Quote: "I was out to eat dinner one time and this woman came up to me, and she was so lovely, and she said, 'I'm sorry. I just have to tell you I recognised you from Mr. Selfridge'... and she's like, 'I'm David Beckham's mother, and I wonder if I can get a picture with you'... It was very sweet." Actor Jeremy Piven has a big fan in the former soccer star's mum.
Quote: "In the new film, there are so many people ranging from Thierry Henry to Liam Neeson, who is being incredibly self-deprecating. He was such a sweetheart. It's so funny that he's become this brutal action figure because he's just the nicest guy in the world." Jeremy Piven learned LIAM NEESON is nothing like his on-screen characters while working with him the upcoming ENTOURAGE film.
Fact: William H. Macy used to babysit his Shameless co-star Joan Cusack as a kid after growing up in the same Illinois neighbourhood. The Fargo star also looked after a young Jeremy Piven, whose family lived nearby.
Fact: Entourage star Jeremy Piven will appear in Downton Abbey's one-off charity episode as his character from Bbc period drama Mr. Selfridge. Harry Selfridge will reportedly try to romance one of the period drama's ladies. George Clooney will also take part in the special, which will air in Britain on 19 December (14) as part of a fundraiser for the six charities supported by the Text Santa U.K. appeal.
Fact: Billy Bob Thornton has become the latest celebrity to film a guest appearance in the forthcoming Entourage movie after shooting scenes as a Texas oil billionaire, reports the New York Daily News. He joins the likes of Liam Neeson and rappers Common and Kid Cudi, who will all feature in the big screen adaptation of Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven's hit Tv series.
Quote: "I love the show. I'm ridiculously proud of it. I love being over there. It's the best cast I've ever worked with in my life... They're different." Actor Jeremy Piven loves working on hit period drama Mr. Selfridge in Britain and insists the cast measures up to his Entourage co-stars.
Fact: Oprah singer Alfie Boe is set to make a cameo appearance alongside Jeremy Piven in the second series of U.K. costume drama Mr Selfridge. He won't be stepping too far away from real life - he will play a tenor.
Fact: Actor Jeremy Piven is returning to TV to star in a new U.K. period drama series as retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge. The Entourage star has signed up to portray the American-born founder of luxury British department store Selfridges. The show, based on Lindy Woodhead's book Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge, will be set in 1909 and will air in the U.K. in 2013. It will hit U.S. TV screens at a later date.
Tweet: "People, welcome the legendary @Diane_Keaton to twitter!" Actor Jeremy Piven welcomes the newest celebrity to join the social networking website.
Quote: "When I was a stage actor in Chicago, a director said: 'Can you ride a motorcycle?' I said: 'Are you kidding? Yeah, no problem.' Of course, I'd never ridden a motorcycle in my life and when the day came to get on it, I didn't even know how to turn it on." Actor Jeremy Piven on the biggest lie he's told.
Quote: "He lost a full 'Turtle'! Jerry looks amazing." Actor Jeremy Piven jokes about his Entourage co-star Jerry Ferrara's new slimmed down figure. Ferrara plays the character Sal, nicknamed Turtle, on the hit TV series.
Quote: "It was actually really liberating and amazing and I think everyone should try it... Literally, once a week, throw your phone (in the toilet)." Actor Jeremy Piven on learning to live without communication technology after dropping his cellphone into the toilet at a restaurant.
Quote: "Mark (Wahlberg) said that I have to clean his pool, otherwise I'm, literally, not in the movie. It's a little awkward... I've been Mark's pool boy for almost two months now." Jeremy Piven jokes about the lengths he's going to to make sure he's part of a proposed Entourage movie.
Quote: "I was the guy that dabbled in soya milk, but now I’ve found out (it) has enough oestrogen for me to grow breasts. I had to put the soya milk down." Jeremy Piven has given up drinking soya milk.
Quote: "Espresso is the deepest I'll go in terms of getting amped up. Back in the day, I did dabble. I'm not running for office, so I can say that." Actor Jeremy Piven insists coffee is his only vice.
Quote: "I'd like to do a scene with Dustin Hoffman where I represent him and he's my client, and I'm really trying to get him to do a big movie that he'd never do. I'm friends with his son so I think that Dustin thinks I'm like the pool boy." ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven wants the Hollywood star to make a cameo in the hit TV show.
Fact: ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven will turn ringmaster as he hosts the WWE's Monday Night Raw on 3 August (09) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
Quote: "It sounds like some crazy rich man's disease." Jeremy Piven jokes about the alleged toxic mercury poisoning which forced him to quit Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW.
Quote: "I babysat JEREMY in Chicago. His dad was a mentor to me. And he used to hire me as a carpenter, though I realised that it was just a way for him to give me money." WILLIAM H. MACY picked up after Jeremy Piven before replacing the actor in David Mamet's Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW last month (Jan09) when Piven left the show due to mercury poisoning.
Quote: "She's seen a handful of my performances and had amazing notes, all of which I took. She's better than I am at theatre, so I may as well listen." ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven turns to his mum for advice.
Quote: "She did SPEED THE PLOW 20 years ago. I saw her the other night and she was hitting me with all of these lines." Actor Jeremy Piven was stunned by the memory of pop superstar Madonna, who starred in the original Broadway production of the David Mamet play. Piven is currently starring in the New York play.
Quote: "Being in New York is the best. New Yorkers are brutally honest. Outspoken. And the guys relate to me. They claimed ENTOURAGE for themselves like women did Sex And The City. I don't feel I'm a freak when I walk the streets of New York. I feel so comfortable here." Actor Jeremy Piven on moving from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, where he's currently starring in David Mamet's Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW
Fact: ENTOURAGE actor Jeremy Piven unleashed his inner rock star onstage at the 205 Club in New York City on Thursday (09Oct08) after getting behind the drums to play an AC DC track with the bar's band.
Quote: "I thought we were getting punk'd as an audience." Three-time Emmy Award winner Jeremy Piven was not a fan of the five reality TV presenters who hosted Sunday night's (21Sep08) prizegiving.
Fact: Rachel Hunter, Carla Gugino and ENTOURAGE stars Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly were among the stars checking out Justin Timberlake's first New York Fashion Week show at the Roseland Ballroom on Sunday night (07Sep08). The pop star launched his William Rast spring collection with business partner and pal TRACE AYALA.
Quote: "She's Madonna. It was like having some sort of animal, a wild beast, walk into the room." ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven was terrified when the Queen of Pop visited the set of husband Guy Ritchie's film ROCKNROLLA.
Quote: "Guys come up to me, not girls... It's pretty awkward when strangers slap you on the back when you're standing at a urinal." ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven on his bizarre bathroom experiences with male fans.
Fact: ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven is the new spokesmodel for U.S. men's fashion brand Johnston and Murphy.
Quote: "Justin Timberlake can bring sexy back, return it and bring it back again, and my mom doesn't have any idea. She doesn't know a MCDreamy from a MCSteamy from a MCNugget!" ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven on his mother's lack of pop culture knowledge.
Quote: "I'm a drum slut... and I've begged ALICIA, at some point on tour, to play with her (sic), and it will happen one day." Actor Jeremy Piven plans to get percussive onstage with SMOKIN' ACES co-star Alicia Keys.