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Mischa Barton is trying to sell you weird diet pills now

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Maybe we should put it down to the fact that her house is in foreclosure, but Mischa Barton is on some crazy shit, serving as the spokeswoman for some brand of diet pills called Proactol XS. They’re mushroom based and claim they can take the fat out of your food or some other bullshit and I just can’t with any of it.

From The Daily Mail:

Mischa, 28, has been taking a mushroom based supplement to manage her weight – and claims she’s lost 4lbs in a week.

‘As someone who naturally struggles with their weight, I wanted to find a supplement which worked in harmony with my body,’ she said.

‘I use Proactol XS as it has no side effects, is sourced naturally and lets me manage my weight safely. So far I’ve lost around 4lbs a week by taking the supplement.’

The tablets contain chitosan, a nondigestible dietary fibre made from the shells of crustaceans and sourced from mushrooms, which promises to neutralise calories from high fat content foods.

The chitosan forms a gel-like substance in the stomach, which mixes with the food and removes the fats and cholesterol from it, which is then passed through the body naturally.

Oh girl, no. Is she or anyone else really dumb enough to think this is for real? Here’s a diet tip for you: cut out all the white bread, pasta and sugar and you can not only lose 4 lbs in a week, you can do it while still eating food – food that’s delicious and good for you. It’s a sad state of affairs that it’s come to this, and hilarious that Mischa Barton of all people was chosen as the face of the brand. Doesn’t exactly make you wanna rush out and buy them, does it?

Mischa apparently has 17 projects in development and 7 in production, so I’m not sure why money is QUITE that tight…

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Mischa Barton’s house is in foreclosure

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Mischa Barton hasn’t had an easy time of things, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better, because now it seems like her house is in foreclosure. Oh, dear! Talk about a Hollywood nightmare. In fact, it’s so bad, she’s apparently $100,000 behind on her mortgage payments!

From People:

According to papers obtained by PEOPLE, the actress is nearly five months behind on the mortgage payments for her Beverly Hills home, leaving her $100,000 delinquent.

The lender has placed the property in foreclosure, meaning Barton risks losing the estate unless she works out an agreement or gets current on her payments soon.

For the last few years, Barton has been splitting time between London and and her LA property – an eight-bedroom house TMZ says is worth over $8 million. In 2009, the actress took out a loan for $4.2 million on the home.

It’s an alright house, to be honest:

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How do you get that far behind in payments, though, without taking a good hard look at your life and thinking, “Huh, I’m in a bit of trouble here. I really ought to do something about this!”? Crazy. Hopefully she gets herself sorted out soon, though… I wonder if those residuals from The O.C. are still coming in?

Mischa Barton Talks About Her “Hollywood Nightmare”

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Mischa Barton is ready to tell her sob story to the world, as she’s on the cover of People magazine with the headline “My Hollywood Nightmare”. I’m not saying that to be mean. I’ve not nothing against the girl. I met her once and she seemed fine. (No, I am not anyone remotely important. That’s basically how LA works. At some point in your life, you’re going to wind up hanging out with Mischa Barton. It’s like a law of physics. That and seeing Angelyne’s car. These things happen.)

I think we all know she had a bit of a rough time after The O.C. ended. Here are some details on the ordeal, from the lady herself, via People:

“We thought, ‘Work hard, play hard,’ ” she says of those years. In 2007, she was arrested for DUI. Then in 2009, shortly after her parents attempted an intervention, she blacked out under the influence of a sedative and landed in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center psychiatric ward under an involuntary 5150 hold after she threatened to kill herself.

“It was a full-on breakdown,” she tells PEOPLE, speaking about the events in detail for the first time in this week’s cover story. “I was under enormous pressure.”

[...] When she first shot to stardom, “It was always, ‘She’s too skinny, she must be sick,’” says Barton, now 27. “Then it was, ‘She’s too big.‘ I was never the right weight.”

Best of luck in your future endeavors, Mischa. She’s got a TV pilot they’re shopping around in which she plays a schoolteacher. Mischa Barton playing a teacher — God, that makes me feel old.

Question: would you guys watch a TV show starring Mischa? Or is the magic gone?

