Mischa Barton didn't turn up Tuesday at a panel to promote her new show, The CW's The Beautiful Life: TBL. But she had a good excuse: Executive producer Ashton Kutcher said she was unavailable because she was on set shooting the series.
Barton was hospitalized after Los Angeles police said they escorted her to a hospital for an undisclosed medical problem July 15. Her spokesman told The Associated Press on July 27 that she had been released. "Mischa's in New York working today on the show," Kutcher said at the Television Critics Association's fall TV tour in Pasadena, Calif. "She was never unavailable for a day of work."
Mischa Barton, The Beautiful Life: TBL
The production start date for the CW series The Beautiful Life: TBL has been pushed back a week, but the network insists the delay has nothing to do with star Mischa Barton's recent hospitalization.
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Mischa Barton remains hospitalized after a medical issue required Los Angeles police to send a car to her home on Wednesday evening.
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"Ms. Barton was safely transferred to medical treatment for which she remains hospitalized, as per the recommendation of her doctor," the actress' publicist told TVGuide.com on Friday.
Barton's rep, however, would not comment on a report ...
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Annie, Naomi and the gang's adventures will continue Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8 pm/ET. Leading out of 90210 will be — déjà vu alert! — the premiere of the new Melrose Place.
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