When a rumor broke that The Beautiful Life's producers had hired a "sober coach" to babysit Mischa Barton and keep her able to work, we thought, hey, great idea! Not for this particular case, of course, because she probably shouldn't be leaving rehab early to make a crappy CW show, but the idea of hiring specific coaches for people on other shows could really improve some of our favorite characters.
Mischa's back, but O'Malley is not. Another show jumps on the flash-forward bandwagon (no, it's not One Tree Hill for the 17th time), and Coldplay is going to be on The Simpsons! Keep reading for all the other reasons why it's not a horrible day to be TWoP News.
So it turns out that waifish physique and penchant for black eyeliner may have been more than just fashion statements. Yes, it's true -- Mischa Barton has finally gone off the deep end. And I say finally because, really, didn't we all see this one coming? Her performances as the tortured Marissa Cooper on The O.C. were often just a little too good. At some point, acting totally screwed up probably just came too naturally. Who knows, maybe some lazy production assistant forgot to switch those painkillers with Smarties or that vodka with water all those times? I'm not pointing any fingers, but hey, you never know.
Evangeline Lilly has said in the past that she doesn't plan on continuing her acting career after Lost ends, and with the show's final season premiering tonight (!!), that story has resurfaced, and she's sticking to it. Which is perfectly understandable; she's made her money, she's not passionate about acting, and she did the respectable thing by not quitting in the middle of it when she was somehow miserable in Hawaii. (I'm not a Kate fan, but at least she didn't Rob Lowe or Mandy Patinkin the show by throwing a tantrum and leaving prematurely.) So happy trails to Evangeline Lilly after May. These people should really get inspired and do the same.
The personal gets political today with government solutions on how to combat overpopulation in India and the rescheduling of a presidential press conference. Oh, and television? Yeah, there's some of that, too.
It's Emmy day, so it's kind of difficult to care about "other" news, at least until tomorrow, but I will do my best!
Welcome to the Big Damn News. Sadly, there are no Firefly morsels to be had today, although we do have news on who will be joining that show's Morena Baccarin and Party of Five's Scott Wolf in the new V TV series. Plus: we find out when Anthony Head's new series will debut, when Mischa Barton will work again and why we can't wait to see next week's Dollhouse.
There are few things we love more than desperate celebrity cameos, which were graciously brought to us today by the fine people of SVU. Also, be warned: there are a lot of pilots flying around the TV news airways. Luckily, most of them will probably crash.
People are leaving, cheating and lying -- in other words, today's news. But, I guess it's not all bad, because a supermodel might have found her calling, and an actress is looking good even after being recently hospitalized.