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'Entourage' movie starts shooting in LA

'Entourage' movie starts shooting in LA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Principal photography began in Los Angeles this week on the big-screen followup to the hit HBO series "Entourage," Warner Bros. Pictures announced.
'Entourage' movie to begin shooting in January

'Entourage' movie to begin shooting in January

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The big-screen version of the Hollywood-set, HBO comedy series "Entourage" is to begin shooting soon, the show's creator and stars announced via Twitter.
Miley Cyrus says she has quit acting

Miley Cyrus says she has quit acting

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Miley Cyrus says she has no plans to act again and instead wants to concentrate on her music.
Elisabeth Moss criticizes Jeremy Piven for quitting B'way play

Elisabeth Moss criticizes Jeremy Piven for quitting B'way play

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Moss described her one-time Broadway co-star Jeremy Piven as "unprofessional" for abruptly dropping out of their production of "Speed-the-Plow."
Movie version of HBO's 'Entourage' on the way

Movie version of HBO's 'Entourage' on the way

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has green-lit a movie version of the Hollywood-themed HBO comedy series "Entourage," Deadline reported.
Springsteen to kick off Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

Springsteen to kick off Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are to kick off Wednesday's star-studded Hurricane Sandy concert in New York, organizers said.
Piven to star in Masterpiece series

Piven to star in Masterpiece series

BOSTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Actor Jeremy Piven is to star in the drama series "Mr. Selfridge," a co-production of America's Masterpiece/WGBH and Britain's ITV Studios.
Hugh Grant on the joy of playing 'Pirates!'

Hugh Grant on the joy of playing 'Pirates!'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British film star Hugh Grant jokes that the animators behind his new movie "Pirates! Band of Misfits" helped him be the actor he has always wanted to be.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant admits to taunting his "Love Actually" co-star Billy Bob Thornton about his phobia of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Weinstein Co. to release Cyrus film

Weinstein Co. to release Cyrus film

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Miley Cyrus's action-comedy "So Undercover" from Exclusive Media Group.
'Entourage' to end next season

'Entourage' to end next season

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Hollywood-themed comedy series "Entourage" is to wrap up next summer after its eighth season, HBO said.
Cusack happy fans still love 'Anything'

Cusack happy fans still love 'Anything'

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. film star John Cusack says he is happy people still love his classic teen romance "Say Anything" two decades after he made it.
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Piven says he'd love to return to B'way

Piven says he'd love to return to B'way

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Actor Jeremy Piven says he would love to star in another Broadway play, despite the recent controversy regarding his departure from "Speed the Plow."
Piven wins arbitration against producers

Piven wins arbitration against producers

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A professional arbitrator has ruled Jeremy Piven didn't violate his contract by dropping out of the Broadway revival of "Speed-the-Plow" for health reasons.
Obama's a fan of HBO's 'Entourage'

Obama's a fan of HBO's 'Entourage'

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is a huge fan of the HBO comedy series "Entourage," Politico reported.
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Jeremy Piven attends the Screen Actors Guild Awards held in Los Angeles on January 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965) is an American film producer and actor best known for his role as Ari Gold in the television series Entourage for which he has won three Primetime Emmy Awards as well as several other nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

Piven was born in Manhattan and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. He graduated from Evanston Township High School, and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as a teenager. He played the part of "Bernardo" in West Side Story there. In Illinois, he trained at Piven Theatre Workshop, founded by his parents, Byrne Piven and Joyce Piven, both of whom were actors and drama teachers. He also attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He spent a semester at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. He has appeared in a number of films with John Cusack, who is also from Evanston and is a fellow alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop (as are Cusack's sisters Joan and Ann). Piven and Cusack once shared an apartment and have been friends since high school.

Piven's first significant role came in 1992 when he became a regular cast member on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, where he played the head writer Jerry. In 1993, he portrayed George Costanza on the show-within-a-show scene in the Seinfeld episode, "The Pilot". Piven has appeared in several successful films, including Lucas, Grosse Pointe Blank, Singles, Very Bad Things, The Family Man, Black Hawk Down, Heat, PCU, Old School, Rock N Rolla, Serendipity, Smokin' Aces, and Runaway Jury. He has also had brief cameo appearances in Rush Hour 2 and in the US release of Cars.

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