Mischa Barton's landlord has filed a lawsuit against the actress, accusing her of failing to pay rent on her New York City apartment, The Associated Press reports. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, MRA Realties stated that Barton has rebuffed the company's attempts to collect the $7,000-a-month rent on her pad for the past three months, and demands that the star pay the rent and cover the company's legal fees, according to The AP. Calls to Barton's rep were not immediately returned. Barton, who turns 24 on Sunday, also lives in Los Angeles and moved to New York last fall to work on the CW drama The Beautiful Life: TBL, which was canceled after two episodes. Source Here
Mischa Barton who is no longer attached to "The Beautiful Life: TBL" since the series was canceled early into the first season, is coming to "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for a guest starring stint. TV Guide magazine said she will play a hooker named Gladys. Executive Producer Neal Baer is a personal fan of the actress, hinting on his Twitter the three words that are related to the next guest star, "Bongo", "Singer" and "Austin". In the clarification of the casting news, Baer told us that it is Barton who has played roles with those last names. "She's gone on to do amazing work both on TV and on the stage," Baer said, adding that the cameo will "surprise" viewers. On how she would incorporate to the story, TV Guide said, "Mischa's character is hiding a secret that will prove complicating for Mariska Hargitay's Benson." The episode is to air on March 3 after the Winter Olympics. In the meantime, it was reported that "TBL" is revived through YouTube. The show, however, will only air those already in production but did not get the chance to go on air. Producer Ashton Kutcher said should the show garner good rating on the video sharing website, then there could be more episodes going into production. Source Here
Thanks to HP and YouTube, " The Beautiful Life " gets a second chance at life. The axed drama show will air the two episodes that The CW scheduled to air but did not eventually, plus the three episodes that went into production but never ran. Unlike the initial plan to air the unseen episodes on The CW this Summer, it will now be revived on the popular video-sharing website starting Monday, December 21. According to Reuters, the first two episodes that managed to air on the network would be re-aired on YouTube starting this Thursday without commercial breaks. "When 'The Beautiful Life' concluded on broadcast television, we were deluged by fans imploring us to bring back 'TBL'," producer Ashton Kutcher said. "Working with innovative companies like HP and YouTube, we are thrilled to be ending this year by releasing the remaining episodes of 'The Beautiful Life' and taking part in a unique marketing program that could only occur online." While naturally YouTube presents webisodes about 5 to 15 minutes long, Kutcher is confident that the 40-minute episodes will live up to its expectation. "I would bargain that people will be willing to sit a lot longer if the picture looks a lot better," Kutcher told Reuters. Kutcher is also looking far in the future of the show, saying that if the show could gather enough audience, then he would be able to attract sponsors to finance more episodes solely for web. Source Here
" The Beautiful Life : TBL" on the runway is not so dead after all. The circulating rumor that the canceled series will be revived by The CW for summer 2010 has been confirmed by the Facebook team of the drama. Although the words have surfaced since Friday, November 13, the official announcement was only made on Sunday. "We have somewhat good news. The CW will plan 2 air the remaining episodes of The Beautiful Life: TBL in America's Summer Period," read the message. "The bad news is there is still no plans of renewing The Beautiful Life. But that might change during the Months, or this year." "TBL", starring Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton and Corbin Bleu among others, was yanked off air after airing only two episodes. The show indeed opened to a small number of audience in its September premiere with the rating going down 0.2 million from the first to the second episode. The cast blamed The CW for not putting much effort to the promotion with them having to campaign through Twitters, red carpets and other appearances. The network itself has not given a press release to confirm the revival of the show. Source Here
Though Nico Tortorella is probably best known for his role as Cole Shepherd on The CW 's ill-fated Mischa Barton drama " The Beautiful Life ," those of us who faithfully watched ABC Family's " Make It or Break It " this past summer knew him as Razor/"Pizza Guy" first. When Tortorella landed the Cole Shepherd part on "TBL," "Make It or Break It" was forced to let him go, but sources tell Korbi TV exclusively that Tortorella will definitely return to "MIOBI" now that "TBL" has been canceled. The story line? Seems Razor's band mate, Damon -- whom Emily Kmetko (Chelsea Hobbs) became quite close with in Razor's absence -- has moved to L.A. to pursue his songwriting aspirations. Meanwhile, back in Boulder, Pizza Guy is working at The Pizza Shack once again. So, will he and Emily rekindle their romance? It's inevitable, no? Have you seen Nico Tortorella? We did. This weekend. Holding hands with "TBL" co-star Sara Paxton at a party hosted by "Gossip Girl"'s Ed Westwick for artist Todd DiCiucio's "Heartstrings" exhibition. And, yeah, she'd be insane not to. Source Here
Actress Mischa Barton is turning her back on the world of TV following the cancellation of her latest series The Beautiful Life - because she wants to focus on "more serious roles." Read More: Starpulse.com - Mischa Barton: 'TV's Not For Me'
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While executive producer Ashton Kutcher prefers to remain mum about the cancellation of " The Beautiful Life : TBL", actor Corbin Bleu took it to his Twitter to express his disappointment toward the decision. To his fans, the 20-year-old even posted a link that accommodates signatures as a petition to keep the show alive. "I want to say thanks to all who were fans of and supported The Beautiful Life," he wrote. "I had a wonderful experience with a talented crew & cast! I look forward to other challenging opportunities that lay ahead and that will help me to continue to grow as an artist. God bless & Gdnite." A day later on September 26, he included a link to the petition from all the fans of "TBL" that don't want the series to be canceled. As of news time, the number has almost reached 9,000 signatures. The CW officially pulled the plug on Friday, September 25 after only two episodes were aired. This week, the network will air the re-run of " Melrose Place (2009) " in place of the show. In a phone interview with Teen Television, Bleu spilled what may come up if the series didn't get the ax. "I hope you guys enjoyed it and I'm sorry that you won't get a chance to continue to see who is the father of Sonia's baby! Isaac had some really, really cool stuff coming up. There is a whole other character that was going to show up but it's all good," he said. Sign the Petition here Source Here
After only airing two episodes, The CW pulls the plug on the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama about young models living in New York. Read more.
Looks like we predicted the future . It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but the barely watched and downright bad CW drama The Beautiful Life has earned itself the dubious distinction of being Fall's First Cancellation. 2 episodes aired - the second barely attracting over 1 million viewers. Production was shut down today and the network has no plans to air any additional episodes. It is likely that Melrose Place (2009) repeats will fill the slot. Are you upset by this cancellation...or in no way surprised? Source: THR