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10 Celebrities Who Secretly Went To Rehab

May 24th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
10 Celebrities Who Secretly Went To Rehab
Actor Zac Efron battled a cocaine addiction and dabbled with party drug Molly, prompting him to seek professional help in March 2013. He was treated for several weeks. He reportedly relapsed while filming the comedy Neighbors and headed back into rehab as soon as the movie was finished.

He told The Hollywood Reporter in April: "I was drinking a lot, way too much. It's never one specific thing. I mean, you're in your 20s, single, going through life in Hollywood, you know?

"Everything is thrown at you. I wouldn't take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did. But it was an interest...
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Fashion Fails: Kim Kardashian, Adam Lambert, More

April 27th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
Fashion Fails: Kim Kardashian, Adam Lambert, More
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Kim Kardashian's outfit might look fine from the front, but wait until you see her behind in this crumpled dress. Media outlets called it a "deflated football," and we'd have to agree. Time to reconsider your fashion, Kim! Here are more of this week's fails:
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Mischa Barton To Portray Jean Harlow In Biopic

January 16th, 2014 11:14am EST
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Former The O.C. star Mischa Barton has been cast as Jean Harlow in forthcoming biopic By Love Reclaimed.

The 27 year-old actress will portray the legendary actress in a film of her life, which will include the infamous 1932 scandal in which her husband, MGM producer Paul Bern, was found shot dead at their Los Angeles home, two months after they married.

By Love Reclaimed is the title of a book by Valerie Franich and Adrian Finkelstein, which attempted to uncover the mystery surrounding Bern's death.

Harlow has previously been played onscreen by singer Gwen Stefani, who made a brief ap...
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Mischa Barton Opens Up About Her Mental Breakdown

October 20th, 2013 9:00am EDT
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Ten years ago, Mischa Barton was the hottest starlet on television. Then came partying, drugs, and a terrifying trip to the psych ward. For the first time, the O.C. actress opens up in this week’s issue of PEOPLE about what really happened.

It was on July 15, 2009, when 23-year-old Barton was strapped to a gurney at Cedars-Sinai Media Center and threatened to kill herself. A few hours earlier, she had been confronted by her parents and agents at her Los Angeles home; she was under massive stress, working nonstop and partying even harder. Scared by her increasingly erratic behavior and worr...
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Femme Fatales - Ten Celebs With Hot Mugshots

October 19th, 2013 11:01am EDT
Carmen Electra
Mugshots - not all of us have been there, but we have all seen them; the pictures of the drunk-driver who smashed into a telephone pole, the addict coming down from a bad high, or the burly brawler who started a little more than he could handle at the local bar. More often than not, they are unpleasant reminders of bad decisions gone even worse, for everyone with an internet connection to see.

Celebrities have it even worse. Celebrity mugshots make the rounds across all entertainment venues, and every terrible little flaw comes out. With makeup smeared, eyes bloodshot and an orange jumpsui...
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Mischa Barton Sticks Her Head In An Oven, Poses Provocatively In Tyler Shields' New Book

October 2nd, 2013 8:00pm EDT
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Mischa Barton poses in a provocative new photo spread for famed photographer Tyler Shields that shows the British actress attempting suicide and sprawled out on a kitchen floor surrounded by what appears to be cocaine.

The images will appear in the celebrity photographer's upcoming book, "Dirty Side Of Glamour," which will hit shelves in November.

In one image, the former "O.C." star lies on the floor with her head propped up in an open oven. The photo obviously references poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963 of carbon monoxide poisoning after shoving her head inside an oven.

In other pho...
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Mischa Barton Infuriated Over DUI Reference In 'The Bling Ring'

June 27th, 2013 3:10pm EDT
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Mischa Barton has slammed Sofia Coppola over a reference to her DUI arrest in new film The Bling Ring.
 
The 27 year-old actress was upset after learning her arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) is mentioned by a character in Coppola's latest film, which was inspired by the real-life teens who stole more than $3 million worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton.

One character is heard telling her friends, "Mischa Barton got a DUI" but the line has infuriated Barton, who took to her Twitter.com page to vent her frustration at the director, writing...
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Dress Battle: Mischa Barton Vs. Audrina Patridge Bare Midriffs In White Crop Tops

March 29th, 2013 8:03pm EDT
Audrina Patridge and Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton and Audrina Patridge showed up to the Fire and Ice Gala Benefiting Fresh2o at Hollywood's Lexington Social House on Thursday wearing similar outfits. Who looked better?

