Quote: "I reached out to Rumer before signing on for the show. She told me, 'You are going to have the best time. It's like family.' And that's exactly what it's been like so far." Actress Mischa Barton tells People.com she was encouraged to join U.S. competition show Dancing with the Stars after chatting to Rumer Willis, who won Season 20 last year (15).
Quote: "I just doubt (it) very much. I just think that those characters, they had a life of their own and they burned out a little bit very fast because they were just fascinating characters... Every time you try to replicate something it doesn't really happen. And you know, after The O.C., there was a slew of other things like it but like more salacious even... There's nowhere to go with it." Actress Mischa Barton insists there won't be a comeback for TV show THE O.C.
Quote: "It's something I came so close to not doing. I had a really great thing with film. People say, be grateful for what you have, but it certainly (was) not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be... I've kind of seen it all." Mischa Barton reveals shooting hit Tv show The O.C. was not a career highlight.
Quote: "I've been in relationship after relationship. I love men, but it's kind of nice to be by yourself and take that leap of faith. I needed to take this time for me." Actress Mischa Barton, who has previously dated socialite Brandon Davis and rocker Cisco Adler, is learning to enjoy the single life after splitting from her British boyfriend Sebastian Knapp over the summer (13).
Fact: Celebrities Gerard Butler, Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton and Patricia Arquette were among the stars who turned out for the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California this weekend (19-21Apr13). Blur, The Stone Roses and Phoenix headlined the first two nights of the three-day event, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be hoping for better weather as they hit the main stage on Sunday night (21Apr13). The rockers' set last week (14Apr13) was blighted by a sandstorm in the middle of the Indio desert.
Quote: "It was just over the top. 'Oh, she went to Starbucks to get a Frappuccino with caramel!' Then they follow you to the gas station. It's impossible to concentrate on the work. In order to get your job done, actors need a certain amount of anonymity. When you just want to go on vacation and you hear a twig snap and there's a guy in a tree, it's not relaxing. So I'm happy things have changed." Actress Mischa Barton has revived her career by keeping her personal life out of the spotlight.
Fact: Actress Mischa Barton has put her Mediterranean-style mansion on the market for a whopping $8.4 million (Gbp5.3 million). The former O.C. star's Los Angeles home has six bedrooms and a pool. Neighbours include actor John Stamos and rock couple Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani.
Tweet: "Just stopped in to the Amanda Foundation where I adopted Charlie. So many cute dogs and such a great place to adopt in Los Angeles!" Actress Mischa Barton takes in a new pet pooch.
Tweet: "Preview of Steel Magnolias finally tonight! What a great audience, and a great feeling to be back on the stage, on for the run now!" Mischa Barton is excited to be in Ireland to star in a stage version of Steel Magnolias.
Quote: "What's really taking up my time is my new handbag line, which is so hands-on. I love it." Actress Mischa Barton reveals her latest project.
Quote: "I think I'll go on one of those juice diets again. They're so great. But I can't drink just juice. It's impossible. They put all kinds of crazy stuff in there like cayenne pepper. But I'm in unhealthy mode. I was on the Cadbury's chocolate because I was in London." Actress Mischa Barton has gone to extreme lengths to lose weight.
Quote: "I see these actresses who do full hair and make-up every day before they'll leave the house. Like they won't leave the house until 2pm until they look perfect. I can't do that. I'm just way too low key for that." Actress Mischa Barton refuses to obsess over her looks.
Quote: "She came up to me and said, 'I know we have so many mutual friends.' She was very nice but we're not friends. We just know people in common. Roughly." Mischa Barton laughs off reports she's found a new partying pal in Amy Winehouse.
Quote: "I'm staying here until Ali gets sick of me. I'm staying with Daisy (Lowe) and Jaime (Winstone)." Mischa Barton is loving life in London with new DJ boyfriend Ali Love.
Fact: Mischa Barton got a glimpse of her wedding day in Spain on Tuesday (18May10) when she modelled a ROSA CLARA gown on the runway. The actress/model took to the catwalk for Barcelona Bridal Week.
Quote: "She's really knocking it out of the park on SVU. Her work has shined... Mischa did some very beautiful, touching work and quite frankly, blew me away. The story is fiction!" Mariska Hargitay pours scorn on reports Mischa Barton struggled with her cameo on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.
Quote: "I've never been dumped. One tried to make it quite mutual though so that felt as close to dumping as I've got. I kind of lost it and was like, 'You are not turning this on me. I dumped you first!'" Mischa Barton is the heartbreaker in her relationships.
Quote: "I haven't changed much about my life since I became famous. I still take the subway and do my own laundry. I clean my own c**p." Actress Mischa Barton insists she's just an average 23 year old.
Quote: "I'm usually like, 'S**t, what have I done now?' I just laugh about it for the most part. I don't read tabloids, or go online, so I'm always the last to know what's being said about me." Actress Mischa Barton doesn't like seeing gossip about her personal life.
Fact: Mischa Barton's new drama THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE has become the first casualty of the new U.S. TV season - it has been cancelled after just two episodes. CW network bosses pulled the show, which was created by Ashton Kutcher, due to poor ratings and production will cease immediately, according to EW.com.
Quote: "People are obsessed with it but I think it's a waste of time. I mean what do they think they are achieving?" Actress Mischa Barton doesn't understand why celebrities use micro-blogging website Twitter.com.
Quote: "I've got friends in London who I think are very fashionable. They get away with it and they get to be themselves. It's far more interesting and iconic. In the States they don't like it when you look too different." Former The OC star Mischa Barton loves the freedom of British fashion.
Quote: "After I broke up with a boyfriend last year, I felt empowered. I've forced myself to grow up - I really felt like it was time. And nothing makes you grow like finding out that somebody or something isn't good for you." Actress Mischa Barton on her break-up with The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard.
