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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!
November 16, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

Krista in Lafayette Hill, Pa.: Is it true that the CW has decided to air the rest of the episodes of The Beautiful Life later this season? If for some miracle the ratings increased would they bring it back full time?

A representative for the CW tells us, “The status of unaired eps of The Beautiful Life is still to be determined.” My rock-solid source who knows about such things tells me: No truth whatsoever. Sorry, Mischa!

E! Online

November 15, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

While her future in television seemed quite uncertain, it looks as if Mischa Barton has finally gotten a bit of a break. After her Ashton Kutcher produced CW series, “The Beautiful Life,” was pulled off of the air after only two episodes, the latest reports tell that the series has been given new life.

Not going as far as filming any further episodes, insiders tell that there are plans to air the remaining already-filmed material later this season.

“The Beautiful Life” is based on the fast-paced New York modeling world, with Mischa hoping that the show may catch on with the public, hence, providing future television work.

Celebrity Gossip

October 20, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, News

Mischa Barton’s “The Beautiful Life” may have been short-lived, but the actress said the canceled CW series showed a lot of promise. In fact, she says, the best was yet to come.

“We were really such a great show and the first two episodes were nothing. We shot amazing, big episodes – episodes four, five and six – and it’s stuff that no one will ever see,” she told Access Hollywood at Monday night’s Whitney Museum gala in New York City.

“But they were unable to bring in an audience to it. It’s like they’ve got two other franchises going on there at the same time, and we got swallowed up,” she added of The CW. “It’s more their loss, I think. It could’ve been I think a really, really cool show.”

And while the show may not have survived very long, Mischa said she was appreciative of the fans who hopped on board the “Beautiful” bandwagon while they could.

“It was really sweet after [the show was canceled] because all these people Twittered the next day, like 10,000 people Twittered trying to save the show and stuff,” Mischa continued. “It reminded me how important the core fan base is. Whatever bulls**t gets written, you know you’ve got fans out there who care.”

As for Mischa herself, who said she is “moving on” and looking at various film and TV scripts, following the series’ cancellation, she is enjoying adjusting to life spent on the East Coast.

“I’m loving it!” she said of staying in New York. “All my girlfriends live here, so it’s nice to be bi-coastal and just go back and forth. I’m not giving up on Los Angeles, of course, but you know.”

Access Hollywood

Mischa Barton, More Shake Up Whitney Gala

When Mischa Barton rolls into the Whitney Museum of American Art Gala held Monday in NYC, she doesn’t stay long. The former O.C. star makes a mad dash outside for a cigarette with a glamorous blonde friend 45 minutes later.

Smoking is a needed vice for the 23-year-old who saw her TV dreams resurrected and destroyed when The Beautiful Life was canceled last month.

“Before I was looking to make that show interesting, and that’s why it sucks that no one’s going to see the best episodes of it,” she says. “And now I’m changing course and what I feel like doing is a really interesting, young woman role.”

She continues, “I’m keeping my options open, obviously, but it’s too early to say [what’s next]. I don’t know what it’s going to be – I have to read through tons of scripts. You have no idea what an ordeal it is before you agree to something.”

Getting gym time with girlfriends keeps her spirits up. “I work out at Equinox,” she says. “Equinox is the best. It’s got everything. I do all kinds of stuff.”

OK Magazine

October 1, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

One of the Directors for The Beautiful Life has written up a blog on his website about his experiences shooting episode 5 of The Beautiful Life. He has also included screencaps of various scenes from the episode. Mischa looks seriously BEAUTIFUL and the shots themselves are visually stunning. Click here to read the blog. He also mentions Mischa specifically in this quote:

In particular, Mischa Barton is a joy to work with, and her eyes are so expressive–she reminds me of a silent film actress. I also feel great sentimental attachment to her as she was one of the first people I worked with when I started directing on THE O.C.

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Mischa with Ed Quinn who was playing Claudia’s husband Richard – aka Sonja’s baby daddy.

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September 30, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

If the unfashionably early demise of The CW series “The Beautiful Life: TBL” left you with a closet full of questions—Who’s the father of Sonja’s (Mischa Barton) baby? Is Raina’s (Sara Paxton) brother sleeping with the fishes?—you’re not alone. Just a few days ago we pondered these same (seemingly unanswerable) questions. But we needed a little closure, so Hollywood Crush caught up with a member of the model drama’s production staff who spilled major details about the series including what we would have seen in upcoming episodes (hint: sex, lies and murder!).

As was earlier reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the cast and crew were in the middle of filming the seventh episode when news broke last Friday that the show would be canceled. (Ironically they were ahead of production compared to other CW shows, even though they started two weeks late). Even more surprisingly, they didn’t hear the news first from CW brass. Nope, they heard it like the rest of us—through the media! According to our insider, the news was leaked to THR 10 minutes before executives informed producers the series was dunzo. Our source also added that a script for the eighth episode was finished and scripts for the ninth and tenth episodes were in various stages of completion.

