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PETA is ripping fashion designer duo Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for using animal pelts to create their latest backpack, which retails for around $17,000.

That's not a typo.

“What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for with shock value,” the animal rights group said in a statement regarding the pricey accessory.

PETA Hates Olsen Twins

PETA protesters (seen here in 2008) have gone after the Olsen Twins for years.

The backpack is a patchwork design made of various animal furs, a fact that has PETA livid with the twosome to the point of bitter name-calling.

"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin - or somebody wearing one of their new totes," the group continues.

PETA calls on consumers not to purchase the products "which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals" or anything by the Olsens.

Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen, who jointly run The Row, captured the Womenswear Designer of the Year honors at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June.

They should probably be on the lookout for paint can assaults.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turn 26 years old today ... which will totally make anyone who remembers them on Full House for freaking ever ago feel old.

Following their acting debut as infants, the twins appeared together in a variety of TV, film and video projects throughout their child and teenage years.

Through their company Dualstar, the Olsens branched out into fashion and have become some of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry.

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

You gotta respect Mary-Kate and Ashley for becoming such moguls, if nothing else. The birthday girls work hard. Because we gotta ask ...

Olsen Twins: Who'd you rather ...

 

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At the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards Monday night, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won the 2012 Womenswear Designers of the Year award.

For their work on their own line, the Row, obviously.

Johnny Depp was also lauded for his personal style, though just one night after rocking with The Black Keys at the MTV Movie Awards, Depp opted to sit this one out.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

The 48-year-old Dark Shadows star wasn't present to accept his Fashion Icon award, so his friend and Cry-Baby director John Waters accepted on his behalf.

The night belonged to the Olsens, although Olivier Sarkozy, who is reportedly cozying up to Mary-Kate of late, was not on hand to support his girl. Oh well.

Here's a look at some of the big fashion winners from the event:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row

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Johnny Depp and Ashley Olsen got it on, according to a tabloid.

The Dark Shadows star claims to be happy with Vanessa Paradis, his longtime partner and the mother of his two children, despite reports that the two are on the rocks.

This story will only fuel that narrative.

Hunk in Spain

In Touch says that on February 27, Johnny was spotted making an exit from a building connected to Ashley’s apartment building “looking like he didn’t want to be seen.”

In fact, an worker in the adjacent building confirms, “An e-mail went around to the employees saying Johnny Depp was using our building to try to avoid paparazzi.”

It turns out the star, 48, was leaving 23-years younger Ashley’s loft.

“It was quiet in her apartment, like it was just the two of them in there,” an insider recalls. “It didn’t seem like it was just a visit between friends.”

Whatever the twosome were up to, it certainly left Johnny exhausted. When the star finally left the next day, “he looked like he was out of it,” an onlooker said.

We're convinced. You?

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Ashley Olsen retired from eating a long time ago.

But in the latest issue of Elle UK, the former Full House star says she's also giving up the business that made her famous. And a billionaire.

Ashley Olsen Elle Cover

“We worked non-stop until we were 18," Ashley says of herself and her twin. "Then we decided to take a break and go to school – and that was when we decided to question whether we would carry on in entertainment. It was time to step behind the process. I wanted to work on other things."

And now? The 25-year old is content to remain away from the camera, she says, concluding:

"It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in Hollywood, I like the way it operates and the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever do get back in, it’s not going to be as an actress. It just felt right to move away.”

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Justin Timberlake and Ashley Olsen may be dating, Us reports.

They're both newly single, they're both former child stars and they both have their own fashion labels. Pretty much a match made in heaven right there.

The celebrity gossip source does cite some actual evidence (term used loosely), claiming they've been inseparable (and flirty!) in and around NYC of late.

We heard the same about Justin and Olivia Wilde, but hey ...

JT in the Hizzy

One insider close to the pair (spotted together at the Greenwich Hotel, an SNL afterparty, two Broadway shows and a polo match outside the city) says:

"They are hooking up."

Consider us sold. Adds another source of the twosome, who both recently ended previous relationships: "They're really trying to keep it on the down-low."

An Olsen source says that the former sitcom kid turned fashion mogul is "aware of Justin's reputation with women, but...They're in the same head space."

We're not sure what that means, but it sounds HOT!

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Ashley Olsen is single once again.

The actress and fashion designer split up with actor beau Justin Bartha after more than two years and plenty of engagement rumors together.

Timberlake and Biel Photo

The notoriously private former child star and her beau issued no comment on why they called off the relationship, and we don't expect one.

While Mary-Kate still works on the big and small screen, Ashley retired from acting to focus on fashion. She's actually the CEO of two companies.

Justin can be seen in The Hangover 2 this summer.

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Can PETA get fired up if the species is already extinct?

Turning up in France, Ashley Olsen made a rare appearance in her very finest woolly mammoth coat, matching hat and sunglasses. This is high fashion at its best.

Mugler Shot

We've grown accustomed to Ashley being Ashley over the years, but it never ceases to amaze what she'll wear ... for better or worse. Ooh la la or OMFG? Vote ...

What do you think of Ashley Olsen's outfit here?

 

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Coming out of her sister's shadow at last, Ashley Olsen strips down to a bra and bares her midriff in racy photos for the Summer 2009 issue of V Man magazine.

Olsen also dons a brown wig for the photo shoot, done to promote the launch of The Row's menswear line this fall. She designed the brand with sis Mary-Kate.

Mya Fashion Choice

Here's Ash channeling her inner rocker chic ...

What attracts Ashley Olsen to a man? Or at least men's fashion?

"To touch a man who has a soft sweater on, a soft pant, a great jacket, or something that, as a woman, I want to take off and put on and feel sexy in," she says.

Ashley says she is content focusing on fashion designing these days, but her sister, "still wants to focus on acting," she says. As for whether they're still close?

"I see her like 10 times a day."

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Following an evening of incredible fashion at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last night, we've been matching up celebrities in a series of fashionable face-offs.

And no relationship is safe from this competition!

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Gossip Girl co-stars Leighton Meester and Blake Lively were pitted against one another earlier in the day... but that's nothing compared to the match-up below!

Sisters Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen were spotted on the red carpet, each at her thin, unfashionable best. Compare the siblings below and then vote in our poll:

Who looks better?

 

Ashley Olsen Biography

Olsen Twins Look On Ashley Olsen is the sister of Mary-Kate Olsen. She used to be on Full House and now she's just known as a terrible, terrible dresser.... More »
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Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Ashley Fuller Olsen
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