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August 3, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, News

Despite having been hospitalized following a mysterious breakdown only a few weeks ago, Mischa Barton insists to OK!, “I’m feeling great! I’m really happy.”

Speaking exclusively to OK! on Sunday night at the Arizona Ice Tea-sponsored party for Music Unites, the controversial actress revealed that filming on her new movie The Beautiful Life is, “Going really well… I’m excited.”

For most of the evening, Mischa sat snuggled up on a sofa at the Cooper Union Hotel, drinking water and talking to a male party-goer. Around 10:40pm, Mischa and a gal-pal exited the party to “go home to watch True Blood.”

Said one fellow guest to OK! about Mischa’s behavior, “She seemed to be in a good mood. She was smiling and appeared to be genuinely happy.”

OK! Magazine

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

Mischa Barton is hard at work again, putting in time today at a photo shoot for her new TV series The Beautiful Life in Queens, N.Y. Although today was supposed to be the first day of filming, weather problems have reportedly pushed back the schedule once again.

Despite rumors Mischa would be kicked-off the series after a much publicized meltdown and hospitalization earlier this month, Mischa’s co-stars say the star is doing great and had no problems during the past week of table readings, costume fittings and hair and makeup tests. But all this waiting has gotten her co-stars anxious to start filming.

“I found out last week that filming was going to be pushed and our sets weren’t ready,” co-star Sara Paxton told OK! at the Model Home Project kick-off at the Gates in NYC July 29. “I was fine with it. I’m excited to work.”

Despite reports Mischa was to blame for the previous schedule set-backs, her co-stars have nothing to say but the best about the actress.

“She’s hilarious and she’s just really fun to work with,” Sara says. “She’s sarcastic and cracking jokes all the time.”

While Mischa was a no-show at The Model Home Project’s Power of WE charity kick-off event, which raises money for disaster relief, other cast members spent the night dancing and mingling among professional models who came out to support the cause – which was a perfect opportunity for some character research.

“[The Beautiful Life] is about six models living in a co-ed residence in the heart of Manhattan and we’re all at different levels of success,” says actor Ben Hollingsworth, whose character is inspired by the show’s creator, former male model turned A-list actor Ashton Kutcher.

“It’s based on Ashton Kutcher and what happened to him as a young guy coming to New York and getting thrown into the modeling industry,” says Ben, who met Ashton while he filmed The Joneses with Ashton’s wife, Demi Moore.

“We were shooting in Atlanta, Georgia and he flew in for her birthday and threw her like a surprise birthday at one of his restaurants,” Ben tells OK!. “That was the first time I got to meet him and he seemed like such a sweet guy. He gave her a birthday cake and he had this really heartfelt speech to her about how special she was in his life. He gave me a good foundation to build this character around.”

“The first episode is real juicy,” Ben says. “The public is going to be real shocked!”

The show makes its debut on September 16.

OK! Magazine

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

Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton and Ben Hollingsworth

After being placed under involuntarily psychiatric hold earlier this month, Mischa Barton is back at work and doing “great,” her costars on The Beautiful Life tell PEOPLE.

“We had our first read-through [Wednesday] and we’re all so very excited to have her back. She’s such a great girl,” costar Sara Paxton said at Model Home Project’s pre-launch celebration for The Power of WE at The Gates in New York on Wednesday.

“We really didn’t talk about everything that’s been going on. It was really all work,” Paxton adds.

Costar Ben Hollingsworth admits the cast was just as much in the dark about the specific reason behind Barton’s hospitalization as anyone else. “We were all worried about her. We didn’t really know what was going on, but she’s looking great. She’s feeling great and it’s just good to have her back,” he says. “We start shooting again on Friday and she’s ready to work. We’re all ready to jump into it and are very excited – even Mischa.”

Hollingsworth believes Barton’s new role may help her cope with all that’s been going on in her life.

“She’s gone through it more than anyone in the cast and her character in the show is very intertwined into that lifestyle. I think she’s going to be able to draw on a lot of real-life experiences that she’s had to go through with paparazzi, rumors, and invasion of privacy and all that comes in the public eye,” he says.

As for Hollingsworth’s role on the show: “My character is basically based on Ashton Kutcher (who created the show) and how he experienced life as a model coming to New York from Iowa.”

The Beautiful Life debuts on the CW in September.

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

Nico Tortorella & Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton’s co-star in her new TV show, The Beautiful Life, tells OK! that she was back to work yesterday after her recent breakdown.

