Mischa Barton or AnnaLynne McCord: Who has Top CW Beast potential?

Bartonmccord_lLet’s be honest: No one missed Mischa Barton (left) when she exited Fox’s The O.C. in a tragic, fiery fashion back in 2006. The girl can hardly act and she talks funny, too. (Maybe it’s the fact that she grew up in London?) But this spring pilot season, there’d been much buzz about her possibly splashing back onto the TV scene — on The CW’s buzzy Melrose Place, no less. Which, truly, made the possibility of what’s sure to be another heinous remake totally awesome. Because, we watch — okay, maybe it’s just me — someone like Mischa Barton explicitly for total trainwreck factor: How ridiculous is she going to be? Can she actually shed a real tear? Is it possible that she could purse her lips any further? There is little else that is redeeming about her besides answering these queries while watching her on screen. [Ed. note: There was that one time Marissa wore a sweatshirt in season 3. –Annie]

But now, just as the news comes out that Barton’s been cast in a different CW pilot, A Beautiful Life, I couldn’t care less. (Total zzzzz.) Why? Because I’ve just recently moved on to another beast on The CW: The delectable, delightful, delovely AnnaLynne McCord (right). The diva rules all the beeyotches over at 90210 and is approximately 10 times more beastly than Mischa Barton ever was.


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Let me explain: AnnaLynne McCord is awesome basically for her out-of-control nature on 90210:If her Naomi character isn’t lounging around the pool at her hotelresidence (yes, she lives in a hotel!) or sending bottles of champagneto underage bartenders or making out with boys as they press up againsta locker, she’s doing something even more heinous — like yelling ather equally as terrible mother. And then, there are these more personalreasons to obsess over AnnaLynne McCord, too: She loves bananas. She knows how to work angles when she gets in car wrecks. Hell, she wears ugly tights with flip flops! (Props to JustJared.net for all the awesome AnnaLynne coverage.)

I’ve seen the next new episode of 90210 (which airs March31), and it is BEYOND. In the best way ever. I can’t go into too manydetails (don’t want to spoil it!), but let’s just say it includes atoo-too long (and too-too awesome) makeout sesh (which also includes –yes! — a banana), a drag racing sequence, and a broken car window. AndAnnaLynne McCord, of course!

So, PopWatchers, are you infatuated with AnnaLynne too? Are you still watching her terrorize 90210? And burning question: Who is beastlier — Mischa Barton or AnnaLynne McCord?

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  • loglady

    whole story and no comment about mccord on nip/tuck???? she was insanely awesome as eden and i really wish she could do both shows….she friggin. shot. julia. and then blamed her dead mother!!!! seriously.

  • Miss B

    No mention of The Nostrils?

  • Ceballos

    To logldady
    Totally agree with you about McCord’s work on Nip/Tuck. She was GREAT. Not only did she blame her dead mother…it seems she got away with it.

  • Nathan

    I find Mischa Barton extremely entertaining, and not because she’s good looking or her characters have depth. It’s because she is just AWFUL. It’s just like watching the trainwreck that is David Caruso as Horation Cain on CSI Miami. How these people call themselves artists is beyond me, but their complete lack of talent is sometimes soooo funny I find myself glued to the TV unable to watch anything else.

  • B-

    Loved her since she played Eden on Nip/Tuck. Sure she flares her nostrils and is often times hilarious with her expressions, like when she threw Kimber out of bed last week because she was too “old”. I love the girl. And it’s funny how she’s supposed to be the bad one on 90210 but her and Adriana are the most interesting. I hate “Darcy” aka Annie. She’s annoying.

  • Jp

    Mischa’s not THAT bad. I agree that she’s not the best actress, but I have never understood all of the MB hate. Her character was at times annoying on The OC, but that is not her fault. It makes me want to root for her as an underdog. I do not, however, feel the same way about Taylor Momsen. Ugh, Little J really bugs!

  • bruno

    uhhhh, what planet are YOU on? the OC totally started sucking big time after mischa barton left. THE SHOW missed her…

  • Maria

    Leave Naomi’s nostril’s out of this, I love it when Naomi does that. It’s like she summons the inner b…h in her. Love AnnaLynne she is heads over heels better than Mischa.


    AnnaLynne McCord was scary good on Nip/Tuck. She’s great on 90210, which, as a show, is getting better as the episodes go on…

  • JS

    I’m lovin’ 90210 ever sine they switched to the Gilmore Girls showrunner, this show got on point fast. It’s surpassing Gossip girl at the moment…GG needs to get its act together.

  • Emil

    You are definitely, as the ghetto people say, a hater! Mischa Barton was the best part of “The OC” and when she left, the show tanked! So you’ve got THAT all wrong. I don’t know what you mean by “beasty” but I think you should use a different, more appropriate word. Finally, I think Naomi (McCord) is awesome on 90210, and I can’t until March 31. She is hilarious!

  • jason.

    Don’t know as I’d be inclined to watch either one, really. How bad an actress is Barton? When the O.C. started, I tried watching an episode with my wife. Not only could neither of us watch it all the way through, but I vowed out loud that I’d gladly watch an episode all the way through if they just had the good sense to kill off her character.
    How was I supposed to know they’d do it?
    And that’s how I wound up watching the series finale. It wasn’t bad.
    See, there’s probably a ton of talented and beautiful actresses out there, so there’s really no excuse for some careers, be it Mischa Barton, Tara Reid, and so on, who possess no acting talent, and debatable beauty.

  • DW

    YAY! As someone who’s really looking forward to the new Melrose Place, I feel like I just dodged a bullet.

  • SpeedyVal

    I love AnnaLynne! She has the ugliest prettyface on the CW… or the prettiest ugly face? I love the nostril flare when she plays angry.

  • Nee Nee

    I’ve actually thought that Rosalie from Twilight should be re-cast in New Moon, and be played by AnnaLynn McCord. I think she’d be perfect for that role.

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