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Mischa Barton is definitely turning her life around.

She reportedly tried to take her own life over the summer and is currently looking for a job after The Beautiful Life was canned, but she's turning it around.

The Mischa Barton pictures below make that clear.

In no makeup and looking even more disorientated and less recognizable than usual, the actress went shopping on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood Monday night:

  • Barton's Bailing
  • Disoriented
  • Troubled

QUITE TROUBLED: It looks like Mischa still has some issues. [Photos: Fame]

On the bright side, Mischa just landed a guest role on Law & Order: SVU. She'll be playing a prostitute. Even better? Looks like she's already in character above!

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A month after the CW mercifully pulled the plug on The Beautiful Life after just two episodes, the ill-fated show's star is now looking for a new gig.

"I'm just figuring out what my next move will be and looking at a lot of different projects and figuring out what I want to do," Mischa Barton said.

Mischa Barton Nude

Although she said that "people really liked" the show - loosely based on producer Ashton Kutcher's days as a model - she says she's moving on.

"I just don't think the time was right," the troubled 23-year-old star, who played a troubled model, said. "It was just a really sh---y situation."

Sh---y show is more like it.

Mischa Barton is looking (relatively) good, all things considered.

Just the same, the series' cancellation isn't discouraging Barton - who was admitted in July to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. after a possible suicide attempt in July.

She says she's open to projects on the small screen as well as movies.

"I think they're both great. These days, TV is about as good as movies. I'm looking forward to being part of something that is right in the future."

We're thinking a pilot co-starring Ashlee Simpson about girls who get plastic surgery in Hollywood should be in the works at some point soon.

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We hope this news doesn't drive Mischa Barton back into another silly hospitalization.

Following a pair of abysmal episodes - the second of which was viewed by scarcely one million people - The Beautiful Life has been canceled by The CW.

Mischa Barton Bikini Pic

When first announced, the series appeared to have promise. It starred Barton, Elle Macpherson and Corbin Bleu; it was based on a modeling world that reality shows (such as America's Next Top Model) prove the country is interested in.

Yet Barton's recent controveries, along with producer Ashton Kutcher's general annoyingness, may have doomed the drama before it started.

In its place, The CW air reruns of Ashlee Simpson's Melrose Place. The network also picked up addition episode of freshman series Vampire Diaries this week.

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Mischa Barton became a bit flustered on The View today when she was asked about her recent hospitalization, calling debate over the whole thing "silly."

While she admits she was "completely overwhelmed" by life, the star of the CW's The Beautiful Life (debuting next Wednesday) says it's no big whoop.

Disoriented

"I mean, really it was blown out of proportion, so it's kind of silly now to be talking about it because I'm so fine now," she said. "It was sort of one of those things that was like a perfect storm. Everything happened at once."

When Barbara Walters pointed out that she was placed in a psychiatric ward (not voluntarily, either), Barton shifted gears, blaming it on dental work.

"Right, I mean, it was just ... I had too much work going on. I had surgery for my wisdom teeth that went badly. I was in the hospital," the waif said.

"I had two surgeries on my wisdom teeth. I had four taken out and they got it badly wrong. They had to drill into my jaw, I was in excruciating pain."

"I had an infection and was trying to take the minimum amount of painkillers and get through it because I had to go to work and go do this show."

So why was Mischa Barton put in a psychiatric ward if her pain was physical?

"I was going to Europe. I was going to London. I had things to do and I was prepping for photo shoots. I had so much work to do and the surgery had gone so badly. And I think that I was just starting to feel completely overwhelmed."

"When they take you into the hospital for something when it goes wrong if you're having a meltdown and you say something like 'I feel like I want to die,' ... they start injecting you with things to calm down," she explained (or tried).

"Like I'm petrified of needles. Like absolutely petrified ... you can't come anywhere ... I had my blood drawn once in my life for my insurance."

Umm ... okay then.

"I just figure that if you hit rock bottom like that ... and you're around people, you know, you realize I'm nothing like these people," Barton continued.

"I have a career, I worked so hard for it. I'm such a positive, really happy person and ... I think it was a wakeup call for me about respecting life more."

Well, that last part makes sense at least. We hope she's feeling better. And decides to eat a little more. That tends to help provide nutrients and stuff.

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Neither has eaten a full meal in years, but both Shenae Grimes and Mischa Barton present themselves as sex symbols.

