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Olsen twins reportedly jealous of little sister Elizabeth’s rave reviews

Elizabeth Olsen (far left) is younger sister Mary-Kate Olsen Ashley Olsen (far right). | AP Getty Images

Elizabeth Olsen (far left) is the younger sister of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (far right). | AP, Getty Images

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Updated: January 23, 2012 3:48AM



Though Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s team insist they have nothing but love for their little sister, Elizabeth Olsen — and are thrilled by her fast-rising career — a source close to the twins says the older Olsens are feeling a bit of sibling jealousy.

Elizabeth’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (opening Oct. 28 in Chicago) already is stirring Oscar buzz for the young actress, something that never has been experienced by her older sisters.

But then, the twins benefit from a billion-dollar endorsement biz, thanks to their early success on “Full House.”

According to my source, Ashley and Mary-Kate did show up for their sis’ big New York Film Festival premiere of her movie, “but stayed the mere minimum. ... It sure looks like they really didn’t want to be there. Playing supporting roles is not something they’re used to.”

BEARING UP: Don’t think Brian Urlacher’s role on “Against the Wall” was much of a stretch, since the Bear is playing himself. The episode, airing Sunday on Lifetime, is about the apparent suicide of a Chicago police officer.

IDEAS@WORK: Among the opening session speakers Thursday at the second TEDx Midwest confab (about Technology, Entertainment and Design) was Kevin Bacon, who used humor to explain how he turned his initial aversion to the now-famous “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game into something far more meaningful — the creation of SixDegrees.org.

Combining celebrity with good causes, the actor explained, has created a networking effect — connecting all kinds of individuals with a worldwide collection of charities that has raised more than $4 million.

Bacon quipped about writing his own obituary, which would point out he won “no Oscars, but he does have a game named after him.”

TEDx Midwest continues at the Oriental Theatre through Friday, with an eclectic group of speakers including filmmaker Wes Craven, inventor Dean Kamen and wrongful convictions expert Rob Warden. TEDxYouth/@Midwest on Saturday offers 15 additional speakers, including retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, dinosaur expert Paul Seren o and J erry Mitchell, the journalist responsible for Ku Klux Klan convictions for civil rights era killings. Webcast links to all sessions are available at

tedxmidwest.com.

MONEY WOES: “Rush Hour” star Chris Tucker’s $6 million Florida mansion is in foreclosure, with the comic owing back payments on a $4.4 million mortgage and facing an $11.5 million lien on the home due to unpaid income taxes.

AGENDA ACTION: Veteran acerbic comic Jackie Mason stars in “Jackie Goldberg: Private Dick,” also featuring Mario Cantone, Steven Bauer and the Monkees’ Davy Jones, screening Saturday at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival at Showplace ICON Theatre on Roosevelt Road. … Barneys New York creative guru Simon Doonan welcomes author and filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland to the Oak Street store from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, toasting her new book about her husband’s grandmother, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. Her documentary about the iconic fashion editor screens Saturday night at the Chicago International Film Festival.

TAKE A BOW: Kudos to Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss, who will receive a special Jeff Award honoring her many contributions to the growth of Chicago’s theater community. It happens Nov. 7 at the 43rd annual Equity Jeff Awards, Our Town’s equivalent of Broadway’s Tonys.

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Ramsey Lewis, his wife, Jan, and Loyola’s Rev. John Costello were spied dining at Bistronomic, where owner John Ward and his wife, Mary, are celebrating the birth of son Thomas. Congrats! … Zac Efron took a break from filming “Heartland” to join the Paris Club crowd Wednesday night, jammin’ to famed DJ Kaskade. … The opening of III Forks steakhouse in Lakeshore East, adjacent to Millennium Park, drew a Chicago’s Who’s Who Wednesday, including Hawks coach Joel Quenneville, newlyweds Kathy Brock and Doug Regan, Nancy and Michael Reinsdorf, Joel Carlins, Nancy and Jim Loewenberg, Les Coney, Jerry Lasky, Robin Berger and Mark Tebbe. … Chicago Cut was where Sox GM Kenny Williams lunched with his new manager, Robin Ventura — who returned that same night to dine with his wife.



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