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Material Girls: The Stars of ‘The 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

Ashton Kutcher: “Mischa is doing great”

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)

“The Beautiful Life: TBL,” to be Filmed at KAS

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

Publicist: Mischa Barton ‘making improvements’

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

Ben Hollingsworth – Mischa’s co-star – Tweets about Mischa

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

The Beautiful Life “Business” Promo

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:

Mischa Barton series ‘Beautiful Life’ on hold

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The production start on CW’s new drama “The Beautiful Life” has been pushed back by a week, from July 22 to July 31.

And despite the widely publicized recent meltdown and hospitalization of co-star Mischa Barton, sources close to the show say the reason for the delay is far more mundane: Some of the sets for the show were not completed on time.

“Beautiful Life,” executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, revolves around a group of models living together in a coed residence in New York. On the series, which is scheduled to premiere Sept. 16 behind “America’s Next Top Model,” the “O.C.” alumna plays a supermodel and veteran of the high-fashion circuit who is struggling to keep on top and is in danger of slipping.

“Beautiful Life” has been getting an extra dose of prelaunch publicity from the tabloid exploits of Barton, who, following a call to the police on Wednesday night, was put under an involuntary psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She spent time in rehab last year.

The Hollywood Reporter

Elle MacPherson signs lucrative American TV deal

This isn’t directly Mischa related but it  bodes well for the potential success of TBL.

Mischa & Elle

Supermodel to star alongside Mischa Barton in three seasons of ‘The Beautiful Life’

Elle MacPherson has every right to be pleased with herself. Not only has she just received a complimentary Jaguar XJ for a year, her latest TV show, The Beautiful Life has just been commissioned by American network CW.

When I caught up with the Australian Supermodel last week she seemed over the moon by the News. ‘They have just commissioned three seasons of the show and I’m really looking forward to filming it,’ She told me. ‘The pilot was a huge success so they are backing the show and are giving it prime billing.’

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