Jeremy Piven Ate Too Much Tuna

December 18th, 2008 // Leave a Comment

Jeremy Piven is claiming he can no longer perform on Broadway’s “Speed The Plow” due to  extremely high levels of mercury. You can get that from too much tuna, right?

Piven wasn’t feeling well, missed a couple of shows, and was finally diagnosed with an overachieving mercury count yesterday. Luckily there are droves of actors lined up to replace him, which playwright David Mamet says is a sign of “great heroism and friendship.” 

Well, at least it’s more creative than “exhaustion” or “adverse reaction to medication.”

Jeremy Piven will no longer play, what E! News describes as, a “sleazy, power-hungry studio exec.” OK. As long as he lays off the “tuna” and returns to his other gig as the sleazy, power-hungry studio exec on Entourage, all will be fine in my world.

View a gallery of Jeremy Piven signing autographs on opening night of “Speed The Plow.”


Jeremy Piven is claiming he can no longer perform on Broadway’s “Speed The Plow” due to  extremely high levels of mercury. Piven wasn’t feeling well, missed a couple of shows, and was finally diagnosed with an overachieving mercury count yesterday. Luckily there are droves of actors lined up to replace him, which playwright David Mamet says is a sign of “great heroism and friendship.” 


Well, at least it’s more creative than “exhaustion” or “adverse reaction to medication.”
Jeremy Piven will no longer play, what E! News describes as, a “sleazy, power-hungry studio exec.” OK. As long as he lays off the “tuna” and returns to his other gig as the sleazy, power-hungry studio exec on Entourage, all will be fine in my world.

View a gallery of Jeremy Piven signing autographs on opening night of “Speed The Plow”
By Melissa Noble

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