Jeremy Piven at the Chiltern Firehouse in London

Posted on June 20, 2014

We haven’t had a “Drunk Boystars in London” entry in a while. Let’s rectify.

Jeremy-Piven-Chiltern-Firehouse-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jeremy Piven spotted at the Chiltern Firehouse in London.

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To be perfectly blunt, we’re not fans, which is why, to those who keep asking, we haven’t written anything about Mr. Selfridge; because we have yet to finish an episode. He’s just firmly situated on our Irrational Celebrity Strong Dislike (Because Hate Is Such a Nasty Word, Darling) List and has yet to do anything to dislodge himself from it.

We say this not to be bitchy. Well, not entirely to be bitchy. We’re saying this because we’re not normally inclined to feature him except we had to give him credit for dressing with some style here. Sure, it’s kind of hipster-adjacent, and not really anything new or exciting, but that’s a great little jacket he’s got. Maybe it’s affected or maybe the overall look is a little douchey, but we have to begrudgingly admit that it’s a great look for him.




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  • Mothra

    Hello–my jacket is unbuttoned so you cannot help but look at my package–LOOK AT MY PACKAGE! also, I am wearing a very jaunty cap.

  • Nika E

    I have a love hate relationship with him. However, I love this look right now.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      I have a hate relationship with him- but I love this jacket here.

  • Supernumerary

    Oh, good. It’s oddly comforting to know that There’s Something About Piven which also doesn’t work for other people — including Selfridge’s, which I want to like but cannot. I wish I knew what it was about that man that set off my irrational dislike klaxons!

    • hellkell

      The douche is coming off him in cartoon stink lines, that’s why.

    • Mothra

      I have tried so hard to like Selfridges, and I simply can’t do it. And I generally love me some Piven.

      • CelandineM

        I too have tried to like Selfridges but I can’t watch long enough to get interested in any of the characters. Sadly I keep getting bored and it isn’t due solely to Piven.

      • korilian

        I haven’t actually seen him in anything in years, but I’ll always have fuzzy feelings for him on account of Cupid.

        • Carrie E S

          Cupid was SO good.

    • throwslikeagirl

      He walked out of a Broadway play at the last minute, with no notice. I know this has nothing to do with how he dresses, but I haven’t been able to like him ever since. Unforgivable.

      • Jennifer L.

        Hmm, I heard that the reason he left the play was because of really high mercury levels, borderline poison-level. Seems like a reasonable excuse to me.

        • throwslikeagirl

          There was controversy about that. Seems he may have exaggerated a bit. Bitchy me is inclined to believe he did.

  • RussellH88

    He looks good. He also looks like Phi Phi O’Hara.

    • demidaemon

      These comments seem contradictory. 😉

  • Danielle

    All right. Chris Evans, Aaron Paul, Jeremy Piven, apparently Bill Clinton, Kate Moss, and JLaw? I’m visiting England.

  • deelup

    I watched some of Selfridge’s. Piven seems to be an annoying twat in it. So it’s like he’s playing himself, but owning a department store.

  • Henry Maler

    I’m trying to decide which of the two background people’s expressions is more hilarious.

    • Lori

      The dude. Definitely the dude.

      • MK03

        That’s pretty much the same face I make whenever I see Jeremy Piven.

  • LadyVimes

    The only reason to watch that show is to revel in Lady Mae’s high fashion clad snark. Girl cuts. bitches. down.

  • anneshirley

    I really, really wanted to like Mr. Selfridge. I gave it almost half a season. Nope.

    • MaggieMae

      Me too! I just couldn’t get through it. So much potential. Hours of my life I will never get back!

      • Shawn EH

        Enjoyed season one. Feel like everyone became parodies of themselves in season two.

        • Jackie4g

          Possibly, but Selfridge’s life story as it happened is kind of a soap opera. I like the array of secondary characters.

