Fishy Tale Gets Piven Off the Hook

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2009 4:48 PM CDT
FILE - In this June 28, 2009 file photo, Jeremy Piven poses for photos backstage at the 9th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
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(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 statement. Said the Entourage star, who blamed overconsumption of sushi for his medical condition, "I'm pleased with the outcome of the arbitration and to be completely vindicated in this matter," Playbill reports.
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