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Mischa Barton Opens Up About Her Mental Breakdown

10/20/2013 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...

Rachel Bilson Says She's Ready To Settle Down And Start A Family

4/1/2013 9:08pm EDT
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Former O.C. star Rachel Bilson has landed the cover of the May issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. In the new issue the actress dishes on long-time fiance Hayden Christensen and her future with the Star Wars star; along with her love of cooking and quiet nights at home.

"I love to cook, so we make dinner at home a lot and watch movies," says the star of the CW's Hart Of Dixie, now in its second season.

"I'm a really good girlfriend – I always put all that first in my life," she adds. "I'm definitely the person who would make him his favorite dinner to come home to."

But when it comes to d...

Mischa Barton Bares Her Bikini Body In Miami

12/27/2011 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."

Watercooler: The Best 'Revenge'

9/22/2011 1:39pm EDT
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"This is not a story of forgiveness."

But it is a story of fabulousness.

Last night, ABC unleashed its Revenge and this season's dishiest drama is already serving up the hotness. Glamorous, gorgeous and soapy as sin, this thing has all the makings of a must-see escapist thrill.

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Television's Most Villainous Matriarchs

9/21/2011 12:00pm EDT
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Everyone loves a good villain. And ABC's new series "Revenge" promises just that. The series features Emily Van Camp as Emily Thorne, a new girl in the Hamptons. But things are not what they seem. Emily has lived there before and has returned to exact vengeance on those who have wronged her in the past.

Among Emily's targets is Victoria Grayson, a villain played deliciously by Madeleine Stowe. Victoria is the Hamptons' richest and most powerful player, and nothing - not even her best friend - will stop her from getting what she wants.

Based on the tale "The Count Of Monte Cristo," "Reveng...

Rachel Bilson Gets Medical For New TV Series

5/19/2011 8:46pm EDT
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Former O.C. star Rachel Bilson is heading back to TV as a doctor in a new drama series.

The Jumper actress returned to the small screen last year for a guest part in hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but she has now signed up for a more permanent role in upcoming show Hart of Dixie, about a New Yorker practicing medicine in a small Southern town.

It is Bilson's first big TV project since The O.C. came to an end in 2007.

The show will premiere on America's CW network later this year.

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Autumn Reeser Welcomes Baby Boy

5/12/2011 11:32am EDT
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Actress Autumn Reeser has become a first-time mother after welcoming a son on Tuesday.

The O.C. star and her husband, writer/director Jesse Warren, welcomed a baby boy named Finn and the new dad announced the happy news in a post on his page, along with a picture of the couple with their new addition.

He writes, "The delivery of baby Warren was very successful. Autumn Reeser was amazing!... On May 10th, 2011 at 10:53 am... Little Finn was born into the world..."

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Rep Says Mischa Barton Isn't Endorsing Adult Toy

4/19/2011 8:39am EDT
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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

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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'Scream 4': Another Movie, Another Dollar

4/14/2011 2:02pm EDT
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With the release of "Scream 4" on Friday, April 15, Wes Craven will finally have an answer to the question: Can the "Scream" movie franchise be resurrected as easily as the ghost faced killer? It’s been over a decade since the last installment of the "Scream" series was released and now the old gang, at least what’s left of it, is back at it again. Given most of the original cast has been killed off and the remaining ones have aged disgracefully into “Cougar Town” and Betty Ford during the significant time lapse since the last film’s release, Craven has decided to the inject some ne...

Mischa Barton Turns Down TV Work To Focus On Rest

4/12/2011 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 ...

Hayden Christensen Fuels Rachel Bilson Reconciliation Reports

2/9/2011 8:43am EST
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Hayden Christensen has fuelled rumors his romance with former fiancee Rachel Bilson is back on - by admitting there is "photographic evidence" of them together.

The couple reportedly rekindled its relationship in November, three months after calling off the engagement.

New pictures of the pair emerged over the weekend, and now Christensen has refused to shoot down reports their romance is back on.

He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "(Those images are) photographic evidence, you can't deny that."

The couple became engaged in December 2008 but parted ways in August amid rep...

Mischa Barton Stopped By Cops In London

1/6/2011 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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Mischa Barton To Revitalize Her Career With Fashion Line

12/1/2010 11:46am EST
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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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Autumn Reeser: 'I'm Pregnant'

12/1/2010 7:58am EST
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Actress Autumn Reeser is expecting her first child with her writer/director husband Jesse Warren.

The former The O.C. star, 30, revealed the news during an appearance on late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, after confessing she was feeling self-conscious about her figure in her little black dress.

Initially joking about having a beer gut, she told presenter Kimmel, "I wanted to wear it (the dress) but I was a little nervous about wearing it tonight because it's a little tight and I'm carrying a little extra weight... I drank a lot of beer before I came here... No, I'm preg...

Mischa Barton Annoyed People Think She's Insane

11/29/2010 8:11am EST
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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...

Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen Are Back Together

11/9/2010 11:46pm EST
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Hollywood stars Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have reportedly rekindled their romance - three months after calling off their engagement.

The couple became engaged in December 2008 but parted ways in August, amid reports they were struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, with the former "O.C." star living in California and the "Star Wars" hunk in his native Canada.

Now the stars, who met on the set of the 2007 sci-fi movie "Jumper," are said to be giving their romance another try.

