RYOT News Advisory Board member Olivia Wilde, along with co-founders David Darg and Bryn Mooser, recently traveled to Potou, Senegal, a fishing village in the north of the country. The aim of the trip was to see in real-time the work of community health workers in that highly remote area and how it’s not only saving lives, but also changing the fabric of local communities.
Olivia and Ryot traveled with the 1 Million Community Health Workers campaign (@1Mhealthworkers), which is aiming to train and deploy one million local health care workers to serve their communities by 2015. One of the most impressive elements of the program is how the health workers are harnessing the connectivity of the Ericsson network to use smartphones. Through a series of apps and data collection the program is bringing modern health care solutions to some of the most remote parts of Africa.
Watch RYOT’s video below to see how 1MCHW is not only improving and spreading health care across the continent, but also helping to change the role of women in African society.
Broadway/Hollywood superstar Zachary Quinto joins with screen star Olivia Wilde, SNL veteran Jason Sudeikis and 30 ROCK’s Scott Adsit among many more notable names at this Monday’s star-studded July special event at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Participating in a show titled GRAVID WATER, Quinto and the cast act out scenes from some Greek classics as well as enact comedy bits in addition to audience-generated improv and much more in the always-entertaining show.
The official description and cast list of of The Upright Citizens Brigade’s GRAVID WATER, created by Stephen Ruddy, is as follows:
“New York’s top improvisors and actors, from Broadway, 30 Rock, Conan, SNL, and beyond, perform in scenes from Stoppard to Sophocles, and everything in between. The actors will know their lines, and the improvisors will improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes!
July’s show cast features:
Scott Adsit (30 Rock, The Second City, Moral Orel)
Michael Delaney (The Swarm, Broadway: You’re Welcome America…)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story, Broadway: The Glass Menagerie)
Michael O’Brien (Saturday Night Live, 7 Minutes in Heaven)
Stephen Ruddy (Stolen House, Skype Duet)
Tami Sagher (30 Rock, Broad City, The Second City)
Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, We’re the Millers)
Maria Thayer (Strangers with Candy, 30 Rock, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) Olivia Wilde (The O.C., House, Cowboys and Aliens)”
For more information on The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, visit the official site here.
Its been announced that “Third Person” will premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Third Person follows three couples as their love stories intertwine in three cities across the globe: Rome, Paris, and New York. The stellar ensemble cast includes Academy Award winners Kim Basinger and Adrien Brody, Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson and James Franco, along with Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello.
Michael, a New York writer who recently left his wife, receives a visit from his lover Anna in a Paris hotel. The story explores their complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret.
New Yorker Julia has recently been accused of negligence in an incident that almost led to her son’s death, a charge she firmly denies. As a result of these charges, her son is now in the custody of his father Rick, who’s doing everything in his power to take the boy away from her. Julia is trying at all costs to regain custody of her son.
Sean, an American businessman on a trip to Rome, falls in love with a Gypsy woman, Monica. Sean is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monica’s daughter who has been kidnapped by an Italian gangster and is being held for ransom. Emotions run high as Sean questions whether he is being set up.
Now that Ben Affleck is locked in to star in David Fincher’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” for Fox and New Regency, the search has turned to which actress will play the title character.
Sources tell Variety that Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough have submitted audition tapes and will meet with Fincher in the coming weeks. Rosamund Pike has not tested yet but sources say the studio and Fincher are also interested in her as well.
Though a story in the Hollywood Reporter said Pike was the front-runner, sources say while Fincher likes her, he is currently scouting for the film and will not make any decision until he has begun meeting actresses.
After Affleck became involved with the project last week, reports surfaced that Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron were being eyed. Sources close to Theron say she has no interest in pursuing the role and other insiders say Blunt and Portman’s schedules would not allow them to do it.
Budget considerations could be one factor in the choice: With Affleck coming on board, actresses like Theron or Portman may be out of range.
Given the popularity of the book and the talent that it is now attracting, the project has now become a top priority for the studio.
The Gillian Flynn novel, which has sold more than 2 million copies, is the dark and suspenseful story of a woman who disappears on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary. Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce through their Pacific Standard banner along with Leslie Dixon.
A bidding war ensued last summer when the book, which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, was offered to studios, and Fox paid seven figures to outbid studios including Universal.
Olivia Wilde has been announced as the face of Avon’s brand new limited edition fragrance, Amour, from the beauty brand’s Today, Tomorrow, Always collection.
Dressed in a stunning strapless pink tulle gown and showing off her flawless skin, the actress fronts the new campaign in a series of gorgeous images, released today. In another captivating image from the photo shoot, Olivia can be seen clutching a bottle of the £14 while wearing a wedding dress. Interesting…
Olivia is engaged to Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis, and while the exact date of her nuptials to the TV actor is beige kept firmly under wraps, it’s good to see Olivia is getting some practice in for the big day. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?
What we do know about Olivia’s wedding day, is she’ll be getting hitched in a custom-made Monique Lhuillier gown. The actress made the confession during an interview with ABC News back in April.
Talking about the fairytale fragrance she’s promoting today, Olivia says: “The floral notes in this fragrance are truly romantic.”
That’s the dress and the scent sorted. Now we just need Olivia to spill the beans on the location and we can start planning our wedding guest outfits…
Millions of celebrities have joined Matt Damon’s “Toilet Strike” protesting the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for billions. Just today, innovative entrepreneur Richard Branson, rockstar-philanthropist Bono, and actress Olivia Wilde have made their own support public.