Police in West Hollywood had to remove actress Mischa Barton from her house yesterday afternoon due to what they’re calling a “medical issue.” Barton herself called the cops after experiencing a “freak out.” Said one of the responding officers: “We responded to her home last night on a medical issue. We assisted with it. She was removed from her home.” What we just said. Barton, famously a pothead, was charged last year with DUI and marijuana possession, you’ll remember, and went to rehab, although she said at the time that “I went to rehab to prove I was sober.” Riiiiight. Anyway, we wish her well. She’s about to star as a supermodel this fall in the CW series called, ironically, Beautiful Life. (Us)
UPDATE: Barton is currently under involuntary psychiatric hold (a 5150) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Authorities can retain a person involuntarily if they present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled, or suffer from a mental disorder. Britney Spears was twice held under a 5150 last year.