Is Ellen Barkin a total diva nightmare on the set of ‘The New Normal’?

Ellen Barkin

These are some photos of Ellen Barkin at LAMCA about a month ago, and I would venture a guess that Ellen is probably wearing a Gucci dress since that was basically the whole event. Ellen looks a bit tweaked here (which, sadly, is nothing new these days for her), but her bod looks fantastic. Looks certainly aren’t everything though, and word on the tabloid street is that Ellen is a nightmare on the set of her new television show, “The New Normal.” I wonder if she’s always just like this or if this is something new. Back in 1993, the New York Times painted a wonderful portrait of her: “A visit with Ellen Barkin is not like a visit with a typical movieland diva: no sign of pampered, baroque behavior.” So should we believe this new, nasty Ellen really exists? Here’s the story from Star:

Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin plays a witch with a capital B on the hit NBC sitcom “The New Normal,” but a source says she’s even more of a meanie off camera!

“Ellin is always barking at her castmates and cursing out the crew,” the insider tells Star exclusively. “One time she blasted the poor sound guy, spewing out a string of profanities.” Ellen plays snooty, condescending Jane Forrest on the popular show — which may not be much of s stretch.

“She insists on only high-end designer clothes,” snipes the spy. “At first the crew let it go because she’s famous, but now they are getting fed up,” reveals the spy, adding that producers are also wondering if the show’s success is a gift … or a curse! “The cast is worried that they will be stuck with her bizarre behavior for many seasons to come!”

[From Star, print edition, December 19, 2012]

Hmm, I wonder where Kaiser would place Ellen on the diva scale. Probably somewhere between Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. I always wonder if diva behavior (especially if it’s new) stems from problems at home. Maybe she and her late 20s boytoy aren’t getting along so well. Or maybe Ellen’s still upset that she couldn’t get into Henry Cavill’s pants. Yeah, that’s gotta be the answer. Get in line, Ellen!

Ellen Barkin

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26 Responses to “Is Ellen Barkin a total diva nightmare on the set of ‘The New Normal’?”

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  1. Suze says:

    I have always gotten a difficult vibe from her, but since I don’t know her from Adam, that’s not exactly useful. Let’s just say I would totally buy this story.

    In other news: Lady stars! Quit tweaking your faces! It makes you look alien, not young.

  2. Ms Kay says:

    What…the hell…is wrong..with her face? O_O

  3. poppy says:

    young starlets take head.
    ellen barkin was married to an ungodly amount of money and could afford THE very best procedures from THE very best surgeons and look at what she is left with.

  4. emmie_a says:

    I don’t think you can count on a portrait of her personality from 20 years ago. Since the Times article she was married to a billionaire and lived like a pampered diva for quite a few years. Guess that lifestyle and attitude is hard to give up.

  5. d b says:

    Ellen’s a New York girl, if she has something to say,she’s going to say it – and some people find that offensive. Add to that she’s a woman and so of course she must be a major bitch *rolls eyes*

  6. roxy750 says:

    I don’t know but she needs to go tanning.

  7. KellyinSeattle says:

    Her nose used to be kind of big; she’s gotten it tweeked a LOT. She wins somewhere on the scale for Biggest Tweek On One Bodily Part.
    It makes me sad that people cling to the Fountain of Youth and, in doing so, can’t fool anyone and probably not even themselves.

  8. bns says:

    I believe this because why would a tabloid make up a story about Ellen Barkin of all people?

  9. lucy2 says:

    I’ve always gotten that vibe from her, but who knows.
    For a while she looked really fabulous and much younger than her years, but then all of sudden she looks terrible. I guess she’s another plastic surgery addict – know when to stop!

  10. velourazure says:

    Her bitchiness is due to incredible frustration that with all her money she can’t do anything about her hideous face.

  11. aurelia says:

    I think Cameron diaz is going to look just like her in a few years.

  12. jane says:

    love, love the show…always wait to see BARKIN!! hope she gets an EMMY!!!!!

  13. Meanchick says:

    BoyToy and still acting like a bitch? Something is not right in paradise.

  14. Trollydolly says:

    I think she is fabulous. I fell in lurve with her and Al Pacino in Sea of Love in 1989.

  15. Trashaddict says:

    Jeez, did she overdo the Botox? The left side of her face looks droopy, either that or she’s trying not to smile so she doesn’t wrinkle, or she’s had a stroke!

  16. LeslieM says:

    That line in the promo for her show..something about a fibroid tuner that turned out to have a face made me cringe every time I saw it. I don’t know how she could say something like that acting or not. Awful!