isn’t happy with theBuzz – but unlike other celebrities, she isn’t afraid to tell us to our faces.
Last night the kooky starlet stormed out of a party in Mayfair to confront our Luke – saying she wanted to set the record straight about her love life. “I want to talk to you about the stories you’ve been writing about me,” a glamorous-looking Mischa said, after marching out of the after party for the launch of the Belvedere Pop-Up Shop at The Connaught hotel.
First on her list of gripes was our exclusive revelation earlier this week that she had enjoyed a cosy reunion with former boyfriend Luke Pritchard – of The Kooks –in Camden over the weekend.
thought the fact that the headline said ‘Luke’ and you’re called Luke was kind of funny, but he and I are just friends,” she insisted. “Plus, I’m seeing a new guy at the moment so the story made it awkward with him.”
And who is the lucky guy? Misch refused to elaborate, but we spotted her getting cosy later on with James Regan, a barman and aspiring scriptwriter. Mischa also wasn’t happy that we revealed she’s been trying to hang out with Pete Doherty. “You wrote a story about me and Pete Doherty that upset a lot of my friends,” she said. “It was unnecessary.” We insist that it’s true, however…
Always happy to get feedback, we were pleased to listen to Mischa. Most celebs hide behind PR machines if they are not happy with stories. We think she’s a cool chick…
Style icon Mischa Barton might be known for seamlessly shifting from retro-cool street style and red carpet elegance, but regardless of where she’s headed, Mischa tells PEOPLE.com, “Accessorizing is oddly my favorite part of dressing up.” It comes as no surprise then that the actress has been having fun developing her headband collection with designer Stacey Lapidus. Mischa says that she found inspiration for the hair accessories, which range from $50 to $200, in her jet set lifestyle. “I’ve been working in the likes of India, Milan, Paris, London, Montreal, L.A, and NYC,” she explains. “My style has been somewhat boho chic, which I think is a result of having traveled so extensively throughout the course of the past year.” And she’s about to get even busier! In addition to her headband line and a collection of handbags, Barton is waiting to hear whether her pilot for the CW, A Beautiful Life, will get picked up for a series this fall. “It was a blast to film and though I’ve only seen bits and pieces [of it], I’m proud of the show and hopeful that I’ll get to shoot some more,” she says. “Since I have an obvious passion for fashion, it was also incredible for me to be offered a role that’s immersed in the industry.” Check out Mischa’s collection, available now at staceylapidus.com. – Lisa Ingrassia
Vote on Mischa’s Style CV by heading over to the Cosmopolitan UK website. They have put up 20 different Mischa outfits so that you can vote “Hot” or “Not”. Have fun!
Mischa Barton loves ‘dark’ men.
The former ‘O.C.’ actress – who recently split from Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard – is attracted to intense, brooding types even though they make her feel depressed and claustrophobic. She said: ‘I have always been in very heavy, long-term serious relationships… three in a row. I tend to be attracted to slightly dark men, meaning they have huge lows, which I can too. This is not conducive to being happy and carefree.
‘I have therefore set my mind to dating if I feel like it, but not getting into anything serious. It’s difficult to find the happy medium. I am dating in a general sense… nothing exclusive. I am enjoying myself.’ When it comes to choosing potential lovers, the 23-year-old beauty prides brains over bulging muscles. She added to Britain’s Hello! magazine: ‘I love men to be super-intelligent rather than Greek gods. I love hanging out with the boys, so even after a relationship has ended I like to stay friends.’
Mischa also spoke about her tumultuous past, including her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence and without a valid licence. She said: ‘I have no privacy and therefore I have grown up in the public arena. Not an excuse, just a fact. ‘I should have known better than to drink-drive and I am just very happy nothing worse happened. I have learnt a huge lesson and am now also more wary of my friends and their influence over me. ‘I should never have got in that car, and for that I admit my guilt. Sometimes you need a big shock to shake you up.’
A couple of weeks ago we reported on a new film that Mischa Barton’s set to star in titled “The Science of Cool”. In the film, two teenagers, the biggest science geeks in school, come upon a formula which can transform nerds into studs.
The writer of the film, Eric Goren, dropped us a line offering to answer any questions we may have considering the project.
According to Goren, Barton is playing “one of the female leads, Jane, who is a girl who is teased and picked on for being “too plain”, Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights) who will playing the role of the nerdy Neil Tobbler, who is the leading male character who “by accident” discovers a formula in science class which transforms geeks into studs.”
The scribe also says Masiela Luscha (”The George Lopez Show”), Kiely Williams (”The Cheetah Girls”), and Jessie Cave (”Harry Potter” series), among others, are also in talks.
”We are also in talks with a number of very popular actors and actresses from TV shows such as Gossip Girl and 90210, and many A list actors from the big screen that everyone in the world will recognize. Tamara Tunie, our director, will be possibly acting in The Science of Cool too.”
Eric Goren and Patricia Goren penned this project and Carlucci Weyant and Eric Goren from Double Helix Entertainment producing the picture. A Summer ’09 startdate is planned.
It’s that time of year again! Cast your vote in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World List. Mischa has been part of the list each year since 2005, so let’s see how high up we can get her on the list this year.
Sara Paxton, Ben Hollingsworth, Ashley Madekwe and Nico Tortorella have landed lead roles in the CW drama pilot “Beautiful Life.”
“Beautiful Life,” from CBS Par, revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.
Hollingsworth, repped by WMA and Magnolia, will play a wholesome model who bonds with a sweet Midwestern girl (Paxton) making a splash as New York’s freshest face.
Also playing models are Madekwe and Tortorella, repped by CESD and Kritzer Levine Wilkins.
Supermodel Elle Macpherson is returning to acting with a recurring role on CW’s drama pilot “Beautiful Life.”
The CBS Par-produced project revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.
Macpherson will play Claudia, the owner of Focus Models, the top modeling agency in New York. She is an ’80s supermodel who is still in great shape and runs her business with the efficiency and toughness of a dictator.
Like her character, Macpherson was an ’80s supermodel. In fact, together with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford, she became part of the first generation of supermodels.
In the 1990s, she segued into acting. But after appearing in a string of movies, including “The Edge,” “If Lucy Fell” and “Batman & Robin” and recurring on NBC’s “Friends” in the late 1990s, Macpherson left Hollywood to focus on her business empire, whose portfolio of products includes workout videos, calendars, lingerie and beauty products.
Now Macpherson, repped by Fortitude, is making her acting comeback with “Beautiful Life.”
In the pilot, she joins Mischa Barton, Ben Hollingsworth, Sara Paxton, Ashley Madekwe and Nico Tortorella.