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Mischa Messes Up -- Busted for DUI

12/27/2007 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed that Mischa Barton has been arrested for DUI, possession of illegal narcotics and driving without a valid license.
Misha Barton booking photo
According to a press release issued by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the former "O.C." star was pulled over early this morning around 2:45 AM as she was driving in West Hollywood, Calif. Cops say she "was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and failed to signal when making a turn." When deputies pulled her over, they determined that she "was an unlicensed driver and was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage."

Whatchs smokin?Barton is still in custody, being held on $10,000 bail. The L.A. County Sheriffs' Inmate Information website called her "Mischa Burton." Sources tell us that Mischa has been "very cooperative" and "no trouble at all." She's a good bad girl!

The arrest was first reported by Hollyscoop.com.

Story developing ...

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Barron Hilton announced Wednesday that he would be giving 97 percent of his $2.3 billion fortune to charity, specifically to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, putting Paris' reported $30 million windfall in some doubt. (There could be between $70M and 130M left, presumably for the family.)

It's said by a biographer that Grandpa Barron is "embarrassed" by Paris' behavior and supposedly even threatened to yank her inheritance entirely a few years back. Paris couldn't be reached for comment on the development.


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TMZ has learned that a custody battle has erupted between Mel B and her former husband over their almost 9-year-old daughter, Phoenix, and whether mom can take her on the road. Can't take my baby, Spice!

We're told dancer Jimmy Gulzar refused to alter his visitation schedule with the working mom -- and custodial parent -- Scary Spice aka Melanie Brown, while she's on tour with the Spice Girls. Now TMZ has obtained documents supporting Brown's desire to take Phoenix on the road with her. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider has ordered that little Phoenix can go on the road with her mom as she tours the world, thus denying Gulzar's attempt to block her from traveling. Your mum's your best friend!

Mel, who is represented by powerhouse attorney Goldie Schon, still maintains sole legal and physical custody of Phoenix, and Gulzar will have scheduled visitation over the next few months and on the little girl's birthday.


Brandy Crash -- Dead Woman at Fault?


TMZ has learned the hang-up in deciding whether to file vehicular manslaughter charges against Brandy is that Brandy may have been a victim, not a culprit.

A CHP source tells TMZ the woman who died in the car accident involving Brandy actually struck the vehicle in front of her before Brandy made any contact. The law enforcement source says Awatef Aboudihaj, the woman who died, struck the car in front of her -- which was going 65 mph, and then slammed on her brakes. We're told the sudden stop caused Brandy to hit the dead woman's car.

What's more, L.A. County Coroner spokesperson Captain Ed Winter tells TMZ that toxicology reports show Aboudihaj had "slight traces" of marijuana in her system at the time of the crash.

The L.A. City Attorney has until the end of the business day on Friday to decide whether to file criminal charges against Brandy -- that's when the one-year statute of limitations runs out. Sources tell TMZ there is significant division in the City Attorney's office, and a decision still has not been made. The problem for the City Attorney: if they file manslaughter charges, they have to prove Brandy did something negligent -- and we're told that could be difficult if not impossible.

Stay tuned...

COMMENTS

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1.

flavor flave    

that's NOT a booking photo. There's no backgroud, she's looking up,and got a smirk of a smile on her face. Don't believe the hype, says public enemy number one!

2403 days ago
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westmark    

Finally some great news about Paris. This could be the best thing that could ever happen to her. I don't think she will go hungry. I just hope this is a true story. There are charities that need this money so much more than having her throw it around foolishly.

2403 days ago
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ringo    

who cares about any of these people? WE NEED A LIFE

2403 days ago
4.

Cara    

FIRST(???)

Wow... it was only a matter of time... we all knew Mischa Barton was never the brightest crayon in the box.

2403 days ago
5.

DaveRog    

Max the blonde guy is Harvey Levin's latest boytoy.
Rumor in Weho is that blonde boy has a video of Harvey "servicing" him, and will go public unless Harvey gives him the prime scoops such as this.
He's pretty hot, so Harvey could have done worse.

2403 days ago
6.

JCollina    

Paris, you poor baby. Maybe you can make money in the porno industry.

2403 days ago
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rtinminn    

Just another lo life trying to cash in on someone with fame and fortune,

2403 days ago
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rtinminn    

Mischa Barton, Just another drama queen

2403 days ago
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maya shallcross    

I was very mad hen I heard about Misha Barton because she was always my role model. With stars these days,I can't trust anyone.

2403 days ago
10.

gisele    

Brandy you crashed in the car that killed someone and know you are still trying to clear your name, shame on you
your SUV was going down the 5 freeway and you crashed in to her and trying to get the goods on this poor familys life. I dont buy it. and it does not fly .

2403 days ago
11.

TMZ_User    

Paris Hilton porn star my hole she couldn't even cut it in a whorehouse. I hope Paris goes broke stupid trout. I am glad her grand daddy is seeing sense and cutting this bitch out. I figured Mischa would F' up someday/sometime just a matter of when.

2403 days ago
12.

Rick    

Brandy is not one of my favorite singers either, but many of these comments belittle professional investigators. We have charged the California Highway Patrol and the DA's office with the responsibility of investigating these types of incidences. They are very good at what they do and on an extremely higher percentage get it right and are accurate in their findings.

This is not to say that Brandy had nothing to do with it or not, but none of you people commenting were even there, so your opinions are very one sided and unfair. A witness is just that...an eye witness! A chracter witness is just a witness over someone's chracter, which is what all of these comments are based on. So for any of you to say she is guilty or just hding or using her fame to get out f jail free, is stupid at best.

Later...

2403 days ago
13.

Valentina    

WHAT A YAWN.......AND SO, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

2403 days ago
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dmtmir    

Has a competition erupted in your world? If yes, than it is wrong kind of it. Like it was said once. Great powers bring great responsibility. It seams that you obtained this powers with a commitment of little children. Money supposes to bring useful definitions in life. But for you it appears to be bringing stupidity and being irresponsible.

2403 days ago
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maddie    

i don't blame him you come from that kind of money you should be well educated and know how to behave in public grow up or be pooor

2403 days ago
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