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The O.C.'s Mischa Barton revealed last week that she would be joining The Hills: New Beginnings.
And while her announcement was a welcomed surprise, on Thursday it was reported that there were two more names MTV were toying with before confirming the 32-year-old.
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According to Us Weekly, Kelly Osbourne and Katharine McPhee were also on the producer's short list.
'MTV had a short list of three famous names they wanted to join the show,' a source revealed the the publication.
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Us reported: 'One of those names was Mischa Barton [and] the other two, reveals the insider, were Kelly Osbourne and Katharine McPhee'.
Daily Mail has reached out to both star's management for further comment.
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The news comes after Mischa revealed earlier in the month that she would be joining the iconic reality series.
'Welcome to The Hills, b*tch!' she shared in a video with the original theme song, Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield, playing in the background.
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'The secret's out,' Mischa began in the Instagram video caption. 'I'm joining the cast of The Hills. When MTV approached me with the chance to be a part of the reality show that was inspired by The OC, it...
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