*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories.

Hot off (well kinda "hot off") her role as troubled teen Marissa on pop-music heavy The O.C., Mischa Barton has just signed up to play another alienated young music-loving lass, reports Variety. The Barfton (uh, we just made that up for no reason) will be starring in a "coming-of-age drama" directed by Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields) as a lonely American teenager living in Russia who bonds with a local Muscovite over their shared love for the band t.A.T.u. In other female casting news, actress Anna Faris will be starring in an upcoming comedy about "an ex-Playboy bunny who moves into the lamest sorority on campus to help make the girls more popular." Faris playing yet another dumb blonde? Sounds... inspiring!

Mischa Barton To Star In Joffe's 't.A.T.u.' [Variety]
Anna Faris To Play Ex-Playboy Bunny [Variety]
Related: The Ditz Ghetto [NYTimes]