With all the news about Misca Barton’s hospitalization following allegations of everything from a three-day coke binge to being near suicide, the CW’s “The Beautiful Life” has postponed production and rededicated its resources to helping her. Nah, just kidding. They’ve added a new character to take her place.
Producers of the upcoming model-centric drama are quietly readying a Plan B in light of the former O.C. actress’ current medical woes. Said plan involves the addition of a new female character to fill the void left by Barton. While not a direct recast, the new recurring character — tentatively named Jane — would bear a striking resemblance to Barton’s experienced supermodel, Sonja Stone. Casting is underway. [EW.com]
Ruh roh. Not the best of news, Misch. And shocking news, at that. I always thought TV studios were more compassionate than that. What’s next, child actors developing a drug problem and ending up hospitalized?
(photo: Barton at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills three days ago)
I want more like this!
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