          • Shawn EH

            I might give it another chance, but I was so turned off by … Mr. Grove, was it, who dumped his long-time affair for a younger model, and then complained about it!

          • majorbedhead

            I watch it for the secondary characters, too. I like Lady Mae and I like the girl who bagged the French window dresser guy, Henri. But Jeremy Piven is playing Jeremy Piven and he never doesn’t annoy me. The only thing I could stand him in was Grosse Point Blank and that was only because I mostly got to watch John Cusack and Minnie Driver.

          • Jackie4g

            Mr. Grove has been paid back for his stupidity by being saddled with a highly fecund wife and a brood of under five semi-humans and at one point actually apologizes to the woman he dumped, the watching of which caused cheers in these parts.

          • sundaynightaddict

            Mr. Grove is the WORST.

  • crash1212

    I like this look. I do not like him much. I watch Mr. Selfridge because I like the other characters and the costumes and the sets. He’s the weakest link in the show, but we must suffer through his camera time to get to the others. I cannot for the life of me understand how he was cast in that part.

    • Shawn EH

      Loud, boorish American shows up a century after the revolution thinking he can tell the British what to do?

  • marlie

    I have mixed feeling about Jeremy Piven. I loved him in Grosse Point Blank (a guilty pleasure… it cracks me the hell up), but he has also shown himself to be a bit of a pretentious asshole, so that’s turned me off of him, even though he’s talented.

    As for this look, if the jacket were a size bigger, I’d have no problem with this look whatsoever. As is, it looks like the jacket shrunk in the wash, but it’s all he had to wear.

    • MilaXX

      I liked him in Gross Pointe Blank and this small movie called PCU. I even liked him on the old Ellen sitcom. Shortly after that his star began to rise and he landed not just on my Celebrity Hate list, he became #1 with a bullet. I too have not watched Mr. Selfridge because he is on. In fact I stopped watch Entourage wen he joined the cast.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I don’t know why, but I liked him in Entourage. His character was an asshole, so it fit for me, I guess.

        • marlie

          I didn’t really watch Entourage regularly, but the few times I did, he didn’t bother me on it. It was the rest of the… entourage that I wanted to punch in their collective faces.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Eric in particular. Gah, he was so serious and sour all the time. My fist would clench when his face would pop up.

      • tereliz

        He will always be Draws from PCU to me. In Selfridge it’s like Draws has time-traveled to Edwardian England. I just go with it.

    • MissMariRose

      I loved Grosse Point Blank. He and Cusack made such a good team. I wish they would get back together.

    • Vegas Girl

      Grosse Point Blank is my all time favorite movie, but more for John Cusak than JP. But I can agree he was funny it, even if he is not my favorite actor.

    • CelandineM

      He’s better when he’s with his pal John Cusack because he isn’t the focus. The only time I liked him as a lead was in that short lived show Cupid. His fast talking manic energy worked for me there and I really liked the rest of the cast.

  • FibonacciSequins

    He’s on my Irrational Celebrity Strong Dislike list as well. I’d be much more inclined to watch “Mr. Selfridge” if it starred someone else. Almost anyone else.

    Jacket’s too tight but I’ll begrudgingly admit he dresses better than most Hollywood douchebags.

    • alyce1213

      You know, I think there’s something wrong with me — I’ve always appreciated your screen name, but I just now, after how long? noticed that your avatar is Edith Head.
      Edith Head!!
      Where is she when we need Her?

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  • MilaXX

    He is the alpha male of my celebrity hate list. I want him to have many seats. ___

  • BlairBear

    He is high on my irrationally sexy list. He emanates hi I’m a dick and he is not the type I normally go for. But there it is

    • Shawn EH

      Very true!

      • BlairBear

        haha glad I’m not alone

    • ecallaw1977

      He seems douche-y to me, but I wonder if it’s because he seems to play a douche in every. single. role. He’s almost too good at it.

