British-born star Mischa Barton has been charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana by LA police.

British actress Mischa Barton

The former star of “The O.C.” is facng four misdemeanors: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol level, driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana (28.5 grams or less).

Barton, 22, was arrested in West Hollywood on Dec 27 after her vehicle was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and she failed to signal when making a turn, police have said.

This kind of behavior seems like becoming a trend in Hollywood these days… especially among up and rising stars. It’s kinda disappointing to see these news.

English football star David Beckham is seen wearing a T-shirt portraying his half naked wife, Victoria, for a campaign to raise skin cancer awareness…

David Beckham and half naked Victoria T-shirt

British pop singer Shayne Ward was in Beijing to promote his 2nd album, “Breathless”.

British singer Shayne Ward

Shayne rose to fame in late 2005 after winning British singing talent show, “The X Factor”. I am not sure how famous he still is in UK, but he is doing very well in China and some Asian region.

Korean star Lee Byung-hun is named as one of the cast for Hollywood movie “G.I. Joe”, which is based on the popular comic and cartoon series.

Korean actor Lee Byung-hun

Lee will play the role Shadow Storm, not the main character but one of the fans favourite. He will star alongside Sienna Miller, Ray Park and Rachel Nichols etc. The movie has not started filming yet, and is expected to be released in summer 2009.

Actress Keira Knightley tops a British poll as Beauty Icon of 2007. The poll was carried out by Superdrug, a British health and beauty retailer.

British actress Keira Knightley

Kelly Brook and Kate Moss came in 2nd and 3rd place.


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