Got $8.4 million to spare? Then you could purchase Mischa Barton’s Beverly Hills pad.
I never realized how long it takes for brunettes such as myself to transform into blondes. Thanks to Mischa Barton, I think I’ll go blonde some other time. The very hardworking paparazzi documented her transformation from longhaired brunette to shorthaired blondie. Read on if you care.
Step 1: Get photographed at a red carpet event with your existing hairstyle in order for people to make comparisons later.
Remember how Mischa Barton’s been trying to get back into the game? While fans (this writer included) are praying that The Beautiful Life gets enough hits and sponsors on YouTube, Mischa is busy stepping up on other projects—no matter how big or small.
She just wrapped up her cameo on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, wherein she plays Gladys, a hooker who has a mysterious connection with Mariska Hargitay’s character Olivia. The episode will be aired on March 3.
Here she is on the set in New York City just yesterday. Props to the costume department! Nothing spells prostitute than overdone bright colors combined with mismatched prints.
In my recent post, I talked about Mischa Barton’s short-lived TV series, A Beautiful Life, which was cancelled after two episodes last September because it failed to reach the targeted ratings.
Producer Ashton Kutcher is refusing to give up on his show, because he believes that “Nobody knew [The Beautiful Life] was on for two episodes, so the rating on TV wasn’t happening.” He decided to put the series on youtube, believing that more than half a million people will watch it. Watch his message about the show here:
He was right. The first youtube episode got more than half a million viewers soon after it was posted in mid-December. Five episodes have already been released, and have earned almost three million views altogether.
TBL is a New York City drama is about the underbelly world of modeling—cutthroat competitions, go-sees, the glamorous and not-so-glamorous sides of running in heels. It’s like America’s Next Top Model turned into a Gossip Girl-type of series. The best part is: there are no screaming, overexcited Tyra fans.
The show stars Mischa Barton as supermodel Sonja Stone, Ben Hollingsworth as newbie model Chris Andrews, and Sara Paxton as the new “it” girl Raina Marrinelli. Other noteworthy cast members include Corbin Bleu (a great jump out of the Disney mold), Nico Tortorella, and Elle Macpherson.
Ashton, a former model himself, is not a newbie to web success. Remember how he turned Twitter into a household name when he was the first to hit a million followers? Now that TBL has proven its point that it is a must-see show, Ashton isn’t keen on getting it back to TV-land. The youtube-based TV show is so successful that it will run for the next six months, and Ashton believes he can lure in more sponsors.
Electronics company Hewlett-Packard is the show’s first sponsor, which helped scrap the 10-15 minute time limit per webisode. Each TBL episode lasts for a full 40 minutes in high resolution with no commercial breaks. Hey, that’s even better than looking for blurry online streamings of Gossip Girl and Glee!
Get hooked on The Beautiful Life here.
She used to top Hollywood’s A-List. Now Mischa is sliding down the celebrity ladder faster than you can spell O.C.
Exhibit A: In April 2008, she received three years’ probation for a DUI she committed the previous winter.
Exhibit B: In July, she was hospitalized and placed under Section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code, which means that “authorities can hold a person involuntarily if they present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled, or suffer from a mental disorder.” Yes, it was the same code used to hold Britney Spears twice in Los Angeles in 2008.
Exhibit C: Her new series The Beautiful Life was canceled in September after only two episodes because the ratings didn’t pick up.
Exhibit D: To bring some sizzle back into her career, the 23-year-old booked a job with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In the upcoming March 3 episode, she’s going to play Gladys, a prostitute who’s out to make trouble for Detective Olivia Benson, Mariska Hargitay’s character. Will you save that on TiVo?
Somebody help Mischa! She needs a career move that actually works.