Today, enjoying the 80 degree weather, I found myself laying out at my best friend T's pool, soaking up the sun while we caught up in the latest developments in each others lives. While we sat there laughing and sharing stories, T said to me, "We are so like Summer and Marissa from The OC, minus the whole California thing" which prompted me to just wonder what Mischa Barton has been doing with her life.
Now, I can't stand Mischa Barton. Primarily because she left The OC way too early, and if it wasn't for her, we'd probably still be watching new episodes of a Ryan-Marissa-questionable person love triangle, and having Seth Cohen making us all laugh.
When I first watched The OC years and years ago, I was horribly jealous of Mischa Barton - how could someone possibly be so beautiful, so thin, and have perfect hair, always? I loved what she wore to premieres, to parties, and of course, on the show (though I know that had nothing to do with her).
Mischa's downfall, in my humble opinion, was (aside from an obvious coke habit) that she thought too highly of herself. She found herself above The OC, and wanted out to focus on her career. Now, with her blockbuster and Oscar award winning straight to DVD collection, along with horrible choices in fashion and crazy weight gain and loss, poor Mischa might just be learning that you don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Now, she'll be back on television this fall, playing a model on a new show on the CW with Sara Paxton (from The Last House on the Left). Maybe Mischa realized she just doesn't have the chops for work outside television? (Though to be fair, she also has a movie starring Jessica Stroup from 90210 coming out on July 17th as well...it looks like it should have gone to DVD though).
It really makes me sad, like really, when such a beautiful person can just allow themselves to hit rock bottom in such a short period of time. Girlfriend, lighten up on the raccoon eye makeup, you're gorgeous without it; stop putting the money you make up your nose; and start taking yourself seriously!
The difference between three years ago and now just blows my mind!
Oh, wow, you were famous enough to be on a Got Milk? ad:
And, proof that when you're naturally gorgeous, less makeup really is more!
And, the downward spiral begins...please cue the heavy, heavy eyes and walks of shame:
This is the most recent picture that has surfaced:
Which celebrity trainwrecks make YOU the saddest? And how were all your weekends?
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