Mischa Barton is engaged in a fight. With a handbag.
Who will win?! It's uncertain at this stage, but it looks as if the bag might give Barton some trouble.
To be more precise, Mish is having trouble with Mischa Accessories, who make handbags in Australia and aren't on board with the fact that Barton is currently trying to get her name, signature and logo trademarked in the land Down Under.
The illustrious veteran of such shows as 'The O.C.' and, um, well, two episodes of 'The Beautiful Life', is apparently going to be spreading her merchandising wings, now that taping for the cancelled 'Beautiful Life' is no longer a worry.
"I think I need to back away from the whole TV approach," is Mischa's current thinking. "That whole world of network television, probably isn't, for me, a good idea now. I need to start reading for more serious roles."
Perhaps taking lessons for them, too?
Meantime, though, Barton is, "reading scripts and enjoying living in New York. Now that I'm not doing the TV show, I've got lots of time to work out." Ooh, aerobics! No time wasted then.
During her break, Mischa should perhaps also get a few tips on Australian trademark law from Katy Perry. KP had her own Antipodean legal wrangle just this past July, when she sued Aussie fashion designer Katie Perry for rights to trademark Katy Perry.
But Katy cancelled the lawsuit just an hour before their allotted court time. I'm guessing some deal was hashed out behind the scenes.
Could Katy be set to appear in Katie's designs on her next Australian outing? Regardless, Katy's always, well, strikingly dressed. And, actually, her outfits are often pretty cool ? so I'm not usually averse to a little Perry news and a few pics of her.
I grow somewhat weary, though, of 'Twilight' tidbits. It's not called a saga for nothing. The relentless march of 'OMG, Robert and Kristin are totally/absolutely not dating!' and 'Poor Pattinson has a million screaming teens pressing their noses against the glass of every restaurant he eats at' headlines are invariably accompanied by one of seemingly only three free promotional pictures ever given out by the studio.
And now it's almost time for part deux of the blood-sucking saga, 'New Moon'.