Just like any soap, the first few episodes of “TBL” were setting the stage for all the juicy drama to ensue. In fact, starting with episode 3 the series was to take quite a sexy turn. “If they just aired the first four episodes, I think people would have been hooked,” our source said. But instead the series was strangled before it got a chance to breathe. Taking pity on us poor, abandoned viewers, our source answered five of our burning questions left in the series’ wake. WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS. If you’re holding out for an online run or DVD (though our insider said a DVD is highly unlikely with so few episodes in the can), you might want to click away NOW.

1. Who is the father of Sonja’s baby?
Claudia’s (Elle Macpherson, pictured) husband! Richard (played by Ed Quinn whom you may recognize as vampire Stan from “True Blood” or as Nathan Stark on “Eureka”) is the head of a large cosmetics company, and in the wake of Sonja’s scandal he decides to design a new makeup line called “Reinvention,” using Sonja as the face of the product. Though it appears he’s doing all of this to appease wife Claudia, he’s really doing it to get back together with Sonja. During a visit to Richard’s office, Claudia finds one of Sonja’s earrings, clueing her in to what’s going on. Sonja eventually leaves Claudia’s agency out of guilt because of the rekindled affair, though wouldn’t you know, several episodes later her new agency is bought by none other than Claudia, meaning the enemies are reunited.

2. Why was Raina’s (Sara Paxton) father in prison?
He’s the head of the Russian mob in New York and was arrested for racketeering!

3. Is Raina’s brother Alex (Billy Magnussen) sleeping with the fishes?

Alex apparently swiped a lot of money from the mob to buy a club. Raina makes a deal with their father that she’ll be a good daughter if Alex isn’t offed. Daddy Dearest accepts the offer but that doesn’t save Alex from wearing cement shoes! Alex is later done in by Raina’s ex-boyfriend Dimitri (more on him to come)!

4. Did Chris (Ben Hollingsworth, pictured) have to sleep on the floor or did he get to have a model slumber party in Raina’s bed?
Turns out the two don’t do the deed until episode 7 because Raina is skittish about sex after being heartbroken by Dimitri. And in a cruel twist of fate, the comely couple decide to have sex right as Alex is being murdered! If only they’d stayed at the party a little longer, they may have been able to save him.

5. What was the history between Sonja and Cole (Nico Tortorella)? It seemed like something was there, right?
We already know the two go back at least three years to when that photo of Sonja was taken doing cocaine. But Sonja and Cole are another pair who end up hitting the sheets in episode 7.

Man, that episode 7 must be something! Seriously, seriously juicy stuff, right? Our source also said we’ll miss Nico walking in a real Lacoste show, a photo shoot in the real Calvin Klein offices and Sonja’s halloween costume designed by up-and-comer Erin Fetherston.

The series was truly being embraced by the fashion industry, but it may have been neglect on the part of the network that led to the series’ ugly end. Our source said The CW put most of its ad dollars behind the trusted “Melrose Place” brand instead of the fledgling “TBL.” “We had zero advertising, whatsoever,” our insider said. Or at least, it didn’t compare to the deluge of press the reboot received. What a waste of the pretty.

Hollywood Crush

September 27, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

Ashley posted another pic of Mischa on her Twitter page, this time a really cute pic of Mischa and Ziggy sleeping!

Also, fans of The Beautiful Life have set up a petition to try and save the show. There are currently over 5,000 signatures. If you’d like to sign the petition, click here. Also, if you’ve got a Twitter account you can tweet #WewantTBL with a link to the petition.

September 26, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

Mischa’s TBL co-star Ashley Madekwe twittered this pic with this text: “Mischa and I love you all. Look at our angry faces!!! So sad you won’t get to see the rest of the show. It ROCKED! Xo”

September 25, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, News

We have the first casualty of the fall season.

After two episodes, The CW has canceled Ashton Kutcher’s scripted drama “The Beautiful Life.”

Wednesday’s episode was seen by just 1 million viewers and generated a 0.5 rating in the adult demo.

The decision comes on the heels of two reality show pickups by the network, “Fly Girls” and a Tinsley Mortimer docusoap.

The CW’s freshman revamp of “Melrose Place” has had difficulty achieving liftoff as well, but Thursday night’s “Vampire Diaries” has been performing strong. Last night’s third “Diaries” episode grew in the adult demo despite facing increased competition.

The CW has not yet announced a replacement for the “Beautiful Life” slot. The new reality shows won’t be ready until January. One option is airing “Melrose Place” encores (like the way the network double-pumped “90210” last season). Another option, less likely, is to bring “Smallville” back into the midweek mix.  “Smallville” was shifted to Friday nights for its final season and debuts this evening.

The Hollywood Reporter

ETA: Production has been shut down on the show and there are currently no plans to air the episodes that were filmed. Melrose Place repeats will take TBL’s slot. Zap2it

September 24, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, Gallery

Episode screencaptures and episode clips have been uploaded from the second episode of TBL “The Beautiful Aftermath”.

The ratings for this episode were even worse than last week (with just over a million people watching). It doesn’t look like The CW can afford to leave the show on the air. So they’ll either have to pull it completely or test another timeslot. For now though, episode 3 “The Beautiful Lie” is still due to air next Wednesday.

September 24, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, Gallery

Candids of Mischa filming interior shots for a Max Azria show on the set of TBL have been uploaded. Mischa looks AMAZING in her Herve Leger dress.

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