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Dancing with the Stars' Mischa Barton Reveals to PEOPLE Why She Left Hollywood After The O.C.

Originally posted 04/04/2016 10:00PM

When Mischa Barton said goodbye to The O.C., she also said goodbye to Hollywood.

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Mischa Barton's Dancing with the Stars Blog: 'Last Week Was a Catastrophe' – but I've Found My 'Inner Strength'

Originally posted 04/04/2016 03:30PM

Former O.C. star Mischa Barton is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Barton and her partner Artem Chigvintsev on Twitter!

Last week was a catastrophe.

The day started off with a disastrous dress rehearsal and that can really psych you out.

The saddest part was that Artem and I had actually been having a lot of fun in rehearsal. I'd been working hard and we'd made great progress. As I was standing there right before our dance, I was smiling. I was hopeful it would go well.

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Sudden Stardom, Partying and a DUI: Dancing with the Stars' Mischa Barton's History of Personal Struggles in Her Own Words

Originally posted 03/29/2016 02:20PM

Fans of Mischa Barton watched the actress go through a roller coaster of ups and downs in the years after she shot to stardom with The O.C. in 2003. Now the star is back in the spotlight – and struggling – on Dancing with the Stars.

On Monday's episode, an emotional Barton, 30, fought back tears after a poorly received performance – and admitted in her exclusive PEOPLE blog that her debut performance on the show was "a worst-case scenario" – but the actress is no stranger to tough times in the public eye.

Back in 2013, Barton opened up to PEOPLE in a candid interview – here's a breakdown of what the star said about her personal struggles with fame, her out of control partying and scary hospitalization.

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Mischa Barton Is 'Completely Out of Her Element' on Dancing with the Stars, Says Source

Originally posted 03/29/2016 01:00PM

Mischa Barton is the first to admit her time on Dancing with the Stars has been a rough ride, and some who know the star agree she's on an emotional roller coaster.

"She's trying really hard, but she's completely out of her element," a source tells PEOPLE of Barton, 30, who struggled to keep back tears after a poorly received performance on Monday's episode.

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Mischa Barton Wipes Away Tears After 'Really Rough Week' on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 03/28/2016 09:45PM

Mischa Barton admitted that it's been a challenging week on Dancing with the Stars.

During Monday's episode , Barton appeared to be in a good mood and was smiling, until her video package began airing. The video package showed her struggling during rehearsals, telling pro Artem Chigvintsev that she felt "beyond not good" about their upcoming performance.

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Mischa Barton's Dancing with the Stars Blog: Artem Can Be a Really Harsh Critic – but I Like It!

Originally posted 03/28/2016 04:00PM

Former O.C. star Mischa Barton is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Barton and her partner Artem Chigvintsev on Twitter!

Last week was a worst-case scenario for DWTS and working with Artem and me. The judges were not feeling our tango at all. But Artem had prepared me for that kind of feedback – maybe a little too much.

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'Get It Guurrrrlll!' See How Mischa Barton's O.C. Costar Rachel Bilson and More DWTS Stars' Cast Mates Are Showing Their Support

Originally posted 03/22/2016 11:30AM

" Fans of Dancing with the Stars weren't the only ones who tuned in to the season premiere – the cast members' former costars did, too!

Several DWTS contestants were showered with praise from their cast mates from previous shows after hitting the dance floor for the first time during Monday's telecast.

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Wanya Morris Brings Boyz II Men Classic to Dancing with the Stars – Plus a Contestant Is Called This Season's Bindi Irwin

Originally posted 03/21/2016 10:45PM

Dancing with the Stars is back, and as Carrie Ann Inaba said near the end of the two-hour premiere, there were a lot of good things happening in the ballroom.

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Mischa Barton's Dancing with the Stars Blog: Rehearsals Have Been a 'Rough Ride'

Originally posted 03/21/2016 04:00PM

Former O.C. star Misha Barton is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Barton and her partner Artem Chigvintsev on Twitter!

When I first found out that I was going to be on DWTS and working with Artem, I was really excited. But I was also really unsure about how things would go.

Like any new working relationship, you never know if your personalities are going to clash or what the teacher-student relationship is to work. And I won't lie, in the beginning things went very slowly and I've had a bit of a rough ride.

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10 Times Mischa Barton Dressed Like She Was on Dancing With the Stars

10 Times Mischa Barton Dressed Like She Was on Dancing With the Stars

Originally posted 03/18/2016 01:00PM

10 looks from her The O.C. days foreshadowed her Dancing destiny

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