Both stars wore midriff-baring crop tops paired with white skirts. Mischa wore a see through lace top over her ensemble, while Audrina showed off cleavage.

The gala benefited Fresh2o, an organization that helps provide clean water and sanitation to poverty-stricken areas around the world in order to combat water-related illnesses, which, believe it or not, kill more people annually than anything else.

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Kristen Stewart Named 'Least Sexy Hollywood Actress'

February 20th, 2013 8:37am EST
Kristen Stewart
Poor Kristen Stewart. She had to deal with a cheating scandal last summer, and now this! The actress has topped a U.K. poll to find the "Least Sexy Hollywood Actress." Ouch!

Obviously, those surveyed rated sexiness as more than just a physical attribute because Stewart is definitely not a bad looking woman. Perhaps her on/off relationship with British heartthrob Robert Pattinson had something to do with it?

Other unattractive ladies on the list include former "Sexy and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

Rounding out the top five on the Menkind.co.uk p...
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Mischa Barton Laughs Off Engagement Rumors

October 3rd, 2012 7:20pm EDT
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Mischa Barton has laughed off rumors suggesting she is engaged to her actor boyfriend, insisting the ring which sparked the speculation was actually a prop from her new stage role.

The O.C. star is dating British actor Sebastian Knapp and she recently stepped out wearing what appeared to be a diamond ring on her wedding finger, prompting gossip about the status of the couple's relationship.

However, Barton has now revealed she was wearing the ring for her role in a theatre production of Steel Magnolias in Ireland and simply forgot to take the prop off.

She tells the Belfast Telegraph,...
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Mischa Barton Undergoes 'Fasts' To Keep Her Drinking Under Control

August 10th, 2012 8:58am EDT
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Actress Mischa Barton keeps her drinking under control by giving up alcohol for six-week "fasts".

The O.C. star stays healthy by ditching booze for long periods of time, but insists she hasn't given up for good.

She tells British newspaper The Daily Mail, "I don't want to give up booze completely but I now have regular six-week fasts when I don't touch a drop and it seems to work for me... I've never had a serious problem with alcohol really, just a couple of high-spirited incidents when I was younger. But I've grown up a bit now."

Barton checked into rehab after a drunk driving arres...
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Katy Perry Wears A See-Through Dress At Coachella - See More Star Photos From The Festival!

April 15th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry at Coachella
Katy Perry attended the Coachella festival on Saturday wearing a transparent 60s style dress, combat boots and sunglasses. The pop star didn't seem to care that fans could see her black bra and grandma underwear.

A bunch of celebrities attended the event this weekend. Reality star and socialite Paris Hilton wore a white bikini top as she walked around the grounds. She attended the festival with Dutch DJ boyfriend Afrojack and friend Brandon Davis.

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson got cozy with a mystery male companion while listening to Radiohead late on Saturday evening.

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Mischa Barton Bares Her Bikini Body In Miami

December 27th, 2011 3:00pm EST
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We spotted former "O.C." star Mischa Barton on a beach in Miami today. She relaxed on a lounge chair with a male friend and wore a black bikini, white sunglasses, and a large heart necklace. She carried a map print bag.

Mischa fell off the radar in recent years. After quitting "The O.C." she starred in the failed series "The Beautiful Life" in 2009.

She will appear in the upcoming films "Apartment 1303 3D" and "Into the Darkness."
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For Some Celebs, Their Best Accessories Are Their Pampered Pooches

October 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Celebrities and their dogs
Bo Obama just got his first official White House photo. In honor of the first dog's fourth birthday, check out some of our other favorite furry friends.

Hugh Jackman's French Bulldog is a natural in front of the camera. The actor rarely goes anywhere in New York City without Peaches.

Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie are expecting a bundle of joy, but the actress is often snapped carrying a different bundle - her Chihuahua Lola.

Anne Hathaway takes her Chocolate Lab Esmerelda everywhere - from filming "Batman" in Pittsburgh to walking in Los Angeles.

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Hollywood Socialite Brandon Davis Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

June 29th, 2011 8:48am EDT
Brandon Davis
Mischa Barton's ex-boyfriend Brandon Davis has pleaded guilty to felony possession of cocaine following his arrest in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Police took the socialite into custody in April after they were called to a nightclub in Hollywood to investigate allegations he had punched comedian Ben Gleib in the face. Cops searched Davis and found cocaine in his pocket, according to reports.

