You know it’s desperation when you have to sell a dye job to get some play.

This is what’s become of Mischa Barton – karmic bitchslap perhaps for breaking my arm.

Curious little item appeared on the Us Weekly website yesterday: Mischa’s gone blonde! And she’s explaining her colour change to the magazine.

"It's just perfect and handy for the summer. It's just temporary. I'm about to go off into other roles and I'll probably have to completely change it up again."

Pity, non?

That not only is she staging bikini photo ops with the paps, now she’s resorting to dying her hair for the sole purpose of talking about dying her hair because it’s the only, only way she’ll register a blip on the radar?

Can you believe this bitch actually TURNED DOWN Gossip Girl?