They wear skimpy clothing, they pose seductively, they have breasts.

The former might be an anorexic bitch, and the latter might have recently been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, but you know what Lil John says: men want a "freak in the bed" anyway.

With that in mind, choose your preferred malnourished partner below. Will it be the skeletal 90210 star, or the batty Beautiful Life actress?

  • Gaunt, Sort of Sexy
  • Allergic to Food

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Who would you rather...

 

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The Beautiful Life: TBL star Mischa Barton is speaking out for the first time to reveal the reasons she ended up in a hospital's psych ward last month.

The troubled actress says she was going through a period of her life that resulted in "a perfect storm" that resulted in her hitting absolute "rock bottom."

Happy Mischa

"I went through a tough spot where everything compounded on me, and it was a perfect storm, like everything was happening to me at once," Barton said.

"The show, travel and then a fairly routine surgery that went wrong - it’s still just healing," said Barton, who may or may not have tried to take her own life.

Shortly after her stint in a Los Angeles mental ward, Barton headed to NYC to film A Beautiful Life. The "routine surgery" was to take out her wisdom teeth.

Mischa Barton is seen here sans makeup and mental problems.

"I've never had surgery before - it all went wrong at the same time I had to have a second surgery and it almost delayed shooting," the 23-year-old star said.

Mischa Barton also admitted battling depression: "I was down in the dumps about everything for a while. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom about things."

"Sometimes, you have to get the most stressed-out just to feel better. I got completely stressed and couldn’t handle everything. Now I feel really in control."

We're not sure if we follow that logic, but we're glad she's doing better!

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Almost, anyway. Mischa Barton was able to prevent an embarrassing moment from becoming a painfully serious spill by catching her balance at the last minute.

Which is good. No one wants to see Mischa get hurt.

But come on, the clip below is still pretty funny.

There's just something about watching someone trip and almost fall down. Especially if it's Mischa Barton. We know it's probably in bad taste in light of her recent suicide attempt and all, but if laughing is wrong, we don't wanna be right.

Here's the actress on the set of The Beautiful Life ...

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In a manner of speaking, of course.

Anyone who's followed Mischa Barton news lately knows hers has been anything but beautiful. You know, trying to claim her own life, being on suicide watch and all.

But despite Barton's health concerns, she is back and filming The Beautiful Life, a CW pilot debuting this fall, as planned. We wish Mischa the best of food health.

Here she is with co-star Elle McPherson ...

Mischa Barton: Lucid, returning to TV soon.

The show, revolving around a group of models in New York City, also stars Corbin Bleu of High School Musical fame, former supermodel McPherson and two newcomers, Sara Paxton and Ashley Madekwe. It looks like a pretty entertaining series, actually.

Click to enlarge more still photos from The Beautiful Life pilot ...

  • Sara Paxton Picture
  • Bleu Chipper
  • An Elle Macpherson Pic
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Some promotional photos for The CW's freshman fall series, The Beautiful Life, have just been released, including this hot new cast picture below.

Conspicuously absent? Mischa Barton. She says she's really happy now, but we are guessing the producers are not so happy with their lead star.

Word has it they've been working on a contingency plan in case Barton is not stable enough to follow through with filming. Probably a smart move.

Here's the cast, sans Mischa ...

It's a Beautiful Life for these young hotties, with or without Barton.

Just in case you thought Mischa was gone altogether, though, think again. A second photo was released that shows Barton, who reportedly tried to take her own life last week, looking suitably angry and bored in this episode still:

Will troubled Mischa Barton star on The Beautiful Life all season?

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Either Mischa Barton is delusional, or she's found the best doctors on the planet.

Less than a week after sources said the food-adverse actress tried to commit suicide, Barton appeared at a party in Los Angeles last night.

Asked how she was feeling, the troubled star told OK! magazine: “I’m feeling great! I’m really happy.”

As for filming on her new show, The Beautiful Life, which some believed was delayed due to Mischa's recent hospitlization? Couldn't be better, she said.

“[It's] going really well... I’m excited.”

An Utter Mess

A couple hours into the shindig - during which witnesses said Barton was not spotted drinking alcohol - an insider said she and a friend left to “go home to watch True Blood.”

Hey, at least she has good taste in TV (as opposed to fashion; what the heck is that contraption above?!?).

Said a fellow guest about Mischa’s state of mind: “She seemed to be in a good mood. She was smiling and appeared to be genuinely happy."

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