot about Formula One. We don’t have to. We understand when we see it on film.”

“Rush” is based on a true story of the intense rivalry between two famous Formula One drivers: James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

“I liken it to, as far as sports rivalries go, Magic [Johnson] and [Larry] Bird – two people whose rivalry drove them to greatness, and that made a lot of sense to me,” said Wilde. “Watching it, I think, allows you to understand that’s kind of a universal experience for people who are at the top of their game.”

“Rush” is rated R and is in limited release this weekend.

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posted by Jennifer • September 28th, 2013 • Comments Off

The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 33 HQ and MQ images of Olivia Wilde attending the 2013 Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 28th.

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posted by Jennifer • September 19th, 2013 • Comments Off

“Extra’s” Ben Lyons caught up with Olivia Wilde at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about her upcoming 1970s racing flick “Rush,” in which her character wore cool ‘70s fashion.

Watch our interview, plus find out what kind of wedding she’s planning with fiancé Jason Sudeikis!

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posted by Jennifer • September 17th, 2013 • Comments Off

You can now watch a behind the scenes video of Olivia Wilde during her photo shoot for “Allure” magazine!

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posted by Jennifer • September 17th, 2013 • Comments Off

Beginning this fall in the U.S., actress, activist and renowned beauty Olivia Wilde will serve as the face of Avon’s beloved “Today. Tomorrow. Always.” trio of fragrances. A modern icon of beauty, Wilde’s enduring appeal perfectly complements this timeless fragrance series. First launched in 2004, Today. Tomorrow. Always. has become a set of Avon classics that evokes strong feelings of true love. As the brand approaches a decade, Wilde’s timeless allure makes her the ideal face of this classic, yet modern collection.

“I am honored to be partnering with Avon as the face of the Today. Tomorrow. Always. fragrances,” explained Wilde. “The collection is made up of fragrances that are true classics, yet modern and fresh at the same time.”

“Olivia is an aspirational example of a woman who embodies beauty both inside and out,” says Meg Lerner, Avon Vice President, North America Marketing. “Her passion and dedication to helping others makes her a perfect fit for Avon.”

THE SCENTS:

TODAY: A precious, joyful white floral, Today captures the lush, sweet scent of the nectar-rich, honey-scented blossoms of the Butterfly Bush.

TOMORROW: This oriental woody scent envelops you in the rich, warm scent of exotic flowers and golden fruits.

FOREVER: Fresh, romantic and enduring, Forever immerses you in an embrace of petally Florals, creamy woods and sensual musk.

PRICE: $30.00

WHERE TO BUY: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.

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posted by Jennifer • September 16th, 2013 • Comments Off

Rush tells the high-speed story of real-life race car drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), detailing their competitive relationship in the high-stakes world of Formula One racing during the 1970s. Olivia Wilde plays Suzy Miller, a Playboy model who posed for the centerfold in September 1972.

Suzy married James Hunt, a notorious womanizer, and the film explores their volatile relationship. Wilde says, “Suzy and James are an example of the kind of reckless, romantic, optimistic behavior of the time and they had a tumultuous marriage. But she was very much in love with him, and I think he with her, but she ended up leaving him for Richard Burton.” Actor Richard Burton is famous for marrying Elizabeth Taylor not once, but twice. They were also divorced twice.

After meeting at a party in Spain, Suzy Miller and James Hunt got married in 1974, but were divorced by 1976. Suzy received a $1 million divorce settlement.

About falling in love with a dare-devil, Wilde adds, “James is not the safe bet your mother wants you to marry, but he was endearing and, I think, irresistible.” Who doesn’t love a bad boy?

Rush opens in theaters September 27th.

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

Really proving to be a safe bet in Hollywood, Olivia Wilde is turning up in a host of films, all so different to the last – showing off her ability to adapt to several different projects and genres. In her latest flick, Ron Howard’s Rush – she plays Suzy Miller – the formidable wife of playboy James Hunt, and we had the opportunity to discuss the role with her.

The film – which depicts the intense rivalry between Formula 1 racers Niki Lauda and James Rush – sees Wilde trying out her English accent, and we discussed that with the actress. She also tells which of the two conflicting personalities between the racers she’d be more attracted to, whether she has ever met the real life Suzy Miller – and discusses her working relationship with fiancé Jason Sudeikis.

How did you get involved in Rush?
When I heard Ron was making the film, I went to meet with him at his office in LA. We knew each other a bit from Cowboys & Aliens, which he produced. I thought the film sounded incredible. I didn’t know of the actual people – I didn’t know of James or Nikki – but I know that the story just sounded like and emotional, beautiful love story, He described the role of Suzy to me and I thought that she sounded incredible. I mean, here was James Hunt’s match, and that’s what we wanted to create. So once I was on board we just worked on that – on making her the most formidable opponent for James other than Nikki. Ron was just a wonderful director of course and wanted so much so much to put energy and focus into the female characters as well, which is not typical – I think other directors would have taken on this same project and just focused on the boys and on the racing. But Peter [Morgan] and Ron really cared a lot about making it clear that these guys were going through a lot in their personal lives as they were fighting each other.

Good work on the British accent, by the way…
Oh god, thank-you! My dad’s British, so I had no excuse not to at least give it a good try.

Can you still do it?
I won’t do it right now! [Laughs] Chris was also, of course, doing an accent, so we had a dialect coach. I think because we were both working on it and focussing on it that we kind of inspired each other to do a better job at it, you know. It was just so fun to inhabit this world – like not only to be British, but to be British in the 70s, and these particular people. It was just a lot of fun – it didn’t feel like work, it felt like just a lot of fun.

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