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Welcome to MISCHA(B).COM previously known as MISCHA-B.COM. One of the longest standing fansites for the super eclectic, talented and beautiful Mischa Barton. We opened our doors back in January 2004 and continue to provide current news and photos for Mischa fans the world over. Please note that this website is now paparazzi-free so updates will generally only consist of event appearances and career related topics. Thanks for visiting!
March 19, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : News

So Mischa Barton may not be mixing it up with Ashlee Simpson-Wentz on The CW’s “Melrose Place” this pilot season, but her new project will boast a co-star with a musical background.

The network confirms that “High School Musical”‘s Corbin Bleu (Chad Danforth) has been cast in Ashton Kutcher‘s “A Beautiful Life” as a male model with a Lenny Kravitz-type vibe. Bleu is not signed on as a series regular, but will definitely appear in the pilot.

Other names attached include Sara Paxton (“Summerland”), Benjamin Hollingsworth (“The Cutting Edge 3”), Ashley Madekwe (“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) and Nico Tortorella.

So, Corbin Bleu. Smart move on The CW’s part, no? How many of you “HSM” fans are into this news? Make you a little more interested in the show?

KorbiTV

March 17, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Gallery

Candids of Mischa out at club Bardot in Hollywood have been uploaded. She seems to be smoking a lot lately :S.

March 17, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Site

Thought it was time for mischa-b.com to join the world of social networking. So with that in mind, I’ve set up a Twitter page for mischa-b which I’ll be using to keep you guys updated along with the regular updates on this site. The Twitter page will mainly be used for things that don’t make it to the main site;  random articles, pictures, reviews, small pieces of news, rumours etc. I’ll also be able to let you guys know if I’m unavailable to update for whatever reason. Not sure if this idea will take off, but I thought I’d give it a try. Follow me?

March 16, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Gallery

I was finally able to sit down and finish taking screen caps of the Virgin Territory DVD. You can check them out in the gallery.



March 15, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Gallery, Movies

Want a free copy of Walled In? The promotional company behind the movie is giving away 5 free copies of the movie. Head on over to this website to enter. Best of luck!

I’ve also uploaded concept art from the movie so you can see how the sets come alive from the drawing board.

And remember, Walled In is officially released on DVD March 17th. Head on over to Amazon or another retailer to purchase your copy. Here is another clip from the movie.

March 15, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Gallery

A mini photoshoot of Mischa while at BlackBook’s Hot Hollywood Party has been uploaded. This is the party that Mischa hosted at the Sunset Marquis. Photos are from Rony’s Photo Booth via Mischa’s Official Blog. Also uploaded are some hq photos from Mischa’s Evening Standard shoot from a little while ago.

Gallery Links:
Rony’s Photo Booth (BlackBook’s Red Hot Hollywood Party)
Evening Standard

March 14, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Gallery

Mischa attended a couple of fashion events the last few days:
Burberry and GQ Celebrate Burberry ‘The Beat’ For Men
Debut Of The Witches Fall 2009 Collection

Candids of Mischa following the Burberry event have also been uploaded. And the mq photos from the Mullholland Grill candids have been replaced with hqs.


March 14, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

March 14, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Movies

At the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Yari Film Group premiered Brett Simon’s Assassination of a High School President, a film noir mystery set inside the world of a John Hughes-style High School comedy. It quickly emerged as one of the underdogs on the schedule to become one of the most buzzed about films at the festival. Unfortunately, Yari Film Group was forced into involuntary bankruptcy, and the film has been sitting on the shelf ever since. This has presented a very serious problem for theatrical distribution, and because of the legalities of bankruptcy court, the timing of this economic downturn and a whole slew of other worst-case-scenarios, Assassination is on the verge of losing its opportunity to have the theatrical run it deserves.

