It’s kind of mind-blowing that we’ve literally reached the decade mark for this website. It opened its doors back on January 11th, 2004 and almost immediately became the foremost source for all things Mischa Barton. We’ve survived the highs and lows, battling the haters and cheering the successes, and I think, like Mischa herself, we’re at a good and solid place right now. Not to get too sentimental on you, haha.
I apologize in advance for this long-winded and kinda self-indulgent post
To go into a bit of history, since I think some of you have been visiting since day one, Shanna opened and maintained the site from January 2004. She ran the site extremely well which actually inspired me to open a website specially catering to fans of Marissa Cooper (It was called Coop, Marissa-Cooper.com). During 2004, Shanna also brought on a co-webmaster named Janine who remained with the site for years. Around the end of 2004, I was brought on as a part-time co-webmaster (well technically, I started as an “Australian correspondent” due to the extremely high level of press attention Mischa received in Australia).
During the end of 2004 and for a few years after that, I was splitting my time between this site and Marissa-Cooper.com. After the whole The O.C. debacle, I decided to close Marissa-Cooper.com and work exclusively on this site. So in effect, I merged the two sites together. Shanna and Janine eventually left this site, but it clearly would not be here without them starting it in the first place. Just in case you guys read this, thank you!! Oh, and I also want to thank Nat, who had a brief stint as a co-webmaster too.
During the site’s heyday, we were getting upwards of 30,000 hits a day. Now bear in mind, none of us got/get paid to work on this site, so it was always very exciting to see so many people clicking and visiting. I think at last count we had accumulated over 10 million hits.
That pretty much sums up the journey of the site.
It’s a cool achievement that we’ve managed to keep up with regular updates over the years since it is genuinely not very common for a fan site to last this long. And it really is all because of Mischa. She probably doesn’t even know it, but her presence and her performance sincerely has had an enormous impact on a lot of fans.
Huge thanks to Mischa, just for being Mischa. A big thanks to Gertie, our amazing host from the Fan-Sites Network (plus Luciana and Annie who keep things running smoothly server-wise). And of course all the past and present fans who use this place as their source of Mischa Barton news and media.
Happy 10th Anniversary MISCHA-B.COM!
P.S. Hope you guys like the 10th Anniversary Edition design!
Photos of Mischa at the New Year’s Eve 2014 Celebration at Beacher’s Madhouse MGM have been added. It’s been a while since we’ve had some event photos.
It has been very slow going at the moment – limited news on the Mischa front coupled with the holiday season has created a perfect storm of no updates. The Daily Mail has been posting candids of Mischa so if you’re desperate for some Mischa news, check out their website. I don’t have anything really exciting to post, just a couple of stills (one is a repeat, just a different size) from Mischa’s upcoming role in American Beach House. Hopefully more regular updates will resume in the near future.
I had also intended on switching layouts as this current one was only supposed to be temporary, but the designer went MIA. So I’ll figure something out on the layout front soonish.
Check out this short interview of Mischa talking about her upcoming role in Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard.
Mischa alluded to filming a movie called “Starcrossed” back when she was promoting I Will Follow You Into the Dark (which BTW is currently available On Demand), but we didn’t know exactly when the film was due to begin production. Thanks to Mischa’s Twitter page, we now know the film has actually started filming. Mischa has also shared a few pics from the set which have been added to the gallery as well as some shots shared by @driafarr and @ginadeangelis1 on Instagram.
The cast includes Mischa opposite Grant Harvey, Ben Reed, Kristin Carey and Eric Roberts.
Here is a brief synopsis of the movie:
A struggling writer meets a mysterious woman and over the course of one remarkable night discovers what love is.
Photos of Mischa at the Dahlia Wolf Launch Party have been added.
Check out the full synopsis for Mischa’s upcoming satirical horror flick L.A. Slasher. The film also stars Eric Roberts, Dave Bautista, Danny Trejo, Brooke Hogan and Drake Bell.
L.A. SLASHER is a satirical take on the horror genre set against the celebrity obsessed world of modern day Los Angeles. The biggest stars, on the hugest billboards are stars of Reality TV, or people who have found fame through the masses of social media. Famous for being famous, a concept that has sent one person to their breaking point….
Los Angeles is running wild with speculation over the mysterious abduction of a famous reality TV star. The speculation grows into fear as she is discovered wandering the Hollywood hills after an apparent brutal stabbing. Responsibility is claimed by a mysterious stranger calling themselves the LA Slasher. The confession is made on Twitter and Instagram accounts, whose followers immediately start to increase as the revelation is announced on the news.
Ten years ago, the hit TV series The O.C. made 17-year-old Mischa Barton an instant “it” girl. Within a few years, however, she was the talk of Hollywood for a different reason as her partying grew out of control.
“We thought, ‘Work hard, play hard,’ ” she says of those years. In 2007, she was arrested for DUI. Then in 2009, shortly after her parents attempted an intervention, she blacked out under the influence of a sedative and landed in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center psychiatric ward under an involuntary 5150 hold after she threatened to kill herself.
“It was a full-on breakdown,” she tells PEOPLE, speaking about the events in detail for the first time in this week’s cover story. “I was under enormous pressure.”
The terrifying episode forced the actress to slow down and finally focus on getting healthy. But even that led to criticism when body bullies attacked her for gaining weight. When she first shot to stardom, “It was always, ‘She’s too skinny, she must be sick,'” says Barton, now 27. “Then it was, ‘She’s too big.’ I was never the right weight.”
Today, she’s focusing on the positive. In addition to her new supernatural thriller I Will Follow You Into The Dark, she filmed a TV pilot with Frankie Jonas, The Gutsy Frog, in which she plays a crush-worthy schoolteacher. She also has a London boutique, which carries her new makeup collection, a handbag line and some her favorite clothing styles. “I’ve learned a lot,” she says, and she’s proud of her choice to finally speak out about her struggles: “I’m stronger now.”
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her “terrifying” breakdown and how she recovered, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
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