01:19 AM EDT 03/29/2015
Originally posted 09/15/2011 03:15PM
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Sept. 18, and one thing's for sure – the winners' lives won't change. At all. No, really.
At least, that's what past winners Jeremy Piven, Megan Mullally, Kristin Chenoweth and Jackée Harry insist in a new video, where the stars talk about their post-Emmy lives.
"It definitely hasn't changed my day-to-day life," Mullally, who won twice for Will & Grace says. "I still get up and shower like every normal person."
Then again, she showers with her Emmy Award – a helpful little gold statue that scrubs her back. She's not the only one in a deep, committed relationship with her Emmys: Piven straps his three Emmys (all from his turn as Ari Gold on Entourage) into car seats before taking them for a drive.
Originally posted 08/05/2011 05:40PM
Jeremy Piven has found a new role!
The Entourage star's days as Ari Gold may be coming to a close, but he's managed to stay occupied with his "new best friend, Napoleon," whom he introduced on Twitter this week.
Originally posted 07/28/2011 06:00AM
Originally posted 08/27/2009 05:05PM
Jeremy Piven won't be sleeping with the fishes.
An arbitrator ruled that the actor – who abruptly left the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow after suffering from mercury poisoning – did not breach contractual obligations or any personal agreements with the producers of the play for leaving.
The arbitrator stated in the decision that there was "sufficient evidence to establish that Piven's decision was a reasonable one; that it was reasonably based, and that the contrary evidence is insufficient."
Originally posted 06/19/2009 07:15AM
Hold the fish for Jeremy Piven.
"I haven't had a piece of fish since the doctor told me to lower my blood mercury level," the Entourage Emmy winner told PEOPLE during Thursday's Lakers celebration party at Los Angeles's Nokia Club. "So, it's been almost 10 months now."
Piven, 43, abruptly left the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow mid-run in December with an ailment his doctor called fatigue from mercury poisoning.
Miffed over his departure from the show, producers filed charges with Actors Equity against Piven, with the case currently tied up in arbitration.
Originally posted 03/25/2009 04:15PM
This summer we may finally solve the enduring Broadway mystery: Did the fish do it?
On June 6th and 7th, an arbitrator will hear the dispute between both Actors' Equity, the producers of the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and the production's one-time star, Emmy winning actor Jeremy Piven.
The Entourage star, 43, abruptly left the show in December – 10 weeks early – complaining of fatigue caused by toxic mercury in his system from eating fish. At the time, his doctor claimed that he had mercury levels that were six times higher than an allowable level.
Originally posted 02/26/2009 05:40PM
An off-off-off Broadway drama over Jeremy Piven's sudden departure from Speed-the-Plow opened and closed Thursday with at least one positive review – from Piven.
An Actor's Equity grievance committee met for about six hours in New York, ending with no unanimous decision and Piven leaving out the back door. But later the actor issued a statement claiming victory. He also gave an interview to The New York Times.
Accompanied by his publicist, Piven told the newspaper, "The biggest misconception was that this all came out of the blue in December and that I came down with this 'sushi-gate' stuff. It's not sushi, it's from eating fish for 20 years and not understanding the mercury threat."
Originally posted 02/25/2009 11:55AM
At the request of the producers of Broadway's Speed-the-Plow, Jeremy Piven will stand before the grievance committee of the actors' union, Actors' Equity, on Thursday, as both sides present cases on his abrupt departure from the production before the end of his contract.
Piven, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of ruthless Hollywood agent Ari Gold on HBO's Entourage, blamed mercury poisoning for his withdrawal from the successful stage revival of the David Mamet play. His reps said that his leaving the production was based on doctors' orders.
Piven, 43, will appear at the Equity gathering in person, reports the New York Post, which also says that producers intend to show that records from his private-car driver will reflect that while Piven was complaining of being sick he was socializing at clubs.
Originally posted 01/23/2009 12:05PM
Before he bowed out of his role on Broadway because of mercury poisoning, Jeremy Piven was embodying his inner Ari Gold on photo shoots to promote the play.
According to Page Six Magazine, the 43-year-old Entourage star was a bit hard to direct during a September photo shoot the magazine did to promote Speed-the-Plow.
"This isn't my first time on the merry-go-round," he said when asked to pose for a traditional head-shot. "You want mediocre? I can give you mediocre." His pose? A DMV-worthy grin.
But, as you can see here, Piven didn't want to give mediocre a little later. He popped his collar, and "letting out a guttural moan," ripped the sleeves off a $350 Giorgio Armani shirt, the mag reports.
This week's issue of Page Six Magazine hits newsstands Sunday.
– Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 01/15/2009 11:15AM
He became an easy punchline after dropping out of a Broadway show in December citing mercury poisoning, but Jeremy Piven says the condition was very real.
From the second week of rehearsal for the revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, the Entourage star, 43, told Good Morning America, "I was losing my balance and my memory. The lights were too bright. I couldn't get enough oxygen."
After passing out in his home after work one day, he was admitted to the hospital for three days while doctors ran extensive tests, Piven says. Doctors discovered he had six times the levels of mercury found in a healthy person, which was causing his symptoms, and warned that he could have a heart attack if he overexerted himself.
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