The Beautiful Life Cast Photo Excludes Mischa Barton

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New promotional photos for The Beautiful Life have just been released, with Mischa Barton conspicuously missing after her reported suicide attempt last week.

Are the producers trying to tell her something? Or was she simply unavailable?

Either way, the producers are said to be working on contingency plan in case Barton's physical and mental issues keep her from filming the upcoming freshman series. 

Probably not a silly move on their part, as Barton's troubled past is certainly well documented at this point. Here's the new cast photo, minus Mischa ...

Beautiful Life Cast Sans Mischa

The Beautiful Life shall go on, and be beautiful, with or without Barton.

If Barton will be replaced, however, it has not taken place yet, nor is it imminent. A second photo was released that shows Barton, as model Sonja Stone, looking both angry and bored.

Sort of like Marissa Cooper always used to on The OC ...

Mischa Barton in The Beautiful Life

Mischa Barton in an upcoming scene from The Beautiful Life. Will she last on the show?

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The Beautiful Life Quotes

Chris: Everyone who lives here's a model?
Raina: Crazy right? You okay?
Chris: Yeah, it's just, everything's moving kinda fast.
Raina: Welcome to New York.

Don't you dare feel sorry for me. This'll be you in a few years. Just you wait.