Jeremy Piven is a sensitive flower

August 10th, 2009 // 38 Comments

Jeremy Piven is apparently still testy about the sushi incident that allegedly forced him to quit the Broadway run of “Speed the Plow.” Before his Thursday appearance on It’s On with Alexa Chung, the actor got into a shouting match backstage with Chris Kattan, according to NY Daily News:

Kattan – who’s been in town talking up his IFC miniseries “Bollywood Hero” – greeted Piven with a snarky, “So, what are you here to promote, your Broadway play?”
The actor sniped back irritably, “Well, what are you here to promote? Mango?” – a reference to Kattan’s swishy “Saturday Night Live” stripper character.
The actors continued to bark for a few minutes, but while Kattan thought the argument was in jest, Piven did not.
Says an insider, “After some back and forth, Jeremy said something really personal to Chris that basically attacked his career. He said ‘Whoa, man – I thought we were just fooling around here.’”
Not the right thing to say to the man who plays Ari Gold, apparently. “I’m getting sued for that s–t!” the actor shouted. “It’s not funny!”
Our source adds, “Jeremy slammed the green room door right in Chris’ face, and about 20 people in the hallway outside could hear him yelling obscenities. He was furious.
“Chris felt really badly about the whole thing, so about 15 minutes later he tried to approach Jeremy again to apologize, to tell him he was just kidding and that he didn’t mean to offend in any way. But Jeremy wasn’t having it at all. He slammed the door in Chris’ face AGAIN.”

Mostly because this season’s episode where Grandpa Ari gave Turtle a heart-to-heart talk made me want to stick my head in Paris Hilton’s vagina and die an acidy death, I’m going to recommend Jeremy Piven try some Midol the next time he’s crampy and forego my initial reaction of “What the fuck’s a Chris Kattan?”

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  1. Lolocaust

    I didn’t know they were making a new Night at the Roxbury movie

  2. Mac

    And a lot of you idiots defended him over Seth Rogen. Jeremy is a cry baby who thinks he is the s***. In reality he is a d-list celebrity. He goes on a tirade because he can’t take a joke. Before that it was leaving season 1 of Entourage at an expensive restaurant. Not only did he leave that as a tip but ti was for a table of 12. This dude is a low life piece of crap and Entourage is garbage. Weeds owns that trash

  3. thumper

    I love his taste in toupees.

  4. Cark the Brave

    Dude, Shave! Your face looks like the patchy hair of my grundle.

  5. Aunt Jemima

    Negative stereotypes aren’t going to go away, Jeremy, until you stop acting like them. Are you religious Jeremy? Which one?

  6. Man. Jeremy getting sued, huh? At least Jeremy has his Marky Mark money to pay for things. Kattans wife dumps him, he’s probably living in a van down by the river.

  7. Perkin Merkin

    He really thinks he is a thespian. What a joke.

  8. Deacon Jones

    If you guys want to laugh your guts out thru your asshole, smoke a bowl and watch “Totally Awesome” with Chris Kattan. I never even heard of it before I watched it. Kattan shouldve gotten an Oscar.

  9. Vest and jean screams Maitre’D at the local Applebee’s…

  10. TakeALaxative

    Jeremy need more bowel movements in his life. See what happens when the shit just sits in your colon.

  11. omelette

    he “wigged” out

  12. zips

    I was watching a repeat of Seinfeld the other day with Piv in it – back when he clearly didn’t have hair plugs or a gym membership but quite possibly some dignity. Good times.

  13. I dont know this guy or have seen anything he’s been in but hes always come off as a moaner in the press…

  14. bUZZTOE

    Once a talentless douchebag, always a talentless douchebag….

    NEXT!

  15. Dot

    Not that most (all?) celebrities aren’t publicity whores but I read that Piven hosted WWE’s show last week and was set to appear on Big Brother this week. Oh, and he has a new movie coming out soon, duh. I used to kinda like him but since sushigate, I think he’s pretty much a jackass. Can you say “zero credibility”? Get over yourself, dude.

  16. Angie

    Wentz-Pivenism Syndrome is a serious disorder with emotional side effects and male menstruation.

  17. I hate John Cusack

    Actually, I have had the DISPLEASURE of meeting and dealing with BOTH Jeremy Piven and John Cusack; and I gotta say, this story actually rings true. Jeremy Piven is the douchiest douche bag that there is.
    (and for as big of a pain in the ass as Piven is, John Cusack is infinitely worse- he transcends douchbag and moves into the “piece of absolutely worthless dogshit” catagory)

    I never in a million years thought that I would find myself respecting Chris Kattan.

  18. Seems like Jeremy Piven got the Ari Gold signature “Bitch Slap for a Bitch”. Did I mention Entourage is shit?

  19. Maybe if Jeremy didn’t make up that whole mercury bullshit he wouldn’t be so touchy about being sued for it. I hope he gets pummeled in court.

  20. The Dude

    Ari is the shit… I’m not sure who this Jeremy guy is…

  21. ha

    @14

    He’s actually very talented. He’s a good actor with incredibly great comedic timing. Entourage would have sucked from day 1 without him, instead it fell apart after about 2 or 3 seasons.

