Perez Hilton is reporting a rumor that producers of the new Melrose Place are looking to hire Mischa Barton for the reboot. In his report he says that the casting info is in hopes of trying to lure younger fans to the update.
There's a couple things wrong with this logic:
1. Does Barton even have fans to help lure?
2. Barton's reputation isn't exactly stellar, so do you really want to make that the first person you go after publicly?
3. Shouldn't acting be a requirement for starring in the show?