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Mischa Barton Prefers Lesbian to Straight Kiss

10 December 2009 1:54 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Having on-screen lesbian kiss for several times, Mischa Barton finds herself more comfortable kissing girls than boys. "It's so much easier to kiss another girl," the actress shared as quoted by Hollyscoop. "You're so much more relaxed filming and you can have a laugh. It can get a bit tense with a guy."

The former star of TV series "The O.C." furthermore shared her confusion on why people still consider her lesbian lip-locking a big deal. "I don't know why that keeps coming up," the 23-year-old beauty opened up. "It doesn't annoy me that much."

Mischa was seen having her first girl-on-girl kiss in ABC's TV series "Once and Again", where she shares kiss with Evan Rachel Wood's Jessie Sammler. Then in "The O.C.", she once again had lesbian lip-locking when her character Marissa Cooper develops a relationship with Olivia Wilde's Alex Kelly.

The Sonja Stone of the »

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Mischa Barton: 'I Was Down in the Dumps About Everything'

27 August 2009 1:11 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Mischa Barton, who suffered a very public nervous breakdown in July, is finally speaking out about her forced hospitalization and how she is doing now. Barton, 23, is currently in New York filming her new TV series, The Beautiful Life, where she plays a drug-addicted supermodel. On July 15, Barton was forcibly hospitalized in Los Angeles, just hours before she was set to fly to New York to attend the premiere of her film, Homecoming. Barton says the media made her situation seem much worse than it really was. “The funny thing is, if all this happened in New York, no one would care,” she says. “New York lets you be who you are, and people aren’t as judgmental...I’m not sure I’m capable of a full-on nervous breakdown, but it was pretty bad. It didn’t last that long." The Beautiful Life, which is being produced by Ashton Kutcher, »

- Samantha Chang (schang@theimproper.com)

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Mischa Barton Was Planning to Commit Suicide: Source

22 July 2009 11:53 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Mischa Barton, who is currently being held under psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A., was reportedly so distraught from drug and alcohol abuse that she was planning to commit suicide. "Mischa was planning on committing suicide and had actually gone so far as writing a note," says a source. Barton was abruptly hospitalized July 15, just hours before she was set to fly to New York to attend the premiere of her new film, Homecoming. Meanwhile, Mischa's rep issued a statement July 21 saying the actress is "still seeking treatment but making improvements." He said Barton plans to return to work on her new TV series, The Beautiful Life, later this month. Ironically, Mischa plays a drug-addicted supermodel in The Beautiful Life (which is being produced by Demi Moore's husband, Ashton Kutcher). »

- Samantha Chang (schang@theimproper.com)

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Mischa Barton Struggling with Body Image, Weight Issues

22 July 2009 5:33 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Former O.C. star Mischa Barton reportedly hates her body and struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse and body image issues. "She has big self-esteem issues," says a source. "She hates her legs. She isn't comfortable with her body. It's been a big source of stress and self-hate." On July 15, Barton was abruptly hospitalized, just hours before she was set to fly to NYC to attend the premiere of her film, Homecoming. On July 21, Barton's spokesman Craig Schneider said the actress is "still seeking treatment but making improvements." Mischa is set to return to work on her new TV series, The Beautiful Life, later this month. Ironically, Mischa plays a drug-addicted supermodel in The Beautiful Life (which is being produced by Demi Moore's husband, Ashton Kutcher). »

- Samantha Chang (schang@theimproper.com)

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Homecoming Movie Review

22 July 2009 12:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Misery The Beginning…oops, I mean Homecoming. Scores: Technical: 80, Story: 50, Acting: 85, Overall: 65 When Mike (Matt Long) returns to his hometown with his new girlfriend Elizabeth (Jessica Stroup), they are welcomed with open arms from everyone, except for Shelby (Mischa Barton) who still thinks she’s Mike’s true love. When Shelby tries to make a move on Mike, and finds out he has another girlfriend - she snaps. Shelby hits Elizabeth with a car one night, and holds her hostage in her home while trying to work her way back into Mike’s life. Why do I call it Stephen King’s: Misery the Beginning? Sure, the movie has it’s differences; the “jilted [...] »

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Movie Pals Concerned for Mischa Barton