      • BlairBear

        I haven’t seen him in many roles. I never watched entourage and couldn’t get into Mr Selfridge because he was a whirling dervish of action who made me a bit nauseous but I find him hot

    • Wink

      “Irrationally sexy” is the perfect description.

      • BlairBear

        haha thanks. I just came up with it. Its a short list so far.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Same here! I WANT to not like him, but the whole “Hi; I’m a dick!” only encourages me to reply, “Show me [your dick].”

      • BlairBear

        Haha something tells me he would comply

      • Frankie Carter

        I keep thinking that a guy that douchey must have a reason and since it ain’t talent, well……

    • Frankie Carter

      He’s on what I call my celebrity shame f*k list. I would. Sadly, yes I would. But I’d lie before God and a firing squad before admitting to it.

      • BlairBear

        Haha same

  • Imasewsure

    I like this (but he’s on my celebrity-neutral list so that was easy)

  • julnyes

    Blah, Chris Evans continues to reign supreme in your “Drunk in England” posts.

    • quiltrx

      Agreed, Piven doesn’t look anywhere near blotto. Evans was wasted.

  • formerlyAnon

    I LOVE that jacket. Even if it is one of the ones that (even if buttoned and let alone) cuts away at around belt level, which is a hideously unflattering look. He can pull it off. Not in love with the overall look (irrational irritation with caps), but that jacket is stellar.

    (The earlier Drunk Boys leaving Chiltern Firehouse looked to be having more fun than does Mr. Piven.)

  • Shalhevet

    I’m almost too embarrassed to admit it in this forum, but the facial hair situation is working for me. He’s cute.

  • SO happy to hear others are not enamored of the show. Boring….in my opinion.

  • Gatto Nero

    Yup — nice jacket (with a wrinkly collar).
    Moving on …

  • Vegas Girl

    He’s been on my rational extreme dislike list ever since he tipped waitresses with DVD’s of his show. I don’t think he can redeem himself at this point.

    • alyce1213

      Unbelievably tacky and self-absorbed.

  • Corsetmaker

    I’m non-plussed on him, but Mr Selfridge is just beautiful to look at. They’ve nailed the era, the costumes and hair are fabulous. And it’s worth watching for Katherine Kelly alone.

  • Janice Bartels

    I find him a little too… well-seasoned?… to be so very hipster-adjacent. I don’t hate the look, but I hate it on him.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Love, hate, or otherwise, my first reaction when I see him is to yell “PivEN! PIH-VEN!” a la Ross from Friends during the couch-PIVOT scene. I hope I get the chance to do this to him in real life some day.

  • dustinrhodes

    If I suspend reality for a moment, and pretend he’s an anonymous stranger, I’d think he/this was pretty freaking hot.

  • BLauDGaspode

    He’s firmly on my list too. Can’t watch anything with him in it.

  • e jerry powell

    Is he trying to look like Marc Maron?

  • PastryGoddess

    And that kittens is how you do a backhanded compliment. Brava Uncles, Brava!

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    I want to not like him, because he gives off strong vibes of something unlikeable, but at the same time, Mr. Piven is exactly the boy I would end up dry humping all night long when drunk (pre-husband!). Get a few drinks in me and irrational dislike turns to lust.

  • Jackie4g

    I have thoroughly enjoyed both seasons of Mr. Selfridge, except for the actress who plays Mrs. Selfridge, ( I thought she was truly wooden), but here’s Jeremy with casual clothing and no neck beard, and he looks adorable. In the eye of the beholder, yet again.

  • Alloy Jane

    The only thing I’ve ever seen Piven on was Ellen, the sitcom, which I floved, so I don’t have any pre-existing prejudice to get over. I started watching Mr. Selfridge because my dvr doesn’t differentiate between Masterpiece shows and it recorded. I was fully expecting to hate it because “a guy owns a mall in London” does not sound interesting, but I needed something on while my infant niece screeched her dissatisfaction, and I found myself really enjoying the show. So now I love the show, and in the after-show commentary, Piven comes off as very humble and grateful for the opportunity to be part of this cast. I think he does a great job on it. I totally buy him being the tacky, heavily monied shopkeeper who can’t keep his dick in his pants.

