Mischa Barton Will Not Cover Joni Mitchell

Since being hospitalized not too long ago, Mischa Barton has made a full recovery. And some friends are pointing at a new love of music for lifting her spirits. They claim singing folk-rock songs was what helped Barton out of the mental ward and back into everyday reality. But of course they’re totally and utterly wrong and probably deserve to have their fingers snapped off as such. Barton’s publicist has dismissed all such reports, adding, “Although she’s a big music fan, she’s never had any aspirations to [record] herself.” Although, apart from musician boyfriends, Barton’s also once been spotted shopping for guitars.

This same handler is now back-tracking, claiming that Barton wasn’t hospitalized for exhaustion, but to recover from wisdom tooth removal. So it’s hard to glean any sort of truth from all of this white noise. However, with one of her most overlooked roles as of late, Barton has at least flirted with pop music. In 2008’s You & I, Barton stars as a girl who falls in love with another girl while attending a concert staged by one of Russia’s pre-eminent gay-for-pay pop outfits, Tatu. It’s a tenuous love story that more prominently features Barton’s best Russian accent.

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