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The stunning actress did do one thing ass backwards: she split with Gabriel Byrne to get with makeup mogul Ron Perelman. Silly girl - you're supposed to leave the plain guy for the Irish hottie, not the other way around.
Barkin and Byrne met filming Siesta, the second-best movie she's in with Julian Sands. (My Irrelevant friends will recognize Sands as Alistair Wesley on Person of Interest.) The cooler one is Mercy, an erotic thriller in which Barkin's character is bisexual.
As Dorothy Surrenders can tell you, Barkin is internationally world-famous for her salty-tongued Twitter tweets. Check her out: https://twitter.com/#!/EllenBarkin
Unlike her character on The New Normal, she will not put up with any sexist bullshit. When Bret Easton Ellis said this about the Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker:
...Barkin fired back with:
Literary adaptations that star Barkin include This Boy's Life, based on the memoir by Tobias Wolff; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the writings of Hunter S. Thompson; and Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, loosely based on the Fyodor Dostoyevsky classic.
But really, someone should just collect her funniest and sauciest tweets into a book, a la Justin Halpern's Shit My Dad Says. Shit Ellen Barkin Says has definite bestseller potential.