    The outfit is charming in an Ewan McGregor way, and the hipster factor doesn’t bother me because he’s probably a hipster pioneer.

  • nannypoo

    I tried to watch the show but his inability to act was so distracting I gave it up. I read a review in which his acting was described as “bombastic”, and that’s exactly what it is. I like this outfit, but not on him.

  • Trickytrisha

    Yep, his character in the show, whether written that way or just the acting, is so off key and over the top that it is pretty darned hard to watch. I enjoy watching for the costumes and scenery, but Mr. P. kinda dominates with his stereotypical loud-mouthed, brash ugly American portrayal of Selfridge. Sadly the show is popular enough that it knocked another, very similar series, called The Paradise, off the air.

    But I do love that jacket.

  • kerryev

    Not finishing an episode is the smartest thing you could do with that show. He’s awful in it, and I’m watching anyway because I got sucked in by some of the side character arcs and because Tivo doesn’t know the difference between any Masterpiece shows.

  • breathlss79

    Gary Busey: You are a gut maggot with no guts. Ari: You are gonna spin off this planet. I love you! Keep it up!

  • KT

    douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Fine, it’s douchey, but yes, it’s a cool jacket. Uncles- you guys are awesome! Lol

  • quiltrx

    The rumpled lapels are making my eye twitch.
    I haven’t seen anything he’s done in forever. He will always be Droz in PCU to me, which is good, so I’ll keep him that way. (and he actually looks better/younger now than he did in that, eons ago.)

  • andreawey

    I feel exactly the same way about Mr. Selfridge, I can’t get through a whole episode because he just annoys me so much……. one of those things I guess…

  • ktr33

    First of all, he’s hardly a boy. And even tho I get what the uncles are saying, all I see is douche.

  • Kent Roby

    I haven’t really liked this guy since Ellen days, but he does look really good here.

  • Heather

    I think I dated this guy. He lived in Brooklyn and was a “writer.”

  • He’s on my irrational hate list as well. I watched most of season 1 of Mr. Selfridge and had enough.

  • littlevase

    If you cover up his face he looks super hot. Like…that’s a good look. And a hot body. Kudos to his trainer.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    OMFD I love Ari Gold. I have an irrational like for this guy! And he looks so jumpable here, I feel like a complete pig.

  • Tuneful54

    A craven Cumberbatch imitation, and batting about .250.
    I will give him that he turned his character down a bit this season of “Mr. S.” (though still pompously “intoning” his lines), and his missus is annoying, but I just watch it for the interviews–I mean, the secondary characters and the costumes.

  • Dora Kishinevsky

    It’s weird to think I had such a huge crush on him back in the Cupid era. He’s still got a great body and that cheeky vibe but… yeah. What everyone else said.

    He seems completely lost in Mr. Selfridge. Giving his lines and doing some echo of his old hyperactive schtick but not really putting effort into it and I don’t even think it’s his fault. The problem with the show, to me, is that it’s boring as fuck and no single actor and no cute costuming is going to change that.

  • JynxTheCat

    He is by all accounts an utter douche, but I gotta say I;d wear two condoms and have at it. Once. He looks adorbs

  • Anne Schmidt

    Reading the comments here is hilarious. I love “Mr. Selfridge” and was hoping Tom & Lorenzo would do reviews of the show and its fashion but I guess not (sad face). I had no idea about Piven’s douchey reputation, I had never seen him in anything before (never watched “Entourage”). I think as an actor he’s a very capable Mr. Selfridge: all loud, can-do, Pollyanish American attitude. And he’s quite attractive with the beard. But after Googling “Jeremy Piven douchebag” and coming across several first-hand accounts of his douchebagginess, well, watching “Mr. Selfridge” won’t be the same! But I still love the show.