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Olsen twins launching clothing line in Britain

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Actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are stretching their multimedia tentacles across the Atlantic Ocean by launching a clothing line in Britain.

The Mary-Kate and Ashley clothing already is a hit in the United States, where the 15-year-old girls rose to fame in the TV series "Full House," which ran from 1987-95. Since then, they've built a multimillion-dollar empire that includes movies, TV shows, videos and books.

The clothing will go on sale later this year at Asda, a subsidiary of U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart, which has an exclusive licensing deal with the twins.

Robert Thorne, founder with the twins of Dualstar, the company that markets them, said Tuesday he expected the clothing line to take off rapidly among the tweens — girls between ages 8 and 12.