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Mischa Barton’s Heir-Brained Scheme

Jan. 30 2008, Published 8:04 a.m. ET

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Ever since O.C. actress Mischa Barton split from oil heirBrandon Davis, photos of Bartonand her alleged new beau, Hollywood stylist Johnny Wujek, have been all over the weeklies. But is the romance for real? WhileBarton, 19, is telling pals Wujek, 27, is her boyfriend, sources close to thepair say it’s all part of the not-so-ingenue’s plan to make her exjealous.

“Mischa wants everyone to think she dumped Brandon,” one sourcesays. “But the truth is, he’s the one who wanted out. She’sdesperate to make him jealous and get him back.” Her tactics have been farfrom subtle, we’re told. For instance, when Brandon, 22, stumbled acrossthe pair at the Roosevelt Hotel’s pool recently, Barton and Wujekimmediately “went into PDA overdrive,” says a witness. “Theywere making out all hot and heavy right in front of Brandon, who looked prettypissed and finally just left.”

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The two parted ways in April after an argument in which the actress accused thehard-living heir of using her for her fame, says a Davis pal, who claims Brandonwas “sick of spending his entire $8,000-a-month allowance on her.”(Though Davis’s grandfather, Marvin, was a billionaire oilman and left hima hefty trust, we hear his mother doesn’t allow him to have more than that because of his history of excessive partying.)

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Furthermore, Brandon’s family doesn’t approve of Barton, and“Barbara Davis, Brandon’s grandmother, thinksshe’s a gold-digger,” says the source. “But Mischa will dowhatever it takes to get Brandon back.”

Like, pretend to date a male celebrity stylist?

Called for comment, Barton’s publicist, CraigSchneider, said that there's "no way" his client and the stylist are dating. "It's not even possible," he added, "if you catch my drift."



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