At some point in this whole casting process for the new CW show Beautiful Life, I think it might be good idea if Ashton Kutcher actually decided to cast someone who can act. Elle Macpherson is gorgeous, a very nice person and she does great when you cast her in a role like she portrayed in Friends. However, if you give her anything more than that, you can tell that she is a model and not an actress. Just because she is a model, doesn't mean she can play a modeling agency owner on television. I know that sounds kind of stupid, but think about some doctor you know playing Dr. Derek Shepherd. It isn't the same.
The great thing about casting Elle, is that despite her lack of acting talent she is a much bigger star than Mischa Barton. I know that Mischa thought she was probably going to be the big star on the show, but it just didn't work out that way. I can already tell you that the two of them will not get along at all. They have completely opposite personalities and so even though the show will probably suck eggs, the off screen stuff should be very entertaining. If Mischa didn't need the money so desperately and a chance to make a comeback, I wouldn't put it past her to just drop out of the show. I know. It is more important for her to be the big star than to work.