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Art imitates life for Ellen

In 2006, ‘ocean’s Thirteen’ actress Ellen Barkin shocked Hollywood by leaving her second husband, billionaire investor Ron Perelman, at the age of 54. Now she’s tapping into that heartbreak in her new TV series, which is about an older woman who ends her high-profile marriage.

An inside source says, “You have this character in her early fifties whose life explodes unexpectedly. Her nerve and life experience allows her to tell the world to go screw itself and they love her for it.”

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