Last month the 31 year old entered a not guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of battery and one count of felony possession of a controlled substance.

However in court on Tuesday, he pleaded gu...
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Hollywood Socialite Brandon Davis Arrested For Drug Possession

April 28th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Brandon Davis
Mischa Barton's ex-boyfriend Brandon Davis is facing drug charges after he was arrested in Hollywood on Wednesday night.

The socialite was taken into custody after police were called to the Roosevelt Hotel following reports of a bust-up between Davis and comedian Ben Gleib.

Davis is accused of punching the funnyman in the face after being denied entry to vaudeville show Beacher's Madhouse, which features David Arquette and Kelly Osbourne.

A cop search allegedly found drugs on Davis' person and he was taken to a local police station, where he was booked for battery and possession of a ...
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Rep Says Mischa Barton Isn't Endorsing Adult Toy

April 19th, 2011 8:39am EDT
Mischa Barton
Publicists for actress Mischa Barton have denied reports suggesting the star is endorsing sex aids in China.

The former "The O.C." star's face appears on the packaging of a vibrating sex toy currently on sale in the communist country, according to TMZ.com.

But her representatives insist their client has nothing to do with the item, which is being offered as part of an array of amenities in one rural Chinese hotel.

One rep tells the website,"She's not endorsing any such toy."

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Mischa Barton Turns Down TV Work To Focus On Rest

April 12th, 2011 8:28am EDT
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Actress Mischa Barton has no plans to return to TV work in the near future because she's "at a restful place" in her life.

The star entered the public eye at 17 after landing a lead role in The O.C., but has tackled several personal problems in recent years - in 2009 she was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold, following the cancellation of her TV series The Beautiful Life.

The meltdown, which Barton blamed on botched dental surgery, came two years after she was charged with driving under the influence, stemming from a December 2007 arrest in Los Angeles. Barton has remained largely ...
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Celebrity Fashion Fails Of The Week: Carrie Underwood, Snooki & More

April 2nd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
"Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks should be more careful about overexposure in this week's fashion fails.

Is the Glad garbage bag company looking to start a clothing line? Just look at Mischa Barton's fashion fail.

Snooki showed up to a WWE press conference looking like an 80s disco queen. But for once, her tan wasn't her biggest problem.

And finally, does Carrie Underwood sell seashells on the red carpet? What is that attached to her hip?

Check out all the bad fashion in the video below!
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Mischa Barton Stopped By Cops In London

January 6th, 2011 2:45pm EST
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Mischa Barton had a brush with the law in London on Wednesday night after cops spotted the actress and her boyfriend allegedly throwing items out of a cab.

The O.C. star and her partner, British DJ Ali Love, left a hotel in the U.K. capital in a taxi, but the vehicle was pulled over by police after cops allegedly saw the couple toss a number of unidentified items out of the window.

The officers were spotted talking to the cab driver before allowing the actress and her boyfriend to continue on their way, according to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

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Celebrity Fashion Fails Of 2010

December 22nd, 2010 10:00am EST
2010 Celebrity Fashion Fail
The definition of fail: "The state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective and may be viewed as the opposite of success." Where there is success there is always failure, and this year there were lots of star-powered failures on the red carpet and out and about in public.

Take a look back at some serious celebrity fashion fails from 2010:

Bonnie Somerville showed up to the Trevor Live Fundraiser at the Hollywood Palladium looking like a hot mess. While revealing underwear is hot right now, it has to be done right.

There's nothing good about this outfit. Madonn...
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Mischa Barton To Revitalize Her Career With Fashion Line

December 1st, 2010 11:46am EST
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton is making her comeback - as a fashion designer.

The O.C. star has struggled to find TV and film work since the show finished and faced a series of personal issues last year, which ended with a stint in the hospital on involuntary psychiatric hold.

Now she's planning to re-launch her career by creating a range of affordable clothing for women in their 20s and 30s.

She says, "My line is going to reach women in their teens, 20s and 30s who want to be fashionable but (at) an affordable price. It doesn't have to be deadly expensive to get amazing clothes."

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Mischa Barton Annoyed People Think She's Insane

November 29th, 2010 8:11am EST
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton fears she has been left tarnished following her stay in a psychiatric ward last year because strangers stare at her and brand her "insane."

The former "The O.C." star shocked fans in July 2009 when she was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold.

