While in Aspen for the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Jeremy Piven showed up at Nobu with a big group of friends and left such a miserable tip that he has since been blacklisted from all Nobu Matsuhisa restaurants. The New York Daily News reports:
“He was asked never to return to Matsuhisa in Aspen by a manager,” alleges a snitch.
“He came in with a large group of 12 or more without reservations and asked for a table. It was a very busy night, but a table, although cramped, was provided. On his way out, he made a nasty comment to the manager: ‘Thanks for nothing.’”
But here’s my favorite part:
“He left a DVD of the first year of ‘Entourage’ to one of the waiters. [An employee] ran up the stairs and hurled it at him as he was leaving.”
It was after this incident that Piven was instructed to keep clear of other Nobu establishments in the future. Piven’s people, of course, state that he had a lovely dinner and la dee dah, everything’s great. But it’s all good. I totally get Jeremy. I mean, A-lister’s like us have to maintain a certain level of arrogance to convince people that we believe that we deserve to be where we are. And if the price I have to pay is never getting to eat at an Arby’s again, then I guess I’ll just have to pay it.