Olsens name successors, and they’re twins!

Julian_bigdaddy1Sticking with a formula they know, twin corporate magnates Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have anointed a set of boy twins as their successors. "My sister and I started the whole ‘tween empire," Ashley Olsen is reported as saying. "I definitely see the potential for the boys to do that sort of thing." The boys are Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 13, who appeared in the 1999 Adam Sandler film Big Daddy in the shared role of Julian. (We pictured one of them here, but we don’t know which one.) Mary-Kate and Ashley famously got their big break sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House. The Olsens’ company, Dualstar Entertainment Group, will market a boys’ division of DVD movies and other items under the brand D.C. Sprouse. It remains to be seen whether another set of twins can be as big a moneymaker as the Olsens have been. Each 19-year-old twin is worth an estimated $150 million.

—Posted by Lisa van der Pool