Mischa Barton


Mischa Barton's recent hospital stay was due to "suicidal" actions, claims a source very close to the star's drama. Also, the insider asserts, the attempt may have coincided with Mischa's bosses at the CW's The Beautiful Life deciding they no longer desired her services.

Even though Barton's now out and about, though not very publicly, we're told she's still recovering from a very dark period.

"She tried to kill herself," claims the source close to Barton, who also asserts that Mischa had also been let go—and later rehired—from the soap.

"She was being crazy that day [when she went to Cedars Sinai Medical Center]," says another knowledgeable source, who had direct dealings with Ms. B right before she entered Cedars in Los Angeles, reportedly involuntarily under a psychiatric hold, for "medical reasons."

"Absolutely false," insists Barton's rep, "your source is far from knowledgeable, as nothing they've told you is true, inclusive of the suicide attempt."

When I pressed for what did put Barton in the hospital, he replied...

With nothing. There is no comment from Barton's rep, at all—after repeated attempts—on what was ailing his client.

Hope it stays that way, to tell ya the truth, 'cause we're hearing some inside Barton's camp are spinning tales of Mischa being all downtrodden from a tooth ailment. For a psych stay?

Yeah, that'll go over real well. Silence is, by far, the classier way to go here.

Dead air, by the way, is also the way the CW's chosen to go, as they had zilch to say when I asked if they'd fired and asked Mischa back around the time of her stay at Cedars. But Meesh's repper sure wasn't mum on that one!

"She was never fired and rehired, but has had the role of Sonja [in The Beautiful Life] all along."

Barton's rep added: "The network and studio have been supportive of Mischa's casting and subsequent recovery all along. Thanks for checking, though."

Our pleasure!

But for the bitchy record, we're hearing Mischa is not totally unlike her impossible (and highly unpredictable) model character on the show. Yeah, that's a real news flash.


For more dirt on Mischa's return to TV, check out her new show over at Watch With Kristin!

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