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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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