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Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of Mary Kate and Ashley, is breaking out as a big movie star. At Sundance, she received kudos for her work in Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” an indie film that won high praise and immediately got a distributor. Now the film is going to the Cannes Film Festival, which is quite an achievement. But neither Mary Kate nor Ashley has seen it. Last night I ran into them at P.J. Clarke’s in the World Financial Center, right before the start of the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Cameron Crowe’s “The Union.” They were drooped over a wooden booth, sitting across from Lauren Hutton, who was giving them some kind of advice. At first I thought the twin nearest me was actually Elizabeth (they all have a strong family resemblance). But it was Mary Kate. After we sorted that out, I asked them if they’d seen the film. Neither one had, and it’s unclear whether they will accompany Elizabeth to Cannes. I did not ask them what they thought of Charlie Sheen’s missing goddess, Bree Olsen, using their last name for her pseudonym.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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