20 July 2009 5:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As the star of her new thriller Homecoming, Mischa Barton would have basked in the limelight of her premiere in New York City on Thursday night. Instead, she remained hospitalized in Los Angeles after police were called to her home earlier in the week for assistance. Her rep told People that on the "recommendation of her doctor" she was resting in a hospital. But Barton was missed by the director and producers of her new film, who wished her a speedy recovery. "I'm very concerned about [Mischa]," says Austin Stark, a producer on the film. "First and foremost, we hope she gets better. »

- Jeffrey Slonim

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Exclusive Interview with Homecoming Director Morgan J. Freeman

18 July 2009 12:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Read our exclusive interview with director Morgan J. Freeman on his upcoming film “Homecoming” Starring Mischa Barton (”The Oc”, CW’s “The Beautiful Life”), Jessica Stroup (CW’s “90210″) and Matt Long (ABC’s “The Deep End”) which opened on July 17 in New York, Los Angeles and Louisville. 1. Tell us about yourself, where are you from, and what is your background in directing? Born And Raised In Long Beach, California. Partied In Uc Santa Barbara Then Went To School In New York. Breakthrough Film Job Was 2Nd Ad On Welcome To The Dollhouse Where I Met Brendan Sexton III And Subsequently Wrote Hurricane Streets For Him — The Rest Was History. 2. [...] »

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Director Morgan J. Freeman shocked by Mischa Barton's mental decline

17 July 2009 1:50 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Actress Mischa Barton plays a former homecoming queen who goes berserk on her ex-boyfriend.s new girlfriend in her new movie, Homecoming, but she missed the New York premiere last night because she was taken to the psych ward at Cedars-Sinai. The film.s director, Morgan J. Freeman, told Extra that it was not like life imitating art. "No, I don.t think so. She was very professional on set in playing a character who got to lose her mind in the movie, but I don.t see that in having any relationship to her real life." How Freeman heard about the news: "I woke up yesterday to a chain of emails that said that Mischa would not be able to attend our »

- April MacIntyre

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Producer: 'Barton hospitalisation frustrating'

17 July 2009 12:17 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A producer on Mischa Barton's latest movie has reportedly branded her recent hospitalisation as "frustrating" because it clashed with the film's premiere. The former O.C. star was forced to skip last night's screening of Homecoming after she was taken to hospital by police on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to Us Weekly, producer Bingo Gubelmann said: "It's frustrating. And it's not ideal, but I'm not going to sit here and trash her because we're young as a company and we've got to live and learn. "I don't want to be (more) »

- By Lara Martin

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Homecoming Producer 'Frustrated' At Barton's Premiere Absence

17 July 2009 9:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Mischa Barton has left one producer of her new movie Homecoming fuming after she cancelled her appearance at the film's New York premiere on Thursday amid reports of a breakdown.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson has confirmed the former The O.C. star called officials to her Hollywood home on Wednesday for assistance "with a medical issue".

Reports suggest she was taken to a mystery location where she was placed under a 5150 hold - reserved for individuals who present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder - by the request of her physician.

Barton subsequently pulled out of her planned red carpet appearance on Thursday, and while one producer, Austin Stark, has been sympathetic to the actress' troubles, his colleague Bingo Gubelmann admitted he was angry at the star's no-show.

But he stopped short of slamming Barton, fearing his comments would hurt his production firm's reputation.

He tells Usmagazine.com, "It's frustrating. And it's not ideal. It's frustrating, but I'm not going to sit here and trash her because we're young as a company and we've got to live and learn... I don't want to be known as the producer that will turn on any actress at the drop of that hat."

However, Gubelmann continued to vent his annoyance, claiming "it's hard to remember" why he cast Barton in the movie, "because, you know, she's not here right now".

He adds, "Now, I haven't spoken to her yet because she's totally unreachable, so I don't know exactly what happened, (but) yes, it would obviously be nice if she was here (at the premiere). Even just to hang out." »

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90210's Jessica Stroup Braves One Hell of a Homecoming

17 July 2009 8:04 AM, PDT | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

Homecoming</i>" style="margin:0 5px 5px" />Set in the outskirts of a frigid Pittsburgh, the new big-screen thriller Homecoming finds Matt Long (Jack & Bobby) playing Michael, a former high school football hero returning to town with his college girlfriend Elizabeth (90210's Jessica Stroup) in tow. Thing is, local gal Shelby (The O.C. alumna Mischa Barton) fancies herself still attached to Mike — and she is by no means ready to let go, even if it means making like Kathy Bates to cut the competition off at the knees — somewhat figuratively. Stroup shared a look at the making of the frightful film, as well as gave a peek at what's ahead for 90210's Silver.

TVGuide.com: Did you know what you were getting into with this film, or not until you got 20 or so pages into the script?

Jessica Stroup: For sure I did. I had seen Misery with Kathy Bates, »

- Matt Mitovich

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90210's Jessica Stroup Braves One Hell of a Homecoming

17 July 2009 8:04 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Homecoming</i>" style="margin:0 5px 5px" />Set in the outskirts of a frigid Pittsburgh, the new big-screen thriller Homecoming finds Matt Long (Jack & Bobby) playing Michael, a former high school football hero returning to town with his college girlfriend Elizabeth (90210's Jessica Stroup) in tow. Thing is, local gal Shelby (The O.C. alumna Mischa Barton) fancies herself still attached to Mike — and she is by no means ready to let go, even if it means making like Kathy Bates to cut the competition off at the knees — somewhat figuratively. Stroup shared a look at the making of the frightful film, as well as gave a peek at what's ahead for 90210's Silver.

TVGuide.com: Did you know what you were getting into with this film, or not until you got 20 or so pages into the script?

Jessica Stroup: For sure I did. I had seen Misery with Kathy Bates, »

- Matt Mitovich

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Mischa Lands In Psych Ward

17 July 2009 5:05 AM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

Mischa Barton -- the formerly willowy star of "The O.C." -- was taken away by police and hospitalized under California's involuntary psychiatric-hold law just hours before she was due to fly to New York for the premiere of her movie, "Homecoming"

Police were called to Barton's Los Angeles home at 3 p.m. Wednesday to assist her with a "medical issue," according to "Access Hollywood."

Cops took her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was hospitalized under Section 5150 of the California Welfare & Institutions Code, which allows authorities to hold »

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Producer Reaches Out To 'Nice Young Girl' Barton

17 July 2009 1:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The producer of Mischa Barton's latest movie Homecoming has reached out to the star following her reported breakdown - and praises her "professional" worth ethic on the film's set.

The actress was taken to a mystery location by officers who "assisted her with a medical issue", a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson has confirmed.

Her representative Craig Schneider tells People.com, "Police were involved due to Ms. Barton's celebrity status, to safely transfer her to medical treatment as per doctor's orders. (She's) okay and resting."

According to Access Hollywood, the star was placed under a 5150 hold - reserved for individuals who present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder - by the request of her physician.

Due to her health issues, Barton was forced to pull out of the Homecoming premiere - but the film's producer, Austin Stark, has nothing but kind words for the troubled actress.

He tells People.com, "I wish her all the best. First and foremost, we want her to get healthy again. It's obvious we'd like her to support the movie and be here, but we hope she gets better."

And Stark insists the star was a pleasure to work with throughout filming: "When she was on-set, she acted like a professional. I honestly had no complaints. She struck me as a nice young girl, she never said anything mean to anyone, and she wasn't late on-set or anything like that." »

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Inside Story: Mischa Barton 'Dealing with Personal Issues'

16 July 2009 3:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Almost a year after describing her DUI arrest as "a low point," Mischa Barton - who called police with a health problem Wednesday - may be hitting another rough patch. "She has been dealing with a lot of personal issues," a pal tells People about the actress who has been spotted club hopping in L.A. and London the past few months. "I don't know if she really ever gave up some of the bad habits that had gotten out of control a couple years back." The 23-year-old actress was scheduled to attend the premiere of her movie Homecoming Thursday »

- Eunice Oh

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Barton Suffered Meltdown - Reports

16 July 2009 2:56 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Mischa Barton was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold after calling cops to her Hollywood home on Wednesday night, according to U.S. reports.

The actress was taken to a mystery location by officers who "assisted her with a medical issue", a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson has confirmed.