Nico Tortorella, who plays a model named Kai on the new CW show, revealed at the launch party for the Blackberry Tour for Sprint that the Homecoming actress was at Wednesday’s table-read for the first episode and was “doing great” and “ready to work.”

He added that he and the cast were ready to help Mischa get back into normal life after the meltdown which saw her hospitalized and held by the authorities for her own safety.

“A bunch of [stuff] has gone down — you can’t really help it,” he told OK! at the party at NYC’s Thompson hotel on the Lower East Side.

“Everybody wants to see her get better and I think she will.”

The actor, who first met Mischa three month ago when they shot the pilot, said that he and the rest of the cast were ready to support her though this tough time.

“I’m here for her; I think we all are,” he said. “She has good people fostering good situations.”

OK! Magazine

July 28, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

The show must go on. And according to the executive producers of the highly anticipated CW series, “The Beautiful Life,” it will, despite star Mischa Barton’s recent well-publicized hospitalization. “We are happy to report that Mischa Barton is doing well and excited to start work, as we all are,” Mike Kelley and Karey Burke wrote in an e-mail to WWD on Monday. “Production for ‘The Beautiful Life’ will begin on Friday, July 31.” The e-mail also noted Barton is expected on set on Aug. 3.

Click this link for full story and photos featuring Sara Paxton and Ashley Madekwe. The story goes on to talk a little bit more about Mischa’s character as well.

WWD

July 24, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, News

As for the role Twitter plays in allowing the actor, whose with wife Demi Moore is a favorite of the tabloids, to bypass the media, Kutcher said, “I don’t have to rely on People magazine or Us Weekly, who are going to twist what I’m doing.”

Having said that, he provided an update on actress Mischa Barton, who is in Katalyst’s “The Beautiful Life” on the CW and who was recently hospitalized. “I can tell you right now Mischa Barton is doing great — I can give that to my audience straight and have a direct conversation without the filter.”

Ashton Kutcher on Twitter, bypassing the media, and Mischa Barton (LA Times Blog)

July 23, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

Katalyst films, in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, is filming its new drama, “The Beautiful Life: TBL,” in Kaufman Astoria Studios’ Stages E and B. Produced by the bold duo behind “Punk’d” (Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg), the drama premiers Wednesday, September 16, 2009 on the CW. Inspired by the real life experiences of model-turned-writer Adam Giaudrone, the series follows the dramatic lives of seven models who share an apartment in New York City. On site at Kaufman Astoria Studio is producer Matt Nodella (“Northern Exposure”) and Unit Production Manager Jaime Crowell (“Law & Order”).

The show exposes the seedy cut-throat competition and unexpected insecurities that lie beneath the glamorous modeling society. Real life model Elle MacPherson stars as Claudia Foster, owner of the Covet Modeling Agency. Sara Paxton (The Last House on the Left) and Ben Hollingsworth (“The Line”) play Raina Collins and Chris Andrews—two stunning teenage models who are introduced to the frustrations and benefits of the profession. Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) and Corbin Blue (High School Musical series), who star as the more seasoned models Sonja Stone and Isaac, complete the cast of beautiful, young, and charismatic actors.

Kaufman Astoria Studios

July 21, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life, News

LOS ANGELES — Mischa Barton is “making improvements” and plans a return to work nearly a week after Los Angeles police say they escorted her for an undisclosed medical problem.

Spokesman Craig Schneider says the 23-year-old actress is “still seeking treatment but making improvements.”

He would not elaborate on Barton’s condition, but said Tuesday that Barton planned to report to work on the new CW series “The Beautiful Life” later this month. A CW spokesman for the show, which stars Barton as a pill-popping supermodel, said production was scheduled to begin July 31.

Police say they removed Barton from her home last Wednesday for an undisclosed medical problem. The department will not say what it was.

Google news Via The Associated Press

July 18, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

Just a quick post to mention that Ben Hollingsworth who plays Chris opposite Mischa in their upcoming show The Beautiful Life, left a nice little Twitter message about Mischa:

Mischa TBL is thinking of you. It’s tough. Get well soon.

Via @hollingsworthb

July 18, 2009
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Beautiful Life

Here is another newish promo for The Beautiful Life. This one doesn’t feature Mischa, but still cool to see new stuff from TBL. Raina (played by Sara Paxton) and Chris (played by Ben Hollingsworth) seem like the IT couple of the show.

And here is a re-post of the Mischa-centric promo from last week in case anyone missed it:

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