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Olsen Twins Are Close to Getting Their Own Museum

Awesome Kickstarter is looking to fund one

(Newser) - If a Kickstarter campaign raises enough money—and it's already more than a third of the way there with 13 days to go—Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be getting their own museum. Brooklyn-based comedians Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are behind the campaign, Racked reports; last year, Harkins... More »

Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivier Sarkozy Marry

The event was reportedly smoking

(Newser) - Olivier Sarkozy, best known for being the half-brother of the former French president and boyfriend of an Olsen twin nearly two decades his junior, is now the husband of aforementioned Olsen twin. Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen tied the knot Friday night in New York after three years of dating, and... More »

40 Interns Sue Olsen Twins, Claim Long Hours, No Pay

Complaint accuses twins' company of wage theft, demanding work conditions

(Newser) - Performing menial tasks around the clock for no pay is the main complaint in a class-action lawsuit brought by 40 current and past interns at Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's company, USA Today reports—a working environment in which interns were forced to, as Gothamist frames it, "suffer numerous... More »

Mary-Kate Olsen Engaged

'US Weekly' says 27-year-old will wed 44-year-old Olivier Sarkozy

(Newser) - Rumors have been swirling for a while, but US Weekly says it's now a done deal: Mary-Kate Olsen is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Olivier Sarkozy. Their relationship has drawn lots of attention mainly because of the age gap: The Olsen twin is 27 and the... More »

Next for Olsen Twin: Marriage?

If Mary-Kate's window-shopping habits are to be believed...

(Newser) - Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, subjects of some of the creepiest photographs of all time, may be taking creepy pictures together 'til death do them part. Sources tell Page Six that Olsen, 27, has been seen engagement ring shopping numerous times lately at Neil Lane in LA, looking at... More »

6 Celeb Secrets Spilled by Bodyguards

Guess who once passed out at the Playboy Mansion?

(Newser) - Who knows the uncensored truth about celebrities? As we've already learned , their hired help. Radar lists 11 bodyguards to the stars who have told all; here are six particularly juicy tidbits:
  • Jennifer Aniston loves to walk around half-naked, according to one ex-bodyguard. "When she answers the door in
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12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Two of them got down to just 70 pounds

(Newser) - Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she's far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:
  • Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to "a woman'
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PETA Freaks Out Over 'Trollsen Twins' $17K Bag

Mary-Kate, Ashley 'trolls' for using fur, group says

(Newser) - PETA is irked by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's new designer backpack—and not because it costs nearly $17,000, although you have to admit that is irksome. No, the animal rights organization is upset because the luxury backpack is made with fur, E! reports. "If it looks like... More »

Mary-Kate, 25, Dating Sarkozy Half-Bro, 42

Olsen twin apparently blissfully happy with Olivier Sarkozy

(Newser) - Mary-Kate Olsen's latest companion just so happens to be the half-brother of recently unemployed French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Olivier Sarkozy, 42, is managing director of the Carlyle Group and has been dating 25-year-old Olsen about one month, the New York Post reports. The couple is "head over heels,... More »

Weirdest Part of Met Gala: Tom Brady's Hair

And other fashion travesties...

(Newser) - TMZ has a theory on the ridiculous hairstyle Tom Brady was sporting last night at the Met Costume Institute Gala: It must have been Gisele Bundchen's idea. Or perhaps what People describes as "a freshly slicked semi faux hawk that slanted to the right" is just the... More »

Olsen Twins' $39K Backpack Sells Out—Quickly

Apparently ridiculously expensive luxury items perform well in a recession

(Newser) - The solution to America's endless economic woes is apparently the Olsen twins' $39,000 backpack. In a Women's Wear Daily interview from last week just getting some attention , Ashley explains why she and her sister thought extreme luxury might sell: "During our last economic crisis in the... More »

A New Olsen Hits Sundance

Move over, Mary-Kate, Ashley: Little sister Elizabeth has 2 indie flicks

(Newser) - Cue the inevitable jokes about a full house, but there's a new Olsen in town, reports People. Elizabeth Olsen—at age 21 three years younger than her famous twin sisters—is rolling out a pair of indie movies at Sundance that are causing a stir. "It's hard for independent... More »

26 Bizarre Celebrity Products

Who knew Paris Hilton hawked craft supplies?

(Newser) - Celebrities do the darnedest things…for money. Fox News rounds up the 26 oddest celebrity product endorsements:
  • Jessica Simpson: Two words: Edible cosmetics.
  • Paris Hilton: Selling hair extensions we understand. But scrapbook supplies ? Not so much.
  • Nelly: The singer gave his energy drink the regrettable name “Pimp Juice.
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Mary-Kate: Being a Kid Star Sucks

She talks fashion, troubles in rare interview

(Newser) - Even though Mary-Kate Olsen’s childhood stint on Full House brought her fame and fortune, she says she “would never wish my upbringing on anyone.” She and twin sister Ashley were “little monkey performers” in those days, she says. “I look at old photos of me,... More »

5 Fashion Week Trends

Not interested in fashion? Check out the falling models

(Newser) - Wondering what you’ve missed so far from Fashion Week? We’ve rounded up five trends to keep your eye on—check out examples of each in the gallery:
  • Wearability: Designers from Derek Lam and Vera Wang to, yes, even Marc Jacobs and Rodarte are offering clothes the average person
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Olsen Twins Label a Surprise Fashion Hit

(Newser) - With no formal fashion training and a celebrity image that’s more cutesy than couture, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have transformed into unlikely fashion icons, the New York Times reports. Sales of their high-end label The Row are around $10 million—better than many established brands—and they’re expected... More »

Ashley: I'm Surprised I Didn't End Up Like Britney

Instead, she has two thriving fashion lines

(Newser) - Ashley Olsen grew up in the public eye, and her early career “was almost like I was in the army,” she tells Marie Claire. “That’s why I look at Britney, and I’m surprised I didn’t end up like her.” Instead of hitting therapy... More »

Activists Hit 'Fur-Hag' Aretha's Star

Activists dub celebs 'fur hags'

(Newser) - January has not been kind to the queen of soul. First Aretha Franklin was mocked for her ginormous inauguration hat, and now her Walk of Fame star has been vandalized, Perez Hilton reports. Anti-fur activists scrawled “Fur Hag” across her star in Hollywood after doing the same thing to... More »

Mary-Kate Drinks Away Pregnancy Rumor

Olsen twin hits party with cocktail in one hand, cigarette in other after rep's denial

(Newser) - Mary-Kate Olsen is not pregnant, and she’s drinking and smoking enough to prove it, the New York Post reports. Shortly after a rep for the Olsen twin told Page Six “there is absolutely no truth” to the pregnancy rumor, Mary-Kate was spotted at Art Basel in Miami with... More »

Ledger Tot Sues as Insurance Balks at $10M Payout

Company says it can't rule out suicide

(Newser) - A trustee representing Heath Ledger's 3-year-old daughter is suing the actor's insurance provider, who is balking at paying out his $10 million death benefits, TMZ reports. ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. says it's withholding payment until they determine whether Ledger's accidental overdose death was a suicide, an investigation that includes quizzing... More »

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