Question: Do you think Mischa Barton spilling the beans to Access Hollywood was all a big hoax, and Marissa isn't really dead?

Answer: Considering that Fox ripped Barton's publicist a new one immediately after Access Hollywood released that damaging press release, I'm guessing not. (Oh, how I would've loved to have listened in on those phone calls.) Her rep is spinning it that Barton was under the impression Access wasn't running the story until Friday after the finale aired but I'm not buying it. Barton royally frakked up, plain and simple.  Also, if you read my Q&A with Josh Schwartz last week, you can tell that he was pretty pissed off that the big secret got out.