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7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates

You may not have known these stars lived together

(Newser) - Want to live with a celebrity? Try being a celebrity yourself. The Stir rounds up celebrity pairs you probably didn't know lived together:
  • John Cusack and Jeremy Piven: They were childhood friends in Evanston, Illinois, and lived together in Chicago. But when asked later what happened when Cusack became
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12 Celebs Who Are Terrible Tippers

Allegedly, at least

(Newser) - Most celebrities are fairly rich, but that apparently being wealthy doesn't guarantee you're also generous. Radar rounds up 40 celebrity cheapskates, who've done everything from skip out on bills to renege on charity donations. Here are the 12 bad tippers from the list:
  • Tiger Woods: He's
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10 Celebs Restaurants Fear

Please don't take your shoes off, smear food on yourself

(Newser) - Ever wonder how that celeb behaves at the corner table you got muscled out of? The Frisky lists misbehaving A-listers who have been kicked to the D-list by restaurants:
  • Jeremy Piven: Left an Entourage DVD for a tip at an Aspen sushi joint, along with a snide "Thanks for
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Charlize Kisses Girl for $140K

Theron throws in a smooch to sweeten charity auction

(Newser) - Charlize Theron threw a smooch into the bargain to revive a flagging charity auction last night—and didn’t back down when a woman made the highest bid. The actress was selling a trip to South Africa, but bidding stalled at $37,000—after Jeremy Piven raised $280,000. Annoyed,... More »

Harris, Other New Faces Rule Emmys Tonight

First-time nominees Family Guy, Hamm, Morgan could win big

(Newser) - Fresh faces are all the rage at tonight’s Emmys, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and a host of first-time nominees up for top awards, People reports. Family Guy is the first cartoon to be nominated for best comedy series in nearly 50 years, and Jeremy Piven’s snub for... More »

Piven: Stop Making Fun of Me!

Play mocking mercury poisoning must stop defaming him, comedian insists

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven has had it up to here with people mocking his sushi poisoning. The comedian slapped the Public Theater with a cease-and-desist letter over The Piven Monologues, a show that explores his mercury poisoning fiasco. Piven’s attorney clarifies, “We didn't say you cannot do the play, we... More »

Letterman Goes Easy On Poisoned Piven

Actor says he could have had heart attack

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven and his terrible case of sushi-related mercury poisoning got off easy during last night's Late Show appearance. David Letterman skipped questions prepared by the National Fisheries Institute—such as "why is it that people in Japan eat far more fish than you, yet don't complain about mercury... More »

Fishy Tale Gets Piven Off the Hook

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven was on the level when he blamed mercury poisoning for his decision to bail on a Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow last December, an arbitrator has ruled. "While we respect the decision, we strongly disagree with it," the producers of the David Mamet play said in a... More »

Nobody's Sold on The Goods

(Newser) - On paper, The Goods ought to be—well, good, given that it has plenty of funny people on both sides of the camera. Didn’t turn out that way. Here’s what critics are saying:
  • Seemingly pulled “straight out of Will Ferrell's discard pile,” the flick is a
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Levi Is Kathy's 'Teen Choice'

Plus, Jesus Luz is still around and Jeremy Piven still isn't over sushi poisoning

(Newser) - If Levi Johnston’s goal is to break into Hollywood, he got at least a toe in the door last night: My Life on the D-List star Kathy Griffin brought him along as her date to the Teen Choice Awards, E! reports. “Long-distance relationships are not easy, especially when... More »

Mom Fears for Rihanna's Life

Singer wants restraining order against Brown gone

(Newser) - As Chris Brown awaits sentencing today, Rihanna is again trying to squash a court order requiring him to stay 50 yards away, her lawyer tells People. Meanwhile, her mother is afraid she’s “playing Russian roulette with her life” by allowing Brown to keep his “power over her,... More »

Jude Law's Babymama Likes to Get Cozy With Celebs

Aspiring actress went out of her way to meet other famous guys

(Newser) - Jude Law’s babymama is quite the celeb hanger-on, TMZ finds after some extensive digging. Samantha Burke has been photographed with model Tyson Beckford and actor Jeremy Piven—plus at least three pics from a night of partying with Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley. And sources say the model/aspiring actress... More »

Susan Boyle Back on Stage

Plus, Rihanna subpoenaed, and more

(Newser) - Today is the day Susan Boyle returns to singing, the Mirror reports. The troubled star is set to join rehearsals for the Britain’s Got Talent tour. “There is no pressure on her but everyone hopes it means she will perform on Friday,” says a source. “It’... More »

Producers Press Case Against Piven

(Newser) - The producers of Speed-the-Plow haven't given up their legal pursuit of Jeremy Piven,Variety reports. They plan to seek independent arbitration, which could result in serious fines for the actor. A panel of actors and producers failed to reach consensus on a possible penalty last week, leading to the producers'... More »

Piven Avoids Penalty for Broadway Absence

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven has escaped punishment—at least for now—for bailing on the Broadway play Speed-the-Plow, reports Playbill. Piven insists he had to leave because of mercury poisoning, but the producers aren't buying it. The actor appeared before representatives of the Actors' Equity Association and the Broadway League at a... More »

Plow Producers File Grievance Against Piven

(Newser) - Producers of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow have filed a grievance with Actors' Equity against Jeremy Piven, who left the production with what his doctors called mercury poisoning, BroadwayWorld.com reports. No date for the arbitration proceedings has been set. Piven has gone to another set of doctors for a second opinion,... More »

Mercury Illness Was Real: Piven

Star defends decision to leave Broadway production

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven has taken a lot of flak since leaving the Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow due to unhealthy amounts of mercury in his body—including anonymous sources who said medical reasons were a cover for the fact that he was fired—but the condition was real, the actor tells People.... More »

Piven Wasn't Sick, He Was Fired: Source

Mercury poisoning just easy excuse for bored diva

(Newser) - It may have been a pink slip, not a doctor's note, that prompted Jeremy Piven's premature exit from Speed-the-Plow. Diva behavior befitting that of his Entourage persona got him booted, Broadway insiders tell E! Piven—who cites mercury poisoning—wanted out, they claim, because he couldn't handle the nightly grind.... More »

'Mercury Count' Speeds Piven's Broadway Exit

Writer David Mamet is a little skeptical of star's ailment

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven is bailing on Broadway because of a high mercury count, and it doesn’t sound like David Mamet is buying the excuse, Variety reports. “My understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer,” said Mamet, who wrote Speed-the-Plow. The... More »

Ailing Piven May Bail on Broadway

Sick actor has missed three Broadway performances

(Newser) - Jeremy Piven has been knocked out by an illness so severe his docs suggest abandoning his new Broadway role, TMZ reports. Piven—best known as Ari Gold on HBO's Entourage—has missed three performances of Speed-the-Plow. Doctors advise he end his run with the show pronto, his rep says. The... More »

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