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Mischa Barton Broke Up With Boyfriend Sebastian Knapp

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Poor Mischa Barton can’t catch a break. Her career is all but over, she’s always hanging out by herself and now she’s broken up with boyfriend Sebastian Knapp. Well, she didn’t JUST break up with him – apparently that happened a couple months back, but we’re just finding out about it now.

From E! Online:

The former lovebirds—who were first romantically linked after meeting at Revenge star Ashley Madekwe’s wedding in June 2012—pulled the plug on their romance “a few months ago,” a source tells E! News.

“It was amicable,” the source says of the twosome’s breakup. “She is concentrating on her new projects and is in production on a new film.”

Last year, the former couple found themselves at the center of rampant engagement rumors after the 27-year-old actress was seemingly spotted sporting a blingy ring on that finger.

Barton’s rep shot down the wedding reports, telling E! News the blond beauty was wearing the bauble “as wardrobe for the opening night of her play.”

Well, that’s a shame for her, I guess? I literally know nothing about Mischa Barton and care even less. Oh wait, I do know one thing! The first time I ever saw her was when she played an actress in Notting Hill. I used to love that movie. HOW COULD YOU NOT?

Mischa Barton Goes To The Movies Alone

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I got a little nostalgic last night and watched an episode or two or maybe more than two of The O.C. and it made me want to check in on Mischa Barton, see how she’s doing. She seems to be okay, spending a day alone in at the movies, but The Daily Mail reports it as, “the actress appeared to give up trying on Friday.” LOL. She’s wearing a casual outfit and she’s being chill, I don’t really see that as “appeared to give up”.

These sunglasses are insane, they look like they’re drawn on her face. I’m not sure if I like them?

Ms. Barton has a wonderfully crappy campy horror film coming out, Apartment 1303 3D, later this month.

So on this slow Saturday, tell us: do you think it looks like Mischa Barton “appears to have given up trying”?

Mischa Barton Is Looking A Liiiiiiitle Rough

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Mischa Barton is glad that we don’t care about her anymore, which is good I guess if that’s what makes her happy and somewhat freeing considering she looked like a bit of a jolly ole mess leaving Sayers club in LA a few nights ago. But if I owed $90k, I might be a little messy, too.

I don’t know who that hanger-on (literally) friend of hers is but goddamn is she annoying.

Ms. Barton looked okay earlier in the evening (outfit aside). Before she went clubbing she was a guest at the Fire & Ice Gala By Candy Ice Jewelry, whatever the hell that is.

Check it out. Thanks to for the photos.

Mischa Barton Is Pretty Glad You Don’t Care About Her Anymore

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Poor Mischa Barton – she’s definitely had her share of shitty press over the years, but what famous person hasn’t? Thrust into the spotlight due to her role in The OC, the actress experienced the highs and lows of Hollywood and often found herself hounded by paparazzi, criticized for her fluctuating weight and mental state and… well, basically things that every celebrity goes through. These days, no one really gives a shit about Mischa Barton, but instead of scrambling to get back in the news, she’s actually pretty happy about being left alone, finally.

From The Daily Beast:

Barton says she doesn’t miss the spotlight at all. “I’m so relieved it’s not how it was,” she says. “It’s not the person. It was the time. Everything was an ‘it’ girl this or “it” girl that. It was just over the top.”

“I just think there’s a negative side—obviously, that’s an understatement—to having all that attention,” Barton says. “Because it’s not friendly. It’s invasive. I find in order to get your job done, actors need a certain amount of anonymity. You’re being blown up to that extent, and everybody is following every little piece of your life. ‘Oh, she went to Starbucks to get a Frappuccino with a caramel.’ Then they follow you to the gas station. It’s impossible to concentrate on the work. When you just want to go on vacation and you hear a twig snap and there’s a guy in a tree, it’s not relaxing. You can’t be a real person. So I’m happy things have changed.”

Yeah, the paparazzi sucks and shit, but I feel like the millions of dollars you make, all the free shit you get and the lifestyle you get to lead as a celebrity kind of offsets that a bit. I’m torn because I think if you’re lucky enough to have made it in the industry – regardless of whether you’re just in it for “the craft” of acting or not – you should be counting your lucky stars and probably need to just shut up and deal with the less pleasant aspects. On the other hand, no one deserves to be harassed or put in danger because some bro wants to sell a picture to US Weekly for $10k. Either way, good for Mischa for… I dunno, being Mischa.