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Mariska Hargitay Defends Mischa

As you’ve all no doubt read, the tabloids have decided to write fictional stories about Mischa forgetting lines and not getting along with cast on Law & Order. If you follow the mischa-b Twitter page, you’ll have seen re-tweets that I’ve passed on from crew on the show dimissing these stories. And now Mariska Hargitay has come to Mischa’s defense:

Mariska Hargitay now with Shaun. She puts rumors to rest about Mischa Barton. She said the former “Beautiful Life” actress is “an amazing professional, lovely to work with. She does good work.” She looked to our camera and said, “This gossip is fiction!”
Access Hollywood

Mischa Barton Sued Over $7,000-a-Month NYC Rent

Mischa Barton’s landlord says the actress is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.

Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months’ worth of rent on her flat in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood.

Barton’s representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay the rent and legal fees.

The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September.

At the time, she was in “The Beautiful Life,” a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox’s teen drama “The O.C.”

ABC News

Celebrity Skin: Mischa Barton

My Skin Affair caught up with Mischa and had a chat about her skin care routine. Enjoy!

What is your skin care routine?

I live by the Clinique 3-step Skin Care System. In the morning I start off with the Mild Facial Soap bar, then the Clarifying Lotion #2 followed by the amazing Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. The best part about this program is that you can alter it to match your skin’s needs. I follow that up with the Neocutis Lumiere Eye Cream, it’s super light so you can wear it throughout the day. At night, I love to add in the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask as a treat after a long day on set. It has a great citrus scent and foams and leaves your skin so clean and soft! And Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is a miracle worker if I ever have a dry patch or any skin problems, it literally works overnight!

What are your favorite skin care products?

You can’t beat Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream when you want your skin to be well moisturized, silky, smooth and soft! I fit this into my routine 3-4 times a week just to give my skin that certain je ne sais quoi! I also couldn’t live without the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, it’s so easy, fast and gentle on my skin.

What’s in your purse?

I always have the Terry Rose Lip Balm – gives your lips great moisture with just the slightest hint of color. I also carry the small bottles of Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream with me everywhere, I must have one in every bag!

How do you pamper your skin?

I LOVE the L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream. I put it on before bed with socks and it leaves my feet so smooth!

Which product is your current “must have”?

I just discovered the Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and love how it leaves my skin incredibly soft, even after the first time!

Do you have a favorite spa?

I really enjoy the Silk Day Spa in Manhattan. It’s so serene and provides for the best escape from the busy city.

What’s your favorite spa treatment?

I love the Silk Melt Away massage, it completely makes all the stresses in my life disappear, if only for an hour.

Do you have a favorite tip/advice for skin care?

Protect your skin! You absolutely have to protect your skin from the sun, the higher the SPF the better! I like to use Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream when I’m outside, or Stila’s Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer on a day-to-day basis. It gives an incredibly even tone to my skin and has a great 30 SPF to protect my face!

Written by: Joanna Canton
Source: My Skin Affair

I think I’ll turn this information into a permanent section for the site, as I’m sure some people might want to reference these products and try them out themselves at a later stage.

Additional Details on Mischa’s Law & Order Character

Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) will play a pregnant prostitute who turns to Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help in a life-or-death decision (date TBA) in “Law & Order: SVU.”

The Futon Critic

Hollywood biggies, desi premiere

It could be the grandest Indian premiere for a Hollywood movie. Efforts are on to bring down Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton and Kal Penn to India for the premiere of Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.

Directed by Ravi Kumar, the film is based on the tragedy in Bhopal that caused large number of deaths and permanent injuries. It was one of the deadliest gas leaks ever (Dec ‘84) and took place at a pesticide plant then owned and operated by Union Carbide.

Martin felt for the cause and that’s what propelled him to sign the movie and even play a controversial character. He plays the character of Warren Anderson, the former CEO of Union Carbide. Anderson is wanted by Indian authorities and the Interpol as he allegedly faces charges of culpable homicide.

