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.
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.
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!