Mary-Kate Olsen drops out of NYU

NEW YORK - What would Bob Saget say about this?

Mary-Kate Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle with her twin sister, Ashley, on the '80s comedy ''Full House,'' has dropped out of college, early in her sophomore year, according to a published report.

''Mary-Kate Olsen has taken an approved leave of absence from New York University to focus on her increasing responsibilities as co-president of Dualstar Entertainment Group and to pursue personal interests,'' publicist Michael Pagnotta said.

Etheridge admits using marijuana

NEW YORK - Melissa Etheridge says she smoked medicinal marijuana to help with the side effects of chemotherapy during her treatment for breast cancer.

The 44-year-old singer, who was diagnosed over a year ago, is now cancer-free.

''Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana,'' Etheridge says in an interview to air Sunday on ''Dateline NBC'' (7 p.m.).

When asked how her doctors reacted, Etheridge says, ''Every single one was, 'Oh, yeah. That's the best help for the effects of chemotherapy.'''

Clinton to show city to DeGeneres

BURBANK, Calif. - Ellen DeGeneres will get a fancy tour guide when she takes her talk show to Manhattan next month.

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to show DeGeneres around the city during the comedian's Thanksgiving Week visit.

Penn & Teller go underwater

NEW YORK - Penn & Teller will go ''Off the Deep End'' in an NBC special to air Nov. 13.

The two-hour show will be the first magic special ever performed entirely underwater, NBC said Wednesday. It was filmed in the Caribbean, off the coast of Grand Cayman and the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.

Penn & Teller will make a submarine ''disappear,'' do tricks with sharks and ''psychic'' dolphins, and perform a new ''superillusion'' in which they walk on water.

- From wire reports