In the movie Martin will be shown facing arrest and then fleeing the country by a private jet. Warren, who has been termed a fugitive by Indian courts, currently resides in New York. Reportedly, his yearly golf club membership is 3-4 times the average compensation for a survivor of the gas tragedy.

“The movie has been talked about a lot in the US. Now, the makers want the people of India to see the movie. The shooting took place in Bhopal, Hyderabad and Mumbai and so not having the cast here to promote the film doesn’t make sense. So efforts are on to bring them down,” says a source.

Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee is also part of the cast in this movie. She says, “Martin fell in love with India and he was very excited to see new places. There were instances when he shot with us for 18 hours a day. He’s a legend and he could have said that he won’t shoot but he was very cooperative. He will be more than happy to come to India again.”

DNA India (Thanks to Chris for the tip)

Mischa Barton To Hook It Up on SVU

Where do you go after playing a glamorous model named Sonja Stone on The CW’s short-lived The Beautiful Life? How about to Law & Order: SVU as a hooker named Gladys? SVU executive producer Neal Baer has been twittering teases about Mischa’s casting with the clues: Bongo, Singer and Austin. The Texas/Bongo clues got me all excited that he was bringing Matthew McConaughey on to the show, but Baer called me up to exclusively reveal the casting of Mischa, who has played characters with those last three names. She played Katie Singer on Once and Again, Betty Ann Bongo on an animated series called Kablam!, and (Baer was really reaching) a character named Vicky Austin in a 2002 TV Movie called A Ring of Endless Light. (All he had to do was say Cooper, and we would have known he was talking about The OC star.)

Baer says he first took a shine to Mischa when she was a kid actress in “The Sixth Sense.” “She’s gone on to do amazing work both on TV and on the stage,” says Baer, who thought casting Mischa as a hooker would surprise viewers.

The episode, set to air March 3 (after the Olympics conclude) will reveal that Mischa’s character is hiding a secret that will prove complicating for Mariska Hargitay’s Benson. I’d just like to be on set when the AD’s yell out, “No, I said Mischa, not Mariska!”

TV Guide Magazine

Unseen The Beautiful Life to stream on YouTube

Mischa’s co-star from The Beautiful Life, Ashley Madekwe, has announced on her Twitter page that the unseen episodes of The Beautiful Life will stream on YouTube from December 17th! This is really exciting news, we’ll finally get to see some more of Mischa in action.

So after much speculation I can officially confirm that unseen ‘The Beautiful Life’ episodes will be put on youtube. Yay Ashton! @aplusk.

DECEMBER 17TH guys. Youtube is awesome, means u can all see it whenever u want ;) xoxo

Ok just checked and TBL will be available on youtube EVERYWHERE not just in the US.

Mischa Barton Happy With Hospital

Mischa Barton – who was was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold earlier this year – thinks being sectioned was ”good” for her.

Mischa Barton thinks being sectioned was a “good” thing.

The former ‘O.C.’ star was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold earlier this year but says she appreciated the chance to take time out and reassess her life.

She said: “I went to the hospital because of pain with my wisdom teeth and I ended up getting ‘put in’, but that’s because I was so overwhelmingly stressed out and upset.

“I think it was my teeth and the stress of having a new job and travelling. I was miserable. Actresses aren’t given the time to recover after stuff like that – you’re expected to bounce back from surgery and work right away again.

“I was shocked it went that far but I think it was necessary for me to take that time out. I’m so much more settled and calm now.

“Ultimately, it was a positive thing.”

Despite the stigma associated with mental health issues, Mischa insists lots of people suffer from disorders and are hospitalised.

She added to Heat magazine: “It’s something that could’ve happened to anyone – going into hospital and having a bad experience then being held on an involuntary psychiatric hold. It happens to more people than you’d know. It’s a common thing.”

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