it’s been quite the whirlwind June for those teen tycoons. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen graduated from high school, and turned 18, automatically making them co-presidents in their billion dollar empire, Dualstar.
What will those fans of the Olsen twins countdown (http://jdigital.pyoko.org/olsen.php) do with their time now that they are 18 and legal? My guess is they will move on to Lindsey Lohan, who turns 18 sometime in July.
But, perhaps the biggest news to come from the Olsens this June has been the shocking news that Mary-Kate Olsen has entered a treatment facility Ã¢â‚¬Å“to seek professional help for a health-related issue,Ã¢â‚¬Â To the layman this means that Mary-Kate has an eating disorder. Shocked, are you? As a lifelong member of the disordered eating club, I’m hardly surprised. Mary-Kate, a girl i once thought had the perfect body, has been looking rather…well…bad..lately. http://www.gawker.com/topic/mary-kate.jpg
I have heard that it was her father who pushed her to get help. He was very clever too – had he waited a week longer, Mary-Kate would have been over 18 and could have refused to be admitted to the facility. Whether or not this is true, it is nice to see that she is getting help for her “eating disorder”(I love how the media puts these words in quotation marks…) and not continuing to deny her problem (like some other people in Hollywood….can we say Lara Flynn Boyle anyone???) or poke fun at the issue on Saturday Night Live, where she shouted to an extra playing herself, “You’re too skinny! Eat a sandwich!”