Ellen Barkin, erstwhile wife of Ronald Perelman, No. 40 on Forbes’ 2006 list of the 400 richest Americans, sold jewelry accumulated during her marriage last night at Christie’s for a staggering $20.4 million. Yes, yes, we’re all very excited, though probably no one more than Forbes, who seems to have gotten its panties in a bunch over one of two things, we can’t decide which– the record-breaking sale or the fact that it came up with this KICK-ASS headline: Barkin Bling Brings Big Bucks.
The alleged suicide-divorce revenge-crypto-nazi-vampire bombing that flattened a midtown building yesterday resulted in the offices of Revlon being shut down. The front windows were blown out, including those looking out from Ron Perelman’s offices. Perelman was uninjured, however, and a scheduled earnings conference call proceeded as planned.
Revlon Ron Rocked Twice [New York Post]