She subsequently revealed a botched operation to remove two wisdom teeth led to her hospital stay, and revealed doctors feared for her mental wellbeing and put her on hold - a 5150 order - because they thought she was depressed.

Barton claimed her angry refusal to be drip-fed anti-depressants prompted doctors to take serious a...
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Hot Celebrity Fashion Trend: Dresses With Cut-Outs

November 10th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Christina Milian
For a while all the celebs were wearing the Herve Leger by Max Azria bandage dress in various colors and amalgamations. Now it's the cut-out dress, which we are seeing more and more often on the red carpet.

The dresses feature a strategic spot of skin, often flashed on the hip or stomach.

Christina Milian (above) wore a black one to the 5th Anniversary of Tao Las Vegas Nightclub in Las Vegas last week. Also at the event was "Dancing With The Stars" star Karina Smirnoff, wearing a black and white cut-out ensemble.

What do you think of this fashion trend? Check out the stars below!

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Mischa Barton: 'I Cried My Eyes Out When I First Saw It'

October 12th, 2010 11:25am EDT
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton regrets filming a documentary about her life with U.K. TV presenter Fearne Cotton - because the actress felt betrayed and "cried her eyes out" after watching the unflattering interview.

The O.C. star agreed to let cameras into her home for an episode of Cotton's series, Fearne And..., but she was appalled by the final cut, which depicts a frustrated Cotton waiting for hours outside the actress' apartment. And the 24 year old wishes she never agreed to the project.

Barton tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I think that Fearne Cotton's show is a joke and she's a joke. I can't he...
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Mischa Barton Is Back On The Market

September 22nd, 2010 11:39am EDT
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton is single again after reportedly splitting from her latest boyfriend, British DJ Ali Love.

The O.C. star has endured a series of failed relationships in recent years, including a broken romance with The Kooks singer Luke Pritchard and Rooney star Taylor Locke. Barton looked to have found happiness again when she struck up a romance with Love over the summer, but the relationship has now fizzled out, according to Britain's Heat magazine.

A source tells the publication, "(Love) wasn't ready to be a celebrity. He was expecting they'd get some attention, but he never imagined ...
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Mischa Barton Perplexed By Media Attention

September 9th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton struggles to understand the tabloid interest in her life - because she is still "hounded" years after finding fame in The O.C..

The actress entered the public eye at 17 after landing a starring role in the hit teen drama and, four years after the series wrapped in 2006, Barton still hits the headlines. She admits she's baffled by the attention and worries the constant glare of the spotlight is harming her acting career.

Barton tells U.K. TV presenter Fearne Cotton, "I get hounded more than I should. I don't know why I get hounded so much. It's a real mystery to me. It's in...
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What's Going On With Mischa Barton?

August 3rd, 2010 11:30pm EDT
Mischa Barton
The Mischa Barton downfall continues. We spotted the former "O.C." star in London on Monday with what looked like cuts and scars on her right arm. It's a little gross and a little disturbing. She also carried a box of guacamole around.

Last week the actress wandered around wearing a very weird dress outside the Old Swan Pub in London.

Mischa claims she quit booze and drugs. She explained, "I'm avoiding drinking, which is a shame as there's nothing better than a glass of delicious English Pimm's."

She was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold last summer, following the cancellation of he...
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Fashion Fail: Mischa Barton's Cutout Dress & Yellow Hair

July 29th, 2010 11:52am EDT
Mischa Barton
Oh, Mischa. Being unemployed and off booze isn't doing you any favors. We spotted the former CW darling wearing a very weird dress outside the Old Swan Pub in London on Wednesday. The red and white frock looked like it was missing some pieces in the front. And what's with her horrific dye job?

Mischa recently quit drinking after hitting "rock bottom" when she was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold last summer, following the cancellation of her TV series "The Beautiful Life."

The actress is determined to turn her career around and clean up her act, and she's starting her health kick by...
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Mischa Barton Gives Up Alcohol

July 25th, 2010 5:14pm EDT
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton is kicking off her career comeback with a healthy new lifestyle - she has quit drinking.

The former "O.C." star admitted to hitting "rock bottom" when she was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold last summer, following the cancelation of her TV series "The Beautiful Life."

The meltdown, which Barton blamed on botched dental surgery, came two years after she was charged with driving under the influence, stemming from a December 2007 arrest in Los Angeles.

But the actress is determined to turn her career around and clean up her act - and she's starting her health kick by gi...
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