UPDATE: Mischa Barton's 'Beautiful Life' future is 'contingent'
Last week we were worried about whether or not Mischa Barton was going to be able to get rid of her recent bout of bloat in time to play an aging -- yet still working -- model on The CW's new fall series "The Beautiful Life: TBL."
Now, we're just hoping she can pull it together before her next project is a movie that can only get pick-up from ABC Family (*cough, cough* Lindsay Lohan *cough, cough* "Labor Pains").
Following on the heels of "Access Hollywood's" revelation earlier Thursday that the actress has been placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold after police officers were summoned to her house on Wednesday afternoon, The CW is declining comment on whether or not this affects her employment status.
What the network will say is that production on the series begins next week in New York and the show will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 16 as planned.
Whether or not the first few episodes will work around Barton or whether some other young honey -- there's plenty of them out there -- will step into the role remains to be seen.
UPDATE: In an email to the Los Angeles Times, Barton's rep, Craig Schneider, says that the actress' work on The CW show "will
ultimately be contingent upon her progress and doctor's orders."
Who do you think could fill her shoes?
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