This is getting ridiculous. Going one better on the Gap's dump of Sarah Jessica Parker, Neutrogena is replacing Misha Barton, 19, with 15-year-old Hayden Panettiere. Now, I can't imagine why Neutrogena needs such a young face - maybe she works a lot cheaper than Mischa, but the name recognition certainly isn't there yet.
Mischa plays the boozing, dabbling bisexual Marissa on the "OC" whose relationship with another chick (Alex) fizzled out when Marissa decides to get back with beau Ryan. Natch, the jilted Alex morphed into a jealous, psychotic girlfriend who stalked her now ex-girlfriend, tossed a few beer cans, made violent threats. Despite the fact that the producers got cold feet with the lesbian angle, the show hasn't lost its faithful fans, and Fox recently announced that the "OC" has been picked up for another season. (And you can watch for the second season to be released on DVD July 18, 2005.)
Meanwhile, Hayden is off to a good start on her acting career - she was recently seen on an episode of "NBC's Law & Order: SVU" and in the flick "Ice Princess." Predictably, Hayden already has signed with a record label. No word on whether she can sing, but that's no longer a required talent for making a pop album these days.