Olivia Wilde Takes Hollywood Philanthropy To New Places

Olivia Wilde has a great idea on how to give back.

The actress, who is a budding star on screen and now part of one Hollywood’s biggest power couples with Jason Sudekis, is aspiring to be something like George Clooney when it comes to philanthropy. The actress recently started a new business, Conscious Commerce, that connects shoppers with companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to charities.

“It should be shocking when a product isn’t somehow helping the people who made it,” says Wilde.

Olivia Wilde and her partner Barbara Burchfield have already forged a partnership with Anthropologie. giving a portion of all sales from the clothing company to help a girl’s school in India.

Wilde and Conscious Commerce are taking a page from microlenders, focusing on small scale charities that work directly with people in need. Much like microlenders give money directly to people in need of projects — like building small businesses in third world countries — Conscious Consumer gives only to smaller charities with low overhead and a direct link to the people they serve.

Olivia sees big potential for the company.

“By incorporating a giving back structure into small purchases, it can make a huge different,” says Wilde.

While philanthropy may be her latest venture, Olivia Wilde has plenty on her plate. She has five movies in various stages of production, including an untitled sequel to Tron: Legacy that she’s signed on for.

At the same time, Olivia and beau Jason Sudekis are planning a wedding and preparing for the birth of their first child this year.

“They are incredibly happy,” a source close to the couple told People magazine. “They’re very excited to welcome a new member into their family.”

Jason Sudekis and Olivia Wilde hasn’t given an indication yet when she is due.

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Olivia Wilde Makes The Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Who says youth is wasted on the young?

Forbes magazine’s annual list of “30 Under 30” showcases 450 movers and shakers across 15 different categories who are putting a new spin on old tricks.

Actress Olivia Wilde, 29, currently pregnant and engaged to the baby’s father, ex-‘SNL’ funnyman Jason Sudeikis, led the Hollywood list.

The brown-haired beauty was lauded for her role in founding Common Causes, which “pairs brands with causes to help corporations become better global citizens,” Forbes wrote.

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires “Better Living Through Chemistry”

Samuel Goldwyn has snapped up rights to Better Living Through Chemistry, the dark comedy starring Sam Rockwell and helmed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier. Rockwell plays a small town pharmacist whose quiet life is turned upside down when he embarks on a drug and alcohol-fueled affair with a customer (Olivia Wilde). Michelle Monaghan, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Schwartz, Ken Howard, Ray Liotta, and Jane Fonda also star in the pic which marks the directorial debuts of Moore and Posamentier, directing from their own script. Samuel Goldwyn is plotting a spring theatrical release and Universal Studios Home Entertainment will handle home entertainment distribution. Universal Pictures International Entertainment will distribute ancillary in the UK, the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, South America, and select Eastern European and Asian territories. Better Living Through Chemistry is produced by Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter. Keith Calder, Anders Erden, Graeme Law, Peter Nichols, David Posamentier, Tim Smith and Paul Brett are executive producers. Paul Davis is co-producer and Richard Naing and Kate Sharp are associate producers on the Occupant Entertainment pic. Will Machin negotiated the deal for Metro International with ICM.

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Olivia Wilde To Appear On “Hollywood Game Night”

It has been announced that Olivia Wilde will appear in an episode of the second season of the NBC game show “Hollywood Game Night”. The show returns with new episodes on January 20, 2014.