There might still be hope. Studios are still deciding whether or not they want to take a financial risk by buying the theatrical rights, spending cash on P&A and distributing the movie theatrically. Sony has the home video distribution rights, and from a business standpoint, they think it makes more sense to send the film direct to dvd. But I, like many others, think that Assassination of a High School President deserves to be seen on the big screen. What can you do? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, become a fan of the film on Facebook, and spread the word. Distributors like Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel Goldwyn, Fox Searchlight, etc need to see that there’s an audience out there waiting for an opportunity to see this film.

Why should you care about this movie? Here is what some other people have said about the film

  • Ken Evans called it “a film that I fell in love with within the first 15 minutes” and “I would have walked right back into the theater to see again if I could have.”
  • Mel Valentin called it “wholly satisfying, enthralling high school-noir every bit the equal of Brick.”
  • MTV said “the film is stuffed with so many rapid-fire laughs that you’ll need to watch it multiple times — especially so you can memorize all the super-quotable lines.”
  • Film School Rejects said it one of those films that makes you “want to run to the top of a mountain and shout its praises”, calling it “smart, sexy and rich with supporting characters that are at some points as interesting as those who get the spotlight.”
  • ComingSoon called it “a funnier and more biting look at high school than any we’ve seen in some time”.
  • UGO calls it “nothing short of brilliant, a hilarious noir-comedy mixture in which each character is more colorful than the last.”
  • FirstShowing says “The comedy never stops, the story is full of twists that keep you on the edge of your seat, and overall this is one of the best balances of mystery and comedy that I’ve seen in ages” and calls it “a great movie that deserves endless appreciation.”
  • Aint It Cool News says “it’s witty characters and style make it the kind of film you’d want to visit a few times over just to hang out with it a little more.”

Many people have drawn comparisons between this film and Rian Johnson’s indie masterpiece Brick, and it would be hard not to. As I wrote in my original Sundance review “Assassination is not a copy of Brick, in fact, it was written before Brick. Imagine if John Hughes had made Chinatown set in a High School. So where Brick was a hardcore film noir story set in the world of high school students, Assassination is a high school movie with a noir mystery storyline.” I always thought of it as a more accessible, more marketable film…

Slash Film

March 13, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, News

Beautiful Life

The latest rumor Mischa Barton would like to debunk is she’s not appearing on the Melrose Place remake. Instead, the former O.C. star will make her return to the small screen with a role on another CW show, A Beautiful Life, produced by Ashton Kutcher.

“Ashton developed it about his life growing up as a model from Iowa, so it’s about the whole fashion world that he was in, and obviously I have a lot of friends in the fashion world, so I’m used to being around a lot of people in that,” Barton tells PEOPLE on Thursday night at a GQ magazine-hosted party to celebrate new men’s fragrance Burberry the Beat.

And Barton, who recently attended the fashion shows in Paris, promises to put the catty in catwalker. “[I play] a bitchy model-type character, like it’s a totally different character for me,” says Barton, who starts shooting as Sonia, a successful model who keeps the competition at bay but also advises the younger ones, at the end of the month.

Aside from modeling experience, the former face of Dooney & Burke has something else in common with Kutcher – a desire to reach out to fans directly. While Kutcher favors Twitter, Barton has recently taken to her own blog to “clear up all the misconceptions.”

Like what? “Like right now I’m supposedly too skinny. I just had to release a comment about how I’m eating enough and I’m healthy,” says Barton, who nibbled on a sweet onion tart with mushroom and a burger during the event. “I’m more concerned for young girls these days … and I think it’s important that you say I’m comfortable and I’m fine and you should to be too because it’s, like, silly … You’re always too skinny or too fat or too something.”

Other things she wants to clear up: “Like places I go, what kind of people I hang out with, what I’m like, if I’m a party girl, if I have issues … my real fans might go there and check out the music I like, the books I read, stuff like that.” Adds Barton, who also just broke the news of her breakup on her official Web site, “It’s just the best way for me to clarify things and show people who I really am.”

People.com

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