  22. caljenna

    Say what you will about him, but you gotta hand it to him for the Mango retort…

  23. noname

    #17 – Cusack is a douchebag? How so? Very curious! I agree about the Piv.

  24. bUZZTOE

    @21

    As I’ve said once a talentless self absorbed douchebag, always a talentless self absorbed talentless douchebag.

    NEXT!

  25. George

    Ari Gold = the fucking man. Everyone STFU.

  26. Garrett's Girl

    Jeremy Piven is almost as big of a douchebag as Jon Gosselin, except Jeremy Piven doesn’t own any Ed Hardy clothing.

  27. suck my dick

    Who’s that douchebag? He looks like my unshaven genitals

  28. el2012

    ahaahah….. “What’s a Chris Kattan?”, thats gold, Ari GOLD!!!

  29. FooGooMaRooCoo

    Turtle’s a fucking fat pole-smoking douchebag anyways. If Ari defends Turtle’s fat ass, fuck ‘em both!

  30. datroof

    You know, whenever performers/comedians say “it’snot funny” is the exact moment when it is at its most funny.

    Gotta love millionaire douchebags who love to mock others’ misfortunes, but cry like babies when their own are mocked.

    Oh yeah, Piven wears a rug too.

  31. I HATE John Cusack

    #23, John (fucking) Cusack is THIS kind of a hyena’s scrotal sack: I had to throw him out of a bar I worked at in the 1980′s, because he took a pool cue to the outdoor deck and trellis. (on a quiet, lovely afternoon, when it was only him and his friends on that deck, with nobody bothering them) Then I had to call the cops, because he threatened to use the aforementioned pool cue on me for bouncing his sorry ass.

    If I remember correctly, the owner of the bar eventually banned him for life.

    I have also waited on him in restaurants; once where he came in to a busy Sunday brunch with no reservation, a party of 12, and demanded to be seated immediately. (There were only 48 seats in this entire restaurant.) Oh, yeah, and he tipped NOTHING on this party of 12 that had the entire restaurant running for them from the moment they walked in the door. Constant requests for special orders and special drinks. It almost seemed like a game to them- ordering everyone around, and smirking. They behaved like spoiled little indulged brats. He never said thank you to the staff. He never said thank you to those diners who switched tables to accommodate him. He never even LOOKED at them.
    Hot buttered dick tip that he is.

    HE HAS NEVER TIPPED ME, OR ANY SERVER THAT I HAVE EVER MET WHO HAS WAITED ON HIM. (which is quite a few…)

    This is just the tip of the iceberg- there are several more that I can personally recount. (There are also some absolute doozies that I’ve heard from others; but I digress…)

    And trust me, NONE of it is pleasant. He is a pigfucker.

    (To be completely fair to the Cusack clan, I have also waited on John’s sister, Joan, several times- and she is intelligent, adorable, a hoot, and just a complete delight in general.)

  32. @ 31 -But John was in “Better Off Dead”, and “Trip At The Brain”, and they were both in “Grosse Point Blanke”. I think I can imagine it though.

  33. okay, I hate him too...

    Both Cusack and Piven subscribe to the “no expression on my face= deep acting” school of performing. Oh, and Piven also has a little of the George C. Scott “I look pissed off, therefore I’m a great actor” thang goin’ on, too. Every performance is the same- either angry/no expression, or nerdy guy/no expression. They bore me.
    Incidentally, I find it completely ironic and hilarious that Piven’s family owns an acting school (for privileged elitists) in Chicago’s Northern suburbs.
    And, yes, it is well known among Chicago’s waitstaff population that Mr. John Cusack is a fucker and doesn’t tip.

  34. hahahaha

    #4, #7, #16, #30-B’WHAHAHAHAHAH! yeah…..!

  35. Gramps

    If they don’t tip, and then go back to the same restaurant, I’ll bet Mr. Piven and Mr. Cusack have ingested some interesting things, unbeknownst to them…

  36. Frank Turner

    #17 #23 If you think years ago was bad, you should see his Twitter account. He follows some weird porn queen/hooker who makes everyone sick with her chocolate lesbian orgy tweets, and just recently added her equally perverse cronies. We’ve all been wondering why the gossip sites haven’t busted him for his 24 hour online porn feed. Not only is he a douchebag, but what a Hollywood cliche he has become. Mr. anti-establishment fits right in with Tinsel Town posers with their over-blown, under-developed egos that need constant reassurance that they are still ‘hot’.

  37. Frank Turner

    #17 #23 If you think years ago was bad, you should see his Twitter account. He follows some weird porn queen/hooker who makes everyone sick with her chocolate lesbian orgy tweets, and just recently added her equally perverse cronies. We’ve all been wondering why the gossip sites haven’t busted him for his 24 hour online porn feed. Not only is he a douchebag, but what a Hollywood cliche he has become. Mr. anti-establishment fits right in with Tinsel Town posers with their over-blown, under-developed egos that need constant reassurance that they are still ‘hot’.

  38. I was watching Seinfeld the other day with a repeat of the Piv – back when he’s clearly on a gym membership or hair plugs probably was not much dignity. Good times.

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