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Olsen Twins

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Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen
Image credit: The Olsen Twins: Fred Prouser/Reuters/Corbis

How the Olsen Twins lost power in 2004

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The twins still rule over a billion-dollar industry, ranging from videos to underwear. But this year their once unstoppable juggernaut hit a few speed bumps — like the theatrical dud New York Minute and Mary-Kate's headline-making eating disorder. The next four years at NYU could help them make over their careers — or at least give their core fan base time to grow up.

Originally posted Oct 12, 2004