Teen actress Mary-Kate Olsen has entered a program for treatment of an
The 18-year-old screen star, twin sister of fellow actress Ashley Olsen,
entered a facility during the past week or 10 days and is expected to remain in
treatment for about a month, sources tell REUTERS.
Publicist MICHAEL PAGNOTTA says, "(Mary-Kate) entered a treatment facility
to seek professional help for a health-related issue. She is thankful for the
encouragement and support of her friends and family, who are with her every
step of the
way." Speculation about Olsen's svelte figure has been the subject of
tabloids, gossip columns and the internet for weeks. The actress herself poked
fun at the issue during the twins' recent appearance on Saturday Night Live,
shouting to an extra
playing herself, "You're too skinny! Eat a sandwich!"
Pagnotta says both sisters, who turned 18 on 13 June (04), are going ahead
with plans to attend NEW YORK UNIVERSITY together in the autumn (04).
But Ashley Olsen will be making a planned trip later this month to
Australia and New Zealand without Mary-Kate to launch overseas promotion of NEW
YORK MINUTE - the sisters' first theatrical feature.