CW says Mischa Barton’s work on new series ‘Beautiful Life’ unaffected by her health

By Lynn Elber, AP
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CW: ‘No issues’ with Barton’s work on new series

PASADENA, Calif. — The CW television network says Mischa (MEE’-shah) Barton is at work in New York on the new fall series “The Beautiful Life: TBL” and her health hasn’t been an issue.

The 23-year-old actress was hospitalized last month for undisclosed reasons after Los Angeles police removed her from her home.

CW programming chief Dawn Ostroff told the Television Critics Association on Tuesday that Barton is at work, looks “great” and there’s been “no issues.”

That was echoed by Ashton Kutcher, who is an executive producer on the drama about the fashion and modeling world. Kutcher said Barton hasn’t missed a day of production, and he lauded the former star of “The O.C.” for helping guide her “Beautiful Life” co-stars who are relative rookies.

Barton plays a pill-popping supermodel on the show.

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