The Beautiful Life? Hardly.
Mischa Barton, whose career has fallen on some hard times of late, was spotted driving erratically around town for hours yesterday, talking on her cell phone.
On one occasion, the actress, who was recently sued for unpaid rent by her NYC landlord, was seen making an obscene hand gesture to a fellow motorist.
Mischa then pulled over to smoke weed before heading into Joan's on Third for a late lunch with a mystery male friend (probably some D-list alt-rocker).
According to reports, she proceeded to drive her huge convertible straight into a red curb, resulting in her having to back out in the middle of the street.
Hey, a troubled star needs that release ...
Mischa Barton enjoys the sweet taste and smell of cheeba. In broad daylight. Maybe that's just a hand-rolled cigarette ... [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
After her DUI arrest in December 2007, Barton said she never wanted to do something so stupid again. With the exception of dressing like a hooker, she made good.
For about 26 months at least. Note to Mischa: Marijuana and/or tobacco do not count as essential vitamins and minerals. Eat. Sleep. Get healthy and you might see 30.