Her representative Craig Schneider tells People.com, "Police were involved due to Ms. Barton's celebrity status, to safely transfer her to medical treatment as per doctor's orders. (She's) Ok and resting."

Now Access Hollywood is alleging L.A.P.D. officers placed Barton under a 5150 hold, reserved for individuals who present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder.

Britney Spears was subjected to the same hold after her meltdown back in January 2008.

As a result of Barton's health issue, she has cancelled her appearance at the premiere of her new movie Homecoming.

Producer Austin Stark has confirmed Barton will be absent from the red carpet screening in Tinseltown on Thursday, explaining, "There were some medical problems. She's not able to travel, as far as I know." »

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Mischa Barton Cancels Appearance After Medical Problem

16 July 2009 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mischa Barton will skip the premiere Thursday night of her movie Homecoming, a day after she made a medical call to Los Angeles police. The 23-year-old actress, who two months earlier said that she was happy and healthy, called police at 3 p.m. Wednesday with a health problem, Lapd Officer April Harding confirms to People. (Access Hollywood first reported the story.) "We assisted her with a medical issue and removed her from her home," says Harding. She adds that no paramedics were involved and no arrests were made, but confidentiality laws prevent her from revealing details about Barton's condition. The star's Craig Schneider, »

- Howard Breuer

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‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’ Expected To Cast A Spell On This Week’s Box Office Poll

13 July 2009 9:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

If you read the results of last week&#8217;s Box Office Poll then you know that the indie offerings of &#8220;Humpday,&#8221; &#8220;Blood: The Last Vampire,&#8221; &#8220;Soul Power&#8221; and &#8220;Moon&#8221; just barely edged out the weeks top-line offerings: &#8220;Brüno&#8221; and &#8220;I Love You, Beth Cooper.&#8221; The box office figures told a different story of course, but &#8220;Brüno&#8221;&#8217;s $30 million take isn&#8217;t particularly impressive as compared to the summer blockbusters that preceded it &#8212; like &#8220;Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen&#8221; &#8212; and follow it.

Summer blockbusters like this week&#8217;s all-but-guaranteed poll winner &#8220;Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.&#8221; I think we all know how the majority of your votes will be cast. Really, the fun part of this week&#8217;s Box Office Poll will be seeing just how badly &#8220;Potter&#8221; trounces the competition.

Opening against &#8220;Half-Blood Prince&#8221; in wide release is director Marc Webb&#8217;s quite good &#8220;(500) Days of Summer,&#8221; starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (&#8221;G. »

- Adam Rosenberg

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Summer, Somers and Potter

13 July 2009 7:04 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Just a couple of blockbusters this week, one of which we've seen most of already. For everybody else, there is a strong selection of international art house pics to go with a couple of homegrown indies.

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"(500) Days of Summer"

Longtime music video director Marc Webb turned down a lot of horror remakes and teen comedies to make his feature debut with this unconventional recitation of a relationship that doesn't work out. Joseph Gordon-Levitt co-stars as Tom, a poker-faced field mouse rejected by the love of his (comically young) life, the idiosyncratic Summer (Zooey Deschanel), and neurotically dissects the minutia of their courtship as he struggles to figure out what went wrong.

Opens in limited release.

"Death In Love"

Having spent much time developing functional follow-ups ("Dusk Till Dawn 2," "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights") since helming »

- Neil Pedley

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Homecoming (Film Review)

10 July 2009 11:47 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The early line on Homecoming (opening in New York, Los Angeles and Louisville July 17) suggested it’s yet another in the now 22-year-long string of Fatal Attraction knockoffs, with an unbalanced woman developing a deadly fixation on a spoken-for guy. But the movie proves instead to be primarily a derivative of Misery, complete with a scene of painful foot abuse.

Hopes for something a little more creative are briefly raised when the opening titles credit two writers for the “idea” and three more for the screenplay, but as the film goes on, it becomes clear that too many cooks spoiled the broth here, or at least rendered it bland. Matt Long stars as Mike, a former star high-school quarterback who returns to his small, blue-collar home town for Christmas break and a ceremony in which his jersey number is going to be retired. (I’m no football fan or expert, »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Michael Gingold)

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