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First, Mischa Barton was written out of The OC. (Her character, Marissa, now resides in Newport heaven hell.)

With free time suddenly on her hands, what's a rail thin, awful actress to do but attend acting classes in London?

Quite Troubled

The Gossip supposes it can give props to any thespian that takes a break from the LA and NY club scene in order to enroll at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

The lessons may even be paying off already. Barton has four feature films coming out, as she expands her resume beyond that of a spoiled California teen.

For the record, that's four more movies that Kevin Federline has in the works.

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Marissa Cooper is dead. Might her friends and family be next?

Mischa Barton Nipple Slip

As The O.C. limps into 2006-2007 on FOX, the network isn't showing very much faith in the drama. Only 16 new episodes have been ordered for the show's fourth season. The basis for this decrease in output?

It's largely the major competition that Seth, Summer and other Newport residents will be facing on Thursday nights. Aside from CSI returning to its 9 p.m. time slot, ABC has moved juggernaut, Grey's Anatomy, opposite The O.C., as well.

Combine these hits with the severe drop in ratings the FOX series faced last season - although it still averaged a respectable 5.7 million viewers a week - and there's little wonder why the show may soon be joining Marissa in entertainment heaven.

For those who still care, look for Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson and others to return on November 2, after FOX is finished airing The World Series.

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