Quote: "I'm not a huge fan of marriage. It puts too much pressure on the relationship. Whoever is going to be the father of my children, I'll probably not inevitably marry - but that's not on the cards anytime soon." Actress Mischa Barton isn't ready to settle down just yet.
Quote: "I know both he and my mum are proud of me, though they are still a bit confused and cautious." Mischa Barton's parents don't understand her decision to become an actress.
Quote: "I actually had my first kiss while filming the movie Pups when I was 13. I was basically forced to make out with my co-star and I don't think he really knew what he was doing. He tried to force his tongue down my throat and I was SO freaked out!" Mischa Barton's first kiss wasn't as romantic as she'd hoped.
Quote: "Obama's speech rung so true and is the reason why I made myself an American citizen. I cried, I won't lie. I cried for the people being hit by our economic crisis, including my friends, and for the people who don't understand the spirit of good Americans." Mischa Barton was touched by new President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony last week (20Jan09).
Fact: Actress Mischa Barton has enrolled in alcohol-education classes in West Hollywood. She'll attend the classes once a week for the duration of the summer (08) to learn about the dangers of drinking and driving. She was sentenced to take the course following her DUI arrest in December (07).
Fact: Former THE O.C. actress Mischa Barton is dating her THE ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT director BRETT SIMON, according to various internet reports.
Quote: "I care about my clothes. I like to be unique anyway and my worst nightmare would probably be wearing the same thing as someone else." Former THE O.C. star Mischa Barton on her love of fashion.
Quote: "When I see that stuff it's sad. You don't wanna be involved in the same kind of things like that... I don't want to be lumped in with those kind of girls." Actress Mischa Barton insists she's no party girl like - Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton - despite her Christmas (07) DUI arrest.
Fact: Actress Mischa Barton has sparked rumours she has turned to religion after she was spotted praying this week. The former star of THE O.C. - who was arrested after driving under the influence on 27 December (07) - was photographed leaving The Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (02Jan08).
Quote: "Everyone gets DUIs (driving under the influence). You only hear about it when celebrities get them." Rock offspring Jack Osbourne doesn't think actress Mischa Barton's arrest for alleged drink driving and drugs possession last month (Dec07) is that controversial.
Quote: "I just really love hanging out with really old people. They're the best dinner dates you could ever have. All that life experience and understanding..." Actress Mischa Barton likes a more mature date than the average 21-year-old.
Quote: "I don't mind nudity. I just don't do it that often. It depends on the film and if I trust the director and if the context is emotional or just sexual." Mischa Barton reveals she's likely to strip on camera again.
Fact: Mischa Barton will portray a Russian lesbian who falls in love at a t.A.T.u concert in a new movie.
Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams joined DJ MARK RONSON on stage at his El Rey theatre gig in Los Angeles earlier this week (ends05Oct07), giving the star-studded audience a surprise performance of THE Charlatans' THE ONLY ONE I KNOW. Those present at the concert included actress Mischa Barton and Nicole Richie.
Quote: "Mischa's the most beautiful girl on the planet. Sometimes I would wake up and see her on the pillow next to me and be like, 'Oooh, there she is...'" Rocker CISCO ADLER was amazed to be dating ex-girlfriend Mischa Barton.
Fact: The gown Mischa Barton wore prior to her death scene in THE O.C. was one of only eight Chanel Camelia dresses made.
Quote: "The boys give me a hard time, but I prefer a pint to Pimm's." THE O.C. star Mischa Barton enjoys spending time a local pubs in London.
Fact: Hollywood beauty Mischa Barton uses the pseudonym MARIE ANTOINETTE when she books hotel rooms.
Quote: "I always begged my parents, when I was growing up, to celebrate Thanksgiving. So we quasi-celebrate it. I just like the tradition. I always just wanted to be able to go to the big meal." British-born Mischa Barton tries to take advantage of national holidays in every country.
Fact: Former The OC star Mischa Barton's boyfriend CISCO ADLER is getting his own reality show on US network VH1. The show will follow the Malibu, California rocker and his dysfunctional band WHITESTARR.
Quote: "Oh my God, Cadbury's! It is so much better than Hershey's chocolate. And I love all the mashed potatoes, the mushy peas, the Brussel sprouts." Mischa Barton is a huge fan of British cuisine.
Quote: "I would love to play a housewife - I'd want to be the trashy, young one." Mischa Barton on rumours she may be joining the cast of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.
Quote: "My cat is incredible. He just hits the redial button and they just hear purring at the other end. So I have to grab the phone and tell them it's my pussy." Former The OC star Mischa Barton on her multi-talented pet.
Fact: Mischa Barton's dreams have come true - she's the latest star to don a milk moustache for America's Milk Processors' 'Got Milk' campaign.
Quote: "It's a very personal song (about breaking up). We needed an actress who was capable and subtle. She was perfect." Singer James Blunt on casting Mischa Barton in his GOODBYE MY LOVER music video.
Quote: <p>"I'm not friends with PARIS. It is a common misconception that everybody is friends with each other. Not that I know anything about them. I don't have an opinion on them." THE OC star Mischa Barton distances herself from Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson. </p>
Quote: <p>"Pretty people aren't as accepted as other people. It comes with all these stigmas." It's a hard life for THE OC star Mischa Barton. </p>
Fact: <p>THE OC star Mischa Barton wears clip-on earrings because she has yet to pierce her ears. </p>
Fact: <p>THE OC stars BENJAMIN MACKENZIE, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson have designed a range of hip T-shirts which will be sold to raise money for charity. The 2 Love T-shirts and French Terry tops will be sold to benefit charity Hollywood For Habitat For Humanity. </p>