So Mischa Barton may not be palling around with Ashlee Simpson-Wentz on The CW's Melrose Place this upcoming pilot season, but rumor has it her new TV project will nevertheless boast a hot young co-star with a musical background.
The network confirms that High School Musical star Corbin Bleu has been cast in Ashton Kutcher's A Beautiful Life as a male model with a Lenny Kravitz-type vibe.
Bleu is not signed as a series regular, but will appear in the pilot. Hopefully his character encourages Mischa's to eat the occasional cheeseburger. Girl's quite thin.
YOUNG HOTTIES: These two will potentially co-star on A Beautiful Life.
Other peeps involved: Sara Paxton (The Last House on the Left), Benjamin Hollingsworth (The Cutting Edge 3), Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Nico Tortorella. Throw in Mischa and Corbin Bleu and you've basically got an all-star cast.
Smart move on The CW's part to try to draw the High School Musical crowd by inking one of its stars. But can A Beautiful Life become a hit like 90210 or potentially Melrose - or is the network spread too thin with those, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl?