You know what we haven’t had in a while? A random, pointless pseudo-celebrity feud.
Let me just stroll on over to the Random Celebrity Feud Dart Board and see what we can muster up. Ok, dart number one — oooh, “Jeremy Piven,” someone who’s been promoting The Goods with every breath he can muster this month, he’d definitely be up for getting his name in the papers any way he can. Alright, dart number two — “CHRIS KATTAN“?? That Chris Kattan? Crap, I really need to update this dartboard.
Kattan – who’s been in town talking up his IFC miniseries “Bollywood Hero” – greeted Piven with a snarky, “So, what are you here to promote, your Broadway play?”
Piven, who famously dropped out of “Speed the Plow” in December, is in a legal battle with producers who believe the actor fabricated his illness in order to get out of completing his contract…
The actor sniped back irritably, “Well, what are you here to promote? Mango?” – a reference to Kattan’s swishy “Saturday Night Live” stripper character.
…Not the right thing to say to the man who plays Ari Gold, apparently. “I’m getting sued for that s–t!” the actor shouted. “It’s not funny!”
Our source adds, “Jeremy slammed the green room door right in Chris’ face, and about 20 people in the hallway outside could hear him yelling obscenities. He was furious.
Piven, who’s used to having 96% of his dialogue consist of random insults, then added “Lloyd, you better pretend that phone is Ryan Phillippe’s c*ck and grab it immediately! I mean, Chris Kattan.”
Kattan, taking the high road, admitted it was a thrill just to be involved.
Next up? How bout…….. Jamie Kennedy and Jim Breuer? Make it happen, Hollywood.