Question: You said Oliver was coming back to The O.C. last year, and you were wrong! What should make us think you are correct this year?

Answer: I never said Oliver was returning. I said he was rumored to be returning. There's a big difference. While we're on the topic of rumors, the one about Mischa Barton leaving The O.C. seems to be gathering serious momentum. In the past week, I received three separate tips (all of them unsubstantiated) telling me she's a goner.