I don’t usually post stories like this but since there are direct quotes from the guy in question, I figured there is at least some weight to it. Maybe Mischa will clarify on her blog.
Mischa Barton dating Luke Pritchard from The Kooks
Get ready to see more of Mischa Barton. I can reveal the OC actress has bagged herself a British rock star boyfriend – Luke Pritchard from The Kooks. My spies spotted the 22-year-old actress on a date with the indie singer in a small boozer in North London. The couple must have thought nobody was watching as they cuddled and kissed on a leather banquette at the Old Queens Head, a traditional pub in Islington.
They were at a special Christmas bash for trendy DJ collective Oh, Inverted World. And boosted by the festive cheer, the usually uptight Mischa really let herself go, clapping and cheering loudly when Luke, 23, below, got up on stage to do a surprise solo acoustic session.
So I spoke to the Kooks frontman at the band’s post-Brixton Academy gig party the following night and found that the feeling was mutual.
A gushing Luke, whose band’s album Konk went straight to number one when it was released back in April, confided to me: “It’s early days yet but, yes, we are seeing each other. “I’m very lucky. She’s beautiful, so I feel lucky she decided to go out with someone like me. It came about because we have lots of friends in common and kept going to the same parties.” I was surprised Mischa wasn’t at the gigs in Brixton though, but Luke told me: “She is in LA. She has work to do.”
But now the band’s tour is over, Luke revealed: “I plan to enjoy myself and hopefully see more of Mischa.” Both have had a string of high-profile romances. Luke’s ex’s include TV presenter Fearne Cotton and singer Katie Melua.
Mischa has dated Taylor Locke, guitarist in American band Rooney, and Whitestarr’s Cisco Adler.
Here is a preview of one of the upcoming advertisements from Mischa’s handbag collection. The line seems to be doing extremely well with regular sell outs at ASOS, Debenhams and John Lewis in the UK. As mentioned, the collection also just recently launched in Australia (through David Jones) and is also available in Scandinavia.
To all the Aussies who visit, Mischa’s handbag collection has launched in Australia. They are available at David Jones stores across the country. At this stage we aren’t sure if the bags are available at every store but if you’d like to purchase one, maybe ring ahead and find out if your nearest store has them. They apparently only went on sale in Australia within the last week or two so the line is just brand new. From the prices I saw, expect to pay upwards of $100 (Australian dollars) for most styles currently available.
According to Mischa’s offical blog, Mischa will be heading to India over the weekend to begin production on her next film: Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. The update also features a new video blog where Mischa talks about her favourite cities.
Nothing specific to post about today but here are a couple of random things floating around in the media currently:
A few candids of Mischa at the Bureau Club for the Roisin Murphy afterparty in London from November 29th have been added. Thanks to Marie!
It seems that Times Online from the UK has leaked news that Mischa will apparently be the new face of Herbal Essences from January 2009.
“While the LA babe Mischa Barton confessed at a Herbal Essences event (she is the new face of the brand from January) that her only beauty disasters had come courtesy of “fake tanners — I hate the stuff!”
We obviously won’t know if this is complete truth or how large her role will be until an official press announcement is released but nevertheless this is extremely exciting news! Thanks to Maz for the tip.
Another 4 outtakes from Mischa’s photoshoot for InStyle Germany have surfaced and I have added them to the gallery.