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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 ...

Gettin' High

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.

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Mischa Barton has really fallen on hard times these days. Pretty soon, that hooker outfit she donned for Law & Order: SVU may be her actual working attire.

Okay, we're exaggerating a little there. But a landlord really is saying the star is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.

Disoriented

Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months' worth of rent in her Tribeca neighborhood pad.

The skinny actress' representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay rent as well as legal fees incurred during the proceedings.

Mischa Barton has issues. Financial, not just mental!

The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says that her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September 2009.

At the time, she was in The Beautiful Life, a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September after airing just two episodes.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama The OC. She's been looking extremely healthy and lucid ever since. Actually, quite the opposite.

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No, Mischa Barton's career hasn't fallen far enough that she is forced to walk the streets for money just to make ends meet. She's just doing it for Law & Order: SVU.

Dressed in character as a prostitute on the set in New York City yesterday, the young star plays a street worker who turns to Det. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help.

Perhaps she thinks Benson has connections with the fashion police. Girl needs to give them a call STAT! This isn't too different than she dressed on The Beautiful Life.

No wonder she's been looking for work ...

Prostitute

Mischa Barton gets into character. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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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 ...

Mischa Barton Biography

Mischa Barton Nude Mischa Barton was born in London, then killed off her hit show The OC at the end of its third season. She hasn't eaten anything before or... More »
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Mischa Barton Quotes

I don’t care if people try to put me down. I just think it’s so sad that that’s what people spend their time doing. It might sound crazy, but I’m a really nice person.

Mischa Barton

That was a low point for me. I never, ever would have thought I would be arrested. I was disappointed because it associated me with a group of girls that I would rather not be associated with.

Mischa Barton [on DUI arrest]
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