Former THE O.C. star MISCHA BARTON is back on the dating scene – she’s reportedly enjoying a new romance with a British DJ.
The actress, who has previously dated The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard, was spotted spending time with DJ Ali Love backstage at London’s Lovebox music festival over the weekend (17-18Jul10). And the pair has reportedly just come back from a trip to France together, according to Britain’s Daily Mirror.
A source tells the publication, “Mischa was looking pretty merry in a bedraggled short flowery dress and white bow. She and Ali, real name Alexander, were all over one another backstage, and kept popping off to the loos (toilets) – presumably for a cheeky snog. “They just returned from a break in the south of France and things are obviously going really well.”
Mumbai: Hollywood stars Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton and Kal Penn have been so touched by the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 that they have readily agreed to feature in a DVD expressing their thoughts on the tragedy.
This DVD is part of a Hollywood movie on the gas tragedy starring the trio. The shooting of the movie titled Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain was completed a few days before the verdict on the tragedy of 1984 was out.
A spokesperson of the production house says, “During the shooting,Martin, Mischa and Kal expressed their views on the gas leak as well as the tragedy. We are in the process of compiling those views for an exclusive DVD. We wantIndians to know what leading stars of Hollywood feel about the tragedy that caused such widespread attention across the planet.”
The official adds, “The inclusion of Kal (Kalpen Suresh Modi) in the DVD is expected to touch the hearts of Indians even more. Kal will immediately strike a chord with Indians because he has his roots in India. We are hoping people will watch the DVD as they would watch the movie. It’s an initiative that is close to the hearts of everyone.”
A scan of Mischa’s one page spread from the July 2010 issue of InStyle UK has been uploaded. Its a general piece mainly talking about Mischa’s style.
Mischa’s featured in a one page article inside the June 2010 issue of Asos magazine. The quotes are brand new and most notably mention that Mischa is designing a jewellery collection to coincide with her successful handbag line. Accessories seem to be her thing so hopefully we’ll get some more information on that shortly. Great to see Mischa Barton: The Brand expanding more and more 😀 Thanks to Chuckia for the tip!
Mischa Barton is the new face of PHILIPP PLEIN Couture A/W 2010
Real, Rocking, Rebellious – 24 year old actress is the star of the new PHILIPP PLEIN campaign, demonstrating her true beauty, representing an unique, luxurious and contemporary Rock ´n` Roll style. The campaign shooting took place in Los Angeles at legendary James Goldstein Mansion, built by famous architect John Lautner in the 1960´s in the Hollywood Hills. For the day four different locations were planned, presenting Mischa Barton in the style of Brigit Bardot with big hair, strong black make-up on the eyes and nude on the face as a glamorous and sexy Rock `n´ Roll Diva.
“Being in the limelight for a young and beautiful girl, the looks of course always get a lot of attention, Mischa Barton got a lot and learned to live with her fame. For me it was the big challenge to again show her as a Diva, a Rock ´n` Roll Goddess”, explains Philipp Plein. The campaign will be seen in international issues of top fashion magazines worldwide.
Mischa also attended the Philipp Plein showroom back in March. Big thanks to Maz for the tip!!!
Check out this video interview of Mischa at the Rosa Clara event. She talks about bringing her handbag collection over to the US and also developing a docu-series to go along with the launch involving her life and her friends in fashion. Exciting stuff!! Thanks to Maz for the tip.
Also added extra photos from the event, hopefully more to come.
Check out this video from the Bhopal: Prayer for Rain set. The video features information and interviews dealing with the actual gas tragedy. Then towards the end both Mischa and Martin Sheen are interviewed about the film and we get a little glimpse at Mischa filming a scene. Thanks to Maz!
Movie accused of glossing over role of US company in Indian toxic gas disaster
A film starring top Hollywood actors that dramatises the Bhopal gas disaster has been criticised by campaigners and participants in the tragedy for misrepresenting individuals and the facts.
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain is due for release this autumn with Mischa Barton and Martin Sheen in leading roles.
Shot largely in India, it portrays the events around the world’s worst industrial accident, in which clouds of toxic gas escaped from a chemical plant run by a part-owned subsidiary of American company Union Carbide.
More than 8,000 people, mainly living in slums around the plant, died immediately when the gas leaked shortly after midnight on 3 December 1984. At least 25,000 others are estimated to have died over subsequent years and many more continue to suffer today.
Ravi Kumar, the writer and director, said the film was “a dramatisation, inspired by real events.
“There are 18- and 19-year-olds across India and across the world who have never heard of Bhopal. I could have made a four-hour documentary that no one would have seen.
“This way a whole new generation will learn about what happened and a whole series of very important and relevant questions can be discussed,” said Kumar, a London-based paediatrician who has raised more than $5m from Indian private backers for the project.
Sheen plays Warren Anderson, the chief executive of Union Carbide, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. Barton plays Eva Gascon, a fictitious reporter from Paris-Match who learns of the problems at the plant from a local journalist but decides not to publish a story.
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