A source tells, "They're dating again."

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

10/12/2010 11:25am EDT
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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...

Rachel Bilson To Talk To The Dead In New TV Series

10/1/2010 8:39am EDT
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Rachel Bilson is heading back to TV - she's reuniting with "The O.C." creator Josh Schwartz for a new drama series.

The 29-year-old star has been making the transition from the small screen to Hollywood since the hit teen drama was axed in 2007, landing roles in sci-fi thriller "Jumper" and 2009's "New York, I Love You."

But Bilson, who recently made a guest appearance on comedy "How I Met Your Mother," is returning to TV schedules once again after signing on for "Ghost Angeles," about a young Los Angeles woman who can talk to the dead, reports

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Rachel Bilson Nearly Spills Out Of Her Leopard Print Dress

9/30/2010 8:56am EDT
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Rachel Bilson attended Roberto Cavalli's star-studded 40th anniversary party in Paris last night. She wore a flouncy, leopard-print dress that looked like it was falling off!

So is anybody romancing the sexy brunette? Earlier this month a spokesman dismissed reports the actress is dating "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford, insisting they're just friends. The longtime pals sparked romance rumors when they were spotted getting cosy during a group dinner in New York City.

Bilson called off her engagement to actor Hayden Christensen earlier this summer. She has also been linked to Jake Gyllenh...

Mischa Barton Is Back On The Market

9/22/2010 11:39am EDT
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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 ...

Adam Brody: 'I Sounded Like An Idiot'

9/9/2010 2:30pm EDT
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Adam Brody regrets suggesting Kristen Stewart should give up acting - because he "sounded like an idiot" and isn't surprised he was slated for the remarks.

The former The O.C. star riled Twilight fans when he insisted the actress should quit her movie career if fame gets too much for her.

Referring to the actress in an interview with Diablo Cody, he said, "It's only gotten worse, I'm sure, being a celebrity. At the same time, I don't have a lot of patience for people who moan about it too much. Because there are many things you could do... It's like, quit... you don't need to be an acto...

Mischa Barton Perplexed By Media Attention

9/9/2010 10:30am EDT
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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...

New Couple Alert: Jake Gyllenhaal & Rachel Bilson?

9/9/2010 9:13am EDT
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Hollywood serial daters Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel Bilson are reportedly a couple, according to new romance reports.

Gyllenhaal, who has dated Reese Witherspoon and Kirsten Dunst, and Bilson, who recently split from fiance Hayden Christensen, are an item, according to

A source close to the couple tells the website, "They're trying to keep a low profile but they're definitely dating."

Bilson also dated her "The O.C." co-star Adam Brody.

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What's Going On With Mischa Barton?

8/3/2010 11:30pm EDT
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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...

Rachel Bilson Returns To 'How I Met Your Mother'

7/29/2010 3:45pm EDT
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Former The O.C. star Rachel Bilson is returning to her TV roots - the actress has landed another guest role on hit comedy How I Met Your Mother.

Bilson has starred in sci-fi movie Jumper and romantic drama New York, I Love You since teen show The O.C. ended in 2007 and she scored a small part in Neil Patrick Harris' sitcom earlier this year.

She is now set to reprise her role as Cindy in the forthcoming sixth season of How I Met Your Mother, according to Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files.

Series creator Carter Bays says, "The season premiere is going to be very much informed by he...

Fashion Fail: Mischa Barton's Cutout Dress & Yellow Hair

7/29/2010 11:52am EDT
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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...

Mischa Barton Gives Up Alcohol

7/25/2010 5:14pm EDT
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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...

Single Life Does A Body Good For Rachel Bilson

7/19/2010 1:00pm EDT
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Rachel Bilson stopped by Cocolaca studios in LA for an audition over the weekend. She looked fab in wedge heels and a simple black dress with a shoulder bag.

The former "O.C." star and wooden actor Hayden Christensen called off their engagement last month. A source claimed the couple, who got engaged at the beginning of last year, are "taking about a month off" so they can re-evaluate their relationship.

She recently starred in "Waiting for Forever," a Hollywood-set romantic tale about a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.


Mischa Barton Dating British DJ?

7/19/2010 10:30am EDT
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Former The O.C. star Mischa Barton is back on the dating scene - she's reportedly enjoying a new romance with a British DJ.

The actress, who has previously dated The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard, was spotted spending time with DJ Ali Love backstage at London's Lovebox music festival over the weekend. And the pair has reportedly just come back from a trip to France together, according to Britain's Daily Mirror.

A source tells the publication, "Mischa was looking pretty merry in a bedraggled short flowery dress and white bow. She and Ali, real name Alexander, were all over one another b...

Mischa Barton Got Her Cadillac Back; Still Has Cellulite

6/24/2010 3:01pm EDT
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We spotted Mischa Barton leaving an office building in LA yesterday showing signs of cellulite. The former "O.C." actress headed back to her vintage convertible Cadillac, which allegedly broke down for the second time in the past month or so.

Check out Micha's leg, too. Yep, cellulite. Guess that's what happens when you sit around doing nothing all day.

Socialite Brandon Davis recently fired back at criticism he received for poking fun at ex-girlfriend Mischa's weight woes via Twitter, insisting the comments were not his. The post read, "Omg (oh my God). Just realized my ex turned in to 1...