This just in…
In a segment I like to call “Damn! Why Isn’t That Me?”:
Ron Perelman (think Revlon) is divorcing Ellen Barkin (think “Sea of Love” and that really bad movie w/her and Laurence Fishburne, in a completely unrelated stream of thought, isn’t every movie w/Laurence Fishburne bad?). Yep, Mr Perelman, he of the bad advertising campaigns which feature actresses instead of models, is dropping his personal actress like a hot potato. But here’s the thing, he served papers on a stunned Ellen, whose pre–nup states she’ll get 20 million for anything up to 5 years but more if she hangs on longer. That marriage was like the ultimate, glam reality show. A married Survivor or a really luxe Big Brother. Excuse me but where do I sign up?! See related article.
Mr Perelman has been married before. A lot actually. Ellen was #4. And Ron doesn’t leave you high and dry either; 1st wife: $8 million, second wife: $80 million (all together now, “Damn! Why Isn’t That Me?”), 3rd wife: $30 million. Ron is like, “You ain’t gotta stay and here’s a little something for leaving.” That’s what I like, a nice parting gift! Thanks for playing, here ya go.
My advice: Ellen take the money and run. You didn’t make this kinda cake off “Someone Like You” or even “Sea of Love”. But you was hot in that movie with Dennis Quaid. Back in the day. Not that you aren’t hot now but…Well, you know what I mean.