Olivia Wilde to host EIF Revlon Run/Walk in New York

Nine years ago, actress Olivia Wilde ran, or rather walked, in the EIF Revlon Run/Walk. This year she will host it for the first time when it takes to the streets of New York on May 5. Wilde joins fellow first-time ambassador Emma Stone for the event that supports women’s cancer research.

“Emma and I will kick off the event and welcome everybody, then we’ll participate,” Wilde said of her duties, which includes pounding the pavement with thousands of participants.

Wilde says she may run alongside Stone, but only for a short time.

“Maybe Emma will run in the front, and I’ll bring up the rear,” Wilde joked. “I probably will have such shin splints after attempting to run I will be recovering on ice.”

The EIF Revlon Run/Walk is one of the nation’s largest single-day fundraisers. Each year, tens of thousands participate in its New York and Los Angeles event. The company has distributed more than $65 million to date for research projects.

Wilde says she’s proud to participate because cancer has affected several women in her life and she’s eager to help find a cure. She feels the best chance comes from the private sector.

“I’m optimistic that in my lifetime we will find one. Or certainly in the same way that’s happened with HIV in the last 30 years where treatment has gotten to a much better place. But that can only happen if there’s money behind research and that doesn’t just happen magically,” Wilde said.

She added: “It’s incredibly important to view the influence that multinational companies like Revlon have for the greater good.”

The Revlon Run/Walk comes to Los Angeles on May 12, where six-time host Halle Berry takes to the streets to help find a cure.

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“Welcome To People” Now Named “People Like Us”

Previously known as Welcome to People, the familial drama from debut director Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) is now titled, People Like Us. Written by Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and relative newcomer Jody Lambert, People Like Us stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) as a man who inherits $150,000 upon his father’s death, but must deliver the money to a sister he has never met. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) stars as the sister in question, an alcoholic with a 12-year-old son, who Pine’s character befriends. Olivia Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens) also stars in People as Pine’s girlfriend, Hannah. Pine spoke on the project during a previous interview, as did Mark Duplass (The League) in a more recent interview that you can read here. Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns) also stars as Pine’s widowed mother. The DreamWorks picture, partially set up by Steven Spielberg himself, will open June 29th of this year.

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Release Date For “The Words”

A release date for the film “The Words” has just been announced! It will open September 21st in the US.

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Olivia Wilde Joins “Relanxious”

What happens when a woman crippled by anxiety meets a charismatic agoraphobe? Olivia Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens) and Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) are hoping that particular romantic comedy premise makes box office gold in their new film, Relanxious. The film will mark the directorial debut of writer Christopher Storer (Sin Bin) in a relationship comedy that explores the power of love when it’s complicated by social phobias. Wilde will star as Barrett, a woman plagued by her anxiety who falls for George (Sudeikis), a man whose fear forces him to converse with her only over the telephone. As their conversations lead to increasingly serious fantasy dates, they are tasked with putting aside their fears to find a real-life romance. Relanxious also stars Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) and Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and will begin shooting this summer in Chicago.

Deadline reported relanxious-olivia-wildeon Relanxious, the new romantic comedy starring Wilde and Sudeikis. Wilde is currently filming The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey, while Sudeikis will star as Batman in the comedy-short compilation, Movie 43. The film, produced by Daniel Dubiecki and Lorene Scafaria, will star Larson as Barrett’s sister. Larson can next be seen in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, which opens this weekend. Sudeikis’ fellow SNL cast member Armisen will play George’s friend and sole go-between with the outside world. While the premise of Relanxious does come off a bit too cutesy for my tastes, I’m quite sure that the opportunity to date Olivia Wilde is the cure for pretty much every phobia.

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Jeff Bridges & Olivia Wilde to Appear in New “Kingdom Hearts 3D” on 3DS

The next Kingdom Hearts game is getting a Tron: Legacy boost from straight from Flynn’s Arcade. Square-Enix has announced that the new level in Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] for the 3DS will feature The Grid, based on the 2010 film, Tron: Legacy.

The game focuses on the exploits of Riku and Sora. However, when they head into The Grid, the action is all Tron. They even get to ride on those cool Tron motorcycles. Although I can’t say I was a fan of the Tron sequel, I have to say that the 3D visuals were spectacular and should work really well on the 3DS.

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