Milk – it does a body good. Unless you’re Mary-Kate Olsen.

Since checking into a treatment center to deal with an eating disorder, Mary-Kate and twin sister Ashley have been dropped as dairy pushers for the “Got milk?” campaign, reports E!Online.

The magazine ads, featuring the former “Full House” stars with trademark milk mustaches, were due to run from May through July, but were pulled early “out of sensitivity for her situation,” according to a statement from the Milk Processor Education Program.

Mary-Kate checked into a treatment center, reportedly Utah’s Cirque Lodge near Sundance, shortly after her 18th birthday because of what the family termed a “health-related issue,” which is believed to be anorexia nervosa.

In an interview with People magazine, Ashley said Mary-Kate has been struggling with an eating disorder “for quite a while.” The family has closed ranks, and Ashley nixed a “New York Minute” promotional trip to Australia to be near her sister.

In a statement announcing the “Got milk?” ads in May, Mary-Kate said, “We wanted to appear in this ad because we love the campaign and we want to help make sure our fans are healthy like us. It is important to drink milk because it keeps you strong and helps you grow tall.”

No word what effect Mary-Kate’s health problems might have on the rest of their multimillion-dollar empire of books, CDs and videos built on the girls’ wholesome appeal to the underage set.

In any case, Mary-Kate’s treatment is expected to be over this month, giving the dynamic duo plenty of time to prepare for their freshman year at New York University this fall.

Outkast poster shot down

A poster showing a member of hip-hop duo OutKast holding a smoking gun has been branded “irresponsible” by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, reports Billboard Online.

The watchdog group upheld a complaint that the ad, in which singer Andre 3000 is shown brandishing a pink gun, could be seen to glorify gun use, but rejected another claim that the poster promoted racial stereotypes.

The advertiser, record label BMG, had said it believed the poster was no more likely to provoke violence or antisocial behavior than marketing campaigns for Hollywood films such as the James Bond movies.

“We regret the ruling because OutKast are the last group that we believe you could level those charges against,” said BMG’s Director of Press, Paul Bursche. “It’s a play; it’s a spoof. They’re a very dramatic, flamboyant group and they’re famous the world over for being the least gangster-posturing hip-hop group ever.”

Snoop Dogg to collaborate

The Dogg will bark yet again.

Rapper Snoop Dogg is recording a new album with production powerhouses The Neptunes tentatively titled “R&G: (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece,” reports The Associated Press.

The album, set for release Nov. 16, is a co-production of Snoop’s Doggy Style label, The Neptunes’ Star Trak imprint and Geffen Records.

Snoop will serve as executive producer on “R&G,” which will feature a collaboration with Gap Band founder Charlie Wilson. The album will be Snoop’s latest since the platinum-selling “Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$” in 2002, which yielded the hit single “Beautiful.”

Snoop was featured on Dr. Dre’s 1992 album “The Chronic.” Since then, he’s starred in his own MTV show and created his own clothing line.

Rogers father of twin boys

Even at 65, Kenny Rogers knows when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em.

The country singer and his wife, Wanda, are the parents of identical twin boys, reports TV Guide Online.

The twins were born Tuesday morning in Atlanta. Justin Charles weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and his brother, Jordan Edward, weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces.

Wanda Rogers is an identical twin, and twins also run in Kenny Rogers’ family.

The singer has three children from previous marriages.

During his long career, Rogers has had dozens of hits on the pop and country charts, including “Lucille,” “The Gambler” and “Lady.”


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