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Marissa Cooper was killed off The OC due to a bit of dangerous driving.

Sadly, Mischa Barton learned no lesson from the fate of her former character, as she was arrested for drunk driving on December 27. The actress has chosen not to fight those charges, as she accepted a plea deal in her DUI case yesterday, sparing the thin star any jail time.

Mischa

The punishment for endangering the lives of fellow motorists and setting an awful example for her two fans? A three-year unsupervised probation term.

People reports that Barton will also be sentenced to a three-month alcohol-education class, one we're sure will pay off for her like it has for Lindsay Lohan, and pay a fine of approximately $1,700.

The terms of the plea deal are expected to be signed off on by the court Thursday. To celebrate, we're guessing Barton will pig out with a pair of breadsticks.

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A lot has been made about recent clips of Mischa Barton nude.

Recent rumors, however, make it sound as though Rooney guitarist Taylor Locke wouldn't be so impressed by this sight: he's already tapped it numerous time.

Stoned Mischa Barton

Locke and Barton were spotted (below) having lunch in West Hollywood last week. The thin, terrible actress stopped by a memorial concert for filmmaker Brandon Schantz at the Roxy, where Locke's band performed.

After the show, Barton retreated backstage before coming out with her new man, holding him around the waist and kissing him on the lips.

Turn away, Ryan Atwood: Mischa Barton and Taylor Locke are dating.

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We're not saying that there were high-fives exchanged and champagne corks flying around this very office when Mischa Barton's character was killed off The OC, but, well... okay, there were. It was the best day in TV history.

Maybe that's taking it a bit far. But let's just say we're not entirely thrilled by recent rumors of Mischa Barton joining the cast of Gossip Girl.

Happy Mischa

TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reports that the rumor of Barton being offered a role are true, but what isn't 100 percent is whether or not a deal will be struck for her to play the recurring role of Georgina Sparks.

No relation to Jordin Sparks, Georgina is reportedly an evil girl who brings the checkered past of Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) into her present.

Will Mischa Barton (left) and Blake Lively become rivals on Gossip Girl?

Executive producer Josh Schwartz, of course, killed Barton off of The OC, and how runs the new CW hit series. Apparently, that and the recent DUI and drug charges against the anorexic waif haven't dissuaded him from this move.

So what do you think, celebrity news readers? Will Barton fit in with the Gossip Girl girls and guys? Or is the show better off with lesser-known stars?

UPDATE: Mischa Barton's rep tells Us Weekly that the deal is off: "She will not be on the show. She was approached, but her reps passed." Don't get us wrong. We're happy she bailed on this. But she could've let the idea fester for a day or two ... let us chew on it, unlike what she does with food. ZING!

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Mischa Barton was formally charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, stemming from her arrest in December.

Police announced Tuesday that the former star of Cisco Adler's bedroom and The OC was also charged with driving without a valid license.

Allergic to Food

Barton, 22, will have her official arraignment on the misdemeanor charges on Thursday in Beverly Hills Superior Court. Throw the book at her!

She's probably so nervous, she can barely eat! Oh wait, that's every day.

Frumpy drunk driver and purported actress Mischa Barton.

The star got arrested for investigation of DUI in West Hollywood on December 27 after she got frickin' plowed and her vehicle was straddling two lanes of traffic as she failed to signal when making a turn. That'll usually do it.

The Assassination of a High School President star was held on $10,000 bail and had a really sexy mug shot taken before she was released.

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We shudder to say it, but Mischa Barton is receiving solid reviews for her new movie.

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Assassination of a High School President stars Barton, Bruce Willis and Reece Thompson. Here's how Barton sums up the film:

"I thought it was really smartly written for a teen movie. It's got great dialogue and really great characters, and even though they're kind of stereotypical, they're not cliche and I really like that. It's kind of dark, not to say that my sense of humor is dark but I really like where it's at. The characters are hopefully really believable and not over the top."

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The same day as young Hania Barton reportedly overdosed on drugs, her troubled, skinny older sister Mischa Barton called Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show to talk about her DUI arrest last month for the first time.

"I got a DUI when I was back in L.A.," she said of the December 27 incident.

B!tch, we know.

"I was pulled over. Obviously, I am 100 percent responsible for my actions," Mischa added. "And I am really disappointed in myself over this. I am not perfect, and I don't ever intend to do something that stupid again."

Mischa Barton, 21, the former star of The OC acknowledged she doesn't have a valid license: "I usually try not to get behind the wheel."

"It's tough when people talk about you all the time," she told Seacrest. "You just have to roll with it. I feel like I've got my head on my shoulders pretty good."

We'll, that's probably a debate for another time. Whatever. Anyway, follow this link to peep the sexy Mischa Barton mug shot taken after the DUI.

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Despite her recent DUI arrest, the skinny actress Mischa Barton, 21, is still planning to host a New Year's bash in Las Vegas this weekend.

"We are aware of Mischa Barton's incident with police this week, but at present she is still expected to host the CatHouse Grand Opening at Luxor Las Vegas on December 29," a rep for the lounge said in a statement.

"We will let you know if anything changes."

The former star of The OC was arrested at 3 a.m. Thursday morning as police spotted her weaving between two lanes of traffic in West Hollywood.

Mischa Barton is all smiles. In this old photo, anyway.

She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and of marijuana, as well as with DUI, according to Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. John Hocking.

Barton is due to appear in court in late February to be arraigned. At the very least, no one was injured during her incident. Sadly, Jim Leyritz can't say the same,.

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After her arrest early yesterday, Mischa Barton has been formally charged with misdemeanor DUI, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, according to Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. John Hocking.

The skinny actress, 21, who was pulled over around 3 a.m., has been ordered to appear in Beverly Hills, Calif., Court for arraignment on February 28, 2008.

Stoned Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton blazes up a phat J in this classic file photo.

The cops spotted Mischa Barton straddling two lanes of traffic and failing to signal while making a turn. Barton was arrested after being stopped by police and failing a field sobriety test, and subsequently held in custody on $10,000 bail.

Police released Barton around 10:05 a.m. Thursday. Her mother picked her up in a black Mercedes and carried Mischa's paperwork. The former star of The OC left the station with arms crossed, and face covered with a scarf. She tried to lay down in the back of the car. She was given a police escort so nobody would follow her.

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Mischa Barton remains in custody following her DUI arrest, but more details have emerged as to how and why the 21-year-old celebrity was taken into custody.

According to a press release issued earlier this morning by the L.A. County Sheriffs Department, the former star of The OC was pulled over early this morning around 2:45 a.m. this morning as she was driving around West Hollywood, Calif.

Mischa Barton Mug Shot

This Mischa Barton mug shot is quite sexy, no?

Police report that Mischa Barton was driving erratically and "was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and failed to signal when making a turn." When deputies pulled the actress over, they determined that she "was an unlicensed driver and was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage."

Mischa Barton is still in custody, being held on $10,000 bail.

The L.A. County Sheriffs' Inmate Information site mistakenly refers to her as "Mischa Burton." Celebrity news site TMZ reports that Mischa Barton is "very cooperative" and "no trouble at all." So she's a well-behaved anorexic train wreck at least.

In May, the actress was rushed to the hospital after mixing antibiotics and - as she herself put it - a "sâ€"tload" of alcohol. Her younger sister, Hania Barton, entered rehab earlier this year at the age of 19 for addiction to painkillers.

UPDATE: An embarrassed Mischa Barton is now free on bail, having been picked up by her folks. The star stayed well-hidden as she left the the West Hollywood Sheriff's station at 10:10 a.m. PST in the back seat of her parents' Mercedes.