Ashton Kutcher has plans to use the internet for more than Tweeting: He's bringing back his canceled series, 'The Beautiful Life', to air on YouTube. His show dedicated to modelling and the fashion industry was cancelled after just two episodes had aired on the CW, leaving three more unseen. So the series - starring Mischa Barton, Elle Macpherson and Sara Paxton - has been revived in webisodes.
“What we feel like we’re doing is creating, in some ways, an industry first,” Kutcher told Reuters. “A show that couldn’t find its legs on television, we believe can find its legs on the Web." The first five episodes of 'The Beautiful Life' popped up on YouTube yesterday, and as for now, it's unclear whether more will be filmed.
Elle Macpherson wore this grey dress from the Victoria Beckham Collection on the set of 'A Beautiful Life'. Of course, Posh has been spotted in the same outift but styled hers with sky-high Louboutins.
'The Beautiful Life', CWs new fashion drama produced by Ashton Kutcher and loosely based around his life as a model before he broke into acting, has been axed by the CW network following continuously weak ratings.
The show, which had drawn in the likes of Mischa Barton, Elle Macpherson and Corbin Bleu, and Zac Posen for a cameo role, was set to be the new high-gloss/high-fashion drama we had been looking forward to whilst we awaited for the return of 'Gossip Girl'.
Mischa Barton has had a hard time over the last few months. After starting the year off well signing on to appear in Ashton Kutcher's model drama, 'The Beautiful Life', things went down hill after the actress was placed under alleged involuntary psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in July.
In this interview with Time Out New York, Barton breaks her silence.
Time Out: A lot of people are watching you now, speculating you were in rehab back in July. Mischa: Here’s what happened: before the show started, I was travelling abroad for contract stuff and I went through a terrible surgery - a wisdom tooth surgery, all four removed. It was a nightmare. I’ve never had surgery before - it all went wrong and I had to have a second surgery and it almost delayed shooting because it was a nightmare to me, because I couldn’t deal with the thought of not getting there on time. So with the travel, and surgery and prep for the show - it was hell.
Time Out: Is this when you were checked into Cedars? Mischa: Yeah, I went through a tough spot where everything compounded on me, and it was like a perfect storm, like everything was happening to me at once. The show, travel and then this fairly routine surgery that went wrong - it’s still just healing. But I had to get through it without proper painkillers because I couldn’t take those during work. So it’s been a nightmare.
Time Out: How did you end up in a psychiatric hospital? Mischa: I was down in the dumps about everything there for a while. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom about things and have to get the most stressed-out just to feel better again. I got completely stressed-out and couldn’t handle everything, and now I feel really in control.
Mischa Barton, after spending nearly two weeks under involuntary psychiatric hold, is on her way back to the set of her new show, 'The Beautiful Life'. Executive producer Ashton Kutcher dispelled previous rumours that the actress was to be replaced on the programme. "I can tell you right now she is doing great," he said.
'The Beautiful Life', also starring Elle Macpherson and 'High School Musical' actor Corbin Bleu, is set to resume filming this Friday, according to the Daily Mail. The show stars Barton as a drug-addicted supermodel living in New York.
Last week, the actress was reportedly placed under involuntary hold in a psychiatric ward and rumours today are claiming that CW are already trying to recast Barton's character.
However, CW have since rejected these claims stating that they are actually looking for a new female character but this is not to replace Barton's character, Sonja Stone. Production on the show has been rescheduled from July 22nd to July 31st to facilitate the star's treatment.