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.
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