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Actress Olivia Wilde is certainly kicking off 2012 with a bang! She’s got a new man and a new ‘do! The former House M.D. star and her new beau, Saturday Night Live funny guy (and quite the unassuming ladies’ man) Jason Sudeikis, have been seen stepping out together several times over the last couple of weeks and packing on some serious PDA. Lately, the two have been practically inseparable as they recently hit a post-“SNL” bash, caught a University of Kansas basketball game, strolled in NYC, and more.

But the even bigger change for Olivia is her new shorter and lighter locks. Last Wednesday she was spotted leaving the Andy LeCompte Salon in West Hollywood with the new tresses, having traded in her signature long, luscious locks for wavy, shoulder-length strands in an ombre hue. She did, however keep her long bangs. Though we all know Olivia would look hot with any hairstyle, this one is decidedly less severe and “girl-next-door” than her previous hair style. You could also say she looks younger and more refreshed–like she’s ready to embark on a new chapter in her life–especially after last year’s split with her husband of seven years, Italian filmmaker Tao Ruspoli. Lovin’ the new ‘do and her chic oversized, purpled-hued shades. –rpuccia

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